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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the country in the finest of styles Join The Palace On Wheels on its splendid and enchanting royal journey through the bygone era
  • Stay in well equipped cabins The saloons come equipped with channel music, attached toilets, hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and much more
  • Enjoy a luxurious tour through India The exquisite and exclusive Palace On Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dining cars and a very personalised service

• JAIPUR - Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar
• SAWAI MADHOPUR & CHITTAURGARH - Ranthambore National Park and Chittaurgarh Fort
• UDAIPUR - Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir
• JAISALMER - The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli
• JODHPUR - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana
• BHARATPUR & AGRA - Keoladeo Ghana National Park and the Taj mahal

DAY 01 (WED): DELHI - JAIPUR

At Delhi's Safdarjung Railway station, once boarding formalities are undertaken you will be afforded a warm and traditional welcome before boarding the Palace on Wheels. You will be escorted to your cabin and given a brief familiarisation tour by the Khidmatgars with a welcome drink, as you start your week long journey through Rajasthan.

In the Evening the train will depart from the station.

Spend Overnight onboard the train

DAY 02 (THU): JAIPUR

Breakfast is served in the comfort of your sleeper cabin.

The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world in its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II in 1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal, also known as 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 honeycombed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight kms. away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance.

Later, you may enjoy shopping for Jaipur's famous jewelry, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles. After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to 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. The luxury coaches take you back to Palace on Wheels where dinner is served on board.

Overnight onboard train

DAY 03 (FRI): SAWAI MADHOPUR & CHITTAURGARH

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. After breakfast, visit the Ranthambore National Park, where the ruins of a 10th century fort are located. 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 also 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. (Please note that the Ranthambore National Park is closed during the month of September, instead guests will be taken to Mansigh Sanctuary.) Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, depart for Chittaurgarh, where you have the opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight.

After lunch on board you will arive in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valor, scars of battles won and lost, the thrice-beseiged Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more.

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.

Overnight onboard train

DAY 04 (SAT): UDAIPUR

Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin.

Arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City, which was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar in 1559 A.D. after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals. 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 Pichola. After lunch at one of the fine hotels, take an exhilarating visit to City Palace.

The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels; Dinner will be served on board.

Overnight onboard train

DAY 05 (SUN): JAISALMER

Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin.

In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.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. One can shop for fine pattu shawls, mirror work, embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewelry 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.

The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, Later enjoy the dinner and the cultural programs at the hotel in Jaisalmer.

Overnight onboard train

DAY 06 (MON): JODHPUR

Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin.

This morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives 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 Jaswant Thada and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.

After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the Palace on Wheels. While in Jodhpur you can shop for exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie dyed fabrics.

The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels; Dinner will be served on board.

Overnight onboard train

DAY 07 (TUE): BHARATPUR & AGRA

Early this 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.

From Bharatpur you board the train again and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. This pristine monument of undying love was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort and see other monuments and tombs about town. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewelry.

The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels; Dinner will be served on board. We bid farewell to the Palace on Wheels and perhaps a final drink in the lounge bar.

Overnight onboard train

DAY 08 (WED): DELHI

Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin.

In the morning you will disembark from the train at the Safdarjung Railway Station

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Palace on Wheels

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  • Day 1Delhi to Jaipur
  • Day 2Jaipur
  • Day 3Sawai Madhopur to Chittorgarh
  • Day 4Udaipur
  • Day 5Jaisalmer
  • Day 6Jodhpur
  • Day 7Bharatpur and Agra
  • Day 8Delhi

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