The Train I Departure
Date I Tariffs
Day - 1 - Delhi
Dinner on Board. (1930 Hrs) Palace on Wheels
Depart for Jaipur. (2245Hrs)
- 2 - Jaipur - Thursday, Arrival 00.00 hrs. Departure
The first stop of the Palace-on-Wheels is Jaipur, one of
the most well planned cities of the world of its time.
This capita city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the
Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II,
in 1727 A.D.
explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable
five storied buiding along the main street of the old
city in pink spend our with semi octagonal and
delicately honey combed sandstone windows. This is
followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight kms. away,
where rider on caparisoned elephants add to the
ambience. Shop for Jaipur's famous jewellery,
handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles. Near
Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali- the only Rajasthan
Govt. Emporium Selling Genuine handicrafts at fixed
prices. After lunch at a
Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace, home of
the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from
the palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory
built by Sawai Jai Singh II. After dinner and a cultural
programme at Palace Hotel, the luxury coach takes you
back to the Palace-on-Wheels.
- 3 - Jaisalmer - Friday, Arrival 06.15 hrs.
Departure 23.30 hrs.
the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by
Rawal Jaisal, in 1156 A.D. Here the yellow sandstone
fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over
the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or
mansions with their grand facades. The
Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli
are fine examples of the stone carver's skill. Shop
at Rajasthali-the only Rajasthan Govt. emporium, for
fine pattu shawls, mirror work & embroidered
articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and
lunch on board, 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 Jaisalmer. The
Train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
- 4 - Jodhpur - Saturday, Arrival 08. 00 hrs. Departure
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 know 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 architectural excellence.
Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of
royal cenotaphs made of white marble. While
in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handcrafted articles
including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal
curio, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.
After lunch at Umaid Bhawan
Palace, return to the Palace-on-Wheels. The
train leaves for Sawai Madhopur.
- 5 - Sawai
Madhopur - Ranthambhor - Sunday, Arrival 04.00 hrs.
Departure 11.00 hrs
Once can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as
the Palace-on-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city
named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Modho Singh.
After breakfast a visit is arranged to the
Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins
of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is
considered the country's best for observing and
photographing the activities of the tiger. The Park,
covering an area of 392 sq. kms. is home to more than
300 species of birds. The tiger hyena, ratel, jackal and
fox the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is
known for its excusive toys, ethnic ornaments and
costumes. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave
for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to visit
the Fort, and of legends, valour and chivalry. History
has it that Bappa Rawal, the founder of the Sisodia
dynasty. conquered Chittaur in the middle of the 8th
century from the Maurya rulers. Lunch
and dinner are served on board.
Day - 6 - Udaipur - Monday, Arrival 07.30 hrs.
Departure 20.00 hrs.
Next morning you are in Udaipur. Lake City,
Udaipur 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 the dream-like marble
palaces-the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir,
which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake
Pichhola. After lunch at Lake Palace Hotel, visit to the
City Palace is exhilarating.
evening tea, the luxury coach takes you back to the
Palace-on-Wheels thus winding up a day full of delights.
The Palace leaves for Bharatpur.
Day - 7 - Bharatpur - Agra - Tuesday, Arrival 06.00
hrs. Departure 23.00 hrs.
Early next morning, the Palace arrives in
Bharatpur the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. Pay a visit
to the world famous bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana
National Park, the nesting place for thousands of
Egrets, Siberian cranes, migratory water Fowl and other
species of birds. After breakfast, arrive at Fatehpur
Sikri Salim Chishti, a Muslim Sufi saint who
blessed him with a son. After lunch move of from the Red
Fort and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven
wonders of the world. A pristine monuments of undying
love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of
his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
is know for its splendid marble inlay work like the
Pietra dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.
After dinner on board and a good
night's seep, arrive at Delhi Cantt at 0730 hrs the next
morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week
linger on your mind for a long, long time.