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Palace on Wheels


Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

The luxurious Palace on Wheels offers 7 Nights/ 8 Days tour, soaked in luxury and royalty to the hilt. The train starts from Delhi on every Wednesday of the week.


India Gate, Delhi

Day 01: Wednesday: Delhi

Embark on your royal journey on the Palace on Wheels from Delhi Cant. railway station at 17:45 hrs. Honours its guests with a warm and traditional welcome. Enjoy delicious dinner on board at 20:00 hrs.


Day 02: Thursday: Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan at 02:00 hrs. Receive a royal welcome with elephants and a Shehnai recitation. Jaipur is a fascinating city planned according to Vaastu Shastra by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 A.D. Enjoy lunch at the famed Rambagh Palace Hotel. Visit the mesmerizing Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort and the City Palace. Return to Palace on Wheels at around 18:30 hrs. Dinner on board. The train departs at 19:30 for Jaisalmer.


Day 03: Sunday: Sawai Madhopur

Arrive in Sawai Madhopur at 04:00 hrs. Tourists from across the globe come here to visit its renowned Ranthambore National Park. Famous for tigers, the park provides shelter to a variety of wildlife species. The other attraction is Ranthambore Fort. After sightseeing return to the train and head towards Chittaurgarh at 10:30 hrs.
Reach Chittaurgarh, the indomitable city, at 15:30 hrs. The city is dominated by the fortified Chittaurgarh Fort, the largest fort of India. It reverberates with history of heroism and bravery. Visit the fort, Vijay Stambh(Tower of Victory) and the Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame). Leave for Udaipur.


Day 04: Monday: Udaipur

Arrive in Udaipur at 15:30 hrs., a beautiful city founded in the year 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh. Popularly known as the "city of lakes and palaces", Udaipur is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities of India. Visit the arresting Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir and Lake Palace. Relish your lunch at Lake Palace Heritage hotel. Post lunch, visit the enchanting City Palace.


Jaisalmer Fort

Day 05: Friday: Jaisalmer

Arrive in Jaisalmer, the Golden City famous for its fort and havelis, at around 08:15 hrs. It was established in 1156 by Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. Visit the stunning Patwon ki haveli and Nathmalji ki haveli, the architectural masterpieces. Post lunch, enjoy camel safari in the unfathomable sand dunes. Have a good time watching the cultural programmes at a hotel in the city. Relish your dinner on the sand dunes under the moonlit sky. Return to the train. The train, at 23:00 hrs, continues its journey to the next halt, Jodhpur.


Day 06: Saturday: Jodhpur

Arrive in Jodhpur, a wonderful city nestled on the foothills of a sandstone hill. An oasis in the desert, Jodhpur is a fortified city with high stonewall pierced with seven gates. Visit its attractions - Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. Enjoy a royal lunch at the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Return to the Palace on Wheels. The train leaves at 15:30 hrs for Sawai Madhopur.


Day 07: Tuesday: Bharatpur-Agra

Arrive in Bharatpur at 06:30 hrs. Post breakfast, explore the wilderness of the world famous Bharatpur National Park. Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Park is a home to an amazing variety of birds, both resident and migratory. Apart from avian species, it also houses a variety of other wildlife species. Depart Bharatpur at 11:45 for Agra.
Arrive Fatehpur Sikri at 14:30 hrs. Visit its famous attraction- Mosque and Tomb of Salim Chishti ( a Muslim Sufi saint) built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Post lunch at a hotel in Agra, visit the incredible Taj Mahal. It is one of the seven wonders of the world, symbolizing eternal love. Beautifully located on the banks of River Yamuna, it was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Dinner on board.


Day 08: Wednesday: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at Delhi Cant. railway station at 6:00 hrs. Breakfast on board. This marks the end of your royal journey, leaving you with a record of golden memories.

Schedule

The luxurious Palace on Wheels starts its journey on every Wednesday of the week from Delhi Cant Railway Station. The train is in operation only during September to April every year. To maintain its high standards, the train requires a lot of maintenance and renovation. So during rest of the months it does not operate.

Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Janaury 2016 6, 13, 20, 27 September*, 2016 7, 14 , 21 , 28
Feburary 2016 3, 10, 17, 24 October, 2016 5 , 12 , 19, 26
March 2016 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November, 2016 2, 9, 16 , 23 , 30
April* 2016 6, 13, 20, 27 December, 2016 7, 14, 21, 28

Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
January, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25 September*, 2017 6 , 13 , 20 , 27
February, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22 October, 2017 4 , 11 , 18, 25
March, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November, 2017 1, 8, 15 , 22 , 29
April*, 2017 5, 12, 19, 26 December, 2017 6, 13, 20, 27

Jan 2018 to Apr 2018
January, 2018 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
March, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
April*, 2018 4, 11, 18, 25

Tariff

Valid from Season 2016-17 & 2018

Occupancy Type
Sept 2016 & 2017 Apr 2017 & 2018
(Oct 2016 & March 2017 to March 2017 & 2018)
Single
US$ 650 Per Night
US$ 865 Per Night
Double
US$ 500 Per Person Per Night
US$ 650 Per Person Per Night
Triple
US$ 450 Per Person Per Night
US$ 575 Per Person Per Night

Prices in INR for Indian National
Occupancy Type
Sept 2016 & 2017 and Apr 2017 & 2018
(Oct 2016 & 2017 to March 2017 & 2018
Single
INR 39000 per night
INR 51900 per night
Double
INR 30000 per person per night
INR 39000 per person per night
Triple
INR 27000 per person per night
INR 34500 per person per night

10% of the tariff for the children upto 5 years of age.
Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age.
(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)

Please note :-

  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
  • @ 3.09% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Palace on Wheels.
  • US$ 15 per pax per trip shall be charged against the payment of commercial taxes in addition to the tariff.
  • No charter can be booked during X-Mas & New Year period.
  • Tariff Subject to change without notice.

The Tariff includes :
Tariff is inclusive of travel/ catering/ conducted sightseeing/ entrance fee at monuments/ parks/ palaces/ cultural programs/ camel ride at Jaisalmer/ boat ride at Udaipur/ rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.

The Tariff does not include:
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Booking Policy
In case of FITs:

  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to The Luxury Trains. On cancellation, refund will be made. Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows.

In case of FITs

  • 5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
  • 20% of ticket value between 59 to 30 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value between less than 30 days prior to departure.

In case of Group

  • 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.

Facilities

Royal Accommodation
For a majestic experience, the train offers 14 fully air conditioned deluxe saloons named after the princely states of Rajasthan. Each saloon has 4 cabins fitted with bath and shower, intercom, channel music, satellite phones, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities. Adorned like a palace, the saloons offer a truly royal experience.


Attendant
To take care of your every need, an attendant or 'Khidmatgar' is available at your service round the clock.


Restaurants
Done to perfection, the two restaurants namely “The Maharaja” and "The Maharani" serve lip-smacking Rajasthani, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine.


Bar
Well stocked with Indian and international brands of alcohol, the bar remains open round the clock.


Lounge
Each coach has an attached well maintained lounge for passengers to enjoy their leisure. Each lounge provides amenities like colour TV, CD player, news papers, magazines and other books.


The Bazaar
The train also offers "The Bazaar" (a shop) where you can shop for a variety of handicrafts.
To make your stay comfortable, the other facilities and services provided on board are laundry services, barbershop, beauty parlours, indoor games, medical aid, mailbox, luggage collection, arrival kit, mineral water etc.
The train also offers special assistance for disabled persons. Wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant are provided for assistance.



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