Palace on Wheels Tour

Tour Overview

The Palace on Wheels travel package takes you to a vibrating journey to the royal land of sand dunes and regal palaces. Visit the majestic expanse where Royal Rajputs lived in a grand style. Explore this imperial land on the Palace on Wheels, the luxurious train of India that carries with it an intrinsic ambience that goes perfectly well with the majestic charm and beauty spread so lavishly here and there in Rajasthan.

The Palace on wheels is rated as one of the top ten luxury train journeys in the world. It offers you a heart-rending trip to the splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan in just seven days. Also discover the royal history of Taj Mahal in Agra. The journey to the hinterland of the desert starts every Wednesday evening at 1800 hrs from Delhi and ends on the following Wednesday early in the morning at 0730 hrs.

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  • DURATION 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • START CITY Delhi
  • END CITY Delhi
  • TYPE OF TRIP Cultural & Historical

Tour Highlights

7 Nights Palace on Wheels Train Tour

Departs Ex New Delhi till April 2019

 

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

 

Note:

10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 19 & 26 Dec 2018 departs

Total Journey is of 7 Nights from New Delhi/New Delhi, BUT OPTION to book 5 Nights New Delhi/Jodhpur part journey & pay accordingly

 

High Season : Oct 2017 to March 2018

7 Nights Train Tour Cost (Taxes Extra)

CABIN TYPE                                           Number of Persons            For Foreign Passport Holders(in US$)

Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy                   1                                             US$ 6055

Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy                  2                                             US$ 9100

Super Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy          1                                              US$ 12,600

Super Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy        2                                              US$ 12,600

Note:

Taxes Extra as applicable on date of journey

 

10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for tour 20 Dec & 27 Dec 2017 departs

 

 

 

Low Season : 2 Months of Sept 2017 & April 2018

7 Nights Train Tour Cost (Taxes Extra)

CABIN TYPE                                            Number of Persons            For Foreign Passport Holders(in US$)

Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy                      1                                             US$ 4550

Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy                    2                                             US$ 7000

Super Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy             1                                             US$ 12,600

Super Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy           2                                             US$ 12,600

Note:

Taxes Extra as applicable on date of journey

Itinerary

Day 1 : WEDNESDAY: New Delhi Depart

Report by 4:30PM at Safdarjung Railway Station for traditional welcome & check-in formalities for Week in Wonderland Train Tour. Time free for photo-shoot with traditionally attired Palace on Wheels staff. Be escorted to your saloon cabins by Personal Attendant for briefing on cabin facilities. At leisure Proceed to Bar Lounge for complimentary welcome drink. Train Departs at 6:30PM & Dinner served onboard.

Day 2 : THURSDAY: JAIPUR-Pink City Tour

At Jaipur Railway Station Royal Welcome by Elephants & proceed to visit St. Albert Museum, Pink City Palace & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (sun Observatory) Photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace Of winds) Afternoon excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber and enjoy ride up the steep ramparts of the fort on festively decorated Elephants. Enjoy lunch in 1135 AD Boutique Restaurant, located in Fort premises. Later discover the beauty of 16th century well preserved Fort Palace, with huge courtyard’s and built in rare fusion of combined Rajput and Mughal architecture. Later Time free for shopping & return to train by 6:00PM & depart. Onboard dinner.

Day 3 : FRIDAY Early Morning: RANTHAMBHORE

Tiger Reserve Early morning 630 am proceed from Sawai Madhopur Railway Stationfor jungle safari by 15 Seater Canters to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The Jungle is home to Tigers, Panthers, Sloth bears, Pythons, Marsh crocodiles & hundreds of deer & numerous birds. Return back to train by 09:30AM & depart. Breakfast & lunch onboard.

Day 3 : FRIDAY Afternoon: CHITTORGARH- Hill Fort

At 04:00PM train reaches Chittorgarh Railway Station & proceed for excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread over a huge plateau - with history dating back to 11th century. Chittorgarh Fort is considered to be the largest fort of India. In the Evening, enjoy Sound & Light program in fort complex & later return to train for dinner. Train departs post midnight

Day 4 : SATURDAY: UDAIPUR- City of Lakes

Train arrives by 08:00AM & after onboard breakfast proceed to visit 17th Century built - City Palace complex with eleven constituent Mahal (palaces), balconies, towers and cupolas. Also visit Crystal Gallery - housing personal collection of H.H. of Udaipur. Later enjoy boat ride around the world famous "Lake Palace Hotel" atop a small island in Lake Pichola. Proceed for lunch to Fatehprakash Palace Hotel. Time free for shopping and visit the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari & return to train by 3 pm & depart. Dinner onboard.

Day 5 : SUNDAY: JAISALMER: Oasis in desert

After onboard Breakfast proceed by 09:30AM to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort. Straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the 15th century built living Fort complex, standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town & glows golden in the afternoon sun. The fort is entered through a forbidding series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses .-which is five storey high & extensively carved. Nearby is located a group of 15th century built Jain Temples, which are beautifully carved & have a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India. Proceed for Lunch to 5-Star Hotel & later return to train for brief rest. At 4:30PM proceed for excursion to Sam sand Dunes in Thar Desert for Camel joy ride & sunset photo shoot opportunity Later enjoy Cultural Program & Dinner at 5-Star Hotel. Return to train by 10:00PM & depart.

Day 6 : MONDAY: JODHPUR: Heart of Marwar

Train arrives at 08:00AM & after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort, atop a rocky hill which soars 125 Mts. above Jodhpur town. The Palace complex it is approached by a series of gateways set at an angle so that enemy armies could not charge, with any success. Once past the Fort gates, you have access to breath taking Palatial Apartments (Mahal), overlooking wide courtyards. Inside the fort complex is a museum having wide & impressive collection of Royal dresses & Medieval weapons. Nearby the Fort complex is located, late 19th century built Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. Later visit museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace, displaying personal artifacts of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur. Lunch at Hanwant Mahal Boutique Restaurant. Return to train & depart by 3:30PM.

Day 7 : TUESDAY Early Morning: BHARATPUR: Bird Sanctuary

At 06:30AM proceed to UNESCO world Heritage Site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary& enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to view many of 375 species of both local & migratory birds (from places like Sri-Lanka, Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet). Return to train for breakfast & depart by 08:45AM.

Day 7 : TUESDAY Noon: AGRA - City of Taj Mahal

Train drops you at Railway station On outskirts of Agra at 1030 am & proceed first to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, seat of power of the mighty Mughal Empire. After lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel- Highlight of your journey is visit the Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world & a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble. Time free for shopping. Later return to train for onboard dinner & depart.

Day 8 : WEDNESDAY :NEW DELHI Return

Train returns to Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station by 05:30AM.Check-out by 07:15AM after early breakfast.

TOUR ENDS

Note: 1. Train Tour Manager Reserves the right to alter timings of the tour,to suit local logistics
2. The Hotels/Restaurants mentioned for off-board meals subject to change

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