Palace on Wheels

Come aboard on one of the world’s finest luxurious rail journeys! Operating since 1984, the Palace on Wheels is the finest ways to cruise through a land rich with heritage, culture and hospitality. With two dining cars, 14 salons, a well-stocked bar and personalized service, the Palace on Wheels is the royal way to enjoy the beauty of India.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

8 Days
9 Places

Destination Covered

New Delhi, Jaipur Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra, Delhi

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 01: Wednesday - New Delhi

The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station where the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace on Wheels pulls out into the night for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan.
Reporting Time 18:00 Dep. 18:30

Day 02: Thursday, Arrival 3:45 Departure 11:30

Jaipur: Your tour began at the Hawa Mahal Palace of wind followed the amazing Jantar Mantar-Astronomical Observatory are to be explored at leisure.

The home of the erstwhile rulers. The city palace now a museum of full royal splendor. Jaipur also offers a great shopping experience since the city is the country’s capital as far as handicrafts are concerned.

This include a very extensive range as well as a major International center of cutting and polishing of Gems and stone. Also the Jaipur is known all over the world for hand block printing on textile. Lunch at Amber Fort. Soon after reaching at Amber you can enjoy the festively decorated elephant for a ride up to the fort.

After lunch visit of Amber fort the best example of splendid fusion of Rajput and Mughal style of Architecture.

The hall of victory Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling adorned with mirror work an inlaid panel. Return back to train by bus for fresh n up after rest awhile enjoy sumptuous dinner on board.

Day 03: Friday, Swai Madhopur Arrival 5:30 Departure 10:30

Sawai Madhopur The Ranthambhore national park at junction of the Aravali and the Vindhyas is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur.

A 1000 year old Ranthambhore Fort of great historical importance atop a high hill stand tall remain of the historical part cenotaphs, tombs, stepped well, summer palace etc, have all merged harmoniously in to the sprawling forest.

Three big lakes - Padam Talav, Malik Talav and Raj bag - are alike turquoises studded in the vast tract. Though a delicate eco system, Ranthambhore is dynamic in the diversity and density of fauna it supports. Tiger at the apex of the food chain lords over the kingdom in a subtle way solitary by nature. It operates with stealth. Quite naturally tiger sighting are always a matter of chance, though evidences of its activities are equally exciting other than tigers you may have opportunity to see 24 different species of mammals, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar, Indian Gazel, Jungal cat, Panthers, Jackal, Hynas Rarely sloth bears, also almost 300 different kind of birds.

Return back to Palace on Wheels. Breakfast on Board.

Lunch on Board.

Enjoy the afternoon on train as it travels the lush green country side before arriving to Chittorgarh.

Friday, Chittorgarh

Arrival 4:00 Departure 2:00

Chittorgarh Fort is considered as the largest fort of India, built by various Mauriyan rulers during 5th to 8th century period, this for covers area of 680 acres most of the structures inside the fort premises are in ruins. But a glimpse at these giant abodes of Rajput still fills on with thrill. The fort is accessible after ceremony seven gates. Rana Kumbha palace and Padamini Palace in the fort are considered as master pieces of Rajput architecture Padmini Palace had been the residence of beautiful queen Rani Padmini.

Day 04: Saturday, Udaipur Arrival 8:00 Departure 3:30

The capital of the Sisodia Maharanas, enjoy pre-eminen among the Rajput clams of Rajasthan spend the day sightseeing at Udaipur Maharana Udai Singh, Laid the foundation for a new kingdom Udaipur situated at Lake Pichola where the impressive city palace was lavished with aesthetic and imaginative work of art miniature painting was encouraged.

Subsequently the princes built the seemingly floating Irland Palace, the royal summer retreat, offering a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains.

New Arrangement for this Season.

  • Break Fast on board.
  • Lunch at Palace Hotel
  • Visit to Crystal Gallery - It is a balcony of Fateh Prakash Banquet hall which is having a museum of crystal glass furniture, crockery, chandeliers of old time.
  • Boat Ride and back to train.

Day 05: Sunday, Jaisalmer Arrival 9:15 Departure 11:45

Jaisalmer The golden city of Rajasthan has a charm of its own, Rawal Jaisal a Bhati Rajput ruler founded the city in 1156 AD. The western most citadel of the desert, Jaisalmer has an ancient history linked with its development as a trading center. Located en-route one of the two passages that connected India with Persia, Egypt Africa and West. The Bhati Rajput sole guardians of the city accumulate enough wealth through tax levied on the passing carwans. Jaisalmer amid picturesque a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climate conditions. The Sonar Quila Fort, made of yellow sand stone will immediately command your attention here.

The city is also known for its old mansion better known as havelies. Patwon Ki Haveli and Nathmalgi Ke Haveli, Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli most striking architecture a fine blend of ancient and the medieval era. Shopping and lunch at Moomal Hotel. The sweeping sand dunes, enjoy the romance of solitude at Kuldhara and your camel takes you deep in the thar desert, the set hare is the most awaited experience. As the sum sets the rolling golden dunes the surreal experience is worth. Though the winter, followed by the cultural performance - campfire with dinner in dunes.

