Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Journey on Palace

The Palace on Wheels is one of the world's most exciting rail journeys, as the train provided more facilities on board, as for the royal destinations it proceeds to every single day. With everything taken care of dining accommodation, sightseeing as well as organized shopping, there are nothing for the traveller to do but sleep in the history of the land, soak in the colours and experience the royal life of Maharaja. The tour starts from Delhi and come back to the city after going through in order: Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittaurgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi. Welcome aboard. To Head to the best city in the World "Udaipur" (Travel+Leisure) and TAJ a wonder of the world. 
MonthsDates Sept-12 to April-13MonthsDates Sept-13 to April-14
Sepetmber*5, 12, 19, 26Sepetmber*4,11,18,25
October3, 10, 17, 24, 31October2,9,16,23,30
November7, 14, 21, 28November6,13,20,27
December5, 12, 19, 26December4,11,18,25
Janaury2, 9, 16, 23, 30Janaury1,8,15,22,29
Feburary6, 13, 20, 27Feburary5,12,19,26
March6, 13, 20, 27March5,12,19,26
April*3, 10, 17, 24April*2,9,16,23,30
* Off Season

Itinerary for Season 2013-14
NOTE: Itinerary and the programe schedule can be change with out any priore notice by the management 

Day 1

Wednesday, Departure 6.30 PM 
Delhi you will be treated like Maharaja & Maharani on welcome by garlanding, Tikka and turban withglass of wine. The Capital city of modern India a city known for its rich valorous and exotic history. Once the fabled city of the heroes of the Mahabharata and ruled by the Rajputs before they were displaced by foreign invaders. The tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels at Safdarjung New Delhi. You will be introduced to your fellow travellers. Feel free to explore your new palace, and acquaint yourself with its various facilities. Relax with a drink at the bar. Dinner will be served on board in its two restaurants. 

Day 2

Thursday, Arrival 3.45 AM Departure 8.00 PM 
Jaipur Your tour began at the Hawa Mahal Palace of wind followed the amazing Jantar Mantar-Astronomical Observatory are to be explored at leisure.

The home of the erstwhile rulers. The city palace now a museum of full royal splendor. Jaipur also offers a great shopping experience since the city is the countries capital as far as handicrafts are concerned.

This include a very extensive range as well as a major International center of cutting and polishing of Gems and stone. Also the Jaipur is known all over the world for hand block printing on textile. Lunch at Amber Fort. Soon after reaching at Amber you can enjoy the festively decorated elephant for a ride up to the fort.

After lunch visit of Amber fort the best example of splendid fusion of Rajput and Mugal style of Architecture.

The hall of victory Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling adorned with mirror work an inlaid panel. Return back to train by bus for fresh n up after rest awhile enjoy sumptuous dinner on board.

New Arrangement from this season-
1. Lunch venue at famous Amber Fort.

Love to Elephant at JaipurFleet Elephant Ride at Amber,Jaipur
Wide view of Amer Fort JaipurWel Come at Pink City Jaipur
Amer Fort JaipurAmer Fort Jaipur
City Palace, JaipurCity Palace, Jaipur
Day 3

Friday, Swai Madhopur 

Arrival 5.30 AM Departure 10.20 AM
Sawai Madhopur The Ranthambhore national park at junction of the Aravali and the Vindhyas is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur.

A 1000 year old Ranthambhore Fort of great historical importance atop a high hill stand tall remain of the historical part cenotaphs, tombs, stepped well, summer palace etc, have all merged harmoniously in to the sprawling forest.

Three big lakes- Padam Talav, Malik Talav and Raj bag- are alike turquoises studded in the vast tract. Though a delicate eco system, Ranthambhore is dynamic in the diversity and density of fauna it supports.Tiger at the apex of the food chain lords over the kingdom in a subtle way solitary by nature. It operates with stealth. Quite naturally tiger sighting are always a matter of chance, though evidences of its activities are equally exciting other then tigers you may have opportunity to see 24 different species of mammals, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar, Indian Gazel, Jungal cat, Panthers, Jackal, Hynas Rarely sloth bears, also almost 300 different kind of birds.

Return back to Palace on Wheels. Break fast on Board.

Lunch on Board.

Enjoy the afternoon on train as it travels the lush green country side before arriving to Chittorgarh.
Friday, Chittorgarh 

Arrival 4.00 PM Departure 2.00 AM
Chittorgarh Fort is considered as the largest fort of India, built by various Mauriyan rulers during 5th to 8th century period, this for covers an area of 680 acres most of the structures in side the fort premises are in ruins. But a glimpses at this giant abodes of Rajput still fills on with thrill. The fort is accessible after ceremony seven gates. Rana Kumbha palace and Padamini Palace in the fort are considered as master pieces of Rajput architecture Padmini Palace had been the residence of beautiful queen Rani Padmini.

