Palace On Wheels

Palace On WheelsTour

(7 Nights / 8 Days )

Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Agra - Bharatpur - Delhi
Palace on wheels, a train modeled on the lines of the beautiful palaces of the erstwhile Maharajas of India has been rated among the most prestigious trains of the world. The pride of India, Palace on Wheels undoubtedly, is the most luxurious train of India and probably the world. The comfort and the convenience available in Palace on Wheels are unmatched by any other luxury train. If you want to experience a feeling of royal luxuries, then choosing Palace on Wheels can be the best option for you. This beautiful train offers you an opportunity to peep into the cultural, architectural, natural and traditional richness of India. But you can enjoy your memorable ride on this train only during the months from September to April. As this beautiful train requires a lot of renovation and maintenance to retain its comfort and charm. The itineraries planned for this train is in such a way that during the night you travel and daytime you enjoy visiting numerous tourist destinations. The train takes you to palaces, forts, havelis, sand dunes, wildlife sanctuaries and many other fabulous destinations; you won't forget all your life. Special tour package is offered for the companies and corporate on request that combine pleasure with business in the Palace on Wheels.

The Palace on Wheels has 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, each having 4 cabins attached with bath and shower. These saloons are well connected with channel music, intercom and interesting games for children. The Palace on Wheels also has two restaurants cum kitchen cars named as Maharaja and Maharani offering you Indian, Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese cuisine. The other services on request include laundry services, barbershop and beauty parlors. An attendant or 'Khidmatgar' is always there at your service to cater all your travel needs. The royal treatment received onboard the Palace on Wheels are worth a trial. The destinations covered by the Palace on Wheels are Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and finally Agra.

About Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels is a journey worthy of Kings. No wonder the experience is labelled the Palace on Wheels.With its cream saloons, with a border of flowers, chug through Rajasthan on a journey through the former royal kingdom of this state.Once ruled by kings whose presence lingers on its forbidding fortress, and fairytale palaces, now converted into museums and hotels, and restaurants where retainers serve truly royal repasts. Newly assembled at the coach factory in Madras, it is fully vestibuled and centrally airconditioned, truely a palace on wheels.Each Coach named after the former princely states, has 4 twin bedded chambers, thoughtfully decorated in ethnic Rajasthani décor. Channel Music, Intercom, Attached washrooms with hot & cold water and Wall to Wall carpeting are some of the facilities to make you feel at home.Each saloon has personal attendants or Khidmatgars, who are at your beck and call to extend a courteous helping hand, should you need anything.

The 7 Nights weekly tour on this Maharaja Train departs from Delhi every Wednesday evening (from Sept to April) & you may book them for minimum four Nights also.

Day 01 : Delhi

1645 Hours: Report Delhi Cantonment Railway Station and board Palace On Wheels Maharaja train tour.
1800 Hours: Departure for A week in Wonderland Tour.
2000 Hours: Dinner on board.

Day 02 : Jaipur

0000 Hours: Arrival in Jaipur.
0730 Hours: Breakfast on board.
0830 Hours: Sightseeing. 1300 hours: Lunch at the Rambagh Palace Hotel.
Welcome to the Pink City of Jaipur - the biggest town of Rajasthan. It is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts & enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets, their rose pink color lending enchantment to the scene which is almost magical at sunset. Places of interest include Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a remarkable five storeyed building facade in pink splendor, the Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and various other monuments from medieval times. This town is also popular with tourist for its semi- precious stones, gems & jewellery, & woollen carpet work.

1900 Hours: Departure for Jaisalmer.
2000 Hours: Dinner on board.

Day 03 : Jaisalmer

0615 Hours: Arrival in Jaisalmer.
0730 Hours: Breakfast on board.
0830 Hours: Sightseeing.

Welcome to heart of Thar Desert. Founded by Rawal Jaisal in the twelfth century, Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert and is today one of Rajasthan's best-loved tourist destinations. Local color and warmth prevail over the inhospitable and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic. The yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering majestically over the city. The nearby shifting sand dunes of Sam remind you of Sahara Desert.

1300 Hours: Lunch on board and rest.
1700 Hours: Visit the sand dunes and experience the thrill of a camel safari.
1930 Hours: Dine while enjoying a cultural programme.
2300 Hours: Departure for Jodhpur.

Day 04 : Jodhpur

0730 Hours: Breakfast on board.
0800 Hours: Arrival in Jodhpur.
0830 Hours: Sightseeing.
1300 Hours: Lunch at the Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Welcome to the blue city. Famous for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort built in mid 15th century by Rao Jodha, the founder of the city, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. Part of the Desert Tourist Triangle, the old Jodhpur city is surrounded by a 10 Km long wall with eight gates serving as entrances and the new city is settled around this walled area. The Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel is said to be the biggest private residence of single individual.

1530 Hours: Departure for Sawai Madhopur.
2000 Hours: Dinner on board.

Day 05 : Morning: Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary

0615 Hours: Arrival in Sawai Madhopur.
0630 Hours: Breakfast on board.
0700 Hours: Visit the Ranthambhore National Park.
Sawai Madhopur plays host to the Ranthambor wildlife sanctuary that houses the Indian tiger. It is the best place to see these majestic predators in their normal pursuits. The park is also home to 300 species of birds and hyena, jackal and fox among other species. There are Lake Palaces, chhatris, old fortifications and a majestic 1,000-year-old fort overlooking the park.

Afternoon: Chittaurgarh Fort
1100 Hours: Departure for Chittaurgarh.
1300 Hours: Lunch on board.
1530 Hours: Arrival in Chittaurgarh.
1600 Hours: Sightseeing.
Chittaurgarh owes its name to the women of the city who performed 'jauhar' or immolated themselves to escape the designs of foreign conquerors. Legends of valor and chivalry surround the majestic Chittaurgarh Fort.
2000 Hours: Dinner on board.

Day 06 : Udaipur

0645 Hours: Breakfast on board.
0730 Hours: Depart for Sightseeing.
1230 Hours: Lunch at the Lake Palace Hotel.
Welcome to the 'city of lakes'. One of the most romantic places in India, it is situated around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, which whisper the mood of a bygone era. The beautiful palaces, the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), and the Jag Mandir, which appears to rise as if from the blue waters of the lake Pichola. Udaipur is also famous for its miniature paintings, with the tourists
1800 Hours: Return from Sightseeing.
2000 Hours: Departure for Bharatpur.
2000 Hours: Dinner on board

Day 07 : Agra (Taj Mahal)

Meaning paradise in Sanskrit, Agra is a place made famous by the Taj Mahal, a Poetry in white marble. Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it is one of the most visited and photographed sights in the world. Later visit marble showrooms Lunch : On Board

Afternoon .. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur is famous for its bird sanctuary, the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian cranes, migratory water Fowl and other species of birds.
Dinner : On Board
2200 hrs : Depart for Delhi

Day 08 : Delhi

Welcome back to Delhi Cantonment Railway Station to step back from fantasy to reality. Note :- While the royal train arrives at the platform by 0500 hours you can disembark after breakfast till 0745 hours.

Palace on Wheels Schedule

Palace on Wheels is a weekly departure from September through April each year. It departs from Delhi on every Wednesday.