Today, after your morning jungle drive, you will be collected for your scenic drive to Jaipur.
The gateway to Rajasthan, and part of India’s famed Golden Triangle, Jaipur (the Pink City), is a fascinating mix of ancient forts, royal palaces and vibrant bazaars mixed with modern, shopping malls and busy commercial centres. At the heart of Jaipur is the historical 18th century old city, surrounded by huge fortification walls and entered through eight towering gates. Timeless bazaars are crammed with colourful textiles, beautiful pottery and the region’s famed jewellery. The focal point of the city is the Palace of Winds, a five storey Baroque-like structure built to allow the veiled ladies of the harem the opportunity to observe the street scenes below, while remaining unnoticed.
Upon arrival in Jaipur, you will check-in at the Oberoi Rajvilas.
Located just 15 minutes away from the city centre of Jaipur, the award-winning Oberoi Rajvilas is the perfect base from which to explore one of India’s most exotic and vibrant cities. This idyllic retreat evokes princely Rajasthan with luxury villas and royal tents situated within a fort setting and surrounded by 32 acres of lush gardens, flowering trees and cascading fountains. A 280-year-old Shiva temple and a Rajasthani haveli (mansion) on the premises of the hotel have been carefully restored. Extensively renovated, the haveli now serves as the indulgent Oberoi Spa that offers soothing, holistic Ayurvedic and Western therapies.
After settling in, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an evening excursion to Dera Amer, for an unforgettable elephant experience. Here, you get up-close to giant pachyderms, partake in their feed time, help bathe the elephants with the help of their mahout, and then get creative by painting your charge with natural paints. Afterwards, enjoy a fun-filled elephant ride around a forest.
Following you guided ride, tuck into a mouth-watering homemade dinner at the camp.
Dera Amer, situated behind the hills of the famous Amer Fort, is the ideal location for outdoor recreational and adventure activities – in very close proximity to the city of Jaipur. The camp is located at the foothills of the Aravali Range and surrounded by the wilderness of a reserved forest. You will find no urban civilization in the vicinity, just a few hamlets with villagers mostly occupied by farming their fields bordering a pretty lake.
Spend three nights at the Oberoi Rajvilas. Accommodation is in a Premier Room. Your stay is on a Bed & Breakfast basis.