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Palace On Wheels


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Tour Length : 08 Days

Palace on Wheels makes you live up to the luxurious claims of Rajasthan and acquaint you with its royal charm and mysticism.

Finest delicacies are served during your travel journey and you get every kind of meal including traditional Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. The chef's special variety makes you lick your fingers.

What’s more, you can always enjoy your hard shots as well as there are ample of bar material available. A wide variety of scotch, wine, and cocktails is just for you to enjoy and enthrall your acquaintances.

Luxury or Comfort - Everything’s Excellent

Palace on Wheels is a luxury train, which lives up to the expectations offering excellent comfort while traveling the most beautiful vicinities of Rajasthan. ‘The Palace on Wheels’

Get in Touch with Vibrancy

Palace on wheels gets you in touch with the most vibrant journeys of Rajasthan. It promisingly makes you explore the charms of royal sand dunes, forts, and palaces. In fact, you feel extravagant, experience and live every moment with utmost joy and gaiety. All goes on a train!

Explore the Majestic Beauty

Explore like a king on Palace on Wheels, which has the capacity to evoke the perfect charm within you. Re-live the ancient royal glory of the magical royal past aptly that will make you go completely satisfied.

  • Palace on Wheels is among the top 10 luxury trains
  • Re-live the royal past and enjoy the best of Rajasthan
  • Get ready for that exquisite beauty and impression

Tour Destinations

Day 1 Delhi
Day 2 Jaipur
Day 3 Jaisalmer
Day 4 Jodhpur
Day 5 Sawai Madhopur
Day 6 Udaipur
Day 7 Bharatpur / Agra
Day 8 Delhi
 
Day 1 Wednesday Delhi - Journey of A Lifetime Begins .........

1600 Hours : Report Delhi Cantonment Railway Station and board on Palace On Wheels, The Maharaja train tour.
1830 Hours : Departure for a Week in Wonderland Tour..
2000 Hours : Dinner on board
Join the tour group for a day tour of New Delhi. Tour includes visit to the India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and more. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi where the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace on Wheels pulls out into the night ... for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan.

Day 2 Thursday Attraction - Jaipur

0200 Hours : Arrival in Jaipur
1930 Hours : Departure
The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II, in1727 A.D.

To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight kms. away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance. Shop for Jaipur’s famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets blue pottery and textiles. Near Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali - the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed prices.

Day 3 Friday Attraction - Jaisalmer

0815 Hours : Arrival in Jaisalmer.
2300 Hours : Departure
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156 A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwan-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are line examples of the stone carver's skill. Shop at Rajasthali-the only Rajasthan Govt. emporium, for the pattu shawls, mirror work & embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and curios. After lunch on board, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer. The train leaves for Jodhpur at Night.

Day 4 Saturday Attraction - Jodhpur

0700 Hours : Arrival in Jodhpur
1530 Hours : Departure
Next morning the Palace-on-Wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort.The grand palaces within Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and ties and dye fabrics.

Day 5 Sunday Attraction - Sawai Madhopur

Morning: Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary
0400 Hours : Arrival in Sawai Madhopur.
1030 Hours : Departure
ne can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace-on-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhore National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq. Kms. is home to more that 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous populations here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in daylight.

Attraction : Chittaurgarh Fort
1600 Hours: Arrival at Chittaurgarh.
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valour, scars of battles lost and won..........thrice-beseiged, Chittaurgarh fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honour and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.

Day 6 Monday Attraction - Udaipur

2000 Hours : Departure from Chittaurgarh.
he luxury coach will take you to Udaipur, the Lake City, the next morning. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559 A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream like marble palaces - The Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and The Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. After lunch at Lake Palace Hotel, a visit to the City palace is exhilarating. The luxury coach then takes you back to the Palace-on-Wheels at Chittaurgarh, thus winding up a day full of delights.

