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Palace on Wheels Train

Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
(7 Nights / 8 Days)

Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation along with the Indian Railways, introduced the first luxury train in India in 1982, called the Palace on Wheels. The train being inspired by the personal carriages of former Maharajas', Nizams and Viceroys of India takes you to the past ages of Indian royalty.

Avail the top-notch facilities inside the luxury cabins of the train. Experience the royal atmosphere and get pampered inside the train. A pleasant vacation is ensured in Rajasthan through this journey. This train is awarded as the World’s 4th Best Luxury Train in the year 2010 for it offers an outstanding and authentic tour.

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Detail Itinerary


Explore the best of the land of Maharajas'-Rajasthan in 7 nights and 8 days through Palace on Wheels. The journey will let you get the glimpses of World Heritage Sites like Taj Mahal, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Chittorgarh Fort and Amber Fort. The journey covers major destinations such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, City of Lakes-Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Ranthambore.

Day 01 Wednesday Delhi - Journey of A Lifetime Begins

1600 hrs : Reporting at Safdarjung Railway Station and check in
1830 hrs : Leave for Jaipur
1930 hrs : Dinner at Palace on Wheels

Day 02 Thursday Jaipur (The Pink City)

0345 hrs : Arrival in Jaipur
0700 hrs : Breakfast onboard Palace on Wheels
0800 hrs : Traditional welcome at Jaipur Railway Station
0830 hrs : De-board and city tour
1330 hrs : Lunch at Amber Fort
1500 hrs : Amber Fort tour
1630 hrs : Local market tour
1800 hrs : Tea and leisure
1900 hrs : Back to Jaipur
2000 hrs : Dinner at Jai Mahal Palace
Book This Train 2200 hrs : Onward journey to Sawai Madhopur

Day 03 Friday Sawai Madhopur / Chittorgarh

0600 hrs : Jungle safari to Ranthambore National Park
0915 hrs : breakfast at forest lodge
1000 hrs : Back to Palace on Wheels
1030 hrs : Leave for Chittorgarh
1300 hrs : Lunch
1600 hrs : Arrival in Chittorgarh
1630 hrs : Chittorgarh Fort sightseeing tour
1800 hrs : Tea and refreshments at Chittorgarh Fort’s cafeteria, enjoy beautiful light and sound show

Day 04 Saturday Udaipur (City of Lake)

0800 hrs : Arrival in Udaipur- “the Lake City”
0815 hrs : Breakfast in a deluxe hotel
0900 hrs : Udaipur city tour
1330 hrs : Lunch in a heritage hotel
1430 hrs : Boat ride in Lake Pichola
1500 hrs : Back to the railway station
1530 hrs : Tea & refreshments onboard Palace on Wheels (on journey to Jaisalmer)
1930 hrs : Dinner aboard Palace on Wheels

Day 05 Sunday Jaisalmer (The Golden City)

0915 hrs : Jaisalmer city tour
1330 hrs : Onboard lunch in Palace on Wheels or at deluxe Moomal Hotel
1530 hrs : Tea and refreshments in Jaisalmer, a camel ride
1930 hrs : Royal dinner and colorful cultural program
2300 hrs : Embark the train and leave for Jodhpur

Day 06 Monday Jodhpur (The Blue City)

0915 hrs : Jaisalmer city tour
1330 hrs : Onboard lunch in Palace on Wheels or at deluxe Moomal Hotel
1530 hrs : Tea and refreshments in Jaisalmer, a camel ride
1930 hrs : Royal dinner and colorful cultural program
2300 hrs : Embark the train and leave for Jodhpur

Day 07 Monday Bharatpur / Agra

0600 hrs : Leave for Keoladeo Ghana National Park
0730 hrs : Breakfast in a deluxe lodge (of the forest)
0830 hrs : Embark the train
0845 hrs : Leave for Agra
1030 hrs : Arrive in Agra
1100 hrs : Agra city tour
1330 hrs : Lunch in a deluxe hotel of Agra
1500 hrs : A visit to Taj Mahal
1730 hrs : City market tour
1830 hrs : Enjoy light and sound show

Day 08 Sunday Delhi(Departure)

Delhi - The Memories For A Lifetime Begins .............
0600 Hours Arrival at Delhi Cantt
The next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

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Train Facilities


Cabins

The Palace on Wheels has cabins with the influence from the personal carriages of the former Maharajas' of India. The train is well equipped with the modern amenities to satisfy the needs of travelers. The cabins are named after the former royal rajputana states.
The major components of the train within the cabin are:

