The royal carriage of Palace on Wheels will roll into the city with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal on the 7th day of the tour. The train will move towards Agra, right after we conclude the visit to Bharatpur. The Mughal city situated on the banks of the River Yamuna boasts of three more UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra lies in the rich alluvial plains between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna and has been the most visited city of the Golden-Triangle of tourism in India.
It has forever been an important city in history for trade and culture, but matured itself to be one of the most important cities in India during the Mughal rule. After a tour of the heritage and history of Rajasthan and nature and wildlife, it only makes sense to end the royal journey with a visit to the city with the Taj.
The total area of the city spans for 1881 square km, and it was first established by Raja Badal Singh a Sikarwar Rajput King in 1475.
The distances of major cities from Agra are as follows:
- Lucknow 330 km
- Kanpur 280 km
- Bharatpur 58 km
- Mathura 59 km
- Hathras 51.9 km
- Delhi 239 km
Best time to visit:
October to March
Rajasthani, Hindi and English
Mawa Kachodi, Dal Baati Churma, Malpuas, Pakodi, Khud Khargosh and Bharwa Bhindi.
About Bharatpur – A brief history through time:
Bharatpur is a special mention in the state of Rajasthan with unique history and heritage that is the symbol of perseverance. The people of Bharatpur first revolted against the terror of the Mughal rule. It was Badan Singh who defeated the Mughals and was then crowned as the king and conferred the title Raja in the year 1724. His adoptive son Suraj Mal later captured the fort of Bharatpur and laid the foundation of the city there. The British troops had tried to capture Bharatpur but failed to do so, however, the city came under the British reign in 1825. Today the modern Bharatpur still echoes its imperial and colonial past with the modern identity of one of the richest nature reserves.
Make The Journey Royal :
We will arrive at the former capital of the Jat Kingdom at the last wing of our royal journey aboard the Palace on Wheels train. Bharatpur truly serves as the bird and nature lover's paradise attracting millions of keen eyes from all over the world to witness the winged beauties. The place is situated close to Agra the Mughal city that houses the Taj Mahal one of the 7 wonders of the world.
As the Palace on Wheels train rolls into the Bharatpur railway station, our guests will be escorted to a guided tour of the infamous Keoladeo National Park. Followed by an enchanting tour of the nature reserve we will arrive back to the train for a sumptuous breakfast, while our ride will move towards Agra. On arrival in Agra we will sample a lavish lunch courtesy of the finest Clarks Shiraz hotel of Agra. Post lunch we will visit the Taj Mahal and then take up a leisurely stroll of the city market. As the day draws to an end we will venture back to our luxury ride for the night and make way for arrival at Safdarjung station in Delhi.