EJIG's Luxury Train Journeys - Palace On Wheels - 9 Days

Delhi Jaipur Chittaurgarh Udaipur Jaiselmer Jodhpur Bharatpur Agra Delhi

Palace on Wheels operates weekly from September through April. All meals are included while aboard the train.

DAY 1 - Tuesday - Delhi

Arrive Delhi. A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet you in the arrival lounge and escort you to your hotel.

Delhi is a city of immense past. Seven mighty empires have risen, ruled the sub-continent & fallen here. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and has accumulated a tremendous heritage of art, architecture and culture. New Delhi, the present capital of the largest democracy in the world, is the creation of world famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Attractions include, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, Red Fort- a Massive fort built by master builder Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid- the largest mosque in Asia, Jantar Mantar- the medieval observatory designed & built by Maharajah Jai Singh of Jaipur, the 16th century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun, Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Shantivana- the cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Shopping: Delhi is a shoppers' paradise, as not only are local handicrafts available, but nearly every state of India has its handicrafts emporium at Delhi. Some of the special handicrafts available are silver work, filigree, Indian perfumes, saris and fabrics embroidered with gold and silver, curios and paintings, semi-precious and precious jewellery, brass and copper ware, Indian musical instruments etc.

City tour of New and Old Delhi will include Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandini Chowk, Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, National Museum and Baha'i Temple City tour of old Delhi in the afternoon.

City tour of old Delhi in the afternoon.

Overnight at:
The Oberoi
The Leela Palace
Taj Mahal, New Delhi

DAY 2 - Wednesday - Delhi - Jaipur

City tour of New Delhi in the morning.

Transfer to Jaipur by car/ coach.
Balance of the day at leisure.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honor of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. Jaipur got its name from its founder Sawai Jai Singh (1693-1743), who had the vision to create a meticulously planned city as his capital. All the houses in the old city are painted pink, including the famous Hawa Mahal / Palace of Winds, thereby giving the city its alternative name, the Pink City.

Jai Singh - a prince, soldier, planner and astronomer founded the rose pink capital city in 1728. The beautifully planned city is a tribute to the king considering that western world perhaps had very few-planned city at that time. The observatory-Jantar Mantar-is an excellent example of the marvelous precision in astronomical calculators built in solid concrete. The City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal art and architecture. Now a museum, it has fine collection of sculpture, carpets paintings, manuscripts and armory.

A short drive from Jaipur is Amber Fort, perched atop a hill. Within its precincts are Sheesh Mahal or chamber of mirrors - reputedly the best in the world, Victory Hall and Pleasure Palace. The fort is reached by riding an elephant or by jeep.

Shopping: Jaipur is a place to find hand crafted diamond and gold jewelry, Rajasthani hand woven fabric, carpets, handicrafts, curios, paintings, Indian musical instruments etc at a bargain.

Overnight: at:
Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.
Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

DAY 3 - Thursday - Jaipur - Palace On Wheels

Morning excursion to Amber Fort.
City tour in the afternoon.

Board the Palace On Wheels in the evening

Bed Room - POW

Overnight at:
Palace on Wheels

DAY 4 - Friday - Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh - Palace On Wheels

One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast on board a visit is arranged to the Ranthambore National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country’s best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq. kms. is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight. After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh Images of love and valor; scars of battles lost and won ... thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more.
(Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Overnight at:
Palace on Wheels

DAY 5 - Saturday - Udaipur - Palace On Wheels

Arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City in the Morning. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two 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 Pichola. After lunch a visit to City Palace is exhilarating. In the evening, visit the crystal gallery. Later return to Palace on Wheels by an AC coach and proceed to Jaiselmer. Dinner on board.
(Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Overnight at:
Palace on Wheels

DAY 6 - Sunday - Jaiselmer - Palace On Wheels

Arrive Jaiselmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156 A.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 carver’s skill. 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 programs at a hotel in Jaiselmer. Return to Palace on Wheels by an AC coach and proceed to Jodhpur at night.
(Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Overnight at:
Palace on Wheels

DAY 7 - Monday - Jodhpur - Palace On Wheels

This 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 marble. After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the Palace on Wheels. Depart for Bharatpur. Dinner on board.
(Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Overnight at:
Palace on Wheels

DAY8 - Tuesday - Bharatpur - Agra and Taj Mahal

Early this morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. You will disembark the train after five nights on board and 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.

You will be transferred to hotel. After lunch visit the Agra Fort and 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. Overnight at the hotel.
(Meals : Breakfast).

Overnight at:
Oberoi Amarvilas

DAY 9 - Wednesday - Agra - Delhi

Early morning return to Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast city tour and local bazaars.

Afternoon transfer to Delhi Airport by AC Car/Coach.
Depart on your onward journey.
(Meals : Breakfast).


Extension trips to Khajuraho, Varanasi, Nepal are available upon request.

Suggested advance booking: At least 180 days or earlier prior to departure with 20% per person deposit. Final payment required: 120 days prior to departure.


  • Palace On Wheels – Facilities on the Train
  • Accommodation: There are 14 air-conditioned saloons with private twin bedded cabins, channel music, attached washrooms with running hot and cold water, showers, wall to wall carpeting.
  • Arrival kit: Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc.
  • Attendant or Khidmatgar: An attendant is always available at your service, to take care of all your travel needs.
  • For disabled persons: Special assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for assistance.
  • Luggage collection: Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective saloons without your worrying about it.
  • Drinking Water: Purified water is made available to you all through the journey.
  • Meals / Restaurants: Two lavish and beautifully decorated restaurants; “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” serve mouthwatering Continental, Chinese, Indian & Rajasthani cuisines.
  • Bar: A well-stocked bar, with live TV serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and international make, to keep you in ‘High Spirits’.
  • Lounge: A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and play games.
  • Royal Spa: The well-equipped spa offers various massages and therapies and revitalizing solutions amidst royal ambiance.
  • Indoor Games: Amuse yourself with indoor games like Chess, Playing Cards. Chinese checkers, Carom Board, and Crossword Puzzles etc.
  • Newspapers / Magazines: Leading newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.
  • Smoking: The Palace On Wheels is a no smoking train. However , if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.
  • Toiletries: All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are available in bathroom.
  • Security: Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.
  • Voltage: Voltage available on the train: 110/230V
  • Internet: Internet facility available on board.
  • Medical Aid: First aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call. At the every station, a doctor is available for free consultancy in Bar/ Lounge car.
  • Mail Box: A mailbox is provided on board, for posting your mail.
  • Culture Shows: Light & Sound program at Chittaurgarh, Culture programs and dances at Jaisalmer.
Palace On Wheels -
9 Days
October 1 - March 31 September 7 April
Double Occupancy
$ 4500.00 $ 3500.00
Single Occupancy
$ 6055.00 $ 4550.00
Double Occupancy
$12600.00 $ 9450.00
Single Occupancy
$ 25200.00 $ 18900.00
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