PALACE ON WHEELS

Get aboard The Palace On Wheels and ready yourself for a charming imperial excursion through the past and splendour of the great Maharajas of Rajasthan.

Despite the fact that circumstances are different and the world has changed, the Palace On Wheels reminds you of imperial days, the kind, just the Maharajas of yesteryears could have sustained and delighted in.

The stunning and exclusive Palace on Wheels has lavish accommodation from one corner to another with well-stocked bar and two dining coaches.

Facilities

The Coaches
The 14 coaches are named after former Rajput states in line with the style and decor of the regal era. Each cabin has a mini pantry and a lounge that guarantees the availability of various kinds of hot and cold beverage, snacks and a place to relax and get together.
Rooms
14 completely ventilated luxurious saloons, each a mix of 4 twin-bedded chambers with channel music, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, intercom, wall to wall carpeting and other basic amenities. The furniture with its decorated themes has been exclusively made for the Palace on Wheels.
Restaurants
The train has two incredible restaurants “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” with a Rajasthani ambiance serving palate tickling Continental, Chinese, India and Rajasthani cuisines.
Bar
The train has well stocked bar offering the choicest of spirits of Indian and worldwide brands. Every coach also offers a great collection of books for reading.

 

Other Facilities

Each saloon lounge has been furnished with TV and a DVD player. A satellite telephone is available to connect you to any place from the train.

Tour Itinerary

  • DAY 01 : New Delhi
    Wednesday Tour Begins : 09.30 hrs.

    Join the tour group for morning sight-seeing of New Delhi. The tour includes visit to India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and more. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be dropped at the Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi and guided to your train, the Palace on wheels, where the visitors are given a warm-customary welcome.

  • DAY 02 : Jaipur
    Thursday Arrival 02.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs

    The first stop of is Jaipur, one of the most well-planned urban areas of its time. Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is the capital city of Rajasthan and was established by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II, in 1727.

    Travel around the city in an air-conditioned coach that takes you to Hawa-Mahal, a palace famous for its architectural design that allows cool air currents to flow though the palace providing respite from Jaipur’s blistering summer heat, followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight km away, where a ride on a decorated Indian elephant adds to the royal experience.Next, we take a small stop at Rajasthali – the chief Rajasthan Govt. Emporium- selling authentic good quality handicrafts at fixed prices where you can shop for Jaipur’s acclaimed jewellery, handicrafts, floor coverings, blue stoneware and textiles.

    After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are set for the visit to the City Palace- museum cum royal residence of the first family of Jaipur. Right across the street from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, a medieval-age observatory that houses the world’s largest stone sundial. After exploring Jantar Mantar, you head back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30 pm. Supper on Board.

  • DAY 03 : Sawai Madhopur & Chittaurgarh
    Friday Arrival 05.30 hrs. (Sawai Madhopur) and 16.00 hrs (Chittaurgarh)

    One can practically sense an existence of the wild, as the Palace on Wheels touches base in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is organized to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are found the remains of a 10th-century fort. This is said to be the nation’s best national park for watching the Indian tiger pursue its its daily activities in the wild. The region covers an area of 392 sq km and is home to more than 300 types of animals and birds such as tiger, leopard, hyena, jackal and fox are among those forming the carnivore population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its ethnic ornamentation and outfits. After returning to the Palace on Wheels, the train leaves for Chittaurgarh.
    After lunch on board, you reach Chittaurgarh. Chittaurgarh, a town that was thrice-besieged by the Mughals, evokes pictures of affection and valor, and scars of fights lost and won can be seen at Chittaurgarh Fort.

  • DAY 04 : Udaipur
    Saturday Arrival 08.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs

    The train reaches Udaipur, the Lake City at 8:00 AM. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar in 1559 A.D. The two most delightful sites of the Udaipur city are the fantasy-like marble Royal residences- the Jag Niwas (Lake Royal residence) and the Jag Mandir, which seem to ascend from the mighty blue waters of the beautiful Lake Pichhola. After lunch, a visit to City Palace is rejoicing. At evening, visit the precious stone exhibition. Later continue to Jaisalmer on board Palace on Wheels

  • DAY 05 : Jaisalmer
    Sunday Arrival at 09.15 hrs. Departure at 23.45 hrs

    In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, established by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fortress is an incredible sight, towering eminently over the city. Find the carefully latticed Havelis or houses with their fabulous exteriors. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are some excellent examples of the stone carver’s ability.

    Shop at Rajasthali-the central Rajasthan Govt. emporium, for fine pattu shawls, mirror work, weaved articles, wooden boxes, knickknacks, silver jewellery and doodads. After lunch on board, go for an energizing camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam.

    Later enjoy your dinner and the cultural programs at the hotel in Jaisalmer and then return to Palace on Wheels.The train leaves for Jodhpur.

  • DAY 06 : Jodhpur
    Monday Arrival 07.00 hrs.

    Next morning the Palace on wheels enters Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone divider with seven gates and a few bastions. This second biggest city of Rajasthan, established by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its stone strong Mehrangarh Fort. The excellent royal residences inside Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are outstanding examples of architectural marvel. Near the fort complex is the Jaswant Thada where there are a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.

