Royal Journey by Palace On Wheels

Royal Journey by Palace On Wheels (DAYS : 8)

DAY 1

New Delhi Depart (Wednesday)

Report by 4:30PM at Safdarjung Railway Station for traditional welcome including garlanding, tikka and turban & check-in formalities for the ‘Week in Wonderland’ train tour. Time free for photo- shoot with traditionally attired Palace On Wheels staff. Be escorted to your saloon cabins by personal attendant for briefing on cabin facilities. At leisure, proceed to Bar Lounge for complimentary welcome drink. The train departs at 6:30PM & dinner served onboard.

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DAY 2

Jaipur, The Pink City (Thursday)

Breakfast is on-board, followed by royal elephant welcome at Jaipur Railway Station. Then proceed to visit St. Albert Museum, Pink City Palace & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (sun observatory).

After brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace Of winds), the sightseeing tour reaches the excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber in the afternoon. Enjoy an elephant ride up the steep ramparts of the fort. Lunch is held in the 1135 AD Boutique Restaurant, located in Fort premises.

Later discover the beauty of 16th century well preserved Fort Palace, with huge courtyard’s and built in rare fusion of combined Rajput and Mughal architecture.

At around 5pm, visit the vibrant local market for shopping. Return to Palace on Wheels train around 6:00PM & depart for the next destination. Dinner is served on-board.

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DAY 3

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Chittorgarh Hill Fort (Friday)

Early Morning: Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
After an early morning at 6:30 AM in a forest lodge, proceed to jungle safari in 15-seater canters inside Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. One of the most popular reserves in India with a rich history; the jungle is home to Tigers, Panthers, Sloth bears, Pythons, Marsh crocodiles, hundreds of deers and numerous birds. Truly a delight for wildlife lovers.

Return back to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station and depart on train by 10:00 AM. Lunch is prepared onboard.

After Noon : Chittorgarh Hill Fort
At 04:00PM the Palace on Wheels train reaches Chittorgarh Railway Station. Begin excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread over a huge plateau - with history dating back to 11th century. It is considered to be the largest fort of India.

In the Evening, enjoy Sound & Light program in fort complex & later return to train for dinner. The train departs post midnight.

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DAY 4

Udaipur, the City of Lakes (Saturday)

Train arrives by 08:00AM. After onboard breakfast proceed to visit 17th Century built - City Palace complex with eleven constituent Mahals, balconies, towers and cupolas. Also visit Crystal Gallery - housing personal collection of H.H. of Udaipur.

Later enjoy boat ride around the world famous "Lake Palace Hotel" atop a small island in the middle of Lake Pichola. Lunch is held at the majestic Fatehprakash Palace Hotel.

Later, you get time free for shopping followed by a visit to the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari. return to train by 3 pm & depart. Dinner onboard.

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DAY 5

Jaisalmer, Oasis in the Desert (Sunday)

After onboard Breakfast proceed by 09:30AM to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort, which seems straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the 15th century built living Fort complex, standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town & glows golden in the afternoon sun. The fort is entered through a forbidding series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard.

Then visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses .-which is five storey high & extensively carved. Nearby is located a group of 15th century built Jain Temples, which are beautifully carved & have a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India. Proceed for Lunch to 5-Star Hotel & later return to train for brief rest and tea. At 4:30PM proceed for excursion to Sam sand Dunes in Thar Desert for Camel joy ride during sunset. Later enjoy Cultural Program & Dinner at 5-Star Hotel. Return to train by 10:00PM & depart.

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DAY 6

Jodhpur, Heart of Marwar (Monday)

Train arrives at 08:00 AM in Jodhpur and after on-board breakfast proceed for sightseeing of 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort, atop a rocky hill which soars 125 Mts. above Jodhpur town. The Palace complex it is approached by a series of gateways set at an angle so that enemy armies could not charge, with any success. Once past the Fort gates, you have access to breath taking Palatial Apartments (Mahal), overlooking wide courtyards. Inside the fort complex is a museum having wide & impressive collection of Royal dresses & Medieval weapons. Nearby the Fort complex is located, late 19th century built Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. Later visit museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace, displaying personal artifacts of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur. Lunch is served at Hanwant Mahal Boutique Restaurant.

