Arriving Delhi - The capital of India. Meet and Greet at the
Airport. Transfer to Hotel for check in. Break fast at the
hotel. Afternoon take a city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
visiting Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, Parliament
House, President House, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat. Evening
witness "Sound & Light" show at Red Fort to get a glimpse
of the History of the Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
02 DELHI / GOA
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to
Domestic Airport to board the flight to Goa. Goa is a small
tropical paradise set on the Konkan coast, on the Western
Ghats, along the Arabian Sea. It's a tiny emerald land on
the West Coast of India situated between the borders of the
States of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The name Goa is derived
from the Konkani word 'Goyan', which means a patch of tall
grass. This former Portuguese enclave has enjoyed a prominent
place in the travellers' lexicon for many years with its magnificent
palm fringed beaches. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and
check in. Evening free and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, day free to relax and enjoy the beaches.
Evening free and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, take a city tour of north Goa and boat ride
on river mandovi. Evening free and overnight at hotel.
05 GOA / DELHI
After breakfast, morning free. Afternoon check out from the
hotel and transfer to Airport to board the flight for Delhi.
Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel and check in. Evening free
and overnight at hotel.
06 (WEDNESDAY) DELHI / JAIPUR
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Cantonment 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. The
Palace on Wheels is not a train but a moving palace. Dinner
and overnight on board.
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER TILL THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF APRIL
07 (THURSDAY) JAIPUR / JAISALMER
You will be greeted by caparisoned elephants and strains of
the Shehnai and welcome to the Pink city of Jaipur.Lunch at
Rambagh Palace. Discover Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh fort, Amber
fort& silent sentinels of a glorious era. 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 along
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, eight kms. Away, where rides on
caparisoned elephants add to the ambience. Shop for Jaipur's
famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles.
Near Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan
Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed prices.
After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace,
home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road
from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory
built by Sawai Jai Singh II. The luxury coaches will take
you back to Palace-On-Wheels around 6.30 p.m. Dinner and overnight
08 (FRIDAY) JAISALMER / JODHPUR
In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by
Rawal Jaisal, in 1156 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 at Rajasthali- the only Rajasthan Govt. emporium,
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 programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer.
Overnight on board. The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
09 (SATURDAY) JODHPUR / SAWAI MADHOPUR
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 handcrafted articles including
the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware,
painting and tie and dye fabrics. Dinner and overnight on
10 (SUNDAY) SAWAI MADHOPUR
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 Ranthabor 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, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting
the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for
its exclusive 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.
11 (SUNDAY) CHITTORGARH / UDAIPUR
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love
and valour, scars of battles lost and won& thrice-besieged.
Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of
honour and pride will echo in mind as you proceed to Udaipur.
Dinner and overnight on board.
12 (MONDAY) UDAIPUR / BHARATPUR
The Luxury Coach will take you to Udaipur, the Lake City,
the next morning. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of
Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals,
in 1559 A.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 Pichola. After lunch at Lake Palace Hotel, a visit
to the City Palace is exhilarating. The luxury coach then
takes you back to the Palace-On-Wheels at Chittaurgarh, thus
winding up a day full of delights.
13 (TUESDAY) BHARATPUR / AGRA
Early next 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 nestling place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian
Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.
14 (TUESDAY) AGRA / DELHI
Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri- the red sandstone Mughal palatial
complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal
Emperor Akbar and dedicated to Sheikh Salim Chishti, a Muslim
Sufi saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on
from the Red Fort and 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. After dinner on board and a good night's
sleep, and proceed to Delhi
15 (WEDNESDAY) DELHI
Early morning arrive Delhi Cantt. station and let the pleasant
memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long,
long time. Transfer to Hotel and check in. Late evening check
out and transfer to International Airport for onward journey.
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