Palace on Wheels Tour Itinerary

Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra (07 Nights/ 08 Days)

Tour Highlights
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Chittorgarh
  • Udaipur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jodhpur
  • Bharatpur
 
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Palace on Wheels

If one wants to experience the astonishing royalty of Rajasthan then a ride on palace on wheels will surely satiate your royal desires. Palace on wheels as the name suggest is really seems to be as a palace that moves on wheels with all of the luxurious facilities of a royal mansion. Palace on wheels is a Royal Retreat where visitors are pampered with royalty throughout the course of their journey. Palace on Wheels is one of the finest ways to travel through this incomparable and incredible land of India.

Palace on Wheels is the most luxurious train of India that bestows the most deluxe facilities and royal way of travelling to its visitors. The train is eminent across the world for its magnificent and incomparable services as well as the distinctive way of excursion that endow an unforgettable train journey.

This exceptional train has been exclusively rated as one of the top ten luxury trains of the world and matching up to the levels of this acknowledgement it bestows the best of quality and royal services throughout the enchanting trip to wonderful forts and palaces of Rajasthan. This luxurious train was once served as a most favored mode of transport of the former royal rulers of India. Presently the train is serving as the major tourist attraction and is in operation under Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways.

Your royal dreams come to reality via its affluent designs and royal services. This luxurious palace on wheels comprises 14 deluxe coaches with air conditioned facilities, 2 restaurants cum kitchen cars, one bar and lounge and 4 service cars. Each of the 14 coaches are lavishly adorned with luxurious and comfortable furniture as well as embellished with beautiful paintings and magnificent art pieces. Each coach depicts a unique story and designed accordingly. Further the train provides all the amenities and facilities at their luxurious best. All the services and facilities provided by the best of five star hotels can be experienced in this deluxe train. The two restaurants cum kitchen cars: the Maharaja and the Maharani are offer lip-smacking and authentic cuisine to its travelers.

Apart from being a royal experience palace of wheels is much more than just a royal train ride. It exclusively epitomizes the cultural India with hypnotic heritage and exotic destinations of Delightful Delhi, Astonishing Agra and Regal Rajasthan. The itinerary which this exclusive train provides is exquisitely designed by the travel experts and let you get the spirit of India within your journey.

We exclusively provide you this royal journey via our special tours and endow you the most royal experience of the bygone era at present. We take personalized care of your journey and your reservations as well as other prominent services like departure and arrival. We get you the palace on wheels with effortless means so that you can just relax and endure the enigmatic and majestic charm of the train at its best.

It is a tour which will enable you to have a splendid experience in a world class luxurious train having all the amenities one can avail with authentically decorated coaches, this royal ride will make sure of your comfort and convenience throughout the journey. The trip will accommodate you, with a touch of royalty, to all the major places of Rajasthan and Delhi leaving you spell bound with a once in a lifetime experience.

Palace on Wheels is a luxurious train which in which the visitors can take royal ride and she the magnificent places of Rajasthan and nearby cities. The train has all the amenities which our clients can avail and enjoy the trip the train has 14 coaches which are decorated in splendid patterns to give a feel of Royalty. In the trip on palace on wheels the visitors can go to Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur – Agra and enjoy the Land of royal Rajputs.



Day 01 / Wednesday Reporting Time 09.30 hrs.
New Delhi: Join a day tour of New Delhi. Tour includes visit to the India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and more. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi wheretheguests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace on Wheels pulls out into the night ... for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan.

Day 02 / Thursday Arrival 02.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs
Jaipur: The first stop of 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 Swai 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 storeyed 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 Amber Fort, eight kms. away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance. Shop for Jaipur’s famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets blue pottery and textiles. Near Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed prices.

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 will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30 pm. Dinner on Board.

Day 03 / Friday Arrival 05.30 hrs. (Sawai Madhopur) and 16.00 hrs (Chittorgarh)
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 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 392 sq.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. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an 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 lost and won….thrice-beseiged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more.

Day 04 / Saturday Arrival 08.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs
Udaipur : Arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City at 8:00 AM. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. 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 Pichhola. After lunch a visit to City Palace is exhilarating.

In the evening visit the crystal gallery. Later proceed to Jaisalmer on board Palace on Wheels

Day 05 / Sunday Arrival 09.15 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs
Jaisalmer : In 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. Shop at Rajasthali-the only Rajasthan Govt. emporium, 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. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer. The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.

Day 06 / Monday Arrival 07.00 hrs.
Jodhpur : 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 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 shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.

Day 07 / Tuesday Arrival 05.00hrs. Departure 08.45 hrs
Bharatpur : Early next morning, the Palace 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.

Day 07 / Tuesday Arrival 10.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs
Agra: Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri-the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a muslim Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on from the Red Fort and arrive at the 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 known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewelry. After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Safdarjung Train Station, New Delhi at 6.00 hrs the next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age)
Note:10% additional Tariff for tours during Christmas/New Year, Service Tax 2.58%, Commercial Tax USD 15 Per Person.
Train Departures: Every Wednesday night from Delhi Cantonment Railway Station from September to April.

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Cost Per Person
TARIFF Per person per night ( 2013 - 2014)
  Sep & Apr Oct To Mar
Single occupancy US $500 US $670
Double occupancy US $375 US $500
Triple occupancy US $340 US $450

Departure Dates of Palace On Wheels
Every Wednesday
Jan 2014 1,8,15,22,29
Feb 2014 5,12,19,26
Mar 2014 5,12,19,26
Apr 2014 2,9,16,23,30
Aug 2014 6,13,20,27
Sep 2014 3,10,17,24
Oct 2014 1,8,15,22,29
Nov 2014 5,12,19,26
Dec 2014 3,10,17,24,31

City Name  
Jaipur Over Night in Train
Sawai Madhopur Over Night in Train
Chittorgarh Over Night in Train
Udaipur Over Night in Train
Jaisalmer Over Night in Train
Jodhpur Over Night in Train
Bharatpur Over Night in Train


Includes:
• Cost of travel for 7 nights / 8 days on the train in a Single or Double/twin or Triple occupancy coupe
• Catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner)
• Conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe A/c coaches, entrance fee for monuments, cultural entertainment.
• Elephant ride at Jaipur, Camel ride at Jaisalmer, Boat ride to Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, Canter drive in the park at Ranthambore, and Rickshaw ride at Bharatpur
• Prices are valid from September 2013 till April 2014 departure.
• The rates are subject to change without any prior notice.

Does not include:
• All current applicable taxes levied by the government.
• Personal expenses such as Liquor, Laundry, other items of personal nature, charges levied at parks and monuments, transfer to and from railway station and sightseeing tours in Delhi.

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