Rajasthan Travel Guide

Palace on Wheels Luxury Train

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Get the luxurious touch of the Palace in the train, the Palace on Wheels which is the winner of PATA Gold Award and voted as the 4th best Luxury train in the world. Enjoy the royal lifestyle and be there like a king or Maharaja of Rajasthan.Luxurious ride in the Palace of wheels with salons decorated in the heritage style shows the culture of Rajasthan and royalness of Maharajas of the past. Palace on Wheels is operated by Rajasthan Tourism Development corporation RTDC.

History of Palace on Wheels

On 26 January 1982, Palace on Wheels made its first journey. Earlier the coaches of the Palace on Wheels were used as personal railway coaces of the erstwhile rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nzam of Hydrabad and the Viceroy of British India. PATA Gold Award was given in 1987 to the Palace on Wheels tour.

Palace on Wheels Coaches

Palace on Wheels has 14 guest coaches, decorated interiors designed by Delhi based designer Monica Khanna. It also has 2 restaurant cum kitchen car, bar cum lounge, 4 service cars, library also.TV, AC, attached bathrooms, internet connection and channel music are some facilites in each cabin.

Facilities Offer by Palace on Wheels

  • Cabins – Luxurious and royal with charming silk fabric used and facilities with a personal attendant.
  • Dinning and Cuisine – Maharaja and Maharani eateries with mater culinary artists ready to prepare dishes.
  • Bar and Lounge – Decorated bar ready to serve wine and whisky.
  • Spa – Offers a large variety of therapies and massages for relaxation.
  • Sitting Lounge – Enjoy a book reading or socialise chit chat with fellow travellers.
  • Complimentary arrival kit for the guests with stationary items, brochures and cards etc.
  • Arrangement of wheel chairs, crèches and special attendants for physically challenged.
  • A mailbox to post mails.
  • Round the clock medical assistance onboard.
  • Newspapers and magazines.
  • A souvenir couch with a collection of handicraft items, traditional artifacts and Rajasthani attires.
  • Onboard indoor games for recreation.
  • A remarkable camel safari on the shimmering sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
  • An adventurous jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park.

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Season: September 2013 to April 2014

Per person per night*
  September 2013 & April 2014 (Off season) October 2013 to
March 2014 (Season)
Single Occupancy US $ 575 US $ 770
Double Occupancy US $ 430 US $ 575
Triple Occupancy US $ 390 US $ 520
  • 50% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children between 05-12 years of age
  • 10% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children below 05 years.

Terms and Condition :

  • Service Tax will be charged extra as applicable.
  • Commercial tax US$ 15 per person extra as applicable.
  • There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas (18th December) and New Year (25th December)
  • The above tariff and itineary is subject to revise without prior notice.
  • Tariff is inclusive of cost of travel and accommodation, catering, bottled mineral water (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 cameras and other items of personal nature.
  • Charter can be booked in advance during X-mas & New Year period subject to 100% advance deposit with the additional 10% of the tariff at the time of booking during booking season.
  • Booking is as per first come first serve, since the seats are limited kindly book in advance.
  • The tariff shall be fixed and announced from time to time and can be changed without any prior notice.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Palace on Wheels Tariff includes the following:

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.

Palace on Wheels Tariff does not include:

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

Booking Policy

  • For the fully independent travelers (FITs)
    • 20% of the tariff at the time of the confirmation of the booking.
    • Remaining 80% of the tariff needs to be paid 60 days prior to departure.
  • For group tours
    • 20% of the tariff while confirming the booking.
    • Remaining 80% of the tariff 75 days prior to the journey.

Cancellation Policy

  • 5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
  • 20% of ticket value between 59 to 16 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value 15 days prior to departure.

