The foremost lavish journey on the rail tracks was provided by 'Palace on Wheels'. Counted among the best luxury trains of the world, the plush train offers
Duration : 07 Night - 08 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
1600 hrs : Reporting at Safdarjung Railway Station for check in formalities
1830 hrs : Leaving for Jaipur
1930 hrs : Dinner aboard the royal Palace on Wheels
0345 hrs : Arrive in Jaipur
0700 hrs : Refreshing breakfast onboard Palace on Wheels India
0800 hrs : Traditional welcome ritual at the Jaipur Railway Station
0830 hrs : De-board the train for an excursion tour to the city
1330 hrs : A tantalizing lunch at the Amber Fort
1500 hrs : A explorative tour to Amber Fort
1630 hrs : A tour to the local markets
1800 hrs : Embark the train again for tea and leisure
1900 hrs : Returning back to Jaipur
2000 hrs : A grand dinner at the Jai Mahal Palace
2200 hrs : Returning to Palace on Wheels for onward journey to Sawai Madhopur
0530 hrs : Arrival in the Railway Station of Sawai Madhopur
0600 hrs : Starting an early morning jungle safari to the adventurous Ranthambore National Park
0915 hrs : A breakfast in a forest lodge
1000 hrs : Return back to Palace on Wheels
1030 hrs : A departing journey to Chittorgarh
1300 hrs : A royal lunch aboard Palace on Wheels
1600 hrs : Arrival in Chittorgarh
1630 hrs : A sightseeing tour to the Chittorgarh Fort
1800 hrs : Evening tea and other refreshments at the cafeteria of Chittorgarh Fort accompanied by a beautiful light and sound show
1930 hrs : Return back to the royal Palace on Wheels
2000 hrs : A royal dinner at hotel Panna along with a cultural show
2200 hrs : Returning back to the royal carriages of the train for an overnight stay
0200 hrs : Leaving Chittorgarh for an onward journey to Udaipur
0800 hrs : Arrival in the lake city Udaipur
0815 hrs : A refreshing breakfast in a deluxe hotel
0900 hrs : Off-train excursion tours to the city attractions
1330 hrs : A stately lunch in a heritage hotel
1430 hrs : A venturous boat ride in the lake Pichola
1500 hrs : Back to the railway station
1530 hrs : Evening tea accompanies by refreshments onboard Palace on Wheels Onward journey to Jaisalmer
1930 hrs : A deluxe dinner aboard Palace on Wheels
0730 hrs : A rejuvenating break on the go
0915 hrs : Disembark in Jaisalmer for a sightseeing tour to the city
1330 hrs : Either an onboard lunch in Palace on Wheels or at the deluxe Moomal hotel
1530 hrs : Tea and refreshments in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer along with a camel ride
1930 hrs : A royal dinner in the sand dunes accompanied by a colorful cultural program
2300 hrs : Returning back to the train for an onward journey to Jodhpur
0700 hrs : Reaching the Jodhpur Railway Station
0730 hrs : An onboard breakfast in Palace on Wheels
0900 hrs : A tour to the city attractions of Jodhpur
1400 hrs : Lunch in a deluxe resort
1530 hrs : Return back to the train for relaxing and a ride to Bharatpur
1930 hrs : A dinner onboard royal Palace on Wheels
0500 hrs : Arrive at Bharatpur
0600 hrs : Leaving for Keoladeo Ghana National Park for an early morning bird viewing
0730 hrs : A breakfast in a deluxe lodge in the forest
0830 hrs : Returning back to the train
0845 hrs : A journey to Agra
1030 hrs : Arrival in Agra
1100 hrs : A city sightseeing tour to Agra
1330 hrs : A delightful lunch in a deluxe hotel in Agra
1500 hrs : Exploring the beauty of Taj Mahal
1730 hrs : A roam to the city market
1830 hrs : Savoring a light and sound show
2000 hrs : Dinner in a luxury hotel in the city or aboard Palace on Wheels
2300 hrs : Returning journey to Delhi
0400 hrs : Arrival in the Safdarjung Railway Station
0730 hrs : An onboard breakfast followed by checkout and farewell formality
Whenever we speak of myriad colors of Delhi, various shades of lifestyle of this capital city appears before us. Its monuments, local markets, corporate buildings, crowded roads, giant shopping malls and various religious places of worship bear witness to its colorful lifestyle where past and present go hand in hand.
Alike various other places of India, Jaipur or 'Pink City' of Rajasthan also has a number of tales to tell about its origin and name. Because of the pinkish hue created by the pink colored buildings of the city, Jaipur is called a 'Pink City'. If Rajasthan is a kingdom of dreams, then Jaipur is certainly the heart of this kingdom.
