The Palace on Wheels - Luxury Train of India

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Enjoy a Luxurious Train Tour You Always Dreamt Of

Whether you travel by plane, car or any other means of transport, a train journey holds a unique place in one’s memories and cause of most nostalgic moments of a journey. The Palace on Wheel is one such train journey that let you to experience the most exotic and luxurious tour ever travelled by you. The luxury train devised to have an entire trip of heroic and cultural land of Rajasthan run by Indian Railway in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation to promote tourism activities in Rajasthan.

Termed as the fourth luxurious train in the world, the concept of Palace on Wheels is derived from the royal coaches used by earlier rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India.

What makes the Palace on Wheels is unique are its luxurious cabins, wall to wall rug, a well stocked with bar, two feeding cars and a very pleasing customized services. Stopping at various destinations on a tour to Rajasthan one can glance through different cultures, historical sites along with Art & Craft, Music & Dance and delectable cuisines of Rajasthan.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Wednesday Board Palace on Wheels

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the Safdarjung Railway station to begin your lifetime memorable journey on the Palace on Wheels.

Day 02 Thursday Arrival at 02.00 hrs in Jaipur. Departure 19.30 hrs to Jaisalmer

The first destination of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan also known as the Pink City. You will be taken for sightseeing of the city by an air-conditioned coach. Visit Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building. Later visit to Amber Fort, where you can enjoy the elephant ride to ascend the fort. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II. The Luxury coaches will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30 pm. Dinner on Board. The train leaves for Jaisalmer.

Day 03 Friday Arrival at 08.15 hrs in Jaisalmer. Departure at 23.00hrs to Jodhpur

Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. This city was founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. The yellow sandstone gives an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. You can see a very fine work in stones in Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli which has a very grandeur facade. After lunch go for short excursion to camel safari at Sam dunes .Enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer. The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.

Day 04 Saturday Arrival at 07.00 hrs in Jodhpur. Departure at 15.30 hrs to Sawai Madhopur

Today morning the train arrives in Jodhpur. This is the second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. The Mehrangarh fort stands at a height of 400 feet. The grand palaces within- Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive instances of architectural perfection. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the Palace on Wheels.

Day 05 Sunday Arrival at 04.00 hrs in Sawai Madhopur. Departure 10.30 hrs to Chittaurgarh

Today arrive early morning to Sawai Madhopur founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. Once it was a hunting ground for the royal family. After breakfast you will be taken to the Ranthambhor National Park, where you can see the remains of 10th century fort. This national park is famous for the tigers. Besides tiger one can also view hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh.

Arrival 16.00 hrs.
Have your lunch on board. Arrive Chittaurgarh which was once the capital of Mewar.

Day 06 Monday Departure at 05:30 hrs from Chittaurgarh for Udaipur

Welcome to the lake city of Rajasthan, Udaipur. This city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, in the year 1559A.D. The magnificent Jag Niwas was once upon a time was the summer residence of the rulers has now been converted into a Lake Palace Hotel. Jag Mandir, another island on Lake Pichola is worth visiting. After lunch a visit to City Palace is exhilarating. In the evening visit the crystal gallery. Later proceed to Bharatpur on board Palace on Wheels.

Day 07 Tuesday Arrival at 06.30hrs in Bharatpur. Departure 11.45 hrs for Agra

Today early morning you will arrive in Bharatpur which is famous for watching migratory birds. After having your breakfast, visit to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, where you can get an opportunity to view Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds. Later leave for Fatehpur Sikri which was once the capital of Akbar. It has a very big palatial complex designed in the Mughal architecture. After lunch move on from the Red Fort and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. After dinner on board have a good night’s sleep.

Day 08 Wednesday Arrival 06.00hrs in Delhi

Arrive at Safdarjung train station, New Delhi at 6.00 hrs of next morning carrying back a lots of unforgettable memories of the past seven days which will keep lingering in your mind.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

07 nights aboard luxury train

Meals

07 Breakfasts, 07 Lunches, 07 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Elephant ride, Folk dances, camel ride, boat ride

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

07 night and 08 days journey to the royal state of Rajasthan in a five star like accommodation on wheels. Each cabin on the luxury train of India, Palace on Wheels, is uniquely designed and tastefully equipped with all modern amenities for the guests.

Single room supplement is also available in Palace on Wheels Train for those travelling single or not sharing accommodation with other co-travellers. The luxury train does not offer a facility of a triple room.

Remark : Pre and post luxury train trips and hotel stay can be booked upon request.