One of the most striking features of Jaipur is its proliferation of forts and palaces, all of which bear a striking mark on the history of the city. With the company of an English speaking guide, you'll be able to visit a number of them and experience the history that they represent from where they stand. After your pick up from your local Jaipur hotel, you head first to Jaigarh Fort, also called “the Victory Fort of Rajasthan”. This beautiful structure, with its tended gardens and richly-colored walls, overlooks Amber Fort and Maota Lake, and features one of the world's largest cannons at the time within its walls. You then head to Amber Fort, which is also known as “Amer Fort”, in Rajasthan. Appearing as though to rise from the red sandstone, this dazzling UNESCO world heritage site is so beautiful that it is also sometimes classified as a palace. Afterwards, you'll head to the Jal Mahal, also known as the 'Water Palace”, as it rises from the middle of Man Sagar Lake. A hallmark of Rajput architecture, you can enjoy a picturesque view of the palace's splendid structures and the lake. Then you'll see Nahargarh Fort, which overlooks Jaipur itself. Also known as Tiger Fort, this fort was named after Nahar Sing Bhomia, whose spirit was said to continue to reside within the fort. You get a break for snacks at a local hotspot so you can try some of the local treats and cuisine before your tour resumes, taking you to the City Palace, one of the most prominent pieces of architecture in the city. Its very design is a testament to ancient building techniques and style. Then you'll see the incredible Palace of the Winds, made of red and pink sandstone. Locally known as the Hawa Mahal, this breathtaking structure is at the edge of the City Palace, and is one of the most striking features of Jaipur. Your tour will conclude at the City Palace.