A gateway to the tiger territory of Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur is the next destination of Palace on Wheels, a luxury Indian train tour to Rajasthan. The former hunting ground of maharajas, Ranthambore offers great opportunity to spot tigers in their natural habitat.
The bards of Rajasthan still sing the tales of bravery, spirit and sacrifice of the people of Chittorgarh. Historically rich and glamorous, Chittorgarh is known for its gallant Rajputs who prefer to die before surrendering to enemy. Many fables and tales bear witness to the ancient past of Chittorgarh.
Drenched in romanticism and serenity, the city of Udaipur is rightly been called the Venice of Rajasthan. When the sparkling water of the lakes reflects on the white outer walls of the marvelous palaces, the city unfolds its celestial beauty. The city was voted as the best city in the world by 'Travel + Leisure' magazine in 2009.
If in any part of Rajasthan a virgin touch of desert is still alive, it's in Jaisalmer only. Situated amid the great Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the most sought after destinations in India. The simple living style of the local people, who are ardently attached with the land and its traditions, appeals to every traveler.
Jodhpur, the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is also called the 'sun city' as it enjoys a bright, sunny weather throughout the year. In 1459 AD, Rao Jodha, the leader of the Rathore clan founded the city of Jodhpur. The once indomitable blue city is duly ruled by the glorious Meherangarh Fort.
Home to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bharatpur beckons tourists from around the globe and naturalist alike to watch over 350 species of domestic and migratory bird species. Then there are fort and palaces too replete with legends of yore that draw the tourists.
Ruled by the Mughal dynasty for hundreds of years, the city of Agra is the best places to witness finest Mughal architectures in India. The Taj Mahal in Agra is not only a signature monument of the city, but a pride of the entire country of India. Attraction in the city include Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb and Agra fort.
Palace on Wheels Tariff For Peak Season (Oct 2013 to March 2014)
|Occupancy Type||Per Person Per Night Cost||Total Cost (7 Nights & 8 Days)|
|Single occupancy||$ 575||$ 4025|
|Twin sharing||$ 430||$ 3010|
|Triple sharing||$ 390||$ 2730|
Palace on Wheels Tariff For Lean Season (Sept 2013 & April 2014)
|Occupancy Type||Per Person Per Night Cost||Total Cost (7 Nights & 8 Days)|
|Single occupancy||$ 770||$ 5390|
|Twin sharing||$ 575||$ 4025|
|Triple sharing||$ 520||$ 3640|
The fare of Palace on Wheels covers the following -
Travel, catering, conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments/parks/palaces, cultural programs, camel ride at Jaisalmer, boat ride at Udaipur and rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.
The fare of Palace on Wheels doesn't cover the following -
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.
For the fully independent travelers (FITs)
For group tours
In case of travelers want to cancel the tour, they need to intimate Palace on Wheels via fax or e-mail. The refund of the money is solely based upon the number of days left for the departure of the train :
*The Itinerary and tariff of Palace on Wheels is subject to change without a prior notification
|Sept-2013 to April-2014|
|September 2013||4, 11, 18, 25|
|October 2013||2, 9, 16, 23, 30|
|November 2013||6, 13, 20, 27|
|December 2013||4, 11, 18, 25|
|January 2014||1, 8, 15, 22, 29|
|February 2014||5, 12, 19, 26|
|March 2014||5, 12, 19, 26|
|April 2014||2, 9, 16, 23, 30|
|Sept-2014 to April-2015|
|September 2014||3, 10, 17, 24|
|October 2014||1, 8, 15, 22, 29|
|November 2014||5, 12, 19, 26|
|December 2014||3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|January 2015||7, 14, 21, 28|
|February 2015||4, 11, 18, 25|
|March 2015||4, 11, 18, 25|
|April 2015||1, 8, 15, 22, 29|
The Palace On Wheels, a project between the Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism, initially started its operations on 26th January, 1982 and became completely operational from October 1982. A definite tribute to the royal tradition of the Indian Maharajas, this train travels down to the heart of India's rich cultural and historical heritage, Rajasthan.
Voyaging on broad gauge, the Palace On Wheels derives its name and its royal background of the current 14 guest coaches from the historic chronicles of the personal carriages used by the Maharajas & the Viceroys. These 14 carriages have been an inspiration from lifestyle of different princely states which had been brought together and refurbished.
An exotic train which has amalgamated Rajasthan's royal past with modern facilities has been known to have fulfilled the royalty dreams of many king-wannabe people who could be royals for their week of the journey.