Destination Covered by Palace on Wheels

Famous As: Royal House on Wheels
Renowned As A: 10th Luxurious Train in the World
Destinations Covered: Jaipur, Chittorgarh/Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra and Delhi.
Duration of the Journey: 7 Days/ One Week



Experience the best of Rajasthan in an ambience of luxury and comfort in the luxury train of Rajasthan, The Palace on Wheels. Every saloon coach of Palace on Wheels train is equipped with a saloon, mini-bar and kitchenette to provide you all the comfort of a home. Palace on Wheels runs in the night and every morning reaches at different destinations that include Jaipur, Chittorgarh/Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra and Delhi.

Alwar
Located strategically, Alwar is the gateway to Rajasthan from Delhi. Alwar is nested between a cluster of small hills of the Aravalli range. Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the city. Alwar has been an important place of trade and commerce. Bestowed by nature with a unique habitat comprising forests and deep valleys, Alwar is home to several species of flora and fauna. The royal emblem and a miniature painting adorn the lounge.    more...

Bharatpur
Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. Pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana national Park, the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian cranes, migratory water fowl and other special of birds. The sanctuary is home to over 376 avian species. The 'nature' theme is further endorsed by the white cedar inlay work depicting birds and painted peacocks, sitting on a Haveli worked on a mirror. The color scheme, with its profusion of beige and aqua green, is a valid reminder of lush green forests of Bharatpur and Ghana.    more...

Bikaner
The royal fortified city with a timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that pervades the city's lifestyle. More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world.
The strategic location of Bikaner on the ancient carvan routes that came from West/Central Asia, made it a prime trade canter in the times of the yore. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribe by a seven km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, created with delicacy in redding-pink sandstone, bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner and interesting experience.    more...

Bundi
The quaint little state of Bundi lies cradled in the hills, east of Mewar. The palace complex of Bundi tower above the township. An imposing structure, it is approached by a long paved ramp that ascends to the Hathi Pol, and depicted in water color work in one of the bedrooms. The famous Ragmala also called Rag Ragini, paintings of Bundi have been highlighted through oil paintings on canvas and are placed on the ceilings. The royal crest is highlighted on the valance. Dholpur Dholpur is known for its locally quarried sandstone used for building palaces and for latticework extensively used for balcony railings. The rails in the coach are made of teak ply and depict the fine craftsmanship originally done in stone. The Dholpur crest decorates the valance in zardozi work.    more...

Dungarpur
Dugarpur meaning 'Hill Town' is wild and rugged and known for its architecture and Bhil tribals. The ceiling is done up in line with the 'lep' work done by the tribals on the walls of their houses. The royal state crest, in intricate zardozi work, appears on the valance of the blinds.    more...

Jaisalmer
In the heart of Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156 AD 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, Patwan - ki - haveli and Salim Singh - ki - haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill. 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 program at a hotel in Jaisalmer.    more...

Jaipur
The capital of Rajasthan, popularly known as the 'Pink City', was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 AD. To explore the city, an - air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi - octagonal and dedicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight kms away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance.
Shop for Jaipur famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles. Near Ajmeri gate is located Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed prices. After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II.    more...

Jodhpur
This capital of the Marwar kingdom lies on the tip of the Thar desert and was the second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1456 AD is known for its rock - solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces within - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal 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 marble.
While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics. The royal crest is highlighted on the valance along with the miniature paintings in the lounge which is typical of the Jodhpur School of Art.    more...

Udaipur
Lazing on the edge of the lake Pichola, Udaipur was the capital of the Sisodia Rajputs after they moved from chittaur.It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559 AD Perhaps the most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream - like marble palaces - the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola.    more...



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