India Rail Tours offers The Palace on Wheels Train Tour. Come with us and feel the experience of unique train travel with Palace on Wheels Train. The Palace on Wheels, the most luxurious holiday train. The atmosphere and the treatment on the whole together take the passengers back into a time when luxurious lifestyle of the kings distincted them from the common people.
Departure Day: Wednesday.
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|01||New Delhi||Journey start from Delhi.|
|02||Jaipur||Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Museum and Observatory.|
|03||Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh||Ranthambhor National Park Jungle Safari , Chittorgarh Fort|
|04||Udaipur||Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir,Lake Pichhola and City Palace.|
|05||Jaisalmer||Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli ,Salim Singh-ki-havel, camel ride on the sand dunes.|
|06||Jodhpur||Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada .|
|07||Bharatpur / Agra||bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park and TaJ Mahal .|
|08||Delhi||Depart for home with pleasant experience.|
Day 01: Wednesday – New Delhi.
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway 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 train journey through fascinating tour of Rajasthan.
Reporting Time 18.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
Day 02: Thursday – Jaipur.
The first stop of the Palace-on-Wheels is Jaipur, is one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City has earned universal renown as the “Pink City”, with beautiful constructed palaces, havelis and forts which was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 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 a one the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort where you may go for the elephant ride to climb up the hill. Lunch at a Five Star Hotel followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory.
Arrival 03.45 hrs. Departure 20.00 hrs.
Day 03: Friday – Sawai Madhopur.
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace-on-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur was built as a planned city by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur. After breakfast, visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park. Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India.This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country’s best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger.
This park is home for more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rate, jackal and fox. Sawai Madhopur is known for its excusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave for Chittorgarh, where one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight.
Arrival 05.30 hrs. Departure 10.20 hrs.
After lunch on board you are in Chittorgarh. Chitaurgarh is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and probably the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind you shall proceed to Udaipur.
Arrival 16.00 hrs. Departure 02.00 hrs (next day i.e. on Saturday)
Day 04: Saturday – Udaipur.
Udaipur is said to be as Lake City, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar. Udaipur is also known as the city of Dawn. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. After lunch at a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the City Palace.
Arrival 08:00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.
Day 05: Sunday – Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is said to be as ‘The Golden City’ of Rajasthan. In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1 1 56 A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Discover the 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 for fine pattu shawls, embroidered articles mirror work, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and curios.
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 programme at a Five Star hotel.
Arrival 09.15 hrs. Departure 23.30 hrs.
Day 06: Monday – Jodhpur.
Next morning, 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. It is also 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 lies Jaswant Thada, & group of royal cenotaphs made up of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handicraft articles including the famous breeches, metal curios, embroidered shoes, Paintings, silverware, and tie and dye fabrics.
Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure 16.30 hrs.
Day 7: Tuesday – Bharatpur / Agra.
In the morning, Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur. Maharaja Suraj Mal founded Bharatpur. Bharatpur derives its name from Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama who was one of the incarnations of Vishnu. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, migratory Water Fowl, Siberian Cranes and other species of birds.
Arrival 05.00 hrs. Departure 08:45
Upon arrival visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.It is believed that the name “Taj Mahal” was derived from the name of Shah Jahan wife Mumtaz Mahal and means “Crown Palace”. 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 jewellery.
Arrival 10:00 hrs Departure 19.30 hrs.
Day 8: Wednesday – Delhi.
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.
Arrival 07.30 hrs.