I found the “Magic Flower” fascinating. This is a marble fresco at the base of a pillar around the Sheesh Mahal, which has a flower carved in such a way that seven unique designs can be seen within it, depending on which part of the panel you hide with your hands. You can see a fish tail, a lotus, a hooded cobra, an elephant’s trunk, a lion’s tail, a cob of corn and a scorpion. #CoxandKings

I found the “Magic Flower” fascinating. This is a marble fresco at the base of a pillar around the Sheesh Mahal, which has a flower carved in such a way that seven unique designs can be seen within it, depending on which part of the panel you hide with your hands. You can see a fish tail, a lotus, a hooded cobra, an elephant’s trunk, a lion’s tail, a cob of corn and a scorpion. #CoxandKings

Our next halt was Choki Dhani, which has a Rajasthani village theme. Spread over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped area, Choki Dhani is dotted with machaans and platforms where different folk artists perform simultaneously. A village fair is created every evening as an ongoing celebration of the rich and vibrant culture of Rajasthan. Here you can enjoy traditional puppet shows, live Rajasthani folk dance and music, horse, camel and elephant rides. #CoxandKings

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Welcome to Royal Rajasthan!

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On our way to the airport we stopped for a photo shoot at Hawa Mahal, the “Palace of Winds”, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad. The five-storey facade has been designed to look like the crown of Lord Krishna, and the honeycomb exterior has 953 windows with intricate latticework. #CoxandKings

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We then visited Jantar Mantar—an architectural marvel of astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734.  The World Heritage List describes it as “an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period”. #CoxandKings

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Like Amer Fort, City Palace has various interesting things like Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas, which has 2 huge sterling silver vessels of 5.2 ft in height, each with a capacity of 4,000 litres and weighing 340 kilograms. They were made from 14,000 melted silver coins without soldering. They are officially recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest sterling silver vessels. #CoxandKings

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Our next halt was Nahargarh Fort. Nahargarh stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur.   The view from Nahargarh Fort The view of the city from the fort is breath-taking. Originally named Sudarshangarh, it became known as Nahargarh, which means ‘abode of tigers’. #CoxandKings

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Our second day in Rajasthan: It was time for sightseeing. Our first halt was Amer Fort, around 10 Kms from our hotel. It is a must see for whoever goes to Jaipur. This fort is well known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. We hired a guide who led us through each and every part of the fort.  There are quite a lot of things to see at Amer Fort like Sila Devi Temple, Diwan-E-Am or Public Audiance Hall. #CoxandKings

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After lunch, and some rest, we decided to go for a swim. The hotel has 2 swimming pools (1 for children and the other for adults). We really enjoyed ourselves and moreover looking at our children’s enjoying in the swimming pool. We went back to our rooms, had a nice hot water bath and relaxed. In the evening, we got together for few glasses of chilled beer and then had dinner around 9. We ordered some soup and a couple of Rajasthani dishes, along with desserts for our children. #CoxandKings

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The architecture of Hotel Shiv Vilas is amazing. We were mesmerized by the fusion of Victorian, Persian and Mughal architecture and it has a grand lobby. When we reached the hotel, we were given a royal welcome with a garland, aarti and a welcome drink. #CoxandKings

The architecture of Hotel Shiv Vilas is amazing. We were mesmerized by the fusion of Victorian, Persian and Mughal architecture and it has a grand lobby. When we reached the hotel, we were given a royal welcome with a garland, aarti and a welcome drink.

Our flight trip was splendid. On our way to the hotel, the first stop even before we reached our hotel (which was 25 kms away), we went shopping precious stones, which Jaipur is famous for. #CoxandKings

Our flight trip was splendid. On our way to the hotel, the first stop even before we reached our hotel (which was 25 kms away), we went shopping precious stones, which Jaipur is famous for.

Aarzan Mistry, makes a royal excursion to Jaipur with Cox & Kings. He has rated his experience 4.5 out of 5. #CoxandKings

Aarzan Mistry, makes a royal excursion to Jaipur with Cox & Kings. He has rated his experience out of

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