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Temple of the Sun God (Galtaji Monkey Temple) Tours

Temple of the Sun God (Galtaji Monkey Temple)
Officially called Galtaji but usually referred to as Temple of the Sun God or simply the Monkey Temple, this temple complex of many names was built in the 18th century. Multiple storied water tanks, known as kunds, lead up to the main temple, with rounded roofs and pavilions typical to Rajasthan’s architectural traditions.
 
The Basics
This gorgeous temple complex, in a crevice sandwiched between two hills, features a series of water tanks—the Galta kunds—filled with natural spring water and used for ritual bathing by devotees. At the top of the complex, built by Diwan Rao Kriparam, is a pink stone temple dedicated to Surya, the sun god—hence it’s Temple of the Sun God moniker—not the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, as its alternative name suggests. Its Monkey Temple nickname is due to the large presence of monkeys that hang out here.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Keep any food sealed and buried deep in your bag to avoid theft at the hands of monkeys.
  • If you’re frightened of monkeys, you can join a guided tour or hire a local to escort you up to the sun temple.
  • Before entering the temple, remember to cover your knees and shoulders and remove your footwear.
 
How to Get There
Galtaji is located east of Jaipur, about a 30-minute drive from the Hawa Mahal. Getting here involves a zig-zagging ride uphill, and while you can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to take you here and back, it’s easiest to come as part of an organized tour.
 
When to Get There
The Monkey Temple is open throughout the year, though it can get oppressively hot during the hotter months of the year, particularly in late afternoon. The most auspicious time to visit is during the annual Makar Sankranti holiday, in mid-January, when pilgrims arrive en masse.
 
Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti, sometimes called Maghi, is an annual festival dedicated to Surya, the sun god. Celebrations vary in different parts of the country, but traditional activities associated with the event include flying kites, ritual bathing, exchanging gifts and sweets, and a variety of religious ceremonies.
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Private Day Tour of Abhaneri Stepwells with Monkey Temple

Private Day Tour of Abhaneri Stepwells with Monkey Temple

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Venture away from the busy city of Jaipur and visit the Abhaneri stepwells on a private tour. Stepwells were created in the Indian subcontinent to harvest rainwater and as a place to cool off during summer. Visit the Chand Baori, and other nearby stepwells, before heading to the Monkey Temple on your way back to Jaipur. Stroll around the local bazaars in the city before heading back to your hotel.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.16
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$63.16

Half-Day City Tour of Jaipur visit the Monkey Temple

Half-Day City Tour of Jaipur visit the Monkey Temple

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Visit Galtaji temple, an ancient Hindu site known as the Monkey Temple, on a private half-day tour from Jaipur. Includes time to go shopping after your temple visit, entrance fees, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.00
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$24.00
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Same Day - Abhaneri | Monkey Temple | Bhangarh Fort from Jaipur

Same Day - Abhaneri | Monkey Temple | Bhangarh Fort from Jaipur

Participants can visit one of the India’s most Haunted place Bhangarh & Abhaneri which is famous for Chand Baori Step Well. Trespassing near Bhangarh is legally prohibited between sunset and sunrise. According to locals, spirits enter the place after sunset and thus nobody is allowed to enter the borders of Bhangarh during this time. The major attraction of Abhaneri is the Chand Baori. The massive stepwell built to conserve rainwater is 20 m deep with 13 levels, is considered deepest and largest stepwell in India. Marvelous carvings on the steps make it to be an excellent piece of architecture. The stepwell stands as an amazing display of ancient engineering. The geometric step pattern gives fascinating and surprising experience to the tourists.
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  • 6 hours
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$24.88
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$24.88
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Excursion Jaipur Private Temple Tour and Enjoy Monkey Valley (Galta Ji)

Excursion Jaipur Private Temple Tour and Enjoy Monkey Valley (Galta Ji)

The Jaipur temple tour starts from Badi Chaupar anytime between 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. -An English speaking explorer will accompany you on the tour that provides a personalized experience and tell you interesting stories about the places. -After visiting all these temples, you will be dropped off to your hotel by noon and the tour gets concluded by then.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$53.78
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$53.78
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Jaipur One Day Sightseeing Day Tour

