Times have changed and the winds have shifted, but the Palace on Wheels cruises along in a unique style the kind only the, Maharajas of yesteryear could have perpetuated and enjoyed…
An extraordinary train for extraordinary people. A train with historic charm and modern conveniences. A royal train beckoning you to step aboard for a week of splendour. It takes you a royal odyssey. Bringing alive theluxury of princely travel of the age of the Raj, the Palace-On-Wheel has been designed to suit modern needs with central air-conditioning, soothing four channel music, interconnected telephones system in the train, a separate pantry and lounge in each coach, comfortable coupes with privacy of attached bathrooms, two speciality restaurants – ‘Maharaja’ and ‘Maharani’, serving exotic Indian, Continental and Rajasthani cuisine, a well stocked bar, a reading and relaxing coach and friendly smiling attendants serving you round the clock.
It’s a journey worthy of kings. No wonder the experience is labelled the Palace on Wheels. With its cream saloons, embellished with intricate designs, chug through Rajasthan on a journey through the former royal kingdoms of this state. Once ruled by kings whose presence lingers on in forbidding fortresses and fairytale palaces, now converted into museums, hotels, and restaurants where retainers serve truly royal repasts.
The 14 coaches of the Palace-On-Wheels with rich decor that evokes the age of Rajput chivalry, are named after former royal Rajput states -Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Alwar, Sirohi, Kishangarh, Bundi, Dungarpur, Bharatpur, Jhalawar and Dholpur.
As most of the travelling is done at night, your days are left free – for discovering the delights of Rajasthan.
|Delhi Cantt||17:45 hrs||Arrival Delhi Cantt16:00 hrsDept for Jaipur17:45 hrsDinner on Board20:00 hrs onwards|
|Jaipur||00.00 hrs||17.30 hrs||Breakfast on Board7:30-8:15 hrsSight Seeing8:30-12:30 hrsLunch at a Palace Hotel13:00-14:30 hrsSight Seeing14:30-16:45 hrsDep for Jaisalmer|
Dinner on Board20:00 hrs
|Jaisalmer||6:15 hrs||23:00 hrs||Breakfast on Board7:30-8:15 hrsSight Seeing8:30-12:30 hrsLunch on Board and Rest13:00-14:30 hrsVisit To Sand Dunes and Camel Ride17:00-19:00 hrsDinner with Cultural Programme at Jaisalmer19:30-22:00 hrsDinner on Board23:00 hrs|
|Jodhpur||8:00 hrs||15.30 hrs||Breakfast on Board7:30-8:15 hrsSight Seeing8:30-12:30 hrsLunch at a Palace Hotel13:00-15:00 hrsDep for Sawai Madhopur15:30 hrsDinner on Board20:00 hrs|
|Sawai Madhopur / Chittorgarh||4:00 hrs|
|11:00 hrs||Breakfast on Board6:30-7:00 hrsVisit to National Park7:00-10:00 hrsDep for Chittaurgarh11:00 hrsLunch on Board13:00 hrsSight Seeing-Chittaurgarh Fort16:00-18:00 hrsDinner on Board20:00 hrs|
|Chittorgarh / Udaipur|
|Breakfast on Board6:45-7:15 hrs Sight Seeing at Udaipur7:30-11:30 hrs Lunch at a Palace Hotel12:30-14:30 hrs Dep for Bharatpur20:00 hrs Dinner on Board20:00 hrs|
|Bharatpur / Agra||6:00 hrs|
23.00 hrs Agra
|Visit to National Bird Scantuary7:30-8:30 hrs Breakfast at Forest Lodge8:30-9:30 hrs Sight Seeing at Fatehpur Sikri10:30-11:30 hrs Lunch on Board13:00 hrs Sightseeing Agra and Tajmahal15:00-17:00 hrs Dep for Delhi20:00 hrs|
|Delhi Cantt||6:00 hrs||Breakfast on Board8:00 hrs Tour Ends9:00 hrs|