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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Duration : 07 Nights - 08 days

Itinerary at a Glance : Delhi (Wednesday) – Jaipur (Thursday) – Sawai Madhopur (Friday) – Chittorgarh (Friday) – Udaipur (Saturday) – Jaisalmer (Sunday) – Jodhpur (Monday) – Bharatpur (Tuesday) – Agra (Tuesday) – Delhi (Wednesday)

Introduction:- Royal Rajasthan of Wheels

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a reformed version of the pre existing luxury train, Palace on Wheels. 
For those interested in exploring the vast sub continent of India by train can now do it in complete style and comfort.  The train is aimed at replicating much more success than its forbearers such as Palace on Wheels which is also rated as one of the 10 best luxury trains in the world. 
Departure:- The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels tour starts on every Sunday of the week from Safdarjung Railway station Delhi.

Month of Operation:- September to April
Itinerary


Day

Place

Arrival

Departure

Sunday

Delhi

16:00 hrs

18:30 hrs

Monday

Jaipur

03:45 hrs

23:30 hrs

Tuesday

Sawai Madhopur

05:30 hrs

10:30 hrs

Tuesday

Chittorgarh

16:00 hrs

02:00 hrs (Next day)

Wednesday

Udaipur

08:00 hrs

15:30 hrs

Thursday

Jaisalmer

09:15 hrs

23:45 hrs

Friday

Jodhpur

07:00 hrs

15:30 hrs

Saturday

Bharatpur

05:00 hrs

08:45 hrs

Saturday

Agra Cantonment

10:30 hrs

23:00 hrs

Sunday

Arrival at Delhi

04:00 hrs

 


Day 1 Sunday: NEW DELHI 

The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway 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

Day 2 Monday: JAIPUR 
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 the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D.
To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building a one 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 elephant ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a Five Star Hotel followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory.
Day 3 Tuesday:  SAWAI MODHOPUR  
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace-on-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq. kms. is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rate, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its excusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight.
Day 3 Tuesday: CHITTAURGARH  
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.

Day 4 Wednesday: UDAIPUR  
Udaipur, the Lake City, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven way by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble palaces- the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola.
After lunch at a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the City Palace.
Day 5 Thursday: JAISALMER
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1 1 56 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 carver's skill. Shop for fine pattu shawls, mirror work and embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and curios.
After lunch on board, 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 porgramme at a Five Star hotel. 

Day 6 Friday: JODHPUR
Next morning the Royal 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 architectural excellence. 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 Royal Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handicraft articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics

Day 7 Saturday:  BHARATPUR & AGRA
Bharatpur
In the morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal . After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.
Agra
Upon arrival visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery

Day 8 Sunday: DELHI
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.