Palace on Wheels takes you to Jodhpur on its 6thday tour and while the city is dotted with several historical spots, this luxury train adds a different flavor to your trip with the below activities.
Palace on Wheels reaches Jodhpur at about 7 in the morning and as you dis-embark the train after a heart filled breakfast, the soft rays of the sun welcome you to the city of the Thar Desert. Your first destination is the Mehrangarh Fort; one of the largest and most well-maintained forts of the country.
Mehrangarh castle withholds mysteries and gallant tales of the Rajput clan and the same is prominent through the symbol of cannon balls and small handprints of women who performed Johar to save their honor when the royal troop was defeated. There are several palaces within the fort, which includes the glittering Moti Mahal, crystalline Seesh Mahal and architectural efficacies of Phool Mahal, DaulatKhana, and SilehKhana.
Leave the fort to visit the white edifice of Jaswant Thada, often known as the Taj Mahal of Rajasthan. These royal cenotaphs are the abode for peace seeking hearts.
While Palace on Wheels provides you with the best cuisines of Rajasthan and the world at its royal kitchen, today you get to experience the authentic dining style of the Rajput clan at one of the premium palace turned hotels of the city. Experience the heart warmth hospitality of the locals while relishing spicy lalmaas with steaming hot rice, kher sangria with handmade chapatis and dal baatichurma as authentic Rajasthani desserts. Don’t be surprised if you find pigeons flying away as you open the lid of a bowl as it is one of the royal customs of Rajasthan.
Shop till you drop
Palace on Wheels waits for you while you are busy filling your bags with antiques and souvenirs from the local markets. From embroidered leather shoes to silver jewelry, from boutique apparels to handcrafted boxes, the bazaars of Jodhpur are treasures of handicrafts. Before returning to the train you can even entertain yourself with puppet shows or adorn your hands with beautiful mehandi designs.
Spot Black Bucks
Palace on Wheels arranges for air-conditioned cars with English speaking guides to help you get to know the places well. While travelling to and fro from the train you can be lucky enough to spot black bucks, one of the most endangered species of deer in the world. Stop and click snaps, as this is one of the life experiences.
Check out the blue houses
While known as Blue City for the blue colored houses of Jodhpur, now it is definitely tough to find out a truly blue colored house in Jodhpur. The expert guides take you through the serpentine local markets and lanes near the Clock Tower, where you can truly find the “Blue Houses.”
Last but not the least, after a long day trip, Palace on Wheels is there to rejuvenate you with Ayurveda massages and a hot cup of high-quality beverage or a chilled beer, as per your need. So why wait? Book your seat today on Palace on Wheels to enjoy a soulful trip just not of Jodhpur but of Rajasthan as a whole.