Start the day with an excursion to the Amer Fort. Perched on a hill in the suburbs of Jaipur, the fort was once the capital of Rajasthan. Former residence of Rajput Maharajas, the fort is notable for its grand architecture showcasing Hindu style of art. Later, explore the City Palace complex that is comprised of two palaces, Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal, a museum, a vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace is a blend of the Shilpa Shastra of Indian architecture with Rajput, Mughal and European styles. Diwan-I-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Bhaggi Khana (a museum), Pitam Niwaa gate and Peacock Gate are a must-see. Other places to visit includes Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind), Jal Mahal (Water Palace), and Jantar Mantar (an observatory).
Luxeperience : Afternoon visit a nongovernmental organization that helps street children. It has girls over 14 years of age engaged in various vocational product manufacture like jewellery, cards, clothes line, linen, embroidery etc. It also has the women’ self-help groups wherein women from the local low income families, come in and engage in exquisite GUDI embroidery work and become financially independent. Guests can buy all products on display off the shelf. A semi-open classroom, for assistance in school education runs alongside. A computer centre for the local low income community children also runs within the same premises. Guests can witness and engage in all activity.
All children who work here receive payment regardless of their ability. The children living here have money paid into bank accounts that have been opened in their names; the children living on the street are paid cash, this helps their poor families and encourages their parents to allow their children to come to NGO, rather than work. Volunteers work programs are also available here for international volunteers.
Overnight in Jaipur.