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Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination : Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Swai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra (U.P)
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 01:New Delhi Wednesday Departure 6:00 PM
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Cantonment station 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. Enjoy your favorite drink in the bar over a tête-à-tête with your fellow travelers. Two restaurants in the hotel serve to all those taste- buds.
Day 02:Jaipur Thursday Arrival 3:45 AM Departure 11:30 PM
The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai SinghII, in1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. A visit to Hawa Mahal is followed by trip to Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II.
This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight kms away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance. Shop for Jaipur’s famous jewelry, handicrafts, carpets blue pottery and textiles. Near Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed prices.
Return to the train to get freshen up and then in the evening visit one of the luxury hotels in Jaipur for dinner. The Luxury coaches will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30 pm. Dinner on Board.
Lunch venue at renowned Amber Fort.
Tour of Albert Hall.
Bar-be-que, dinner, folk performances at 5 star property, Jai Mahal.
Day 03:Swai Madhopur Friday Arrival 5:30 AM Departure 10:30 AM
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in SawaiMadhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. Breakfast will be served at Hotel Vinayak which will be followed by a visit arranged to the Ranthambhore National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country’s best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger.
The park, covering an area of 392 sq.kms is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes.
Lunch will be served back at the train. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight.
Sightseeing tour of Jhoomar Baori- houses a hunting lodge of Jaipur’s erstwhile ruler Sawai Madho Singh.
A visit to Jogi Mahal- An erstwhile forest guest house of the royalty renowned for serene views of Padam Talab.
Leisurely breakfast at Vinayak Hotel
Day 04:Chittorgarh Arrival 4:00 PM Departure 2:00 AM
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won….thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur
On your sightseeing tour of the city visit the largest fort of India, Chittorgarh Fort. Stretched up to 680 acres of landscape the fort is a prominent landmark of the city. The fort houses various impressive edifices and Rana Kumbha Palace and Padamini Palace displays best of the Rajputana architecture. Enjoy Sound and light show at the fort.
Light and Sound show at the fort.
Dinner is served at Panna Hotel and there you can enjoy the cultural shows, folk music and delicious bar-be-que.
Day 05:Udaipur Arrival 8:00 AM Departure 3:30 PM
The Luxury Coach will take you to Udaipur, the Lake City, the next morning. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble Palaces-the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola.
After lunch at Sun Set Point restaurant a visit to City Palace is exhilarating. The luxury coach then takes you back to the Palace on Wheels at Jaisalmer, thus winding up a day full of delights.
Breakfast at Shikar Bari- a calm open area with lots of natural bounty, used to be a hunting lodge of the Mewar rulers.
Lunch is served at Sun Set Point- an open air restaurant with fresh breeze of Lake Pichola.
Visit to Crystal Gallery- the balcony of Fateh Prakash Banquet Hall converted into a museum of crystal glass furniture, crockery, chandeliers and other antiques.
Boat ride at Lake Pichola
Day 06:Arrival 9:15 AM Departure 11:45 PM
The heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. 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. Shop at Rajasthali-the only Rajasthan Govt. emporium, for fine pattu shawls, mirror work & embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewelry and curios. After lunch at Hotel Moomal, 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 programs at a hotel in Jaisalmer. The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
Lunch is served at Hotel Moomal- the first hotel in the vicinity carved in yellow sandstone. Serves delectable traditional Rajasthani cuisines amidst a village setting.
Folk dance and traditional music enhances the experience of dining at Jaisalmer.
Enjoy sun set, evening tea and dinner along with bar-be-que feast at Samdhani.
Day 07:Arrival 07:00 AM Departure 3:30 PM
Next morning the Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid 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 lays Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.
Also visit Umaid Bhawan Palace the finest and largest palace in the world. While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics. Post breakfast return to the train and dinner is served on board
Day 08:Arrival 5:00 AM
Early next morning, the train 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. The park boasts of over three hundred species of birds out of which many migrate from distant places like Siberia and China to India.
Breakfast is served at the national park.
Day 09:Arrival 10.30 AM Departure 11:00 PM
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Arrive at Agra and enjoy a day sightseeing tour of the city of Taj Mahal. After lunch move on to 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 enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Lunch is served at Palace Hotel.
Light and Sound Show in the evening.
Gala dinner is served at Hotel Mughal Sheraton.
50% of tariff for Children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
Service Tax @ 2.5 and Commercial tax US $ 15.00 per person extra as applicable.
10% of tariff for Children upto 5 years of age.
Tariff is inclusive of cost of travel and accommodation, catering( morning tea, breakfast, lunch, eveningtea and dinner ), conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches, entrance fee for monuments andpalaces and cultural entertainment. Tariff does not include liquor, laundry, video cameras and other items of personal nature.
The above tariff and itinerary is subject to revise without prior notice.
Palace On Wheels overview
The royal carriage, Palace on Wheels has been fascinating its travelers with its exquisite charm for more than two decades. This impressive legacy allures the tourists with its style and regal luxury embellished with different stories of Rajasthan in each of the coaches. The fourteen luxurious coaches are adorned with attractive chandeliers, plush carpets, lavish linens, antique decors and period furniture. Making its maiden venture in the year 1982 to revive the glorious history of the royals, there is no looking back. Palace on Wheel served as an inspiration to the addition of other trains in the fleet of luxury trains in India.
Grab the opportunity to enjoy the royal luxuries in the moving palace in this seven nights and eight days journey. This will certainly be the most wonderful days of your life. Starting its journey from the capital city of Delhi, Palace on Wheels passes through beautiful landscapes, majestic forts and palaces and various other beautiful locations in Rajasthan and Agra. In the cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, get mesmerized by the grand architecture of the forts and palaces, and the scenic locations adorned by the beautiful hills, lakes and gardens. The wild jaunts in Ranthambore National Park and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary will allow you to experience peace and serenity in the beautiful parts of Nature. The wide species of animals and birds with explicit vegetation in these sanctuaries will definitely leave you in utter surprise.
And finally the royal sojourn will take you to the city of the erstwhile Mughals where you will get a lifetime experience. The scintillating beauty of the marble monument displaying various marble inlay works stands high in the air on the bank of the River Yamuna. The grandeur and opulence created inside the Palace on Wheels along with the fascinating destinations are unbelievable treats for the guests.
Enjoy this luxury sojourn and feel the difference!