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Destination Covered :
Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur -
Ranthambore - Udaipur - Bharatpur - Agra
7 Nights / 8 Days
One of the ten best luxury trains of the world.
Palace on Wheels needs little or no introduction on
world tourism front. The trains is amongst the 10 top most luxurious trains
in the world and is a joint venture of Rajasthan Tourism Development
Corporation ( RTDC ) and Indian Railways. The train meander the Northern
terrains of India and was started on 26th January, 1982. Since then the
train have done nothing but to ameliorate the Rajasthan tourism industry by
luring foreign and domestic travellers.
Enjoy the Royal Splendour
It had been long since it was incepted and some deseperate improvements
were needed. The year 2006 marked a new beginning for Palace on Wheels as a
lot of fundamental changes were brought in. These innovations have been well
accepted by the tourists as they have added a lot of vibrancy on their
It began all with the change in the starting point of Palace On Wheels. The
train used to start from Delhi Cantonment Station but from now onwards the
train would turn its first wheel from Safadarjung Railway Station.
RTDC took complete care of the fact that the passenger would feel at home
away from it. The train had 14 deluxe coach with all modern facilities of
daily life. It had 4 cabins attached to each deluxe coach which served the
bath an shower purpose of the travellers. The Palace on Wheels India had two
restaurants cum Kitchen cars which offered traditional Indian, Continental
and Chinese cuisines.
There had been few more additions in the services provided which truly
makes a journey on Palace on wheels regal. Now the travellers could undergo
an Ayurvedic bath in the train. Yes! a Herbal bath! and for this the
passengers would be provided with Ayurvedic
products like Aloevera soaps, gels and lotions.
More so, the train would have Internet facilities which would link the
travellers on board with the world. RTDC have also decided to change the 14
Inch colour TV with a modern Plasma TV.
Another important refinement on the train was the addition of Buggy ride.
Buggy is a horse driven cart and was once a royal means of transportations.
Indian Maharajah's and Queens used Buggy to travel. These ride would be
offered in Jaipur.
Day 1 : Delhi
You would start your foray on Palace on Wheels from Delhi and for this you
have to reach the Safadarjung Railway Station. At the station, you would be
given a warm traditional Indian welcome. Your reporting time would be 16.00
hrs and the train would start at 18:30 hrs. This would give you ample time
to explore the train and become friendly with co passengers. The train
promises to carry the regal legacy of the olden times. You would experience
the same as the Kings used to experience on their travel. The well laid out
deluxe coach with all the premium facilities would make your Palace on
Wheels tour travel an extraordinary experience.
Day 2 : Jaipur
The city of Jaipur
, popularly known as
the Pink City and is situated 258 km from Delhi
The train would arrive at 02.00 hrs in Jaipur and would halt for a
considerable time as you would be able to cover various destinations in the
city. The first could be Hawa Mahal, a frescoed red stone palace, which was
made for the queens to watch the royal processions on road. It was a part of
the City Palace but over a period of time it is considered a separate
Next to Hawa Mahal is the famous City Palace. City Palace is a perfect
blend of traditional Rajasthan architecture and Mughal architecture. It
would take approximately 2 hrs to explore the palace. We would go in a
Palace hotel for lunch which would serve some best dishes of its menu card.
Post lunch, you would be taken to the famous Rajasthali, which is the only
Rajasthan Government Emporium. You can purchase some genuine handicraft
products from the city which would be available at fixed prices. Later we
would visit the famous Jantar Mantar, one of the largest observatory
constructed by the Sawai Jai Singh II. This would end your journey and you
would board your luxury coach and travel back to Palace on Wheels. Your
dinner would be served on board.
3 : Jaisalmer
We would visit Jaisalmer
08.15 hrs. Jaisalmer is the desert city of India. The city was founded by
Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD and comprises of many ethnic pieces of history. You
would board your luxury coach after breakfast and would cover some
fascinating destinations of Jaisalmer. We would visit some of the famous
Jaisalmer havelis which includes Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and
Salim Singh-ki-haveli. Shop some great handicraft material from Rajasthali,
the only Rajasthan Government Emporium. The best buys of the state are the
Pattu Shawls, mirror work, wooden boxes, silver jewellery and wooden boxes.
