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The Palace on Wheels

Inspired from the erstwhile personal luxury coaches of the Maharajas of Rajasthan, Palace on Wheels is just the perfect option for a luxury traveller to experience the royal lavishness of the Kings and Queens. The royal Rajasthan state boasts of a rich historical and cultural past, telling the tales of love and war of its Rajput princes. One of the most famed destinations in India, it has been blessed with exotic wildlife, culture and landscape features like sand dunes. The palaces, forts, colourful bazaars and equally interesting locals, every year attract a crazy number of tourists from all around the globe. India's first luxury train, the Palace on Wheels offers a 7-day journey across the state of Rajasthan and visit to some of the attractions in Agra. Voted as the world's 4th best luxury train, it lets its traveller enjoy the lifestyle of the royalty of the bygone era.

Places Covered: Delhi, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra , Delhi

Day-wise Program: September to April

 

DAY 1: Wednesday: DELHI Depart
Check-in & Traditional welcome starts at 4.30 pm Train Departs by 6.30 pm.

 

DAY 2: Thursday: JAIPUR
Welcome to the first planned city of India,built in early 18th century & once the centre of Rajputs Royal families.It is also popularly known as The Pink City.

Morning visit the early 18th century built City Palace Complex with fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture Proceed for excursion to Amber Hill Fort Palace Complex,built in late 16th century. Enjoy Elephant joy ride up the steep ramparts Time free to shop for local textiles,semi precious stones & diamond jewellery Evening enjoy Cultural program with Gala dinner in Palace Hotel.

 

DAY 3 Morning:Friday: Sawai Madhopur
Early morning excursion to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, famous for its tiger population. Other major wild animals include the tiger, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India.

Afternoon excursion to 8th century built Chittorgarh Fort,atop a wide plateau & having a number of water bodies.It was once home to the Mewar Dynasty-said to be one of the longest royal lineage Evening enjoy Sound & Light Show.


 

DAY 4: Saturday: UDAIPUR
Also called the City Of Lakes,the Mewar Dynasty Clan shifted & built this city in 16th Century. Morning visit City Palace complex ,originally built in 16th century & renovated in 18th Century. Enjoy Boat Ride in Lake Pichola Lunch in Palace hotel.Time free to shop for miniature paintings.

 

DAY 5: Sunday: JAISALMER
Jaisalmer lies in the heart of Harsh Thar desert, & surrounding sands have Golden Yellowish tinge Morning, walk through the bazaar & narrow streets of Jaisalmer Golden Fort, originally built in 12th century & renovated in 18th Century Afternoon proceed for excursion to shifting Sand Dunes of Sam & enjoy camel joy ride Later enjoy Cultural program & bonfire dinner under the stars,in the desert.

 

DAY 6: Monday: JODHPUR
Jodhpur was the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. & a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.

Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort Palace Complex,located atop a 400 feet hill & approachable only through meandering gateways.The foundation of the Fort was laid in 15th century,but work was completed only in 17th Century.There is a very impressive Museum collection in the complex.Walk to nearby located Jaswant Thada, an architectural 19th century landmark in white marble & built as a memorial to local Royalty Lunch in Palace Hotel.

 

Day 7: Tue: BIRD SANCTUARY & THE TAJ MAHAL
Early Morning ,enjoy cycle rickshaw ride through narrow pathways of Bharatpur Bird sanctuary ,an UNESCO World heritage site & home to over 230 species of birds.

Afternoon visit UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort,once seat of power & capital of The Mughal Dynasty Proceed to the Taj Mahal,an UNESCO World Heritage Site & more popularly renowned as One of the Seven Wonders of Modern World Time free to Shop for marble mementoes.

 

Day 8: Wed: DELHI Return
Train arrives in Delhi by 4 a.m.
Check out by 7 a.m..Tour ends.

 

Price: on request

 The Tariff Includes:

Onboard Stay in A/C Sleeping Chambers with private washrooms & shower cubicle; Daily 3 meals
Group excursions & sightseeing tours by air-conditioned buses with English speaking Guide
Monument entrance fees, Elephant joy ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur; Camel joy ride in sand dunes at Jaisalmer;
Boat ride in Lake Pichola at Udaipur; Jungle safari to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in open canters,
Cycle rickshaw ride in BharatpurBird sanctuary
 
The Tariff  doesn't not include: 
Video Camera         
Fees at monuments & game parks; 
Alcoholic & non- alcoholic beverages; 
Laundry; room services; telephone calls; tips; porter charges,
Tour insurance; airport transfers; hotel stay & all other expenses of personal nature