Enjoy the Heritage Toy train from Kalka to Shimla and discover the Himalayan Queen and then Explore this beautiful and diverse land – Rajasthan and its tourist attractions in a royal style just like a king! And the most interesting way to explore this land of raja-maharajas is on “Palace of Wheels”, one of the most luxurious trains in the world. It reflects the royalty and majesty of the bygone era when the kings and queens lived large. Palace on Wheels will transport you a different world altogether with its palace like ambiance and world class services. This heritage train not only give you an exciting experience of a train journey but also take you to some of the most famous tourist attractions of Rajasthan and the world famous Taj Mahal.
Day 1 ( Thursday ) - Arrive Delhi
|Upon arrival in Delhi International Airport you are met by our representative and transferred to your pre booked Hotel. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Delhi|
Day 2 - Delhi
|Breakfast in the Hotel Our Guide will then take you for full day city tour of New and Old Delhi visiting Qutab Minar – which is the tallest brick minaret in the world, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate – a war memorial which was built to salute the brave Indian soldiers of the British Army who lost their lives in World War 1, Rastrapati Bhawan or the President’s House and the Parliament Street where you can see various government buildings, Raj Ghat the cremation place of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and the Chandni Chowk Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi|
Day 3 - Delhi – Kalka – Shimla
Delhi – Kalka (By Train Shatabdi Express)
Kalka – Shimla (By Toy Train)
|Breakfast on the TrainToday you are transferred to Delhi Railway Station to board Train for Kalka. Upon arrival in Kalka Railway Station you connect onward Toy train for Shimla. Upon arrival in Shimla Railway Station you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla|
Day 4 - Shimla
|Breakfast in the Hotel Later Excursion to Kufri in your private Car with Driver Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla|
Day 5 - Shimla
|Breakfast in The Hotel Day free to explore Shimla on your Own Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla|
Day 6 - Shimla-Delhi ( By Private Car )
|Breakfast in the Hotel Check Out We start our drive by Private Air Conditioned Car with our Driver for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you are met in the Hotel by our executive who would check you in Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Delhi|
Day 7 - Delhi - Palace on Wheels
Board The Train Palace on Wheels – Should be Wednesday
|Breakfast in the Hotel Check Out at 11 am and either you are free to walk around own your own or our Car and Driver will take you to visit the Akshardham Temple Later around 1600 Hrs you are take to Delhi Safdarjung railway station to complete check-in and registration formalities. The train leaves Delhi at around 1830 hours and proceeds towards its first destination Jaipur. Dinner is served on board. Overnight stay on Palace On Wheels.|
Day 8 - Jaipur
|0345 hrs||Train will reaches Jaipur early in the morning.|
|0700 hrs||Breakfast will be served at 0700 hrs.|
|0800 hrs||Departure by coach for sightseeing tour of Jaipur. The first stop of Palace on Wheels is 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, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendour with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Albert Hall and the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II.|
|1330 hrs||After reaching at Amber you can enjoy the festively decorated elephant for a ride up to the fort. After lunch visit of Amber fort the best example of splendid fusion of Rajput and Mugal style of Architecture. The hall of victory Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling adorned with mirror work an inlaid panel. Return back to train by bus for fresh n up after rest awhile enjoy sumptuous dinner on board.|
|1800 hrs||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, Dinner will be served on board Overnight on borad the Palace on Wheels|
Day 9 - Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh
|0530 hrs||Arrival at Sawai Madhopur. One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. A visit is arranged to 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 392sq kms is hometo more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes.|
|0600 hrs||Departure for Ranthambore National Parl (Sanctury visit).|
|0900 hrs:||After the game, a safari canter will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board.|
|1630 hrs||Departure for Chittiogarh.|
|1800 hrs||Sightseeing in Chittorgarh, where we view the Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won… thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more, the Victory Tower and the Tower of Fame. You will also have an opportunity to witness the sound and light show at the majestic Chittorgarh Fort.|
|1900 hrs||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, dinner will be served on board. The Palace on Wheels stays in Chittorgarh station until the early morning before departing for Udaipur. Overnight on borad the Palace on Wheels|
Day 10 - Udaipur
|0800 hrs||Arrival in Udaipur. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals.|
|0900 hrs||Departure for Sight Seeing by coach and visit Sahalio Ki Bari, shopping and City Palace & Crystal Gallery.|
|1330 hrs||After lunch at a Palace Hotel, we see one of the most beautiful sites of Udaipur, as we cross Lake Pichola by boat, past the majestic Lake Palace Hotel idyllically situated in the middle of the lake.|
