DAY/WED » DELHI –JAIPUR
Delhi for Jaipur. Dinner & overnight on Board.
DAY/THU » JAIPUR – SAWAI MADHOPUR
on board. Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Make your ascent to
the palace fortress on the gaily caparisoned elephant back.
Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous
for the excellence of their design and decoration. Afternoon
tour of Jaipur known as "The Pink City of Rajasthan" Visit the
unique Jantar Mantar Observatory, which was built in the
1700's, yet even today still looks futuristic or almost
surrealistic; the City Palace and its Museum, the Hawa Mahal
or the Palace of Winds. Return to train for tea and freshening
up. Enjoy a drive of Jaipur by night followed by dinner at a
Palace Hotel. Return to Palace on Wheels. Train departs for
Sawai Madhopur. Overnight on board.
DAY/FRI » SAWAI MADHOPUR – CHITTAURGARH
Sawai Madhopur. Game viewing in the sanctuary by canter.
Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary extends over an area of 392 sq
kms of thick forests. The place abounds in scenic beauty,
requisite refuge for both the carnivora and herbivora. The
numerous valleys and flat hill tops form picturesque
surroundings of the 13th century historical Ranthambore Fort.
The Tiger and Leopard are the main predators found in this
reserve. Breakfast at a hotel. Palace on Wheels departs for
Chittaurgarh. Lunch on board. Later visit Chittaurgarh. There
is no place in Rajasthan with a history more romantic than
that of Chittaurgarh. The centre of Rajput resistance against
Mughal rule. Evening Tea with Sound and Light show at the
Fort. Dinner at a hotel. Overnight on board.
DAY/SAT » CHITTAURGARH – UDAIPUR – JAISALMER
Udaipur. Breakfast at a hotel. Morning, sightseeing tour of
Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel
at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass
windows and inlaid marble balconies; and the Peacock
Courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens; the
Jagdish Temple; and the local folk museum. Lunch at a hotel.
Enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola before returning on Palace on
Wheels. Evening tea on board. Palace on Wheels departs for
Jaisalmer. Dinner & overnight on board.
DAY/SUN »JAISALMER – JODHPUR
Jaisalmer. Breakfast on board Morning sightseeing tour of
Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its
temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The
city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and
elaborate balconies. See the Patwon-Ki-Havelies,
Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gadhi Sagar Tank. Afternoon visit
the Sand Dunes and a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky
is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting
tunes. Enjoy Dinner with Cultural programme. Palace on Wheels
departs for Jodhpur. Overnight on board.
DAY/MON »JODHPUR – BHARATPUR
on board. Arrive Jodhpur. Morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur
– gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathores of Marwa.
Visit the Fort, rising up a hilly scrap, built on the advice
of a hermit, which overlooks the city in the image of a long
sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by
successive rulers. The cenotaphs of the former rulers are
imposing and architecturally remarkable. Lunch at a hotel.
Palace on Wheels departs for Bharatpur. Dinner & Overnight
DAY/TUE» BHARATPUR – AGRA – DELHI
Bharatpur. Visit to National Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur (Ghana)
once the former hunting preserve of the royal family of
Bharatpur, the sanctuary is home to storks and nearly every
other kind of bird imaginable. You'll see more than 250
different species nesting on the tops of trees and along the
roadside, as well as snakes, lizards, exotic fish and monkeys.
Breakfast at a hotel. Palace on Wheels departs for Agra. Enjoy
your lunch at a hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra city
visiting, the most perfect architectural monument in the world
-The Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz
Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. The
Taj is remarkable for its perfect proportion and rich pietra
dura, with minute details executed with great skill. The
building, often styled "a dream in marble" is said to have
taken at least 22 years (1631-1653) to build. Enjoy sound
& light show. Dinner at a hotel. Palace on Wheels departs
for Delhi. Overnight on board.
DAY/WED » ARRIVE – DELHI
Delhi. Dis-embark after breakfast on board.