• Tour Code : NR 01
  • 8 D / 7 N
  • Departure : (16:00 Hrs.)
  • Return : (08:00 Hrs.)
  • Holiday Category :
    Holiday Packages
  • Holiday Type :
    Family, Senior Citizen, Student
  • States :
    Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
  • Places Covered :
    Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Agra Fort, Jaipur
  • Note :
    Add 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 24 & 31 Dec 2014 Depart. Add 4.50% Govt Service Tax Extra. Add US$ 15 Commercial Tax Extra per person. Indian Nationals can pay in Equivalent INR Rupees Value as per the day’s Rate of Exchange confirmed by us.

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Itinerary

Day 1
16:00 Hrs
New Delhi (Wednesday)

Tour Begins: 16 00 hrs.
The train will depart at 1600 hrs from 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.

Night Stay

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Day 2
Jaipur ( Thursday )

Arrival : 02 00 hrs. : Departure : 20 00 hrs. The first stop of 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 thePalace 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, eight kms away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance. Shop for Jaipur’s famous Jewellery, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles near Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed prices.After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to 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. The Luxury Coaches will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30 PM. Dinner onBoard.

Night Stay

  • Train
Day 3
Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh ( Friday )

Arrival : 04 45 hrs. Sawai Madhopur & 16 00 hrs. ( Chittorgarh ) 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 MadhoSingh I. After breakfast, a visit is arranged to the Ranthambore 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, ratel, jackal and fox are month those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittorgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the day light. After lunch on board, you are in Chittorgarh. Images of love and valour, scars of battles lost and won… thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more.

Night Stay

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Day 4
Udaipur (Saturday)

Arrival: 08 00 hrs. ; Departure : 15 00 hrs. Arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City at 8.00 AM. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia Dynasty was drive away by the Mughals, in 1559 A.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, a visit to City Palace is exhilarating.In the evening, visit the Crystal Gallery. Later proceed to Jaisalmer, on board Palace on Wheels.

Night Stay

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Day 5
Jaisalmer (Sunday)

Arrival : 08 30 hrs. ; Departure : 23 55 hrs. In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 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-Haweli, Patwon-ki-Haveli and Salim Singh-ki-Haveli are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill. Shop at Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium for fine pattu shawls, mirror work & 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 programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer. The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.

Night Stay

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Day 6
Jodhpur (Monday)

Arrival: 07 00 hrs. 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 architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a Royal Palace Hotel, return to the Palace on Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie & dye fabrics.

Night Stay

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Day 7
Bharatpur (Tuesday)

Arrival: 07 30 hrs. ; Departure: 08 30 hrs. Early next 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 of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.

Night Stay

  • Train
Day 8
Agra (Wednesday)

Arrival: 10 00 hrs. ; Departure: 23 00 hrs.. Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Muslim Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch, move on from the Red Fort and arrive at 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. After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi at 06 00 hrs, the next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long time. Tour Concludes.

  • Tour Concludes

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Stay & overnight travel in private cabins with attached bathrooms on the train Pre-paid group excursion & sightseeing trips in air-conditioned coach with services of English Speaking Guide in each tourist town visited Bed Tea & Daily 3 meals wide variety of both vegetarian & non vegetarian cuisine with bottled drinking water Entrance & Till Camera Fee at Monuments & Wild Life Reserves Elephant joy ride in Jaipur, Jungle Safari by Canters in Ranthambhore Sound & Light show at Chittaurgarh Fort Boat ride in Udaipur, Camel joy ride in Jaisalmer, Cultural Program in Jaisalmer & Cycle Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur
  • Exclusions

  • Consumption of Alcoholic & Non- alcoholic Beverages Professional & Video Camera fees at monuments & game parks Laundry Room Services Telephone Calls Wi-FiModem Spa Saloon Tips Porter charges, Tour Insurance & all other expenses of personal nature Hotel stay in Delhi, Air tickets to India, arrangements for Visa to enter India
  • Date & Price Info

    Tour Price

    Note: GST @5.00% applicable.

