Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination Covered:Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
The 07 nights and 08 days journey on Palace on Wheels covers some of the most fascinating destinations of the northern and north-western India. The itinerary is set in a way so that the guests can experience the puzzle board of these deliberately chosen destinations where nature unfurls its various forms and colors. Each destination is different from the other and thus presents a myriad color of India to its visitors. For the assistance of the guests, the train journey and day wise schedule is presented as follows:
Day 1 Wednesday :Delhi: The National Capital of India
India's capital city, Delhi depicts the myriad colours of different kinds of lifestyles that are a mix of contemporary and traditional sensibilities. It is a reservoir of cultures, traditions and politics. A visit to its several architectural masterpieces of ancient and medieval times, is always a delight.
Report at 1600 hours at Safdarjung Railway Station for the check-in-formalities and leave directly for Jaipur at 1830 hours . Dinner will be provided on board at 1930 hours.
Day 2 Thursday: Jaipur:The Pink City
Founded in 1727 and the former capital of the Kachwaha rulers, Jaipur today is a versatile tourist destination. Famed as the 'Pink City', this capital city of Rajasthan boasts of a rich historical past that is depicted in its forts, palaces, havelis and its colourful bazaars.
Train reaches Jaipur at 0345AM and refreshing breakfast will be served at 0700AM and by 0800AM a traditional welcome ritual at Jaipur Railway Station. By 0830AM depart for sightseeing of Jaipur City and at 1330 hours a tantalizing Lunch will be provided at Amber Fort and around 1500 hours explorative tour to Amber Fort followed by a tour to local markets. At 1800 hours embark the train again for tea and leisure and a grand dinner will be provided at Jai Mahal Palace and by 2200 hours return to Place on Wheels for onward journey to Sawai Madhopur
Day 3 Friday : Sawai Madhopur: /Chittorgarh
Sawai Madhopur is a beautiful city of Rajasthan, which is extremely popular for housing the world-renowned Ranthambore National Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the historic Ranthambore Fort is an added attraction. It was a planned city that was founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur.
Train reaches Sawai Madhopur Railway station at 0530AM and by 0600AM depart for early morning jungle safari to the adventurous Ranthambore National Park. After viewing the wildlife early morning breakfast will be provided in a forest lodge and by 1000AM return back to Palace on Wheels for onward journey to Chittorgarh and royal lunch will be provided onboard at 1300 hours.
Popular for the tales of valour and romance of its erstwhile royalty, Chittorgarh was the former capital of the Sisodia clan of Mewar. Placed on the banks of rivers Gambhiri and Berach, this city has magnificent forts, ruined castles and glorious royal structures. Chittorgarh has a total of 7 huge entries. Train reaches Chittorgarh at 1600 hours and at 1630 hours depart for sightseeing tour to the Chittorgarh Fort and by 1800 hours evening tea and other refreshments will be provided at the cafeteria of Chittorgarh Fort accompanied by a beautiful light and sound show.
Day 4 Saturday: Udaipur: City of Lake
Also known as the 'City of Lakes' Udaipur is called Rajasthan's most romantic city because of its picturesque setting, Rajputana palaces and lakes. The erstwhile capital of the Mewar kingdom, Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II. The city boasts of innumerable tourist attractions.
Train reaches Udaipur at 0800AM and you will be provided with refreshing breakfast in a deluxe hotel .After breakfast at 0900AM depart for sightseeing of Udaipur City followed by A stately lunch in a heritage hotel at 1330 hours. At 1430 hours boat ride in the lake Pichola and by 1500 hours return back to Railway Station for Evening Tea accompanied by refreshments onboard Palace on Wheels .Depart for Jaisalmer and by 1930 hours a deluxe dinner on board.
Day 5 Sunday :Jaisalmer:The Golden City
Nicknamed as the Golden City, the city of Jaisalmer is very well-known for its Jaisalmer fort. This city has been named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput ruler who had established the city in 1156 AD. The city every year hosts its annual Dessert Festival, which is a major crowd puller.
Train reaches Jaisalmer at 0730AM and at 0915AM depart for sightseeing of Jaisalmer City, followed by Lunch at 1330 hours Lunch on the train or in a hotel. At 1530 depart for Tea and refreshments in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer along with a camel ride and later around 1930 hours enjoy royal dinner in the sand dunes accompanied by a colourful cultural program and by 2330 hours Return back to the train for an onward journey to Jodhpur.
Day 6 Monday :Jodhpur:The Blue City
Also known as the 'Blue City', Jodhpur was the erstwhile capital city of the kingdom of Marwar. Now a popular tourist destination, this city is quite famous for its proximity to the Thar desert and for its magnificent forts. It is dotted with innumerable attractions, worth visiting
Train reaches at Jodhpur Railway Station at 0700AM and enjoy breakfast onboard and by 0900AM depart for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur City and after sightseeing at 1400 hours Lunch in a deluxe resort and by 1530 hours return back to the train for relaxing and a ride to Bharatpur followed by dinner onboard at 1930 hours.
Day 7 Tuesday :Bharatpur/ Agra
Considered to be an impregnable city, Bharatpur was the erstwhile capital of the Jat Kingdom and now is a famous tourist destination. Also called Lohagarh, this city houses the very well-known Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is a haven for bird watchers.
Early in the morning at 0500AM arrive Bharatpur and by 0600AM leave for Keoladeo Ghana National Park for an early morning bird viewing .After viewing enjoy breakfast in a deluxe lodge in the forest and by 0830AM return back to train for onwards journey to Agra at 0845AM.
Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, the Mughal city of Agra also finds its mention in the Hindu epic of Mahabharat. The city houses 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The city is a blend of the old and the new worlds.
Train reaches Agra by 1030AM proceed first to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, seat of power of the mighty Mughal Empire. After lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel- Highlight of your journey is visit the Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world & a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble. Time free for shopping. Later return to train for onboard dinner & depart.
Day 8 Wednesday : Delhi
Train returns to Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station by 05:30AM and enjoy last breakfast on board by 07:15AM and farewell.