|-------------Welcome to the Palace on Wheels-------------|
The Palace on Wheels is one of the most luxurious and prestigious trains of the world. The comforts and facilities offered onboard the Palace on Wheels are unparallel and difficult to be found on any other trains in the world.
After independence in 1947, Indian Railways decided to discontinue the use of these magnificent coaches. As the coaches had well decorated traditional interiors with gorgeous furnishings, it was not viable to include them in the normal passenger trains. In 1981-82, due to efforts of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, the Indian Railways decided to launch a special heritage train for tourists, visiting Rajasthan.
It was aimed at providing an unforgettable and momentous travel and tour experience to the tourists. And so was the Palace on Wheels became a reality. Powered by a steam engine, the Palace on Wheels made its maidan journey on 26th January 1982. Gradually the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways departments made many infrastructure changes in the coaches of the Palace on Wheels while maintaining the same aesthetics of the interiors alive. In 1991, a new air-conditioned meter gauge Palace on Wheels on the lines of the old heritage train was launched, which has 14 saloons, 2 restaurants cum kitchen cars, one bar cum lounge and 4 service cars. Each saloon boasts 4 cabins, equipped with bath and shower facilities. The Palace on Wheels also has a well-maintained library.
Since its launch in 1982, the Palace on Wheels has been enjoying very wide media coverage, contributing to its popularity all around the world.
Tour Programme at Palace on Wheel
(7 Nights / 8 Days)
Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranthambore - Udaipur - Bharatpur - Agra
Day 1: Delhi
Delhi is a heady amalgam of the quaint charisma of the bygone years and the exhilarating ride on the wings of technology. The city has always been the center of politics and hence has several edifices of great historical significance.
Day 2: Jaipur
Jaipur- the 'Pink City' was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the late 17th century. The city offers an amicable blend of traditional lifestyles and modern ways.
Upon arrival at Jaipur take Breakfast; depart for local sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Afternoon lunch at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. Afterwards depart for Jaisalmer, dinner & overnight at train.
Day 3: Jaisalmer
Fascinating, enchanting and amazing - that is the city of Jaisalmer! A visit to the Patwon ki Haveli is a must on any traveler's itinerary.Upon arrival at Jaisalmer take breakfast, depart for local sightseeing in between proceed for lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards depart for Sand dunes take a Came ride on these dunes, have dinner and enjoy cultural programme, afterwards depart for Jodhpur.
Day 4: Jodhpur
Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodhaji in the mid-15th century, offers fascinating tourist attractions like Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) and Sukh Mahal (Pleasure Palace). After breakfast depart for sightseening tour of Jodhpur, take lunch at Umaid Bhawan Palace, and afterwards depart for for Sawai Madhopur. Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 5: Ranthambore
Sawai Madhopur is the town at the entrance of Ranthambore National Park, which is famous for its lush environs, clear lakes, meandering rivers and various wild species. Arrive at Sawai Madhopur. After breakfast visit the Ranthambore National Park. Afterwards depart for Chittaurgarh, upon arrival sightseeing tour of Chittaurgarh. Depart for Udaipur & dinner served.
Day 6: Udaipur The "City of Lakes"
Udaipur, was founded in the mid-16th century by Maharana Udai Singh. Lake Palace is the major attraction of the city. Arrive at Udaipur. After breakfast depart for local sightseeing. Afterwards depart for Bharatpur. Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 7: Bharatpur & Agra
The famous bird sanctuary at Bharatpur is a haven to more than four hundred varieties of exotic birds. The fascinating city of agar boasts of Taj Mahal- the poetry in etched in marble. Arrive at Agra. After breakfast local sightseeing in Agra, Depart from Agra. Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri. Go for local sightseeing. Local sightseeing at Bharatpur. ¤ Dinner served, Depart for Delhi.
Day 8: Delhi
The journey ends in Delhi
The 7 Night Tour Operates Weekly from September to April every year ex Delhi.
7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour Departures-Ex. Delhi FOR 2005
||05, 12, 19, 26|
||02, 09, 16, 23|
||02, 09, 16, 23, 30|
||06, 13, 20, 27|
|MAY to AUGUST
||No Service /Annual Maintenance|
** Discounted Rates
**Holiday Surcharge Applicable
*10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for Xmas/New Year Tours
Cost Per Person Per Night In £
From Oct to March
|For April & Sept*|
|On Single Occupancy
||£ 270 |
|On Twin Sharing
|On Triple Occupancy
CHILD: 50% Discount on Adult rate for Children between 5-12 years.
Note:Booking can be made for Minimum 4 Nights Tour
COST INCLUDES: Stay, Travel, Meals & Conducted Sightseeing Tours
All disputes are subject to jurisdiction of New Delhi courts only.
- Indian national can pay in equivalent rupee amount.
- Tour cost includes : travel, all meals, escorted site seeing tours with entrance fee.
- Extra tariff for liqour, laundry, video camera, (comma is needed) entrance fee (wherever applicable), gratuity & all other items of personal nature.
- Children between 5 to 12 years are to be charged 50% of the adult fare.
- Children below 5 years are complimentry without bed.
- The tour can also be booked for minimum of 4 days.
Booking will be confirmed on receipt of advance deposit only.
(1) Require 20% advance deposit to hold the booking.
(2) Balance 80% must reach us 30 days prior to tour departure date.
Cancellation Rules & Charges
Bookings will be cancelled only on receipt of written requests.
|Cancellation Charges will be|
- 5% of ticket value charge, if booking cancelled 60 days prior to departure.
- 20% of ticket value charge, if booking cancelled 30 days prior to departure.
- 50% of ticket value charge, if booking cancelled 15 days before departure.
- 100% of ticket value charge, if booking cancelled less than 15 days before departure.
..::Life at Palace on Wheels::..
Serving at Palace on Wheels
Inside the Train
Bar at Palace on Wheels
Rest at your Compartment
Areal View of Palace on Wheel