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Inspired by the royal carriages of the rulers of a bygone era, this majestic journey onboard India’s Palace on Wheels luxury train will have you feeling like a Maharaja! Be transported to another time as you travel to exciting destinations including the Pink City of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, the great fort of Chittorgarh, the palaces and shimmering lakes of Udaipur, the blue city of Jodhpur, and the iconic, unforgettable Taj Mahal. Onboard the train, enjoy comfortable private accommodations, delicious meals and attentive service. Step off the train daily for exciting guided excursions, including a game drive in Ranthambore, a cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, a camel ride on the sand dunes in Jaisalmer, a Rajasthani folk performance, and so much more. Embrace the treasures of India on this once in a lifetime journey!

Highlights

  • Discover the colorful sights of Old Delhi on a rickshaw ride
  • Marvel at the grand palaces and intricate architecture in Jaipur
  • Visit the tigers at Ranthambore National Park
  • Get lost in the serene romance on the lake in Udaipur
  • Take a camel ride across the sand dunes in Jaisalmer
  • Tour the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers in Delhi
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay in Delhi
  • 7 nights’ onboard the Palace on Wheels
  • Half-day sightseeing city tour of Old Delhi
  • Elephant ride and Amber Fort visit in Jaipur
  • Tour of Ranthambore National Park
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Udaipur
  • Sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer
  • Camel ride on Sand Dunes of Sam
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Agra Red Fort and the Taj Mahal
  • Sightseeing drive in Delhi
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN DELHI
Welcome to Delhi! On arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.  (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 2 – DELHI/PALACE ON WHEELS
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning before embarking on a half-day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit the 17th century Jama Masjid and take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar. Also visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. After sightseeing, you will be transferred to Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station to embark on the Palace on Wheels train. Enjoy getting familiar with your luxurious surroundings onboard. (Overnight Palace on Wheels) B, D

DAY 3 – JAIPUR
This morning, enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your sleeper cabin onboard before disembarking for your exciting day tour of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of its famously hued palaces and structures, Jaipur was one of the most well-planned cities in the world of its time. Tour the city in an air-conditioned luxury coach, discovering the impressive Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, Albert Hall and the City Palace, home of the royal family, and the Jantar Mantar, one of the largest observatories in India. Later, ride an elephant to Amber Fort, the magnificent palace complex built from sandstone and marble. Return to the Palace on Wheels after the tour, where dinner will be served on board.  (Overnight Palace on Wheels) B, D

DAY 4 – RANTHAMBORE - CHITTORGARH
Arrive in Sawai Madhopur early today and disembark the train for an exciting visit to the tigers of Ranthambore National Park, located in the ruins of a 10th century fort. The park is also home to over 300 species of birds, as well as hyenas, ratel, jackal and foxes.  After the visit, return to the train and enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard while admiring the scenery as you head to Chittorgarh. Once to the city, enjoy sightseeing and a visit to the Chittorgarh Fort, where you will witness a spectacular sound and light show. Later, return to the train for dinner and relax onboard for the evening. (Overnight Palace on Wheels) B, L, D

DAY 5 – UDAIPUR
Travel to beautiful Udaipur today and disembark the train to tour the romantic city. Visit the Garden of Fountains and the Durbar Museum, followed by lunch at the impressive Fateh Prakash Hotel. Then, cross the sparkling Lake Pichola by boat, past the majestic Lake Palace Hotel to visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Later, return to the train for dinner and relaxation onboard. (Overnight Palace on Wheels) B, L, D

DAY 6 – JAISALMER
After breakfast in your sleeper cabin this morning, you will disembark the train in Jaisalmer, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Founded in 1,156 A.D., the imposing sandstone fort is a sight to behold. Wander through and marvel at the latticed Havelis and the mansions in the complex with their grand facades. Return to the train for lunch, followed by an exciting camel ride through the desert. Later, enjoy dinner at the city hotel before returning to the Palace on Wheels. (Overnight Palace on Wheels) B, L , D

DAY 7 – JODHPUR
Spend the day in Jodhpur today, discovering the sights of “The Blue City,” named as such because of the preponderance of structures in the city painted brilliant blue. Visit the iconic Mehrangarh Fort and the grand palaces with it – all impressive examples of architectural excellence. Enjoy lunch at the city hotel before being transported back to the train for the remainder of the day. (Overnight Palace on Wheels) B, l, d

DAY 8 – BHARATPUR - AGRA
Early this morning, disembark in Bharatpur for 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 many other species of birds. After the visit, return to the Palace on Wheels for breakfast and depart for Agra. On arrival, visit the historical Red Fort, the main residence of the emperors of the Mughai Dynasty for nearly 200 years. After lunch at the city hotel, visit the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Return to the Palace on Wheels for a final dinner and overnight on the train (Overnight Palace on Wheels) B, l, d

DAY 9 – DELHI
After breakfast in your sleeper cabin this morning, disembark the Palace on Wheels in Delhi and take a sightseeing drive through New Delhi, passing the Presidential Palace, the India Gate, the Parliament House and Humayun’s Tomb. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure before retiring to your hotel for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Delhi) B, d

DAY 10 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN DELHI
After breakfast this morning, take the transfer from your hotel to the Delhi International airport for your onward travels. If you wish to extend this package with additional nights in a different destination, or take this journey in reverse, one of our Rail Specialists can assist you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

The Claridges

The Claridges

The year 1952 was a major landmark in the history of Indian hotel industry for it saw the birth of The Claridges Hotels & Resorts. Ever since the inception of our hotel, The Claridges, New Delhi has strived to be the best in the business and has been successful in winning accolades of our guests and fraternity. Over the years, we have ensured to our guests a world of exceptional luxury. We house some of the finest restaurants of the city, huge banquet halls, a rejuvenating health center, adequately furnished rooms, a salubrious pool and lush green lawns to make your experience with us worth cherishing.

Novotel New Delhi Aerocity Hotel

Novotel New Delhi Aerocity Hotel

The hotel is located adjacent to both international & domestic airport terminals and is well connected through the Airport Express Line which is just 5 minutes away. The Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is near the business hubs of Gurgaon, New Delhi and Cyber City. It is also located close to Delhi's shopping malls including DLF Promenade, Emporio and Worldmark. A big complex of 670 rooms, Novotel and Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is a preferred destination for both business & leisure travelers.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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