Jaipur One Day Sightseeing Day Tour

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Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. Tour Highlights • Enjoy Full Day Tour of Jaipur with Private Air Conditioner Vehicle • Expert, friendly Tour Guide for Informative commentary of all Monuments of Jaipur ( If Book with Tour Option ) • Enjoy & Explore all Heritage and historical Monuments in one Day Tour • Enjoy Photo Shoots at historical Places in Jaipur
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  • 8 hours
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Same Day Abhaneri Tour From Jaipur

Same Day Abhaneri Tour From Jaipur

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Enjoy a full day exploring the town of Abhaneri on this tour from Jaipur, with same-day return. No need to rent a car, as all transportation is included. With commentary from your guide, highlights include Harshat Mata Temple, the famous step-wells (originally used to store water during droughts), and the Monkey Temple.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Chand Baori from Jaipur - A Private Car Day Trip

Chand Baori from Jaipur - A Private Car Day Trip

Jaipur is a major attraction among tourists and attracts tourists round the year. It forms a Golden Triangle with Delhi and Agra and also called Pink City as the city center is painted pink in color. About 123 km from Jaipur is Chand Baori(Stepwell). It is a very attractive place to go and learn about the history of Rajasthan. Stepwells were created to access the water throughout the year. These symmetrically built steps allowed people to walk down and get hold of water. Galta Ji or Monkey Temple in Jaipur has a series of temples, in one area, to worship. It is home to a lot of monkeys, and it gives a perfect view of being surrounded by hills. The trip might last for some hours, but the memories will last forever. Tour Timings: 9:00 am Pick-up Pick-up timings are flexible according to the convenience of the travelers.
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  • 9 hours
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$26.85
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Jaipur Abhaneri Same Day Tour

Jaipur Abhaneri Same Day Tour

Enjoy a full day exploring the town of Abhaneri, located at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, with same-day return. Visit the village of Abhaneri, believed to have been established by the King Raja Chand, See the ancient step wells the Chand Baori (originally used to store water during droughts), highlights include Harshat Mata and the famous Monkey temple (Galta Ji Temple) in Jaipur. - Hotel/Airport/Railway Station Pick-up & Drop off - Travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle - Visit & Explore Abhaneri & Monkey temple (Galta Ji Temple) - Explore Chand Baori, largest and deepest stepwell in India
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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Jaipur Full 2 Days Tour With Pink City Guide

Jaipur Full 2 Days Tour With Pink City Guide

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Explore the enchanting city of Jaipur, In 8 Hour tour of Jaipur! In the morning, there will be a 9 AM pick up from your hotel by your Driver and Guide will meet you at City Center (Starting point Hawamahal). Visit the highlights of the day 1 Amber Fort Sheesh Mahal Jal Mahal ( Water Palace ) Hawa Mahal ( The Palace of Winds ) Jantar Mantar ( The Observatory ) City Palace. Day 2 Albert Hall Museum Royal Gaitor Tumbas Nahargarh Fort Monkey Temple Later in the day, enjoy an afternoon of shopping in Jaipur where you will find an enticing variety of goods. Some of the most precious Gemstones, Silver Jewelry, Bangles, Clothes, Blu Pottery and Textiles etc.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.74
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$94.74
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2 Days Private Full-Day Tour of Jaipur with Guide

2 Days Private Full-Day Tour of Jaipur with Guide

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Experience a private 2 days tour of Jaipur!!! Day 1 - In the morning, there will be a 8:30 AM pickup from your hotel by your driver & guide. You will be driven in a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Observatory), the Monkey Temple, the City Palace and the old and new part of Jaipur city. Day 2 - Visit the Amber Fort a World Heritage Site, Panna Meena Ka Kund (Stepwell), the Rajput-style Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Royal Gaitor and Nahargarh Fort and as well shopping in Jaipur where you will find an enticing variety of goods. Some of the most precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, blue pottery, textiles etc.
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  • 2 days
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Hiking In Jaipur - A Guided Tour

Hiking In Jaipur - A Guided Tour

Jaipur is one of the famous spots for the tourists' visit and experiences humongous footfall round the year. Jaipur is also called Pink City or Walled City; Pink City because the city center, having symmetrical buildings, is painted pink in color. If in Jaipur this Hiking tour will allow you to submerge in the beauty of Jaipur and view cultural and heritage places of the city. Galta Ji, also called Monkey Temple, is a place having Kunds wherein it is said that sipping in the water will wash all your sins away. The next attraction is Sisodiya Rani Ka Bagh. Rani Sisodiya was from Udaipur and got married to King of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh. It is a place rich in flora and a great place to find peace. Surya Mandir is the last attraction and is one of the temples in the Galta Ji complex. Tour timings: Anytime between 8:00 am - 3:00 pm If the travelers want to exceed the duration of the tour they need to pay Rs. 300 per person per hour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$15.70
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$15.70

