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Palace on Wheels

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Fare Starting From: USD 1800

Palace on Wheels, India’s first luxury train, was stared as a joint venture of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Indian Railways in 1982. Palace on Wheels has redefined the meaning of luxury train travel in India. It has sought inspiration for its royal exteriors and opulent interiors from the personal railway coaches once used by the Maharajas of India. Its stately interiors and outstanding hospitality create an aura of unsurpassed royalty.

Palace on Wheels, India’s luxury train, takes you on a journey through the magical destinations of Rajasthan like Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh and Udaipur. A visit to all these destinations provides you a glimpse into the culture and heritage of Rajasthan, while keeping you immersed in complete luxury in Palace on Wheels, the leading luxury train of India. Fabulous sightseeing and exploration meets royal pampering in the Palace on Wheels.

Rating 4.5

Detail Itinerary


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: The Pink City

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

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.

Day 4 Saturday Udaipur: City of Lake

0800 HRS: Arrival in the lake city Udaipur0815 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: The Golden City

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: The Blue City

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 / Agra

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.

Day 8 Wednesday Delhi: New Delhi

0400 HRS: Arrival in the Safdarjung Railway Station.

0730 HRS: An onboard breakfast followed by checkout and farewell formality.


Departure Dates for Season 2019 - 20
Month Departure Dates
Oct 2019 2,9,16,23,30
Nov 2019 6,13,20,27
Dec 2019 4,11,18,25
Jan 2020 1,8,15,22,29
Feb 2020 5,12,19,26
Mar 2020 4,11,18,25
Apr 2020 1,8,15,22,29

 Tariff for peak Season October 2019 to March 2020

(For International Travellers)

Price for Season 2019 - 20
Occupancy Type  Per Person Per Night  Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy USD 865 USD 6055
Twin sharing USD 650 USD 4550
Super Deluxe (SUITE) USD 1800 USD 12600

(For Indian Nationals Only)

Occupancy Type  Per Person Per Night  Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy INR 51900 INR 333600
Twin sharing INR 39000 INR 273000
Super Deluxe (SUITE) INR 108000 INR  756000

Tariff for Lean Season September 2019 & April 2020

(For International Travellers)

Occupancy Type  Per Person Per Night  Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy USD 650 USD 4550
Twin sharing USD 500 USD 3500
Super Deluxe (SUITE) USD 1800 USD 12600

(For Indian Nationals Only)

Occupancy Type  Per Person Per Night  Per Person Per Journey
Single occupancy INR 39000 INR 273000
Twin sharing INR 30000 INR 210000
 Super Deluxe (SUITE) INR 108000 INR 756000

 

Inclusions

THE FARE COVERS 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.

Exclusions

THE FARE DOESN'T COVERS THE FOLLOWING

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.
  • 60 days prior to departure pay the remaining 80% of ticket value.
A few of the significant specifics on the tariff of the Palace on Wheels are as:
  • A 10% surcharge is to be levied on all Christmas and New Year departures (25th December and 1st January respectively).
  • 5% GST will be charged extra.
  • Commercial Tax of USD 15 per person is applicable in addition to the tariff.
  • 10% of the tariff (without beds) for children less than 5 years.
  • 50% of the tariff for children between 5 and 12 years.
Cancelation Policy

Cancelation policies as mentioned in the tariff (FIT) are as:

  • In case of FITs
  • 10% of ticket value 90 days or more prior to departure date.
  • 20% of ticket value between 89 to 30 days prior to departure date.
  • 100% of ticket value 29 days prior to departure date.

Cancelation policies as mentioned in the tariff (for Groups) are as:

  • 95% of ticket value is returned if cancelled 89 days before departure.
  • 50% of ticket value is returned if cancelled between 31 to 88 days before departure.
  • No refund if cancelled 30 days before 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.

Note: A group of 15 paying persons will be called as group booking.