The Palace on Wheels offers an opportunity to explore north-west India’s most spectacular sights in the style of the maharajas and maharanis. With 16 period carriages, the train features lounges, two restaurant carriages and double and twin-bed cabins with en suite facilities, all furnished in classic Rajput style.
- Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi, India
- 28.58236931502214, 77.18621924171794
|Palace on Wheels||January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970||£ POA||0|
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Newspapers in lobby
Day 1 - New DelhiYour journey begins with a day tour of New Delhi. The tour includes visit to the India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and more. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi where the you are treated to a traditional Indian welcome before you leave on the Palace on Wheels for a week-long journey through fascinating Rajasthan.
Day 2 - JaipurThe first stop of 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. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, followed by a visit to Amber Fort, where are given the opportunity to ride on caparisoned elephants. While in Jaipur you have can explore the bazaars famous for their jewellery, handicrafts, carpets blue pottery and textiles. After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace, home of the former royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II.
Day 3 - Sawai Madhopur and ChittorgarhToday you arrive in Sawai Madhopur. After breakfast you visit the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a Spotted Deer 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. Upon returning to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh. Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan.
Day 4 - Udaipur Lake PalaceThis morning sees you arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City. home to both the beautiful 'The City Palace Marble Palaces-the Jag Niwas' (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola.
Day 5 - Jaisalmer The FortIn the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Today you get the opportunity to discover the painstakingly latticed havelis and mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill. After lunch on the train you can go for a once in a lifetime experience of riding a camel through the sand dunes of Sam.
Day 6 - JodhpurThis morning the train arrives in the walled city of Jodhpur. The second largest city of Rajasthan, is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort and the grand palaces within; Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal 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. While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes.
Day 7 - Bharatpur and AgraEarly next morning, the Palace 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 of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.
This afternoon the train arrives at Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti. 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. After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Safdarjung Train Station, New Delhi the next morning and unfortunately to end of your tour. With a camera full of pictures, a suitcase full of souvenirs and a head full of memories make your way home; and plan your next trip!
The Palace on Wheels comprises of 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, equipped with world class amenities to enhance the pleasure of traveling.