Palace on Wheels

7 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Sawai Madhopur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra


Overview

With a dash of royal palaces, breathtaking fortresses, desert safaris, cultural excursions and wildlife trips, Palace on Wheel journey provides a cultural extravaganza drenched in sheer opulence.  The train has aesthetically appointed 14 guest salons, with each a walking gallery of grandeur and suffused with the ethos of the Rajputana state after which they are named. Be it the sylvan décor, carvings or elegant furnishing, the rich heritage of a distinct princedom permeate the interiors of the coaches.

Add to this the modern amenities which ensure that guests partake in luxury and pampering akin to 5 star hotels. Be it the wellness spa, suave restaurants and bar or the en suite facilities, a truly imperial experience is in store for the guests on this regal voyage. Round the clock assistance by Khidmatgars (personal valet), impeccable service and friendly and seasoned guides during off train excursions make certain that you indeed receive a royal treatment when you tour Rajasthan on board the Palace on Wheels.

Highlights

  • Lunch at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Jungle safari at Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur
  • Boat ride in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • Evening tea in Sam sand dunes accompanied by a cultural performance, Jaisalmer
  • Jungle safari in Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur
  • Taj Mahal, Agra

Itinerary

Day 1 - Delhi

Welcome aboard Palace on Wheels. The weeklong journey to the wonderland of Rajasthan begins at the Safdarjung Railway Station Delhi with a traditional style welcome ceremony followed by check in and registration formalities. The train will leave for Jaipur in the evening. Overnight stay on board.

Day 2 - Jaipur

The train arrives at the 'Pink City' Jaipur early in the morning. Explore the city. Visit to Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Wind - a remarkable five-storied pink building in the old city and also make a visit to the 18th century astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar. After Jantar Mantar, make a move towards City Palace, the royal palace of the erstwhile Maharajas which now serves as a museum. The palace also houses a souvenir shop from where you can buy some priceless memories of your stay. Later, visit Amber Fort and enjoy a gala lunch there. If you want, you can also enjoy an elephant ride at Amber Fort to explore its beauty, true maharaja style.

Late in the evening you will be taken back to the train where a grand dinner and an overnight stay are arranged, while Palace on Wheels moves towards its next destination Sawai Madhopur.

Day 3 - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh

Palace on Wheels enters the terrain of Sawai Madhopur at dawn. After breakfast, the guests will be taken to Ranthambore National Park. The Park is home to more than 300 species of birds and many animals such as tigers, hyena, jackal, fox among others. Return to train for lunch and onward journey to Chittorgarh. Spend the evening at the historic Chittorgarh Fort.

Dinner and overnight stay onboard Palace on Wheels.

Day 4 - Udaipur

Palace on Wheels arrives in Udaipur, the Lake city at 0800 hrs. Visit Jag Niwas, Lake Pichola and City Palace. A guided tour to Crystal Gallery will be arranged in the evening. The train proceeds towards Jaisalmer. Overnight stay will be on board.

Day 5 - Jaisalmer

The train enters the city of Jaisalmer at 0915 hours. The city of Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Rewal Jaisal. Wander around its splendidly latticed havelis- Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim-Singh-ki-haveli. You may like to shop for handicrafts, shawls and embroidered articles in government approved shops . Enjoy the evening tea in the Sam sand dunes accompanied by a cultural performance by the local artists. Afterwards, move towards a palace hotel to witness a grand Rajasthani dinner.

Post dinner return to the royal carriage of Palace on Wheels for overnight stay. The train will leave Jaisalmer at 11.45 PM to continue its journey towards Jodhpur.

Day 6 - Jodhpur

Early morning, the train arrives in Jodhpur. The city was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. Post breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour to the city of Jodhpur and visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, located in the cliff top of the hill. The fort houses many palaces within its walls which still mirror the grandeur and regality of the bygone era rulers.

The lunch in Jodhpur is arranges in a deluxe hotel which serves delicious cuisines from all around the world. Post lunch embark the train for your onward journey to Bharatpur and Agra.

The overnight stay and dinner is arranged onboard Palace on Wheels.

