Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Met and assist at airport and Transferto hotel. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast holf day sight-seeing tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi to
include India Gate, Parliament House, Bahai Temple & the Qutab Minar.
Post lunch tour of Old Delhi, visit Rajghat-Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi,
India's largest Mosque the Jama Masjid, visit to the famous silver street "Chandini
Chowk" on cycle rickshaw & the magnificent Red Fort. Evening dinner
at the "Chor Bazare" theme restaurant Overnight Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi / Agra
Drive to Agra. Check into hotel. The Taj Mahal, which is essentially one
man's monumental testimony to love, has becomes synonymous not only with the
city but with India as a whole. Agra, with its laid - back life-style and
its immense wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewelry is amongst the
most remarkable cities in the world. Post lunch tour of Taj Mahal and the
Agra Fort- an impressive cluster of Palaces, Fort and Mosques on the Banks
of river Yamuna across the Taj Mahal. Overnight Agro.
Day 04 : Agra / Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri. Check into hotel. The city capital of
Rajasthan, Jaipur, in the tone of a autumnal sunset, literally blushed pink
when prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria, stepped on its soil in
1883. This is the only city in the world symbolising ihe nine divisions of
the universe Ihrough nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The Palaces
and forts of yesteryears that were witness to royal processions and splendor
are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the life-styles of
the people of the Pink City. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur / Palace On Wheels
Morning sightseeing tour by first driving through the Pink-rose residential
and business areas of the Pink City. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-the Bastion
atop a gaily decorated elephant. Afternoon proceed for city sight-seeing,
Visiting the Maharaja's City Palace which now houses a museum containing
rare manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal miniature paintings
and weapons. Astronomical observatory - first accurate observatory in Indian
subcontinent of the 1 5th century. Later free for shopping, Jaipur is famous
for major gems & jewelry centre where one can find some of the finest
jewelry besides woolen carpets and cotton rugs, hand-book printed
Sanganeryand bagru cotton fabrics. Later board the Palace on Wheels deluxe
train for the continuation of your exploration of Royal Rajasthan.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
the heart of Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156
A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering
magnificiantly over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelies
or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli,
Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine example of the stone
craver's skill. Shop at Rajasthali-The only Rajasthan Govt. emporium, for
fine pattu shawls, mirror work & emboidered articles, wooden boxes,
trinkets, sliver 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 leoves for Jodhpur at night.
Day 07 : Jodhpur
Next morning the Palace-on-Wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high
stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. The second largest city of
Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha n 1 459 A.D, is known for its rock-solid
Merangarh Fort. The grand palaces within-Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool
Mahal, Sileh Mahal and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural
excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thanda, and a group of royal
cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a palace hotel, return to the
Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handicrafted articles
including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware,
paintings and tie and dye fabrics.
Day 08 : Sawai Madhopur
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 Mawai
Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambore
National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. The
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 spices of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel,
jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here,
Sawai Madhopur is known for the exclusive 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 09 : Chittaurgarh
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour,
scars of batles lost and won...thrice-beseiged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all
this and more. Moving legends of honour and pride will echo in your mind as
you proceed to Udaipur.
Day 10 : Udaipur
The Luxury Coach will take you to Udaipur, the Lake City, the next morning.
It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty
was driven away by the Mughal, in 1 959 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 at Lake Palace hotel a visit to the city palace
is exhilarating. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 11 : Udaipur / Delhi
Board afternoon flight to Delhi.