Covered : New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur
- Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
- Bharatpur - Delhi
7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1 - New
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 -
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 splendor 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
Day 3 -
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.
Day 3 - Chittaurgarh
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 honor and pride will echo in your mind
as you proceed to Udaipur.
Day 4 -
Lake Palace, Udaipur
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 -
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 porgramme at a Five
Day 6 - Jodhpur
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 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 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
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.
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
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.