Bharatpur & Agra
Arrival In Bharatpur
The luxury train arrives in Bharatpur in the morning at around 06.30.
Breakfast is served on board after which tourists are taken to visit the
most famous attraction of Bharatpur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
Bharatpur, like the other cities of Rajasthan, has its fair share of royal
history. Though the forts and palaces in the city were constructed by the
Jat and Rajput rulers, the place itself finds mention in the great war epic
of Mahabharata. It is believed that Bharatpur was the same place where the
Pandava brothers spent their years of exile. Some of the remains of that
period is still there in the Bharatpur museum for tourists to see.
However, today, Bharatpur is more renowned for its bird sanctuary.
» Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary -
Sanctuary is one of the finest places in India to view a large number of
residents as well as migratory birds. The park is also known as the Keoladeo
Ghana National Park and was created by the efforts of Maharaja of Bikaner.
The bird species that can be seen in the park include Cranes, Pelicans,
Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears,
Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits. Apart from the birds, other
attractions of the park are Pythons, Spotted Deer, Sambhars, Blue Bull,
Black Buck, Jackals, Otters, Fishing Cats and Monitor Lizards.
Back to Palace on Wheels
After a visit to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the tourists are brought
back to the Palace on Wheels which leaves for Agra at around 11.45 hrs.
Lunch is served on board.
Arrival In Agra
The Palace on Wheel arrives in Agra at around 15.30 hrs. Toruists are taken
to visit some of the most beautiful monuments in and around Agra.
is one of the most important cities in entire India. The history of this
place is unsurpassed by that of any other city in the world. Tourists from
far and wide come to this city to explore and view its splendid symbol of
love. Though, formally the city was laid down in the year 1495 by Badal
Singh, the place itself finds mention in Mahabharata as Agarban. Despite all
this, Agra got its share of fame and prestige only after Sikandar Lodhi made
it his capital. Later, when Babur occupied the throne, Agra was completely
transformed into a beautiful city of forts and monuments.
Post Lunch Sightseeing
» Fatehpur Sikri -
Fatehpur Sikri was built during
the reigns of Akbar and served as his capital for quiet a few years.
Fatehpur complex can be broadly divided into two parts - the palace complex
and the mosque complex. The palace complex consists of many structures
including the Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas and the Panch Mahal. The mosque
complex houses one of the largest mosques of the country - the Jama Masjid.
There is also the Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti, a highly revered Sufi
saint. A visit to this dargah is said to fulfill the wishes of childless
» Taj Mahal -
Taj Mahal, the great symbol of love
was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaj
Mahal. This white marble mausoleum stands on the banks of river Yamuna and
was built by the efforts of 20,000 artisans in 22 years. The beauty of the
Taj, especially is the moonlit night is such that it leaves the spectator
speechless. It can also be safely said that the Taj Mahal has been solely
responsible for putting Agra in the list of important places in the world.
Back To Palace on Wheels
After seeing the glorious monument of love, tourists are brought back to
the Palace on Wheels. The luxury trains departs for Delhi at 23.00 hrs.
Dinner on board.
Arrival In Delhi
The train arrives in Delhi at around 06.00 hrs next morning. Tourists
unboard the train and carry back wonderful memories of their journey to few
of the most enchanting cities of India. The royal and luxurios treatment
accorded to them on board of Palace on Wheels will stay in there memories