Palace on Wheels
Travel back in time and visit magnificent forts and palaces, savour the royalty with a royal welcome and hospitality of the luxurious train Palace on Wheels, catch a glimpse of Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat, visit World Heritage Sites and shop at colourful bazaars - enjoy all this and more on this incredible journey on board the Palace on Wheels.
The Palace on Wheels is one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, the train offers a heritage tour high on luxury. It was once the personal railway coaches of the Maharajas of the princely states of Rajasthan, Gujrat and the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Day 1: Delhi Meet at the Safdarjung Railway Station for a traditional welcome. Board the luxury Palace on Wheels and enjoy a welcome drink before exploring this luxury train and its facilities. Enjoy dinner on board the train.
Day 2: Jaipur Arrive early morning in Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital, also known as the Pink City. After breakfast on-board the train, embark on a city tour of Jaipur. Begin with the complex of City Palace and Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. After you are taken to Amber fort, where you will have lunch. After lunch explore the fort, placed on a hilltop. After sightseeing, you are taken to the local markets of Jaipur. Here you can shop for handicrafts, traditional clothes, gemstones, jewellery, and more. Then board your train before a royal dining experience at a popular heritage hotel. After dinner, stay overnight on the train as it travels to Sawai Madhopur.
Day 3: Sawai Madhopur > Chittorgarh Enjoy an early morning visit to the world-popular Ranthambore National Park, around 14 km from Sawai Madhopur. One of the largest national parks in India, it is spread in 392 square km of land and has a good population of tigers. During wildlife viewing, you can spot several animal species including tigers, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, spotted deer, chital and hulman. Your wildlife safari is followed by breakfast at the jungle lodge. Back aboard the Palace on Wheels, enjoy lunch as the train continues to Chittorgarh.
On arrival, enjoy an excursion to explore Chittorgarh including the magnificent Chittorgarh Fort. This evening enjoy high-tea and a light and sound show at the fort. After dinner, board the Palace on Wheels for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Udaipur Established in the 15th century by Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur is quite popular for its palace and lakes. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations all around the world. Enjoy your royal breakfast and later, embark on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit popular attractions like Jagdish temple, Jag Niwas Lake Palace, Jag Mandir and so on. Then enjoy a luxurious lunch at a heritage hotel. Then visit the City Palace and the Crystal Gallery. Make sure you take a boat ride in the evening on Lake Pichola! Back to the train for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: Jaisalmer After breakfast on-board the train; embark on a sightseeing tour of the city including the extremely beautiful and well-known Havelis (mansions) including Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Thereafter, you can also shop at the popular local market for some exclusive handicrafts. Have lunch at a famous city restaurant. Later, leave for sightseeing across the world-popular Sam Sand Dunes. Enjoy a memorable sunset view during a camel ride. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner, bonfire and a cultural performance under the star-lit sky in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
Day 6: Jodhpur After arriving in Jodhpur, have dinner on-board the train. Then enjoy sightseeing of Jodhpur, which includes the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, and the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Have lunch at a palace hotel. Then visit the famous markets across Jodhpur city. You can see exclusive handicraft items including silverware, embroidered shoes and tie and dye fabrics. Have dinner before boarding the train again.
Day 7: Bharatpur/Agra Arrive in Bharatpur and visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, known for an amazing variety of bird species, including both resident and migratory birds. Indulge in bird watching and wildlife viewing in the park. Have breakfast at a jungle lodge. Return to the train where it begins its journey to Agra. On arrival, take a city tour including the world-renowned Taj Mahal and more. Do not miss shopping at the Agra markets where you can find leather goods, jewellery and more. Enjoy a special light and sound show before a special dinner at a city hotel. Return back to the train which departs for Delhi.
Day 8: Delhi Today is the last day of the tour, enjoy a final breakfast on board the train.
• Share twin on board accommodation • All meals, morning and afternoon tea, on board the train • Guided sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches • Entrance fees to monuments and palaces • Cultural entertainment as per itinerary
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departures are every Wednesday from Delhi, excluding May to August when annual maintenance takes place.
2018 Departures are every Wednesday from Delhi, excluding May to August when annual maintenance takes place.
Booking conditions Prices vary seasonally and are subject to change.
Please note that the Palace on Wheels train does not operate from May to August to allow annual maintenance.
Prices vary seasonally and are subject to change. Please note that the Palace on Wheels train does not operate from May to August to allow annual maintenance.