Palace on Wheels Tour Itinerary

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh -Udaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

The Palace on Wheels itinerary includes 7 nights / 8 days of an exciting and unforgettable journey into the fairyland. The itinerary covers the most fascinating and culturally rich cities of India, especially the colorful Rajasthan. The luxury Palace on Wheels train takes you to magnificent forts, beautiful palaces, enchanting havelis (mansions), and amazing temples and tombs including the world-famous Taj Mahal. On Palace on Wheels tour, you can also visit some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries and parks of India.

The Palace on Wheels starts its wonderful journey from the Delhi Cantonment Railway Station, every Wednesday between September and April.

Tour Plan

Day 01: Wednesday - Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Cantonment Railway Station, the guests receive warm and traditional welcome. Later at 17:45 hrs, the luxury Palace on Wheels departs Delhi for Jaipur. Enjoy a delicious dinner on board at around 20:00 hrs. Overnight will be on board the train.

Day 02: Thursday - Jaipur
Arrival: 02:00 hrs, Departure 19:30 hrs

On your arrival at Jaipur, the pink city of India, you are greeted by beautifully decorated elephants and Shehnai recitation. After breakfast in the morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. An air-conditioned coach will take you to the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) followed by a visit to the magnificent Amber Fort. Enjoy an exciting elephant ride up to the Fort. You can also do some shopping for Jaipur's famous jewelry, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and dyed fabrics.

Lunch will be at the luxury Rambagh Palace Hotel. After lunch, visit Jantar Mantar (the largest observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh) and the City Palace. In the evening, we return to the Palace on Wheels and start for Jaisalmer at 19:30 hr. Dinner and overnight onboard the train.

Day 03: Friday - Jaisalmer
Arrival: 08:15 hrs, Departure 23: 00 hrs

Popularly referred as the 'Golden City', Jaisalmer is a fascinating medieval city of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is famous for its fort, palaces and beautiful havelis (mansions). See the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmalji-ki-haveli and Salim Singh- ki-haveli among other attractions of Jaisalmer. Later, enjoy shopping at Rajasthali - the Rajasthan Govt. emporium- offering fine pattu shawls, mirror work, embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewelry and curios.

Return to the Palace On Wheels for lunch. After lunch, we proceed to the enchanting Sam Sand Dunes in the heart of the Thar Desert. Enjoy an exciting camel ride on the exotic sand dunes of Sam. Enjoy dinner and a colorful cultural program at a hotel in Jaisalmer. Later, return to the Palace on Wheels and we start for Jodhpur at 23:00 hrs.

Day 04: Saturday - Jodhpur
Arrival: 07: 00 hrs, Departure 15: 30 hrs

Morning arrival at Jodhpur, the second largest and well fortified city of Rajasthan encompassed by a high stonewall with seven gates and several bastions. See the famous Mehrangarh Fort and the palaces like Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. Enjoy lunch at the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace. Later, return to the Palace on Wheels and we start for Sawai Madhopur at 15:30 hrs.

Day 05: Sunday - Sawai Madhopur
Arrival: 04: 00 hrs, Departure: 10:30 hrs

Early morning arrival at Sawai Madhopur. Sawai Madhopur is famous for its proximity to Ranthambore National Park, one of the finest Tiger Reserves of India. Enjoy a jeep safari in the park for tracking tigers, chital, deer, monkeys and a variety of colorful birds. You will also visit the 10th century Ranthambore Fort. Later, return to the Palace on Wheels and we start for Chittorgarh at 10:30 hrs.

Day 05: Sunday - Chittorgarh
Arrival: 16.00 hrs

Chittorgarh, the pride and glory of Rajasthan, is famous as the city of bravery, romance and sacrifice. Besieged thrice, the massive 7th century Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed fierce battles between superior enemies and brave Rajput warriors who chose to fight till last to protect the pride and dignity of the land. See the Fort and many beautiful palaces and towers inside the fort complex. Later, return to the Palace on Wheels for an overnight stay.

Day 06: Monday - Udaipur
Departure: 20.00 hrs from Chittorgarh

Early in the morning at 5:30 hrs, a luxury coach takes you to Udaipur- the city of lakes. Situated amidst three beautiful lakes, Udaipur is famous for its scenic beauty and lovely enchanting lake palaces and temples. See the beautiful Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the crystal blue waters of Lake Pichola. Later, enjoy lunch at the Lake Palace Hotel. Evening return to Chittorgarh and board the Palace on Wheels for an overnight journey to Bharatpur.

Day 07: Tuesday - Bharatpur
Arrival: 06: 30 hrs Departure: 11: 45 hrs

Early in the morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives at Bharatpur. After breakfast onboard, visit the famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary popularly referred as the "Ornithologist Paradise". Spot a wide variety of colorful birds including the world-famous Siberian Cranes, the migratory birds visiting Bharatpur during winters. Later, return to the Palace on Wheels and we start for Agra, the city of Taj.

Day 07: Tuesday - Agra
Arrival: 14.30 hrs, Departure: 23.00 hrs

On way to Agra, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the 16th century historical town built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. See the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world, the Jama Mosque and the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, a famous Sufi saint of India.

On arrival at Agra, enjoy lunch at a luxury hotel. After lunch, we proceed to see the world-renowned Taj Mahal and the magnificent Agra Fort. One of the most beautiful monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan, in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. In the evening, return to the Palace on Wheels for dinner and we start for Delhi.

Day 08: Wednesday - Delhi
Arrival: 06: 00 hrs

The Palace on Wheels arrives at Delhi Cantt Railway Station at 6:00 hrs. Enjoy breakfast on board and disembark the luxury train with sweet memories of India tour.

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