Return to Palace on Wheels train and depart by 3:30PM. Dinner is served on-board.

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DAY 7

Bhatarpur Bird Sanctuary, Agra, City of the Taj Mahal (Tuesday)

Early Morning: Bhatarpur Bird Sanctuary
At 06:30 AM proceed to UNESCO world Heritage Site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary& enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to view many of 375 species of both local & migratory birds (from places like Sri- Lanka, Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet). Return to train for breakfast & depart by 08:45 AM.

After Noon: Agra, City of the Taj Mahal
​Train drops you at Railway station on outskirts of Agra at 10:30 AM. The sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, the seat of power of the once mighty Mughal Empire. Lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel is followed by a visit to the majestic Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world & a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble. Afterwards, guests have some time free for shopping. Then return to train for onboard dinner & depart.

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DAY 8

New Delhi Return (Wednesday)

The Palace on Wheels train returns to Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station by 05:30AM. Check-out by 07:15 AM after early breakfast.

Night Stay: Tour Over

Inclusion

  • 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 BharatPur Bird sanctuary
  • Complimentary use of sharing dongle for Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Visit to Taj Mahal in Agra

Palace On Wheels Booking Procedure :

  • The Palace On Wheels is operated & managed by RTDC( Tourism Dept. of Rajasthan Govt.)
  • Advice depart dates with number of persons & cabins required
  • We require Name/sex/nationality of all the passengers to process booking.
  • In case of children< 12 years we also require date of bith.
  • Booking will be confirmed on receipt of MINIMUM 25% of ticket value as advance deposit.
  • Balance payment must reach us before 61 days before tour depart
  • Booking request made< 61 days prior to tour depart,will be confirmed on receipt of ONE Time full payment
  • For foriegn passport holder, we require Passport copies of all passengers to issue travel documents.
  • Indian Nationals can forward copy of ANYONE of Indian residence proof (viz Passport; Driving license; Adhaar Card)
  • Saloon/cabin will be allocated on date of depart with boarding cards.
  • Advice arrival/depart details in New Delhi & interest to book Hotels through us.

Exclusion

  • Consumption of alcoholic & nonalcoholic 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.

 

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PALACE ON WHEELS High Season (From October to March)

7 Nights Train Tour Tariff (Foreign Passport Holders-in US$)
High Season (Oct 2021 to March 2022 & Oct 2022 To March 2023)
 
OCCUPANCY TYPE 2021-22 Season* 2022-23 Season
DELUXE CABIN
Singe Occupancy (1 Person) US$ 7700 + Taxes US$ 8120 + Taxes
Double Occupancy (2 Persons) US$ 10,010 + Taxes US$ 10,500 + Taxes
SUPER DELUXE CABIN    
Same Cost for One Or Two Persons US$ 13,860 Per Cabin + Taxes US$ 14,560 Per Cabin+ Taxes

 

Indian Nationals - 7 Nights Train Tour Tariff (in Rs)
High Season (Oct 2021 to March 2022 & Oct 2022 To March 2023)
 
OCCUPANCY TYPE 2021-22 Season* 2022-23 Season
DELUXE CABIN
Singe Occupancy (1 Person) Rs. 5,23,600 + Taxes Rs 5,92,760 + Taxes
Double Occupancy (2 Persons) Rs 6,80,680 for 2 Persons + Taxes Rs 7,66,500 for 2 Persons + Taxes
SUPER DELUXE CABIN    
Same Cost for One Or Two Persons Rs 9,42,480 Per Cabin + Taxes Rs 10,62,880 Per Cabin + Taxes Extra

