7 Days from USD 1500 onwards

Delhi | Jaipur | Sawai Madhopur | Chittorgarh | Udaipur | Jaisalmer | Jodhpur – Bharatpur | Agra | Delhi


Day 1: Wednesday, Delhi - Departure 6.30 PM

You will be treated like Maharaja and Maharani with a royal welcome by garlanding, Tilak and turban with glass of wine. Delhi, the capital city of modern India is known for its rich valorous and fused history. Once the fabled city of the heroes of the Mahabharata and ruled by the Rajputs before they were displaced by foreign invaders. The tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels at Safdarjung New Delhi. You will be introduced to your fellow travellers. Feel free to explore your new Palace, and acquaint yourself with its various facilities. Relax with a drink at the bar. Dinner will be served onboard in its two restaurants.

Highlights of Day 1 - Acquaint yourself with the train on the first day with Wine and Dine on the Palace on Wheels

Day 2: Thursday, Jaipur - Arrival 3.45 AM Departure 11.30 PM

Your tour began at the Hawa Mahal Palace of Wind, followed the amazing Jantar Mantar-Astronomical Observatory are to be explored at leisure. The home of the erstwhile rulers. The city palace is now a museum of full royal splendour. Jaipur also offers a great shopping experience since the city is the country's capital as far as handicrafts are concerned. This includes a very extensive range as well as a major International centre of cutting and polishing of gems and stone. Also, Jaipur is known all over the world for hand block printing on textiles. Lunch at Amber Fort. Soon 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 Mugal 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 freshening up. After rest awhile enjoy sumptuous dinner onboard.

Highlights of Day 2 feature– Welcome at Jaipur, the pink city known for its planned architecture and monuments. Elephant Ride to reach Amber Fort is another attraction of the day besides the lavish lunch in this famous fort complex.

Day 3: Friday, Sawai Madhopur - Arrival 5.30 AM Departure 10.30 AM Chittaurgarh - Arrival 4.00 PM Departure 2.00 AM

The Ranthambhore National Park at junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur.

A 1,000 year old Ranthambhore Fort of great historical importance atop a high hill stand tall remain of the historical part cenotaphs, tombs, stepped well, summer palace etc, have all merged harmoniously in to the sprawling forest.

Three big lakes- Padam Talav, Malik Talav and Raj Bag- are alike turquoises studded in the vast tract. Though a delicate eco system, Ranthambhore is dynamic in the diversity and density of fauna it supports. Tiger at the apex of the food chain lords over the kingdom in a subtle way solitary by nature. It operates with stealth. Quite naturally tiger sighting are always a matter of chance, though evidences of its activities are equally exciting other then tigers you may have opportunity to see 24 different species of mammals, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar, Indian Gazel, Jungal cat, Panthers, Jackal, Hynas Rarely sloth bears, also almost 300 different kind of birds. Highlights of wild morning of Day 3 will feature Jungle Safari in Ranthambhore National Park. Return back to Palace on Wheels. Breakfast and lunch onboard.

Enjoy the afternoon on train as it travels the lush green country side before arriving to Chittorgarh. Arrival 4.00 PM Departure 2.00 AM

Chittorgarh Fort is considered as the largest fort of India, built by various Mauriyan rulers during 5th to 8th century period, this for covers an area of 680 acres most of the structures in side the fort premises are in ruins. But a glimpses at this giant abodes of Rajput still fills on with thrill. The fort is accessible after ceremony seven gates. Rana Kumbha palace and Padamini Palace in the fort are considered as master pieces of Rajput architecture Padmini Palace had been the residence of beautiful queen Rani Padmini.

In the year 1313 Alaudhin Khilji after knowing about the beauty of the queen attack on the fort. But the Rani performed Johar (Taking once own life by fire).The victory tower built by Maharana Kumbha in the memory of victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujrat in 15th Century. This tower is the symbolic identity of Chittorgarh. Sound and light programme at fort reveals the larger than life tales of love, tragedy and sacrifice. Highlights for second half of Day 3 includes Light & Sound show at Chittaurgarh fort. Dinner will be served to you onboard.

Day 4: Saturday, Udaipur - Arrival 8.00 AM Departure 3.30 PM.

The capital of the Sisodia Maharanas, enjoy pre-eminent among the Rajput clams of Rajasthan spend the day sight seeing at Udaipur. Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation for a new kingdom, which was named on him. Udaipur, situated at Lake Pichola is an impressive city of palaces bestowed with architectural and artistic aesthetics including miniature paintings.

Subsequently, the princes built the seemingly floating Island Palace, the royal summer retreat, offering a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Visit to Crystal Gallery- It is a balcony of Fateh Prakash Banquet hall which is proud owner of a museum of crystal glass furniture, crockery, chandeliers of old time.

