Begins : 09.30 hrs.)
Join the tour group for a day tour of New Delhi. Tour includes visit
to the India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and
more. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to
the Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi where the guests are
accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace on Wheels
pulls out into the night ... for a week-long luxury cruise through
(Arrival 02.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs )
The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur. This capital city of
Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City.
To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa
Mahal or the Palace of Winds. This is followed by a visit to Amber
Fort, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance.
After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace, home
of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City
Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the
Sawai Jai Singh II. The Luxury coaches will take you back to Palace
on Wheels around 6.30 pm. Dinner on Board.
Sawai Madhopur & Chittaurgarh
(Arrival 05.30 hrs. (Sawai Madhopur) and 16.00 hrs (Chittorgarh))
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on
Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur. After breakfast a visit is
arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park. This wildlife sanctuary
is considered to be the country’s best for observing and
photographing the activities of the tiger. Upon return to the Palace
on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity
to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight.
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and
valour; scars of battles lost and won….thrice-beseiged, Chittaurgarh
Fort is all this and more.
(Arrival 08.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs)
Arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City at 8:00 AM. It was founded by
Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven
away by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. . After lunch a visit to City
Palace is exhilarating. Later proceed to Jaisalmer on board Palace
(Arrival 09.15 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs)
In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer. Here the yellow
sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the
city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with
their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and
Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill.
lunch on board, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of
Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea. Enjoy the dinner and
the cultural programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer. The train leaves
for Jodhpur at night.
(Arrival 07.00 hrs.)
Next morning the Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur. This second largest
city of Rajasthan, famous for Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces
within- Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and
Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence.
Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal
cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a royal Palace hotel,
return to the Palace on Wheels.
(Arrival 05.00hrs. Departure 08.45 hrs)
next morning, the Palace arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of
Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous
bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of
thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other
species of birds.
(Arrival 10.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs)
at Fatehpur Sikri - the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. After
lunch move on from the Red Fort and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of
the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love.
It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen
Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like
the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewelry.
After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Safdarjung
Train Station, New Delhi at 6.00 hrs the next morning and let the
pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long,