7am - Meet up with your guide at Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh circle (the Statue circle)
Your tour will begin at Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh circle popularly known as the Statue Circle. Here, you will be introduced to your tour leader who will then brief you regarding the tour and the route. You will start riding towards your first tasting at a famous Lassi (churned yogurt shake) joint. The Lassi outlet was built in the independence era just outside the "Walled City" of Jaipur.
7:30am - Enter the "Walled City"
At the Ajmeri gate, enter the walled city that is painted in pink that explains the nickname “Pink City." Then, ride through narrow streets of the city passing through vintage Havelis and several other architectural marvels.
8am - Aarti at the Palace Temple
An Aarti is a mainly an Indian concept of praying to the God with lighted wicks before the sacred idol of the deity. The Govind Dev temple is the epicenter of the Jaipur city palace. The Temple is devoted to lord Krishna and is one of the most religiously and culturally important temples in the daily lives of the locals. You can offer flowers to lord Krishna and walk through the palace garden later walk through a busy farmer’s market. You can bargain at top of your voice and try to bargain like a Jaipurite.
8:30am - Walk through the market rooftops
As you pedal out of the palace gates, park your bikes near the market and walk through the historical spices and sweets market. Although the shops are closed off in the spices market, you sense the strong aroma walking past the closed shutters. Make a brief stop at a very popular tea merchant’s rooftop settlement above a sweets shop.
9am - Breakfast at a LMB
Lakshmi Mishthan Bhandar, popularly known as LMB, is a restaurant much loved by locals and travelers alike. Here, you can have a light breakfast as you ride towards the Majestic Albert Hall Museum, built in 1880’s to welcome the Prince of Wales. Park your bikes opposite the museum’s grand entrance as this lovely bicycle tour of the city ends here with a souvenir for you to show your friends back home when you share your Jaipur memories.
City Palace of Jaipur
Govind Devji Temple
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