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Palace on Wheels

Recreating a journey that is reminiscent of the erstwhile royalty, Palace on Wheels will please you with its ambience, luxury and grandeur as it meanders its way through the land of Maharajas. The train has come to symbolize the very best of luxury and it has already attained the status of a legend. The train has 14 coaches named after fourteen Rajput states. The decor of the coaches match the royal style of yore and the interior is aesthetically done up. Each of the saloons has a mini pantry and a lounge where the passengers will get both hot and cold beverages and an opportunity to make acquaintance with other passengers on board.


The coach has a total of 14 fully air conditioned deluxe saloons and each of these has a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom and beautiful furniture with inlaid motifs. There are two fantastic restaurants in the train called "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani". You will simply fall in love with both of them. The menu is always very special and the taste of the food is so good that you will simply crave for more. The food that is served varies from continental and Chinese to Indian and Rajasthani. The train has a well stocked bar and you will get some of the finest liquors here. The coaches also offer well stocked library so that you will not feel bored under any circumstances.

The facilities provided by the train will match or even exceed facilities provided by many five star hotels. The train is a fine mix of the traditional and the contemporary. There is almost all the amenities available that you may think of. Palace on Wheels showcases the very best that India has to offer.


Destinations Covered By Palace On Wheels


Day 1 Wednesday (Reporting time: 16:00hrs - Departure time: 18:30hrs)

Perhaps the best journey that you will ever undertake in your life, begins at the Delhi Cantonment station where you will be received with special welcome. The Palace on Wheels then pulls out for an enchanting journey through some of the most beautiful places on earth.


Day 2 Thursday (Arrival: 02:00hrs - Departure: 19.30hrs)


Palace on Wheels first stops at the beautiful city of Jaipur. Popularly called the pink city, because of the color of the palaces, forts and other historical monuments built by the erstwhile rulers, Jaipur is a remarkable city with plenty of tourist attractions. There will be an air conditioned coach waiting to take you to some of the most popular tourist destinations. Some of the places that you will see is the famous Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Wind, Amber Fort, Rajasthali- the Government of Rajasthan's emporium where handicrafts are sold. You will enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a palace hotel and then visit the City Palace where the erstwhile royal family lived. Opposite the road is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II. You will be taken back to Palace on Wheels around 6:30pm. You can enjoy the dinner on board the train.


Day 3 Friday (Arrival: 08:15hrs - Departure: 23:00hrs)


Right at the heart of the Thar Desert, the desert city of Jaisalmer has developed into a booming tourism hot-spot. Towering magnificently over the city, you will be fascinated to see the painstakingly latticed havelies and mansions with grand facade. Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are some of the monuments that are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill of the time. There is also a Government Emporium here and you can shop for some of the finest artifacts here. You will have your lunch on board and go for a camel ride on the dunes. Sip a refreshing cup of coffee and enjoy culture programs at a hotel in Jaisalmer. After the cultural programs are over, you will be taken back to the train and it will roll out of this wonderful desert city in the night.


Day 4 Saturday (Arrival: 07:00hrs - Departure: 15:30hrs)


At the break of the day the train pulls in to the city of Jodhpur. The city is encompassed by ringed stone wall and seven gates. It has several bastions too. Built by Rao Jodha, the city is famous for Meherangarh Fort. After lunch at a fascinating palace hotel you can come back to Palace on Wheels. While at Jodhpur, make sure that you do not miss out on the exquisite handicraft articles that is quite famous.


Day 5 Sunday (Arrival: 04:00hrs - Departure: 10:30hrs)

Sawai Madhopur

As Palace on Wheels nears Sawai Madhopur, you will definitely feel that there is a wild nature around you. After a fine breakfast, you will be taken for a tour of the Ranthambhor National Park. You will be truly amazed to see a 10th century fort amidst this dense forests frequented by tigers. This is a wild life photographers paradise and if you can get a snap of the gorgeous animals in black and yellow stripes, you can consider that your day is made. Other than the tigers there are hyenas, jackal and foxes. There are over 300 species of birds. The next destination is Chittaurgarh.


Day 5 Sunday (Arrival: 16:00hrs)


After a sumptuous lunch on board the luxury train, you will be amazed to see the fascinating beauty of Chittaurgarh Fort. This was once the place where men stood the test of strength, courage and patriotism. The fort still bears the scar of battles fought long ago. From Chittaurgarh, you move on to the beautiful city of Udaipur.


Day 6 Monday (Departure: 20:00hrs from Chittaurgarh)


The city was founded by the king of Mewar, Udai Singh. Popularly called the city of lakes, the city is arguably one of the most beautiful of all the Rajasthani cities. You will visit the beautiful and blue Lake Pichola. Have a fine lunch at the city palace hotel and then you will be brought back to Chittaurgarh. Back on the Palace on Wheels, you are on your way to Bharatpur.


Day 7 Tuesday (Arrival: 06:30hrs - Departure: 11:45hrs)


At Bharatpur, you will have the opportunity to visit the Keoladeo Ghanna National Park. This is the place where you can see some of the rarest species of birds. After breakfast visit this beautiful place and enjoy watching the birds flying by. The train leaves Bharatpur just before mid-day.


Day 7 Tuesday (Arrival: 14:30hrs - Departure: 23:00hrs)


After arriving at Agra, head straight for the Mughal palatial complex made of red sandstone at Fatehpur Sikri. Built by emperor Akbar the place was actually a mosque. After lunch you will be taken to the wonderful Taj Mahal. The leather goods and jewelry of Agra is very special and you can buy a few interesting objects. You will have the dinner on board and you can sleep well with the expectation to see Delhi again. At 6:00hrs in the morning, the train chugs back to the Delhi cantonment railway station and your dream tour has finally come to an end.




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