:: Detailed Itinerary
Arrival 09.15 hrs.
Departure 23.45 hrs
In the heart of the Thar
Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D.
Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering
magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly
latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The
Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim
Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carverís
Shop at Rajasthali-the
only Rajasthan Govt. emporium, for fine pattu shawls, mirror
work & embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets,
silver jewellery and curios. After lunch on board, go for an
exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a
refreshing cup of tea.
Enjoy the dinner and the cultural
programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer.
The train leaves
for Jodhpur at night.
Arrival 07.00 hrs.
Next morning the Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur, a city
ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions.
This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in
1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. The
grand palaces within- Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal,
Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of
architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant
Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white
After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the
Palace on Wheels.
While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite
handcrafted articles including the famous breeches,
embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie
and dye fabrics.
Arrival 05.00hrs. Departure 08.45 hrs
Early next morning, the Palace arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of
Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird
sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of
thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other
species of birds.
|| Arrival 10.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs
Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri-the red sandstone
Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the
Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a muslim
Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on from the Red
Fort and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the
world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah
Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Agra is known for its
splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather
goods and jewelry.
After dinner on board
and a good nightís sleep, arrive at Safdarjung Train Station, New Delhi at 6.00 hrs the
next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on
your mind for a long, long time.
Your tour ends here -
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