Day 7 - Bharatpur - Agra

Next morning, the Train reaches Bharatpur where the famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park is situated. The Park is home to thousands of Egrets, Siberian cranes, Water fowl and migratory birds. After an explorative safari to the Ghana National Park, return to the train to continue the journey to Agra. Breakfast will be served onboard. By 1030 hours, the Palace on Wheels enters the terrain of Agra, the home to the World Wonder Taj Mahal. Witness this iconic statement of love and explore its history with the experienced guide of the train. Later, enjoy a royal lunch in a Palace hotel in Agra.

Post lunch, if you want, you can also roam about the local markets of the city.

Palace on Wheels will leave Agra at 2300 hours. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a relaxing overnight stay onboard while the train chugs towards Delhi.

Day 8 - Delhi

After breakfast, checkout of the train, taking with you, the memories of a weeklong luxury ride with Palace on Wheels.

Price

Departure Dates for Season 2019 - 2020

Month Departure Dates
Sep 2019 4,11,18,25
Oct 2019 2,9,16,23,30
Nov 2019 6,13,20,27
Dec 2019 4,11,18,25
Jan 2020 1,8,15,22,29
Feb 2020 5,12,19,26
Mar 2020 4,11,18,25
Apr 2020 1,8,15,22,29

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Peak Season
( October to March 2019 - 2020 )

Occupancy Type  Per Person Per Night Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy USD 865 USD 6055
Twin sharing USD 650 USD 4550
Super Deluxe (SUITE) USD 1800 USD 12600

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Peak Season
2019 - 2020 - For Indian Nationals Only

Occupancy Type Per Person Per Night Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy INR 51900 INR 333600
Twin sharing INR 39000 INR 273000
Super Deluxe (SUITE) INR 108000 INR 756000

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Lean Season
( September to April 2019 - 2020 )

Occupancy Type Per Person Per Night Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy USD 650 USD 4550
Twin sharing USD 500 USD 3500
Super Deluxe (SUITE) USD 1800 USD 12600

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Peak Season
2018 - 19 - For Indian Nationals Only

Occupancy Type Per Person Per Night Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy INR 39000 INR 273000
Twin sharing INR 30000 INR 210000
Super Deluxe (SUITE) INR 108000 INR 756000
Terms & Conditions
  • Children below the age of 5 years can travel with a 10% of charge of the total cost of the journey. For children in the age group of 5 to 12 years, half of the journey cost will be charged. At the time of issuance of tickets, age proof certificate of the child/children needs to be furnished.
  • For special festive departures like Christmas (25th December) and New Year (1st January), a surcharge of 10% will be added on the total fare of the Palace on Wheels train tour.
  • As per the Government of India norms, Service Tax @ 5% GST is levied on the prevalent tariff.
  • Commercial Tax of USD 15 per person is applicable in addition to the tariff.
  • The above mentioned tariff is subject to change without a prior notification.
Inclusion

Drinks, telephones, laundry, video camera fees, and charges of the business car facilities are not included in the tariff.

Booking Policy

Booking Policy adopted by the Palace on Wheels are as follows;

  • At the time of confirming the booking pay 20% of ticket value.
  • 60 days prior to departure pay the remaining 80% of ticket value.
A few of the significant specifics on the tariff of the Palace on Wheels are as:
  • A 10% surcharge is to be levied on all Christmas and New Year departures (25th December and 1st January respectively).
  • 5% GST will be charged extra.
  • Commercial Tax of USD 15 per person is applicable in addition to the tariff.
  • 10% of the tariff (without beds) for children less than 5 years.
  • 50% of the tariff for children between 5 and 12 years.
Cancellation Policy

Cancelation policies as mentioned in the tariff (FIT) are as:

  • 95% of ticket value is returned if cancelled 60 days before departure.
  • 80% of ticket value is returned if cancelled between 45 to 59 days before departure.
  • 50% of ticket value is returned if cancelled between 30 to 44 days before departure.
  • No refund if cancelled less than 30 days before departure.

Cancelation policies as mentioned in the tariff (for Groups) are as:

  • 95% of ticket value is returned if cancelled 89 days before departure.
  • 50% of ticket value is returned if cancelled between 31 to 88 days before departure.
  • No refund if cancelled 30 days before 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 will be decided on merits on a case to case basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.

Note: A group of 15 paying persons will be called as group booking.


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