Day 1 : Delhi Day 2 : The Pink City - Jaipur Day 3 : The Golden Sands of Jaisalmer Day 4 : The Splendours of Jodhpur Day 5 : Peace Excitement at Sawai Madhopur / Chittaurgarh Day 6 : The City of Lakes - Udaipur Day 7 : At wonderland of Birds - Bharatpur Day 8 : At Delhi
Highlights of the Tour : Offering a
glimpse of typical Rajasthani culture. Specially designed like a palace the
train provides you a royal feel. On board restaurant and bars add more to
the charm of the journey.
Palace on Wheels Tour is one of the best train tour you will get in India.
The train has been specially designed to showcase typical Rajasthan culture.
The interiors of the train are, more or less, like a palace and feature
rooms furnished with antique furniture, popular arts and crafts and many
other features that one finds at the popular attractions. On board
restaurant and bars are some more facilities provided by the train. As for
places, the tour covers most of the tourist cities in the state. Moreover,
when you return to Delhi at the end of your journey in the Palace of Wheels,
you will be able to carry away with you forever a rich store, a wealth of
royal memories which combine to make a journey on the Palace on Wheels an
Accommodation, Meal, Transport, Entry fees for monuments and other tourist
Shopping and other meals outside the train.
Day 2 : The Pink City - Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur at 0000 hrs. A royal welcome awaits you at Jaipur as you step
out. Caparisoned elephants and musicians playing the shenai are there to
greet you as part of a traditional ceremony arranged specially for you. A
luxury coach then takes you on a tour of magnificent sights and amazing
discoveries. And difficult though it is to tear yourself away from the
sights and sounds and scents of Jaipur, the Palace on Wheels is waiting to
take you to a place immortalized by valorous deeds, a place called
Jaisalmer. (Land of Golden sands), departing at 1730 hrs.
Overnight : At train
Day 3 : The Golden Sands of Jaisalmer
Arrive Jaisalmer at 0615 hrs. Today, the massive old sandstone fort of
Jaisalmer with its 99 bastions continues to tower proudly over the city,
founded in 1156 A.D. The mood, the feel, the free soaring spirit of an
entire age is reflected within the fort of Jaisalmer. The skilled
craftsmanship of the stone carvers of Jaisalmer is evident all over the
city. With their latticed windows, balconies, cupolas and distinctive carved
facades, each of Jaisalmer's many elaborate havelis is sheer poetry in
Exotic camel safaris and desert camps that throb with the rhythm of
Rajasthani music and dance unravel the mysteries and magic of the desert for
modern day visitors to Jaisalmer. From the glories of Jaisalmer -built after
consulting an oracle, the Palace on wheels transports you to Jodhpur - a
monumental city built on the advice of a sage departing at 2300 hrs.
Overnight : At train
Day 4 : The Splendours of Jodhpur
Arrive Jodhpur at 0800 hrs, which was once the proud capital of the
princely desert state of Marwar, Jodhpur, founded in 1459 A. D. is now the
second largest city in Rajasthan. Atop a steep hall, the Mehrangarh Fort
built in 1459 by Rao Jodha dominates the skyline of Jodhpur. Rated among the
best in India the magnificent fort and other monuments in Jodhpur are still
full of colour and many precious heirlooms. Near the fort lies an impressive
royal cenotaph with its fine stone screens projects the superb, hereditary
skills of 19th century masons and stone carvers. The royal rulers of Jodhpur
conceived the stately Umaid Bhawan -the only palace built in the 20th
century - as a famine relief project. A part of the palace has been
converted into a luxury hotel. The Palace on Wheels moves towards Sawai
Madhopur leaving Jodhpur at 1530 hrs.
Day 5 : Peace & Excitement
at Sawai Madhopur / Chittaurgarh
Arrive Sawai Madhopur at 0400 hrs. It retains not only old, spacious
buildings but also a distinctive quality of peace. Close by, steeped in
legends, stands the impressive, sprawling 10th century fort of Ranthambore,
which offers several rewarding hours of exploration. From the ramparts of
the fort which once witnessed so much action, can be glimpsed the lush
greenery and shimmering lakes of the Ranthambore National Park, which is
also a Project Tiger conservation area, and now on to Chittaurgarh departing
at 1100 hrs. Arrive Chittorgarh at 1530 hrs. It is long and chequered
history, Chittorgarh was hopelessly besieged three times. And each of the
three times, though faced with certain defeat at the hands of a stronger
enemy, brave Rajput warriors from the fort of Chittor rode out into the
battlefield to manfully fight one last doomed battle. The compelling sights
and moving legends of Chittorgarh are likely to remain in your mind as you
go down the hill to proceed to Udaipur.
Overnight : At train
Day 6 : The City of Lakes - Udaipur
This morning drive to Udaipur at 0730 hrs, arrive Udaipur the city with its
palaces, lakes, gardens, temples and forts perched on hilltops, Udaipur,
centuries old, present a series of entrancing sights. The Jag Niwas, once
the summer residence of the princess of Mewar, and now a splendid hotel,
appears dreamlike as it floats on the waters of the picturesque Pichola
Lake. Close by, on another island, stands the red sandstone palace of Jag
Mandir. White and majestic, the City Palace stands on a hill overlooking the
lake. Drive back to Chittorgarh at 1800 hrs to return to the Palace on
Wheels. You are carried towards yet another attraction - Bharatpur leaving
Chittorgarh at 2000 hrs.
Overnight : At train
Day 7 : At wonderland of Birds - Bharatpur
Arrive Bharatpur at 0600 hrs. A Jat stronghold in the 17th and 18th
centuries, Bharatpur today is a wonderland of birds. Its Keoladeo Ghana
National Park, once the preserve of the Maharaja of Bharatpur, is now listed
as a World Heritage site. More than 300 species of birds - some flying in
from as far away as Siberia and China, have been sighted at Bharatpur,
proceeding further we drive towards Fatehpur Sikri at 0930 hrs which was
capital of Emperor Akbar for nearly 14 years, arrive Fatehpur Sikri at 1030
hrs & later drive to the Royal Timeless City of Agra at 1130 hrs. Arrive
Agra at 1200 hrs.
The crowning glory of Agra continues to be one of Seven Wonders of the
World is the Taj Mahal the greatest, the most beautiful monument to love
that the world has ever seen. Breathtaking in its superb proportions and
highly skilled craftsmanship, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor
Shah Jehan as an eprome of eternal love for his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal.
Proceed towards Delhi Cantt departing Agra at 2000 hrs.
Day 8 : At Delhi
Breakfast on board. Arrival Delhi Cantt. Railway Station at 0600 hrs.
Undoubtedly Palace on Wheels tour is one of the most exciting train tours
in India. Trinetra tour provided us a unique opportunity to cover the
popular destination of Rajasthan alongwith a royal treat.
--- Neil Marta (Scotland), visited in
Thanks to Trinetra for providing me such a wonderful vacation. The
interiors of train is designed almost like a palace and it offers a glimpse
of Rajasthani culture.
--- Jenny Smith (New York), visited in
A fantastic tour, we got a rare chance of experiencing the royal
hospitality. Trinetra offered us a hassle free journey alongwith exciting
sightseeing trip of Delhi, Agra and important cities of Rajasthan.