Palace on Wheels Luxury tour

Departure Date

Every Wednesday

Duration

for 8 Days Journey on Twin Sharing

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PALACE ON WHEELS

Rajasthan is a magnificent land of numerous kingdoms, majestic forts and palaces, diverse cultures, varied landscapes and vibrant colours. The best way to experience this royal land is with the Palace on Wheels. It stands on its tracks, a gleaming sealed carriage, the personification of regal.

The train chugs out of Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi on a week-long run through Rajasthan every Wednesday night. The trip includes a visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Turban-wearing attendants take over from the moment you arrive at the platform, assigning you your cars and detailing all the facilities that are on board. The train moves by night and arrives each morning at a new destination where novel experiences await you.

The Palace on Wheels is one of the world’s most exciting rail journeys. Everything that you would need on this journey is taken care of. All you need to do is soak in the colours and experience the royal life of the Maharajas.

The tour starts at Delhi and comes back to the city after passing through (in order) Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra.

There are 14 saloons in total, each equipped with four twin-bedded chambers with attached baths that have running hot and cold water and showers. All modern amenities have been thoughtfully provided: sofas to sink into, strategically placed lights to read by, wonderfully appointed beds with comfortable furnishings, inbuilt wardrobes, and massive plain glass windows to watch the countryside roll by.

Each coach also has a common seating lounge where passengers can get together to enjoy a quiet cup of tea and watch cities as they pass. An attached pantry with each saloon provides refreshments on demand.

There is the comfortable bar-cum-lounge where you can relax over your favourite drink, burrow in a book or converse with fellow passengers. Attached to it are two restaurant cars, Maharaja and Maharani. Accompanying chefs can whip up a delicious Indian meal, including Rajasthani food, or Continental and Chinese cuisines.

Indulge your sense in the well-equipped royal spa that offers various massages, therapies and revitalising solutions amidst a majestic ambience.

Special assistance, in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and an attendant are available for disabled individuals.

 

  • Accommodation

14 fully air-conditioned saloons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded with channel music, attached washrooms with running hot and cold water and showers, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.

  • Drinking Water

We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. water is made available to you in its purest form. Mineral water is made available to you all through the journey.

  • Arrival kit

Each guest will be welcomed by a glass of wine and will be provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service.

  • Medical Aid

Your health, obviously tops the chart of our priority list. First aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call. At the every Destination. Doctor is available for 1 hrs. for free consultancy in Bar/ Lounge car.

  • For disabled persons

Special assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for assistance.

 

  • Lounge

A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and play games

  • Luggage collection

Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective saloons without your worrying about it.

  • Mail box

Mailing facility is provided on board, for posting your mail.

  • Meals

An exotic array of dishes to choose from the Continental, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines is available on the Palace on Wheels and off board Superb Palacial hotels.

  • News papers / Magazines

Leading newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.

 

  • Bar

A well-stocked bar,with live T.V. facility, serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and international make, to keep you in ‘High Spirits’.

  • Shopping

Certain handicrafts and other special items of Rajasthani origin can be bought from Govt. Recognised shops selling handicrafts.

  • Restaurant

Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants; “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” serve mouthwatering Continental, Chinese, Indian Rajasthani cuisines food.

  • Smoking

The Palace On Wheels is a no smoking train. However, if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.

  • Security

Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.

  • Toiletries

All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are available in bathroom.

  • Voltage

Voltage available on the train: 110/230V.

  • Internet

Internet Wi-Fi facility available on board with Laptop.

  • Souvenir

Souvenir of POW are available for sale.

  • Events on Board

You can celebrate Royal Wedding, Conferences & Business meeting on board.

Special Features which makes difference from other Luxury trains.

  • Professional services by the smiling staff having experience of 29 years on board.
  • Camel ride at Sand Dunes, dinner with Rajasthani dances at Jaisalmer.
  • Special lounge to relax in each saloon.
  • Seprate pantry to prepare breakfast in each saloon.
  • Paintings of cote of arms & royal insignia of each saloon.

Culture Shows

Light & Sound program at Chittorgarh , Culture programs and dances at Jaisalmer.

  • Royal Spa

The well-equipped spa offers various massages and therapies and revitalising solutions amidst royal ambience.

