Deserts of Rajasthan

Palace on Wheels India

Duration: 7 Nights - 8 Days
Destinations: Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Udaipur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Agra - Delhi
Inclusions
  • * Accommodation on double/ triple sharing basic.
  • * Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • * Welcome drink on arrival.
  • * English News Paper on the Vehicle.
  • * Battery van your way to Taj Mahal.
  • * Special Agra Sweets Named (Petha).
  • * Camel Ride at Jal Mahal in Jaipur.
  • * Elephant ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur.
  • * Excursion of Fatehpur Sikri on the way to Jaipur.
  • * Surface transportation by Air Conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • * Personal assistance by Kausalya Trip India representative & offices during all arrival and departure.
  • * All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc are included.
  • * All government applicable taxes and service charges.
Exclusions
  • * Air Fare/Train fare.
  • * Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
  • * Any other item not specified in "Cost Includes".
  • * Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
  • * Monuments Entrance Fees.
  • * Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).

Note :

Hotel checks in & check out time is 12 noon.

Hotels are subject to availability.

Base category of rooms in all hotels.

We reserve the right to revise the cost.


India's first luxurious vehicle is ready to take you on roller coaster ride of different cities of Rajasthan. The tour begins from Safdarjung Railway Station of New Delhi and culminates in the same spot. The royal ride includes catering, sightseeing and cultural programs, however, for other items of personal nature are excluded. 'Palace on Wheels Tour' proffers you cozy comfortable ride while travelling through various north Indian cities. The fourteen coaches luxurious vehicle has two restaurants: The Maharaja and The Maharani where delicious Rajasthani, Indian, Chinese and Continental food are served. The train was launched in the year 1983 and re-introduced with new decors in August 2009.

Voted as the fourth best luxurious tourist train of the world in the year 2010, this premium 'on wheels accommodation' graces travellers with soothing journey of north Indian cities.

Day 1: Arrival Pune


  • Your Journey on 'Palace on Wheels' train begins from Safdarjung Railway Station around 1830 hrs. Before boarding you will go through check-in related formalities and savor the traditional Indian hospitality with tika, turban and garland offered by staff. Then after an attendant will escort you to a booked luxurious saloon.
  • The journey will commence around 6:30 in the evening time
  • When train moves towards enthralling destination of Jaipur you would enjoy satiating dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Jaipur (Thursday)


  • Jaipur, India's first planned city was commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as his new capital. Built on the principle of Vastu Shastra, this city is considered auspicious for performing religious ceremonies.
  • On arrival you would be taken to Amber fort, the former capital of Kachawa Rajput rulers. Fort is built on hilltop of Aravalli range and projects the panoramic view of Maota Lake and Jaipur city. Here you would enjoy elephant ride from base of the fill to fort.
  • Other excursions include City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar – Mantar. During the evening time enjoy shopping around City Street.
  • Return back to train and enjoy lavish dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Ranthambhore (Friday)


  • Early in the morning after breakfast leave for sightseeing spree of Ranthambhore, India's one of the largest wildlife sanctuary and Tiger Reserve. Besides, providing safe heaven for royal Bengal tigers, this protected natural habitat is roamed by sambar, sloth bear, chital, nilgai, dhole, leopard and several other species.
  • Explore the wilderness of Ranthambhore then leave for next destination of Chittorgarh Fort.
  • Chittorgarh Fort is guarded by second longest wall of world after the Great Wall of China. The fort once lived by Rani Padmini has now converted into a tourist attraction. In the evening time enjoy breathtaking Sound & Light Show.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in lavish train.

Day 4: Udaipur (Saturday)


  • Welcome to the Lake city of India 'Udaipur'. Also known by other names such as 'Venice of East' and 'Kashmir of Rajasthan', this spectacularly serene city stands on the uplifted platform of Aravalli range.
  • Post breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur city. Visit Pratap Memorial and other attractions like Jagdish Temple, Bhartia Lok Kala Mandir, Sahelion Ki Bari and City Palace Museum.
  • Make Lake Pichola your evening destination, watch the beautiful sunset and enjoy boating on Lake Pichola.
  • Return to train for gala dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Jaisalmer (Sunday)


  • Jaisalmer, the 'Golden City' of India lies on the edge of inhospitable Thar Desert. The fort in which city is thriving is built of yellow sandstone during the 12th century.
  • Discover the widespread vistas of fort which include palaces, temples and rare handicrafts then leave towards a famous tourist spot of Sam Sand Dune.
  • Sam Sand Dune leis in the outskirts of city, approx. 42 Kms far. On arrival you can witness the ever-changing colors and dunes of desert like a chameleon.
  • Take a tour of limitless Thar Desert via sitting on bedecked camel.
  • In the late evening drive pleasure in folk dance and music performed by local artists over dinner and enjoy bonefire.

Day 6: Jodhpur (Monday)


  • On the sixth day of tour train will stop at Jodhpur. Call it 'Blue City' or 'Sun City', this magnificent town always appears to be surrounded by bright blue effervescence. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha who was a ruler of Mewar.
  • Explore the attractions of Mehrangarh Fort like palaces, Havelis, and temples then head towards Jaswant Thada, a 19th century architecture built in the memory of royalty.
  • Come back to train for sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Bharatpur & Agra (Monday)


  • Early in the morning pay visit to Bharatpur Bird sanctuary, a World heritage site offering shelter to more than 366 bird species.
  • Considered as paradise for bird watchers, this sanctuary is also known by two other names Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Make a way into the jungle of park via cycle rickshaw ride.
  • After exploration of bird's habitat the luxurious vehicle 'Palace on Wheels' takes you to city of Taj.
  • Visit the Taj Mahal complex, a site which is continuously featured in Seven Wonders of the World and a world heritage site.
  • In the evening time check-out the market and by some souvenirs like miniature of Taj Mahal.

Day 8: Delhi (Wednesday)


  • Train reaches in Delhi Railway station around 4 AM and checkout formalities would be over by 7 AM.
  • This marks end of 'Palace on Wheels Tour'.

Contact Us

Address

  • Address :Dhruv Rajasthan Tours- DELHI 68 Ber Sarai, Top Floor Near JNU CAMPUS New Delhi – 110016
  • Mob: +91-11-60500051 (India)
  • Mob: +91-9818191035 (India)

Testimonial

I booked a travel package of Rajasthan for me and my friend. It was a 15 day trip of India's desert state. Most of the cities we visited were well connected with national highways, providing us the easy accessibility of various places. However, some areas were congested making for us difficult to reach on time that may be because of development works on going on places. We loved our heritage hotel stays at Jaipur and Udaipur. We enjoyed the excursions of remote villages and desert. Good execution of trip.

Samuel, Newyork

I booked a travel package of Rajasthan for me and my friend. It was a 15 day trip of India's desert state. Most of the cities we visited were well connected with national highways, providing us the easy accessibility of various places. However, some areas were congested making for us difficult to reach on time that may be because of development works on going on places. We loved our heritage hotel stays at Jaipur and Udaipur. We enjoyed the excursions of remote villages and desert. Good execution of trip.

JHON

I booked a travel package of Rajasthan for me and my friend. It was a 15 day trip of India's desert state. Most of the cities we visited were well connected with national highways, providing us the easy accessibility of various places. However, some areas were congested making for us difficult to reach on time that may be because of development works on going on places. We loved our heritage hotel stays at Jaipur and Udaipur. We enjoyed the excursions of remote villages and desert. Good execution of trip.

JHON