Palace on Wheels Itinerary

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

The 07 nights and 08 days journey on Palace on Wheels covers some of the most fascinating destinations of the northern and north-western India. The itinerary is set in a way so that the guests can experience the puzzle board of these deliberately chosen destinations where nature unfurls its various forms and colors. Each destination is different from the other and thus presents a myriad color of India to its visitors. For the assistance of the guests, the train journey and day wise schedule is presented as follows:


Palace on Wheels Itinerary for Season 2020 - 21

Day 1 Wednesday
Delhi: The National Capital of India

India's capital city, Delhi depicts the myriad colours of different kinds of lifestyles that are a mix of contemporary and traditional sensibilities. It is a reservoir of cultures, traditions and politics. A visit to its several architectural masterpieces of ancient and medieval times, is always a delight.

Traditional Welcome in New Delhi
  • 16:00 HRS: Reporting at Safdarjung Railway Station for check in formalities.
  • 18:30 HRS: Leaving for Jaipur.
  • Dinner aboard the royal Palace on Wheels.
Day 2 Thursday
Jaipur: The Pink City

Founded in 1727 and the former capital of the Kachwaha rulers, Jaipur today is a versatile tourist destination. Famed as the 'Pink City', this capital city of Rajasthan boasts of a rich historical past that is depicted in its forts, palaces, havelis and its colourful bazaars.

Jai Mahal Palace
  • 03:20 HRS: Arrive in Jaipur.
  • 07:00 HRS: Refreshing breakfast onboard Palace on Wheels India.
  • 08:15 HRS: Jaipur city tour by coach. Visit sites like Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace.
  • 13:30 HRS: Lunch at a Star Hotel.
  • 15:00 HRS: An excursion to Amber Fort and enjoy elephant ride.
  • 17:00 HRS: Exploration of local markets in Jaipur.
  • 19:00 HRS: Return to the train.
  • 19:30 HRS: Dinner on-board.
  • 20:00 HRS: Leave for Sawai Madhopur from Durgapura Railway Station Jaipur.
Day 3 Friday
Sawai Madhopur: / Chittorgarh

Sawai Madhopur is a beautiful city of Rajasthan, which is extremely popular for housing the world-renowned Ranthambore National Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the historic Ranthambore Fort is an added attraction. It was a planned city that was founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur.

Chittorgarh:

Popular for the tales of valour and romance of its erstwhile royalty, Chittorgarh was the former capital of the Sisodia clan of Mewar. Placed on the banks of rivers Gambhiri and Berach, this city has magnificent forts, ruined castles and glorious royal structures. Chittorgarh has a total of 7 huge entries.

Chittorgarh Fort
  • 04:45 HRS: Arrival at Sawai Madhopur.
  • 06:30 HRS: An early morning jungle safari in the adventurous Ranthambore National Park.
  • 09:30 HRS: Return to train and breakfast on board.
  • 10:30 HRS: Departure for Chittorgarh and lunch on board.
  • Chittorgarh
  • 15:40 HRS: Arrival in Chittorgarh.
  • 16:00 HRS: A sightseeing tour in Chittorgarh.
  • 18:00 HRS: Evening tea and other refreshments at the cafeteria of Chittorgarh Fort accompanied by a beautiful light and sound show.
  • 19:30 HRS: Return to the Palace on Wheels train.
  • 20:00 HRS: Dinner on board and night stay in Palace on Wheels.

Day 4 Saturday
Udaipur: City of Lake

Also known as the 'City of Lakes' Udaipur is called Rajasthan's most romantic city because of its picturesque setting, Rajputana palaces and lakes. The erstwhile capital of the Mewar kingdom, Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II. The city boasts of innumerable tourist attractions.

Lake city Udaipur
  • 02:00 HRS: Leaving Chittorgarh for an onward journey to Udaipur.
  • 07:00 HRS: Arrival in the lake city Udaipur.
  • 07:00 HRS: A refreshing breakfast onboard .
  • 09:00 HRS: Departure for Udaipur city tour. Visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, City Palace & Crystal Gallery.
  • 13:00 HRS: A stately lunch at Fateh Prakash Hotel.
  • 14:30 HRS: A venturous boat ride in Lake Pichola followed by evening tea.
  • 15:30 HRS: Back to the railway station.
  • 16:00 HRS: Onward journey to Jaisalmer.
  • 20:00 HRS: A deluxe dinner aboard Palace on Wheels.
Day 5 Sunday
Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Nicknamed as the Golden City, the city of Jaisalmer is very well-known for its Jaisalmer fort. This city has been named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput ruler who had established the city in 1156 AD. The city every year hosts its annual Dessert Festival, which is a major crowd puller.

Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer
  • 07:30 HRS: A rejuvenating breakfast on the go.
  • 08:30 HRS: Arrival at Jaisalmer
  • 09:00 HRS: Disembark in Jaisalmer for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli & Nathmal Ji ki Haveli.
  • 13:00 HRS: Onboard lunch in Palace on Wheels.
  • 15:30 HRS: An excursion to the sand dunes of Jaisalmer along with a camel ride followed by Tea and refreshments.
  • 19:45 HRS: A royal dinner in a 5-star hotel accompanied by a colorful cultural program.
  • 23:00 HRS: Returning to the train.
  • 23:00 HRS: Onward journey to Jodhpur.
Day 6 Monday
Jodhpur: The Blue City

Also known as the 'Sun City' and the 'Blue City', Jodhpur was the erstwhile capital city of the kingdom of Marwar. Now a popular tourist destination, this city is quite famous for its proximity to the Thar desert and for its magnificent forts. It is dotted with innumerable attractions, worth visiting.

Jodhpur Fort
  • 07:00 HRS: Reaching the Mandor Railway Station, Jodhpur.
  • 07:30 HRS: An onboard breakfast in Palace on Wheels.
  • 09:00 HRS: A tour to the city attractions of Jodhpur including Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Museum & shopping in the local markets.
  • 13:30 HRS: Lunch at the Palace Hotel.
  • 16:00 HRS: Return to the train for relaxing.
  • 16:30 HRS: Journey to Bharatpur.
  • 19:30 HRS: A dinner onboard Royal Palace on Wheels.

Day 7 Tuesday
Bharatpur / Agra

Considered to be an impregnable city, Bharatpur was the erstwhile capital of the Jat Kingdom and now is a famous tourist destination. Also called Lohagarh, this city houses the very well-known Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is a haven for bird watchers.

Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, the Mughal city of Agra also finds its mention in the Hindu epic of Mahabharat. The city houses 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The city is a blend of the old and the new worlds.

Taj Mahal, Agra
  • 05:00 HRS: Arrive at Bharatpur.
  • 06:00 HRS: Leaving for Keoladeo Ghana National Park for an early morning bird watching.
  • 08:30 HRS: Returning to the train and breakfast onboard.
  • 09:00 HRS: A journey to Agra.
  • Agra
  • 11:00 HRS: Arrival in Agra Cantt Railway Station.
  • 11:10 HRS: A sightseeing tour in Agra including Agra Fort.
  • 13:30 HRS: A delightful lunch in a deluxe hotel in Agra.
  • 15:00 HRS: Exploring the beauty of the Taj Mahal.
  • 17:30 HRS: A tour of the city market.
  • 19:30 HRS: Savoring dinner aboard Palace on Wheels.
  • 20:45 HRS: Returning journey to Delhi.
Day 8 Wednesday
Delhi: New Delhi
India Gate, New Delhi
  • 02:30 HRS: Arrival in the Safdarjung Railway Station.
  • 06:00 HRS: An onboard breakfast.
  • 07:30 HRS: Checkout and farewell formality.
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