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Palace On Wheels (Rajasthan Tour Itinerary)
(8 Days / 7 Nights)
(Delhi-Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi)
(to view the route of this tour on a Map please click here)

Palace on Wheels, the luxurious royal train in India covers 8 days tour of Rajasthan. Time for this journey is from September to April.

Day 1: Wednesday Delhi
Reporting Time 18.00 hrs. Departure 18.30 hrs.

The royal journey on the Palace on Wheels starts with a warm and traditional welcome of the guests at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station, the city of ruined forts and rising towers. Various facilities and services are provided to the guests in the train. Later in the evening, the Palace on Wheels departs for the week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas or kings. Dinner on Board.

Palace on Wheels, Royal Train in Rajasthan

Day 2: Thursday Jaipur
Arrival 03.45 hrs. Departure 20.00 hrs.

In the morning, around 2.00 AM, the Palace on Wheels arrives in the Pink city, Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the most well planned cities of the world. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 AD. After having breakfast you will leave in an air-conditioned bus to explore the city. In the sightseeing we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), which is a remarkable five storeyed building in the main old city. We visit the Amber Fort on the back of the elephant. Later enjoy the shopping in the markets of the Jaipur. Jaipur is known for the jewellery, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles.
After having lunch at the Palace Hotel, you will visit the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family and Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II. After having sightseeing, return back to the Palace on Wheels around for further journey to Sawai Madhopur. Dinner on Board.


Day 3: Friday Sawai Madhopur
Arrival 05.30 hrs. Departure 10.20 hrs.
In the early morning, arrive in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. Sawai Madhopur is known for the world famous Ranthambore National Park and a 10th century old fort. After having breakfast you will visit the Ranthambore National Park. The main attraction of the Ranthambore National Park is the tiger. Besides tiger, more than 300 species of birds and animals like hyena, ratel, jackal and fox can also be seen in the park. After visiting the park, return to the Palace on Wheels, and leave for Chittaurgarh. Lunch on board, and by the evening you will be in Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh is known for the Chittorgarh fort, girdled by massive walls and seven majestic gateways. Its history is an unending saga of passion, chivalry and romance. Within its sprawling ramparts lies the beautiful palaces, the Tower of Victory, and the Temple of Mirabai. After visiting the fort, return to the Palace on Wheels, and leave for Udaipur.

Day 3: Friday Chittorgarh
Arrival 16.00 hrs. Departure 02.00 hrs (next day i.e. on Saturday)

After lunch on board you are in Chittorgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.

Day 4 - Saturday - Udaipur

Arrival 08:00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.

In the morning, arrive in Udaipur, the city of Lakes at 8:00 AM. Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals in 1559 AD. The two most beautiful palaces in Udaipur are the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. After having lunch at the Lake Palace Hotel, visit the City Palace.

Day 5 - Sunday - Jaisalmer

Arrival 09.15 hrs. Departure 23.30 hrs
In the morning around 9.15 AM, arrive in Jaisalmer, the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD and architecturally one of the greatest royal bastions of the world. In Jaisalmer, we visit Jaisalmer fort and also explore beautiful latticed havelis with the imposing front walls like the Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli. After having lunch on board, you will go for an exciting camel ride on the Sam sand dunes. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural porgramme at a Five Star hotel. 

Day 6 -  Monday - Jodhpur
Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure 16.30 hrs

In the morning around 7.00 AM, the Palace on wheels arrives in Jodhpur, a city surrounded by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD and known for the Mehrangarh Fort. Within the fort, lies a large number of palaces where the Maharaja's retainers now serves as guides like the Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. The palaces are painted, gilded and have windows and balconies that provide an uninterrupted view of the desert and are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-Wheels. In Jodhpur you can also buy the exquisite handicrafts articles like the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.

Day 7 - Tuesday - Bharatpur / Agra
Arrival 05.00 hrs. Departure 08:45
In the early morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. Bharatpur is known for the the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park. After having breakfast you will visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of finest bird sanctuary in the world. This famous bird sanctuary is the nesting place for the thousands of species of water birds like egrets, Siberian Cranes, and migratory water fowl. After visiting the bird sanctuary, depart for Agra.

Arrival 10:00 hrs Departure 19.30 hrs

Upon arrival in Agra, visit the Agra Fort. After having lunch at the hotel, you will visit the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, and a pristine monument of undying love. Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. After visiting the Taj Mahal, depart back to the train for the journey to Delhi.

Day 8: Wednesday Delhi Arrival 07.30 hrs
In the morning arrive at Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast will be provided in the train.
(End of Tour)

Now, the journey is over and it is the time to bid farewell to your dream holidays with exotic souvenirs and pleasant memories.


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