: 7 nights/ 8 days
: Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Swai Madhopur, Chittorgarh,
Udaipur, Bharatpur, Agra
Day 01 Wed. New Delhi- Reporting time 1600 hrs. dep. 1830 hrs.
journey of life time begins at delhi cantonment station where the guests are
accorded a warm traditional welcome before the Palace- on-Wheels pulls out
into the night.. for a week long luxury cruise through fascinating rajasthan.
Day 02 Thu. Jaipur arrival 0200 hrs. dep. 1930 hrs.
The first stop of the 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 Pink City, was founded by Maharaja sawi jai Singh II in 1727 A.D.
After breakfast at board, to explore the city, an airconditioned coach takes
you to Hawa Mahal or Place Of winds, which is aremarkable five storyed building.
This followed by a visit to Amber fort, eight km away, where rides on captioned
elephants ad to the ambeince. After lunch at Palace hotel, you are off to
the city palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. right across to the road
from the city palace is Jantar Mantar, largest observatory built by Sawai
Jai singh II. The lLuxury coaches will take you back to Palace-on-wheels around
6.30 Pm. dinner on board
Day 03 Fri Jaisalmer. arrival 0815 hrs. dep. 2300 hrs.
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in
1156 A.D. Here the yellow sand stone fort is an imposing sight towering magnificently
over the city. discover the paistakingly latticed havelis or mansions with
their grand facades . The Nathmalji- ki-Haveli, salim singh-ki-haveli and
Patwon-ki-Haveli are the fine examples of the stone carver's skills. After
go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of sam, before sipping a refreshing
cup of tea. enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at hotel in Jaisalmer.
the train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
Day 04 Sat Jodhpur arrival 0700 hrs. dep. 1530 hrs.
Next morning the Palace-on-wheels is in 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.
The grand palaces within Moti Mahal, sheesh mahal, phool Mahal, sileh Khana
and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architetural excellence. Near
the fort comples lies Jaswant Thada, and group of royal cenotaphs made of
Marble. After lunch at Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-wheels.
Day 05 Sun Sawai Madhopur arrival 0400 hrs. dep. 1030 hrs
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the palace-on-wheels arrives
in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after founder Maharaja sawai Madho singh I.
After breakfast at board visit the Ranthambhore National park wherein are
located the ruines of the 10th century fort. The wildlife sanctuary is considered
to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of
the Tiger. Upon retuns to the Palace-on-wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh,
when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by
in the daylight.
Day 05 Sun Chittaurgarh arrival 1600 hrs.
lunch at board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour, scars of
battles lost and won.... thrice beseiged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and
more. Moving legends of honour and pride will echo in your minds as you proceed
Day 06 Mon Udaipur Dep. 2000 hrs. from Chittaurgarh
The luxury Coaches will take you to udaipur, the Lake City, the next morning.
it was founded by maharana Udai singh of Mewar, after the sisodia dynasty
was driven away by the mughals, in 1559 A.D.. perhaps the two most beautiful
sites of udaipur are dream like marble Palaces- Jag Niwas (LAKE PALACE) and
the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from blue waters of Lake Pichola. After
lunch at Lake Palace hotel, a visit to the City Palace is exhilarating. The
luxury coach then takes you back to the Palace-on-Wheels at Chittaurgarh,
thus winding up a day full of delights.
Day 07 Tue Bharatpur arrival 0630 hrs. dep. 1145 hrs.
Early next morning, the Palace-on-wheels arrives Bharatpur, the capuital of
Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary
, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for thousnds of Egrets,
Siberain Cranes, Migratory water fowl and other speices of birds.
Day 07 Tue Agra arrival 1430 hrs. dep. 2100 hrs.
fatehpur sikri the red stone Mughal palatial comlex within the enclosure is
a mosque built by the mughal emperor Akbar and deicated to sheikh Salim Chisti,
amuslim Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on from the Red
fort and arrive at The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. a
pristine memory of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. After diinner on the board
and good nigh sleep.
Day 08 Wed Arrive Delhi 0600 hrs.
Arrive Delhi cantt. let the pleasent memories of the past week linger on your
mind for a long long time