Palace on Wheels starts its signature journey from the capital of the country, Delhi (Safdarjung Railway Station). This itinerary is covering two Indian states, multiple architectural structures and some of the most beautiful sceneries and natural wealth of India.
This 7 Nights / 8 Days trip is the right vacation to cover every element of Indian tourism. The trip covers Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur of Rajasthan. Out of Rajasthan, it covers the Mughal paradise, Agra (Taj Mahal). The trip starts and ends in Delhi.
Highly requested to be at the Safdarjung railway station of Delhi before 16:00. The check-in process starts immediately after the traditional welcome ceremony as per Indian traditions with Garlanding, Tikka and Turban.
The crew / attendant of the Palace on Wheels Train will guide you to your respective cabins. They will serve you the welcome drink and provide a brief detailing about the facilities and amenities inside the train. The Train will start from the Delhi station towards Jaipur by 18:30.
Dinner will be served inside the train restaurants named “The Maharajah” and “The Maharani”. Overnight stay inside the train.
The train reaches Jaipur railway station by 2:00 in the morning. The sightseeing will not start until 8:00 in the morning. At 7:00 breakfast will be served in the train. By 8:00, vehicle will be ready for the excursion. Once you get down from the train, you will receive a traditional Rajasthani royal welcome with Garlands, Kali Ghodi Dance and others.
Before lunch, you will be taken to all the eminent attractions of the land like Albert Hall Museum, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and others. Lunch will be served at 13:30 in 1135 AD restaurant inside Amber Fort.
After lunch, the exploration of Amber Fort continues with the elephant ride. By evening 17:00, you will be taken to shopping at the local markets of Jaipur which is popular for its jewellery, handicrafts and trinkets. Get back to the train by 19:00. Dinner will be serve at 19:30 in the train. By 20:00, the train will start its journey towards Sawai Madhopur. Overnight stay in the train.
The train reaches Sawai Madhopur by 4:45 in the morning. The early morning jeep safari is the best part of Ranthambore National Park. Thus, the day will be start quite early on Friday. The excursion will be start at 6:00 in the morning (before breakfast). After reaching Ranthambore, your vehicle will be waiting for safari to experience the explosive tiger and other flora and fauna.
After safari, you will be taken back to the train and immediately served breakfast at 10:00 in the morning. As you dine, the train will start at 10:20 towards the next destination, Chittorgarh. Lunch will be served during the journey.
The train will reach at Chittorgarh by 15:00. After a brief rest, sightseeing will start at 16:00 and you will explore the beautiful Chittorgarh Fort which still resonate the stories of Rajputana bravery. After exploring the Chittorgarh Fort, you will taken to a restaurant inside the fort for high tea and other refreshements. The sound and light program at the fort will start at 18:00.
You will be taken back to the train by 20:00 for a delicious dinner. Dinner will start immediately. The train stays at the railway station overnight. Overnight stay in the train.
The train will start the onwards journey from Chittorgarh at 2:00 in the morning and reaches Udaipur by 7:00 in the morning. Breakfast will be served at 7:30. After a brief rest, the sightseeing excursion of Udaipur will be start at 9:00 in the morning. Before lunch, you will be taken to Saheliyon ki Bari, City Palace, Crystal Gallery and shopping until it is time for lunch.
Around 13:00, you will be taken to Fateh Prakash Hotel for delicious lunch. By 14:00, you will enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola to reach Jag Mandir Palace, where high tea will be served.
Get back to the train by 15:30. Evening tea is served immediately. After a brief rest, the train will start its journey towards Jaisalmer at 16:00. Overnight stay in the train and delicious dinner will be served on board.
The train will reach Jaisalmer by 9:00 in the morning. Breakfast will be available at 7:30. Thus, you can dine and take a brief rest before starting sightseeing at 9:30. Before lunch, you would cover Gadsisar Lake, Nathmal ji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort and Heritage City Walk.
You will be taken back to the train for lunch. After lunch and brief rest, you will be taken to enjoy camel safari at Sam sand dunes at 16:00.
After safari, you will be served tea before starting back to the train. You will reach train by 19:00. After a little refreshment, you will be taken to Gaurbandh Palace for dinner with live cultural program. Get back to the train for overnight stay by almost midnight. Train will start the onwards journey to Jodhpur immediately.
The Train will reach Jodhpur railway station by 7:00 in the morning and breakfast will be served as usual at 7:30. By 9:00, the coaches and cars will be ready for excursion. Before lunch, you will be taken to explore the famous attractions of Jodhpur covering Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and if time permits, shopping at the local shops.
By 13:30, lunch will be served at luxurious Ajit Bhawan Palace. You will be taken back to the train by 16:00.
The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the amenities and facilities inside the train. The train will start its onward journey towards Bharatpur by 16:30. Dinner will be served on board at 19:30. Overnight stay in the train.
The train will reach Bharatpur by 6:00 in the morning. You will be taken on an early excursion to Keoladeo National Park also known as “Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary” for a rickshaw safari (before breakfast) by 6:30. It is a heaven for bird watchers and see the 380 resident and migrant species of birds.
After safari, you will be taken back to the train by 8:45 AM and breakfast will be served shortly. By 9, as you dine, the train will start its journey towards the last attraction of the itinerary, Agra. The train reaches the marble paradise by 11:00 and you will be taken on an excursion immediately from Agra Cantt railway station.
Before lunch, you will process to Agra fort for exploration. Lunch will be served at Deluxe hotel at 13:30. By 15:00, you will be taken to One of the Seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal for exploration and sightseeing. The rest of the day until 18:00 is dedicated to shopping. After shopping, get back to the train.
Dinner will be served at 19:30, while the train stays put at Agra. The train starts its final journey of the itinerary towards Delhi at 20:45. Rest of the day is free for tourists to explore the train.
The train reaches Delhi Safdarjung railway station by 2:30. The breakfast will be served by 6:00 in the morning and checkout formalities starts by 7:30.
Once the formalities are completed, you will be allowed to de-board the train in their own pace and carry on with their vacation, if desired.
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The 7 Nights / 8 Days trip is the right vacation to cover every element of Indian tourism.
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