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Palace on Wheels Itinerary

"A grand voyage on iron wheels..."

Capture the real essence of India with the luxury Indian train Palace on Wheels, which takes you to a cosmos where ancient folklores and fairytales come alive. The Palace on Wheels journey, spanning over 7 nights and 8 days, is no less than a surprise box that makes you relish a new surprise every day. The journey lets you spend a fabulous week in India and bask the immortal grandeur of Taj, the mystical sand dunes of Jaisalmer, the romanticism of Udaipur, the historical magnificence of Jaipur, the adventure of Ranthambore, and the never dying charm of the country capital Delhi. Explore the puzzle board of these meticulously chosen destinations in a weeklong journey onboard the Palace on Wheels India, one of the most opulent train rides in the world.

Palace on Wheels Itinerary for Season 2014-15

Day 01/Wednesday Delhi
Departure: 1830 hrs

Reach the Safdarjung Railway Station Delhi on day 1 to begin your royal tour to India aboard Palace on Wheels. After check in formalities, savour a traditional Indian welcome by the train staff with garlanding, tika and turban. Afterwards, you will be escorted to your luxurious cabin. The journey will begin in the evening. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay onboard while the train move towards its first destination - Jaipur.

Day 02/Thursday Jaipur
Arrival: 0345 hours, Departure: 2330 hours

As you enjoy a leisurely morning breakfast onboard, the train will enter the terrain of Jaipur. Disembark the train and set out for an explorative tour to Jaipur visiting the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. Move towards Jantar Mantar, the 18th century astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. This is followed by a visit to City Palace; once the home of the rulers of Jaipur, it now serves as a royal museum. Take pleasure in a lip smacking lunch at Amber Fort; if you want, you can also take a ride of the festively decorated elephant. Post lunch; explore the beauty of Amber Fort. By the late evening, return to the train to continue the journey to Sawai Madhopur. Dinner and overnight stay will be onboard Palace on Wheels.

Day 03/Friday Sawai Madhopur
Arrival: 0530 hours, Departure: 10:30 hours

Early morning reach the tiger terrain of Sawai Madhopur and disembark the train for a thrilling jungle safari to Ranthambore National Park. Return to the train after safari to relax and unwind. Enjoy a refreshing breakfast and then a grand lunch onboard and take delight of the constantly changing outside views while the train move towards its next destination - Chittorgarh.

Day 03/Friday Chittorgarh
Arrival: 1600 hours, Departure 0200 hours

As you reach Chittorgarh, de-board the train and make a visit to the Chittorgarh Fort, which still revives the stories of Rajputana valour before the eyes. The evening tea accompanied by a beautiful light and sound show is arranged at the Chittorgarh Fort. Later return to the train for dinner and overnight stay onboard.

Day 04/Saturday Udaipur
Arrival: 0800 hours, Departure: 1530 hours

Reach the city of Udaipur early in the morning. Post breakfast, set out to witness the floating beauty of City Palace. Be a part of a grand feast in the afternoon at the Palace Hotel. Savour a romantic boat ride on Lake Pichola accompanied by the mild lapping of the breeze. Return to the train to continue this magic journey to Jaisalmer. Dinner onboard the train

Day 05/Sunday Jaisalmer
Arrival: 0915 hours, Departure: 1145 hours

While you enjoy a rejuvenating breakfast onboard, the train will enter the shimmering terrain of Jaisalmer. As you reach Jaisalmer, disembark the train for a city tour. Take pleasure of a delectable lunch in a deluxe hotel at Jaisalmer. A high evening tea in the sand dunes followed by a camel ride will form the crescendo of the day. Enjoy a colourful cultural programme over a glass of wine and barbeque dinner in the sand dunes. Late evening, return to the train for an overnight stay and continue your journey to Jodhpur.

Day 06/Monday Jodhpur
Arrival: 0700 hours, Departure: 1530 hours

Reach the blue city of Rajasthan - Jodhpur by the morning. Post breakfast, set out for a sightseeing tour to the city of Jodhpur. Lunch will be arranged in a luxurious resort in the city. Return to Palace on Wheels for a ride to Bharatpur. Dinner and overnight stay will be arranged onboard.

Day 07/Monday Bharatpur
Arrival: 5:00 hrs, Departure: 8:45 hrs

Early morning, leave the train for a safari to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds. After the safari, enjoy a grand breakfast in a jungle lodge. Return to the train for onward journey to Agra.

Arrival: 1030 hours, Departure: 2300 hours

Reach Agra and set off for an explorative tour to the majestic World Wonder, Taj Mahal followed by a regal lunch in a deluxe hotel in Agra. In the evening, witness a beautiful light and sound show. After exploring the magnificence of this Seventh Wonder of the World, come on board to savour a lavish dinner as the train starts rolling back to Delhi.

Day 08/Wednesday, Delhi

Reach Delhi in the morning of the 8th day. After a leisurely breakfast onboard, bid farewell to this magic expedition and continue your onward journey back home.