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Palace on Wheels Rajasthan- Packages (A Royal Train Journey)



Palace on Wheel Tour
Day 01 : New Delhi
Day 02 : Jaipur
Day 03 : Jaisalmer
Day 04 : Jodhpur
Day 05 : Sawai Madhopur
Day 05 : Chittaugarh
Day 06 : Udaipur
Day 07 : Bharatpur
Day 07 : Agra
Day 08 : Delhi

Palace on Wheels Rajasthan majestic gift of Rajasthan Tourism in alliance with Indian Railway is a celebrated, distinctive and luxurious train known for its world-class accommodation and sophisticated amenities. Achieving a prominent position in the top ten lavish trains of the world, Palace on Wheels Rajasthan offers an extremely deluxe journey to the visitors of Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra. Within these eight days and seven nights tour the guests are provided with all the generous hospitality not been offered by any other locomotives in India. It is an opportunity to explore the bygone era of princes, palaces and forts of colorful Rajasthan, the tells the travelers that journey itself a destination. Palace on Wheels Rajasthan

You can explore many fascinating places of Incredible India by availing the splendid tour on Palace on Wheels Rajasthan India. It is one of the luxury trains of the world. By availing the Palace on Wheels India, you can witness the incomparable and incredible places of India like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Modhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Agra and Delhi. Enjoy the beauty and royalty of the spiritual land ofIndia by exploring in the luxury train. You can ensure high-class accommodation facility with all modern amenities inside this luxury train. You can enjoy heavenly luxury during this one-week excursion on Palace on Wheels India tour. While passing through the state of Rajasthan you can witness the fascinating glimpses of the ancient monuments and forts that reveals glory in every walk of life.

Coaches of Palace on Wheels -
Palace on Wheels The magnificent beauty of the coaches of Palace on Wheels are beyond desciption. The Palace on Wheels comprises of 14 luxury coaches. Each and every coach is named after the princely states. The names of the coaches are like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Kota, Bundi, Bikaner, Udaipur, and so on. There are four twin bedded chambers in each coach. You can find attached washrooms, intercom, and wall-to-wall carpeting. There are two magnificent restaurants namely “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani”. Dine here to taste delicious Chinese, Continental, and Indian dishes. The Rajasthani cuisines are also served in these restaurants. Also, Indian and international brands of liquors and wines are available in a well stocked bar. You can also avail the facility of the personal assistant during your tour on .

Facilities Offered -

Palace on Wheels Accommodation : 14 fully air conditioned deluxe salons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.

Luggage Collection : Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective salons without your worrying about it.

Arrival Kit : Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service.

Attendant 'Khidmatgar' : An attendant or 'Khidmatgar' is always available at your service, to take care of your travel needs.

Meals : An exotic array of dishes to choose from - Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines are available on the Palace-On-Wheels.

Mineral Water : The greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. water is made available to you in its purest form. Mineral water is made available to you all through the journey.

Newspapers/Magazines : The leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.

Security : Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.

Toiletries : All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are provided in the train.

Wine : A complimentary bottle of fine Indian wine to the royal guests (per cabin), courtesy Palace-On-Wheels.

For Disabled Persons : There is special; assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for manual assistance.

Palace on Wheels Restaurants : Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants; "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani" serve mouth watering Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines that would definitely make way to your heart through your stomach.

Shopping : Certain handicrafts and other special items of Rajasthani origin can be bought from State Govt. owned Emporia while you visit the places covered by the Palace-On-Wheels.

Common Facilities : Bar, Indoor Games, Chess, Playing Cards, Chinese Checkers, Carrom Board and Crossword Puzzles are available. A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and indulging in games. A mail box is provided on board, for posting your mail. First Aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call at very next station.

Tour Details: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Places Covered :

NEW DELHI - JAIPUR - JAISALMER - JODHPUR - SAWAI MODHOPUR - CHITTAURGARH - UDAIPUR - BHARATPUR - AGRA - DELHI

Months of Operation :

October till March : High Season tariff Applicable
September & April : Lean Season Discounted tariff Applicable

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 - Wednesday - NEW DELHI :

Reporting Time 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
The splendid journey starts from the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Before the Palace on Wheels week tour cruises along the fascinating land of Rajasthan you will receive a warm and traditional welcome.

Day 2 - Thursday - JAIPUR :
Arrival 03.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs.

The initial stop of the Palace-on-Wheels is Jaipur, popularly known as the pink city and one of the most well planned cities of the world. In 1727 A.D., the capital city, Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Explore the Hawa Mahal on an air-conditioned coach or the Palace of Winds. Palace of Winds is a remarkable five storied building. Then a visit to Amber Fort will provide you a opportunity to ride an elephant to climb up the hill. Enjoy lunch at a Five Star Hotel  of the city followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory.

Day 3 - Friday - JAISALMER :
Arrival 09.00 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs.
Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. This city was founded in 1156 A.D. by Rawal Jaisal. The magnificent yellow sandstone fort is an appealing sight of the city. Here you can discover the painstakingly latticed havelis and splendid 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. Here you can witness fine pattu shawls, mirror work and embroidered articles, splendid wooden boxes, trinkets ,fine silver jewellery and curios. Enjoy cultural programmer at a Five Star hotel.

Day 4 - Saturday - JODHPUR :
Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.
Next morning the Palace-on-Wheels will take you to the fascinating city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is a city ringed by a high wall made of stone with seven gates and several bastions. This city was founded by Rao Jodha in the year 1459 A.D. It is the largest city of Rajasthan. Here you can witness Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. These monuments are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Jaswant Thada lies near fort complex. Also you can witness a group of royal cenotaphs, which is made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-Wheels.