3-Day Private Tour of Jaipur From Delhi With Heritage Home Stay

3-Day Private Tour of Jaipur From Delhi With Heritage Home Stay

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Explore Jaipur on a 3-day tour that includes accommodation in heritage hotel. Travel round-trip from Delhi to Jaipur in a private air-conditioned vehicle to discover the Pink City's highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Amber Fort, Birla Temple, Water Palace (Jai Mahal), City Palace, Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal), Nahargarh Fort, and Jaigarh Fort. Includes two nights accommodation at a heritage home, breakfast and dinner, dedicated guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 days
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$181.58
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Jaipur Tour By Car & Guide - Private Full Day Sightseeing with Tickets

Jaipur Tour By Car & Guide - Private Full Day Sightseeing with Tickets

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Jaipur is a majestic city and touring it over the course of a day will give you a chance to enjoy many spellbinding sights. There are many places to visit in Jaipur, and it is absolutely possible to enjoy all of them in one go. Tour Highlights Visit & Explore All Heritage & Historical Places in One Day Tour of Jaipur All Monuments Entrance Tickets Included Transportation By Air Conditioner Vehicle  Hotel Pick up and Drop off Included Private, Friendly, Expert Tour Guide for Informative Commentary for all Monuments in Jaipur   Enjoy Panoramic View  Uphill from Amer Fort Jaipur Visit & Explore Monkey Temple, the Jewels of Rajasthan  See the largest Jantar Mantar Observatory Visit magnificent City Palace Explore Hawa Mahal , The Palace of Winds Enjoy Photo Shoot Points in Jaipur 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Skip The Line: Exclusive 2 Days Guided Jaipur Tour With Hotel, Lunch & Entry Fee

Skip The Line: Exclusive 2 Days Guided Jaipur Tour With Hotel, Lunch & Entry Fee

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This Tour fits best to those travellers who wish to explore Jaipur City in detail and don't want to miss any monument. This Tour offers you the Visit of all the Three Forts in Jaipur along with visit to Monkey Temple which is the major attraction of the City among the Tourists. With personal Guide for 2 Days you skip the line and get quick access to the monuments and get more personalised experience due to the private activity organised only for you. Monument Entry tickets are included in the price so you need not to worry and you just get more time to enjoy the Tour. Veg Buffet Lunch in a local restaurant offering the exclusive traditional food is something not to be missed. This tour has all to offer that one plans to see whilst visiting Jaipur !
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.00
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$81.00
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2 Days Jaipur Culture-Heritage-Fort- Palace Tour

2 Days Jaipur Culture-Heritage-Fort- Palace Tour

Kickstart your time in Jaipur on a sightseeing tour that’s designed to provide a comprehensive introduction for first-time visitors. Traveling between top attractions—which include the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal (Water Palace), and Amber Fort—in air-conditioned comfort means you’ll beat the heat, while exploring with a guide ensures you get the inside scoop on the history and culture of the Pink City.
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  • 2 days
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$59.22
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Jaipur Package For 3 Days

Jaipur Package For 3 Days

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2 full days in Jaipur and a day trip to Samode Palace.  Over the course of 2 days explore Jaipur inside out with a professional tour guide who knows the city like the back of his hand. Visit the majestic Amber Fort and the royal Abode- City Palace. Take some time to admire Wind Palace, Royal Gaitor and the roadside view of the great Water Palace. Walkthrough 2 of the most famous local market; try the delicious lassi at famous Lassiwala. You will also visit Panna Meena Ka kund-second largest step well of Rajasthan, Jantar-Mantar and the grand Albert Hall museum. And a breathtaking sunset view at Nahargarh Fort overlooking Jaipur city bathed in the colorful lights. Day trip to Samod Palace-a 19th century old fort exhibits a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture. A private a/c car and driver will help you go at your own pace and more peace of mind as your local tour guide will help you buy tickets to skip the line.
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  • 3 days
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$90.24
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$90.24

