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Palace on Wheels (8 Days/ 7 Nights)

 

Welcome aboard The Palace On Wheels on its splendid and enchanting royal journey through the bygone era of the erstwhile Maharajas. Though times have changed and the winds have shifted, the Palace On Wheels cruises along in royal style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryears could have perpetuated and enjoyed.

 

The exquisite and exclusive Palace On Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dining cars and a very personalized service... in fact, almost everything that could compromise of heaven on earth for seven days!

 

Destinations :

       >>    Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

 
   
Day-1 Wednesday
New Delhi

(Tour 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 fascinating Rajasthan.

Day-2 Thursday
Jaipur

(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.

Day-3 Friday
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.

Day-4 Saturday
Udaipur

(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 on Wheels

   


Day-5 Sunday
Jaisalmer

(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.

After 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.

Day-6 Monday
Jodhpur

(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.

Day-7 Tuesday
Bharatpur


(Arrival 05.00hrs. Departure 08.45 hrs)

Early 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.

Day-7 Tuesday
Agra

(Arrival 10.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs)

Arrive 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, long time.

 


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Tour Itinerary Summary

Tour: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Places covered: 
New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Highlights

• Jaisalmer, the "Desert Fort"
• Jaipur, the "Pink City"
• Udaipur, the "City of Palaces"
• The "Taj Mahal" in Agra
• Restaurant / Bar Coach

Tour Schedule

The Palace on Wheels tour starts on every Wednesday of the week from Safdarjung Railway station Delhi.

Month of Operation:
September to April

 

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