Latino pop sensation Ricky Martin, here to perform at a wedding, went on a sightseeing tour and reportedly enjoyed visiting the historic sites of Jaipur.
Martin is to sing at the wedding function of Mumbai-based industrialist Neeraj Raja Kocchar's son. The industrialist, who deals in metal, has booked a suite for Martin at the Le Meridien Hotel near Amber Fort.
"Ricky Martin and his 35-member troupe arrived Wednesday night by a chartered plane and drove straight to the hotel," sources close to the industrialists' family told the agency.
The pop star is expected to perform at the hotel premises Friday evening. His visit was kept under wraps and Le Meridien has been turned into a virtual fortress, with several security personnel deployed.
On Thursday, the star of Livin' La Vida Loca" fame took time out to go on a sightseeing tour and visited Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jaigarh Fort. "He was quite fascinated to see these places," a source said.
But by evening, it was back to rehearsals with his troupe in a black-tented enclosure in the hotel compound.
"He did not participate and only watched his troupe rehearse", the source added.
Indian pop singer Sukhbir and Bollywood choreographer-director Farah Khan are also slated to be part of the three-day lavish wedding function that began Thursday.
Extravagant Jaipur weddings, held at heritage resorts, have become a lifestyle statement for the rich and famous and have been featured in international magazines and television channels.