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Palace on Wheels Itinerary



India: a land of mysticism, magical fairytales and ancient folklore. Capture the real essence of this magnificent and mesmerizing country aboard the luxury Indian train, Palace on Wheels. Your vacation, spanning over 7 nights and 8 days, is no less than a mystery box full of wonderful surprises. Each day brings you to a new and magical destination like the immortal grandeur of the Taj in Agra, the mystical sand dunes of Jaisalmer, the romanticism of Udaipur, the historical magnificence of Jaipur, the adventure of Ranthambore, and the undying charm of the country’s capital Delhi.


Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights Route: New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - New Delhi
Starting from

USD 520

Per Person Per Night

An exclusive expedition that carries a band of explorers through Rajasthan, capturing the real essence of this princely kingdom! Palace on Wheels takes you through a cosmos where ancient folklores and fairytales come alive. Spanning over a week, the incredible journey surprises you as it unfurls truly majestic destinations every day. Spend a fabulous week in India and bask in the immortal grandeur of the Taj Mahal, the mystical sand dunes of Jaisalmer, the romanticism of Udaipur, the historical magnificence of Jaipur and the adventurous terrains of Ranthambore. Explore the puzzle board of these meticulously chosen destinations onboard the Palace on Wheels, one of the most opulent train rides in the world.

Palace on Wheels Journey for Season 2016-18

Day 01/Wednesday Delhi

Departure: 18:30 hrs

Reach the Safdarjung Railway Station Delhi on Day 1 to begin your royal tour of India aboard Palace on Wheels. After check- in formalities, savor a traditional Indian welcome by the train staff with garlanding, tikka and turban. Afterwards, you will be escorted to your luxurious cabin. The journey will begin in the evening. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay onboard while the train moves towards its first destination - Jaipur.

Day 02/Thursday Jaipur

Arrival: 0345 hours, Departure: 2330 hours

As you enjoy a leisurely morning breakfast on board, the train will enter the terrain of Jaipur. Disembark from the train and set out for an explorative tour to Jaipur, visiting the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. Next on the agenda is Jantar Mantar, the 18th century astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. This is followed by a visit to the City Palace; once the home of the rulers of Jaipur, it now serves as a royal museum. Take pleasure in a lip smacking lunch at Amber Fort. If you want, you can enjoy a ride on a festively decorated elephant. Post lunch; explore the beauty of Amber Fort. Return to the train by late evening, to continue the journey to Sawai Madhopur. Dinner and overnight stay will be on board the Palace on Wheels.

Day 03/Friday Sawai Madhopur

Arrival: 05:30 hours, Departure: 10:30 hours

As you enjoy a leisurely morning breakfast on board, the train will enter the terrain of Jaipur. Disembark from the train and set out for an explorative tour to Jaipur, visiting the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. Next on the agenda is Jantar Mantar, the 18th century astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. This is followed by a visit to the City Palace; once the home of the rulers of Jaipur, it now serves as a royal museum. Take pleasure in a lip smacking lunch at Amber Fort. If you want, you can enjoy a ride on a festively decorated elephant. Post lunch; explore the beauty of Amber Fort. Return to the train by late evening, to continue the journey to Sawai Madhopur. Dinner and overnight stay will be on board the Palace on Wheels.

Day 03/Friday Chittorgarh

Arrival: 1600 hours, Departure 0200 hours

When you arrive at Chittorgarh, de-board the train and make a visit to the Chittorgarh Fort, which still resounds with the stories of Rajputana valour. Your evening tea is accompanied by a beautiful Son-et-Lumiere (Sound and Light show) at the Chittorgarh Fort. Later, return to the train for dinner and overnight stay onboard.

Day 04/Saturday Udaipur

Arrival: 0800 hours, Departure: 1530 hours

Reach the city of Udaipur early in the morning. Post breakfast, set out to witness the floating beauty of the City Palace. Be a part of a grand feast in the afternoon at the Palace Hotel. Thereafter, savor a romantic boat ride on Lake Pichola while enjoying the spectacular view. Return to the train to continue this magical journey to Jaisalmer. Dinner will be onboard the train.

Day 05/Sunday Jaisalmer

Arrival: 0915 hours, Departure: 2345 hours

While you enjoy a rejuvenating breakfast onboard, the train will enter the shimmering terrain of Jaisalmer. First on the agenda is a tour of this unique city, followed by a delectable lunch in a deluxe hotel at Jaisalmer. A high tea amidst the sand dunes in the evening, followed by a camel ride will be the highlight of your day. Then, enjoy a colorful, cultural program over a glass of wine and barbecue dinner in the romantic setting of the desert. Then, return to the train for an overnight stay and while the train proceeds to Jodhpur.

Day 06/Monday Jodhpur

Arrival: 0700 hours, Departure: 1530 hours

Reach the ‘blue city’ of Rajasthan - Jodhpur by the morning. Post breakfast, set out for a sightseeing tour of the city. This will be followed by lunch at a luxurious resort in the city. Return to the Palace on Wheels for a ride to Bharatpur. Dinner and overnight stay will be onboard.

Day 07/Tuesday Bharatpur

Arrival: 5:00 hrs, Departure: 8:45 hrs

Early morning, leave the train for a safari to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds. After the safari, enjoy a grand breakfast in a jungle lodge. Return to the train for the onward leg of your vacation to Agra

Agra

Arrival: 1030 hours, Departure: 2300 hours

Your magical adventure starts with a morning visit to the majestic Taj Mahal, followed by a regal lunch at a deluxe hotel in Agra. In the evening, witness a beautiful Son-et-Lumiere (Sound and Light show) to round off your mystical Indian sojourn. Then, return to the train for a delicious dinner on this, the final night on the Palace on Wheels. Retire to your cabin for a restful sleep as the train starts rolling back to Delhi.

Day 08/Wednesday, Delhi

Arrive in Delhi on the morning of the 8th day. After a leisurely breakfast onboard, bid farewell to this magical expedition and continue your onward trip back home, taking all your wonderful memories with you.

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