From: November 25, 2020
To: December 2, 2020
Explore this beautiful and diverse land and its tourist attractions in a royal style just like a
King o Queen – an Indian Maharaja!
And the most interesting way to explore Rajasthan is on Palace of Wheels. It reflects the royalty and majesty of the bygone era when the kings and queens lived large. This Luxury train not only give you an exciting experience of a train journey but also take you to some of the most famous tourist attractions.
Rediscover the age of decadence and romance. Step inside the Palace on Wheels and discover the elegance of the bygone era. This moving palace crosses through the land of Maharajas – Rajasthan and you travel in luxury & style and no less a Maharaja for the royal treatment is the byword of this luxury train journey. Discover the vibrant colours of Rajasthan in a journey like no other as you travel on board the Palace on Wheels. The 7 nights journey on board the India Luxury Train the Palace on Wheels takes you into an Era of luxury and royal hospitality. Get away from the busy life. Take an amazing and relaxing trip enjoying the Culture & Heritage of Rajasthan and the World famous Taj Mahal.
Day 1, 25th of November, Wednesday: Delhi – Board the Train Palace on Wheels:
Safdarjung, Railway Station, New Delhi at four o’clock in the afternoon.
Today you are picked up from your Delhi Hotel and transferred to Delhi Safdarjung railway station. I you arrive at the airport, you will be met and transferred to the station whatever time you may be arriving,
Report at 16.00 at Delhi Safdarjung railway station to complete check-in and registration formalities for your Luxury Train Journey on board The Palace on Wheels.
Once you have settled in your cabin our executive will bid you good bye and the train leaves Delhi at around 18.30 and proceeds towards its first destination Jaipur. Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, 26th of November 2020, Thursday: Jaipur.
03.45: Train will reach Jaipur early in the morning.
07.00: Breakfast will be served..
08.00: Departure by coach for sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well-planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendour with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.
This is followed by a visit to Albert Hall and the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II.
At 13.30: After reaching at Amber, you can enjoy the festively decorated elephant for a ride up to the fort. After lunch, a visit of Amber fort the best example of splendid fusion of Rajput and Mugal style of Architecture is offered.
The hall of victory Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling adorned with mirror-work an inlaid panel. Return back to the train by coach for fresh n’up. After a short rest, enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board the train’s luxurious dining car.
18.00: The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Dinner will be served on board.
Day 3, 27th of November, Friday: Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.
05.30: Arrival at Sawai Madhopur. 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. A visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country’s best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392sq kms is hometown to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes.
06.00: Departure for Ranthambore National Park (Sanctury visit)
09.00: After the game, a safari canter will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board.
10.30: Departure for Chittiogarh
16.30: Sightseeing in Chittorgarh, where we view the Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won… thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more, the Victory Tower and the
Tower of Fame. You will also have an opportunity to witness the sound and light show at the majestic Chittorgarh Fort.
19.00: The coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, dinner will be served on board. The Palace on Wheels stays in Chittorgarh station until the early morning before departing for Udaipur.
The elegant lounge-car on the Palace on Wheel train set
Day 04, 28th of November, Saturday: Udaipur, Rajasthan.
08.00: Arrival in Udaipur. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals.
09.00: Departure for sightseeing by coach and visit Sahalio Ki Bari, shopping and City Palace & Crystal Gallery.
13.30: After lunch at a Palace Hotel, we see one of the most beautiful sites of Udaipur, as we cross Lake Pichola by boat, past the majestic Lake Palace Hotel idyllically situated in the middle of the lake.
15.00: The luxury.coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.
15.30: departure for Jaisalmer, dinner will be served on board.
Day 05, 29th of November, Sunday: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
07.30: Breakfast on board.
09.15: Arrival at 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.
09.30: 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.
13.30: Enjoy lunch at the palace hotel.
15.30: After lunch, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea enjoying the sunset.
19.00: Arrival on the train.
19.45: Later enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at the Palace Hotel. After dinner the coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.
Day 6, 30th of November, Monday: Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
07.00: Arrival at Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall 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.
07.30: Breakfast on board.
09.00: Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting 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 the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.
13.15: Lunch will be served at a city hotel.
14.45: The coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.
15.00: Departure for Bharatpur. Dinner will be served on board.
Day 7, 1st of December, Tuesday: Bharatpur, Rajasthan & Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
05.00: Arrival at Bharatpur, Early next morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal.
06.00: 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.
08.30: The coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board and you will depart for Agra
10.30: Arrival at Agra Railway Station.
11.00: Proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the Red Fort
13.30: Lunch at the 5 Star hotel.
15.00: Move on to pay a visit to 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.
17.30: Shopping Tour – Agra is also known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.
20.00: Dinner will be taken at the hotel, later on the coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Bid farewell to the train & perhaps a final drink in lounge bar.
Day 8, 2nd of December, Wednesday: Delhi (Train Disembark).
04.00: Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station
07.00: Breakfast on Board.
07.30 – 08.00: Bid farewell to the Palace on Wheels.
You will be met by our executive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station and he will transfer you to Delhi Airport for onward your onward journey.
This is Roald’s anniversary gift from friends and family. He takes a few friends along on this exotic expedition to the High North – a very selected group as this is a “by Invitation Only Tour”. It will, however, be organized again in the not too distant future for a larger group.More Details List of Tours
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