Royal Rajasthan On Wheels - (07 Nights / 08 Days)
New Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Agra - New Delhi

Day 01, Sunday: New Delhi
The luxurious Royal Rajasthan On Wheels takes you through a seven day exploration of the vibrant Rajasthan. The magic of the splendid journey begins at New Delhi and prepares you to weave the fabric of delightful imagination becoming reality over the next seven days. Your royal journey begins from Delhi and takes you through various erstwhile princely states. Welcome on board with the ceremonial greetings at the safdarjung station with traditional aarti and tika with garlanding and some mocktails to refresh your selves. After check in, you would be escorted to the respective cabins. Feel the difference of the World in the moving Palace which empowers luxury and tradition hand to hand. Overnight on board train.

Day 02, Monday: Jodhpur
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 hotel, return to the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels. Dinner on board. Overnight on board train.

Day 03, Tuesday: Udaipur - Chittorgarh
Udaipur
Udaipur, the Lake City, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven way by the Mughals, in 1559 A.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 Pichhola. Upon return to the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels, you leave for Chittorgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight.

Chittorgarh
Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, The fort of Chittorgarh is a treasure trove of history & offers to the traveler an insight into the life of the great Rajput rulers. The victory tower or Vijay Stambh is one of the main tourist attractions of the fort. Gaumukh reservoir & the palace of queen Padmini are important spots to the south of the Rana Kumbha palace. The light & sound programme is shown at the fort. Overnight on board train.

Day 04, Wednesday: Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur
Sawai Madhopur
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. Visit the Ranthambhor 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, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Lunch on board.

Jaipur
Welcome by caparisoned elephants & sweet music of the auspicious "Shehnai". Jaipur one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), which is a remarkable five storied building with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort where elephant or jeep ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a hotel followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory. Dinner at a hotel with cultural program. Overnight on board train.

Day 05, Thursday: Khajuraho
The 9th to 12th century temples of Khajuraho is the evidences of the architectural geniuses during the times of chandela dynasty. Situated in Madhya Pradesh, India, Khajuraho oozes with passion, eroticism, dance & music & other finesses of creative arts depicted in sculpture & images of the temples were built in north Indian "Nagara" style of architure, though only 20 of them have survived the rough weather conditions over long years of time. Lunch at a hotel. Overnight on board train.

Day 06, Friday: Varanasi
Varanasi (Banaras) is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old & is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces. Jyotirlinga Visvanatha temple or golden temple, rebuilt in 1776, is dedicated to the lord Shiva. The Jnana Vapi well (meaning "well of wisdom") is believed to have been dug by lord Shiva himself. The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage spot of Varanasi & are centers of music & learning. The holy city has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy & mysticism for thousands of years & has produced great saints & personalities like Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsi das, Shankaracharaya, Ramanuja & Patanjali. Lunch at a hotel. Sightseeing include visit to Ghats, Maha Aarti, temples & Buddhist Temples at Saarnath. Overnight on board train.

Day 07, Saturday: Agra
Agra is one of the prominent destinations of the world tourism map with two heritage monuments visiting Agra Fort & 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 jewellery. Lunch at a hotel. Overnight on board train.

Day 08, Sunday: New Delhi
Royal Rajasthan On Wheels dream journey ends in Delhi. Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

Notes:
- The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels tour starts on a Sunday from New Delhi, from October untill March of the following year.
- Reporting time is 15:30 hrs at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.

2011 Journey Dates:
November: 06 - 13 - 20 - 27
December: 04 - 11 - 18 - 25

2012 Journey Dates:
January: 01 - 08 - 15 - 22 - 29
February: 05 - 12 - 19 - 26
March: 04 - 11 - 18 - 25


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