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Palace On Wheels - India - 7 Nights

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Welcome aboard The Palace On Wheels on its splendid and enchanting royal journey through the bygone era of the erstwhile Maharajas. Though times have changed and the winds have shifted, the Palace On Wheels cruises along in royal style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryears could have perpetuated and enjoyed.
Itinerary
  • Day 1-7
    • Rail: Palace on Wheels (7 Nights/ 8 Days Tour Package)
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Palace on Wheels (7 Nights/ 8 Days Tour Package)

Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

DAY 1 NEW DELHI
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station where the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace-on-Wheels pulls out into the night for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan.
Reporting Time 16h00, Depart 18h30

DAY 2 JAIPUR
After breakfast, proceed to the city tour of Jaipur. First stop is Palace of Winds, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. Next visit City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory.
Visit the Amber Fort and tour the royal apartments before entering the Chamber of Mirrors and the Hall of Victory. Enjoy lunch at the ornate walled fortress of Amber perched high above the surrounding area, followed by a tour of the fort itself by jeep.
In the evening, return to train and have dinner on board.

DAY 3 SAWAI MADHOPUR
Enjoy an early morning game drive. Later return to the train to have breakfast. After breakfast, continue your journey to the Chittourgarh. Enjoy lunch on Board. Upon arrival, proceed for a tour of Chittorgarh Fort. Enjoy the Evening Tea & Light & Sound show at Fort, return to train, and have dinner on board.

DAY 4 UDAIPUR
After Breakfast on-board Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit City Palace, followed by lunch at a five-star hotel and a visit to the remarkable Crystal Gallery at the Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel, where every piece of furniture and even the carpet is adorned with crystals. Later enjoy Boat Ride across Lake Pichola. Return to the train for an early evening departure.

DAY 5 JAISALMER
Arrive this morning in Jaisalmer in the heart of the Thar Desert and tour this city of sandstone havelis housed within an ancient fort. Later journey out to the surrounding sand dunes for a camel ride before returning to Jaisalmer for dinner and entertainment at a local hotel.
Re-board the train and travel overnight to Jodhpur.

DAY 6 JODHPUR
Wake up in the Blue City of Jodhpur, which is ringed by a high stalls with seven gates and several bastions. This ancient city is famous for its formidable Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana palaces before continuing to Jaswant Thada. Have Lunch at a local Palace Hotel and return to the train. Enjoy dinner on board.

DAY 7 BHARATPUR / AGRA
Arrival at Agra early morning and depart to enjoy the beauty of Keola Deo National Park (Ghana Bird Sanctuary). Returns to have breakfast on board. After breakfast, depart for sightseeing tour of Agra Fort. Have Lunch at a Local Palace Hotel. Later in the afternoon visit the iconic Taj Mahal - Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance.
Arrival 10h30, Departure 23h00

DAY 8 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.
Arrival 16h00
Terms & Conditions

Departure dates
Oct 2017- 04,11,18,25
Nov 2017- 01,08,15,22,29
Dec 2017 - 06,13,20,27
Jan 2018 03,10,17,24,31
Feb 2018 - 07,14,21,28
Mar 2018- 07,14,21,28

Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply. Prices are per person sharing, unless otherwise specified. All prices are indicative and correct at time of loading onto the Thompsons website and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases, airfare increases and availability. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za E&OE

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.


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