The journey of life time begins at delhi cantonment station where the guests are accorded a warm traditional welcome before the Palace- on-Wheels pulls out into the night.. for a week long luxury cruise through fascinating rajasthan.
The first stop of the Palace-on-wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as Pink City, was founded by Maharaja sawi jai Singh II in 1727 A.D. After breakfast at board, to explore the city, an airconditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or Place Of winds, which is aremarkable five storyed building. This followed by a visit to Amber fort, eight km away, where rides on captioned elephants ad to the ambeince. After lunch at Palace hotel, you are off to the city palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. right across to the road from the city palace is Jantar Mantar, largest observatory built by Sawai Jai singh II. The lLuxury coaches will take you back to Palace-on-wheels around 6.30 Pm. dinner on board
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. Here the yellow sand stone fort is an imposing sight towering magnificently over the city. discover the paistakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades . The Nathmalji- ki-Haveli, salim singh-ki-haveli and Patwon-ki-Haveli are the fine examples of the stone carver's skills. After lunch onboard, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea. enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at hotel in Jaisalmer. the train leaves for Jodhpur at night.
Next morning the Palace-on-wheels is in jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock solid Mehrangarh fort. The grand palaces within Moti Mahal, sheesh mahal, phool Mahal, sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architetural excellence. Near the fort comples lies Jaswant Thada, and group of royal cenotaphs made of Marble. After lunch at Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-wheels.
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the palace-on-wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after founder Maharaja sawai Madho singh I. After breakfast at board visit the Ranthambhore National park wherein are located the ruines of the 10th century fort. The wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the Tiger. Upon retuns to the Palace-on-wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight.
After lunch at board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour, scars of battles lost and won.... thrice beseiged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honour and pride will echo in your minds as you proceed to Udaipur.
The luxury Coaches will take you to udaipur, the Lake City, the next morning. it was founded by maharana Udai singh of Mewar, after the sisodia dynasty was driven away by the mughals, in 1559 A.D.. perhaps the two most beautiful sites of udaipur are dream like marble Palaces- Jag Niwas (LAKE PALACE) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from blue waters of Lake Pichola. After lunch at Lake Palace hotel, a visit to the City Palace is exhilarating. The luxury coach then takes you back to the Palace-on-Wheels at Chittaurgarh, thus winding up a day full of delights.
Early next morning, the Palace-on-wheels arrives Bharatpur, the capuital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary , Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for thousnds of Egrets, Siberain Cranes, Migratory water fowl and other speices of birds.
Arrive fatehpur sikri the red stone Mughal palatial comlex within the enclosure is a mosque built by the mughal emperor Akbar and deicated to sheikh Salim Chisti, amuslim Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on from the Red fort and arrive at The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. a pristine memory of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. After diinner on the board and good nigh sleep.
Arrive Delhi cantt. let the pleasent memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long long time.