The Palace on Wheels was primary luxury train in India. It was started on India’s Republic Day on 26th January in 1982 by the Indian Railways to support & grow tourism in Rajasthan and now its one of the best five luxury trains in the world. It offers complete tour of Rajasthan in total luxury.

This luxury train departs from Safdarjung railway station, New Delhi on every Wednesday and through its eight days trip, during these days the Palace on Wheels covers all the major destinations of Rajasthan that exhibit the best of architectural and cultural.

Palace on Wheels has fourteen fully air-conditioned luxurious well maintained cabins, partition flooring, a well collection bar and luxury service. Once aboard, you are sure to be transferred to a different era of kings, queens and royalty, where everything will be so very mesmerizing. The Palace on Wheels Tour is truly a palace in every sense of the word! Do not miss this experience if traveling India! architectural>

Palace on Wheels - The Luxury Train

Day 01 (Wed) Depart Delhi
Evening you will be transferred to the Safdarjung Railway Station, where you will be welcomed in a traditional style. Before boarding the train enjoy the garland, tikka & Aarti, cultural music ceremony. Later board the luxury train for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan

Day 02 (Thu): Jaipur
Arrive 0200 hrs / Depart 1930 hrs
The primary stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur – the city of Royal Rajputs which is also known as “pink city”. After breakfast, explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, where enjoy an elephant ride to ascend to Amer Fort.

After lunch at a Palace Hotel, visit the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II. After a visit to Jaipur your luxury coach will drop back to Palace on Wheels .

Day 03 (Fri) Sawai Madhopur
Arrive 0530 hrs / Depart 1030 hrs, Arrive Chittorgarh 1600 hrs
Early morning arrive Sawai Madhopur - the city named after its creator Sawai Madho Singh. After breakfast enjoy Jungle Safari in Ranthambhore National Park, if you are lucky enough may see the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. The park covering an area of 395 sq kms. It is house of more than 300 kinds of birds including Tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those representing the carnivorous population here.

Later, Palace on Wheels the luxury train will leaves for Chittorgarh, where one can have an opportunity to see the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight. Arrive Chittorgarh, the Images of love and bravery; marks of fights lost and won thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and additional.

Day 04 (Sat): UDAIPUR
Arrive 0800 hrs
Arrive Udaipur, Udaipur the “City of Lakes” is one among the most romantic and most beautiful cities of India. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis.

visit the city attractions like Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas - Lake Palace, and the Jagdish temple etc. Savor a sumptuous lunch in a heritage hotel and visit the City Palace complex.

Before embarking on your sojourn to Jaisalmer, do make sure that you visit the splendid Crystal Gallery and a boat ride on the lake Pichola as well!

Day 05 (Sun) JAISALMER
Arrive 0730 hrs / Depart 2300 hrs)
Arrive Jaisalmer on 5th day, the desert city of Rajasthan established by Rao Bikaji in 1488. After breakfast, visit the astonishingly beautiful havelies and mansions including the Patwon ki Haveli, the Nathmalji ki Haveli, and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Also visit the local markets for their extensive menu of local handicraft products!

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at hotel and depart for sightseeing across the Sam sand dunes.

Enjoy Camel safari to experience the golden desert of thar where you can see huge sand dunes changing shapes with the flow of wind and have a life time experience of a mind-blowing safari. Evening enjoy your dinner with an ethnic Rajasthani Folk music performances with bonfire.

Day 06 (Mon) JODHPUR
Arrive 0700 hrs / Depart 1930 hrs
Arrive Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 and also known as Cultural capital, is a popular tourist destination featuring many palaces, forts and temples set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. The city is known as the Sun City as well as the Blue city due to the indigo tinge of the white washed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

Enjoy visiting Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant thada and the most beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace along with the other attraction of the city on the 6th day of Palace on Wheels Journey.

After lunch in a Palace hotel, embark on shopping tours across the markets of Jodhpur city to pick up handicraft items such as embroidered shoes, silverware and tie and dye fabrics etc. Evening board your luxury train Palace on Wheels for next destination.

Day 07 (Tue) AGRA
Arrive 1030 hrs / Depart 2300 hrs
Early morning arrive Bharatpur which is mostly noted for housing the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and National Park.
The huge numbers of migratory bird species that flock to this place every year, make the wildlife environs of Bharatpur all the more special. A trip across the jungles on local rickshaws will take almost 3 hours; thereafter depart for the next destination – Agra the city of Taj Mahal.

Agra is mostly visited for Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Epitomizing the love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is visited by most of the clients traveling to India.

Apart from Taj Mahal, also visit the other historical monuments of the city followed by a shopping tour for its marble souvenirs, jewelry and leather goods etc. Evening enjoy sound & light show before your dinner at a city hotel. After dinner board you’re the luxury Train Palace on Wheels for Delhi.

Day 8 – Delhi (Departure)
Early morning arrive Delhi Safdarjung Railway station, relax for few hours. Later after breakfast check out and leave for further destinations.

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