The Palace On Wheels (7n/8d)

The Palace On Wheels is a luxury train

The Palace On Wheels is a luxury train

Day 1, Wednesday, Delhi
Board the Palace on Wheels at 1600 hrs at Delhi Cantonment Railway Station. Depart for Jaipur at 1745 hrs. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Thursday, Jaipur
Arrive this morning. Breakfast on board. Sightseeing of the Pink City of Jaipur. Discover Hawa Mahal and visit Amber Fort, silent sentinels of a glorious era. Lunch at Rambagh Palace. Visit Jantar Mantar, the age old Observatory and City Palace. Depart for Jaisalmer at 1730 hrs. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Friday, Jaisalmer
Arrive at 0615 hrs. Breakfast on board. Morning sightseeing of this 12th century city dominated by its sandstone fort of 99 bastions. Visit the exquisitely carved havelis and palaces. Lunch on board. Evening visit to the sand dunes and take a camel ride. Dinner with cultural programme at Moomal. Depart at 2300 hrs for Jodhpur.

Day 4, Saturday, Jodhpur
Breakfast on board. Arrive at 0800 hrs. Visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaph. Lunch at the Umaid Bhavan Palace. Depart for Sawai Madhopur at 1530 hrs. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Sunday, Sawai Madhopur – Chittaurgarh
Arrive 0400 hrs. Breakfast on board. Depart by motor coach for a safari in Ranthambhor National Park. The imposing ramparts of the 10th century fort are surrounded by this Project Tiger Reserve. Depart at 1100 hrs. for Chittaurgarh. Lunch on board. Visit the Chittaurgarh Fort, lauded in legends of valour and chivalry. Dinner on board. Depart for Udaipur at 2000 hrs.

Day 6, Monday, Udaipur
Breakfast on board. Sightseeing of Udaipur, the city of lakes, palaces, gardens, temples and forts. Lunch at the Lake Palace, the former summer residence of the Princes of Mewar. Visit the City Palace in all its ancient glory. Depart for Bharatpur at 2000 hrs. Dinner on board.

Day 7, Tuesday, Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Arrive 0600 hrs. Visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, once the preserve of the Maharaja of Bharatpur, now a World Heritage Site. It is home to 300 species of birds, some flying in from Siberia and China. Breakfast at the ITDC Forest Lodge. Depart for Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar. Visit the famous red sandstone fort. Depart for Agra. Enjoy lunch on board. Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments ever conceived. Dinner at Taj Khema. Depart at 2300 hrs for Delhi.

Day 8, Wednesday, Delhi
Arrive at 0600 hrs. at Delhi Cantonment Railway Station. Breakfast on board at 0800 hrs. End of tour.

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