Delhi, India (PressExposure) December 16, 2009 -- Are you looking for a luxury vacation in India? Aboard the Palace on Wheels to enjoy an experience like never before. If this sounds interesting... Browse on, for we have for you something really attractive lined up here. The itinerary of the 8-day tour has been mentioned in details below:
Day 1: Delhi
The Palace on Wheels is the first luxury train in India and therefore promises to unfold before you, 7 days of sheer pleasure and adventure. You will assemble in the Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi from where the journey aboard this luxury train will start. Sharp at 17:45 hours the train will chug its way, out of the station and in to the realms of royalty.
Day 2: Jaipur
Early morning of the 2nd day of the tour, you will arrive in Jaipur. Visit the Ramgarh Palace hotel for a hearty breakfast. Savor on the authentic local delicacies that are served here in the most traditional way. After breakfast, embark on your sightseeing tour of the Jaipur city. Visit the destinations like Hawa Mahal, the Nahargarh Fort, and the Amer Fort as well. At about 17:30 hours you will re-assemble at the Jaipur railway station from where the train will proceed towards Jaisalmer.
Day 3: Sawai Madhopur
Early morning on the 3th day you will arrive in Sawai Madhopur. Mostly visited by wildlife enthusiasts interested in visiting the Ranthambore National Park, this place also houses the Ranthambore Fort. The fort is impressive and the national park once served as the hunting grounds for the Maharajas of Jaipur.
Later, move on to Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh is a historical city located near Udaipur. Known for its valiant rulers who laid down their lives for the upkeep of honor and integrity, the foremost names in this list are those of Rani Padmini and Rani Karnavati. After enjoying a guided tour of this walled city, move on towards Udaipur.
Day 4: Udaipur
Known as the city of lakes, Udaipur is still home to the Maharaja of Mewar. As a result, the various attractions housed within this city are all dipped in history. A visit to these places will definitely enhance your treasure trove of knowledge on the Rajputs and their acts of bravery. Enjoy cruising along the waters of lake Pichola and dine in style in the Lake Palace Udaipurâ¦ hold on... the surprises do not end here! From Udaipur, head towards Bharatpur to visit the Keoladeo Ghana National park.
Day 5: Jaisalmer
On the 5th day of the trip, the train arrives at Jaisalmer, early morning by around 06:15 hours. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city and its attractions. The list of attractions housed here includes the Jaisalmer fort, the cenotaphs and the colorfully painted havelis of the rich traders of Jaisalmer. Re-assemble in the Jaisalmer railway station by 23:00 hours to embark on the trip to Jodhpur.
Day 6: Jodhpur
Your sightseeing tour across Jodhpur city will include trips to the Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. While visiting these places, do not miss to hear the several tales and legacies that envelop these places. These legacies have contributed towards making these attractions all the more mystical and exciting to visit. Also visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace, a heritage hotel and still a residence of the royal family.
Day 7: Bharatpur
Early morning on the 7th day you will arrive in Bharatpur to witness the wildlife of the region, in its very origins. This world heritage site is home to a large variety of bird species. Most of them are migratory birds that come here to escape the winters of the north.
The last destination of the tour is Agra that is home to several illustrated monuments dating back to the Mughal period. The Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daullah and Fatehpur Sikri are a few of the most popular attractions one can visit in and around Agra. Enjoy dining in a luxury hotel housed here to relive the royal experience. By 2300 hours, the train leaves Agra for Delhi, the last destination and the base camp of the tour.
Day 8: Delhi
Early morning by 0600 hours you will land in Delhi. Breakfast will be served aboard the Palace on Wheels. Guests can finally pack off their bags and bid adieu to the interesting trip before they arrive in the Safdarjung Railway Station. The sojourn onboard this luxury train comes a full circle.