Explore, Enjoy & Cherish - Rajasthan, the land of Rajputana Charm, Valour & Romance, with The Palace on Wheels.
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01 : New Delhi ( Wednesday )
Reporting by 4:30 PM at Safdarjung railway station for traditional welcome and check-in formalities for Week in Wonderland Train Tour. Time is free for photoshoot with traditionally attired Palace On Wheels staff. Will be escorted to saloon cabins by personal attendant for briefing on cabin facilities. At leisure, proceed to bar lounge for complimentary welcome drink. Train departs at 6:30 PM and dinner will be served onboard.
Day 02 : Jaipur ( Thursday )
Royal welcome by elephants at Jaipur railway station and then proceed to visit St. Albert Museum, Pink City Palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (Sun Observatory), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Afternoon excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber and enjoy ride up the steep ramparts of the Fort on festively decorated elephants. Enjoy lunch in 1135 A.D Boutique Restaurant, located in Fort premises. Later discover the beauty of the 16th century well preserved Fort, with huge courtyard built in rare fusion of combined Rajput and Mughal architecture. Later, time is free for shopping. Return by 6:00 PM and train departs. Dinner served onboard .
Day 03 : Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh ( Friday )
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is home to Tigers, Panthers, Sloth bears, Pythons, Marsh crocodiles and hundreds of deer and numerous birds. Return to train by 09:30 AM and depart. Breakfast and lunch served onboard. At 04:00 PM, train reaches Chittorgarh railway station and from there proceed for excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread over a huge plateau, with history dating back to 11th century. Chittorgarh Fort is considered to be the largest fort of India. In the evening, enjoy sound and light program in fort complex. Later return to train for dinner and depart post midnight.
Day 04 : Udaipur ( Saturday )
Train arrives by 08:00 AM and after onboard breakfast proceed to visit 17th Century built - City Palace complex with eleven constituent Mahal (palaces), balconies, towers and cupolas. Also visit Crystal Gallery housing the only crystal bed in the world. Later enjoy boat ride around the world famous "Lake Palace Hotel" atop a small island in Lake Pichola. Proceed for lunch to Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel. Time free for shopping and visit the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari and return to train by 3:00 PM and depart. Dinner served onboard.
Day 05 : Jaisalmer ( Sunday )
After onboard breakfast proceed by 09:30 AM to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the 15th century built living fort complex,and view standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town which glows golden in the afternoon sun. The fort has entrance through a series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses, which has five stories and is extensively carved. Jain Temples are located nearby which are group of 15th century built and beautifully carved temples and have a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India. Proceed for lunch to 5-star hotel and later return to train for brief rest. At 4:30 PM proceed for excursion to Sam sand Dunes in Thar Desert for camel joy ride and sunset photoshoot.Later enjoy cultural program and dinner at 5-star hotel. Return to train by 10:00 PM and depart.
Day 06 : Jodhpur ( Monday )
Train arrives at 08:00 AM and after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort, atop a rocky hill which soars 125 m above Jodhpur town. The Palace complex it is approached by a series of gateways, set at an angle so that enemy armies could not charge, with any success. Once past the fort gates, you have access to breath-taking Palatial Apartments (Mahal), overlooking wide courtyards. Inside the fort complex is a museum having wide and impressive collection of royal dresses and Medieval weapons. Nearby the fort complex is located, late 19th century built Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. Later visit museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace, displaying personal artifacts of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur. Lunch at Hanwant Mahal Boutique Restaurant. Return to train and depart by 3:30 PM.
Day 07 : Bharatpur ( Tuesday )
At 06:30 AM proceed to UNESCO world Heritage Site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to view about 375 species of both local and migratory birds (from places like Sri Lanka, Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet). Return to train for breakfast and depart by 08:45 AM. Train drops you at railway station on outskirts of Agra at 10:30 AM and proceed to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, seat of power of the mighty Mughal Empire. After lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel, proceed to the highlight of your journey that is to visit the Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world and a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble. Time free for shopping. Later return to train for onboard dinner and depart.
Day 08 : Agra ( Wednesday )
Train returns to Delhi Safdarjung railway station by 05:30 AM.Check-out by 07:15 AM after early breakfast.