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Palace on Wheels Luxury Train Tour

Tour Code - IJ 42

Duration: 8 Days

 

Destinations Covered: Delhi – Jaipur- Amber Fort – Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer – Sam Sand Dunes- Jodhpur - Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri- Agra - Delhi

 

About Palace on Wheels

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“Are you a King or a Queen…. No!!!!! … Or were you King / Queen in the bygone era!!!! Never No We say you were and again you can enjoy the same Luxury and royalty with Palace on Wheels, one of the most Luxurious trains in the world. The eight day Luxury train tour of the life time takes you to some of the most exotic destinations in India like Delhi, Pink city Jaipur, Ranthambhore Tiger reserve, Chittorgarh – The pride of India, Udaipur the most romantic locale in India is also famed as city of Lakes, Jaisalmer is the heritage pearl in expanse of the Thar desert with camel rides, folk dances and authentic Rajasthani cuisine, Jodhpur a heritage destination, Bharatpur bird Sanctuary an UNESCO World Heritage site, Tajmahal and many more. You can not ask from your life more than this, it is for sure. The Luxury Train Palace on wheels constitutes of 14 saloons named after former Rajput states in India. Each saloon has 4 Luxury twin bedded rooms equipped with attached toilets, running hot and cold water, wall to wall carpeting, heritage furniture channel Music Satellite Phone, Color television and CD player. The train is equipped with 2 lavish restaurants named as The Maharaja and The Maharini serves mouthwatering Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani Cuisine. Palace on wheels also boasts with well stocked bar lounge with Indian and International sprits on offer. All modern time Kings & Queens are welcomed aboard on Palace on Wheels – The Luxury train tour.

 

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Day 01: Delhi Sightseeing. Board the zenith of Luxury “Palace on Wheels” at Delhi

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In the morning our guide will meet you at your Hotel lobby and take you for the splendid guided sightseeing tour of Delhi. Start the day with visit to India Gate – The memorial was built to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan wars. The names of Martyrs are inscribed on the walls of the memorial, continue your Delhi sightseeing tour with visits to Rashtrapati Bhawan – the official residence of the President of India with 340 rooms, it is the largest residence of any head of the state of the world, Rajghat- memory place of Mahatma Gandhi, Lotus Temple – an architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The lotus shaped Temple is set among pools and the Gardens, which gives an impression of a floating half open lotus flower surrounded by its outspread leaves. Enjoy lunch at famous city restaurant and by the evening, 5 PM we will drop you at Delhi Safdurjung Train station to board the lifetime memorable experience, the luxury train journey of Royal Palace on Wheels, where you will be welcomed by the traditionally attired Palace on Wheels staff. After check in formalities you will be escorted to your saloon by your Saloon attendant. Time free with a choice to proceed to Bar lounge. Dinner and Overnight stay on Palace on Wheels. Your train departs to Pink city Jaipur, is the capital of the historical and royal state of Rajasthan. The city is remarked for its marvelous architecture, culture, Cuisine and lively spirit of the people. Dinner on board.

 

Day 02: Jaipur & Amber Fort Sightseeing

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Morning your moving Palace reaches, Jaipur which is located in the Rajasthan state of India and is a pristine jewel in the desert sands of Thar. Jaipur casts an unusual spell on the tourist’s right from the moment they arrive and is famed as land of Kings. The city also known as pink city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727 and is recognized for its marvelous architecture and town planning with medieval charm. Jaipur mounds in attractive monuments and landmarks where one can breathe the fragrance of history and royalty. After breakfast visit stunning hill fort of Amber constructed in 1592 AD, an Elephant back ride like a royal king will reach you to the vibrant entrance of the Amber fort. Enjoy visit to breathtaking palaces, complexes, halls, pavilions and Gardens at Amber fort. Enroute to Amber fort we will stop at Hawamahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 AD allowed the royal ladies to see the street procession with its 953 small niche windows. After lavish lunch at Palace Hotel enjoy half day city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace complex –houses an imposing collection of Rajasthani art Jewellery, enamelware, carpets, tremendous range of miniature paintings, armory and thousands of ancient manuscripts preserved from the royal family’s private collections, The Observatory – built between 1727-34 AD is a noteworthy collection of traditional astronomical instruments. Evening your Palace departs for Sawai Madhopur. Dinner on Board.

