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Palace on Wheels

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Palace on Wheels is a Heritage Train made with the sight to rekindle the spirits of Royal Era. Everything from th welcome at the Delhi Cantt Railway Station to the bartenders all have the Royal Ambiance. As you enter the Royal Heritage Train, notice the light chandeliers, the bright curtains and the cozy cushions in your private adieu. Feel the fresh air as you walk in the corridors of the Royal train. A unique combination of latest facilities and ages old culture you are at one of the best moving lounges of the Country.

Enjoy your journey from Desert to forest, Mountain to plateau, South, north, east and west in sheer luxury and aristocracy. Take a royal retreat on the Palace on Wheels, the pride of India. Get transported in the regal era. The comfort, the decor, the facilities and the service stands a class apart. Palace on Wheels welcome you with rich carpets, mouth watering cuisine, the bar and many other facilities that will compel you to indulge in the lap of luxury. Welcome aboard!

Experience Luxury:
  • To ensure a blissful journey the train promises to make your trip memorable with its facilities on board. There are 14 deluxe salons fully air conditioned, the chambers are designed tastefully with royal decor. In addition there is channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.
  • You can pen down your experiences of your journey and convey them to your loved ones through the mail box that is installed on the train, for all your mails.
  • Activate your taste buds with some delectable cuisine at the restaurants "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani". Choose from a comprehensive menu of Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisine that will surely leave you asking for more.
  • The well stocked bar offers some of the finest seductive nectar that can compliment your meal.
Entertainment Lounge
Entertainment on Board
With a lounge specially dedicated for entertainment you can get sporty with the indoor games that the train makes arrangements for. Be it chess, carom board, playing cards or any other.

Palace of Wheels
The Helping Hand
There are special arrangements for the disabled. There are wheel chairs, creches and an attendant to offer assistance. All the passengers of the train are cared for equally.


Palace of WheelItinerary:
Glance through the travel itinerary of the palace on wheels and get ready to relish the lavish life-style of the kings. The journey is for eight days and seven nights. Departure from Delhi on Wednesday evening from September to April.

Day 1: Delhi Cantt. Departure for Jaipur
Day 2: Jaipur
Day 3: Jaisalmer
Day 4: Jodhpur
Day 5: Sawai Madhopur
Day 6: Chittaurgarh/Udaipur
Day 7: Bharatpur/Agra
Day 8: Delhi Cantt.
Tour ends


Detailed Itinerary

Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station : This is the place from where your journey begins. A warm welcomes awaits you as you reach the station. A warm night with delicious Indian Delicacies prepares you for the next day at Jaipur. Reporting time 1600 hrs and departure time 18: 30 hrs.

Jaipur Pink City : The beautiful Pink City is the first stop. The first planned city was draped in Pink colour to honour the coming of Prince Of England by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh 11. You will arrive at the Pink City at around 03: 30 hrs. The Air Conditioned Coach will take you the most famous places of Pink City - The Hawa Mahal. This Wind Palace sparkling with Semi - Octagonal Sandstone Windows is a awe to see. From here you will be taken to the Amber Fort where Elephant Ride still remains one of the main attractions. Lunch at Five Star Hotel from where you will be taken to the City Palace Museum and the Jaipurs Observatory. You can shop at the Palace Market outside the City Palace Museum. From here back to the Railway Station watching the city lights. It will be 19:30 hrs till you reach the Palace on Wheels.

Jaisalmer : The place of Royal Havelis and the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. The yellow Sandstone Fort is a charm to see. You will also get to see some of the most beautiful Havelis/ Mansions of Jaisalmer. Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are some of the famous Havelis of Jaisalmer which stand tall to this date with their grand facades. In the local market you can shop for pattu shawls, mirror and embroided articles, wooden boxes, trinklets, silver jewellery and other such items. The lunch will be on board after which you will be taken for a camel safari in the sand dunes of the Jaisalmer Desert. The evening tea shall be from the Trains Chef while the dinner will be at a Five Star Hotel. There will also be a Cultural Programme at the same hotel filled with Rajasthani Dance and Fire programme. The train shall depart at 23: 45 hrs.

