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8 Days Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

8 Days Royal Rajasthan on Wheels


Itinerary Summary

When you are embarking on a journey to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal and the world’s best city, Udaipur (Travel & Leisure Magazine), shouldn’t your journey be just as grand?? Come onboard the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels for a royal journey.

 

  • Day 1:

    New Delhi

    Welcome on arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station4.00 PM
    Departure for Jaipur 6.30 PM

    The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway 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 2:

    Jaipur

    Arrival at Jaipur 3.45 AM
    Breakfast on Board 7.00 AM
    Welcome with Shenai Elephant & Garland 8.00 AM
    Departure by coach for Sight Seeing 8.30 AM
    Visit to Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Elephant ride and Lunch at Amber Fort 1.30 PM
    Visit of Amber Fort 3.00 PM
    Shopping 4.30 PM
    Return to train for tea & fresh N Up 6.00 PM
    Departure for Jaipur by Night Tour 7.00 PM
    Arrival at Jai Mahal Palace 8.00 PM
    Departure from Palace Hotel to Train 10.00 PM
    Arrival at Durgapura Railway Station. 10.30 PM
    Departure for Sawai Madhopur 11.30 PM

    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 the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D.
    To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building a one the main street of the old city in pink splendour with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort where elephant ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a Five Star Hotel followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory.

  • Day 3:

    Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh

    Arrival at Sawai Madhopur 5.30 AM
    Departure for Ranthambore National Park (Sanctuary visit) 6.00 AM
    Break Fast at Vinayak Hotel & visit of Jhoomar Baori 9.15 AM
    Arrival on Board 10.00 AM
    Departure for Chittorgarh Lunch on Board 10.30 AM
    Arrival at Chittorgarh 4.00 PM
    Departure for Sight Seeing, Evening Tea at Fort. 4.30 PM
    Evening Tea & Light & Sound Programme at Fort 6.00 PM
    Return to Train 7.30 PM
    Dinner at Hotel Panna with culture programme 8.00 PM

    One 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 Madho Singh I. 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 to be 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, rate, jackal and fox are among those constituting 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 watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight
    After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honour and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur

  • Day 4:

    Udaipur

    Departure from Chittorgarh 2.00 AM
    Arrival at Udaipur 8.00 AM
    Break Fast at Sikarbari. 8.15 AM
    Departure for Sight Seeing by coach Sahelion Ki Bari, City Palace & Crystal Gallery 9.00 AM
    Lunch at Fateh Prakash and after October at Sunset Point 1.30 AM
    Boat Ride 2.45 PM
    Arrival at Station 3.00 PM
    Evening Tea on board 3.30 PM
    Departure for Jaisalmer 3.30 PM
    Dinner on board 7.30 PM

    Udaipur, the Lake City, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven way by the Mughals, in 1559A.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 a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the City Palace.

  • Day 5:

    Jaisalmer

    Breakfast on Board 7.30 AM
    Arrival at Jaisalmer 9.15 AM
    Departure for Sight Seeing 9.15 AM
    Visit of Gadsisar Lake, Fort, Havlies and City
    Arrival to train for lunch after October lunch at Moomal Hotel. 1.30 PM
    Departure for (Kuldhara, Sam duns and camel ride & tea) 3.30 PM
    Dinner & Cultural Programme at Sand dunes. 7.45 PM
    Arrival on train 11.00 PM
    Departure for Jodhpur 11.45 PM

    In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1 1 56 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 for fine pattu shawls, mirror work and embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and curios.
    After 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 programme at a Five Star hotel.

  • Day 6:

    Jodhpur

    Arrival at Mandor Jodhpur 7.00 AM
    Break Fast on Board 7.30 AM
    Departure for Sightseeing 9.00 AM
    Visit of Meharangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada & Umaid Bhawan Palace
    Lunch at Umaid Bhawan Palace 1.30 PM
    Return to train 2.45 PM
    Departure for Bharatpur 3.30 PM
    Dinner on board 7.30 PM

    Next morning the Royal 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 architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the Royal Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handicraft articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.

  • Day 7:

    Bharatpur - Agra

    Arrival at Bharatpur 5.00 AM
    Departure for Keola Deo National Park (Ghana Bird Sanctuary) 6.00 AM
    Break fast at Bird Sanctuary forest lodge 7.30 AM
    Return to Train 8.30 AM
    Departure for Agra 8.45 AM
    Arrival at Agra Fort Railway Station 10.30 AM
    Departure for Sightseeing-Visit to Fort of Agra. 11.00 AM
    Lunch at five star Hotel 1.30 PM
    Visit to Taj Mahal 3.00 PM
    Shopping 5.30 PM
    Light & Sound programme 6.30 PM
    Dinner at five Star Hotel/ On Board 8.00 PM
    Departure for Delhi from Agra Cantt. 11.00 PM
    Bharatpur

    In the morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal . After breakfast 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.
    Agra
    Upon arrival visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.

  • Day 8:

    Delhi

    Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station 4.00 AM
    Breakfast on Board 7.00 AM
    Deboard/Checkout 7.30 AM
    Send off ceremony by General Manager CRO, New Delhi 7.30 AM

    Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

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