 

IMPORTANT:

  • Maximum Couple + Child< 12 yrs. can book for One Cabin.
  • Deluxe Cabin are of 120 square feet size (including private attached bathroom) ,have Two Separate Beds & sightseeing is arranged by 35 Seater AC Buses with English Speaking Guides.
  • SUPER Deluxe (suite) Cabin are of 170 square feet size (including private attached bathroom) ,have Single Large Bed & sightseeing is arranged by private AC car with English Speaking Guide.
  • Sharing Canters are used for Jungle Safari in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (including for Super Deluxe Cabin guests).
  • Cycle Rickshaws are used for visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

Date List

Departure every Wednesday from Safdurjung Railway Station, New Delhi.

7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour
Palace on Wheels Departs : September 2020 to April 2022
Month Dates
September 2021 01 08 15 22 29
October 2021 06 13 20 27 --
November 2021 03 10 17 24 --
December 2021 01 08 15 22* 29*
January 2022 05 12 19 26 --
February 2022 02 19 16 23 --
March 2022 02 09 16 23 30
April 2022 06 13 20 27 --
           
May to August No Service No Service No Service No Service No Service
  • The Palace on Wheels on-board management reserves the right to alter timings of the tour in order to suit local logistics.
  • The hotels or restaurants mentioned for off-board meals are subject to change.


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Cancellation

Updated Covid19 Cancellation Policy of Train Operator :

  • The Train Operator (RTDC) is accepting booking for all Departs
  • In case Foreign Passport Holder is not allowed entry to India ,DUE to Covid19 Travel Restrictions -Request for REFUND will not be entertained ,BUT he/she will be ISSUED CREDIT NOTE to adjust in future journey of choice In case Indian National ,does not wish to travel on Booked Journey DUE to Covid19 Health Precautions -Request for REFUND will not be entertained ,BUT he/she will be ISSUED CREDIT NOTE to adjust in future journey of choice
  • In case Palace on Wheels Train Tour cannot operate on Scheduled Depart ,EITHER due to Covid19 Health Restrictions OR Train Depart Cancelled due to low occupancy ,NO Request for REFUND will be entertained ,BUT Guest will be ISSUED CREDIT NOTE to adjust in future journey of choice
  • Royal Indian Trains is accepting Money From Guest -in capacity of Booking Agent of Palace on Wheels Train Operator(RTDC) &our liability is limited to Prevailing Cancellation Policy of RTDC (Tourism dept of Rajasthan State Govt)
  • This Updated Covid19 Policy also governs those CLIENTS who have pre-paid full amount for train operator self-cancelled Departs of March/April 2020 and they will be Issued Credit Notes to adjust in future journey ,with NO PROVISION of Refund
  • For Guests Who have made Advance deposit for travel in 2020-21 Season under OLD Cancellation Rules(prevailing before April 2020) the Updated Covid19 Cancellation Rules Policy are applicable & regret we cannot make refund ,despite you WILLING to accept 10% fee on total ticket value
  • Palace on Wheels Train is Operated by Tourism Department of Rajasthan State Government (viz RTDC ) having head office in Jaipur & this Policy was discussed & approved by their Boards of Director meeting in 3rd Week of June 2020 meet
  • Involving Force Majeure ,This supersedes all previous Communications regards Cancellation Rules
  • Disputes (if any) are restricted to jurisdiction to courts of New Delhi (India) only

IMPORTANT :

  • Overseas guests are requests to pre-purchase Tour Insurance from country of origin of travel
  • From 3rd week of December to 2nd week of January-North India experiences heavy fog conditions & it is suggested to passengers to arrive at least one day earlier in New Delhi during that period.
  • Maximum liability of Royal Indian trains is limited to that of booking agent only.
  • Liability of Principal train Tour Operator is limited to as defined in Indian Railways Act.
  • Disputes (if any) are subject to jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi(India) only.