Palace on Wheels – India

Palace on Wheels is a Heritage Train made with the sight to rekindle the spirits of Royal Era. Everything from th welcome at the Delhi Cantt Railway Station to the bartenders all have the Royal Ambiance. As you enter the Royal Heritage Train, notice the light chandeliers, the bright curtains and the cozy cushions in your private adieu. Feel the fresh air as you walk in the corridors of the Royal train. A unique combination of latest facilities and ages old culture you are at one of the best moving lounges of the Country.

Enjoy your journey from Desert to forest, Mountain to plateau, South, north, east and west in sheer luxury and aristocracy. Take a royal retreat on the Palace on Wheels, the pride of India. Get transported in the regal era. The comfort, the decor, the facilities and the service stands a class apart. Palace on Wheels welcome you with rich carpets, mouth watering cuisine, the bar and many other facilities that will compel you to indulge in the lap of luxury. Welcome aboard!

Itinerary

Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station : This is the place from where your journey begins. A warm welcomes awaits you as you reach the station. A warm night with delicious Indian Delicacies prepares you for the next day at Jaipur. Reporting time 1600 hrs and departure time 18: 30 hrs.

Jaipur Pink City : The beautiful Pink City is the first stop. The first planned city was draped in Pink colour to honour the coming of Prince Of England by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh 11. You will arrive at the Pink City at around 03: 30 hrs. The Air Conditioned Coach will take you the most famous places of Pink City – The Hawa Mahal. This Wind Palace sparkling with Semi – Octagonal Sandstone Windows is a awe to see. From here you will be taken to the Amber Fort where Elephant Ride still remains one of the main attractions. Lunch at Five Star Hotel from where you will be taken to the City Palace Museum and the Jaipur Observatory. You can shop at the Palace Market outside the City Palace Museum. From here back to the Railway Station watching the city lights. It will be 19:30 hrs till you reach the Palace on Wheels.

Jaisalmer : The place of Royal Havelis and the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. The yellow Sandstone Fort is a charm to see. You will also get to see some of the most beautiful Havelis/ Mansions of Jaisalmer. Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are some of the famous Havelis of Jaisalmer which stand tall to this date with their grand facades. In the local market you can shop for pattu shawls, mirror and embroided articles, wooden boxes, trinklets, silver jewellery and other such items. The lunch will be on board after which you will be taken for a camel safari in the sand dunes of the Jaisalmer Desert. The evening tea shall be from the Trains Chef while the dinner will be at a Five Star Hotel. There will also be a Cultural Programme at the same hotel filled with Rajasthani Dance and Fire programme. The train shall depart at 23: 45 hrs.

Jodhpur : After a peaceful and comfortable night sleep in your coach room, wake up to fresh tea/ coffee. You will reach Jodhpur at an early hour of 7: 00 am. A warm welcome descends you to the Walled City of Red stone called Jodhpur. In this second largest City of Rajasthan, see the largest Fort of India called the Mehrangardh Fort. Inside the Fort see the beautiful Palaces – Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. Just next to the Fort is the Jawant Thada, a group of Royal Cenopaths made of white marble. After a rift in the local market where you can buy the embroided silk, dyed colored indian saris, mojaris or jootis, silverware, miniature paintings; hop on the coach which takes you back to the Palace on Wheels. Enjoy the lunch on board as the royal carnage leaves at sharp 15:30 hrs.

Sawai Madhopur : Enjoy the life of running Palace till you reach Sawai Madhopur. It will be 4 o clock in the morning next day when you will reach Madhopur. After a delicious breakfast, be ready to see the Wildlife Of India as you will to be taken to Ranthambore National Park. Covering an area of 392sq. kms its a home to 300 species of birds and numerous tigers. Spend the entire day here watching the Jackals, Hyenas, Tigers, Birds. In the evening after a refreshing tree at the Wildlife Cottage, get on the coach which will take you to the local markets of Ranthambore. Here you can buy the local Indian Artificial Jewellery and Costumes. The train departs from here at 10:30 p.m.

Chittaurgarh : Indian Palaces and the stories of Valour. Here is one place which is filled with such stories – love, hate, distrust, harmony, bravery, honour, piousness. Watch out a generation passing by as you these vivid images in the form of paintings and sculptures in the Royal Fort of Chittoragarh. You will reach Chittoragarh at 16:00 hrs and leave 5: 30 a.m. the next day.

Udaipur : You will reach Udaipur at 7: 30 a.m. One of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan. Surrounded by lakes from all sides, the city of Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia Dynasty was driven away by Mughals in 1559 A.D. Stay here in the most beautiful Palace, the Jag Niwas ( Lake Palace and see the Jag Mandir which looks as if coming out of the blue waters of the Lake Pichola. After lunch at the Five Star Hotel you will be taken for a visit to the City Palace. Leave the city at 17: 30 hrs.

Bharatpur : Be ready to see the world famous KeliadKeoladeoo Ghana National Park, home to thousands of migratory birds. Keep your binoculors ready for Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory water fowl . Spend your day here birdwatching as you see the Birds . With the lunch at the Sanctuarys Cottages and tea too, you can spend a relaxed day here. The dinner will be served on board.

Taj Mahal, Agra

This last destination of yours on board will take you one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Tal Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved Queen Noorjahan/ Mumtaz Mahal is a marvel to see. From here you will be taken to the Agra Fort. Departure will be at 21:00 hrs.

The dinner will be on board. The morning sunlight shall see you on your way back to Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Breakfast will be served on board. You will reach Delhi at 4 : 00 p.m.

Courtesy: http://www.famous-india.com

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Luxury Train
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 07:12:51

    Festive Offer for Indian Nationals, Pay for one and your companion pays only 50%. The offer is valid on all the bookings of season 2012-13 done on or before 15th Sep’12.

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