After the grand success of Palace On Wheels, the same train operator, decided to launch a luxury version of Palace On Wheels From Jan 2010 on a similar Rajasthan tour circuit with add on destinations of Khajuraho & Varanasi. Tourists are taken to several important wildlife and heritage sites across Rajasthan.
Departure Day: Sunday.
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|01||New Delhi||Journey start from Delhi.|
|02||Jodhpur||Meharangarh fort and the Jaswant Thada.|
|03||Udaipur / Chittorgarh||City palace, palaces, Haveils, Gardens and crystal gallery./ Chittorgarh fort , Vijay Stambh and Padmini Mahal.|
|04||Sawai Madhopur/ Jaipur||Jungle Safari / Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Museum and Observatory|
|05||Khajuraho||Western group temples.|
|06||Varanasi||Jyotirlinga Visvanatha temple, visit to Ghats, Maha Aarti, temples & Buddhist Temples at Saarnath.|
|07||Agra||Taj Mahal and Agra fort.|
|08||Delhi||Depart for home with pleasant experience.|
Day 01: Sunday – Delhi – Departure 16.30 PM.
The luxurious Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through a seven day exploration of the vibrant Rajasthan. The magic of the splendid journey begins at New Delhi and takes you through various erstwhile princely states and prepares you to weave the fabric of delightful imagination becoming reality over the next seven days.
Welcome on board at Delhi with the ceremonial greetings at the safdarjung station with traditional aarti and tika and garlanding and some mock tails to refresh your selves. After check in, you would be escorted to the respective cabins. Feel the difference of the World in the moving Palace which empowers luxury and tradition hand to hand.
Day- 02: Monday, Jodhpur – Arrive at 09.15 AM. Breakfast on board |
Jodhpur the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan and is famous for its magnificent Meharangarh fort. Another example of Rajput glory is the Jaswant Thada built in 1899.
Departure 17.10 PM
Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.
Day-03: Tuesday – Udaipur – Arrival 08.00 AM Breakfast on board.
Water marked by whimsy & splendor, the Venice of the holds stage as one of India’s truly seductive cities. Udaipur is an international destination, packed with princeliness & passion, Udaipur is also known as the city of Dawn.
Udaipur is a land of palaces, havelis gardens & temples. Visit to the beautiful princely city palace. Lunch at a hotel & in the afternoon followed by a trip to crystal gallery.
Departure 14.30 PM
Chittorgarh- Arrival 16.45 AM | Departure 22.00 PM.
The story is a saga of valor, tenacity & sacrifice. Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and probably the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The victory tower or Vijay Stambh is one of the main tourist attractions of the fort. Gaumukh reservoir & the palace of queen Padmini are important spots to the south of the Rana Kumbha palace. The light & sound program is shown at the fort.
Dinner on board/ Hotel Panna with cultural program.
Day- 04: Wednesday – Sawai Madhopur – Arrival 05.30 AM Breakfast on board or Hotel Vinayak | Departure 11.00 AM.
Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur’s claim to fame today is the Ranthambore Fort & Ranthambore National Park. Visit the national park for a glimpse of the majestic tigers roaming around in the open wilderness & also pay a visit to the imposing fort . There is also a temple on route the park by the name of Amareshwar Mohadeo temple which can be visited by tourist. Lunch on board.
Jaipur – Arrival 13:15 PM | Departure 22.15 PM
Welcome by caparisoned elephants & sweet music of the auspicious “Shehnai”. Watch the awesome “Hawa Mahal” (the palace of winds), elephants ride at amber fort, shopping of centuries old object de arts & other items.
Lunch at a hotel / on board & visit to the city palace residence of the erstwhile maharaja of Jaipur & the observatory built by the founder of jaipur maharaja Sawai jai Singh-ii who himself was noted astronomer.
Dinner at a hotel with cultural program.
Day-05: Thursday – Khajuraho – Arrival 11.00 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 18.30 PM.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. Khajuraho oozes with passion, eroticism, dance & music & other finesses of creative arts depicted in sculpture & images of the temples were built in north Indian “Nagara” style of architure, though only 20 of them have survived the rough weather conditions over long years of time. Guest will take on visit of temples & museum.
Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.
Day 06: Friday – Varanasi (Banaras) – Arrival 06.00 AM | Departure 18.00 PM.
Varanasi is also known as Benares. It is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old & is famous as the city of temples. Jyotirlinga Viswanatha temple or golden temple, rebuilt in 1776, is dedicated to the lord Shiva. The Jnana Vapi well (meaning “well of wisdom”) is believed to have been dug by lord Shiva himself. The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage spot of Varanasi & are centers of music & learning. The holy city has been a symbol of spiritualism, mysticism & philosophy & has produced great saints & personalities like Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Shankaracharaya, Tulsi das, Ramanuja & Patanjali. Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board. Sightseeing include visit to Ghats, Maha Aarti, temples & Buddhist Temples at Sarnath.
Day 07: Saturday – Agra – Arrival 05.00 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 23.00 PM
Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Agra is famous for handicrafts products such as Inlay work on marvel, footwear,zari, brass- wear, carpets, leather work, Jewellery, & embroidery work. Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.
Day 08: Sunday Delhi – Arrival 07.00 AM Breakfast on board. Check out time 07.45 AM
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.