Luxury Train Palace on Wheels Offer Tour-Travel to India



Palace on Wheels – India Luxury Train

The Palace on Wheels is one of the top 10 luxury trains in the world and offers to its guests – 7 days of a roller coaster ride across choicest destinations in Rajasthan. The destinations that are covered by this luxury train in India include Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, and Bharatpur as well.

Duration: 7 days/8 nights

Places Covered in Palace on Wheels:
Delhi, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra

Short itinerary:
Day 1 – Delhi
Day 2 – Jaipur
Day 3 – Sawai Madhopur/ Chittorgarh
Day 4 – Udaipur
Day 5 – Jaisalmer
Day 6 – Jodhpur
Day 7 – Bharatpur/ Agra

Detailed Itinerary of Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels highlights:

  • Jaipur
    • Hawa Mahal
    • Amer Fort
    • Jantar Mantar
    • City Palace
  • Sawai Madhopur
    • Ranthambore National Park
  • Chittorgarh
    • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Udaipur
    • Shikarbadi
    • Lake Pichola
    • Sahelion ki Baari
    • Fateh Prakash
    • City Palace complex
  • Jaisalmer
    • Jaisalmer Fort
    • Nathmalji ki Haveli
    • Salim Singh ki Haveli
    • Patwon ki Haveli
  • Jodhpur
    • Umaid Bhawan Palace
    • Mehrangarh Fort
    • Jaswant Thada
  • Bharatpur
    • Keoladeo National Park
  • Agra
    • Taj Mahal

The itinerary of the Palace on Wheels takes guests on an outstanding voyage across some of the most popular destinations in Rajasthan. This week-long trip aboard the Palace on Wheels has been specifically designed to enable guests a deep insight into the heritage of the place and also facilitate savoring on the regional cuisines of India, especially Rajasthani fares! The destinations you will visit include:

Day 1 – Delhi
Assemble at the Safdarjung Railway Station by 1600hrs for a traditional welcome and to get set on a sojourn across Rajasthan aboard the Palace on Wheels. The train departs at 1830hrs.

Day 2 – Jaipur
You will arrive in the first destination, Jaipur, in the wee hours of the morning. Post breakfast onboard the train, you will be taken around the Jaipur city and to the most significant locations housed here including the Amer fort, City Palace Complex, and the Hawa Mahal. Post lunch visit Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory from the 17th century.

Return back to the Palace on Wheels by 18:30 hours and post-dinner set off for the next location – Sawai Madhopur.

Day 3 – Sawai Madhopur/ Chittorgarh
Day 3 will be exceptionally adventurous for you as on this day you will get a chance to meet the wild animals of the Ranthambore National Park! The greenery, the flora, and the fauna will contribute towards sketching in your mind, unforgettable pictures like never before. Capture images of tigers in their most natural habitat and in great attendance as well. Return to the Palace on Wheels to continue your sojourn to the next destination in line, Udaipur.

Day 4 – Udaipur
You will arrive in Udaipur by 08:00 hours on the 4th day of the trip. Known as the city of lakes, Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in the 15th century and is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Visit the city attractions like Jag Niwas, Lake Palace, and the City Palace complex. Savor on a sumptuous lunch and visit the market area to pick up souvenirs to carry back home.
Before embarking on your sojourn to Jaisalmer, do make sure that you visit the splendid Crystal Gallery as well!
Post dinner move ahead towards Jaisalmer.

Day 5 – Jaisalmer
The train will land you in the city of Jaisalmer at about 09:15 hours. Post breakfast you can start off your voyage across the city and visit the astonishingly beautiful havelis and mansions including the Patwon ki Haveli, the Nathmalji ki Haveli, and Salim Singh ki Haveli. You can also visit the local markets for their extensive menu of local handicraft products!
Return to the train for a delectable lunch and then depart for sightseeing across the Sam sand dunes. The camel ride and the gorgeous views of the sunset will more than make your day memorable. Dinner and a cultural extravaganza wait to surprise you in a top hotel in Jaisalmer. Return to the train for overnight stay and travel down to Jodhpur.

Day 6 – Jodhpur
The train will chug its way through to the next destination in line, Jodhpur. Jodhpur is famous for housing a number of majestic monuments in its bosom including the Mehrangarh fort, the Jaswant Thada, and the Umaid Bhawan Palace. These and several other places you will get a chance to visit on the 6th day of the Palace on Wheels journey.
Return back to the train for lunch and then embark on shopping tours across the markets of Jodhpur city.
Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.