Day Places Time
Wednesday – Day 1 Delhi
Welcome on arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station. 16:30
Departure for Jaipur 18:30
Dinner on Board
Thursday – Day 2 Jaipur
Arrival at Jaipur 02:00
Breakfast on Board 07:00
Welcome with Shenai & Garland 08:00
Departure by coach for Sight Seeing 08:15
Visit to Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Shopping, Elephant ride and Lunch at Amber Fort 13:30
Visit of Amber Fort 15:00
Return to train 18:00
Dinner on Board
Departure for Sawai Madhopur from Durgapura Railway Station Jaipur 20:00
Friday – Day 3 Sawai Madhopur/Chittorgarh
Arrival at Sawai Madhopur 04.45
Departure for Ranthambore National Park (Sanctuary visit) 06:00
Break Fast on Board
Departure for Chittorgarh Lunch on Board 10.20
Arrival at Chittorgarh 16:00
Departure for Sight Seeing, Evening Tea at Fort. 16:30
Evening Tea & Light & Sound Programme at Fort 18:00
Return to Train
Dinner on Board
Saturday – Day 4 Udaipur
Departure from Chittorgarh 02:00
Arrival at Udaipur 08:00
Breakfast on Board 08:15
Departure for Sight Seeing by coach Saheliyon Ki Bari, shopping and City Palace & Crystal Gallery 09:00
Lunch at Palace Hotel 13:00
Boat Ride 14:00
Arrival at Station 15:00
Evening Tea on board 15:30
Departure for Jaisalmer 16:00
Dinner on board
Sunday – Day 5 Jaisalmer
Break Fast on Board 7:30
Arrival at Jaisalmer 8:30
Departure for Sight Seeing – Visit of Gadsisar Lake, Fort, Havelies and City 09:15
Lunch at Palace Hotel
Departure for Sam duns and camel ride & tea 15:30
Arrival on train 19:00
Dinner & Cultural Programme at 05 star Hotel 19:45
Departure for Jodhpur 23:55
Monday – Day 6 Jodhpur
Arrival at Mandor Railway Station, Jodhpur 07:00
Break Fast on Board 07:30
Departure for Sightseeing 09:00
Visit of Meharangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Visit of Umaid Bhawan Museum& shopping
Lunch at 05 star Hotel 13:30
Return to train 14:45
Departure for Bharatpur 16:30
Dinner on board
Tuesday – Day 7 Bharatpur/ Agra
Arrival at Bharatpur 07:30
Departure for Keola Deo National Park (Ghana Bird Sanctuary)
Return to Train
Breakfast on Board
Departure for Agra 08:30
Arrival at Agra Idgah (Agra) Railway Station 10:00
Departure for Sightseeing-Visit to Fort of Agra. 11:00
Lunch at 05 star Hotel 13:30
Visit to Taj Mahal 15:30
Shopping 17:30
Dinner on Board 19:30
Departure for Delhi from Agra Cantt. Railway Station 20:45
Wednesday – Day 8 Delhi
Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station 02:30
Breakfast on Board 07:00
De board/ Checkout 07:35

Tariff In USD (Per Person Per Night)

Occupancy From October 2018 to March 2019 April 2019
Single Occupancy 865 650
Double Occupancy 650 500
Triple Occupancy 575 450
  • 10% of ticket value from date of deposit paid date till 90 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of ticket value date till 89 days to 30 prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value advance paid date from 29 days prior to departure.
DAY 1 NEW DELHI - The Capital of India

The tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels at Safdarjung, New Delhi. You will be treated like a Maharaja and Maharani (king and queen). The capital city of modern India, Delhi is known for its rich and exotic history. Feel free to explore your new palace, and acquaint yourself with its various facilities. Relax with a drink at the bar. Dinner will be served on board.

DAY 2 JAIPUR - The Pink Paradise

Your first stop will be at the magnificent Pink City, Jaipur. The city displays graceful architecture in a unique pink shade. Established in 1727 by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is known as one of the most well-planned cities of its time. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is visited for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.

DAY 3 SAWAI MADHOPUR - Feline Bounty

After the exquisite architectural landmarks, the perfect place to experience the other side of the royal charm is Sawai Madhopur. Named after its king, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, this place is in close proximity to the famous Ranthambore National Park. This wildlife park is home to various species of animals but the ones that capture most attention are its graceful tigers. The forest also houses the ruins of the ancient fort from the 10th century.

DAY 3 CHITTORGARH - Resplendent Pride

Chittorgarh, the land of glory and valour, is bound to leave you enchanted. This captivating place has an intriguing and spellbinding history. The land of devotion and determination, Chittorgarh has produced some of the greatest devotees and courageous warriors in the history of India. Chittorgarh remains replete with historic associations and holds a very special place in the hearts of Rajputs, as it was the bastion of the clan at a time when every other stronghold had succumbed to invasion.

DAY 4 UDAIPUR - Picturesque Royalty

The land of marvellous beauty, Udaipur is named after Rana Udai Singh, the dynamic ruler of this princely state. This City of Lakes has a long, glorious history and is also considered as the romantic city of Rajasthan, thanks to the endless love sagas of its rulers. Revel in its history and architectural splendours and return with an array of exquisite souvenirs.

DAY 5 JAISALMER - The Golden Ecstasy

Day two unfolds in the heart of the desert at Jaisalmer, the Golden City of India. Jaisalmer is christened after its founder Rawal Jaisal and means 'the hill fort of Jaisal', which was established in the year 1156. The bustling city is full of rustic beauty, and the yellowish hue of the sand justifies the name rendered to the monochromatic landscape. The once-affluent havelis, intricately carved balconies, cornices and façades decorate the city and have made it an architectural delight.

DAY 6 JODHPUR - Glory Yonder

Jodhpur, the land of majestic and mystic glory, welcomes you warmly. Currently the second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur was established in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput king. The magic of imperial living is still alive in the various forts and palaces that abound in the city. In this royal paradise, also known as the blue city for its indigo hue, even the most ordinary houses have exquisite stonework, traceries and carved latticed windows.

DAY 7 BHARATPUR - Unbound Magnificence

Established in the 17th century by Maharaja Suraj Mal, Bharatpur was once an invincible and well-fortified city. Aptly called the iron fort, its stern military construction helped fight off many a foreign siege. Bharatpur is close to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO. This region attracts a large variety of birds such as the Siberian crane, storks, herons, kingfishers, partridges, owls, songbirds, pigeons, doves, ducks, geese, pelicans and bee-eaters, some of which migrate from different parts of the world.

DAY 7 AGRA - Royal Romance

Agra is located on the banks of the river Yamuna and was established in 1504 by the then ruler of Delhi, Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Agra has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous dynasties over the centuries. The city is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. This white marble wonder expands on the design traditions of Persians and Mughals, and is one of the most visited sites in India. You will then visit Lal Quila, or the Red Fort of Agra, also called the Palatial City because of its enormous size.

DAY 8 DELHI

Arrive Delhi and check out.

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