Highlights : The
glorious days of steam merge with the opulent
extravagance of the Raj to create a never - to - be -
forgotten travel experience which only India can offer.
The train is fitted with Victorian elegance - wood
panelling, brass and crystal, plus modern day luxuries
such as air - conditioning-and features two bedded
cabins, luxurious lounge area, restaurant and bar, plus
shower rooms etc.
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
After completing formalities with customs and
immigration, you will be received by our representative
with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).
Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's
history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it
was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal
Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It
is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and
culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the
capital of India.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight
Day 02 Delhi – Jaipur
Palace On Wheels
Later this morning your sightseeing begins with a trip
to the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb - A soothing
sandstone and marble monuments typical of the Mughal era
and Qutub Minar, a 13th century fluted minaret. Then
drive along Rajpath, the ceremonial avenue where Delhi’s
all important parades takes place, past the imposing
India Gate and the circular Parliament House, to
Rashtrapathi Bhawan. Formerly the Victory Palace, it is
now the President’s official residence. Drive back along
Delhi’s impressive Diplomatic Enclave. Lunch at Grill
Room - famous for contemporary cuisine.
Evening transfer to Delhi Cantt. Railway station to
board Palace on Wheels.
Day 03 Arrive Jaipur
You will be greeted by caparisoned Elephants and strains
of the Shehnai.
Welcome to the Pink city Jaipur. Lunch at Rambagh
Palace. Discover Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh, Amber silent
sentinels to a glorious era. Time at leisure for
shopping, Jaipur is famous for Gems, Jewellery, Carpets
and Miniature paintings.
Overnight on board.
Day 04 Arrive Chittorgarh –
Image of love and valour; scars of battles lost and
battles won. Thrice besieged Chittorgarh is all this and
more. Moving legends of honour and pride will remain
with you as you proceed to Udaipur. The city of Lakes,
Palaces and gardens, temples and forts Udaipur. Lunch at
the Lake Palace Hotel, the former summer residence of
the prince of Mewar. Enjoy the tranquillity of Lake
Pichola. Visit the city Palace in all its ancient glory,
the residence of the Maharajas of Udaipur.
Overnight on board .
Day 05 Arrive Sawai
Welcome to the tranquillity of Sawai Madhopur and the
beautiful 10th century fort Ranthambore. Surrounded by
National Park, a project Tiger reserve,
the imposing ramparts of the fort soar above, they too
have tales to tell.
Overnight on board train.
Day 06 Arrive Jaislamer
Arrive at 12 century city of Jaisalmer dominated by its
sandstone fort of 99 bastions. Visit the exquisitely
carved havelis and Palaces with their latticed window,
balconies cupolas and facades.
Experience the famed Camel Safaris, reside in desert
camps and dine under the stars as the rhythm of
Rajasthani music drifts into the night.
Overnight on board train.
Day 07 Arrive Jodhpur
The Mehrangargh Fort is all - Perceive in the 15th
century city. Visit the magnificent fort and Jaswant
Thada a royal cenotaph close by. Lunch at Umaid Bhawan
Palace, the royal residence a part of which is now a
Overnight on board train.
Day 08 Arrive Bharatpur
A wonderland for bird, visit the renowned Kaledeo Ghana
National Park at Bharatpur, once the preserve of the
Maharaja of Bharatpur and now a World Heritage Site. It
is home to 300 species of
birds - some flying in from as
far as Siberia and China.
Visit Fatehpur Sikri enroute to Agra. And proceed to one
of the most beautiful monuments ever conceived. The Taj
Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate
eternal love for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Breathtaking in
its proportions and craftsmanship, it is captivating.
The timeless city of Agra offers you many more monuments
and tomb, all exquisite in architecture skill and
Overnight on board.
Day 09 Arrive Delhi
Breakfast on board. Arrive Delhi Cantt. Railway station.
Meeting and transfer to Hotel New Delhi Hilton (rooms
reserved for wash and change).
Time at leisure for shopping. Lunch at a popular
restaurant. In time transfer to airport to board flight
Founded in 1537 by Kempegowda, a far sighted local
chieftain, Bangalore has blossomed into one of Asia’s
fastest, growing cities. Bangalore combines the vibrant
pace of a modern metropolis with a quaint old-world
charm. Perched at a height of 3250 feet above sea level,
its salubrious climate plays host to innumerable parks,
gardens, lakes and verdant tree-lined avenues that give
it the sobriquet “Garden City”.
