Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels

  • Journey name: The Palace on Wheels  
  • Duration: Upto 10 days

Overview:

The Palace on Wheels presents an opportunity to discover some of India’s most breathtaking sights in a royal style. This grand ride will take you through Rajasthan which is known as the land of the Rajputs and boasts of a glorious past and a rich heritage. Step aboard this imperial journey which will take you into the past through marvelous monuments, towns, forts, palaces and havelis. Experience the jungles of the erstwhile Maharajas and enchantment of the deserts which will make you feel like royalty. The train is a blend of the traditional and modern. The art décor expresses the sovereign past of the royal state whereas the ultra-modern amenities are marked by contemporary affluence and zeal. Engraved furniture, impressive paintings and classy handicrafts take you to the awe-inspiring past of the land of the Kings. The Palace on Wheels comprises of 14 charmingly appointed coaches with rich furnishings and modern facilities. 

The train travels mostly during the day while nights are spent at calm sidings.

Accommodation

The train has 14 air-conditioned carriages, each with 4 compartments with two lower beds and all 14 salons are named after the regions of Rajasthan such as Alwar, Bharatpur, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Udaipur etc. Each of the coaches has been done up in an amazingly sumptuous style encompassing miniature paintings, mirror work, furnishings, and upholstery. Each compartment also has Channel Music system, a Mini Pantry, attached bathrooms and a personal attendant called a ‘Khidmatgar’. Curtains and bedspreads in the cabins are made of silk. Each sleeping car has a lounge at one end. 

Dining 

Palace on Wheels has two restaurants, suitably named Maharaja and Maharani, with elegant décor and each serving both Continental and Indian cuisine. Apart from the table d’hôte meals, the guests can also indulge themselves in a diverse assortment of a la carte menu. The in house bar with its authentic ambiance and selection of alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages is a part of the on-board experience. The train also has a lounge to loosen up and chill out after a long day of sightseeing.

Train Departure Schedule:

2020 : October - December , April - June , July - September 2021 : January - March , April - June

Journey Dates:

  • Departure Dates-2020-2021
    Month Dates
    Apr-20 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Sep-20 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
    Oct-20 07, 14, 21, 28 
    Nov-20 04, 11, 18, 25
    Dec-20 2, 9,16, 23, 30
    Jan-21 6, 13, 20, 27
    Feb-21 3, 10, 17, 24
    Mar-21 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    Apr-21 7, 14, 21, 28

Places Covered:

Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaiselmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra

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Inclusions:

  • Overnight travel & stay in luxury train with AC Sleeping chambers having private attached bathroom

  • Pre-paid group excursions & sightseeing trips in AC buses with services of English speaking Guide & monument entrance fees. 

  • Bed Tea; Daily 3 meals (viz. breakfast, lunch & dinner)& bottled drinking water.

  • Entrance & Camera fee at Monuments & Wild Life Reserves

  • Jungle Excursion in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve by 15 seater open to air Canters.

  • Elephant joy ride in Jaipur;Sound & Light Show at Chittor Fort; Boat joy ride in Udaipur; Camel joy ride at Sam sand dunes ;Cultural Program with dinner in Jaisalmer; Cycle Rickshaw ride in Bharatapur Bird sanctuary

  •  Complimentary use of sharing dongle for wi-fi connectivity

  •  Visit to Taj Mahal in Agra

 

Exclusions:

 

  • Consumption of alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages
  • Video camera fees at monuments & wild-life reserves
  • Laundry; Use of Spa facilities; tips & gratuity; porter fees; tour insurance & all other expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa arrangements for India; hotel arrangements & local tour in New Delhi.

 


Notes – Remarks:

 Note :

  • 50% of tariff for children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
  • Service tax 5% and commerical tax US$ 15 per person extra as applicable.
  • 10% of tariff for infant upto 5 years of age.
  • There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year

 

Terms and Conditions:

Booking Policy:
a) In case of FITs:-

  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-

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


Cancellation Policy:

a) In case of FITs:-

  • 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of ticket value between 45 to 59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value between 30 to 44 days prior to departure. 
  • 100% of ticket value less than 30 days prior to departure.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-

  • 20% of ticket value 89 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value between 88 to 31 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value 30 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 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 be decided on merits on a case to case basis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route Map

The Highlights
  • Jaisalmer, the "desert fort" 
  • Udaipur, the "City of Palaces"
  • The Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world
  • Food & Services 
  • Luxuriant atmosphere  
  • Camel ride on the sand dunes near Jaisalmer 
  • Ranthambore National Park and tiger reserve
  • Taj Mahal at sunset & Agra Fort