 

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Day 03: Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve & Chittorgarh Sightseeing

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Morning your Palace arrives at Sawai Madhopur Train station. Get transferred to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, which is spread over 392 Square Kilometers and is an undisputed, breathtaking place to spot tigers. The dry deciduous forest also supports large number of other wild life species, some to name are leopards, the elusive caracal, Jungle cat, striped hyena, jackal, sloth bear, wild boar, marsh crocodile, porcupine, spotted deer, Indian gazelle, Asiatic stag and blue bull etc. Ranthambhore Park is also home to more than 300 rare species of habitant and migratory birds like Indian horned owl, bonelli’s eagle, crested serpent, spoonbills, quail, kingfishers, storks, ducks and the most sighted Peacocks. Enjoy morning safari of Ranthambhore Tiger reserve. Later in the day Palace on Wheels leaves for Chittorgarh is famous as pride of Rajasthan and was the strongest bastions of Hindu resistance against the Muslim invaders. Chittorgarh also famous as Chittor witnessed no less than 3 mass suicides (Johars) committed by the females inhabitants of its fort. Enjoy sightseeing tour of Chittorgarh visiting one of the most spectacular and historic 8th century Chittorgarh fort and Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory) built in 1440 AD. Evening return back to Palace on wheels to relax. Dinner on Board.

 

 

Day 04: Udaipur Sightseeing

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Morning your Palace reaches Udaipur the city with scenic hills, shimmering lakes, marble palaces and beautiful gardens, honored as the most romantic locale in India. Enjoy sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace Complex – a white marble sprawling architectural wonder topped by domed pavilions and cupolas at different levels. Enjoy the rejuvenating boat ride on romantic Lake Pichola is the hallmark for Udaipur. Post lunch at Palce Hotel, your Palace departs for Jaisalmer described as the “Golden City of India”. Jaisalmer is synonymous to forts, havelis, sand dunes and camel rides. Its unique location amidst miles of sand dunes makes it one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. Dinner on Board.

 

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Day 05: Jaisalmer Sightseeing and Camel Safari at Sam Sand Dunes

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Morning arrive Jaisalmer and enjoy sightseeing tour of spectacular Jaisalmer visiting Jaisalmer Fort built of golden Jurassic stone. The awesome citadel was constructed in 1156 AD and is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. Havelis of Jaisalmer were erstwhile mansions of rich merchant’s exhibit great piece of architecture, visit Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli. Your sightseeing also covers visit to famous 15th century Jain temples of Jaisalmer. Afternoon get prepared to enjoy the barren splendor of the desert. Drive to Sam Dunes - 40 Kms from Jaisalmer, where the wind unceasingly carves out patterns on the desert sand; the ripples on the dunes create an enchanting mirage. Evening sunset camel safari on the sand dunes is an unforgettable experience and gives a golden opportunity to insight into desert life. Enjoy traditional Rajasthani cuisine with live cultural programmes organized against the backdrop of fascinating dunes of Sam. Return back to your moving luxury the Palace on Wheel which departs to Jodhpur tonight. Dinner on board.

 


Day 06: Jodhpur Sightseeing

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Morning arrive Jodhpur is famed as Sun City and is the second largest city of Rajasthan state. Enjoy sightseeing of the royal city Jodhpur visiting imposing Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha is also the hallmark of Jodhpur. Later in the day visit Jaswant Thada - The elegant marble cenotaph of Jaswant Singh II, this graceful memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone and is an impeccably executed piece of Rajputana architecture. Lunch at Palace Hotel and return back to Palace on Wheels to relax. Dinner on Board. Palace on Wheels departs for Bharatpur.

 

 

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Day 07: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Tour, Fatehpur Sikri & Agra Sightseeing

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Morning Palace on Wheels arrives Bharatpur is famous for birders paradise Keoladeo Ghana National Park also known as Bharat pur bird sanctuary is an UNESCO World heritage site. The park is home for more than 400 rare species of habitant and migratory birds and is ranked among some of the best bird sanctuaries in the world. Arrive Agra and post lunch enjoy visit to Tajmahal, a white marble mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, who died during Childbirth, the great Love bond inspired Shah Jahan to construct Taj Mahal - the greatest memory ever built for Love, it took not less than 22 years and work force of 20000 skilled laborer’s and jewelers in the construction of the monument .The fact about Taj Mahal is that it changes its color depending upon the intensity of light falling on it. Dinner on board, Palace on wheels departs for Delhi.

 

 

Day 08: Arrive Delhi
Morning at 4 AM Palace on wheels arrives at Delhi Safdurjang Railway station, here you have an option of early breakfast. After check out formalities, disembark the palace on wheels Luxury train with the everlasting memories of the week you spent on Palace on Wheels.

 

 

 

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