Palace on Wheels – 7 Nights/8 Days Detailed Tour

 

Explore the romantic land of Rajasthan, while experiencing the luxuries worthy of the Maharajas of yore. Rajasthan opens its treasure chest and presents all its mystical charms for the astute tourists.

 

Day 01: New Delhi (Reporting Time 16:00 hrs / Departure 18:30 hrs)

 

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 23:30 hrs)

 

The 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 storied building a one the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort where elephant ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a Five Star Hotel followed by a visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory.

 

Day 03: Ranthambore (Sawai Madhopur) (Arrival 05:30 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. km. 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 Chittorgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight.

Chittorgarh (Arrival 16:00 hrs / Departure 02:00 hrs {next day i.e. on Saturday})
After lunch on board, you are in Chittorgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won…thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.

 

Day 04: Udaipur (Arrival 08:00 hrs / Departure 15:30 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. n the evening visit the crystal gallery. Later proceed to Jaisalmer on board Palace on Wheels.

 

Day 05: Jaisalmer (Arrival 09:15 hrs / Departure 23:45 hrs)

 

In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1 1 56 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 jewelry and curious. 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 programme 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 & Agra

 

Bhartapur (Arrival 05:00 hrs / Departure 08:45 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.

Agra (Arrival 10:30 hrs /Departure 23.00 hrs)
Upon arrival visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrives 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 jewelry.

 

Day 08: Delhi (Arrival 04.00 hrs)

 

Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

 

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$) 
For Indian Nationals 
(in Rupees)
Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy 1 US$ 6055 Rs 3,63,300/-
Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy 2 US$ 9100 Rs 5,46,000/-
Super Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy 1 US$ 12,600 Rs 7,56,000/-
Super Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy 2 US$ 12,600 Rs 7,56,000/-
Note:Taxes Extra as applicable on the 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$) 
For Indian Nationals 
(in Rupees)
Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy 1 US$ 4550 Rs 2,73,000/-
Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy 2 US$ 7000 Rs 4,20,000/–
Super Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy 1 US$ 12,600 Rs 7,56,000/-
Note:Taxes Extra as applicable on the date of journey

 

IMPORTANT:

  • From Sept 2017 –NEW CARRIAGES are going to be introduced on the Palace On Wheels train tour route with GUESTS s having option to book Deluxe & Super Deluxe Cabins
  • Maximum Two persons above Five years can adjust in One Cabin & in new train, there is NO PROVISION for triple occupancy
  • Guests are allowed exclusive Air Conditioned Sleeper Cabins(like the hotel room) each having attached private bathrooms
  • Size of Deluxe cabins is 140 square feet with twin bed
  • Size of Super Deluxe cabins is 190 square feet with the single large bed
  • Sightseeing for Guests Booked is Super Deluxe Cabins is arranged in private Ac Car with Guide(except in Ranthambhore Jungle – by sharing Canter)
  • Total journey is of 7 Nights from New Delhi/ New Delhi, but Guests have the OPTION to book MINIMUM Five Nights New Delhi/Jodhpur part journey & pay accordingly

 Important :

 

(a) Overseas guests are requests to pre-purchase Tour Insurance from the country of origin of travel

(b) From 3rd week of December to 2nd week of January-North India experiences heavy fog conditions at night & it is suggested to          passengers to arrive at least one day earlier in Delhi

(c) The maximum liability of Royal Indian trains is limited to that of booking agent only.

(d) Liability of Principal train Tour Operator is limited to as defined in Indian Railways Act.

(e) Disputes (if any) are subject to the jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi(India) only.

Inclusion

> Overnight travel & stay in luxury train with AC Sleeping chambers having the private attached bathroom
> Pre-paid group excursions & sightseeing trips in AC buses with services of English speaking Guide & monument
entrance fees.
> Bed Tea; Daily 3 meals (viz. breakfast, lunch & dinner)& bottled drinking water.
> Entrance & Camera fee at Monuments & Wild Life Reserves
> Jungle Excursion in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve by 15 seaters open to air Canters.
> Elephant joy ride in Jaipur; Sound & Light Show at Chittor Fort; Boat joy ride in Udaipur; Camel joy ride at Sam sand Dunes; Cultural Program with dinner in Jaisalmer;
> Cycle Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur Bird sanctuary
> Complimentary use of sharing dongle for wi-fi connectivity
> Visit Taj Mahal in Agra

Exclusion

> Consumption of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
> Video camera fees at monuments & wild-life reserves
> Laundry; Use of Spa facilities; tips & gratuity; porter fees; tour insurance & all other expenses of personal nature.
> Visa arrangements for India; hotel arrangements & local tour in New Delhi.

Package Summary

Inclusions
  • sightseeings