|1500 hrs||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.|
|1530 hrs||departure for Jaisalmer, dinner will be served on board. Overnight on borad the Palace on Wheels|
Day 11 - Jaisalmer
|0730 hrs||Breakfast on board.|
|0915 hrs||Arrival at Jaisalmer. In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city.|
|0930 hrs||Discover the painstakingly latticed Havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon- ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill.|
|1330 hrs||Enjoy lunch at palace hotel.|
|1530 hrs||After lunch, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea enjoying the sunset.|
|1900 hrs||Arrival on the train.|
|1945 hrs||Later enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at Palace Hotel. After dinner The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Overnight on borad the Palace on Wheels|
Day 12 - Jodhpur
|0700 hrs||Arrival at Jodhpur a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort.|
|0730 hrs||Breakfast on board.|
|0900 hrs||Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting 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 the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.|
|1315 hrs||Lunch will be served at a city hotel.|
|1445 hrs||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.|
|1500 hrs||Departure for Bharatpur. Dinner will be served on board. Overnight on borad the Palace on Wheels|
Day 13 - Bharatpur - Agra
|0500 hrs||Arrival at Bharatpur, Early next morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal.|
|0600 hrs||Visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.|
|0830 hrs||The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board and you will depart for Agra.|
|1030 hrs||Arrival at Agra Railway Station.|
|1100 hrs||Proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Red Fort .|
|1330 hrs||Lunch at the 5 Star hotel.|
|1500 hrs||Move on to pay a visit to 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.|
|1730 hrs||Shopping Tour – Agra is also known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.|
|2000 hrs||Dinner will be taken at the hotel, later on the Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Bid farewell to the train & perhaps a final drink in lounge bar. Overnight on borad the Palace on Wheels|
Day 14 - Delhi (Train Disembark)
|0400 hrs||Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station.|
|0700 hrs||Breakfast on Board.|
|0730 hrs – 8000 hrs||Bid farewell to the Palace On Wheels. After breakfast you are met by our Representative and transferred to Delhi International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey.|
|September, 2018||06, 13, 20, 27|
|October, 2018||04, 11, 18, 25|
|November, 2018||01, 08, 15, 22, 29|
|December, 2018||06, 13, 20, 27|
|January, 2019||03, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|February, 2019||14, 21, 28|
|March, 2019||07, 14, 21, 28|
|April, 2019||04, 11, 18|
|September, 2019||05, 12, 19, 26|
|October, 2019||03, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|November, 2019||07, 14, 21, 28|
|December, 2019||05, 12, 19, 26|
|January, 2020||02, 09, 16, 23, 30|
|February, 2020||06, 13, 20, 27|
|March, 2020||05, 12, 19, 26|
|April, 2020||02, 09, 16, 23|
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Palace on Wheels ,Rajasthan
Palace on Wheels has 14 residential cabins. Each and every saloon of the luxury train has been named after the erstwhile princely states. The names are Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungerpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi and Udaipur. Each saloon has 04 twin bedded rooms along with one small seating area. Cabin size is 8 x 9. Serves chinese, continental, rajasthani & indian cuisine A well-stocked bar with T.V. facility, serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and international make Indoor games like Chess, Playing Cards. Chinese checkers, Carom Board, and Crossword Puzzles etc. are available on the train. A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and play games. First aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call. At every Destination. Doctor is available for 1 hrs. for free consultancy in Bar/ Lounge car Mineral water is made available to all the passengers throughout the journey Leading newspapers & magazines of India are available on the train. Voltage available on the train: 110/230V The Palace On Wheels is a no smoking train. However , if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance. All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are available in bathroom. The well-equipped spa offers various massages and therapies and revitalizing solutions amidst royal ambience. Mailing facility is provided on board, for posting your mail.
The Suryaa – New Delhi
The Suryaa New Delhi is located in the New Friends Colony, about 22 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. It offers an outdoor pool. Rooms at New Delhi Suryaa feature modern décor and flat-screen satellite TVs. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar can be found in all rooms. Ample work space and private bathrooms are included. The New Delhi Spa features spa bath tubs, a sauna and relaxing massage services. Guests can exercise at the fully equipped fitness centre. The Suryaa also provides a beauty salon and florist. Dining options at Suryaa include fine Indian dining as well as 24-hour international cuisine. There is also a rooftop Chinese restaurant and a pastry shop. Drinks can be enjoyed at the Lounge Bar. The Suryaa New Delhi is 14 km from Delhi’s Domestic Airport. Hotel has 244 Rooms.
