INDIA, PALACE ON WHEELS
Priced From $3500 Per Person
8 Days | 7 Nights
Overnight travel & stay in luxury train with air-conditioned sleeping chambers with private attached bathroom
Pre-paid group excursions and sightseeing trips in air conditioned buses with services of English speaking guide
Monument entrance fees
All meals inclusive and bottled drinking water
Entrance & camera fee at monuments & Wild Life Reserves
Jungle Excursion in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
Elephant joy ride in Jaipur; Sound & Light Show at Chittor Fort
Boat ride in Udaipur
Cultural Program with dinner in Jaisalmer
Cycle Rickshaw ride in Bharatapur Bird sanctuary
Visit to Taj Mahal in Agra
Day 1 (Wednesday): New Delhi Depart
Report by 4:30PM at Safdarjung Railway Station for traditional welcome including garlanding, tikka and turban & check-in formalities for the ‘Week in Wonderland’ train tour. Free time for photo-shoot with traditionally attired Palace On Wheels staff. At your leisure, proceed to Bar Lounge for complimentary welcome drink. The train departs at 6:30PM & dinner is served.
Day 2 (Thursday): Jaipur, The Pink City
Breakfast is on-board, followed by royal elephant welcome at Jaipur Railway Station. Then proceed to visit St. Albert Museum, Pink City Palace & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (sun observatory). After a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the sightseeing tour reaches the excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber. Enjoy an elephant ride up the steep ramparts of the fort. Lunch is held in the 1135 AD Boutique Restaurant, located in Fort premises. Later discover the beauty of 16th century well preserved Fort Palace, with huge courtyard’s and built in rare fusion of combined Rajput and Mughal architecture. At around 5:00PM, visit the vibrant local market for shopping. Return to Palace on Wheels train around 6:00PM & depart for the next destination. Dinner is served.
Day 3 (Friday Early Morning): Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
After an early morning in the forest lodge, proceed to jungle safari inside Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. One of the most popular reserves in India with a rich history; the jungle is home to tigers, panthers, sloth bears, pythons, marsh crocodiles, hundreds of deer and numerous birds. Truly a delight for wildlife lovers. This afternoon, the Palace on Wheels train reaches Chittorgarh Railway Station. Begin excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread over a huge plateau – with history dating back to 11th century. It is considered to be the largest fort of India. In the evening, enjoy Sound & Light program in fort complex & later return to train for dinner.
Day 4 (Saturday): Udaipur, the City of Lakes
After breakfast proceed to visit 17th Century built – City Palace complex with eleven constituent Mahals, balconies, towers and cupolas. Also visit Crystal Gallery – housing personal collection of H.H. of Udaipur. Later enjoy boat ride around the world famous “Lake Palace Hotel” atop a small island in the middle of Lake Pichola. Lunch is held at the majestic Fatehprakash Palace Hotel. Later, free time for shopping followed by a visit to the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari.
Day 5 (Sunday): Jaisalmer, Oasis in the Desert
After breakfast proceed to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort, which seems straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the 15th century built living Fort complex, standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town & glows golden in the afternoon sun. Then visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses. Nearby is located a group of 15th century built Jain Temples, which are beautifully carved & have a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India. Proceed for lunch to 5-Star Hotel & later return to train for tea. Late afternoon excursion to Sam sand Dunes in Thar Desert for Camel joy ride during sunset. Later enjoy Cultural Program & Dinner at 5-Star Hotel.
Day 6 (Monday): Jodhpur, Heart of Marwar
Train arrives at 08:00 AM in Jodhpur and after on-board breakfast proceed for sightseeing of 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort, atop a rocky hill which soars 125 Mts. above Jodhpur town. The Palace complex it is approached by a series of gateways set at an angle so that enemy armies could not charge, with any success. Once past the Fort gates, you have access to breath taking Palatial Apartments (Mahal), overlooking wide courtyards. Inside the fort complex is a museum having wide & impressive collection of royal dresses & medieval weapons. Nearby the Fort complex is located, late 19th century built Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. Later visit museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace, displaying personal artifacts of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur. Lunch is served at Hanwant Mahal Boutique Restaurant.
Day 7 (Tuesday Early Morning): Bhatarpur Bird Sanctuary
Begin the day at the UNESCO world Heritage Site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary& enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to view many of 375 species of both local & migratory birds (from places like Sri-Lanka, Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet). The train brings you to the railway station on outskirts of Agra. The sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, the seat of power of the once mighty Mughal Empire.
Lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel is followed by a visit to the majestic Taj Mahal, one of new 7 wonders of world.
Day 8 (Wednesday): New Delhi Return
The Palace on Wheels returns to Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station where you will check out after breakfast for your onward journey.
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Prices are land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply.
See India like never before on The Palace On Wheels luxury train journey. This 8-day journey, traverses across the huge terrain of Rajasthan and Agra where you will travel like a maharaja with a personal butler, luxury amenities – that’s only a sampler of what you can expect on this once in a lifetime experience.
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