Palace on Wheels Itinerary

Duration: 7 Nights/8 Days
Destinations on Route: Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi

Palace on Wheels Route Map

Palace on Wheels Route Map

Palace on Wheels Itinerary for the season 2013-2014 is as follows:

Day 1 Wednesday : Delhi
1600 hrs Reporting at Safdarjung Railway Station for check in formalities
1830 hrs Leaving for Jaipur
1930 hrs Dinner aboard the royal Palace on Wheels
Day 2 Thursday : Jaipur
0345 hrs Arrive in Jaipur
0700 hrs Refreshing breakfast onboard Palace on Wheels India
0800 hrs Traditional welcome ritual at the Jaipur Railway Station
0830 hrs De-board the train for an excursion tour to the city
1330 hrs A tantalizing lunch at the Amber Fort
1500 hrs A explorative tour to Amber Fort
1630 hrs A tour to the local markets
1800 hrs Embark the train again for tea and leisure
1900 hrs Returning back to Jaipur
2000 hrs A grand dinner at the Jai Mahal Palace
2200 hrs Returning to Palace on Wheels for onward journey to Sawai Madhopur
Day 3 Friday : Sawai Madhopur/Chittorgarh
0530 hrs Arrival in the Railway Station of Sawai Madhopur
0600 hrs Starting an early morning jungle safari to the adventurous Ranthambore National Park
0915 hrs A breakfast in a forest lodge
1000 hrs Return back to Palace on Wheels
1030 hrs A departing journey to Chittorgarh
1300 hrs A royal lunch aboard Palace on Wheels
Chittorgarh
1600 hrs Arrival in Chittorgarh
1630 hrs A sightseeing tour to the Chittorgarh Fort
1800 hrs Evening tea and other refreshments at the cafeteria of Chittorgarh Fort accompanied by a beautiful light and sound show
1930 hrs Return back to the royal Palace on Wheels
2000 hrs A royal dinner at hotel Panna along with a cultural show
2200 hrs Returning back to the royal carriages of the train for an overnight stay
Day 4 Saturday : Udaipur
0200 hrs Leaving Chittorgarh for an onward journey to Udaipur
0800 hrs Arrival in the lake city Udaipur
0815 hrs A refreshing breakfast in a deluxe hotel
0900 hrs Off-train excursion tours to the city attractions
1330 hrs A stately lunch in a heritage hotel
1430 hrs A venturous boat ride in the lake Pichola
1500 hrs Back to the railway station
1530 hrs Evening tea accompanies by refreshments onboard Palace on Wheels Onward journey to Jaisalmer
1930 hrs A deluxe dinner aboard Palace on Wheels
Day 5 Sunday : Jaisalmer
0730 hrs A rejuvenating break on the go
0915 hrs Disembark in Jaisalmer for a sightseeing tour to the city
1330 hrs Either an onboard lunch in Palace on Wheels or at the deluxe Moomal hotel
1530 hrs Tea and refreshments in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer along with a camel ride
1930 hrs A royal dinner in the sand dunes accompanied by a colorful cultural program
2300 hrs Returning back to the train for an onward journey to Jodhpur
Day 6 Monday : Jodhpur
0700 hrs Reaching the Jodhpur Railway Station
0730 hrs An onboard breakfast in Palace on Wheels
0900 hrs A tour to the city attractions of Jodhpur
1400 hrs Lunch in a deluxe resort
1530 hrs Return back to the train for relaxing and a ride to Bharatpur
1930 hrs A dinner onboard royal Palace on Wheels
Day 7 Tuesday : Bharatpur
0500 hrs Arrive at Bharatpur
0600 hrs Leaving for Keoladeo Ghana National Park for an early morning bird viewing
0730 hrs A breakfast in a deluxe lodge in the forest
0830 hrs Returning back to the train
0845 hrs A journey to Agra
Agra
1030 hrs Arrival in Agra
1100 hrs A city sightseeing tour to Agra
1330 hrs A delightful lunch in a deluxe hotel in Agra
1500 hrs Exploring the beauty of Taj Mahal
1730 hrs A roam to the city market
1830 hrs Savoring a light and sound show
2000 hrs Dinner in a luxury hotel in the city or aboard Palace on Wheels
2300 hrs Returning journey to Delhi
Day 8 Wednesday : New Delhi
0400 hrs Arrival in the Safdarjung Railway Station
0730 hrs An onboard breakfast followed by checkout and farewell formality


Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels

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