    While in Jodhpur, look for the impeccable carefully assembled articles including the well-known breaches, weaved shoes, metal knick-knacks, flatware, works of art and tie and dye fabrics.

    After having lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the Palace on Wheels.

  • DAY 07 : Bharatpur
    Tuesday Arrival 05.00hrs. Departure 08.45 hrs

    the Palace on Wheels touches base in the morning in Bharatpur, the capital of the courageous Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast, pay a visit to the world’s renowned bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the settling spot of a huge number of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, transient Water Fowl and various other species of fowls.

  • DAY 07 : Agra
    Tuesday Arrival 10.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs

    Agra is known primarily for its awe-inspiring marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work at the Taj, leather goods, shoes and ornaments.

    Reach Fatehpur Sikri – the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex situated in Agra. Inside is a mosque made by the Mughal Emperor Akbar which is dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Muslim Sufi- a saint who blessed him with a child. After lunch, proceed from the Red Fort to visit Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. An unblemished landmark of undying adoration. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

    After dinner on board and a decent night’s rest, arrive at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi at 6 am the following morning and let the wonderful recollections of the previous week remain in your thoughts for a long, long time.

Departure Dates & Rates

2016

Month Dates Cabin Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
sept 07,14,21,28 Month US$ 4,550 Rs. 2,73,000/- US$ 7,000 Rs 4,20,000/- US$ 9450 Rs 5,67,000/-
Oct 05,12,19,26 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
Nov 02,09,16,23,30 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
Dec 07,14,21*,28* Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-

2017

Month Dates Cabin Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
Jan 04,11,18,25 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
Feb 01,08,15,22 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
March 01,08,15,22,29 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
April 05,12,19,26 Month US$ 4,550 Rs. 2,73,000/- US$ 7,000 Rs 4,20,000/- US$ 9450 Rs 5,67,000/-
May 2017 to August 2017 No Operations
Sept 06,13,20,27 Month US$ 4,550 Rs. 2,73,000/- US$ 7,000 Rs 4,20,000/- US$ 9450 Rs 5,67,000/-
Oct 04,11,18,25 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
Nov 01,08,15,22,29 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
Dec 06,13,20*,27* Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-

2018

Month Dates Cabin Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
Jan 03,10,17,24,31 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
Feb 07,14,21,28 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
March 07,14,21,28 Month US$ 6,055 Rs. 3,63,300/- US$ 9,100 Rs. 5,46,000/- US$ 12,075 Rs. 7,24,500/-
April 04,11,18,25 Month US$ 4,550 Rs. 2,73,000/- US$ 7,000 Rs 4,20,000/- US$ 9450 Rs 5,67,000/-

2019

Month Dates Cabin Price
Sep 18,25 Month Contact for Best Price
Oct 02,09,16,23,30 Month Contact for Best Price
Nov 06,13,20,27 Month Contact for Best Price
Dec 04,11,18,25 Month Contact for Best Price

2020

Month Dates Cabin Price
Jan 01,08,15,22,29 Month Contact for Best Price
Feb 05,12,19,26 Month Contact for Best Price
March 04,11,18,25 Month Contact for Best Price
April 01,08,15,22,29 Month Contact for Best Price

NOTE :

  • 10% Holiday Surcharge is Extra for Xmas Eve, New Year Eve departs
  • GST will be Charged Extra-as applicable on date of journey (GST + US$ 15 per person Commercial Tax extra)
  • Maximum 3 persons>5 years can be accommodated in one cabin
  • Child< 05 years of age are charged 10% of adult tax, but NOT provided Bed
  • Child< 12 years are charged 50% of adult tax, sharing cabin with adult.
  • Foreign Passport holders with OCI cards, pay according to US$ tariff
  • Total journey is for 7 Nights- but an option to book for minimum 5 nights New Delhi/Jodhpur Part journey & PAY ACCORDINGLY

7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour Includes : 

  • Overnight travel & stay in leisure train with AC Sleeping chambers having private attached bathroom
  • Pre-paid group excursions & sightseeing tours in AC buses with services of English speaking Guide & monument entrance fee.
  • Bed Tea along with Daily 3 meals (viz. breakfast, lunch & dinner)& bottled drinking water.
  • Entrance & Camera Fee at Monuments & Wild Life Reserves
  • Jungle Excursion in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve by 15-seater open to air Canters.
  • Elephant joy ride in the city of Jaipur, Sound & Light Show at Chittor Fort, Boat joy ride in Udaipur, Camel joy ride at famous Sam sand dunes, Cultural Program with dinner in Jaisalmer, Cycle Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur Bird sanctuary.
  • Complimentary use of sharing dongle for wi-fi connections.

The cost does not include :

  • Consumption of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Video camera fees at monuments & wildlife reserves
  • Laundry;Use of Spa facilities; tips & gratuity; porter fees; tour insurance & all other expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa arrangements for India; hotel arrangements & local tour in New Delhi.

 

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