  • The 14 carriages of the train are named as follows
    Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bundi, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Kota, Dholpur, Kishangarh, Dungarpur, Sirohi and Jhalawar.
  • The interior of the coaches are adorned with royal and luxurious furnishings and upholstery, along with miniature paintings and mirror work.
  • Mini Pantry
  • Individual restrooms
  • An attendant called ‘Khidmatgar’
  • Channel Music system

Dining

The train consists of restaurants or kitchen cum dining cars, which serve its guests with mouth-watering multi-cuisine like European and Indian delicacies. Mewari cuisines are served majorly. A la carte menu and table d’hôte meals are offered to the travelers as per their choice, which is included in the train’s tariff. Hygiene and matchless taste are consistently maintained.
The restaurants are known as:

  • Maharaja Restaurant
  • Maharani Restaurant

Bar

The Palace on Wheels offers you with a relaxed environment to enjoy a drink. The bar of the train is stocked with the finest alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks.

Sitting Lounge

The Palace on Wheels has a sitting lounge for you to relax after an exhausting day and for sightseeing. The comfy furniture with royal art-crafts will give you pleasant moments of relaxation.

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Spa

The Spa on the train will help you to get a rejuvenated mind, body and soul. Take on the Spa sessions to enjoy the services offered by the professional therapists and get treated.

Other Facilities

  • Travel Kit (on Arrival)
  • Mineral Water
  • Toiletries
  • Luggage Collection
  • News Paper or Magazine
  • Mail box
  • 24X7 Doctor on call
  • Journeys

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Palace on Wheels Departure Dates - 2017 & 2018

Month Departure Dates
January, 2017 25
February, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22
March, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April, 2017 5, 12, 19, 26
Setember, 2017 6, 13, 20,27
October, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25
November, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December, 2017 6, 13, 20, 27
January, 2018 3, 10, 17, 24
February, 2018 7, 14, 21, 28
March, 2018 7, 14, 21, 28
April, 2018 4, 11, 18, 25

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Peak Season
(From Oct 2016 till March 2017 Departs & Oct 2017 till March 2018 Departs )

Cabin Type Per Person Per Night Cost Total Cost (7 Nights & 8 Days)
Single occupancy USD 865 USD 6055
Twin sharing USD 650 USD 4550
Triple sharing USD 575 USD 4025

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Lean Season
( Valid for 4 Months of Sept 2016; April 2017; Sept 2017 & April 2018 Departs )

Cabin Type Per Person Per Night Cost Total Cost (7 Nights & 8 Days)
Single occupancy USD 650 USD 4500
Twin sharing USD 500 USD 3500
Triple sharing USD 450 USD 3150

Terms & Conditions

  • Children below the age of 5 years can travel with a 10% of charge of the total cost of the journey. For children in the age group of 5 to 12 years, half of the journey cost will be charged. At the time of issuance of tickets, age proof certificate of the child/children needs to be furnished.
  • For special festive departures like Christmas (25th December) and New Year (1st January), a surcharge of 10% will be added on the total fare of the Palace on Wheels train tour.
  • On total journey price of Palace on Wheels, Service Tax @ 9% will be applicable.
  • Against the payment of commercial taxes, USD 15 will be charged per pax in addition to the tariff.
  • The above mentioned tariff is subject to change without a prior notification.

Inclusions/Exclusions

The fare of Palace on Wheels 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.

The fare of Palace on Wheels doesn't cover 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)
  • 50% of the tariff at the time of the confirmation of the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of the tariff needs to be paid 60 days prior to departure.
For group tours
  • 50% of the tariff while confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of the tariff 75 days prior to the journey.

Cancellation Policy

In case of travelers want to cancel the tour, they need to intimate Palace on Wheels via fax or e-mail. The refund of the money is solely based upon the number of days left for the departure of the train :

For the fully independent travelers (FITs)-
  • In case cancellation is made 60 days prior to departure, 95% of ticket value will be refunded.
  • In case cancellation is made 30-59 days prior to departure, 80% of the ticket value will be refunded.
  • If the travelers made the cancellation in less than 30 days before departure, 0% of ticket value will be refunded.
In case of group tours -
  • 90% of ticket value will be returned if the tour is cancelled 60 days prior to departure.
  • 0% of the ticket value will be returned in case the cancellation is made 0 to 59 days before departure.
*The Itinerary and tariff of Palace on Wheels is subject to change without a prior notification.

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