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Palace on Wheels
By: Gautam Kumar Singh   |    November 23, 2011   |   0 Comments (0) (0)

Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels ( 8 Days / 7 Nights )USD 450

Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Sawai Madhopur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra


 India's most loved luxury train; Palace on Wheels is designed to replicate the personal carriages of erstwhile Maharajas of India. Exuding an endearing nostalgia of royal living, Palace on Wheels takes the guests on a week long whirlwind tour across colorful destinations in Rajasthan along with a halt in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. Come reive the romance of a bygone era as you retrace the road traversed by the maharajas and emperors of the yore. Palace on Wheels journey is tastefully crafted to bring out the best of Rajasthan. Behold an ethereal kaleidoscope unfold before your eyes as you travel in utmost luxury of the train . Gracious hospitality and mesmerizing attractions all combine to create a magical week in wonderland of Rajasthan.

 

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Day 1: Delhi 
Join the tour group for a day tour of the Capital city sightseeing. Visit India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb. After Lunch, arrive at Safdarjung Railway Station for a warm traditional welcome.
The train will leave for Jaipur in the evening.
Overnight stay on board

Day 02: Jaipur 
The train arrives at the 'Pink City' Jaipur at 02:00 hrs. Explore the city. Visit to Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Wind - a remarkable five-storied pink building in the old city. Later visit Amber Fort and Rajasthani, the Rajasthan Govt. Emporium where you can shop genuine handicrafts. Post lunch visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Luxury coach will take you back to the train at 018:30 hours. Have dinner onboard.

Day 03: Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh
After breakfast, the group is taken to Ranthambore National Park. The Park is home to more than 300 species of birds and many animals such as tigers, hyena, jackal, fox among others. Return to train for lunch and onward journey to Chittorgarh. Spend the evening at the historic Chittorgarh Fort.

Day 04: Udaipur
Palace on Wheels arrives in Udaipur, the Lake city at 08:00 hrs. Visit Jag Niwas, Lake Pichola and City Palace. A guided tour to Crystal Gallery will be arranged in the evening. The train proceeds towards Jaisalmer. Overnight stay will be on board.

Day 05: Jaisalmer
The train will arrive at 09:15 hrs in the city. The city of Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Rewal Jaisal. Wander around its splendid latticed havelis: Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim-Singh-ki-haveli. You may shop for handicraft, shawls and embroidered articles in government approved shops during your visit. Visit sand dunes at Sam and enjoy camel ride. Savor a sumptuous dinner at a hotel in town. The train heads for Jodhpur.

Day 06: Jodhpur
Early morning, the train arrives in Jodhpur. The city was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. Explore the fascinating city visiting Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort and many palaces within the fort namely Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana, Daulat Khana. After lunch at the Train, go shopping for exquisite handicraft items.

Day 07: Bharatpur - Agra 
Next morning, the Train reaches Bharatpur where famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park is situated. The Park is home to thousands of Ergets, sibes, Water fowl and migratory birds. Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri, the Mughal palatial complex. There are many interesting structures inside including Jodhabai's palace and tomb of Salim Chishti. Later move on to splendid Taj Mahal at Agra, built by Shah Jahan to commemorate his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. After dinner onboard, the Palace heads back to Delhi. Arrive at Safdarjung Railway Station. Leave the Palace taking home the pleasant memories of a weeklong majestic ride.

Day 8: Delhi
After breakfast onboard checkout taking with you the memories of a weeklong luxury ride with Palace on Wheels.

 

Price includes

Travel, catering, conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments/parks/palaces, cultural programs, camel ride at Jaisalmer, boat ride at Udaipur, rickshaw ride at Bharatpur

Price excludes

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Additional charges

  • A surcharge of 10% to be levied on all Christmas(25th December) and New Year(1st January) packages
  • Service Tax @ 2.58% will be levied on the tarrif
  • In addition to the tariff, USD 15 per pax will be charged against the payment of commercial taxes
  • Tariff is subject to change without prior information

 

 

 

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