    Tariff
    (Per Person Per night)
    Sept 2019 & Apr 2020Oct 2019 to Mar 2020
    SingleUS$ 650/-US$ 865/-
    Double/TwinUS$ 500/-US$ 650/-
    Super DeluxeUS$ 1800/-US$ 1800/-


    Train will operate every Wednesday from September 2019 till April 2020.


    Departure details
    Month20192020
    September4, 11, 18, 25
    October2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    November6, 13, 20, 27
    December4, 11, 18, 25
    January1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    February5, 12, 16, 26
    March4, 11, 18, 25
    April1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Tour Info

    Payment Terms

    • You can pay by Cash/ Cheque / Demand Draft / Debit Card / Credit Card/ Internet Banking /NEFT/ Demand draft & Bank Transfer favoring Southern Travels Pvt Ltd

    Tour Requirements

    • For Adults - Photo identification in the form of Voters ID / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving Licence / Ration card
    • For students - Photo identification in the form of Passport / Aadhar Card / PAN card Carry original as well as 2 photocopies of school or college Photo Identity card
    • For Infants - Carry 2 passport sized photographs

    Things to Carry

    • Mobile phone with appropriate sim card
    • Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry sun screen lotion, hand sanitizer, sun glasses, cap, sports shoes, umbrella / windcheater, camera etc. and woollens if needed
    • If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription

    Weather

    • For detailed Information about weather kindly visit www.accuweather.com

    Shopping

    • Jewellery, paintings, leatherwear, stone carving, textile, blue pottery, carpets, terracotta, wooden artefacts etc.

    Places Covered

    Chittorgarh

    Chittorgarh

    Chittorgarh, is a city that lies on the banks of the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and was the administrative headquarters of the former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. Ruled by valiant clans, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time the clans fought bravely. In the same city, Jauhar was committed thrice, by ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriors Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khilji, have become legendary in Rajasthan history. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Patta in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so immense that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in his fort, in Agra.

    Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer, also nicknamed 'The Golden City', is located 575 km west from Jaipur. The city stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are perfectly sculptured. The city lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and is one of the driest places in India. The city is well connected to Delhi by roads and trains and hence can be easily visited by tourists. "Jaisalmer" means "The Hill Fort of Jaisal" and it is named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh.

    Jodhpur

    Jodhpur

    Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan, located 335 kilometres (208 miles) west from the state capital, Jaipur and 200 kilometres from the city of Ajmer. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the Jodhpur and the capital of the kingdom Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts, and temples. Jodhpur is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather and is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old city encircles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates although the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan, making it a convenient base for travel in the region.

    Bharatpur

    Bharatpur

    Bharatpur is a city and newly created municipal corporation in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Located in the Brij region, Bharatpur was once considered to be impregnable. The city is situated 180 kilometres (110 mi) south of India's capital, New Delhi, 178 kilometres (111 mi) from Pink City Jaipur, 55 kilometres (34 mi) west of Agra and 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Krishna's birthplace at Mathura. It is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District and the headquarters of Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan. The Royal House of Bharatpur traces its history to the 11th century. Recently Bharatpur has been included in Delhi's National Capital Region (NCR).

    Udaipur

    Udaipur

    Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is located 403 kilometres southwest of the state capital, Jaipur. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency as Guhils clan ruled the Mewar. The city was founded by Maharana Uday Singh. Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, Udaipur is known for its palaces. The Lake Palace covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake and many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels.

    Agra Fort

    Agra Fort

    Agra Fort: Agra Fort is located, about 2.5 km north-west of the Taj Mahal. It served as the royal residence of Mughals for generations, the fort was the battle site during the Indian rebellion of 1857. The fort has a semicircular plan, its chord lies parallel to the river while its walls are seventy feet high. Double ramparts have massive circular bastions at intervals, with battlements, embrasures, and string courses.Four gates were provided on its four sides, one of them, Khizri gate opens to the river. The Delhi gate is not accessible to the public.

    Jaipur

    Jaipur

    Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan is popularly known as Pink City. It was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city today is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets and five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter. The Palace quarter encloses a sprawling palace complex, formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort, which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites and is an extremely popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and India.

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