EXTRAVAGANZA PALACE ON WHEELS 'Five Star Train Journey' Northern India
The North Indian metropolis of Delhi is the starting point of a fascinating journey through Rajasthan, on board one of the most exciting and remarkable trains in the world, the train of the Maharajas, the legendary Palace On Wheels.
The first stop is Jaipur, where the passengers are given a royal reception that makes the illusion that each passenger is a member of a Maharaja’s family even more believable and it also highlights the regal atmosphere of the journey. The famous Hawa Mahal, The Palace Of The Winds, is one of the most impressive examples of the extravagant lifestyle of the Rajputs and is one of the most photographed buildings in India.
With around 700,000 inhabitants, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and is often referred to as the City Of Light. The historic centre of the city is dominated by a huge structure, the Meherangarh Fort.
Udaipur is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in India and its history began with the conquest of Chittorgarh by Mughal Akhbar in 1568. The City Palace has frequently been extended since the end of the 16th century and it is now the largest palace in Rajasthan.
To the west of Udaipur is the eighty hectare open-air Shilpgram Museum that provides a fascinating insight into India’s traditional architecture and daily life.
At first glance, Agra is like any other major city in Northern India, full of exotic atmosphere and energy. But it is the home of the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in the world and a unique mausoleum that is the highlight of any journey to India. As a monument of infinite love, Shah Jahan had this building created for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Delhi’s Cantonement Railway Station is the final destination of this unique and fascinating journey through Rajasthan that has retraced the footsteps of the Maharajahs, thanks to the legendary Palace On Wheels, a true gem of India’s railway history.