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Palace on Wheels Train Tour
:06 Nights - 07 Days
Places Covered : New Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer
- Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur
- Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Begins : 09.30 hrs.
Join the tour group for a day tour of New Delhi.
Tour includes visit to the India Gate, Lotus Temple,
Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and more. After lunch
at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to
the Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi where
the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome
before the Palace on Wheels pulls out into the night
... for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating
||Arrival 02.00 hrs.
Departure 19.30 hrs
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
Swai 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 storeyed building along
the main street of the old city in pink splendor
with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone
windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber
Fort, eight kms. away, where rides on caparisoned
elephants add to the ambiance. Shop for Jaipurs
famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets blue pottery
and textiles. Near Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali
- the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling
genuine handicrafts at fixed prices.
After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to 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. The Luxury coaches
will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30
pm. Dinner on Board.
||Arrival 08.15 hrs.
Departure 23.00 hrs.
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
and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples
of the stone carvers skill.
Shop at Rajasthali-the only Rajasthan Govt.
emporium, for fine pattu shawls, mirror work &
embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver
jewellery and curios. After lunch on board, go for
an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam,
before sipping a refreshing cup of tea.
Enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at
a hotel in Jaisalmer.
The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
||Arrival 07.00 hrs.
Next morning the Palace on wheels is in 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. 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.
After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the
Palace on Wheels.
While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted
articles including the famous breeches, embroidered
shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie
and dye fabrics.
||Arrival 04.00 hrs.
Departure 10.30 hrs
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. After breakfast 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 countrys
best for observing and photographing the activities
of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392
sq.kms. is home 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. 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.
||Arrival 16.00 hrs.
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images
of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won.thrice-beseiged,
Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more.
05:30 hrs. from Chittaurgarh for Udaipur
Arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City at 7:30 AM. 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 lunch a visit to City
Palace is exhilarating.
In the evening visit the crystal gallery. Later
proceed to Bharatpur on board Palace on Wheels
06.30hrs. Departure 11.45 hrs
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.
14.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs
Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri-the red sandstone
Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is
a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated
to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a muslim Sufi Saint
who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on
from the Red Fort and arrive at 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
Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work
like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods
After dinner on board and a good nights sleep,
arrive at Safdarjung Train Station, New Delhi
at 6.00 hrs the next morning and let the pleasant
memories of the past week linger on your mind for
a long, long time.
tour ends here
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