Day 7 – Bharatpur/Agra
The train arrives at Bharatpur by 05:00 hours. Bharatpur is most noted for housing the Ghana Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary and National Park. The huge numbers of migratory bird species that flock to this place every year, make the wildlife environs of Bharatpur all the more special. A trip across the jungles will take almost 3 hours; therefore it will already be 10:30 hours by the time you will depart for the next destination – Agra.
Enroute Agra the train will halt at Fatehpur Sikri before moving on to visiting the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
After you have traveled around the Agra monuments and the markets, it is now time to move back to Delhi to conclude the trip aboard the Palace on Wheels. Early morning on the 8th day of the journey, the train will land you in the Safdarjung Railway Station, marking the end of the trip.

Facilities onboard Palace on Wheels

The facilities aboard this train vouches for a memorable vacation in India. Warm hospitality and personal attention to all your queries and requirements make this a never before experience for you. Read on to know about all the facilities and services waiting to pamper you here.

Accommodation
With a host of options available in this genre, what less can one expect other than lots of excellent choices to pick from?

  • 14 saloons named after erstwhile provinces of Rajasthan
  • Each of the coach, within the saloon, has been done up in extraordinary lavish styles comprising of wall paintings, mirror work, furnishings, and upholstery.
  • The saloons are fitted with channel music system, mini pantry, attached bathrooms, and a personal attendant called ‘Khidmatgar’.

Dining
If the train depicts palaces of Rajasthan, the eateries housed here are no less. Each of the restaurants has been designed in a way that exudes elegance, opulence, and style. And the food served in them truly complements the mood and spirits of the guests traveling with this train. The options available are:

  • Maharaja restaurant
  • Maharani restaurant

Both the eateries are fondly frequented for its grand spread of delicacies from the Indian, continental, and Oriental cuisine platters. The in house bar with its authentic ambiance and selection of alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages is the best place to visit for some thrill and fun!

Sitting Lounge
To relax and unwind visit the sitting lounge. This lounge offers a relaxing and comfortable ambiance for all guests to come and relish on.

Schedule of Palace on Wheels

The schedule and tariff for the train have been mentioned below for your perusal. The facts are valid till April 2010. Kindly check this space for further updates beyond April 2010.

Month Departure Dates
April, 2010 7, 14, 21, 28
September, 2010 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October, 2010 6, 13, 20, 27
November, 2010 3, 10, 17, 24
December, 2010 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December, 2010 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
January, 2011 5, 12, 19, 26
February, 2011 2, 9, 16, 23
March, 2011 2, 9, 16, 23
April, 2011 6, 13, 20, 27

Palace on Wheels – Tariff

TARIFF
Per Person Per Night
September 2009 to April 2010 August 2009
Single occupancy US $ 670 US $ 502
Double occupancy US $ 500 US $ 375
Triple occupancy US $ 450 US $ 337

Note:-

  1. Half fare for children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
  2. Service Tax @2.58% and Commercial tax @US $ 15 per person extra as applicable.
  3. There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas (25th December) and New Year.
  4. 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. Tariff does not include Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.
  5. The above tariff and itinerary is subject to revise without prior notice.

Reservation / Cancellation – Terms & Conditions   Reservation
(1) 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
(2) Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation
(a) In case of FITs
(1) 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
(1) 20% of ticket value 30-59 days prior to departure.
(2) 100% of ticket value between less than 30 days prior to departure. (b) In case of Group and Charter
(1) 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
(2) 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure

For Information and Reservations for National & International Passengers:

Give Us a call:
Tel: +91 11 2568 6868
Fax: +91 11 2568 7110
From (9:30am to 6:30pm IST)

E-mail: bookings@palaceonwheels.net

Mr. Rakesh Agrawal
Mobile: +91-9811204347
From (8:00am to 8:00pm IST)

United States and Canada

Toll Free877-INDIA-99 (877-463-4299)

New York, NY : 212-920-2543 Los Angeles, CA : 213-341-9099
Princeton, NJ : 609-683-5018 Houston, TX : 832-446-2709

In Europe :
UK (Toll Free) 0800-8456-201
OR (44) 0125-8580-600
South Africa (+27)11-46133299
Hong Kong (852) 30518159
Australia (Toll Free) (61) 1800 156 671
New Zealand (Toll Free) (64) 0800442510


Palace on Wheels Inc. (Worldwide HeadQuarters in the USA) :
20 Wall St.
Princeton NJ 08540
USA
Phone : (609)683-5018
Toll Free from the US and Canada : 877-INDIA-99
Fax : (609)683-9772

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