Highlights of Day 4 include sumptuous Lunch at Palace Hotel. The day proceeds with an enlightening visit to Crystal Palace, famous for crystal furniture, crockery and antique chandeliers. Boat Ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur is another great attraction of Udaipur sightseeing.

Day 5: Sunday, Jaisalmer Arrival 9.15 AM Departure 11.45 PM

The golden city of Rajasthan has a charm of its own; Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput ruler founded the city in 1156 AD. The western most citadel of the desert, Jaisalmer has an ancient history linked with its development as a trading centre. Located en-route one of the two passages that connected India with Persia, Egypt Africa and West, Jaisalmer is steeped in golden history of the past. The Bhati Rajput, sole guardians of the city accumulated enough wealth through tax levied on the passing Caravans and created picturesque kingdom called Jaisalmer. The Sonar Qila Fort, made of yellow sand stone will immediately command your attention here.

The city is also known for its old mansion better known as Havelis. Patwon Ki Haveli and Nathmalgi Ke Haveli, Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli most striking architecture a fine blend of ancient and the medieval era. Shopping and lunch at Moomal Hotel. At the sweeping sand dunes, enjoy the romance of solitude at Kuldhara and your camel takes you deep in the Thar Desert, the set hare is the most awaited experience. As the sum sets the rolling golden dunes the surreal experience is worth. Cultural performance - campfire with dinner in dunes.

Day 5 highlights will take you deep into the Thar Desert through Camel Safari or Jeep Safari in the golden deserts of Jaisalmer. This day will also allow you to relish Rajasthani Food in the company of traditional music at a 5 star hotel. Evening Tea will be served with the sunset. Dinner will be served to you at the Palace Hotel.

In winters, you can enjoy the cultural performance and traditional campfire with dinner in the dune camps.

Day 6: Monday, Jodhpur Arrival 7.00 AM Departure 3.30 PM

Special welcome on arrival and sightseeing of mighty fort followed by lunch at Star hotel.

The city best known for its indigo-hued homes and buildings, Jodhpur is the former capital of the Marwar. The Mehrangarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 and later his successions also added new structures. The fort is situated 120 meters high rocky hill, this fort is witness the lavish and royal history of Rathore.

Fort stands on strong and wide walls, which are 20 to 120 feet high and 12 to 70 feet thick its gigantic structure and finely carved intricate sculpture are a treat for eye.

The royal structure boasts its own saga of security and beauty. The Pearl Palace has a delicately carved stone screen. Umaid Vilas displays the Rajput miniature paintings and the Ajit Vilas exhibits musical instruments and the royal costumes. Shopping of local handicrafts.

Umaid Bhawan Palace world's finest and largest palace in the world Maharaja Umaid Singh utilized the services of a well known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester for the construction of this palace. There are 347 rooms in the palace that boast about its grandness and splendour the central dome that has become the identity of the palace 110 feet high. The royal family in still lives a part of the palace also having the old clock museum.

Lunch at 5 Star Hotel. After lunch back to Palace on Wheels, dinner onboard.
Highlights of Day 6 features Shopping of Local Handicrafts in Jodhpur.

Day 7: Tuesday, Bharatpur - Arrival 5.00 AM Departure 8.45 AM Agra - Arrival 10.30 AM Departure 11.00 PM

Bharatpur A royal kingdom where the Jats, rather than the Rajputs, ruled. Bharatpur's Jat History is not too old, with Suraj Mal establishing a firm stronghold in a region contested by both the Rajputs and the Mughals. Suraj Mal exploits are legendary, and the fort, Lohargarh, or Iron Fort, has a history that recounts it with pride. The only fort in the state to have bastions of mud, these proved meritorious because they simply swallowed up the cannon shells not allowing them to impact.

The Keoladeo Ghana National Park one of the finest bird sanctuary in the world was developed by a royal edict when dykes were created so that water could be canalized for the hunting preserve as the Maharaja of Bharatpur wished to create.

Over three hundred species of birds many of them migrant species that come from parts as distant as Siberia and China. Experience the chirpiness of the birds in the beginning of Day 7 of Palace on Wheels Train Tour.

Agra Arrival 10.30 AM Departure 11.00 PM

A visit to the world's most well known monument and well worth its fame. The Taj Mahal built in the memory of his beloved empress by emperor Shah Jahan, this marble mausoleum is the greatest gesture of love known to mankind and is breathtakingly, bewitchingly beautiful. Land for the building of the Taj Mahal in Agra came from the Maharaja of Jaipur and the marble used in its construction was from the mines of Makrana, also in Rajasthan. The precious stones used in its inlay, and the craftsmen employed for the twenty two years its construction took, came not only from India, but from all over the World.

Sum up your Palace on Wheels Tour with a monument nonpareil to the beauty, grandeur and emotions felt at The Taj Mahal in Agra on the Day 7. Depart with the royal memories to Delhi.