your vacation in sheer luxury, while experiencing the
lifestyles of the "maharajas" of yore. The fourteen ornate
coaches of the Palace on Wheels speak of the history and
social customs of erstwhile princes and kings. You will be
taken on a journey through the romantic state of Rajasthan and
will visit the exquisite palaces, forts, gardens and lakes.
PALACE ON WHEELS - 9 Days
A train journey through Delhi, Rajasthan, Agra and Taj Mahal.
It operates weekly from September through April. All meals are
included while aboard the train.
DAY 1 - TUE - DELHI
Arrival in New Delhi. Upon arrival, meeting and transfer to
hotel. Accommodation will be available for occupancy by 12
noon. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to recuperate from
DAY 2 - WED - JAIPUR
Tour of the city. Visit Presidential Palace, Red Fort, Jama
Masjid, and Chandini Chowk. In the evening transfer to Jaipur
by car / coach. Overnight stay at a hotel.
DAY 3 - THU - JAIPUR
Tour of the city. Visit City Palace, Palace of Winds,
Observatory, Rambagh Palace and Amber Fort. See the Amber Fort
on elephant back. Board the Palace On Wheels, which will and
depart from Jaipur at 5.30 PM for Jaiselmer. Dinner will be
served on board the train.
DAY 4 - FRI - JAISELMER
Arrive in Jaiselmer at 6:15 AM. Sightseeing tour of Jaiselmer
Fort and the exquisitely carved Havelis and palaces. In the
afternoon, take a camel safari to see the sand dunes. Attend a
cultural program with dinner in the evening. Depart for
Jodhpur at 11.00 PM. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be
served on board.
DAY 5 - SAT - JODHPUR
Arrive in Jodhpur at 8:00 AM Sightseeing tour of city
including visits to Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada and
Mehrangarh Fort. Depart at 3:30 PM for Sawai Madhopur.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on the train.
DAY 6 - SUN - RANTHAMBHORE / CHITTAURGARH
Arrival at Sawai Madhopur at 4:00 AM. After breakfast visit
the Ranthambore Tiger Project Wildlife Reserve. Depart at
11:00 AM for Chittaurgarh. Arrive at Chittaurgarh at 3:30 PM.
Tou the city and visit the Chittaurgarh Fort. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner on board the train.
DAY 7 - MON - UDAIPUR
Sightseeing tour of Udaipur, including the City Palace. Enjoy
a boat cruise in Lake Pichola and visit the Lake Palace hotel.
At 8:00 PM depart for Bharatpur. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
will be served on board.
DAY 8 - TUE - BHARATPUR, AGRA & TAJ MAHAL
Arrive in Bharatpur at 6:00 AM. Visit the World Heritage Ghana
National Bird Sanctuary and Fatehpur Sikri. Transfer to Agra.
Check-in at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Agra, Taj Mahal and
Agra Fort in the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the
hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 9 - WED - DELHI
Spend the morning engaged in independent activities, leisure
and a visit to the Taj Mahal on your own. Check-out from the
hotel by 12:00 noon. Transfer to Delhi airport by car / coach.
It is a 4-hours drive. Depart for your onward journey.