Day 7 Tuesday Attraction - Bharatpur, Agra

Morning: Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary
0630 Hours : Arrival
1145 Hours : Departure
Bharatpur Early next morning, the Palace arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, The nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.

Lunch : On Board
Attraction - Agra ( Taj Mahal )
1430 Hours Arrival
2300 Hours Departure
Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri-the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a muslim Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on from the Red Fort and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewelry.
After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Safdarjung Train Station, New Delhi at 6.00 hrs the next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

Day 8 Wednesday Delhi

0600 Hours : Arrival at Delhi Cantt
The next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

Coaches on the Palace of Wheels

You'll be delighted you chose to see Rajasthan by the Palace-On-Wheels. On board, you'll feel like an erstwhile monarch, travelling in regal splendour. Each Coach named after the erstwhile princely state. It has 4 twin-bedded chambers, thoughtfully decorated in ethnic Rajasthani décor. Channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower and wall-to-wall carpeting are some of the facilities to make you feel at home. Each saloon has personal attendants or Khidmatgars, who are at your beck and call to extend a courteous helping hand, should you need anything.

The Saloons

The names of the saloons are based on the princely states of Rajasthan - Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Bundi, Kota, Jhalawar, Dungarpur, Dholpur, Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Bikaner, Udaipur and Kishangarh.

The decor of each saloon has highlighted the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, paintings and furnishings. The ceiling in the lounge is of particular interest. Each coupe is different but the over all ambience of the decor of the saloons has been taken care of to provide continuity. Each saloon has cream yellow color on its exterior walls and bears the Coat of Arms (logo) of the erstwhile princely states.

Each saloon has 4 coupes (sleeping rooms) with attached bath and toilet. In every saloon, there is one saloon captain and 2 attendants to look after the personal needs of its guests. Each saloon has a mini pantry properly equipped to provide ready tea/coffee and snacks.

Interior Layout

Each saloon has 4 coupes (sleeping rooms) with attached toilet. In every saloon, there is one saloon captain valet and one attendant to look after the personal needs of its tourists. Each saloon has a mini pantry properly equipped to provide ready tea/coffee and snacks.

The Dining Cars

There are two dining cars in Palace on wheels, that have been tastefully decorated in the authentic Rajasthani style in this heritage train of Rajasthan. The Maharaja and Maharani restaurants have seating arrangement in groups of two and four near the windows. Continental and Indian cuisine are prepared by the master chef. Mouth-watering Rajasthani specialities are also served. The finger-licking food, together with the excellent hospitality, yields a perfect meal. Travelling by Palace on Wheels India is a delight that would surely fascinate you.

Lounge

At the end of each coach is a separate lounge where passengers can relax when they wish to move out of their bedrooms. Here they can unwind with a book or magazine, engage in conversation, or simply watch the panoramic vista of the great Indian country side.

The Bar

The Bar-cum-Lounge in Palace on Wheels, is furnished with period furniture to create the royal ambience. It is spacious and beautifully decorated. The bar is stocked with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. You can select from the finest collection of spirits and wines. From scotch to cocktails, Palace on wheels serves them all.

Bed Room

Each coach has four coupés, done in colors reminiscent of the state, and highlighted by its royal emblem. Two of the Coupes feature double beds while the other two have train beds. A third bed, for an additional person, or an accompanying child, is in the form of a fold-away bed on a higher tier. Each compartment has an attached bath with running hot/cold water and showers, built-in wardrobes, overhead and night lights, piped music, reading lights etc.

Restaurants

Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants; "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani" serve mount - watering Continental, Indian and Rajasthani cuisine that would definitely make way to your heart through your stomach. Shopping Certain handicrafts and other special items of Rajasthani origin can be bought while you visit the places covered by the Palace - on - Wheels and a Catalogue of typical Rajasthani items is also available on board.

Group Photograph

To cherish these special moments of glory and to remind you of these times when you walk down memory lane a few years from now, we take a group photograph which is given to you as a souvenir.

