Experience unmatched royalty aboard the Palace on Wheels, one of the top ten most luxurious rail journeys in the world.
The train features 14 coaches, each named and intricately decorated after Rajput states. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature private attached bathrooms, intercom, channel music, and inlaid furniture exclusively designed for the Palace on Wheels. There are two 5-star restaurants, the Maharaja and the Maharani, each serving lavish Chinese, Continental, Indian and Rajasthani cuisine. Additionally, private attendants cater to your every request and desire.
Spend a week as royalty and discover the vibrant colors and majestic palaces of Rajasthan.
Tuesday: Delhi Arrival
Welcome to India! Upon arrival, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis that incorporates the ancient with the modern. Amidst the skyscrapers, the monuments stand as a silent reminder to India's legacy. Driving from the airport, you will be impressed with Delhi's spacious, tree-lined streets and garden parks. Overnight at the hotel.
Reporting Time: 4 pm * Departure: 6:30 pm
Morning at leisure to rest after your journey.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Delhi Cantonment station and be greeted with a warm, traditional welcome before departing on a luxury journey through Rajasthan.
The Palace on Wheels features 14 coaches, each named and intricately decorated after Rajput states. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature private attached bathrooms, intercom, channel music, and inlaid furniture. There are two 5-star restaurants, the Maharaja and the Maharani, each serving lavish Chinese, Continental, Indian, and Rajasthani cuisine. Additionally, private attendants cater to your every request and desire.
Arrival: 2 am * Departure: 7:30 pm
You will be welcomed to the Pink City of Jaipur by decorated elephants and strains of the Shehnai. An air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, followed by a visit to Amber Fort. Shop for Jaipur's famous jewelry, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles.
After lunch at the Rambagh Palace, visit the City Palace, home of the royal family. Across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II. The luxury coaches will take you back to the train around 6:30pm. Dinner on board.
Friday: Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh
Arrival: 5 am * Departure: 10:00 am
Arrive in Sawai Madhopur. After an early breakfast, visit the Ranthambore National Park, considered to be the country's best wildlife sanctuary for observing and photographing tigers. Return to the train and depart for Chittaurgarh. En-route, watch the colorful countryside passing in the daylight. Lunch on board.
Arrival: 4 pm * Departure: Midnight
Arrive in Chittorgarh and visit the Hill Fort, considered to be the largest fort complex in India. Enjoy an evening light and sound show and then return to the train for dinner. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your heart as you continue to Udaipur.
Arrival: 8 am * Departure: 3 pm
The luxury coach will take you to Udaipur, the Lake City. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the magnificent marble palaces that mirror a dream - the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appears to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichola.
After lunch at Lake Palace, visit the City Palace. It is India's largest palace complex. You will then have time for shopping before returning to the train for dinner on board.
Arrival: 8:15 am * Departure: 11:00 pm
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.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 carvers skill.
Shop for fine pattu shawls, mirror work, embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, and silver jewelry. After lunch on board, continue on an exclusive camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam. Enjoy dinner and cultural programs at a hotel in Jaisalmer.
Arrival: 8 am * Departure: 3:30 pm
Arrive in Jodhpur, affectionately termed the "Blue City" and the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.
After lunch at a Palace Hotel, return to the train. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics. Dinner on board.
Tuesday: Bharatpur - Agra
Arrival: 6:30 am * Departure: 11 pm
In the morning, arrive in Bharatpur, the capital of Marahaja Suraj Mal. After an early breakfast, pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park. View thousands of egrets, siberian cranes, migratory water fowl and other species of birds. Return to the train for breakfast and depart at 8:45 am.
Arrive in Agra by 10:30 am and visit the Red Fort, a magnificent citadel with marble palaces, ornate alcoves, and terrace pavilions. You will then have lunch at a local restaurant. The highlight of your day is a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal. Built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj took over 22 years and 20,000 men to build. The monument is truly a wonder of the world. Time at leisure for shopping and then dinner on board.
Wednesday: Delhi Arrival
In the early morning, arrive at Delhi Cantonment Station. Enjoy optional private tours in Delhi's capital or transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Bon Voyage!
Delhi hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
7 nights of luxurious accommodations on the Palace on Wheels, including meals
A/C vehicle and driver, as per the itinerary
Exclusive touring program
Entrance fees to the monuments
Airport transfers with assistance
Road/interstate taxes, fuel surcharges, and parking fees