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Rajasthan Luxury Train Tour ( Palace on Wheels)



NEW DELHI : Wednesday
Reporting Time 16.00 hrs
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi Tour & Travel

The Palace on Wheels has been rated as one of the top 10 luxury trains in the world. It starts from Delhi, the Capital of India, and takes you on an exciting voyage of discovery, adventure and luxury at its best. Before you embark on your journey to heritage Rajasthan, you will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Delhi Cantonment Railway Station.

Departure: 18.30 hrs.

Jaipur : Thursday
Arrival Time: 03.00 hrs

The first stop of your exhilarating journey is Jaipur, the Capital of Rajasthan. The visionary king of Jaipur – Raja Sawai Jai Singh II – is known to this date for his scientific ingenuity and avid interest in astronomy. Jantar Mantar or Royal Observatory was built on his blueprints in the 16th century and has huge masonry instruments that can be used to make accurate astronomical calculations to this day.

The other highlights of the tour are Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds with its delicate five-storey screen façade and an ingenuous natural air-conditioning system, followed by a royal ride on a caparisoned elephant at the majestic Amer fort. The beautiful ambience will make your sumptuous lunch even more enjoyable, after which you can explore the rich collection of the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar that form invaluable part of the charms of the day.

Departure: 19.30 hrs.

Jaisalmer : Friday
Arrival Time: 09.00 hrs

Lying in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer was founed in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal. The city was conferred with the title of the Golden City as the golden-yellow hued sandstone Sonar Qila or Golden Fort with a backdrop of vast stretches of golden sands is the most imposing sight in the city.

The mansions of wealthy merchants such as Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are exemplary with their incredible frescoes, painstakingly latticed ornamentations, grand facades and delicate screens that are as distinctive as the glory and nature of businesses of their owners. These havelis are some of the finest specimens of the stone carver's skill. You can also shop for some of the most cherished handicrafts and curios of Rajasthan at Jaisalmer such as silver jewellery, fine pattu shawls, articles adorned with distinctive embroidery and mirror work, trinkets and wooden boxes.

Departure: 23.45 hrs.

Jodhpur : Saturday
Arrival Time: 07.00 hrs

You will reach Jodhpur early in the morning, where imperial grandeur and festivity brought barren deserts to life. Rao Jodha founded the Blue City of Jodhpur in 1459 AD. The colossal proportions of majestic Mehrangarh Fort inspired Rudyard Kipling to call it the ‘Work of the Giants’. Offering some of the best views of the city, the architectural excellence strewn around Mehrangarh fort complex is commendable.

At Jaisalmer, you will also see the Taj Mahal of Marwar - Jaswant Tada – white marble cenotaphs built in the memory of Maharaja Jai Singh II. The paper-thin screens with delicate carvings and rare photographs of the erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur are some of the chief attractions here. You will have lunch at the palace hotel before returning to the ultimate luxury and comforts of your beloved Palace on Wheels.

Departure: 15.30hrs.

You will reach Jodhpur early in the morning, where imperial grandeur and festivity brought barren deserts to life. Rao Jodha founded the Blue City of Jodhpur in 1459 AD. The colossal proportions of majestic Mehrangarh Fort inspired Rudyard Kipling to call it the ‘Work of the Giants’. Offering some of the best views of the city, the architectural excellence strewn around Mehrangarh fort complex is commendable.

At Jaisalmer, you will also see the Taj Mahal of Marwar - Jaswant Tada – white marble cenotaphs built in the memory of Maharaja Jai Singh II. The paper-thin screens with delicate carvings and rare photographs of the erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur are some of the chief attractions here. You will have lunch at the palace hotel before returning to the ultimate luxury and comforts of your beloved Palace on Wheels.

Departure: 15.30hrs.


Sawai Madhopur : Sunday
Arrival Time: 04.00hrs

Early in the morning, you will arrive at Sawai Madhopur founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. A special day in the Palace on Wheels itinerary, you will go on a majestic Jungle Safari at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve after a delicious breakfast onboard. The excellent tiger trails and game viewing opportunities offered by the water heads of these ferocious jungles are famous all over the world. The amazing diversity of flora and fauna presents several opportunities to click some award-winning photographs.

Departure: 10.30hrs.

On your way to Chittorgarh, you can catch glimpses of true and authentic lifestyle of rustic Rajasthan.


Chittorgarh

Arrival Time: 16.00hrs

Ringing with moving legends of exceptional loyalty, valor, love, intrigues and romance, Chittorgarh will steal your heart with narrations painted beautifully by expert guides. As you arrive at the Chittorgath Fort in the evening, you will not be able to shake off the aura of the haunting events of the times when beautiful Rani Padmini and other ladies of the royal household committed ‘Jauhar’ (or self-immolation) to save themselves from being dishonored at the hands of enemy soldiers headed by lust-filled Alluddin Khilji.

Departure 05:30hrs (on Next Day, i.e., Monday).

Udaipur : Monday
Arrival Time: 07.30hrs Monday
Lake Palace, Udaipur Tour Package

Udaipur, the Venice of the East, is undoubtedly the most romantic city of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar in 1559 AD, Udaipur is notable for its crystal clear lakes, lush greenery and mountainous backdrop making it a perfect oasis in the Great Indian Desert. The City Palace on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola offers some of the most panoramic views of the city below and has a massive series of architectural heartthrobs to explore. The Lake Palace is sprawled on an island in Lake Pichola is a most romantic setting. Surrounded by gardens, this white majestic edifice has now been turned into a luxury heritage hotel. You will have lunch at one of the famous five-star hotels of the city.

Departure: 17.30hrs.

Bharatpur : Tuesday
Arrival Time: 06.30hrs Tuesday

Arriving early in the morning, the enchanting Palace on Wheels brings you to Bharatpur, the erstwhile capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. Known as an ornithologist’s paradise, Bharatpur earned its entry into the world tourism map because of its unrivaled bird sanctuary known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. A nesting place for thousands of migratory birds such a Egrets, rare Siberian Cranes, and Water Fowls and home to hundreds of exclusive bird species of the region, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a bird watchers’ delight. The 1000-year old fort and temple inside the premises are other attractions of the place.

Departure: 09.00hrs.

Agra
Arrival Time: 12.30hrs

You will arrive at Agra, the erstwhile capital of Mughal Empire by noon. Upon arrival, you will visit the Agra Fort, a predecessor of Delhi’s Red Fort, which is at least 100 years older and has its share of majestic palaces and monuments. After lunch, you will visit the elegy in stone – Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and an epitome of undying love in pure white marble known especially for its inlay and pietra dura work.

Departure: 21.00hrs.

Delhi Wednesday
Arrival Time: 04.00hrs

Early in the morning, you will arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station, where you will be served a parting breakfast on board. The pleasant memories of your entrancing ride on Palace on Wheels and exploration of the land of royal grandeur - Rajasthan - will stay with you forever.





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