on Wheel Tour Itinerary
Reporting Time 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Cantonment
station 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
Thursday 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,
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 Jaipur’s famous jewellery,
handicrafts, carpets blue pottery and textiles. Near
Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan
Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed
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.
Day-3 Friday 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
Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli
are fine examples of the stone carver’s 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.
Saturday Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure15.30 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
While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted
articles including the famous breeches, embroidered
shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and
Sunday 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
country’s 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
Sunday 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. Moving legends
of honour and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed
Monday Departure 20.00 hrs. from Chittaurgarh
The Luxury Coach will take you to Udaipur, the Lake
City, the next morning. 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 at Lake Palace Hotel a visit to City Palace
The luxury coach then takes you back
to the Palace on Wheels at Chittaurgarh, thus winding
up a day full of delights.
Tuesday Arrival 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.
Tuesday Arrival 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 and jewelry.
After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep,
arrive at Delhi Cantt. 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.
Per person per night (2005 - 2006)
US $ 395
US $ 485
US $ 295
US $ 350
US $ 240
US $ 285
fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age)
Note:10% additional Tariff for tours during Christmas/New
Train Departures :
Every Wednesday night from Delhi Cantonment Railway
Station from September to April.
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