A walking tour of Jaipur brings the city to life through its out of the way nooks and crannies, colourful markets and vibrant culture.
Experience the religious life of local communities by visiting colourful temples, interacting with the residents over a cup of tea in their homes, and discover some of the architectural wonders of this fascinating city.
Carefully designed to offer a rewarding and enriching experience for our guests. This walk reveals some of the best kept secrets of the walled city of Jaipur. Meet resident artisans, shop owners, temple priests and local citizens.
Chand Pol gate, one of the original seven gateways, located at the western end of the old walled city of Jaipur is the point at which this 2 and a half hour walk begins.
Visit Sri Chaturbhuj and Roop Chaturbhuj both grand old temples situated at “Choti Chauper” the city square. As old as the city their elevated location provides excellent views of the surrounding area.
Visit Somani Haveli a beautifully restored building belonging to one of the prominent jeweller families of the city.
Visit a private Tantra Temple with beautifully carved doors and rare pictures of old Jaipur. Few foreigners have seen the 11 shiva lingams housed in this temple that are used during tantric ritual.
Shri Gopinath Ji Krishna Temple – A lively and busy temple where the morning Aarti takes place. This is an animated and noisy spectacle.
Visit a Rajput family in their Haveli home, Bagru Ki Haveli and join them for early morning tea and traditional Indian snacks.
“Ramchandra Temple” Dedicated to Lord Ram. This ancient Temple is decorated with beautiful frescos including a gold painting of the City Palace.
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