PALACE ON WHEELS

Welcome on board The Palace On Wheels on its charming imperial excursion through the past of the recent Maharajas.

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, two dining coaches.

Facilities

The Coaches ::
The 14 coaches are named after previous 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, and 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 exceptionally 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 ::

The Palace on Wheels has been renovated to a great extent. The stylistic theme in the cabins, bar lounge have been changed, remembering the generally tasteful yet advanced, Palace on Wheels. Toilets have been revamped and are kept up shimmering clean. 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 a day voyage through New Delhi. The tour includes visit to the highly popular India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be dropped at the Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi where the visitors are given a warm, customary welcome before the Palace on Wheels makes it wy out into the night for a week-long extravagant journey through entrancing Rajasthan.

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

    The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well-planned urban areas of of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, prominently known as the Pink City, was established by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D.
    To travel around the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is an exceptional five-storeyed building along the primary road of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and fragile nectar brushed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight km away, where a ride on decorated elephant adds to the royal feel. Shop for Jaipur’s acclaimed jewellery, handicrafts, floor coverings, blue stoneware and textiles. Near Ajmeri Gate is found Rajasthali – the chief Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling good quality genuine handicrafts at fixed costs.
    After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are set for the City Palace- home of the recent illustrious family. Right across the street from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the biggest observatory accomplished by the Sawai Jai Singh II. Then is the time tol take you 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 author 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 for watching and capturing the actions and activities of the tiger. This covering a region of 392 sq km is home to more than 300 types of birds, animals such as tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those forming the carnivor population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its ethnic ornamentations and outfits. After returning to the Palace on Wheels, the train leaves for Chittaurgarh.
    After lunch on board, you are in Chittaurgarh. Pictures of affection and valor; scars of fights lost and won- thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all of this and so much more.

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

    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.

  • 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

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

NOTE :

  • 10% Holiday Surcharge is Extra for Xmas Eve, New Year Eve departs (viz.21, 28 Dec 2016 departs; 20, 27 Dec 2017 Departs)
  • Taxes will be Charged Extra-as applicable on date of journey (Taxes as on 1st Jan 2016 – 4% Government Service Tax+ 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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