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India's Ancient Wonders By Rail

Includes fully escorted India tours

8 Day Fully Escorted Palace on Wheels Tour

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Arrive in India’s captivating capital, Delhi, where you’ll be entranced by its array of ancient Mughal treasures. A tour of the city on your second day includes such landmarks as the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, and the Red Fort. You’ll then embark the lavish Palace on Wheels for your journey to Jaipur. Settle into your cabin and immerse yourself in elegant carriages boasting mahogany panelling and sparkling chandeliers. There’s even a spa so you can enjoy treatments on the move.

At Jaipur, soak up the sights of the ‘Pink City’, home to sights including the Palace of Winds and the huge Amber Fort, overlooking the tranquil Maota Lake. You’ll then travel to Ranthambore National Park, once a favourite hunting ground for maharajahs but now a reserve that’s home to Bengal tigers and sundry other animals. There’s even a 10th-century fort in its midst that looms over the park. After a tour in Chittorgarh, where you’ll see numerous forts, palaces and temples, you’ll enjoy another tour in the atmospheric lake-side city of Udaipur before venturing to Jaisalmer the next day.

Jodhpur, your next destination, is known as the ‘Blue City’ and is Rajasthan’s cultural capital. It’s set amidst the stark beauty of the Thar Desert, which forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan. You’ll also visit Bharatpur, a city on the Nepalese border that sits along the Narayani River, a tributary of the Ganges.

You’ll then head to Agra where you’ll be met with the astonishing sight of the Taj Mahal, built by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife who died during childbirth. It’s India’s most iconic building and little can prepare you for the sight of this opulent structure with its bulbous domes and towering minarets.

Before returning home you’ll get one more day to immerse yourself in the myriad attractions of Delhi.

Package Includes

All flights & taxes

Rail Journey

  • 7 night full-board luxury Palace on Wheels rail journey with breakfast and dinner & fully escorted tours visiting; Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatphur and Agra 

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night hotel stay in Delhi with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Delhi Sightseeing including lunch at a local restaurant
  • Ranthambor National Park
  • Chittorgarh Tour
  • Udaipur Tour including lunch at the Palace hotel
  • Taj Mahal Visit
Rail Holiday

At a glance

10 nights
Departing 04 Oct 21
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Deluxe
$8,999 pp
Price based on 04 Oct 2021 departure

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Call to book:

(09) 941 2549

Holiday code:

TRA2232

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm

Taj Mahal

The tragic love story that gave rise to the Taj Mahal only adds to the timeless allure of this iconic building. Built by the emperor Shah Jahan in honour of his wife who died during childbirth, this mausoleum with its opulent domes and minarets forms the pinnacle of Mughal architecture.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 - 2 | 4 - 5 Oct 2021
Delhi - Hotel Stay

A gateway to the heart of the country, India’s capital has been witness to the rise and fall of numerous emperors in its tumultuous history, all of whom have left a rich legacy. Made up of seven ancient cities, Delhi is the world’s second largest urban area and is an intoxicating mix of ancient wonders and innovative modern architecture like the Lotus Temple. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure and explore India Gate, immerse yourself in a traditional Indian market, or witness the breathtaking sights as the sun sets over Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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DAY 3 | 6 Oct 2021
Jaipur - Embark Palace on Wheels
After a tour of Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar,you’ll embark the Palace on Wheels this afternoon, a luxury train with the décor of a royal palace and an ambiance that perfectly complements India’s majestic landscapes. You’ll enjoy a welcome ceremony before being shown to your cabin by your personal attendant. As the train pulls away, get to know your fellow travellers with a welcome drink in Bar Lounge before enjoying your first dinner on board.
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DAY 4 | 7 Oct 2021
Jaipur
This morning you’ll arrive at the capital of Rajasthan,the Pink City of Jaipur. Here you’ll visit St. Albert Museum, the Pink City Palace and Jantar Mantar. After a photo stop at the Palace of the Winds, you’ll enjoy lunch at the beautifully preserved Amber Fort, with time to explore its courtyards and rare fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
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DAY 5 | 8 Oct 2021
Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh

It’s an early start this morning as you swap your trainfor a 15-person canter and drive to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve for a jungle safari. One of the most popular reserves in India, the reserve is home to tigers, panthers and crocodiles. You’ll return to the train for lunch and an afternoon rest before an excursion to Chittogarh Fort, India’s largest fort where you’ll enjoy a light show before returning to the train for dinner.

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DAY 6 | 9 Oct 2021
Udaipur

You’re sure to be charmed by Udaipur, one ofIndia’s most romantic destinations where elegant marble buildings are reflected in the peaceful waters of Lake Pichola. You’ll visit the majestic City Palace, housing 11 magnificent palaces, and enjoy a boat ride to see the Lake Palace that sits atop a small island in the middle of the lake. After lunch at Fatehprakash Palace Hotel, you’ll visit the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari.

The royal cenotaphs, also known as Jaisalmer Chhatris, at Bada Bagh in Jaisalmer. Made of yellow sandstone at sunset
DAY 7 | 10 Oct 2021
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort is like something from an Arabian Nightsfable. This 15th century fort towers over the town and glows golden yellow in the afternoon sun. After visiting the fort and beautifully carved buildings around the city, you’ll return to the train for lunch and a rest, ahead of your evening entertainment. As the sun sets, ride across the sand dunes on a camel before enjoying a cultural show and dinner at a five-star hotel.

Indian landmark Jaswanth Thada mausoleum in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
DAY 8 | 11 Oct 2021
Jodhpur
Arriving in the blue city of Jodhpur, you’ll headstraight for the Mehrangarh Fort, sitting on a rocky hill above Jodhpur town and explore its breathtaking palatial apartments overlooking wide courtyards. After lunch, you’ll return to the train and depart for Agra.
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DAY 9 | 12 Oct 2021
Bharatpur

You arrive in Agra late morning and yoursightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Agra Fort, the seat of power of the once mighty Mughal Empire. After lunch, a highlight of your journey awaits: a visit to the majestic Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world and a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble.

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DAY 10 | 13 Oct 2021
Delhi - Disembark Palace on Wheels and Hotel Stay

The train will return to Delhi’s Safdarjung RailwayStation at dawn. After a final breakfast on board, you’ll say farewell to your regal home and disembark the Palace on Wheels for your hotel stay. During your last day in India you’ll enjoy a tour of Old Delhi that includes visits to the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid.

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DAY 11 | 14 Oct 2021
Fly home
Your ancient wonders of India discovery complete, today you'll transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels

Know the facts

See everything from tigers to the Taj Mahal while travelling on the regal Palace on Wheels. Featuring your own personal attendant, a spa car, two restaurants and antique wooden furniture, you can sit back, relax and watch as India’s diverse scenery unfolds outside your window.

Know the facts

See everything from tigers to the Taj Mahal while travelling on the regal Palace on Wheels. Featuring your own personal attendant, a spa car, two restaurants and antique wooden furniture, you can sit back, relax and watch as India’s diverse scenery unfolds outside your window.

Relaxing Lounge

Relax in style as you glide through the ever-changing landscapes. Each saloon offers a colour tv and CD player or sit back with your book as you await your next destination.

Accommodation

Each cabin is themed and named after a precious stone; Ruby, Pearl and Sapphire. Relish a wonderful nights’ sleep in opulent furnishings and enjoy privacy in your en suite.

Dining

The train has two lavish restaurants styled after palaces “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani”. They serve a delectable array of cuisines, from Continental to Chinese and Indian.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 4 October 2021
Deluxe
Deluxe $8,999

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549

HOLIDAY CODE: TRA2232