Palace on Wheels Tour
07 Nights / 08 Days
Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
- Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom -
Alleppey - Kovalam - Mumbai
Day 01: Delhi
aboard to the Luxury Train Tour of Palace on Wheels. The Tour Departs in the
evening from Delhi for Jaipur.
Day 02: Jaipur
Jaipur is the capital city of one of India's most colorful and vibrant states,
Rajasthan. It is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts
& enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets,
their rose pink color lending enchantment to the scene which is almost magical
at sunset. Places of Interest include Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a remarkable
five storeyed building in pink splendor, the Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar
Mantar and various other monuments from medieval times. This town is also famous
for its semi- precious stones, gems & jewelery, & woolen carpets
Day 03: Jaisalmer
Founded by Rawal Jaisal in the twelfth century, Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture
of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert and is today one of Rajasthan's
best-loved tourist destinations. Local color and warmth prevail over the inhospitable
and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic. The
yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering majestically over the city.
The nearby shifting sand dunes of Sam remind you of Sahara Desert.
Day 04: Jodhpur
Famous for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort built in mid 15th century by Rao Jodha,
the founder of the city, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan.
of the Desert Tourist Triangle, the old Jodhpur city is surrounded by a 10 Km
long wall with eight gates serving as entrances and the new city is settled
around this walled area. Jodhpur houses grand palaces like the Moti Mahal, Sheesh
Mahal and the Phool Mahal. In these exquisite palaces, forts, temples and havelis,
the genius of its sculptors comes to life and stand as a testimony to the imperial
grandeur of the city. The Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel is said to be the biggest
private residence of single individual.
Day 05: Morning: Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhor)
Sawai Madhopur plays host to the Ranthambor wildlife sanctuary that houses the
Indian tiger. It is the best place to see these majestic predators in their
normal pursuits. The park is also home to 300 species of birds and hyena, ratel,
jackal and fox among other species. There are Lake Palaces, chhatris, old fortifications
and a majestic 1,000-year-old fort overlooking the park. The lovely Jogi Mahal
is located at the foot of the fort and gives magnificent view of the Padam Talao,
painted white with water lilies.
Day 05: Evening: Chittorgarh
Chittaurgarh owes its name to the women of the city who performed 'jauhar' or
immolated themselves to escape the designs of foreign conquerors. Legends of
valor and chivalry surround the majestic Chittaurgarh fort.
Day 06: Udaipur
is better known as the 'city of lakes'. One of the most romantic places in India,
it is situated around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, which whisper the
mood of a bygone era. The two most famous lakes are Pichola and Udai Sagar.
The city also has beautiful palaces, the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), and the Jag
Mandir, which appears to rise as if from the blue waters of the lake Pichola.
Udaipur is also famous for its miniature paintings.
Day 07: Morning: Agra
Meaning paradise in Sanskrit, Agra is a place made famous by the Taj Mahal,
a moment that has come to epitomes love. Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his
wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it is one of the most visited and photographed sights in
the world. Also famous for its marble showrooms.
Day 07: Afternoon: Bharatpur
Bharatpur is famous for its bird sanctuary, the nesting place for thousands
of Egrets, Siberian cranes, migratory water Fowl and other species of birds.
Day 08: Delhi
After early breakfast, a week in wonderland comes to an end.