Standard 8 Days Tour Itinerary of Palace on Wheels Train :
DAY 1: WED: DELHI Depart:
Check-In 4.00 p.m. onwards. Self Report by 430 p.m. at Safderjung Railway Station (Near Motibagh Flyover) for check-in formalities of Palace On Wheels Train Tour. After traditional welcome,guests are be escorted to your respective sleeping chambers wagon/saloon. At leisure to enjoy complimentary welcome glass of champagne/wine in bar lounge .Train departs by 6 p.m. & Dinner on board
DAY 2: THUR: JAIPUR-The Pink city
Train Arrives by 0345 a.m.at Gandhinagar Railway Station. Welcome by decorated Elephants & musicians at Railway Station & board A/C buses by 8 a.m. for morning tour of Pink city. Visit late 19th century built Albert Hall Museum & Photo Stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace Of Winds). Nearby is located UNESCO World Heritage site of Jantar Mantar (operational sun dial) & 18th century built City Palace Complex. Post noon excursion to 15th century built Amber Fort & enjoy elephant joy ride up it's steep ramparts. After Lunch in Fort premises,discover the charms of late 16th century built Palace complex Time free for shopping & by 6 p.m.reach Durgapura Railway station to board the Train. Dinner on board & train departs by 1130 p.m.
DAY 3: FRI: (morning): RANTHAMBHORE Tiger Reserve
Train arrives by 0530 a.m.at Sawai Madhopur Railway station. At 6 a.m. proceed for excursion to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve by open to air 15 seater canter trailers. Besides Tigers,the other inhabitants of Ranthambhore Jungles include Panthers, Sloth bears, Pythons, Marsh crocodiles, variety of deer & bird species .Return to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station by 9 a.m. to board train for on board breakfast .Train departs by 1030 a.m.,Time at leisure & Lunch on board
DAY 3: FRI: (afternoon): CHITTORGARH FORT
Train arrives by 4 p.m. Train arrives at Chittorgarh Railway Station by 4 p.m.& proceed uphill by A/C buses for excursion to 10th century built Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread across a huge plateau & accessible only through narrow steep road. Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed many a bloody battle between Ruling Rajput Dynasty & invading Muslim armies & made infamous by mass suicides of royal ladies by jumping into fire (guhars) rather than being at mercy of victorious enemy armies. In late 16th century the rulers of Chittorgarh abandoned the Hill Fort & shifted to Udaipur .After sunset,enjoy Sound & Light Show in Fort premises. Return to train by 730 p.m. for Dinner & time at leisure. Late Night 2 a.m. (early morning Sat) train departs from Chittorgarh Railway station.
DAY 4:SAT: UDAIPUR:-Venice Of the east
Train arrives by 8 a.m. Morning 9 a.m. proceed to visit City Palace Complex,built over 250 years since it's foundation stone was laid in late 16th century .The personal crystal collection room of Maharaja Of Udaipur is a sight to behold. Boat ride in Lake Pichola,around the famous Lake Palace Hotel,perched on a small island .After lunch in 5 Star Hotel return to train by 3 p.m.Train Depart by 3.30 p.m. Time at leisure & Dinner on board
DAY 5: SUN: JAISALMER:-Oasis in desert
Train arrives by 730 a.m.From 9.15 a.m. board A/C buses to Jaisalmer Fort & at leisure to discover on foot,the charms of 16th century built Jaisalmer Fort,with a living heritage.Return by 130 p.m. to the train for Lunch & brief rest. At 330 p.m. proceed for excursion to Sam Sand Dunes & enjoy Camel joy ride. Drive back to train to freshen up after the sandy experience & proceed to 5 star Hotel in Jaisalmer to enjoy cultural program with dinner. After dinner ,return to Palace On Wheels train by 11 p.m. & Train Depart by 1145 p.m.
DAY 6: MON: JODHPUR- Heart of Rajputana
Train arrives by 7 a.m. at Mandore railway station. At 9 a.m. board a/c buses & visit late 16th century built massive complex of Mehrangarh Fort Palace ,built atop a hill, overlooking the town. Nearby is located late 19th century built royal cenotaphs of Jaswant Thada.Proceed to visit museum at Hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace with rich artefacts and private collection of Maharaja of Jodhpur After Lunch in 5 Star Hotel , Return to Railway station by 245 p.m. & train departs by 3.30 p.m Time at leisure & dinner on board
DAY 7: TUE: (early morning): BHARATPUR-Bird Sanctuary
Train arrives by 5 a.m. at Bharatpur Railway station .At 6 a.m. proceed by A/C buses to main gate of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Keola Deo Bird sanctuary & board cycle rickshaw with guide to enjoy wetlands habitat & home to more than 200 varieties of birds. Later return to Railway station by 830 a.m. & train departs at 8.45 a.m.Breakfast on board.
DAY 8:TUE:(afternoon): AGRA-City of Taj mahal
Train arrives at Agra Fort Railway Station by at 11 a.m. board A/C buses & visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort,re-built in 16th century & for over 150 years. seat of power of the Mighty Mughal Empire.Proceed for lunch at 5 Star Hotel. Afternoon visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Taj Mahal,also one of seven wonders of modern world. Time free for shopping & board train at Agra Cant Railway Station by 6 p.m. Time at leisure & Dinner on Board. Train departs from Agra Cant Railway Station by 11 p.m.
DAY 9:WED (morning):DELHI return
Train reaches Delhi Safderjung Railway Station by 4 a.m. early morning. Check-out by 0700 hrs,after early breakfast.Tour ends train leaves platform by 730 a.m.
Note: Train Tour Manager,reserves the right to amend day to day tour program,to suit local logistics at short notice.