Bangalore is a multi-faceted jewel. Modern marvels,
historic monuments, bustling shopping plazas, tranquil
walking paths, rustling silk and fragrant sandal wood
exotic cuisine and friendly people.
In the older parts of the city, streets still seem to be
under the spell of the rambling grace of the colonial
times. And in a city that still echoes the bygone age of
leisure, luxury and unhurried splendor, WELCOME GROUP
WINDSOR MANOR SHERATON recreates the imperial life style
with matchless elegance.
Check-in at Hotel - A wondrously white edifice in the
heart of Bangalore with modern service, to give you the
best of both worlds.
Here everything is reminiscent of the imperial way of
life wrought-iron lamps, ceilings touched with gold,
hunting prints, Queen Anne chairs. Its bay windows
overlook green lawns; its colonnaded balconies and
verandahs, a twentieth century tribute to an age of
elegant bungalows, splendid banquets and good living.
Day 10 Bangalore – Mysore
Breakfast at the House of Lords the grand banquet hall.
Morning visit the Overseas branch of the Company.
After Lunch departs by air-conditioned car for Mysore -
770 Mts. above sea level, the city of Mysore was once
the capital of the Wodeyars. It still retains a quaint
charm that never fails to enchant.
Check-in at HOTEL LALITHA MAHAL PALACE. Built by
erstwhile Maharani of Mysore.
Set amidst immaculate lawns whose sole purpose was royal
entertainment, the Lalitha Mahal stands like an Italian
masterpiece designed at the height of the Renaissance.
Furnishings of early 20th century Europe complete the
grandeur: large, carved furniture, heavy silken drapes,
and objects d’ art that were once part of personal
White ebony furniture and potted plants are arranged in
controlled harmony, it is the fine detailing of this
palace Hotel that reflects the passion with which it was
built. The balconies, the balustrades and the stained
glass sky windows Globe lights, patterned marble floors
and a hushed ambience the Lalitha Mahal Palace makes
history come alive at its resplendent best.
Royal Welcome - Caparisoned Elephants are mounted on the
lawns of the palace. As you step into the palace,
beautiful girls dressed in traditional costumes, greet
you with Garlands of flowers and perform the AARTI
ceremony. They also anoint your forehead with the
traditional Red Tikka and sprinkle Rose water on you.
The lilting notes of the Nadaswaram welcomes you, as you
savour the Welcome drink.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 11 In Mysore
Breakfast at Hotel.
This morning you visit Mysore Palace, the residence of
Wodeyar, is one of the most splendid. This Indo-Saracenic
building has among other things - a varied silver door,
a solid gold throne and a gallery of exquisite
Lunch at Hotel.
Afternoon time at leisure for shopping. Mysore is famous
for Sandalwood and Silk.
This evening is very special - your host is the Maharaja
of Mysore. Royal Dinner with members of Royal family.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 Mysore – Bangalore
By Road Bangalore – Mumbai ( Flight )
Breakfast at Hotel.
Later depart for Bangalore by air-conditioned Deluxe
Lunch at Paradise island famous for its Thai cuisine at
Hotel Taj West End. Thereafter depart for sightseeing of
Visit the Vidhana Soudha housing the State Legislature
and Secretariat, was conceived and executed by Kengal
Hanumanthaiya, The then Chief Minister, in 1956. It is
built entirely of Bangalore granite in the Neo Dravidian
style. Directly opposite it stands the Gothic structure
of the Attara Kacheri which houses the State High Court.
The high Court building was completed in 1868 and stands
in the green splendor of the Cubbon Park laid out in
1864 by Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon.
The Lalbagh Gardens, laid out in 1760 by Hyder Ali has
an area of 240 acres. The glass house, inspired by the
Crystal Palace in London is a favorite spot in Lalbagh.
The Bangalore Palace, built in 1887 by a Wodeyar King,
is today a favorite spot for picnickers and film-makers,
with its vast grounds and Tudor style architecture.
Later visit KIDS KEMP Asia’s largest fashionable store.
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
On arrival received and assisted in the transfer to the
International Airport to board homebound flight.