Temples and Architecture Walking Tour

The focus of this walk is on the temples and architecture of Jaipur. We visit some of the oldest and most well known temples in the old city of Jaipur discussing about their histories, beliefs and rituals. This walk is a good way of understanding the built heritage as well as the social fabric of the society. During this walk we visit one of the oldest monasteries in Jaipur (Balanand Ji ka Math), a Krishna Temple ( Gopinath) with emphasis  on affection and love rather than rituals and dogmas, a Shiva temple known for its Tantrik Practices and a Jain temple which has more than 250 years old wall paintings. We have an opportunity to visit some of the best kept architectural secrets in the city.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    ~ 2.5 hrs

  • Price

    INR 1,250 per person

  • Inclusions

    Guide and food tasting, if any

  • Meeting/Ending Time

    08:00am / 10:30am

Group Departures

Meeting & Ending Details

Reviews

I’ve selected some of the best guides too. Recently in Jaipur I walked out with Vineet Sharma, a former banker who loves his city and isn’t interested in taking you to be ripped off by local shopkeepers. On his religion-themed walk I learned more about the practice of Hindu worship and its competing sects than in all the books I’ve read. Along the way we sampled the city’s best street food and watched carvers working on lifesize statues of Hindu gods in marble from the same quarry used to build the Taj Mahal. It is experiences like these that you will remember long after the gem-encrusted ceiling of a maharajah’s palace has faded from your memory.A journey to these remarkable sights and cities is on every traveller’s wish list. But it needs to be planned with care and imagination. Not only is it vital that your visit to the Taj Mahal isn’t marred by the crowds, but for a rewarding holiday you also need to do more than dash from one highlight to another

Gill CharltonThe Telegraph, UK