Mail Box

A mail box is provided on board, which discharges your mail with utmost care and efficiency.

Medical Aid

Your health, obviously tops the chart of our priority list. First aid is available on the train, whereas a doctor can be arranged on call at the very next station.

Indoor Games

Chess, Playing Cards, Chinese Checkers, Carrom Board and Crossword Puzzles are available.

Facilities ( Individual Facilities ) Accommodation

14 fully air conditioned deluxe salons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.

Luggage Collection

Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective salons without your worrying about it.

Arrival Kit

Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service.

Attendant Khidmatgar

An attendant or 'Khidmatgar' is always available at your service, to take care of your travel needs.

Meals

An exotic array of dishes to choose from - Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines are available on the Palace-On-Wheels.

Mineral Water

We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. Water is made available to you in its purest form. Mineral water is made available to you all through the journey.

Newspapers/Magazines

The leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.

Security

Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.

Toiletries

All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are provided in the train.

Wine

A complimentary bottle of fine Indian wine to the royal guests (per cabin), courtesy Palace-On-Wheels.

For Disabled Persons

There is special assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for manual assistance.

Palace on Wheels Price

The Palace on Wheels fare for different categories of occupancy is discussed in detail as follows for your kind perusal. The India luxury train Palace on Wheels offer three types of occupancy - Single occupancy, twin sharing and triple sharing. The Palace on Wheels prices as mentioned below are based on per person per night basis. Along with the tariff of the Palace on Wheels, the terms & conditions, and booking & cancellation policy are also discussed in detail. The below mentioned rates and charges of Palace on Wheels are valid till April 2015. Special seasonal departures may include additional costs.

Palace on Wheels tariff plan for peak season of 2014-15

Occupancy Type Jan 2014 to March 2015
(Per person per night)
Single occupancy USD 770
Twin sharing USD 575
Triple sharing USD 520

Palace on Wheels Tariff plan for the lean season of 2014-15

Occupancy Type April & Sept, 2014 & April 2015
(Per person per night)
Single occupancy USD 575
Twin sharing USD 430
Triple sharing USD 390

Terms & Conditions

  • Children below the age of 5 years can travel with a 10% of charge of the total cost of the journey. For children in the age group of 5 to 12 years, half of the journey cost will be charged. At the time of issuance of tickets, age proof certificate of the child/children needs to be furnished.
  • For special festive departures like Christmas (25th December) and New Year (1st January), a surcharge of 10% will be added on the total fare of the Palace on Wheels train tour.
  • On total journey price of Palace on Wheels, Service Tax @3.09% will be applicable.
  • Against the payment of commercial taxes, USD 15 will be charged per pax in addition to the tariff.
  • The above mentioned tariff is subject to change without a prior notification.

Inclusions/Exclusions

The fare of Palace on Wheels covers the following -

Travel, catering, conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments/parks/palaces, cultural programs, camel ride at Jaisalmer, boat ride at Udaipur and rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.

The fare of Palace on Wheels doesn't cover the following -

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Booking Policy

For the fully independent travelers (FITs)

50% of the tariff at the time of the confirmation of the booking.
Remaining 50% of the tariff needs to be paid 60 days prior to departure.

For group tours

50% of the tariff while confirming the booking.
Remaining 50% of the tariff 75 days prior to the journey.

Cancellation Policy

In case of travelers want to cancel the tour, they need to intimate Palace on Wheels via fax or e-mail. The refund of the money is solely based upon the number of days left for the departure of the train :

For the fully independent travelers (FITs)-

In case cancellation is made 60 days prior to departure, 95% of ticket value will be refunded.
In case cancellation is made 30-59 days prior to departure, 80% of the ticket value will be refunded.
If the travelers made the cancellation in less than 30 days before departure, 0% of ticket value will be refunded.

In case of group tours -

90% of ticket value will be returned if the tour is cancelled 60 days prior to departure.
0% of the ticket value will be returned in case the cancellation is made 0 to 59 days before departure.