Palace on Wheels is a luxury train that takes you on a trip through Delhi, Agra and many important tourist spots in Rajasthan. This tour covers a lot of important and attractive tourist magnets in the country. In this article, we will explore each destination in detail.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. This city is located 258 km away from Delhi. This is the first destination in your trip on Palace on Wheels. This city is also called as the pink city. Jaipur is famous for grand palaces, historic forts, monuments and others. Top attractions in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber fort, Birla Mandir, Jaigarh fort, Jantar Mantar, Kanak Valley and others.
This city is the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Though it is a desert; there are a lot of attractive tourist spots in Jaisalmer. Top attractions in Jaisalmer are Jaisalmer fort, Patwa Haveli, museums, desert safaris and others. There are a lot of sandstone monuments here. The culture of this place is remarkable. The best time to visit this place is from December to February.
Jodhpur city is the second largest in Rajasthan; right after Jaipur. This city is located at the edge of the desert. The top attractions here are Mehrangarh fort, shopping centres, Mandore gardens, Umaid Bhawan, government museum and Balsamand Lake. The city is famous for handicrafts, dyed fabrics, embroidered jutes, folk dances and local footwear.
Sawai Madhopur does not have a lot of tourist attractions but, it is one of the top most visited places in India. This is because of the Ranthambore National park or Ranthambhar National park. This park is a very famous tiger reserve. Today, this park has a list of exotic animals which includes sambhar, jackal, sloth bear, leopard, cheetal, hyena, wild boar and others. The area has both desert and semi-desert landscapes and thus, you can find a lot of unique flora and fauna here. The best part of this place is the safari that is organized by the park. Photographers, nature enthusiasts and children would love this park. Elephant safari is an excellent option in this park. But, if you are looking for a quicker tour, jeep safari would be recommended.
Chittorgarh is not very far away from Sawai Madhopur. This place is filled with ruins of glorious past of the nation. The top attraction in the city is the Chittorgarh fort. If time permits; you can enjoy Rana Kumbha palace, museum, Singa Chowri temple, Fateh Prakash palace and victory tower. This place is best suited for people who love photography, historic monuments and architectural marvels. This place is filled with history and if you travel along with a guide (provided by the train), you would have many interesting stories told throughout the tour.
Udaipur is the city of lakes. The city is located on the edge of three lakes and thus, the name. The top attractions in this place are City palace, museum, Udai Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola and many others. There are a lot of palaces, forts and other attractions here. Boating is one of the most romantic and best tourist activities of this place.
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This is yet another nature paradise. This place is for bird watchers. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a home for more than 30,000 birds. You can find a lot of local and migration birds here. Top birds to spot are crane, heron, cormorants and many others. This is the only place where you can find Siberian crane other than Siberia. There are a few animal species like fishing cat, blackbuck, sambhar, mongoose and others.
You would be familiar with what Agra holds for you. The wonder of the world, Taj Mahal is the first and foremost attraction that you ought to enjoy. There are a few other monuments here like Agra fort, Jami Masjid, Itmad-ud-Daula, Dayal Bagh and others. Shopping is also an important activity in this place.
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The destinations in the Palace on Wheels are handpicked for you to make your journey memorable. Prebook your tickets at least four months in prior to the travel date as the booking speed would be high during peak tourism season. Palace on Wheels is the luxury train in India that can help you to explore the various destinations in India.