Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels Discover the Wonders of India Riding This Ultra-Luxurious Train

Unfolding the luxurious era of raja-maharajas in the most spectacular way, Palace on Wheels is a majestic train journey in India. Hop on this train and explore the most charismatic facets of royal Rajasthan that still narrates legendary stories of the past world. The train depicts Indian heritage and welcomes its guests with the warmth of Indian hospitality where guests are considered as equal to god.

Offering 7 nights/8 days of a royal journey, Palace on Wheels takes you through the most priceless treasure troves of Rajasthan, including Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambhor National Park, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur bird sanctuary, and passes through Agra before returning to Delhi, the capital of India.

History

Palace on Wheels is the real pride of Indian Railways. On rolling back wheels of time, kings and the Viceroy of British India used to travel in these coaches. However, after independence, these coaches were not used and remained parked in the state. On 26th January, 1982, the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways rolled out this special heritage train to offer the taste of Rajasthan’s opulence to travellers visiting India

Luxury at its Best

This train matches the interiors of the majestic state with 14 carriages, 2 restaurants cum kitchen cars, one Bar cum Lounge and 4 service Cars. A dining experience on the Palace on Wheels is worth cherishing. Dine like Maharaja and Maharani at the beautiful restaurants of the train that serve world renowned cuisines, including some signature dishes of Rajasthani and Marwari cuisine. Spend your evenings at the bar, serving a host of fine wines and other non-alcoholic beverages. 

Guests experience an exuberance and luxurious feeling as they ride on this fully air-conditioned train in which carriages have been beautified with royal furniture, handicrafts, paintings and rich silk fabrics. The unmatched services and grand appeal of the train is worth experiencing and it is surely a journey of a lifetime for everyone willing to walk down the memory lanes in India.

Special Activities

Palace on Wheels offers guests numerous activities to keep them entertained while giving them a taste of Indian cultures and traditions. Special regional dance performances and puppet shows overwhelm the guests. The sights of talented local dancers performing Ghoomar Dance, Chari Dance, Fire Dance, Terah Thali and Kalbelia Dance add to the fun element.

Other Special Facilities

Indoor Games: Guests can indulge in indoor games like crossword puzzles, carom board, chess, Chinese checkers, playing cards, etc.

Internet: The train is Wi-Fi enabled to let the guests stay connected with rest of the world.

Souvenir: The train houses a special souvenir shop The Bazaar selling Rajasthani handicraft items, traditional artefacts, curios and ethnic dresses.

Events on Board: Arrangements for business meeting, Conferences and Royal Weddings are available.

Royal Spa: A well equipped spa to let the guests rejuvenate their mind and body through therapeutic massages.

Attendant or Khidmatgar: A special attendant, called Khidmatgar, is always available to cater to the needs of the guests.

So, be a part of this imperial journey that carries the sophistication of Indian courtesy in the most beautiful way.

The luxurious Palace on Wheels offers 7 Nights/ 8 Days tour, soaked in luxury and royalty to the hilt. The train starts from Delhi on every Wednesday of the week.

Day 01 - Wednesday: Delhi

Embark on your royal journey on the Palace on Wheels from Delhi Cant. railway station at 17:45 hrs. Honours its guests with a warm and traditional welcome. Enjoy delicious dinner on board at 20:00 hrs.

Day 02 - Thursday: Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan at 02:00 hrs. Receive a royal welcome with elephants and a Shehnai recitation. Jaipur is a fascinating city planned according to Vaastu Shastra by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 A.D. Enjoy lunch at the famed Rambagh Palace Hotel. Visit the mesmerizing Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort and the City Palace. Return to Palace on Wheels at around 18:30 hrs. Dinner on board. The train departs at 19:30 for Jaisalmer.

Day 03 -Sunday: Sawai Madhopur

Arrive in Sawai Madhopur at 04:00 hrs. Tourists from across the globe come here to visit its renowned Ranthambore National Park. Famous for tigers, the park provides shelter to a variety of wildlife species. The other attraction is Ranthambore Fort. After sightseeing return to the train and head towards Chittaurgarh at 10:30 hrs.

