The art of elegant travelling can be witnessed through the revival journey of Palace on Wheels. This sojourn on wheels is the wonder of wonders. It has been rated in the list of top ten luxury trains that offers an enchanting trip to sojourn the forts and palaces of Rajasthan. In this fantastic train, fantasies meet reality. The itinerary of the tour is elaborately designed which gives a chance to the tourists to explore and experience the true Indian heritage. The train runs under the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways.
A tour of 8 days and 7 nights, the train covers the exotic destinations of the desert lands of Rajasthan.
The splendid journey begins from the capital city, Delhi from the Safdarjung Railway Station where the guests would be given a warm traditional welcome before the luxury train pulls out for a week long cruise through royal Rajasthan.
The first stop over of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan that is popularly known as the Pink City. This well planned city was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 AD. The air conditioned coach of the train takes you to the major attractions of the land such as Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and many more.
An essence of wilderness can be sensed at Sawai Madhopur, a city that has been named after Sawai Madho Singh I. The place is famous for its wild sanctuary known as Ranthambore National Park. Take the wild safari and see the varied collections of flora and fauna as well as various wild species.
Travel to Chittorgarh to highlight its major attraction i.e., Chittorgarh Fort. Here the travelers can witness the images of love and velour, a place where several battles won and lost. Chittorgarh Fort narrates story of all this.
While proceeding towards Udaipur, an essence of honor and pride will somehow echo in your minds. Udaipur, the City of Lakes is the most romantic destination that narrates the tales of several palaces, lakes, temples and gardens. The major attractions of the place are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir.
Jaisalmer, a city founded by Rawal Jaisal, lying in the heart of the Thar Desert is another covered itinerary of Palace on Wheels. Explore the various havelis such as the Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli. Also shop the fine pattu shawls, embroidered articles, silver jewelry, wooden boxes and more.
The next covered destination is Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan. The city is widely known for its major attraction, the rock solid Mehrangarh Fort. The other grand palaces include Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Daulat Khana and other architectural excellence.
Bharatpur, the capital city of Maharaja Suraj Mal is widely popular for Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This wild sanctuary is known for its ecology and various species of birds and butterflies. It also has been recognized to be the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The train also covers Agra to highlight the Taj Mahal, the major attraction of the land. While at the place, also explore Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daula, Fatehpur Sikri and more.
After the major sightseeing of various heritage destinations, the train departs for Delhi.
Thus, come and embark the journey on Palace on Wheels Tour and let the pleasant memories linger in your mind forever.
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Palace on Wheels - A Journey Showcasing Real Rajasthan