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On Palace on Wheels itinerary , Indiaologist, your India Holidays travel agents will take through the famous Golden Triangle route & interiors of Rajasthan in the most popular luxury train in India
The fourth luxurious train in the world – Palace on Wheels is the pride of India that takes you to New Delhi, travels via Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur and Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Agra and Bharatpur and return to New Delhi.
What is so great? When you book Palace on Wheels, you are in for a treat. The train is one of the best and first luxury trains in India that consists of 14 carriages named after former Rajput states. To match the standards of royalty, every coach has four cabins with luxury amenities. When you are in India, food is the inexplicable part and the train features two restaurants: the Maharani and the Maharaja spa saloon and one lounge cum bar.
Route/s: Delhi *Jaipur * Ranthambore *Chittorgarh * Udaipur *Jaisalmer *Jodhpur * Bharatpur *Agra *Delhi
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check-in for your stay.
Later at 1630 transfer to Safdurjung railway station to board Place on Wheels – 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 familiarization tour by the Khidmatgars with a welcome drink, as we start our week-long journey through Rajasthan.
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 splendour with semi-octagonal and delicate honeycombed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight km. away, where rides on jeeps add to the ambience.
Later, you may enjoy shopping for Jaipur’s famous jewellery, 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.
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 park, covering an area of 392 sq. km. 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 Mansingh Sanctuary.) Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, depart for Chittaurgarh, where you have the opportunity to
watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight.
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour, scars of battles won and lost, the thrice-besieged 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.
Arrive this morning 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.
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
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. The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels; Later enjoy the dinner and the cultural programs at the hotel in Jaisalmer.
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.
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 waterfowl 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 jewellery.
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.
Breakfast is served in your sleeper cabin. Today morning you will disembark from the train at the Safdarjung Railway Station and will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for onward journey.
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
Indiaologist Team does our best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please ensure that any restrictions are made clear to us at the time of booking so we can pass the information on to our hotels, restaurants and suppliers.
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