Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is the regal delight where every
moment is woven together into an everlasting and immemorial
experience to be lived and cherished forever. Royal Rajasthan
On Wheels tour is extensively planned to take you through the
whispering sands of desert, the intriguing sagas of forts and
palaces, and the adventurous escapades to the wilds; while you
witness the luxuries on the train in a truly royal
luxurious Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through a seven
day exploration of the vibrant Rajasthan. The magic of the
splendid journey begins at New Delhi and prepares you to weave
the fabric of delightful imagination becoming reality over the
next seven days.This journey will come to an end at
DAY/SUN » DELHI – JODHPUR
Delhi for Jaipur. Dinner & overnight on Board.
DAY/MON » JODHPUR – UDAIPUR
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.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels departs for Udaipur. Dinner &
Overnight on board.
DAY/TUE » UDAIPUR – CHITTAURGARH – SAWAI MADHOPUR
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 Royal
Rajasthan on Wheels. 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/WED » SAWAI MADHOPUR – JAIPUR – KHAJURAHO
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. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
departs for Jaipur.
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 Khajuraho. Overnight on board.
DAY/THU »KHAJURAHO – VARANASI
Khajuraho. Breakfast onboard. Morning visit the Eastern group
of temples which consists of 3 Hindu and 3 Jain temples, their
proximity attests to the religious tolerance of the times in
general and of the Chandela rulers in particular at leisure
for own activities. After lunch, visit the most important and
fascinating western group of temples. The temples of Khajuraho
have been declared a 'world heritage' site by UNESCO in order
to preserve the rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed to
future generations by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty. These
temples are famous for their intricate sculptures and erotic
carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of
Indian art. Overnight on board.
DAY/FRI »VARANASI – AGRA
Varanasi. Early morning take a short trip by country boat on
the sacred river Ganges to see the Ghats and witness the
living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most
important religions. Pilgrims flock the Ghats to have a ritual
bath and perform puja to the rising sun, following centuries
old tradition. Breakfast at the hotel. Visit some of the many
Hindu temples that line the river Ganges and stroll along the
narrow lanes and bazaars full of shops selling, among other
things, the world famous Benaras Silks. Lunch on board.
Afternoon visit Sarnath 5 miles out of Varanasi one of the
holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his
first Sermon in 590 B.C. Here you will witness the ruins of a
once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine
Archaeological Museum which houses an excellent collection of
Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site. The main
attraction at this excellent Archaeological Museum is the
superb capital from the Ashokan pillar. It has the Ashokan
symbol of four back-to-back lions which has been adopted as
the state symbol of modern India. Other finds from the site
include many figures and sculptures from the various periods
of Saranath - Mauryan, Kushana, Gupta and later. (The museum
is closed on Fridays). Ro yal Rajasthan on Wheels departs for
Agra. Dinner & overnight on board.
DAY/SAT» AGRA – DELHI
Agra. Enjoy your breakfast on board. Enjoy 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. Royal Rajasthan on
Wheels departs for Delhi. Overnight on board.
DAY/SUN » ARRIVE – DELHI
Delhi. Dis-embark after breakfast on board.