Jodhpur : After a peaceful and comfortable night sleep in your coach room, wake up to fresh tea/ coffee. You will reach Jodhpur at an early hour of 7: 00 am. A warm welcome descends you to the Walled City of Red stone called Jodhpur. In this second largest City of Rajasthan, see the largest Fort of India called the Mehrangardh Fort. Inside the Fort see the beautiful Palaces - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. Just next to the Fort is the Jawant Thada, a group of Royal Cenopaths made of white marble. After a rift in the local market where you can buy the embroided silk, dyed colored indian saris, mojaris or jootis, silverware, miniature paintings; hop on the coach which takes you back to the Palace on Wheels. Enjoy the lunch on board as the royal carnage leaves at sharp 15:30 hrs.

Sawai Madhopur : Enjoy the life of running Palace till you reach Sawai Madhopur. It will be 4 o clock in the morning next day when you will reach Madhopur. After a delicious breakfast, be ready to see the Wildlife Of India as you will to be taken to Ranthambore National Park. Covering an area of 392sq. kms its a home to 300 species of birds and numerous tigers. Spend the entire day here watching the Jackals, Hyenas, Tigers, Birds. In the evening after a refreshing tree at the Wildlife Cottage, get on the coach which will take you to the local markets of Ranthambore. Here you can buy the local Indian Artificial Jewellery and Costumes. The train departs from here at 10:30 p.m.

Chittaurgarh : Indian Palaces and the stories of Valour. Here is one place which is filled with such stories - love, hate, distrust, harmony, bravery, honour, piousness. Watch out a generation passing by as you these vivid images in the form of paintings and sculptures in the Royal Fort of Chittoragarh. You will reach Chittoragarh at 16:00 hrs and leave 5: 30 a.m. the next day.

Udaipur : You will reach Udaipur at 7: 30 a.m. One of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan. Surrounded by lakes from all sides, the city of Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia Dynasty was driven away by Mughals in 1559 A.D. Stay here in the most beautiful Palace, the Jag Niwas ( Lake Palace and see the Jag Mandir which looks as if coming out of the blue waters of the Lake Pichola. After lunch at the Five Star Hotel you will be taken for a visit to the City Palace. Leave the city at 17: 30 hrs.

Bharatpur : Be ready to see the world famous KeliadKeoladeoo Ghana National Park, home to thousands of migratory birds. Keep your binoculors ready for Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory water fowl . Spend your day here birdwatching as you see the Birds . With the lunch at the Sanctuarys Cottages and tea too, you can spend a relaxed day here. The dinner will be served on board.

Agra : This last destination of yours on board will take you one of the Seven Wonders of the World - The Tal Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved Queen Noorjahan/ Mumtaz Mahal is a marvel to see. From here you will be taken to the Agra Fort. Departure will be at 21:00 hrs.

The dinner will be on board. The morning sunlight shall see you on your way back to Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Breakfast will be served on board. You will reach Delhi at 4 : 00 p.m.

Highlights
  • Jaisalmer - The Desert Fort
  • Jaipur - The Pink City Tour
  • Udaipur - The City of Palaces Tour
  • Agra - The Taj Mahal
Tariff:
Tarrif per person per night (October 2008 to March 2009 )
» Single Occupancy INR 23000
» Double Occupancy INR 17000
» Triple Occupancy INR 13900
» Tarrif per person per night (September 2008 & April 2009
» Single Occupancy INR 17000
» Double Occupancy INR 13200
» Triple Occupancy INR 10700
There can be changes in the fare which need to be checked before booking


Suggestions
  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age.
  • Tickes have to be booked days before the Train begins. The train begins in the month of October and runs till March. For the rest of the months, the train is kept for maintenance.
  • The train begins from Delhi and ends at Delhi.
  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
  • Tariff all inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sight-seeing/entrance fee at monuments / parks / palaces / cultural programme / camel ride / boat ride / rickshaw ride and for still cameras, except for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.@ 3.09% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Palace on Wheels. Tariff Subject to change without notice.

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