Palace on Wheel
  • Tour Highlights
  • Experience the ultimate luxury on the moving wheels.
  • A chance to see the Tigers in the wild at Ranthambhore, a very famous wildlife sanctuary, along with some other animals.
  • Explore Jaisalmer with its havelis and forts and take a ride here on the ship of the desert called camel.
  • A visit to rock solid Mehrangarh fort at Jodhpur.
  • Visit to Taj Mahal.

Palace On Wheel

The Palace on Wheels was first luxury train in India. It was launched by the Indian Railways to promote tourism in Rajasthan. The Palace on Wheels was started on January 26, India's Republic Day, in 1982, and has been highly popular since its launch. The Palace on Wheels departs from New Delhi and during it's eight day journey, travels around the colourfurl Rajasthan with stops in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, and Amazing Agra.

Palace On Wheels has 14 fully air-conditioned luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, and a very personalized service.

This is a suggested tour. It can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Please contact us for a tailor made holiday.

Itinerary

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 01, Begins: 09.30 hrs. - New Delhi

Join the tour group for a day tour of New Delhi visiting India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and more. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the Delhi Cantt Railway Station where the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace on Wheels pulls out into the night ... for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Royal State of Rajasthan.

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 02, Arr. 02.00 hrs / Dep. 19.30 hrs Jaipur

The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, the pink city and the capitol of the state of Rajasthan. Morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Jaipur by AC Luxury Coach visiting Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance. After lunch at a Palace Hotel visit City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family and Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II. The Luxury coaches will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30 pm. Dinner on Board.

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 03, Arr. 04.00 hrs / Dep. 10.30 hrs Sawai Madhopur

Early morning arrive at Sawai Madhopur, the city named after its founder Sawai Madho Singh. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein, if you are lucky enough may see the elusive Royal Bengal 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. The Palace on Wheels leaves for Chittaurgarh, where one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight .

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 04, Arrival 16.00 hrs. Chittaurgarh

After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won thrice-beseiged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 04, Dep 05:30 hrs. Chittaurgarh for Udaipur

Udaipur, the Lake City was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble Palaces-the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. After lunch a visit to City Palace is exhilarating, the largest palace in Rajasthan. In the evening visit the crystal gallery. Later proceed to Bharatpur on board Palace on Wheels .

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 05, Arr. 08.15 hrs / Dep. 23.00 hrs. Jaisalmer

This morning after breakfast you will tour Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill. After lunch on board proceed for sunset camel ride at samm sand dunes by Luxury Coach. The luxury train leaves for Jodhpur at night. .

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 06, Arr. 07.00 hrs / Dep.15.30 hrs Jodhpur

Next morning the Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. Return to the Palace on wheels after lunch at a Palace hotel.

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 07, Arr 06.30hrs / Dep 11.45 hrs Bharatpur

Palace on Wheels arrive early next morning at Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast visit 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. .

Palace on Wheel Tour - Day 08, Arr 14.30 hrs / Dep 23.00 hrs Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra en route visiting 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, a muslim Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch visit the Red Fort and Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World at sunset. A pristine monument of undying love built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewelry. Dinner on board and a good night's sleep, arrive at Delhi Cantt Station, New Delhi at 6.00 hrs the next morning and proceed to your onward destinations.


Best time to Visit
October to March

Tailor-made Suggestions
  • 3 night’s extension to Rishikesh for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • 3 or 4 nights trip to Goa beaches.
  • A couple of nights in Delhi exploring the capital city of India.