Day 3 - Friday, Swai Madhopur
Day 3 - Friday, Swai Madhopur
Arrival 5.30 AM Departure 10.30 AM
Sawai Madhopur The Ranthambhore tiger reserve at junction of the Aravali and the Vindhyas is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur.
A 1000 year old Ranthambhore Fort of great historical importance atop a high hill stand tall remain of the historical part cenotaphs, tombs, stepped well, summer palace etc, have all merged harmoniously in to the sprawling forest.
Three big lakes- Padam Talav, Malik Talav and Raj bag- are alike turquoises studded in the vast tract. Though a delicate eco system, Ranthambhore is dynamic in the diversity and density of fauna it supports.Tiger at the apex of the food chain lords over the kingdom in a subtle way solitary by nature. It operates with stealth. Quite naturally tiger sighting are always a matter of chance, though evidences of its activities are equally exciting other then tigers you may have opportunity to see 24 different species of mammals, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar, Indian Gazel, Jungal cat, Panthers, Jackal, Hynas Rarely sloth bears, also almost 300 different kind of birds.
The break fast is to be served in Hotel Vinayak in peace and tranquility-Return back to Palace on Wheels.
Lunch on Board.
Enjoy the afternoon on train as it travels the lush green country side before arriving to Chittorgarh.
New Arrangement from this Season.
1. Sightseeing of Jhoomar Baori- It was a hunting loudge of Jaipur ruler Sawai Madho Singh. The best location to take picture of the forest.
2. Visit to Jogi Mahal-A former forest guest house from where you can view the picturesque scenery of Padam Talab.
3. Leisurely Break Fast at Vinayak Hotel at lush green lawns along with fresh aroma of the jungle trees.
Arrival 4.00 PM Departure 2.00 AM
Chittorgarh Fort is considered as the largest fort of India, built by various Mauriyan rulers during 5th to 8th century period, this for covers an area of 680 acres most of the structures in side the fort premises are in ruins. But a glimpses at this giant abodes of Rajput still fills on with thrill. The fort is accessible after ceremony seven gates. Rana Kumbha palace and Padamini Palace in the fort are considered as master pieces of Rajput architecture Padmini Palace had been the residence of beautiful queen Rani Padmini.
In the year 1313 Alaudhin Khilji after knowing about the beauty of the queen attack on the fort. But the Rani performed Johar (Taking once own life by fire).The victory tower built by Maharana Kumbha in the memory of victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujrat in 15th Century. This tower is the symbolic identity of Chittorgarh. Sound and light programme at fort.
New Arrangement for this Season.
1. Light & Sound show at fort.
2. Dinner at Panna Hotel (it is named after the forstermother of mewar ruler named Panna Dhai who saved the life prince by scerified her own son) there you can enjoy with cultural programme, music & Bar-Be-Que.