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Home :: Luxury Trains in India :: Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels
Tour duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days

New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Experience Rajasthan and Agra in this luxurious train of Maharajas in 7 Nights / 8 Days. Surely there is no better way to experience the cultural heartland of India-Rajasthan than by the Palace on Wheels.

The Palace on Wheels tour starts on every Wednesday of the week from New Delhi, from September until April of the following year. During summer and monsoon months (May to August), the train closes for maintenance.

Reporting time is 16:00 hrs at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station where a royal reception awaits you. This prestigious train departs from Safdarjung Railway Station at 17:45 hrs.

Please note that owing to global popularity of the Palace on Wheels, it is always advisable to book your space well in advance to avoid any availability problem ahead.

Palace on Wheels

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Wednesday - 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. 17.45 hrs.

Day 02 : Thursday - 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 splendour 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

Tiger National Park Day 03 : Friday - Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh
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 Chittorgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight. Arrival 05.30 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs.

After lunch on board you are in Chittorgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh 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 04 : 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 Pichola. After lunch at a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the City Palace. Arrival 08:00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.

Day 05 : 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 programme at a five star hotel. Arrival 09.15 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs.

siberian Crane Keoladeo Ghana National Park Day 06 : Monday - Jodhpur
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 07 : Tuesday - Bharatpur / Agra
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.

Upon arrival visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal, 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. Arrival 10:30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs.

Day 08 : Wednesday – Arrive 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.

Tour Tariff


Valid for October 2011 to March 2012

Occupancy Type Per Person/ Night 7 Nights Per Person
Single US$ 670 US$ 4690
Double US$ 500 US$ 3500
Triple US$ 450 US$ 3150


Valid for September 2011 & April 2012

Occupancy Type Per Person/ Night 7 Nights Per Person
Single US$ 500 US$ 3500
Double US$ 375 US$ 2625
Triple US$ 340 US$ 2380


Valid from October 2012 to March 2013

Occupancy Type Per Person/ Night 7 Nights Per Person
Single US$ 770 US$ 5390
Double US$ 575 US$ 4025
Triple US$ 520 US$ 3640


Valid from September 2012 & April 2013

Occupancy Type Per Person/ Night 7 Nights Per Person
Single US$ 575 US$ 4025
Double US$ 430 US$ 3010
Triple US$ 390 US$ 2730



Please note :
• 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
• 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

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.

Excludes:
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.