Post lunch, you would try the famous sam sand dunes of the state. Surf the
sand dunes of the Golden Thar desert
desert is a long stretch of sand and have number of wildlife species. At
dinner, your food would be served along with the cultural programmes.
Day 4 : Jodhpur
We would arrive at Jodhpur in 7:00 hrs. The city is the second largest city
of Jodhpur which was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. There are numerous
forts and palaces in the city. Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh
Khana and Daulat Khana are some great example of good havelis. Your lunch
would be served in the famous Palace hotel. You could actually purchase some
good products from the city. Embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware,
paintings and tie and dye fabrics are some of the famous artifacts which you
could purchase from Jodhpur. The train would depart the Jodhpur station from
Day 5 : Ranthambore
This day filled with lot of adventure as you would reach the famous Sawai
Madhopur city quite famous for as a wildlife destination. The small town
houses the Ranthambore national
. This is considered the best wildlife destination of all times.
The park spans over an area of 392 sq kms and is a home to many bird
species. As for as the purchases, Sawai Madhopur have much to offer and it
began with exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. The train would
slowly chug to Chittorgarh.
Day 6 : Chittaurgarh
Chittaurgarh is a fascinating place of India and when Palace on Wheels come
to this railway station, the city is a pristine beauty. You would visit the
famous Kirti Stambh or the Tower of Fame is the oldest stambh of all times.
It was constructed in 12 th century and was dedicated to Lord Adinath Rishab
Deo. We would cover few other forts in Chittaurgarh which are of relative
importance. We would also visit Kalika Mata temple, the temple is dedicated
to goddess Kalika. Board on the luxury coach, and travel back to your royal
home - Palace On Wheels.
Day 07 : Bharatpur
This is another day of wilderness and adventure. You would start your
Bharatpur expedition after breakfast. Board the luxury coach and depart for
the exotic destination. If you are visiting Bharatpur, we are sure that you
wouldn't like to waste your trip. You would be provided with a guide who
would detail you on the park. The sanctuary is quite popular for its birds
and natural beauty and we would explore both. Safaris' would be one means
which would help us on our overall expedition. The Palace on Wheels
authorities would make a provision for a safari trip which would help you to
understand the diverse nature of the park. The park is a World Heritage
The park is an adorable home to 350 species of birds which include
open-bill storks, egrets, grey herons. The most popular visitor here is the
Siberian cranes. For details of the site, you can collect guides and maps
from the Tourist reception centre and is located at a place where you would
show your ticket to enter the park. If possible purchase the book on Salim
Alis' Birds of Bharatpur - A Checklist.
Day 7 : Bharatpur - Agra
From Bharatpur, the train would move to Agra and we would have our
breakfast in the city on board. A luxury coach would take you to the city
where you could explore the various dimension. If we speak about Agra, the
first effigy that comes to mind is the beautiful Taj Mahal.Taj Mahal is a
scenic beauty and a rich amalgam of Indian and Persion beauty. Taj Mahal has
much more than just mere White marbles. You would have to undergo a thorough
checking before entering Taj Mahal. Turn left towards to reach steps where
breathtaking sights awaits you.
From Taj Mahal, you would be taken to Agra fort. The fort is 2 km from the
Mahal. This would actually be beneficial for you as this would be the second
World Heritage Site in a row. This is a 16 th century fort and is also known
as the Red Fort. The fort was constructed in Indo-Saracenic style of
Your lunch would be in one of the best restaurants in Delhi. It would be an
enticing experience as this would give you moments to recapture moments you
have passed in the city.
Later in the evening, we would explore Fatehpur
, another World Heritage Site of India. The city is 37 kms from
Agra and was constructed in 1571 and 1585. The deserted city of Fatehpur
Sikri have retained number of monuments with the help of Archeological
department of India. You would return to your train from where the wheels
will churn towards Delhi.
Day 8 : Delhi
This would be your last stop in Delhi. From here, you would depart to your
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