7 Nights Palace on Wheels Train Tour

About Palace On Wheels

This original luxury train of India was first introduced in 1984 using saloons of former Maharajas Of India.

Due to logistical reasons the Saloons of former Maharajas were soon replaced by Metre Gauge Train with sharing bathrooms.

In late 1990,s a broad gauge version of the train with attached bathrooms was introduced & for 2017 season a new train has been launched. This new version of Palace On Wheels train offers 39 Deluxe Cabins & Two Super Deluxe Cabins for guests with Two Restro-Bar Lounges & Spa saloon.

There is no provision of triple occupancy in the new train & maximum 2 persons>5 years can adjust in 1 Cabin

Destinations

Operates from New Delhi/New Delhi covering Pink City of Jaipur, Tiger Reserve of Ranthambhore, Chittor Fort; Lake City of Udaipur; Oasis in desert Jaisalmer; Fort town of Jodhpur; UNESCO World Heritage site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary & Taj Mahal in Agra

The concept of Palace On Wheels train tour is that you journey from one tourist destination to another,in comfort of your sleeping chambers & enjoy Pre-Paid Group Excursions & Sightseeing Trips during the Day,with Services of English Speaking Guides.

DAY 1 : Wednesday : New DELHI Depart

Self report at Safderjung Railway station by 430 p.m. for traditional welcome & check in formalities Guests are escorted to respective sleeping chambers & train soon departs.

DAY 2: Thursday: JAIPUR

Welcome to the first planned city of India,built in early 18th century & once the centre of Rajputs Royal families.It is also popularly known as The Pink City.

Morning visit the early 18th century built City Palace Complex with fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture Proceed for excursion to Amber Hill Fort Palace Complex,built in late 16th century. Enjoy Elephant joy ride up the steep ramparts Time free to shop for local textiles,semi precious stones & diamond jewellery Evening enjoy Cultural program with Gala dinner in Palace Hotel.

DAY 3 : Friday : Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve & Chittor Fort

Early morning excursion to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, famous for its tiger population. Other major wild animals include the tiger, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India.

Afternoon excursion to 8th century built Chittorgarh Fort,atop a wide plateau & having a number of water bodies.It was once home to the Mewar Dynasty-said to be one of the longest royal lineage Evening enjoy Sound & Light Show.

DAY 4: Saturday: UDAIPUR

Also called the City Of Lakes,the Mewar Dynasty Clan shifted & built this city in 16th Century. Morning visit City Palace complex ,originally built in 16th century & renovated in 18th Century. Enjoy Boat Ride in Lake Pichola Lunch in Palace hotel.Time free to shop for miniature paintings.

DAY 5: Sunday: JAISALMER

Jaisalmer lies in the heart of Harsh Thar desert, & surrounding sands have Golden Yellowish tinge Morning, walk through the bazaar & narrow streets of Jaisalmer Golden Fort, originally built in 12th century & renovated in 18th Century Afternoon proceed for excursion to shifting Sand Dunes of Sam & enjoy camel joy ride Later enjoy Cultural program & bonfire dinner under the stars,in the desert.

DAY 6: Monday: JODHPUR

Jodhpur was the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. & a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.

Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort Palace Complex,located atop a 400 feet hill & approachable only through meandering gateways.The foundation of the Fort was laid in 15th century,but work was completed only in 17th Century.There is a very impressive Museum collection in the complex.Walk to nearby located Jaswant Thada, an architectural 19th century landmark in white marble & built as a memorial to local Royalty Lunch in Palace Hotel.

Day 7: Tue: BIRD SANCTUARY & THE TAJ MAHAL

Early Morning ,enjoy cycle rickshaw ride through narrow pathways of Bharatpur Bird sanctuary ,an UNESCO World heritage site & home to over 230 species of birds.

Afternoon visit UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort,once seat of power & capital of The Mughal Dynasty Proceed to the Taj Mahal,an UNESCO World Heritage Site & more popularly renowned as One of the Seven Wonders of Modern World Time free to Shop for marble mementoes.

Day 8: Wed: DELHI Return

Palace On Wheels train returns to Safderjung Railway Station by 530 a.m. in the morning.
Check out by 715 a.m. after early breakfast.

