The Palace On Wheels train takes you on a splendid and enchanting royal journey through the bygone era of the erstwhile Maharajas.
Though times have changed and the winds have shifted, the Palace On Wheels cruises along in royal style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryears could have perpetuated and enjoyed.The exquisite and exclusive Palace On Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dining cars and a very personalized service… in fact, almost everything that could compromise of heaven on earth for seven days.
|The Palace on Wheels comprises of 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, equipped with world class amenities to enhance the pleasure of traveling. The 14 coaches are named after former Rajput states matching the aesthetics and interiors of the royal past. Each saloon has a mini pantry and a lounge to ensure availability of hot and cold beverage, and refreshments and a place to relax and get together. 4 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities. The furniture with its inlaid motifs has been specially created for the Palace on Wheels.|
The train has two lavish restaurants “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” with a Rajasthani ambience serving palate tickling Continental, Chinese, India and Rajasthani cuisines. The train also boasts of a well stocked bar offering the choicest of sprits of Indian and international brands. Each coach also offers a good collection of books to choose from. The Palace on Wheels is regularly refurbished to a great extent. The decor in the saloons, bar lounge has been changed, keeping in mind the traditionally aesthetic yet modern, Palace on Wheels. Toilets have been redone and are maintained sparkling clean. Each saloon lounge has been equipped with color television and a CD player. A satellite phone is on the way to make you communicate anywhere in the world from the train.
Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi
Travel back in time with visit to magnificent forts & palaces, savor the royalty with royal welcome and hospitality, catch a glimpse of Royal Bengal Tigers on prowl in their natural habitat, visit World Heritage Sites and shop at colorful bazaars, this and more during 8 days itinerary of the Palace on Wheels.
A complete all inclusive experience
Accommodation on a Luxury train carriage
Enjoy the royal hospitality
Sumptuous regional food
Marvel the Taj Mahal of Agra
Game drives in Ranthambore
Explore the royal palaces and forts of Rajasthan
Day 1 – Delhi
Welcome to India. You will be received at the International airport and transferred to New Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway station. Assemble at Safdarjung Railway Station by 1600hrs for a traditional welcome and to get set for a luxurious Palace on Wheels journey across "the Land of Maharajas" Rajasthan. The train departs at 1830hrs.
Day 2 - Jaipur
You will arrive at the first destination, Jaipur, in the wee hours of the morning. Post breakfast onboard the train, you will be taken around the Jaipur city and to the most significant locations housed here including the City Palace Complex, and the Hawa Mahal. Post lunch visit the Amber Fort (lunch to be served in the fort) and the local markets of Jaipur.
Return to the Palace on Wheels by 18:00 hours for tea and some moments of leisure. Depart for a grand dinner experience awaiting you at the Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur and post-dinner set off for the next location - Sawai Madhopur.
Day 3 - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh
Day 3 will be exceptionally adventurous for you as on this day you will get a chance to meet the wild animals of the Ranthambore National Park! The greenery, the flora, and the fauna will contribute towards sketching in your mind, unforgettable pictures like never before. Capture images of tigers in their most natural habitat and in great attendance as well. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the jungle lodge and later return to the Palace on Wheels to continue your sojourn to the next destination in line, Chittorgarh.
Post lunch aboard the luxury train, you will go on a sojourn to explore the beauty of the erstwhile fortress town of Chittorgarh. Evening tea and a spectacular light and sound show also waits to entertain you in the fort environs.
Take delight in a lavish dinner experience and return to the train for overnight stay.
Day 4 - Udaipur
You will arrive in Udaipur by 08:00 hours on the 4th day of the Palace on Wheels sojourn. Known as the city of lakes, Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in the 15th century and is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Visit the city attractions like Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas - Lake Palace, and the Jagdish temple etc. Savor a sumptuous lunch in a heritage hotel and visit the City Palace complex.
Before embarking on your sojourn to Jaisalmer, do make sure that you visit the splendid Crystal Gallery and a boat ride on the lake Pichola as well! Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.
Day 5 - Jaisalmer
The train will land you in the city of Jaisalmer in the morning of the 5th day of journey. Post breakfast you can start off your voyage across the city and visit the astonishingly beautiful havelis and mansions including the Patwon ki Haveli, the Nathmalji ki Haveli, and Salim Singh ki Haveli. You can also visit the local markets for their extensive menu of local handicraft products!
Enjoy a delectable lunch in the Hotel Moomal and then depart for sightseeing across the Sam sand dunes. The camel ride and the gorgeous views of the sunset will more than make your day memorable. Dinner and a cultural extravaganza wait to surprise you in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Return to the train for overnight stay and travel down to Jodhpur.
Day 6 - Jodhpur
The train will chug its way through, to the next destination in line, Jodhpur. Jodhpur is famous for housing a number of majestic monuments in its bosom including the Mehrangarh fort, the Jaswant Thada, and the Umaid Bhawan Palace. These and several other places you will get a chance to visit on the 6th day of the Palace on Wheels itinerary.
Lunch will be organized for you in a palace hotel to make your sojourn, all the more regal. Later, embark on shopping tours across the markets of Jodhpur city to pick up handicraft items such as embroidered shoes, silverware and tie and dye fabrics. Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.
Day 7 – Bharatpur - Agra
The train arrives at Bharatpur by 05:00 hours. Bharatpur is mostly noted for housing the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and National Park. The huge numbers of migratory bird species that flock to this place every year, make the wildlife environs of Bharatpur all the more special. A trip across the jungles will take almost 3 hours; therefore it will already be 0900 hours by the time you will depart for the next destination - Agra.
Agra is mostly visited for Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Epitomising the love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is visited by all guests visiting India.
After you have travelled around the Agra monuments and the markets (mostly visited for its marble souvenirs, jewellery and leather goods), take delight in a specially organized light and sound show before you halt for dinner in a city hotel. Later, you will embark the luxury train to move back to Delhi, to conclude the trip. Overnight stay aboard the Palace on Wheels train.
Day 8 – Delhi (Return)
Early morning on the 8th day of the journey, the train will land you in the Safdarjung Railway Station, marking the end of the Palace on wheels trip. You will be transferred to the International Airport for your onward journey with a bunch of enthralling and mesmerizing memories of your tour.
January, 2016 6, 13, 20, 27
February, 2016 3, 10, 17, 24
March, 2016 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April*, 2016 6, 13, 20, 27
September*, 2016 7, 14 , 21 , 28
October, 2016 5 , 12 , 19, 26
November, 2016 2, 9, 16 , 23 , 30
December, 2016 7, 14, 21, 28
January, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25
February, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22
March, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April*, 2017 5, 12, 19, 26
September*, 2017 6 , 13 , 20 , 27
October, 2017 4 , 11 , 18, 25
November, 2017 1, 8, 15 , 22 , 29
December, 2017 6, 13, 20, 27
January, 2018 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
March, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
April, 2018 4, 11, 18, 25