Friday September 21 A full day tour of Jaipur will begin with a visit to the ancient capital of Jaipur at Amber. En route there will be a brief halt at the famous Hawa Mahal – or Palace of the Winds. On arrival at Amber you will mount gaily caparisoned elephants for your ascent to the fort. Once inside the fort there will be a tour of the lavishly decorated hallways and palaces, including the Shish Mahal with its riot of mirrors and coloured glasswork. After looking round the fort, you will go to the Rambagh Palace for lunch, before an afternoon tour of the city. The tour will begin at the City Palace where you will be shown the famous Jantar Mantar or astrological observatory, built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. This will be followed by a visit to the textile museum and the armoury, and will end in the old Durbar Hall which now houses one of the finest collections of miniature paintings on public display in India. Saturday September 22 There will be an opportunity to visit the remarkable palace at Samod. All the rooms are decorated with elaborate paintings and murals, finished with gilding and meenarki work. Sunday September 23 The 258 km drive from Jaipur to Delhi takes from four to five hours, so there will be a stop on the way. You are booked into the Imperial Hotel for the night. Monday September 24 Transfer to the international airport for return flight to London.