Day 5 - Sunday -SAWAI MODHOPUR :
Arrival 04.00 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs.
The next exploration in Rajasthan reveals a sense a life of the wilderness on the Palace-on-Wheels takes you to Sawai Madhopur. This city was named after the founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After your arrival in this fascinating place, visit Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary spreads upto an area of 392 sq. kms and it is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, jackal and fox are some of the members of the carnivorous population here. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh.

Day 5 - Sunday - CHITTAURGARH :
Arrival 16.00 hrs. Departure 05.30 hrs (next day)
After lunch on board you will arrive at Chittaurgarh. The historical legacies reveal images of love and velour; scars of battles, reflecting the history of defeat and won.

Day 6 - Monday - UDAIPUR :
Arrival 07:30 hrs. Departure 17.30 hrs.
In 1559 A.D., the city of Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar. The most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the marble palaces- the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir that appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. Enjoy lunch at a Five Star Hotel.

Day 7 - Tuesday - BHARATPUR :
Arrival 06.30 hrs. Departure 9.00 hrs.
Early morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur. After breakfast, witness the famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park. In this Park you can witness thousands of Egrets, migratory Water Fowl, Siberian Cranes, and many other species of birds.

Day 7: Tuesday - AGRA :
Arrival 12.00 hrs. Departure 21.00 hrs.
Upon arrival in the Agra City, visit the Agra Fort. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, which is an astounding and unique monument of its own kind. It is one of the seven wonder of the world. The emperor Shah Jahan built this tomb in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.

Day 8 - Wednesday – DELHI :
Arrival 04.00 hrs.
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station at 04.00 hrs. Breakfast on board, and undoubtedly the unforgettable memories of the past week will linger on your mind for a long, long time.

Tour Schedule
Spend you time with sheer luxury and splendid touring, experiencing the lifestyles of the "maharajas" of yore. Avail the magnificent opportunity to enjoy and witness exquisite palaces, forts, gardens and lakes.
The Palace on Wheels Tour starts on Every Wednesday of the week from New Delhi.
Reporting time is 16:30 hrs at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station where a Royal Reception awaits for your arrival.
This prestigious train departs from Safdarjung Railway Station at 17:45 hrs.

Months of Operation
October till March : High Season tariff Applicable

April & September : Lean Season Discounted tariff Applicable. (Since, the palatial train requires a lot of renovation and maintenance. The Train thus does not operate in the months of May, June, July & August).

Occupancy Type   January to March 2008
(per person per night)
Total for 7 nights
(per person)
Single occupancy US $ 560 3920
Double occupancy US $ 419 2933
Triple occupancy US $ 340 2380

Occupancy Type   April 2008 & Sept 2008
(per person per night)
Total for 7 nights
(per person)
Single occupancy US $ 415 2905
Double occupancy US $ 322 2254
Triple occupancy US $ 260 1820

Half Fare For Children Between 5 And 12 Years of Age.
(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)

Please note :-

• 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
• @ 3.09% Service Tax shall be levied on the .

In case of FITs
• 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
• 20% of ticket value 30-59 days prior to departure.
• 100% of ticket value between less than 30 days prior to departure.

In case of Group and Charter
• 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
• 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.

No show/En route termination of tour /amendment :
No Show: In case of No Show/Non-arrival of the guest no refund/adjustment in future
   travel will be admissible.

En route termination of tour: In case of termination of tour by the guest, no
   refund/adjustment for future travel will be admissible.

Amendment: No charges will be levied for amended dates of tour of Palace on Wheels
   and amendment will be permitted once only subject to availability.

CHECK-IN TIME :
Reporting time is 4 PM at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.
• No charter can be booked during X-Mas & New Year period.
• Tariff Subject to change without notice.

The Palace On Wheels Tour Cost Includes :

Tariff is inclusive of travel/ catering/ conducted sightseeing/ entrance fee at monuments/ parks/ palaces/ cultural programs/ camel ride at Jaisalmer/ boat ride at Udaipur/ rickshaw ride at Bharatpur and for still cameras. Guest has to pay for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.

Exclusive Charter :

Companies can organize a "Business-cum-Pleasure" trip by chartering the truly luxurious Palace on Wheels for their conferences. Special deals are available for groups and charters.

For Indian Travelers :

Indian passengers can pay in equivalent Rupee (INR) amount, at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment.

Reservation :

• 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
• Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION

Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to Indian Horizons. On cancellation, refund will be made. Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows.

In case of FITs

• 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
• 20% of ticket value 30-59 days prior to departure.
• 100% of ticket value between less than 30 days prior to departure.

In case of Group and Charter :

• 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
• 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.

No show/En route termination of tour /amendment :

• No Show: In case of No Show/Non-arrival of the guest no refund/adjustment in future travel will be admissible.
• En route termination of tour: In case of termination of tour by the guest, no refund/adjustment for future travel will be admissible.
• Amendment: No charges will be levied for amended dates of tour of Palace on Wheels and amendment will be permitted once only subject to availability.

CHECK-IN TIME :
Reporting time is 4 PM at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.
Newspapers/Magazines :
The leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.

RELEVENT INFORMATION FOR THE TOURISTS

HISTORY OF PALACE ON WHEELS

ROUTE MAP OF PALACE ON WHEELS

MEALS

The two restaurant cars, The Maharaja and The Maharani, serve a range of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Menus are changed seasonally.

CLIMATE
Varies from 8°C to 25°C between October to March.

CLOTHING RECOMMENDED Light tropical / light woolens.

OTHER FACILITIES
Doctor on call at the next station. Money exchange facility/All credit cards accepted. All safety and security arrangement along with the complimentary mineral water in the coach. Assistance for travel arrangements after completion of the tour.

A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and indulging in games. A mail box is provided on board, for posting your mail. First Aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call at very next station.


 


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