Palace on Wheels

Embark on this luxury train journey through Rajasthan as the Maharajas did - by private train.  Our journey begins in Delhi , and as we settle down to an appetizing dinner , the palace on......

At a Glance

Experience the regal sojourn with leisure travel across the brave lands of Rajputana on `Palace on Wheels ` In sheer opulence and comfort, the heritage train offers a pristine historical experience that will just make memories linger. As the whistles of the luxury train blows and the wheels roll down the tracks, the travellers witness the true colours of Rajasthan portrayed by amazing architecture, fascinating festivals, scintillating sports, high adrenaline adventure, centurion craft and age old tradition.

It is designed and embroidered in a contemporary royal style to experience the existing regal luxury, taste a slice of royalty and enjoy a royal feast on board, where every moment is woven together into an everlasting and immemorial experience to be lived and cherished forever.

Discover the adventurous escapades to the wilds of Ranthambore, visit to the magical destination of Udaipur, perceive the intriguing sagas of forts and palaces of Jaipur and see the wonder of the world at Agra.

The `Palace on Wheels ` is a joint venture of the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., supported by the Development of Tourism (Government of India).

About the Train

The Train

There are 39 deluxe saloons and 2 super-deluxe saloons on the train and they are allocated to Single and Double occupancies. The number of passengers really depends on the occupancies sold in that departure, The train can accommodate 80 passager on any fully-booked tour.

The Cabins

The suites have been named after the two precious stones, Emerald and Diamond. The saloons have been designed with channel music system and there is a special safe in all the saloons to store your valuables. The saloons have been created in three different themes in hues of exquisite jewels, Ruby, Sapphire and Pearl.

Facilities

DINING AND BAR— Sheesh Mahal has been adorned with splendid floor lamps and crystal pelmets; the entire restro-bar is made of wood and crystal. The Swarn Mahal, has been planned around a theme of gold and brass. The fully equipped bar on the train serves selected brands on Aperitif, Malt, Whisky, Scotch, Rum, Vodka, Cognac, Wines and Champagne. These premium delights have been put to serve your palette better. This lifestyle spa will provide relaxation and wellness solutions on board with personal care products for hair, skin and body. The well-equipped spa will offer various massages and therapies and revitalizing solutions amidst royal ambience.

 

Days and Nights:8 days and 7 nights

Places covered:  New Delhi - Jaipur - SawaiMadhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra – Delhi.

Day 1 - Wednesday - New Delhi 

Guests will be reaching at the Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station around 4:00 pm. They will be given a warm welcome in a traditional Indian style. They will be escorted to their respective luxurious cabins where they will make relax themselves and be comfortable. The first leg of the journey will start towards Jaipur. Dinner will be served on board with overnight stay.

Day 2 – Thursday – Jaipur

Next day, early morning guests will be reaching Jaipur which is one of the well planned historical cities of the world of its time. It is the capital of Rajasthan and is also known as the Pink City which was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 A.D. After breakfast guests will proceed towards Hawa Mahal which is also known as Palace of Winds. It is a five-storey building on the main street of the old city in pink splendour with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. Later the guests will be visiting the Amber Fort situated at a height. Elephant ride will be available to climb up the distance.

Return back to the train where dinner will be served and overnight stay.

Day 3 – Friday – SawaiMadhopur and Chittorgarh

As the journey continues to its 3rd day, guests will be arriving at Sawai Madhopur. Breakfast will be served on board and later they will be visiting Ranthambore National Park. They will be enjoying the jungle safari where they will be coming across and watching more than 300 species of birds and more particularly the tigers, hyena, jackal and fox which constitutes the carnivorous population here. Ranthambore National Park is mainly famous for its tigers which can be sighted during the months November to May. Later, return back to the Palace on Wheels and proceed the journey towards Chittorgarh. In the evening guests will reach Chittorgarh. They will be visiting the Chittorgarh Fort which still revives the stories of Rajputana valour. Evening tea accompanied by a beautiful light & sound show will be arranged at the Fort.

Return back to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 – Saturday – Udaipur

Breakfast will be served to the guests in the morning. Palace on Wheels have now reached Udaipur. This city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar. Guests will be visiting the two most famous and beautiful sites of Udaipur i.e., the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. Later in the afternoon guests will have their lunch at a Five Star Hotel and proceed towards the floating beauty of the City Palace.


Return back to the train where dinner will be served and overnight stay.
 

Day 5 – Sunday – Jaisalmer

Guests will reach Jaisalmer early morning and breakfast will be served on board. They will be visiting Jaisalmer Fort which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort is entered through a forbidding series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard. In the evening they will also be visiting the Thar Desert for Camel joy ride & sunset photo shoot opportunity. Later enjoy cultural program & dinner at a 5-star hotel.

Return back to the Palace on Wheels for overnight stay.

Day 6 – Monday – Jodhpur

Next morning the Palace-on-Wheels will be in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. It is the second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. which is also known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. Here guests will be visiting the grand palaces such as -Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Later in the afternoon after lunch at the Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-Wheels. Guests can rest and in the evening get ready for on board dinner. Overnight stay on board.

Day 7 – Tuesday – Bharatpur / Agra

Bharatpur
In the morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives 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. Return back to the train, the journey proceeds towards Agra.
Agra
Upon arrival at Agra, visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal which is 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 jewellery. Return back to Palace on Wheels where dinner will be served on overnight stay.

Day 8 – Wednesday – Delhi

In the morning guests have now arrived at Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast will be served and all the check-out formalities will be done. Journey comes to an end here.
 

Departure Dates

 

Palace on Wheels operates weekly tours to the princely state of Rajasthan from September to April every year. The train departs every Wednesday from Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi and after taking the guests to the majestic cities and towns of Rajasthan concludes its weeklong journey in Delhi itself. Here's detailed view of the Palace on Wheels departure schedule for the 2017 and 2018

Schedule For the Season October 2018 to April 2019 are as follows:

Depart Ex Delhi 2018 2019
January 03, 10, 17, 25, 31 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
February 07, 14, 21, 28 06, 13, 20, 27
March 07, 14, 21, 28 06, 13, 20, 27
April 04, 11, 18, 25  03, 10, 17, 24
September 05, 12, 19, 26 -
October 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 -
November 07, 14, 21, 28 -
December 05, 12, 19, 26 -
 

Tariff

Valid from October 2018 to March 2019

Occupancy Type

Cost per cabin (extra taxes)

Triple bedded cabin (twin + bunker)

US$ 12075 for 3 persons + taxes

Double bedded cabin

US$ 9,100 for 2 persons + taxes

Single occupancy cabin

US$ 6,055 per person + taxes

 

Valid for April 2018 and September 2018

Occupancy Type

Cost per cabin (extra taxes)

Triple bedded cabin (twin + bunker)

US$ 9450 for 3 persons + taxes

Double bedded cabin

US$ 7000 for 2 persons + taxes

Single occupancy cabin

US$ 4550 per person + taxes

 

Please Note:

• 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year. 
• 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 can be changed without any 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.

$ 3150per person
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights

Route :Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Season : September to April - Every Wednesday

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