|Palace On Wheel - Virtual Tour|
The tour starts from Delhi and comes back to the city after going through, in order:-
Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
||Reporting Time 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
New Delhi :-
Delhi, the capital city of modern India, a city known for it's rich, valorous and exotic history. The tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels at Delhi Cantonment. You will be introduced to your fellow travellers. Feel free to explore your new home, and acquaint yourself with its various facilities. Relax with a drink at the bar. Dinner will be served on board the two restaurants.
||Arrival 02.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs
To explore the
city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa
Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable
five storeyed building along the main street of the old
city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate
honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a
visit to Amber Fort, eight kms. away, where rides
on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance. Shop for
Jaipur’s famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets blue
pottery and textiles. Near Ajmeri Gate is located
Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium
selling genuine handicrafts at fixed
After lunch at
a Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace,
home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the
road from the City Palace is the 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.
||Arrival 08.15 hrs. Departure 23.00 hrs.
In the heart of the Thar Desert lies
Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. 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
Shop at Rajasthali-the only Rajasthan
Govt. emporium, for fine pattu shawls, mirror work &
embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery
and curios. After lunch on board, go for an exciting camel
ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a
refreshing cup of tea.
Enjoy the dinner and the cultural
programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer.
The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
||Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure15.30 hrs
Next morning the
Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone all 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. The grand
palaces within- Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh
Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of
architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant
Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white
After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return
to the Palace on Wheels.
While in Jodhpur shop for the
exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches,
embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie
and dye fabrics.
||Arrival 04.00 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a
10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country’s best for observing and
photographing the activities of the 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. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the
||Arrival 16.00 hrs.
Chittorgarh / Chittaurgarh
After lunch on board you are in Chittorgarh. Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won….thrice-beseiged, Chittotgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honour and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.
||Departure 20.00 hrs. from Chittaurgarh
The Luxury Coach will take you to Udaipur, the Lake City, the next morning. It 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 at Lake Palace Hotel a visit to City Palace is
The luxury coach then takes you back to the Palace on Wheels at Chittaurgarh, thus winding up a day full of delights.
||Arrival 06.30hrs. Departure 11.45 hrs
Early next morning, the Palace arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After
breakfast pay a visit to 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.
||Arrival 14.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs
Arrive at 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 move on from the Red Fort and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was 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.
After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Delhi Cantt. at 6.00 hrs the next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.