Wel come at ChittorhgarhWide view of Chittorhgarh Fort
View of Victory Tower, ChittorhgarhJungle Safari at Ranthambore National Park
Padmini Palace, Chittorhgarh FortSound & Light Show at Chittorhgarh Fort
Jungle Safari at Ranthambore National ParkJungle Safari at Ranthambore National Park
Jungle Safari at Ranthambore National Park 

In the year 1313 Alaudhin Khilji after knowing about the beauty of the queen attack on the fort. But the Rani performed Johar (Taking once own life by fire).The victory tower built by Maharana Kumbha in the memory of victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujrat in 15th Century. This tower is the symbolic identity of Chittorgarh. Sound and light programme at fort.

New Arrangement for this Season.
1. Light & Sound show at fort.
2. Dinner on Board

Day 4

Sunday, Jaisalmer 

Arrival 9.15 AM Departure 11.30 PM
Jaisalmer The golden city of Rajasthan has a charm of its own, Rawal Jaisal a Bhati Rajput ruler founded the city in 1156 AD. The western most citadel of the desert, Jaisalmer has an ancient history linked with its development as a trading center. Located en-route one of the two passages, that connected India with persia, egypt Africa and West. The Bhati Rajput sole guardians of the city accumulate enough wealth through tax levied on the passing carwans. Jaisalmer amid picturesque a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climate conditions. The Sonar Quila Fort, made of yellow sand stone will immediately command your attention here.

The city is also known for its old mansion better known as havelies. Patwon Ki Haveli and Nathmalgi Ke Haveli, Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli most striking architecture a fine blend of ancient and the medieval era. Shopping and lunch at Moomal Hotel. The sweeping sand dunes, enjoy the romance of solitude at Kuldhara and your camel takes you deep in the thar desert, the set hare is the most awaited experience. As the sum sets the rolling golden dunes the surreal experience is worth. Though the winter, followed by the cultural performance - campfire with dinner in dunes.

New Arrangements for this Season.
1. Enjoy Rajasthani Food with traditional music.
2. Evening Tea, Sun set. 
3. Dinner at Palace Hotel.

Welcome with garlanding at JaisalmerCamel Ride at Jaisalmer
Camel Ride at JaisalmerWide View of Jaisalmer Fort
View of Jaisalmer FortView of Havali at Jaisalmer
Gadisar Lake at JaisalmerJain Temple at Jaisalmer 

Day 5

Day 6

Tuesday, Bharatpur

Arrival 5.00 AM Departure 8.45 AM

Bharatpur A royal kingdom where the jats, rather than the Rajputs, ruled. Bharatpur's Jat History is not too old, with Suraj Mal establishing a firm stronghold in a region contested by both the Rajputs and the Mughals. Suraj Mal exploits are legendary, and the fort, Lohargarh, or Iron Fort, has a history that recounts it with pride. The only fort in the state to have bastions of mud, these proved meritorious because they simply swallowed up the cannon shells not allowing them to impact.

The Keoladeo Ghana National Park one of the finest bird sanctuary in the world was developed by a royal edict when dykes were created so that water could be canalized for the hunting preserve as the Maharaja of Bharatpur wished to create.

Over three hundred species of birds many of them migrant species that come from parts as distant as Siberia and China.

New Arrangement for This season:
1. Break Fast on board.

Day 7 Tuesday Agra

Arrival 11.00 AM Departure 7.30 PM
Agra A visit to the world's most well known monument and well worth its fame. The Taj Mahal built in the memory of his beloved empress by emperor Shah Jahan, this marble mausoleum is the greatest gesture of love known to mankind and is breathtakingly, bewitchingly beautiful. Land for the building of the Taj Mahal in Agra came fromthe Maharaja of Jaipur and the marble used in its construction was from the mines of Makrana, also in Rajasthan. The precious stones used in its inlay, and the craftsmen employed for the twenty two years its construction took, came not only from India, but from all over the World.

New Arrangement for this season.

1. Lunch at Palace Hotel.

The Taj Mahal is the perfect finale to your Royal Sojourn.
Please Note :- Them Management of Palace on Wheels reserve the right to change schedule/timing of Monument visit without any prior notice.
Agra FortAgra Fort
Agra FortAgra Fort
Agra FortAgra Fort
Keoladev National Park at BharatpurKeoladev National Park at Bharatpur
Keoladev National Park at BharatpurKeoladev National Park at Bharatpur
Keoladev National Park at BharatpurThe Taj Mahal at Agra