Palace on Wheels - India

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Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi


In times gone by, the rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India travelled by these luxurious coaches. You can experience the same memorable and glorious past in this special heritage tourist train - a journey that takes you to the royal land of sand dunes, regal forts and palaces, to the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal.

 

Day 1 (Wed): Delhi (D)
Board the Palace on Wheels for a week-long extravaganza through fascinating Rajasthan.

Day 2 (Thu): Jaipur (B/L/D)
Enjoy a full day tour of the Pink City of Jaipur, visiting Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, followed by a visit to the Amber Fort by Jeep . In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum and Observatory.

Day 3 (Fri): Sawai Madhopur-Chittaurgarh (B/L/D)
Arrive into Sawai Madhopur and visit Ranthambhore National Park - this wildlife sanctuary is the country’s best for observing and photographing tiger activities. The train leaves in the afternoon for Chittaurgarh. Explore the historic fort, with its legends of valour and chivalry, before continuing on to Udaipur.

Day 4 (Sat): Udaipur (B/L/D)
Udaipur, the Lake City, is one of the most romantic cities of the East. Two of the 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 Pichola. Visit the City Palace overlooking Lake Pichola.

Day 5 (Sun): Jaisalmer (B/L/D)
In the heart of the Thar Desert, lies Jaisalmer, a walled city. See the palaces, Jain temples and magnificent Havelis. After lunch on board, visit sand dunes of Sam and enjoy camel rides in the desert. Dinner and cultural program at hotel before returning to the Palace on Wheels

Day 6 (Mon): Jodhpur (B/L/D)
Arrive in Jodhpur and visit Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive and formidable in Rajasthan, Jaswant Thada, the Royal Cenotaphs and Mahamandir, an architectural wonder with 84 intricately carved pillars. In the afternoon, visit handicraft showrooms for some bargains.

Day 7 (Tue): Bharatpur–Agra (B/L/D)
Arrive into Bharatpur and visit the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for thousands of species of birds. A short journey takes you to Agra to visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, a pristine monument of undying love. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.

Day 8 (Wed): Delhi (B)
Early morning arrival into Delhi, and disembark after breakfast.



Includes: Accommodation for 7 nights with main meals, group transfers & sightseeing as indicated, local English speaking guides and entrances.

Departs: Wednesday, September - April

Notes: Option to take minimum 5 nights’ experience also. Ask for suggestions for pre-post arrangements.