Palace on Wheels

Delhi > Jaipur > Ranthambhore-Chittorgarh > Udaipur > Jaisalmer > Jodhpur > Bharatpur-Agra

10 Nights / 11 Days

01 Sep 19- 15 Dec 2019 £3235.00

A ride on the Palace on Wheels, a fully air-conditioned luxury train, is an opulent indulgence to the senses as it takes you on a royal ride across gorgeous destinations in North India. On this 7-night imperial journey, you will discover glorious cities of Delhi and Jaipur, and the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Wildlife safari in Ranthambore is another highlight of the journey.

  • City tour of Delhi and Jaipur
  • Explore the magnificent Meharangarh fort
  • Wildlife Safari at the Ranthambore National Park
  • Behold the beauty of the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Sight the incredible Agra Fort
  • Relish an adventurous camel ride through the glistening sand dunes
  • Enjoy bird watching at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Fly from London to Delhi.

On arrival meet and greet at airport, and proceed to hotel. Evening visit local market on tuktuk or do some shopping and enjoy street of Pink city or rest at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Meal: No Meal

Breakfast and proceed for Old Delhi sightseeing, feel real representation of old Delhi with narrow lanes, traditional people, colour full market, lot of smiley face with different religion and tradition at one place which represent equality in difference. Witness of Old Delhi daily routine life, enjoy Rickshaw ride with this old heritage and tradition. Visit Jama masjid-one of largest mosque of India where twenty five thousand people can pray at one time. Visit world leader Mahatama Gandhi memorial. Drive pass through red fort which is almost same as compare to Agra fort. Afternoon you will be taken to board Palace on wheels to explore Royalty in Luxury way.
Meal: Breakfast

On arrival Jaipur Check into hotel. On this day enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of the pink city built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the Maharajas. Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory, Hawa Mahal also known as Wind Palace built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an feel of royalty and tradition and has plenty of forts and monuments that remind you of the ancient glamour, glory and charm of Rajput rulers. Remaining of the day is free to explore local bazaars, which are known for its embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares, or relax at your hotel. Afternoon take an excursion to Amber Fort; add a magical touch to the visit by riding on the back of an elephant from the foot of klklthe hill up to the gates of the fortress in the manner of former kings and queens. Within the complex, Ganesh Pol, an imposing gateway painted with images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh takes pride of the place. Also a part of the complex is the Diwan-I-Aam (Hall of the Public audience) with its spectacular display of pillars. Afternoon is at leisure with an overnight stay in Jaipur.
Meal: Breakfast

Arrive Sawai Madhopur in the morning and drive to Ranthambore for wildlife viewing. Continue on to Chittorgarh to see the hilltop fortress, lauded in legends of valour and chivalry. Chittorgarh, also called Chittaur, from the 7th century to the 16th, was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. Chittaur evokes memories of great heroism and sacrifice by Rajput men and women in the intermittent battles that they had to fight against invaders from Northwest or Delhi. Chittaur witnessed both the ravages of war and the triumphs of the spirit. Allaudin Khilji who coveted Queen Padmini of Chittaur, invaded the city in 1303 A.D. Queen Padmini and the women of the court sacrificed themselves in a pyre of fire rather than submit to anybody. This supreme sacrifice has been called ’’Jauhar’’ and epitomises the fiery spirit of the Rajputs of the day. The city stands strewn with monuments and battlements as evidence of the blood and gore that it went through in medieval times.
Meal: Breakfast

Have a A day excursion by coach to Udaipur: Founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1568, Udaipur is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola with lush green hills of the Aravalli surroundings, making it the most romantic city of Rajasthan. A vision in white drenched in beauty, the city is a fascinating blend of sights and sounds The rich cultural, social and natural heritage, aesthetic beauty and ecological richness, preserved through the lakes, serene and opulent hilly ranges, lush green vegetation, pleasant gardens and harmonious built forms present a unique condition of scenic beauty. Sightseeing includes a visit to the City Palace complex. Return to the train for an overnight journey to Jaisalmer.
Meal: Breakfast

Morning tour of the city includes the impressive Golden fort. Afternoon visit the Sam sand dunes for a short camel ride and afternoon tea. Dinner in Jaisalmer before returning to the train.
Meal: Breakfast

On arrival, proceed to Jodhpur sightseeing. Jodhpur, bustling desert city the second largest city in Rajasthan and has landscape dominated by the massive Mehrangarh Fort topping a sheer rocky ridge. Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, founded the city in the year 1459 and it is named after him. It was formerly the seat of a Princely state, also known as Marwar. Enjoy guided tour of Jodhpur, visiting the Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort), one of the most impressive and formidable structures anywhere in India. Built by Rao Jodha, this 5km long Fort is on a 125m high hill and has some magnificent palaces with marvellously carved panel’s latticed window. The Fort Museum houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs (Elephant saddles), royal cradles, miniatures paintings, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Also visit Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in the year 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Meal: Breakfast

Today Early morning visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary; Continue on to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Evening depart for Delhi. Dinner on board.
Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast on board. Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.
Meal: Breakfast

Morning breakfast and departure transfer to airport to board flight towards Destination.
Meal: Breakfast

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner) for 7 nights in Deluxe Cabin on Train and Breakfast for 2 nights on hotel in Delhi.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes: All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other than specified, beverages and mineral water etc.
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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