This tour is designed for those who want to experience the life of Maharajas of the bygone era in Regal Style. Though times have changed since Maharajas ruled some cities in Rajasthan, the Palace on Wheels, a Royal Luxury Train managed by Indian Railways, continues to cruise along in royal style. This exquisite Palace has luxurious cabins, majestic bar and high-end restaurants to ensure you are well fed. Personalized service for everything gives an ecstatic feeling of ‘Heaven on Earth’ for this week-long tour.
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The Palace on Wheels, comprising 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, s equipped with world class amenities to enhance your travelling pleasure. Coaches, named after Rajput states and matching aesthetics and interiors of the royal past, are equipped with mini pantries / lounges to ensure hot and cold beverages. Refreshments are available at all times and places well attended for all to relax and get together with fellow travelers. The other facilities include 4 twin-bedded chambers with channel music, attached baths with running hot and cold water, wall to wall carpeting and inlaid motifs specially created for this ‘Palace’, besides many other amenities, including lavish restaurants serving Continental, Chinese. Indian and Rajasthani cuisines.
The weeklong tour traverses Rajasthan and returns to Delhi via Agra where a visit to the Taj is one of the highlights of the tour. The whole tour is an amalgamation of different experiences through the desert state of Rajasthan where the magnificent forts of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Jaipur bear testimony to the battles that once raged across this desert land, whilst the romantic palace of Udaipur offers a glimpse of a softer side to the rich history of this part of India.
Our itinerary takes in the three royal capitals of Rajasthan – Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur – each with its own glittering palaces, temples and impressive forts rising high above the city skyline. There is also a chance to see the magnificent tigers and a plethora of species of wildlife at Ranthambore National Park and Keoladev National Park before travelling to Agra, in Uttar Pradesh, for the magnificent Taj Mahal, calling in at the one-time Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri on the way, and further on to Delhi.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
Arrive in Delhi (Tour starts 16:00 hrs from Safdarjung Railway Station) Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon transfer to Safdarjung Railway Station. Board ‘Palace on Wheels’ at 16:00 hrs. to experience journey of a life time through fascinating Rajasthan. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Jaipur (Arrival 02:00 hrs – Departure 19:30 hrs) The first stop of the Palace on Wheels is Jaipur. By air-conditioned coach visit Hawa Mahal, and Amber Fort on well decorated elephant. After lunch at a Palace Hotel, visit City Palace, and Jantar Mantar. Dinner on Board. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Sawai Madhopur (Arrival 05:30 hrs) and Chittorgarh (Arrival 16:00 hrs) Morning, arrive in Sawai Madhopur. Before breakfast visit Ranthambore National Park. Return to the Palace on Wheels and leave for Chittorgarh. Breakfast and lunch on board. Visit Chittorgarh Fort and return to Palace for overnight journey. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Udaipur (Arrival 08:00 hrs – Departure 15:30 hrs) Arrive in Udaipur and visit City Palace after breakfast. Also visit Crystal Gallery – housing personal collection of the erstwhile local Maharaja. Later enjoy boat ride on lake Pichola and proceed for lunch at a Palace Hotel. Dinner on board Palace on Wheels. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Jaisalmer (Arrival 09:15 hrs – Departure 23:45 hrs) After breakfast on board visit Jaisalmer Fort. Walk through the market to Patwon Ki Haveli. After lunch on board, go for an exciting camel safari on the sand dunes of Sam. Dinner and local cultural programme at hotel in Jaisalmer. Train leaves for Jodhpur at night. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Jodhpur (Arrival 07:00 hrs) This morning, Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur. Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the Palace on Wheels. Shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles and spices. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Bharatpur (Arrival 05:00 hrs – Departure 08:45 hrs) Early morning, ‘Palace’ arrives in Bharatpur. After breakfast visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Agra (Arrival 10:30 hrs – Departure 23:00 hrs) After breakfast visit Red Fort in Agra. Late afternoon after lunch visit Taj Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work. After some shopping proceed for dinner on board the ‘Palace’. Overnight Overnight - Palace on Wheels
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel and to the airport late evening. After dinner on board the previous night and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Safdarjung Raiwaly Station, New Delhi at 06:00 hrs. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon, visit Humanyun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Transfer to airport.
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Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
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