Reach Chittaurgarh, the indomitable city, at 15:30 hrs. The city is dominated by the fortified Chittaurgarh Fort, the largest fort of India. It reverberates with history of heroism and bravery. Visit the fort, Vijay Stambh(Tower of Victory) and the Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame). Leave for Udaipur.

Day 04 -Monday: Udaipur

Arrive in Udaipur at 15:30 hrs., a beautiful city founded in the year 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh. Popularly known as the "city of lakes and palaces", Udaipur is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities of India. Visit the arresting Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir and Lake Palace. Relish your lunch at Lake Palace Heritage hotel. Post lunch, visit the enchanting City Palace.

Day 05 - Friday: Jaisalmer

Arrive in Jaisalmer, the Golden City famous for its fort and havelis, at around 08:15 hrs. It was established in 1156 by Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. Visit the stunning Patwon ki haveli and Nathmalji ki haveli, the architectural masterpieces. Post lunch, enjoy camel safari in the unfathomable sand dunes. Have a good time watching the cultural programmes at a hotel in the city. Relish your dinner on the sand dunes under the moonlit sky. Return to the train. The train, at 23:00 hrs, continues its journey to the next halt, Jodhpur.

Day 06 - Saturday: Jodhpur

Arrive in Jodhpur, a wonderful city nestled on the foothills of a sandstone hill. An oasis in the desert, Jodhpur is a fortified city with high stonewall pierced with seven gates. Visit its attractions - Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. Enjoy a royal lunch at the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Return to the Palace on Wheels. The train leaves at 15:30 hrs for Sawai Madhopur.

Day 07 - Tuesday: Bharatpur-Agra

Arrive in Bharatpur at 06:30 hrs. Post breakfast, explore the wilderness of the world famous Bharatpur National Park. Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Park is a home to an amazing variety of birds, both resident and migratory. Apart from avian species, it also houses a variety of other wildlife species. Depart Bharatpur at 11:45 for Agra.

Arrive Fatehpur Sikri at 14:30 hrs. Visit its famous attraction- Mosque and Tomb of Salim Chishti ( a Muslim Sufi saint) built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Post lunch at a hotel in Agra, visit the incredible Taj Mahal. It is one of the seven wonders of the world, symbolizing eternal love. Beautifully located on the banks of River Yamuna, it was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Dinner on board.

Day 08 - Wednesday: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at Delhi Cant. railway station at 6:00 hrs. Breakfast on board. This marks the end of your royal journey, leaving you with a record of golden memories.

Valid from Season 2019 & 2020

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 National
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

# 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.
# 5% TDS on commission will be charged
# The tariff structure for the guests having Indian Identity proof (Passport/Voter ID/Aadhaar/ will be applicable.

# The tariff is inclusive of cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, sightseeing tours, entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces and entertainment.
# Tariff does not include liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.
The above Tariff is subject to change without notice.
Service Tax are subject to change as per the government of India directives.


Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions

Booking Policy:
  • 20% of ticket value plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
  • 20% balance of advance of the ticket value 95 days prior to the departure date.
  • Remaining 60% 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 (ROE) of the previous day of the date (www.rbi.org.in) of transferring the amount by the agent.
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.

Schedule

The luxurious Palace on Wheels starts its journey on every Wednesday of the week from Delhi Cant Railway Station. The train is in operation only during September to April every year. To maintain its high standards, the train requires a lot of maintenance and renovation. So during rest of the months it does not operate.

Season 2019 - 2020
Months Departure Dates
Sept'19 04, 11, 18, 25
Oct'19 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Nov'19 06, 13, 20, 27
Dec'19 04, 11, 18, 25
Jan'20 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Feb'20 05, 12, 19, 26
Mar'20 04, 11, 18, 25
Apr'20 01, 08, 15, 25, 29
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