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Palace on Wheels

Duration : 08 Days/ 07 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur- Amber Fort - Swai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Sam Sand Dunes - Jodhpur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

About Palace on Wheels Luxury Train of India
Lifetime experience of Luxury and Royalty then this is going to be the ideal journey - THE PALACE ON WHEELS one of the most lavish trains in India. Makes you feel like a Royal in the eight days tour through some of the most interesting destinations in India like Delhi, The Pink city Jaipur, Ranthambhore Tiger reserve, Chittorgarh - The pride of India, Udaipur - the city of Lakes, Jaisalmer is the heritage pearl in expanse of the Thar desert with camel rides, folk dances and authentic Rajasthani cuisine, Jodhpur a heritage destination, Bharatpur bird Sanctuary an UNESCO World Heritage site, Agra - the home to Taj Mahal and many more. Inside the train there are 14 saloons which are named after former Rajput states in India. All the 14 saloons has 4 Luxury twin bedded rooms equipped with attached toilets, running hot and cold water, wall to wall carpeting, heritage furniture channel Music Satellite Phone, Color television and CD player. The 02 lavish restaurants - The Maharaja and The Maharani serves mouth watering Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani Cuisine in Train. A well stocked bar lounge with both Indian and International spirits is available to be offered to the passengers. So take a plunge and become a part of this memorable journey and experience the luxury like a modern time King & Queen. Imperium Journeys India welcomes you aboard the Palace on Wheels Luxury train tour of India.

Day 01 : Sightseeing tour in Delhi. Board Luxury train Palace on Wheels at Delhi Cantonment

Morning after breakfast, tour guide will meet you in the Hotel lobby and take you for the magnificent sightseeing tour of Delhi. We begin with a drive past through India Gate. This is also a landmark of Delhi and was built as a cenotaph honor the Indian and British soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan wars. The walls of this memorial are adorned with the names of sacrificial victim on it. Located near to India Gate is The Rashtrapati Bhawan the official residence of the President of India also called as the Presidents House which is the largest residence given to any head of the state of the world with 340 rooms. The other places to be visited in Delhi are Rajghat - the burial place of Mahatma Gandhi. An architectural wonder of the Bahai faith - The Lotus Temple. It is a lotus shaped Temple in white colour and is set among pools and the Gardens which give an impression of a floating half open lotus flower bounded by its expand leaves to guests. After the tiring New Delhi sightseeing treat yourself with a sumptuous lunch at famous city restaurant. By the evening, 5 PM we shall transfer you to Delhi Safdarjung Train station to board the luxurious train for a unforgettable experience- Palace on Wheels. Here you will be welcomed by the customarily attired Palace on Wheels staff. After check in formalities get accompany to your saloon by your Saloon assistant. Evening free to spend time in your saloon or have an option of Bar lounge. Dinner and Overnight stay on Palace on Wheels. The first destination we move towards from Delhi is the capital city of Royal Rajasthan - The Pink City Jaipur. The city is known for its marvelous structural design building, culture, Cuisine and lively spirit of the people.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour and Elephant ride at Jaipur

This morning the moving Palace takes you to your first destination - Jaipur located in the Rajasthan state of India is a untouched jewel in the desert sands of Thar. This capital city is famous as the land of Kings and is a must travel destination on every tourists list. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727 is recognized for its eye-catching structural design and town planning with medieval appeal. In Jaipur you can feel the history and royalty that shows its presence in attractive monuments and landmarks. After breakfast visit the marvelous hill fort of Amber constructed in 1592 AD. To reach to the entrance of the fort one has to take an Elephant back ride which again makes you feel like a royal king or queen. Amber Fort has some spectacular palaces, complexes, halls, pavilions and Gardens which you would enjoy visiting. On way to Amber fort we will stop at Hawa Mahal or also called as the Palace of winds, consisting of 953 small windows this monument was specially build in 1799 AD for the royal ladies to see the lane demonstration and activities in city. After lavish lunch at The Palace Hotel head for the other sightseeing monuments in Jaipur like The City Palace, compound that houses an impressive collection of Rajasthani art Jewellery, enamelware, carpets, marvelous range of miniature paintings, weapon store and thousands of ancient manuscripts preserved from the royal family's personal collections. "The Observatory" a customary astronomical instrument built between 1727-34 AD is a noteworthy monument. Evening your Palace departs for Sawai Madhopur. Dinner on Board.

