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Sail into an age when the jewel studded maharajas with swords in their hands rode the ornamented war elephant with large retinue following. Palace on Wheels, first luxury train of India, recreates a bygone era of indulgence and grace. With its ethnic interior decor, gracious hospitality and a tastefully crafted journey that chugs along former Rajput princedoms & Taj Mahal in Agra, this Indian luxury train journey is ride of a lifetime.

At a Glance

Tour Duration 7 Nights / 8 Days
DESTINATIONS
COVERED
Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
FARE STARTING FROM USD 3150
SEASON Sep till Apr
DISTANCE COVERED 2,411 kms approx


Inspired by the personal carriages used by the former Maharajas, Nizams and Viceroys, the Palace on Wheels journey is one of the most authentic way to explore and rediscover royal Rajasthan for the descerning traveler. The union of former Rajputana princedoms, Rajasthan is renowned for its royal past; Ruled by valiant Rajput princes renowned for their chivalry, romance and decadence who also were custodians of art, Rajasthan is home to some of the most resplendent fortresses, spectacular palaces and havelis along with rich cultural heritage and diverse wildlife.

Experience the royal hues and vibrant culture of Rajasthan along with a visit to World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal in Agra as you travel aboard the Palace on Wheels India's most revered luxury train.

About the Train

The train with its quaint décor, state of the art amenities and a seamless blend of the traditional Rajputana and contemporary panache brings to you a journey unlike any before. Each moment of the journey is suffused with the romance of endearing experience through the most colorful terrains of Rajasthan. A total of 14 guest carriages can accommodate upto 88 guests i their tastefully appointed iteriors. Restaurant, bar and lounge are available to add to the experience of a unique rail journey in India.

Cabins

The original Palace on Wheels consisted of the personal carriages of the erstwhile rulers of India, but the refurbished cabins of the train include the replicas of the original carriages that are technologically advanced. The cabins have been christened after the erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan.

Following are the prime features of the Palace on Wheels:

  • All the 14 saloons are named after the different Rajasthan provinces including Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi, and Udaipur.
  • Every coach has been aesthetically decorated in a royal style including mirror work, upholstery, miniature paintings and antique furnishings.
  • Channel Music system
  • Intercom
  • Mini Pantry
  • Attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water
  • Khidmatgar- a personal attendant
Dining

The train includes two restaurants, each possessing a stylish décor. The restaurants have a seating arrangement in groups of twos and fours. The guests aboard can savour sumptuous food of Indian (especially Marwari) and other popular world cuisine (such as Continental and European). Along with the option of table d’hôte meals, a part of the Palace on Wheels tariff, it also has an option of an extensive a la carte menu. Following are the two restaurants:

  • Maharaja Restaurant
  • Maharani Restaurant

These restaurants also have in- house bars, serving a variety of both, alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages of both Indian and International brands.


Sitting Lounge

The Sitting Lounge of the Palace on Wheels is the perfect place to forget your tiredness of the day’s sightseeing. Just sit back, relax and admire the comfortable ambiance. You can also have a little chit-chat session with your fellow passengers.

Other Facilities

Following are the other facilities aboard the Palace on Wheels:

  • Luggage Collection
  • Welcome Kit on Arrival
  • Personal Attendant or Khidmatgar
  • Mineral Water
  • News Paper/Magazine
  • Toiletories
  • Security
  • CD player
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet
Spa

A rejuvenating spa is the recent addition to the train. This dedicated spa car offers a variety of treatments, massages and therapies to its guests. After a tiring day of sightseeing, you can relax your mind, body and soul. The very décor of the spa oozes out a feel of relaxation.

Detail Itinerary

Travel back in time with visit to magnificent forts & palaces, savor the royalty with royal welcome and hospitality, catch a glimpse of Royal Bengal Tigers on prowl in their natural habitat, visit World Heritage Sites and shop at colorful bazaars, this and more during 8 days itinerary of the Palace on Wheels.

Detailed itinerary has been given below for your kind perusal:

Schedule

Palace on Wheels Schedule for Season 2016 - 2017

Month Departure Dates
November, 2016 30
December, 2016 7, 14, 21, 28
January, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25
February, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22
March, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April, 2017 5, 12, 19, 26

Palace on Wheels Schedule for Season 2017 - 2018

Month Departure Dates
Setember, 2017 6, 13, 20,27
October, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25
November, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December, 2017 6, 13, 20, 27
January, 2018 3, 10, 17, 24
February, 2018 7, 14, 21, 28
March, 2018 7, 14, 21, 28
April, 2018 4, 11, 18, 25

Tariff

Tariff for Peak Season October 2016-17 & March 2017-18

(FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS)

  • Single
    Occupancy

    $865 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    $6055 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Twin
    Sharing

    $650 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    $4550 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Triple
    Sharing

    $575 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    $4025 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
(FOR INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY)

  • Single
    Occupancy

    INR 51900 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    INR 363300 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Twin
    Sharing

    INR 39000 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    INR 273000 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Triple
    Sharing

    INR 34500 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    INR 241500 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY

Tariff for Lean Season September 2016-17 & April 2017-18

(FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS)

  • Single
    Occupancy

    $650 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    $4550 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Twin
    Sharing

    $500 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    $3500 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Triple
    Sharing

    $450 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    $3150 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
(FOR INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY)

  • Single
    Occupancy

    INR 39000 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    INR 273000 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Twin
    Sharing

    INR 30000 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    INR 210000 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
  • Triple
    Sharing

    INR 27000 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
    INR 189000 PER PERSON PER JOURNEY
 
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 @ 4.50% 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

Travel, catering, conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments/parks/palaces, cultural programs, camel ride at Jaisalmer, boat ride at Udaipur and rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.

Exclusions

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

The booking policies:

For the fully independent travelers (FITs)

  • Payment of 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking is mandatory.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value can be paid 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy

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

  • When booking is cancelled 60 days prior to departure - 5% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 30-59 days prior to departure - 20% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 15-29 days prior to departure - 50% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to departure - 100% of ticket value will be deducted.

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

  • When booking is cancelled 60 days prior to departure - 10% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 30-59 days prior to departure - 25% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 15-29 days prior to departure - 75% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to departure - 100% of ticket value will be deducted
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.

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Offers

Complimentary Offer:

  • 1 Nights Stay in a 5* Star Hotel in New Delhi.
  • 2 Way Airport Transfers.
  • On All Departures.

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