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The Palace On Wheels
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Palace in WheelTouring through India in a week in a train, so regally Indian, can be the most memorable of your touring memories ever. The Palace On Wheels, one of the Indian Railways imperial gift to the tourism industry, is a luxury train that begins in Delhi and serpents its way through the pages of history stopping by the reminiscing destinations. What makes the whole cruise singularly spectacular is the ambience the train posits, a fusion of antique royality and modern amenities - something that can be best called 'a life king-sized'.

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» Truly imperial - is what the Palace On Wheels is - with its exquisite array of elegantly furnished cabins, well stocked bar, sumptuous Indian delicacies served in its two dining cars, replete with traditional royal treatment of its guests. You can pass your time admiring its majesty in one of its comfortable lounges with tranquil music on, or take up a book of your choice from its library. You can also make ISD calls in case the touring experience seems too much to contain. A quick peek at the facilities will help.... ..

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» Exquisite Rooms - There is a choice of 14 AC deluxe rooms, lavishly embellished with carpeted floor and walls, intricately designed furniture with traditional motifs, intercom, attached toilets, hot and cold water. .

» Royal Coaches - Fourteen majestic coaches, each named after former Rajput States, conjoin to form the regal train. Each saloon has a mini pantry and a dainty lounge to ensure availability of refreshments, no matter what time.

» Feast Your Taste Buds - The train has two delectable restaurants "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani" bathed in Rajasthani ambience and serving scrumptious Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines.

» Spirits For The Spirited - The train's bar is a store-house of choicest of sprits of Indian and international origins.

Tour duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Places Covered: New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambhore - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur – Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1 : NEW DELHI : Reporting Time 16.00 hrs. Departure
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station where the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace-on-Wheels pulls out into the night for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan.

Day 02 : JAIPUR : Arrival 03.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs.
Hawa mahalThe first stop of the Palace-on-Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building on the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows.

Day 03 : SAWAI MODHOPUR : Arrival 04.00 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs.
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace-on-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq. kms. is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rate, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight.

Day 03 : CHITTAURGARH :  Arrival 16.00 hrs. Departure 05.30 hrs (next day)
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and valor; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.

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Day 04 : UDAIPUR : Arrival 07:30 hrs. Departure 17.30 hrs.
Udaipur, the Lake City, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble palaces- the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. After lunch at a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the City Palace.

Day 05 : JAISALMER : IArrival 09.00 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs.
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156 A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill. Shop for fine pattu shawls ,mirror work and embroidered articles , wooden boxes , trinkets , silver jewellery and curios.

After lunch on board, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural porgramme at a Five Star hotel.

Day 06 : JODHPUR :  Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.
Next morning the Palace-on-Wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces within -Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur, shop for exquisite handicraft articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.

Day 07 : BHARATPUR :  Arrival 06.30 hrs.Departure 9.00 hrs.
In the morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.

Day 07 : AGRA :  Arrival 12.00 hrs. Departure 21.00 hrs.
Upon arrival visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love, it was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.

Day 08 : DELHI:  Arrival 06.00 hrs.
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station at 06.00 hrs. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.
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DATES AVAILABLE: Sep 2018 to April 2019

Month Departure Dates
May 2018 to August 2018 No Operations
Sept 2018 05,12,19,26
Oct 2018 03,10,17,24,31
Nov 2018 07,14,21,28
Dec 2018 05,12,19*,26*
Jan 2019 02,09,16,23,30
Feb 2019 06,13,20,27
March 2019 06,13,20,27
April 2019 03,10,17,24


Tariff In USD for Foreigner Per Person Per Night
Occupancy Sept. 2018 & 2019 and April 2019 & 2020 (USD) Oct. 2018 to March 2019 and Oct. 2019 to March 2020 (USD)
Supper Deluxe (per cabin) 1800 1800
Single Occupancy 650 865
Double Occupancy 500 650


Tariff In INR for Indian Per Person Per Night
Occupancy Sept. 2018 & 2019 and April 2019 & 2020 (INR) Oct. 2018 to March 2019 and Oct. 2019 to March 2020 (INR)
Supper Deluxe (per cabin) 108,000 108,000
Single Occupancy 39,000 51,900
Double Occupancy 30,000 39,000

Note :
» GST as per rules will bes charged.
» 50% of tariff for children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
» Taxes will be extra.
» 10% of tariff for infant upto 5 years of age.
» There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.

Tariff is inclusive of cost of travel and accommodation, catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches, entrance fee for monuments and palaces and cultural entertainment.

Tariff does not include liquor, laundry, video camera and other item of personal nature.

Booking Policy :
a) In case of FITs:-
» 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-
» 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
a) In case of FITs:-
» 5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
» 20% of ticket value between 45 to 59 days prior to departure.
» 50% of ticket value between 30 to 44 days prior to departure.
» 100% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-
» 20% of ticket value 89 days prior to departure.
» 50% of ticket value between 88 to 31 days prior to departure.
» 100% of ticket value 30 days prior to 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 be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

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