Day 03 : Tiger Safari at Ranthambhore Wildlife Park and & Sightseeing Tour of Chittorgarh

Morning your Palace arrives at Sawai Madhopur Railway station. From here get transferred to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve an without a doubt the best place to spot tigers. Spread over 392 Square Kilometers. Apart from Tigers this dry deciduous forest is home to large number of other wild life species, some to name are leopards, the elusive caracal, Jungle cat, striped hyena, jackal, sloth bear, wild boar, marsh crocodile, porcupine, spotted deer, Indian gazelle, Asiatic stag and blue bull etc. You will also find here more than 300 rare species of habitant and migratory birds like Indian horned owl, bonelli's eagle, crested serpent, spoonbills, quail, kingfishers, storks, ducks and the most sighted Peacocks. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is best explored by the Safari available here; spend the morning in one of the wild safaris. Later in the day The Palace on Wheels leaves for Chittorgarh which is famous as pride of Rajasthan being the strongest support of Hindu battle against the Muslim invaders in ancient times. Famously known as Chittor, this place has eyewitness no less than 3 mass suicides (Johars) devoted by the females inhabitants of its fort. The most spectacular and historic 8th century Chittorgarh fort and Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory) built in 1440 AD are the sightseeing inclusions here. Evening return back to Palace on wheels to relax. Dinner on Board.

Day 04 : Sightseeing tour of Udaipur - The Romantic City of Rajasthan

Today your Palace reaches Udaipur in morning. The city described as a land with scenic hills, shimmering lakes, marble palaces and beautiful gardens. Udaipur is honoured as the most romantic locale in India. The sightseeing here includes The City Palace Complex - made up of white marble and sprawling architectural wonder it is topped by domed pavilions and cupolas at different levels. You would enjoy the rejuvenating boat ride on the romantic Lake Pichola whic is the hallmark for Udaipur. After lunch at Palace Hotel, late afternoon train departs for Jaisalmer -"The Golden City of India". Jaisalmer is full of forts, havelis, sand dunes and camel rides. It's a unique destination of Rajasthan having miles of sand dunes which makes it one ofIndia's most popular tourist destinations. Dinner on Board.

Day 05 : Sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer and Camel safari in Sam Sand Dunes

Early morning arrival Jaisalmer and proceed for sightseeing tour of this stunning city visiting The Jaisalmer Fort - second oldest fort of Rajasthan built of golden Jurassic stone. This breathtaking fort was constructed in 1156 AD. In Jaisalmer great piece of architecture can be seen through the Havelis which were previously mansions of rich merchant's. Some of them are Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Also do visit the famous 15th century Jain temples of Jaisalmer. Afternoon gear up to enjoy the unproductive luxury of the desert, Drive to the amazing Sam Dunes located just 40 Kms from Jaisalmer, here the wind continuously slice out outline on the desert sand; the wave on the dunes create an charming vision. Evening enjoy the sunset camel safari on the sand dunes which is an memorable experience and gives a golden chance to insight into desert life. Enjoy traditional Rajasthani food with live cultural programs prepared against the backdrop of attractive dunes of Sam. Return back to your moving luxury the Palace on Wheel which departs to Jodhpur tonight. Dinner on board.

Day 06 : Sightseeing tour in Jodhpur - The Royal City of Rajasthan

Morning arrive at Jodhpur - "The Sun City" which also happens to be the second largest city of Rajasthan state. This Royal city has number of places to be visited in its sightseeing the impressive Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha is the trademark of Jodhpur. Later in the day visit the stylish marble cenotaph of Jaswant Singh II - Jaswant Thada. This stylish cenotaph has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone and is a perfectly executed piece of Rajputana structural design. Lunch at Palace Hotel and return back to Palace on Wheels to relax. Dinner on Board. We depart on train Palace on Wheels for next destination Bharatpur.

Day 07 : Tour of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra

Morning Palace on Wheels arrives at Bharatpur - The home of birders paradise Keoladeo Ghana National Park also known as Bharatpur Bird sanctuary a UNESCO World heritage site. Housing more than 400 rare species of habitant and migratory birds this park is ranked among some of the best bird sanctuaries in the world. From here proceed for Agra and after lunch take a mesmerizing visit to The Taj Mahal - the supreme recollection built for love ever. This white marble burial chamber built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, who died during Childbirth. The construction took not less than 22 years and work force of 20000 skilled laborers and jewelers. The great Love bond encouraged Shahjahan to build this one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The fact about Taj Mahal is that it changes its colour depending upon the intensity of light falling on it. Dinner on board, Palace on wheels departs for Delhi.

Day 08 : Arrive Delhi Cantonment railway station

Morning at 4 AM Palace on wheels returns to Delhi Safdarjung Railway station, here you have an option of early breakfast. After check out formalities, disembark the palace on wheels Luxury train with the everlasting memories of the week you spent on Palace on Wheels. Imperium Journeys India wishes you a very comfortable and safe journey to home.