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Home :|: Luxury Trains in India :|: Palace On Wheels Train Tour

Palace On Wheels Train Tour

Tour Map
The Palace on Wheels comprises of 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, equipped with world class amenities to enhance the pleasure of travelling. The train has two lavish restaurants "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani" with a Rajasthani ambience serving Continental, Chinese, India and Rajasthani cuisines. The train also boasts of a well stocked bar offering the choicest of sprits of Indian and international brands. Each coach also offers a good collection of books to choose from. The decor in the saloons, bar lounge has been changed, keeping in mind the traditionally aesthetic yet modern, Palace on Wheels. Toilets have been redone and are maintained sparkling clean. Each saloon lounge has been equipped with color television and a CD player. A satellite phone is on the way to make you communicate anywhere in the world from the train.

Tour Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered : New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Day 01 : New Delhi
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station 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. Reporting Time 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.

Day 02 : Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur The first stop of the 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 Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 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 storied building a one 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 where elephant ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a Five Star Hotel followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory.
Arrival 03.00 hrs. Departure 23.30 hrs.

Day 03- Friday : Sawai Madhopur
One 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 Ranthambhor 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 than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rate, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its excusive 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 the daylight. Arrival 05.30 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs.

Day 03- Friday : Chittaurgarh
Chittaurgarh FortAfter lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur. Arrival 16.00 hrs. Departure 02.00 hrs (next day i.e. on saturday)

Day 4 - Saturday : Udaipur
Udaipur, the Lake City, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven way by the Mughals, in 1559A.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 a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the City Palace.
Arrival 08:00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.

Day 5 - Sunday : Jaisalmer
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal,in 1 1 56 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, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill.Shop for fine pattu shawls ,mirror work and 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 porgramme at a Five Star hotel. Arrival 09.15 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs.

Day 6 - Monday : Jodhpur
Umaid Bhavan Palace, JodhpurIn 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 handicraft articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.
Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.

Day 7 - Tuesday : Bharatpur / Agra / Bharatpur
In the morning, the Palace on Wheels 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.
Arrival 05.00 hrs.Departure 08:45 hrs.

Day 8 - Wednesday : Delhi
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time. Arrival 04.00 hrs.


Palace on Wheels Schedule for the Sep 2014 to April 2015

Month Departure Dates
Sep-14 03, 10, 17, 24
Oct-14 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Nov-14 05, 12, 19, 26
Dec-14 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jan-15 07, 14, 21, 28
Feb-15 04, 11, 18, 25
Mar-15 04, 11, 18, 25
Apr-15 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Tariff

Palace on Wheels - 2014-2015
Tariff per person per night*
Tour Itinerary : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Departure : Every Wednesday

Destination Covered :
New Delhi > Jaipur > Sawai Madhopur > Chittaurgarh > Udaipur > Jaisalmer > Jodhpur > Bharatpur > Agra > New Delhi

Tariff for season 2014-2015
Per person per night*
September 2014 & April 2015 (Off season) October 2014 to March 2015 (Season)
Single occupancy US $ 4025 US $ 5390
Double occupancy US $ 6020 US $ 8050
Triple occupancy US $ 8190 US $ 10920
  • 50% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children between 05-12 years of age

  • 10% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children below 05 years

Terms & Conditions

Note :
» 50% of tariff for children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
» Service tax @2.58% and commerical tax US$ 15 per person extra as applicable.
» 10% of tariff for infant upto 5 years of age.
» There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.

Tariff is inclusive of cost of travel and accommodation, catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches, entrance fee for monuments and palaces and cultural entertainment.

Tariff does not include liquor, laundry, video camera and other item of personal nature.

Booking Policy :
a) In case of FITs:-
» 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-
» 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
a) In case of FITs:-
» 5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
» 20% of ticket value between 45 to 59 days prior to departure.
» 50% of ticket value between 30 to 44 days prior to departure.
» 100% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-
» 20% of ticket value 89 days prior to departure.
» 50% of ticket value between 88 to 31 days prior to departure.
» 100% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:-
» No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
» En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
» Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case be decided on merits on a case to case basis.







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