2 Day Jaipur Travel Package + Entry Tickets

2 Day Jaipur Travel Package + Entry Tickets

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Enjoy two consecutive days of private sightseeing on this special guided Jaipur tour, which covers top sights in the Rajasthani capital. Visit the sprawling, hilltop fortresses of Amber and Nahargarh, escape the crowds at off-the-beaten track attractions, like the Panna Meena stepwell, and discover centuries of artworks at the impressive Albert Hall Museum.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.00
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$104.00

Explore Pink City Budgeted 2 Day Tour

Explore Pink City Budgeted 2 Day Tour

Padharo Mhare Des! Rajasthan is a colorful treat to all the senses. Welcome to the land of Rajput pride, exquisite palaces, historical forts, traditional flavours and rich heritage. Get a chance to explore the amazing pink city, Jaipur.Unique’ is what GTA stands for. Hence, honouring the royalty we deliver breath-taking experiences- a unique trip to rajasthan. With the experience of adequate years in the tourism industry, we have accustomed ourselves to the leading tourism industries’club. GTA provides subsequent solutions and services to the visitors; accompanying promotion of Rajasthan tourism We provide the best in-class travelling experience by arranging an interactive tour of the prominent tourist destinations of Rajasthan. GTA assures of providing the finest tour packages of Rajasthan designed by best tour operators ensuring an-enthralling experience. We also provide specialised travel agents.
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  • 2 days
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$48.38
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$48.38
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A day in Jaipur with Invato

A day in Jaipur with Invato

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Jaipur is the first planned city which was named after the king of Amer, Sawai Jai Singh. It was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876. The numerous palaces, the mesmerizing view from the top of those palaces, great architecture and heritage has added an unrealistic beauty to this city. Who wouldn’t want to visit this city after knowing all this? So, “Padharo Mhare Desh” (Please visit my country) and experience the rangilo (colorful) Rajasthan. Upon arrival at Jaipur Airport, Jaipur Junction Railway Station or Bus Station, you will be greeted by your English-speaking driver & English Speaking Guide. You can also be picked up at your hotel in Jaipur and start this full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur city.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.64
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$70.64
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Private Full Day Sightseeing of Jaipur wit guide

Private Full Day Sightseeing of Jaipur wit guide

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On this full-day private tour of Jaipur, discover all the standout sights in Rajasthan’s picturesque “Pink City,” from the hilltop fortress of the Amber Fort to the iconic beehive facade of the Hawa Mahal. Comfortable transfers in an air-conditioned, chauffeured vehicle, with front-door pickup from your hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Golden Triangle Tours

Golden Triangle Tours

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My name is RAJ KUMAR GUPTA, for more than 20 years I worked in the tourism industry with various companies, as a driver in Northern India and Rajasthan. ​ During those years I acquired extensive experience driving tourists from all around the world - UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Russia, Philippines and many more - and established great friendships with them.
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  • 6 days
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$589.44
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Spiritual Tour in Jaipur With Sunny

Spiritual Tour in Jaipur With Sunny

Hi I'm Sunny, Sunny by name sunny by nature. I've been driving a tuk-tuk called The Banana Express in Jaipur and surrounding areas for the last 7 years. My specialism is investing in the experience of tourists and sightseers. From showing you the best locations in Jaipur to giving you invaluable advise for traveling India, you will find the experience in my tuk-tuk 5 stars and above. I speak English, French, Italian and Spanish well. My local knowledge is perfect even if you just want a spot of shopping, without being taken advantage of. Please feel free to look through my reviews and see how much people love me. WhatsApp or call me in advance to book or same day!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.37
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$20.37
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Jaipur Day Tour

Jaipur Day Tour

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After breakfast we will be taken to Jaipur’s beautiful Amber Fort. After the fort we will be taken on to explore the Pink City of Jaipur including the Jantra Mantra observatory, the HawaMahal (Wind Palace) and City palace where the royal family still resides. Once over you will be returned to your chosen accommodation or Airport.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.14
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Evening Tour With Robin

Evening Tour With Robin

The capital city of Rajasthan has more to its credit than what we think it offers just in the day. The Pink city is one of the most promising cities in India if talking about the varied experiences that it offers to its tourists and its locals at night. With 10+ years of experience and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Jaipur has never been more fun. Let us fuel your soul with beautiful architectural landmarks, monuments, palaces, museums, colorful bazaars and a unique shopping experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.53
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