Tour Ends

Palace On Wheels - SCHEDULE

7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour depart Ex New Delhi
Month Depart Dates(on Wednesday)
May 2017 to August 2017 No Operations
Sept 2017 06, 13, 20, 27
Oct 2017 04, 11, 18, 25
Nov 2017 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Dec 2017 06, 13, 20*, 27*
Jan 2018 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 2018 07, 14, 21, 28
March 2018 07, 14, 21, 28
April 2018 04, 11, 18, 25

Note:

  • Discounted Rates for Two Months of April & September
  • High Season Rates from October to March]
  • 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for Xmas* & New Year Eve* departs

7 Nights PALACE ON WHEELS Train tour TARIFF

High Season: From Oct 2017 to March 2018
CABIN TYPE Cost for Foreign Nationals (in US$) Cost for Indian Nationals (in Indian Rupees)
Deluxe Cabin for 1 Person On Single Occupancy US$ 6055 Rs. 3,63,300/-
Deluxe Cabin for 2 Persons On Double Occupancy US$ 9100 Rs. 5,46,000/-
Super Deluxe Cabin for 1 Person On Single Occupancy US$ 12,600 Rs. 7,56,000/-
Super Deluxe Cabin for 2 Persons On Double Occupancy US$ 12,600 Rs. 7,56,000/-
Note:
  • Government Taxes Extra as applicable on date of journey.
  • 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 20 & 27 Dec 2017 departs.
Low Season: For Two Months of Sept 2017 & April 2018
CABIN TYPE Cost for Foreign Nationals (in US$) Cost for Indian Nationals (in Indian Rupees)
Deluxe Cabin for 1 Person On Single Occupancy US$ 4550 Rs. 2,73,000/-
Deluxe Cabin for 2 Persons On Double Occupancy US$ 7000 Rs. 4,20,000/-
Super Deluxe Cabin for 1 Person On Single Occupancy On Request On Request
Super Deluxe Cabin for 2 Persons On Double Occupancy On Request On Request
Note:
  • Government Taxes Extra as applicable on date of journey.

Important:

  • High Season From Oct to March
  • Low Season 2 Months of April & Sept
  • Dual Tariff for Indians & Foreign Passport Holders

Booking Terms & Conditions

Important:

  • Maximum Three persons above 5 years can travel in One cabin.
  • Children< 12 years are charged 50% of adult cost.
  • Children< 5 years are charged 10% of adult cost(but not provided bed).
  • Train Tour will operate subject to Minimum Twenty Passengers (or advance received will be refunded)

Train Tour Cost Includes:

Onboard Stay in A/C Sleeping Chambers with private washrooms & shower cubicle; Daily 3 meals; Group excursions & sightseeing tours by air-conditioned buses with English speaking Guide; Monument entrance fees, Elephant joy ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur; Camel joy ride in sand dunes at Jaisalmer; Boat ride in Lake Pichola at Udaipur; Jungle safari to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in open canters, Cycle rickshaw ride in Bharatpur Bird sanctuary.

Extra Costs (not included):

Video Camera fees at monuments & game parks; alcoholic & non- alcoholic beverages; laundry; room services; telephone calls; tips; porter charges, tour insurance; airport transfers; hotel stay & all other expenses of personal nature.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

RTDC (Tourism dept of rajasthan Govt) is the principal Train Operator of Palace On Wheels & liability of Royal Indian Trains is limited to that of booking agent only Client is liable to pay taxes as vaild on date of journey & not as collected/quoted at time of booking

Booking Procedure:

  • Advise date of journey & number of cabins required
  • Forward Name/Sex/Nationality of all the passengers to process booking
  • In case of Children< 12 yrs ,ALSO advise date of birth
  • Booking will be confirmed on receipt of advance deposit of 25% of ticket value
  • Balance Payment must reach us 60 days before tour depart
  • Booking request made < 60 days before tour depart ,will be confirmed on one time receipt of full tour amount

Cancellation Terms:

  • Cancellation request must be made in writing & acknowledged by us
  • Cancellation charge of 20% on ticket value if request received >61 days before tour depart
  • Cancellation charge of 50% on ticket value if request received between 31 to 60 days before tour depart
  • Full 100% cancellation levy if request received<31 days before tour depart
  • Train Tour Operator(RTDC) reserves the right to cancel scheduled depart due to technical reasons/R low occupancy & in such a case The Client will be refunded the amount received for train tour booking(with no further liability)
  • Disputes(if any) are limited to jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi(India) onlyi

Payment Options:

  • By Online Credit Card Authorization
    OR
  • Swift Wire Transfer
    OR
  • Indians can pay by RTGS/NEFT Transfer

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