Palace On Wheels
Day 1 Wednesday
Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi
|16:30 hours||Assemble at the railway station at least an hour before the actual departure time to complete check-in and registration formalities. The train leaves Delhi at around 1830 hours and proceeds towards its first destination Jaipur. Dinner is served on board. Overnight stay on Palace On Wheels.|
Day 2 Thursday
|03:45 hours||Train will reach Jaipur early in the morning.|
|07:00 hours||Breakfast will be served at 0700 hrs.|
|08:00 hours||Departure by coach for sightseeing tour of Jaipur. 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 Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 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 storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendour with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.This is followed by a visit to Albert Hall and 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.|
|13:30 hours||After reaching at Amber you can enjoy the festively decorated elephant for a ride up to the fort. After lunch visit of Amber fort the best example of splendid fusion of Rajput and Mughal style of Architecture.The hall of victory Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling adorned with mirror work an inlaid panel. Return back to train by bus for freshen up & after rest a while enjoy sumptuous dinner on board.|
|18:00 hours||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, Dinner will be served on board.|
Day 3 Friday
Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
|05:30 hours||Arrival at Sawai Madhopur. 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. A visit is arranged to the Ranthambhore 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.|
|06:00 hours||Departure for Ranthambore National Park (Sanctuary visit).|
|09:00 hours||After the game, a safari canter will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board.|
|10:30 hours||Departure for Chittorgarh.|
|16:30 hours||Sightseeing in Chittorgarh, where we view the Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won… thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more, the Victory Tower and the Tower of Fame. You will also have an opportunity to witness the sound and light show at the majestic Chittorgarh Fort.|
|19:00 hours||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, dinner will be served on board. The Palace on Wheels stays at Chittorgarh station until the early morning before departing for Udaipur.|
Day 4 Saturday
|08:00 hours||Arrival in Udaipur. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals.|
|09:00 hours||Departure for Sight Seeing by coach and visit Sahelion Ki Bari, shopping and City Palace & Crystal Gallery.|
|13:30 hours||After lunch at a Palace Hotel, we see one of the most beautiful sites of Udaipur, as we cross Lake Pichola by boat, past the majestic Lake Palace Hotel idyllically situated in the middle of the lake.|
|15:00 hours||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.|
|15:30 hours||Departure for Jaisalmer, dinner will be served on board.|
Day 5 Sunday
|07:30 hours||Breakfast on board.|
|9:15 hours||Arrival at Jaisalmer. In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156 A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city.|
|09:30 hours||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.|
|13:30 hours||Enjoy lunch at palace hotel.|
|15:30 hours||After lunch, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea enjoying the sunset.|
|19:00 hours||Departure for Jodhpur. Dinner on board.|
|19:50 hours||Later enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at Palace Hotel. After dinner The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.|
Day 6 Monday
|07:00 hours||Arrival at 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.|
|07:30 hours||Breakfast on board.|
|09:00 hours||Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting 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 the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.|
|13:00 hours||Lunch will be served at a city hotel.|
|14:15 hours||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.|
|15:00 hours||Departure for Bharatpur. Dinner will be served on board.|
Day 7 Tuesday
Bharatpur, Rajasthan & Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
|05:00 hours||Arrival at Bharatpur, Early morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal.|
|06:00 hours||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.|
|08:30 hours||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board and will depart for Agra|
|10:30 hours||Arrival at Agra Railway Station.|
|11:00 hours||Proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Red Fort.|
|13:30 hours||Lunch at the 5 Star hotel.|
|15:00 hours||Move on to pay a visit to 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 Mahal.|
|17:30 hours||Shopping Tour – Agra is also known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.|
|20:00 hours||Dinner will be taken at the hotel, later on the Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Bid farewell to the train & perhaps a final drink in lounge bar.|
Day 8 Wednesday
|04:00 hours||Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station.|
|07:00 hours||Breakfast on Board.|
|07:30-08:00 hours||Bid farewell to the Palace On Wheels.|
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