New Arrangements for this Season.

  • Enjoy Rajasthani Food with traditional music.
  • Evening Tea, Sun set.
  • Dinner at Palace Hotel.

Day 06: Monday, Jodhpur Arrival 7:00 Departure 3:30

Special welcome on arrival and sightseeing of mighty fort followed by lunch at Star hotel.
The city best known for its indigo-hued homes and buildings, Jodhpur is the former capital of the Marwar. The Mehrangarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 and later his successions also added new structures. The fort is situated 120 meters high rocky hill, this fort is witness the lavish and royal history of Rathore.

Fort stands on strong and wide walls, which are 20 to 120 feet high and 12 to 70 feet thick its gigantic structure and finely carved intricate sculpture are a treat for eye.

The royal structure boast their own saga of security and beauty the Perl palace has a delicately carved stone screen, umaid vilas displays the Rajput miniature paintings and the ajit vilas exhibits musical instruments and the royal costumes. Shopping of local handicrafts.

Umaid Bhawan Palace world’s finest and largest palace in the world Maharaja Umaid Singh utilized the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, henry Vaughan lanchester for the construction of this palace. There are 347 rooms in the palace that boast about its grandness and splendor the central dome that has become the identity of the palace 110 feet high. The royal family in still lives a part of the palace also having the old clock museum.

Lunch at 5 Star Hotel. After lunch back to Palace on Wheels, dinner on board.

Day 07: Tuesday, Bharatpur Arrival 5:00 Departure 8:45

Bharatpur A royal kingdom where the jats, rather than the Rajputs, ruled. Bharatpur’s Jat History is not too old, with Suraj Mal establishing a firm stronghold in a region contested by both the Rajputs and the Mughals. Suraj Mal exploits are legendary, and the fort, Lohargarh, or Iron Fort, has a history that recounts it with pride. The only fort in the state to have bastions of mud, these proved meritorious because they simply swallowed up the cannon shells not allowing them to impact.

The Keoladeo Ghana National Park one of the finest bird sanctuary in the world was developed by a royal edict when dykes were created so that water could be canalized for the hunting preserve as the Maharaja of Bharatpur wished to create.

Over three hundred species of birds many of them migrant species that come from parts as distant as Siberia and China.

New Arrangement for This season:

  • Break Fast on board.

Day 07: Tuesday Agra Arrival 10:30 Departure 11:00

Agra a visit to the world’s most well-known monument and well worth its fame. The Taj Mahal built in the memory of his beloved empress by emperor Shah Jahan, this marble mausoleum is the greatest gesture of love known to mankind and is breathtakingly, bewitchingly beautiful. Land for the building of the Taj Mahal in Agra came from the Maharaja of Jaipur and the marble used in its construction was from the mines of Makrana, also in Rajasthan. The precious stones used in its inlay, and the craftsmen employed for the twenty two years its construction took, came not only from India, but from all over the World.

New Arrangement for this season.

  • Lunch at Palace Hotel.

Day 08: Back to Delhi at 8:00 Check Out

Tour end at Delhi.

Inclusions:-

  • Pick up and drop from Airport till Railway station with Memorable India Holidays Assistance.
  • Accommodation on 01 Single, 01 Double and 01 Triple occupancy Cabin as per chosen options.
  • The Palace on wheel journey includes the cost of travel and accommodation, catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches,
  • Entrance fee for monuments and palaces and cultural entertainment, pickup and drop for Palace on Wheel (both way) with assistance.

Exclusions:-

  • 10% extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • 4.50% Govt. Service Tax will be extra as applicable on total billing.
  • US$ 15 per pax commerical tax will be extra as applicable.
  • Excluding video camera fee for monuments & palaces and entertainment.
  • Tariff does not include liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.
Price in USD
Occupancy Sept 2016 and April 2017 October 2016 to March 2017 Description
Single USD 650 per night USD 865 per night Single Cabin
Double / Twin USD 500 per person per night USD 650 per person per night Double Cabin
Triple USD 450 per person per night USD 575 per person per night Triple Sharing Cabin
Child (05-12 years) USD 325 per night per child USD 433 per night per child Extra Bed
Child (below 05 years) USD 65 Per night per child USD 86 Per night per child No Bed

 

Departure Date - January 2016 to December 2016
September*, 2016 7, 14 , 21 , 28
October, 2016 5 , 12 , 19, 26
November, 2016 2, 9, 16 , 23 , 30
December, 2016 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Departure Date - January 2017 to December 2017
January, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25 September*, 2017 6 , 13 , 20 , 27
February, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22 October, 2017 4 , 11 , 18, 25
March, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November, 2017 1, 8, 15 , 22 , 29
April*, 2017 5, 12, 19, 26 December, 2017 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Departure Date - January 2018 to April 2018
January, 2018 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
March, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
April*, 2018 4, 11, 18, 25

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