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Palace on Wheels

7 Nights / 8 Days

Highlights :

Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Package Includes:

Accommodation

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Sightseeing

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Meal

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Transfer

ITINERARY

DAY 1

(Wednesday) Depart Delhi 

The guests are given a traditional welcome at the Safdarjung Railway Station at 4 PM where they proceed with the check-in formalities. At 6.30 PM the vibrantly decorated Palace on Wheels begins its eight-day odyssey cutting across the scenic landscapes and rich heritage of India with its first stop at Jaipur. A sumptuous dinner is served on board.

DAY 2

(Thursday) Jaipur

The guests enjoy a delectable breakfast aboard The Palace on Wheels as it royallymarches into the pink city.After a grand welcome by shenai and garlands, the guests depart by coach to experience the treasure trove of artefacts at the Albert Hall Museum followed by a host of architectural marvels – Hawa Mahal, JantarMantar, City Palace etc. A pleasant lunch is served around 1.30 PM at 1135 AD Restaurant followed by a visit to the Amber Fort – adorned with red sandstone and marbles standing testimony to its perennial charm. At 3PM the guests can shop in the buzzing atmosphere of the local markets that sell a huge array of items including handicrafts, sweets and savouries pertaining to the local culture. Around 8PM the travellers return back to the train for dinner on board.The odyssey continues to SawaiMadhopur from Durgapura Railway Station in Japiur at 8PM.

DAY 3

(Friday) SawaiMadhopur – Chittorgarh

The guests disembark for a safari in the Ranthambore National Park located in the heart of the Aravalli and Vindhya Range. Amidst picturesque locales, the sanctuary offers a fine view of the animals, in particular the Bengal tigers which could be seen in their natural habitat. The entourage leaves for Chittorgarh at 10.20 AM with breakfast served on board. During the course of the journey, guests can have a leisure time at the bar,

enjoy a few drinks and converse with fellow passengers over their inherent love for travel. The Palace on Wheels reaches Chittorgarh at 3 PM and on arrival the guests explore the forts and castles of a bygone era that echoes the heroism and pride of the Rajput clan. The guests go for a quick exploration of the city, revelling in the various sightings the city has to offer and return to the fort for Tea and a fun-filled light and sound programme. Dinner is served on board the train.

DAY 4

(Saturday) Udaipur

The entourage leaves for Udaipur at 2AM in the morning and breakfast at 7.30AM. The guests are taken for a tour around the city’s historical garden – Saheliyon Ki Bari regarded as the most popular tourist space replete with kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants followed by a visit to the city palace and the crystal gallery that provide a breath-taking view of its cultural significance. A sumptuous lunch awaits the guests at the Fateh Prakash Hotel after which they proceed to a boat ride to the resplendent Jagmandir Palace for tea. The Palace on Wheels set on its journey cutting across Rajasthan and moving towards its north western frontier of Jaisalmer at 4 PM.

DAY 5

(Sunday) Jaisalmer 

The last princely bastion of Rajasthan, tucked deep in the Thar Desert, The Palace on Wheels reaches the quaint city of Jaisalmer around 9.00 AM. The guests embark on a sightseeing tour to the serene spot ofGadsasirSagar Lake,stunning forts and the innumerable havelis– including the eponymous Patwonki Haveli and the Nathmaljiki Haveli – that project the strong valour of its rulers and an aesthetic representation of its times. The guests get to enjoy refreshing lunchon boardand embark for camel rides and tea on the samsand. At 11.45 PM the prestigious Palace on Wheels leaves Jaisalmer and heads towards Jodhpur.

DAY 6

(Monday) Jodhpur

The Palace on Wheels journeys into the Blue City of Jodhpur at 7 AM and breakfast is served at 07.30AM. Upon reaching, the guests explore the architectural and magnificent marvel of Mehrangarh Fort and the surrounding cenotaphof JaswanthThada. Celebrate a glimpse of the history at the UmaidBhavan Museum and cap it all off by shopping in the nearby local markets. A grand lunch is served at the royal AjitBhawan Palace. The train sets off for Bharatpur soon after.

DAY 7

(Tuesday) Bharatpur – Agra

The train arrives in the early hours of the morning for a recreational visit to the KeolaDeo National Park, the erstwhile duck hunting reserve of the Maharajas for bird-watching and photography. The guest are served breakfast on board the train and depart for the onward journey to Agra at 9AM. On arrival at Agra Railway Station around 11 AM, the guests visit the historic Agra fort. At 3 PM, the journey moves to the famed marvel of Mughals – Taj Mahal. A delightful lunch isserved at Hotel Clarks Shiraz at 1.30PM. This is followed by shopping and exploration of the local markets. The Palace on Wheels begins its journey towards Delhi at 8.45 PM

DAY 8

(Wednesday) Delhi Return

The incredibletravel aboard the Palace on Wheels reaches its finale on arrival at theSafdarjung Railway Station at 2.30 AM. The guests are served breakfast at 6.00 AM after which the staff bid a fond farewell to the travellers.

Season 2019-20

Prices in US $
Occupancy
Sept 2019 & Apr 2020
Oct 2019 to March 2020
Description

Single

US$ 650 per night

US$ 865 per night

Single Cabin

Double/Twin

US$ 500 per person per night

US$ 650 per person per night

Twin Sharing Cabin

Super Deluxe

US$ 1800 per cabin per night

US$ 1800 per cabin per night

Double Super Deluxe Cabin

Prices in INR for Indian Natonal
Occupancy
Sept 2019 & Apr 2020
Oct 2019 to March 2020
Description

Single

INR 39000 per night

INR 51900 per night

Single Cabin

Double/Twin

INR 30000 per person per night

INR 39000 per person per night

Twin Sharing Cabin

Super Deluxe

INR 108000 per cabin per night

INR 108000 per cabin per night

Double Super Deluxe Cabin

Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions

 Booking Policy:
  • 20% of ticket value plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure date.
Cancellation Policy:
  • 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.
For USD bookings:
The payable amount in INR should be credited in our account as per the rate of exchange

Freebies 

Honeymooners / Silver & Golden Wedding Jubliee

  • A bottle of Sparkling wine & fruit basket
*Client has to carry wedding card which should not be older than 6 months
 
Birthdays
  • Cake and Bottle of wine
 

Package Exclusions

  • 10% extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • 5% GST will be extra as applicable.
  • 50% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children between 05-12 years of age
  • 10% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children below 05 years.
  • The tariff structure for the guests having Indian Identity proof (Passport/Voter ID/Aadhaar) will be applicable.
  • 5% TDS on commission will be charged

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 will be decided on merits on a case to case basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.
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