7 Nights / 8 Days
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.
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.
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.
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:
Following are the other facilities aboard the Palace on Wheels:
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:
These restaurants also have in- house bars, serving a variety of both, alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages of both Indian and International brands.
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.
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.,,
By 1600 hrs, assemble at the Safdarjung Railway Station to enjoy a traditional welcome. Get a royal Garland welcome with turban and a Tikka on your forehead. Complete the check-in formalities and get aboard the Palace on Wheels. Enjoy a welcome drink. Once inside the train, you are free to explore this luxury train and its facilities. Dinner at any of the 2 restaurants of the train. The train departs from the station at 18:30 hrs for its first destination, Jaipur.
Early morning arrival in Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital, also known as the Pink City at 3.20 hrs. After breakfast on-board, embark on a city tour of Jaipur. The attractions of the day to enjoy before lunch include the complex of City Palace, Albert Hall Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. Thereafter, enjoy your lunch at a star hotel. Post lunch, you will be taken to the Amber fort, where you will also enjoy elephant ride. Explore this famous fort, placed on a hilltop. After sightseeing, you will visit the local markets of Jaipur. Here you can shop for souvenirs in the form of handicrafts, traditional clothes, gemstones, jewelry, and more. Back aboard the train by 19:00 hours for the evening tea. Enjoy some free time inside the Palace on Wheels. Savor a royal dining experience at Palace on Wheels. After dinner, overnight stay in the train that departs for Sawai Madhopur, the next destination, at 20.00 hrs.
On the 3rd day, enjoy an early morning visit to the world-popular Ranthambore National Park, around 14 km from Sawai Madhopur. One of the largest national parks in India, it is spread in 392 square km of land and is popular for housing a good population of tigers. You will reach Sawai Madhopur at 4.45 hrs and depart for the park at 6.30 hrs. During wildlife safari, you can spot several animal species including tigers, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, spotted deer, chital, and over 275 avifauna species. After enjoying the safari, back aboard the Palace on Wheels for breakfast. Continue your journey to your next destination, Chittorgarh. Enjoy lunch aboard. You will arrive at Chittorgarh at 15.40 hrs. Later, you de-board the train to explore the prime tourist attractions of Chittorgarh including the magnificent Chittorgarh Fort. The evening is scheduled for enjoying tea followed by light and sound show at the fort. After the show, get on-board Palace on Wheels for an overnight stay. Enjoy dinner on-board.
The train starts the journey for Udaipur at 02.00 hrs. On day 4, arrive in Udaipur by 07:00 hours. Established in the 15th century by Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur is quite popular for its palaces and lakes. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations all around the world. Have your royal breakfast onboard and later, embark on a sightseeing of Udaipur. You will visit popular attractions like Saheliyon Ki Bari, City Palace & Crystal Gallery, and so on. Thereafter, enjoy a luxurious lunch at Fateh Prakash Hotel, a heritage hotel. The evening is scheduled for boating on Lake Pichola followed by tea at the jetty. Back to the train at 15.30 hrs. Palace on Wheel begins its journey for Jaisalmer, the next destination at 16.00 hrs. Enjoy dinner on board and an overnight stay.
On the 5th day of the tour, the train enters the city of Jaisalmer. Post breakfast onboard the train, embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. The list of the attractions of the day includes the extremely beautiful and well-known Havelis (mansions) including Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, The famous Jaisalmer Fort, and Gadsisar Lake. Thereafter, return to train and have lunch on board. Later, leave for sightseeing across the world-popular Sam Sand Dunes. Enjoy a memorable sunset view during a camel ride. Enjoy sumptuous dinner and a cultural performance at a 5-star hotel. Back to the train for staying overnight as the train chugs-off to Jodhpur.
After arriving in Jodhpur on the 6th day of the tour, have breakfast on-board the train. Later, leave the comforts of the train for indulging in sightseeing of Jodhpur, which includes prime attractions of the city such as the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, and the Umaid Bhawan Palace & Museum. Thereafter, you are taken to the famous markets across Jodhpur city. You can get your hands on exclusive handicraft items including silverware, embroidered shoes, tie, and dye fabrics. Your lunch is scheduled in the palace hotel. Return to train at 16.00 hrs. Have dinner and stay overnight on-board Palace on Wheels as the train continues to Bharatpur.
On day 7, you arrive in the next destination Bharatpur famous for its bird sanctuary by 05:00 hours. Now known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is known for housing an amazing variety of bird species, including both resident and migratory birds. Indulge in early morning bird watching and wildlife viewing in the park, which takes around 3 hrs. Then return to train and have your breakfast. The train begins its journey for Agra. Arrival in Agra, followed by a city tour including the world-renowned Agra Fort. Enjoy your lunch at a 5-star hotel. Visit one of the seven wonders in the world Taj Mahal. Do not miss shopping at the Agra markets where you can get your hands on some interesting items such as leather goods, jewelry, marble souvenirs, etc. Return to the train to get back to Delhi from where the Palace on Wheel journey started. Stay overnight and have dinner aboard the Palace on Wheels.
Today is the last day of the tour when the train enters the Safdarjung Railway Station. Have breakfast on-board the train, followed by check-out formalities at 7.30 hrs.
September 2023 & April 2024
October 2023 to March 2024
Super Deluxe (Per Cabin)
September 2024 & Jan 2025
October 2024 to December 2024 (Per Night)
Super Deluxe (Per Cabin)
6, 13, 20, 27
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
7, 14, 21, 28
6, 13, 20, 27
3, 10, 17, 24
4, 11, 18, 25
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6, 13, 20, 27
4, 11, 18, 25
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5, 12, 19, 26
5, 12, 19, 26
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
The fare of the Palace on Wheels train is charged as per the occupancy level of the cabins - single, double, and triple. Each occupancy level has separate charges per person per night. From October to March, the Palace on Wheels tariff starts from INR 64600 (USD 950) per person per night. In the lean months of September and April only, the fare of the Palace on Wheels comes down to INR 48620 (USD 715) per person per night.
Palace on Wheels takes you to some of India’s top tourist destinations. The journey starts and ends in Delhi and covers more fascinating places including the pink capital of Rajasthan Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, and Agra.
Booking Palace on Wheels train is quite an easy process. Follow the steps given below and book a luxury journey within minutes - Visit the booking page. Select the date you want to travel on. Select the number of members you are traveling with. Fill in your details. Click Submit. For more information, you can also contact the travel expert.
No. The Palace on Wheels journey can be enjoyed by both Indian citizens and foreign nationals. However, the fare may vary.
Palace on Wheels covers the most sought after destinations and takes you across this route - Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi