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PALACE ON WHEELS

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DAY 01 (WED) DELHI

In the evening board Palace on Wheels at Safdarjung railway station. Full details and timings of excursions will be available in your cabin but a summary is listed in this itinerary. The Palace on Wheels consists of 20 coaches including 14 air-conditioned sleepers, two restaurant cars and a lounge and bar. Each sleeper has four compartments with en suite facilities and twin lower beds. The train is very traditionally decorated. Your personal attendant or ‘Khidmatgar’ is available at all times. Dining is in one of the two restaurant cars, the Maharaja and Maharini, serving a variety of cuisine including Indian, international and Chinese. There is a comfortable lounge car, a well stocked bar and library available for relaxation.
Overnight on board train.

Working Itinerary:
1600 HRS: Reporting at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station.
1745 HRS: Departure for Jaipur
2000 HRS: Dinner and overnight onboard train


DAY 02 (THU) JAIPUR
The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. Jaipur is also popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in1727 A.D. Breakfast would be served on board in the lounge area following that you will proceed, sightseeing tour. During the tour you will visit the Palace of Winds, a stone facade with an immense number of finely sculptured lattice panels. Continue to the Amber Fort, which you will ascend on the backs of elephants or by Jeeps. Lunch would be served at a Five Star Hotel. You will also be taken to a government emporium with fixed prices for Shopping.
Dinner and overnight onboard train

Working Itinerary:
0000 HRS: Arrive Jaipur.
0730 HRS: Breakfast onboard
0830 HRS: Departure for local sightseeing tour
1300 HRS: Lunch at the Le Meridien
1700 HRS: Departure for Jaisalmer
2000 HRS: Dinner onboard 2000 HRS:



DAY 03 (FRI) JAISALMER

In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill. After breakfast we set off to see Jaisalmer, a fairytale walled town in the Thar Desert. Visit the fortified town with its fine stone carvings and narrow streets before returning to the train for lunch. In the late afternoon a camel ride is included in the desert and is followed by dinner and entertainment outside in the Hotel.
Overnight on board train.

Working Itinerary:
0615 HRS: Arrive Jaisalmer.
0730 HRS: Breakfast onboard
0830 HRS: Departure for local sightseeing tour
1300 HRS: Lunch and rest
1700 HRS: Visit sand dunes and enjoy camel safari
1930 HRS: Dinner and cultural program
2300 HRS: Departure to Jodhpur


DAY 04 (SAT) JODHPUR

Next morning the Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stonewalls with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces within- Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. Your morning is spent touring the town and seeing the high walls of the massive Mehrangarh Fort and Palace with its fine sandstone carvings. Lunch is taken in the beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, originally the Royal Palace of the Maharajas of Jodhpur. You also see Jaswant Thada Fort, a white marble memorial.
Overnight on board train.

Working Itinerary:
0730 HRS: Breakfast onboard
0800 HRS: Arrive Jodhpur
0830 HRS: Departure for local sightseeing
1300 HRS: Lunch at Umaid Bhawan Palace
1530 HRS: Departure for Sawai Madhopur
2000 HRS: Dinner and overnight onboard


DAY 05 (SUN) SAWAI MADHOPUR - CHITTAURGARH
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. An early start today as you go in search of game on an early morning drive and with luck, you may see tiger in their natural surroundings as well as many other animals. After the game drive you rejoin the train. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight. After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won….thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more.
Overnight on board train.

Working Itinerary:
0400 HRS: Arrive Sawai Madhopur
0630 HRS: Breakfast onboard
0730 HRS: Game viewing safari in Ranthambore National Park
1100 HRS: Departure for Chittaurgarh 1230 HRS: Lunch onboard
1530 HRS: Arrive Chittaurgarh 1600 HRS: Departure for local sightseeing tour
2000 HRS: Departure for Udaipur and dinner served


DAY 06 (MON) UDAIPUR

Today morning you will arrival Udaipur, the Lake City. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble Palaces-the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. After a brief sightseeing tour you will be taken to the water for a boat trip on the Lake Pichola and lunch at hotel. On return, you tour the Palace of the Maharani of Udaipur, where you will see the Hall of Mirrors, Roof Garden Pond and Peacock Court. Return to board the Palace on Wheels. The train then departs for Bharatpur.
Overnight on board train.

Working Itinerary:
0645 HRS: Arrive Udaipur
0730 HRS: Departure for local sightseeing
2000 HRS: Depart for Bharatpur
2030 HRS: Dinner and Overnight onboard


DAY 07 (TUE) BHARATPUR - AGRA
Early next morning, the Palace arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds. After breakfast, you will proceed for sightseeing tour visiting Marshes of Bharatpur bird sanctuary by cycle rickshaw. After your visit, you will depart for Agra. Agra in terms of ambiance is still associated with its Mughal period. The Mughals besides being great rulers were also great builders and they preserved their best architectural wonders for Agra & its neighbourhood. After lunch at 05 Star Hotel you will proceed for the sightseeing tour visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Following which you will visit the impressive Red Fort. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewelry.
Overnight on board train.

Working Itinerary:
0700 HRS: Arrive Bharatpur and breakfast onboard
0730 – 0900 HRS: Depart to visit National Bird Sanctuary that is home to storks and nearly every other kind of bird imaginable
1200 HRS: Arrive and Lunch in Agra
1430 – 1730 HRS: Sightseeing tour of Agra
2000 HRS: Departure to Delhi.


DAY 08 (WED) DELHI
Palace on Wheels dream journey ends in Delhi – which is the capital of India and is a truly cosmopolitan city - a home to people from different sates, speaking different languages and celebrating different festivals. Enjoy the multi-colored atmosphere filled with tremendous "josh" and enthusiasm.
Tour ends

Working Itinerary:
0600 HRS: Arrive at Delhi
0800: Breakfast onboard 0900 HRS:
Check out from the train.

TARIFF

TARIFF INCLUDES:

  • Cost of travel
  • Full catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner)
  • Conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches, entrance fee for monuments
  • Palaces cultural entertainment at Jaipur and Jaisalmer
  • Boat ride to and fro Lake Palace Hotel at Udaipur
  • Elephant ride at Jaipur
  • Camel ride at Jaisalmer
  • Rickshaw ride at Bharatpur. 

TARIFF DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature and video camera charges for entry into Parks and monuments.
  • Any Hotel accommodation. At the end of this document we have suggested few hotel options & transfers tariff.

SPECIAL NOTE:

  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years
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