Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation along with the Indian Railways, introduced the first luxury train of India in 1982, called the Palace on Wheels. The train is inspired by the personal carriages of former Maharajas, Nizams and Viceroys of India and takes you to the past ages of Indian royalty. This royal like train was awarded as the World’s 4th Best Luxury Train in the year 2010 for it offers an outstanding and authentic tour.
Timings for Check In and Check Out
- Check In : 4:00 PM at Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi
- Check out : 07:30 AM at Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi
Destination Cover : Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Duraton : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Explore the best of the land of Maharajas'- Rajasthan in 7 nights and 8 days through Palace on Wheels. The journey will let you get the glimpses of World Heritage Sites like Taj Mahal, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Chittorgarh Fort and Amber Fort. The journey covers major destinations such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, City of Lakes - Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Ranthambore.
Palace on Wheels journey through the pages of history shall begin on Wednesday – the day of the week when the train officially runs. On the beginning of the day, we shall welcome you aboard with true and ethnic Rajasthani welcome and a warm drink. On boarding the train, enjoy the beauty of the train from inside and feel like a Royal yourself!
16:00 Hrs : Reporting at Safdarjung Railway Station and check in process
18:30 Hrs : Leave for Jaipur and enjoy Dinner onboard Palace on Wheels
Journey towards Jaipur – The Pink City of Rajasthan is overnight. The second day of the tour shall see you stepping down in Jaipur. Established by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II, it is one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan. So, soon after you finish your breakfast on board, we will take you around Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace. Dinner shall be served on board.
02:00 Hrs : Arrival in Jaipur
07:00 Hrs : Breakfast onboard Palace on Wheels
08:00 Hrs : Traditional welcome with Shehnai & Garland (Kali Godi Dance) at Jaipur Railway Station
08:15 hrs : De-board the luxury train and start your city sightseeing tour
13:30 Hrs : Visit to Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Shopping, Elephant ride and Lunch at 1135 AD Restaurant at Amber Fort
15:00 Hrs : Amber Fort tour
17:00 Hrs : Local market tour
19:00 Hrs : Return back to the train
19:30 Hrs : Enjoy Royal Dinner onboard the train
20:00 Hrs : Palace on Wheels continue the journey to the next destination Sawai Madhopur from Durgapura Railway Station Jaipur
On the 3rd day of the travel we shall reach Sawai Madhopur which is famous for Ranthambore National Park. It was founded by Maharajah Sawai Madho Singh I. It is also considered one of the best place in India to see tigers! Chittorgarh is our next destination! Chittorgarh is a place where history resounds itself. Chittorgarh is famous for its Fort which is the largest in India.
04:45 Hrs : Arrival at Sawai Madhopur Railway Station
06:00 Hrs : Begin your early morning with Jungle Safari at Ranthambore National Park
10:00 hrs : Have your delicious breakfast at a forest lodge
10:20 hrs : Leave for Chittorgarh and enjoy lunch onboard the train
15:00 Hrs : Arrival at Chittorgarh
16:00 Hrs : Go for sightseeing tour and enjoy evening tea at Chittorgarh Fort
18:00 Hrs : Chittorgarh Fort sightseeing tour
1800 hrs : Enjoy evening tea and refreshments at Chittorgarh Fort’s cafeteria, enjoy beautiful light and sound show
20:00 Hrs : Return back to the train and dinner onboard.
One of the most enduring places in Rajasthan is Udaipur – with lakes all around! It’s a place which reminisces the Mewar history in the form of its Historical Buildings. See here Jag Niwas Palace or the Lake Palace.
02:00 Hrs : Departure from Chittorgarh
07:00 Hrs : Train arrive the city of lakes, Udaipur.
07:30 Hrs : Enjoy your delicious breakfast onboard the train
09:00 Hrs : Go for off-train excursion tours in the city such as Saheliyon Ki Bari, shopping, City Palace & Crystal Gallery
13:30 Hrs : Enjoy your royal lunch at Fateh Prakash Hotel
14:00 Hrs : Boat ride in Lake Pichola will add charm to the tour and enjoy tea at Jagmandir Palace
15:30 Hrs : Back to the railway station
15:30 Hrs : Evening tea along with refreshments will be served onboard the train during the journey to Jaisalmer
16:00 hrs : Dinner aboard Palace on Wheels and continue your journey to the next destination, Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer (The Land of Forts and Havelis) is where sand dance to the waves of winds and yellow sand-stone forts. Established by Maharana Rawal Jaisal; this city boasts of the royalty of northern India. Jaisalmer city hosts an annual Desert Festival which attracts many tourists every year.
07:30 Hrs : Start your day with an onboard breakfast
09:00 Hrs : Luxury train arrive at the Jaisalmer
09:30 Hrs : Go for Sighseeing in the city of Jaisalmer. Take a tour of Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal ji ki Havelies and City Walk
13:30 Hrs : Enjoy your lunch onboard the train
16:00 Hrs : Tea and refreshments in Jaisalmer, departs for Sam sand dunes and a camel ride
19:00 Hrs : Return back to the train
19:45 Hrs : Enjoy Colorful cultural program at hotel Gaurbandh Palace and dinner onboard
23:45 Hrs : Train proceeds to the next destination Jodhpur
Next destination on Palace on Wheels is Jodhpur – the land of the Sun! Enclosed in high walls of fort – its famous for its summers and Umaid Palace – the Royal Residence of present Prince of Rajasthan.
07:00 Hrs : Reach Jodhpur at Mandore Railway Station
07:30 Hrs : Enjoy your breakfast in Palace on Wheels
09:00 Hrs : Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Explore various sightseeing in Jodhpur such as Meharangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Visit of Umaid Bhawan Museum & shopping.
13:30 Hrs : Have your lunch either onboard or in a deluxe resort at Ajit Bhawan Palace
16:00 Hrs : Return back to the train
16:30 Hrs : Embark the train to relax and move to Bharatpur
Bharatpur is where the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is located. Home to over 230 species of migratory birds including rare Siberian Crane, it is considered UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. We shall move on from here to Agra – to see the TAJ MAHAL – one of the SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD. On reaching here immerse yourself in the beauty of this timeless symbol of eternal love.
06:00 Hrs : Arrival at Bharatpur
06:30 Hrs : Bird watching at early morning in Keoladeo Ghana National Park
08:45 Hrs : Return back to the train
09:00 Hrs : Have your Breakfast onboard the train and Continue your journey to Agra
11:00 Hrs : Arrive at Agra Cantt. Railway Station
11:00 Hrs : Agra city tour
13:30 Hrs : A royal lunch in the train or at one of the finest Clarks Shiraz hotel in Agra
15:00 Hrs : A visit to the magnificient Taj Mahal
18:00 Hrs : Stroll around the city market for shopping
19:30 Hrs : Dinner will be served onboard the train
Next morning, we will reach Safdarjung Railway Station – your place to leave Palace on Wheels and carry the memories with you……
Delhi - The Memories For A Lifetime Begins
02:30 Hours Arrive at the Safdarjung Railway Station
06:00 Hours Enjoy breakfast onboard the train
07:30 Hours Journey comes to an end