The Metropolitan – New Delhi
The Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi is 5-minute drive from Connaught Place, It features an outdoor pool and 3 dining options. Situated in New Delhi’s city centre, it also offers a fitness centre and spa. The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa is 1 km from New Delhi Railway Station, 500 m from Airport Express Metro Station (Shivaji Stadium) and 15 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Stylish air-conditioned rooms feature Indian motifs. Equipped with an iron and a flat-screen TV with cable channels, they also come with a minibar. Private bathrooms feature bath and shower facilities and a hairdryer. Guests can check e-mails at the business centre or relax at the full-service NeoVeda Spa, which offers massage services and a steam room. There is also a shop selling a range of items including hand-woven scarves, an assortment of teas and aromatherapy oils. Sakura Restaurant serves Japanese dishes, while Chutney Bar + Tandoor Restaurant offers Indian delights. The pool-side Zing Restaurant offers international fare and is open round-the-clock. In-room dining is possible. Hotel has 178 Rooms Divided in the Category of Deluxe , Club and Executive Suites.
The Lalit – New Delhi
Set in a grand building in bustling Connaught Place, The LALIT New Delhi welcomes guests with its full spa and outdoor pool. It offers an extensive range of 7 dining options, including some 24-hour ones. The Lalit is a 10-minute drive from New Delhi Railway Station, while Indira Gandhi International Airport is 24 km away. Spacious, soundproofed rooms offer subtle touches of Indian culture. Generously furnished with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, some rooms offer an iPod dock. An electric kettle and a minibar are provided in each room. Iron and ironing board can be requested. Guests can experience Ayurvedic and natural therapies at Rejuve spa, or opt for a work out in the fitness centre. Other facilities include a business centre, free private parking and The LaLit Galleria, which features a variety of shops. Dining options include Baluchi Indian restaurant and Woks Chinese restaurant. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar are open all day everyday for dining convenience. The hotel also has a 24-hour pastry shop for sweet cravings. Hotel offers 461 Rooms categorized under Deluxe Rooms , Premier Rooms , Executive Club, Suites
The Leela Palace New Delhi
The Leela Palace New Delhi is a blend of Lutyen’s architecture and the royal Indian culture. A pampering spa, 4 dining options and free parking are available. Elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms feature a high-definition flat-screen TV with a DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden furnishings. A 2nd flat-screen TV in the bathroom is a mirror when turned off. The Leela Palace New Delhi is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the India Gate. Indira Gandhi International Airport is 15 km while the Domestic airport is 13 km. The exclusive spa by ESPA offers an Ayurveda inspired day spa menu created for both women and men while rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool offers the panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Guests can also approach the 24-hour front desk to rent a computer or a car. Housed in a modern glass structure, The Qube offers an international and Indian buffet with open kitchens. Other dining options include Le Cirque and MEGU from New York, the award winning restaurants. Indian food is served at Jamavar . Drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel’s 2 bars. Hotel offers 254 Rooms.
Oberoi Wildflower Hall
Situated at 8,000 feet above sea level, Wildflower Hall is unique amongst luxury hotels in Shimla.
At Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas, guests can refresh with nature walks, rafting, cycling or yoga, or relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive spa therapy.
Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Shimla will delight in our main restaurant, which spans a smart, brightly lit indoor dining space, a charming glass conservatory with intimate seating arrangements and an outdoor terrace, which has magnificent views of the Himalayas. The menu features pan-Indian (including local Himachali), Asian and Continental cuisine. Adorned with antique war memorabilia, our Cavalry Bar is a wonderful setting for an aperitif, a nightcap or to enjoy an interactive history session, while the intimate Lutyens Hall is perfect for private dinner parties.
Wildflower Hall offers relaxing, rejuvenating treatments unmatched by other spa hotels in Shimla. The Oberoi Spa affords exclusive massage, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. Our open air whirlpool has magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while our indoor pool, lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers, is temperature controlled throughout the year.
Take in Mountain Views from Our Shimla Hotel
Situated in the Himalaya Mountains, Radisson Jass Shimla offers scenic vistas that are sure to inspire. Step into the hotel to enjoy a soothing treatment in our on-site spa or swim in the multi-tiered pool. Stay two kilometres from popular area attractions like the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. During your visit, you can stay connected with free high-speed Internet access or disconnect by unwinding with a drink in the lounge. As an added convenience, Shimla Airport (SLV) is only 26 kilometres away.