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JAIPUR-SAWAI MADHOPUR-CHITTORGARH-UDAIPUR-JAISALMER-JODHPUR-BHARATPUR-AGRA-DELHI

08 Days / 07 Nights

DAY 01: DELHI – JAIPUR

Boarding formalities are undertaken by representative at the station, we are afforded a warm and traditional welcome before boarding the Palace on Wheels. You will be escorted to your cabin and given a brief familiarization tour by the Khidmatgars with a welcome drink, as we start our week-long journey through Rajasthan. Reporting time 16.30 hrs - Dep. 18:30 hrs. 

Day 02: JAIPUR

The first stop of the 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 Sawai Jai Singh II, 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.

This is followed by a visit to Albert Hall and 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.

Arrival 08:15 hrs – Dep 18:00 hrs

DAY 03: SAWAI MADHOPUR & CHITTORGARH

One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. A visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor 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 392sq 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. After the game, a safari canter will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board. Lunch will be served on board as we head for Chittorgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight. Sightseeing in Chittorgarh, where we view the Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won…. thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more, the Victory Tower and the Tower of Fame. You will also have an opportunity to witness the sound and light show at the majestic Chittorgarh Fort. The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, dinner will be served on board. The Palace on Wheels stays in Chittorgarh station until the early morning before departing for Udaipur. Arrival 05:45 hrs – Dep 1900 hrs.

DAY 04: UDAIPUR

Arrive Udaipur & your breakfast will be served on board. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals. After visits to the Garden of Fountains and the Durbar Museum, lunch will be taken at the Fateh Prakash Hotel, which contains an impressive crystal gallery.  After lunch at a Palace Hotel, we see one of the most beautiful sites of Udaipur, as we cross Lake Pichola by boat, past the majestic Lake Palace Hotel idyllically situated in the middle of the lake, and our visit to the City Palace takes in the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, dinner will be served on board. Arrival 07:00 hrs - Dep 15:00

DAY 05: JAISALMER

Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin. Proceed to 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. Lunch at a Palace Hotel, after lunch, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea. The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels for wash & change.

From 1945 Later enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at Palace Hotel. After dinner The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Arrival 07:30 hrs - Dep 1730 hrs

DAY 06: JODHPUR

Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin. 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 lies the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. Lunch will be served at the city hotel.

The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, Dinner will be served on board. Arrival 07:00 hrs – Dep – 15:30 hrs

Day 07: BHARATPUR & AGRA

Early next morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. 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 Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board and you will depart for Agra.  Arrive Agra and visit Red Fort followed by lunch at the palace hotel Move on to pay a visit to 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 also known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery, Dinner will be taken at the hotel, later on the Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Bid farewell to the train & perhaps a final drink in lounge bar. Arrival 06:00 hrs – Dep 20:00 hrs

DAY 08: DEPART DELHI

Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin. Your final morning in India & de-board the train at the Safdarjung Railway station. Arrival – 07:00 hrs       

               

Month                                               Departure Dates                                       

NOVEMBER, 2015

18, 25

DECEMBER, 2015

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

JANUARY, 2016

6, 13, 20, 27

FEBRUARY, 2016

3, 10, 17, 24

MARCH 2016

2, 9, 16,  23, 30

APRIL, 2016

6, 13, 20, 27

Package Inclusions:

  • All meals, including Tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Deluxe cabin with attached bath
  • Sound and Light show at fort Chittorgarh
  • Ranthambore jungle safari
  • Elephant ride at Amber fort of Jaipur
  • Cultural programme followed dinner at Jaipur
  • AC deluxe buses for sightseeing
  • Entrances fee to monuments and museums
  • English speaking guide
  • Travel documents. Local taxes and fees
  • Commercial tax & Service Tax.