To discover the glorious history or the opulent lifestyle of Raja-Maharajas of the golden state of Rajasthan with one of the best luxurious train “Palace on Wheels” is really captivating.
Originating and concluding in Delhi, this magical expedition will take you through the ideal gateway to royal Rajasthan, Jaipur, Venice of the East or Udaipur, the Blue City of Jodhpur, Golden City of Jaisalmer and Bharatpur are some of the cities that will be visited during this lavish tour of Rajasthan. Be its glorious golden past, royalty, history, spirituality, and wilderness everything about this tour will fondle your senses for sure! So don’t seat back, come and explore Rajasthan with “Palace on Wheels”.
Welcome to India’s pulsating capital, “Delhi”! Around 04:00 PM, get ready to arrive at the “Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi” for completing not only check in formalities/ registration for the Palace on Wheels but from here your grand tour of India aboard Palace on Wheels starts.
After check- in formalities, you will be greeted and welcomed by our tour manager and the crew of Palace on Wheels train as per Indian traditions like with garlanding, tikka and turban.
Afterwards, you will be escorted to your affluent cabin, relax for a couple of hours and join the delicious on-board dinner in two tastefully dining cars - cum- restaurants named “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani”.
Overnight stay on-board as in the evening by 06:30 PM only the train move towards its first destination “Jaipur-The ideal gateway to royal Rajasthan”.
Today morning, after having your on-board breakfast, set out for a discovering tour to “Jaipur”, the place with all its royalty and richness, wonderful forts, rich heritage, vibrant culture, warm hospitality, mouth-watering cuisine and ample shopping options has truly much to offer.
Visit Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal,Jantar Mantar, City Palace and enjoy the Elephant ride. Visit “Amber Fort” boasts for the classic combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture, its wonders like Ganesh Pol, Sila Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Magic Flower Fresco and Man Singh Palace await you in the interiors of Amber Fort. So first take pleasure in a lip smacking lunch at “Amber Fort”, later continue to discover the beauty of Amber Fort.
Post this, around 5:00 PM; it’s time to a heady shopping experience! Visit some of the “Local Markets” of Jaipur which are well known for trinkets, handicrafts and jewellery. Afterward embark the train again for tea and leisure, as by the advent of evening a royal dinner at the on-board train awaits you.
After luscious dinner, come back to the luxurious Palace on Wheels. Have a comfortable overnight stay, as tonight only by 08:00 PM the train proceed to “Sawai Madhopur”. Enquire Now
Today, following an early morning breakfast in a forest lodge, set off for an exhilarating jungle safari to “Ranthambore National Park” where explosive tiger crouching in the mid of sprawling greenery surely enchant you.
Later, the most enticing and adventurous experience , it’s time to head back to Palace on Wheels for delicious on-board lunch as by 10:20 AM only the train move towards its next destinations “Chittorgarh”.
Once you reached, relax for a while and around 04:00 PM, make a visit to the “Chittorgarh Fort”, which still resonate with the stories of Rajputana bravery and romance, enjoy your evening tea and other refreshments at the cafeteria of Chittorgarh Fort accompanied by a beautiful “Son-et-Lumiere (Sound and Light Show)”.
Later, come back to the Palace on Wheels train and arount 8:00 PM, get ready to enjoy dinner onboard the train.
After dinner, now it’s time to call it a day by retiring at the comforts of the Palace on Wheels, as tonight the train is stationed in Chittorgarh only.
Today following an early morning on-board breakfast, you will proceed to discover one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in India “Udaipur” home to splendid palaces and havelis, wonderful temples, art galleries, museums and lakes is surely worth your visit.
After reaching in Udaipur, have a refreshing breakfast onboard the train. At 9:00 AM set out to witness the majestic beauty of main “City Attractions” such as Saheliyon Ki Bari, shopping, City Palace & Crystal Gallery. Be a part of a grand feast/lunch in the afternoon at Fateh Prakash Hotel.
There after, a romantic “Boat ride on Lake Pichola” with the breath-taking view awaits you. Enjoy tea at the Jag Mandir Palace.
After completing the boat ride, enjoy evening tea along with some refreshments will be served onboard the Palace on Wheels.
Today, after on-board breakfast, first on the agenda is a sightseeing tour of the “Golden City- Jaisalmer” such as Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal ji ki Havelies and City Walk
Go back to the train and enjoy lunch onboard the train.
The main memorable part of your day is a high tea and refreshments in the mid of the sand dunes of Jaisalmer together with a camel ride. Not only this, it’s colourful, cultural programme at hotel Gaurbandh Palace in the romantic setting of the desert allure you.
Post this, head back to the train for an overnight stay and dinner onboard.
Continue your journey to “Jodhpur”.
Have an appetizing on-board breakfast and set off to explore the famous attractions of “Jodhpur”, from the gigantic Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur surely gives you a royal welcome.
Post this, it’s time to enjoy lunch at a “Luxurious Resort” at Ajit Bhawan Palace, there after head back to the train as by 4:00 PM only the Palace on Wheels leave for the next destination “Bharatpur”.
Your dinner and overnight stay will be on-board.
Begin your early morning with a safari to the “Keoladeo Ghana National Park” also known as “Bharatpur bird sanctuary”, a heaven for bird watchers, here on safari, you won’t enjoy the panoramic views but over 380 resident and migrant species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes excites you a lot.
After the safari, have a tempting breakfast onboard the train, and then head back to the train for onward journey to “Agra”. Upon reaching Agra, around 11:00 AM, set out for a magical sightseeing “Agra” tour followed by a regal lunch at a deluxe hotel or either you can enjoy lunch onboard the train.
Later make it to visit to the majestic “Taj Mahal”; one of the most admired Mughal masterpieces in the world never fails to impress its visitors. Afterwards, get ready for both an exciting as well as taxing shopping experience in Agra, visit some of the local city market boasts for semi-precious stones, jewellery, handicrafts with inlay marble work and miniature replicas of the Taj Mahal.
Return to the train for delicious on-board dinner on the final night on the Palace on Wheels . Conclude your day by retiring to your cabin for a quiet sleep as the train starts rolling back to Delhi.