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India Tours & Travel Plans >> India Luxury Train Tours >> Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels The Luxury Train of India
7 nights / 8 days

An extraordinary train for extraordinary people. A train with historic charm and modern conveniences. A royal train beckoning you to step aboard for a week of splendour. It takes you on a royal odyssey.

Bringing alive the luxury of princely travel of the age of the Raj, the Palace-On-Wheels has been designed to suit modern needs with central airconditioning, soothing four channel music, interconnected telephone system in the train, a seperate pantry and lounge in each coach, comfortable coupes with the privacy of attatched bathrooms, two specialty restaurants - 'Maharaja' and 'Maharani', serving exotic Indian, Continental and Rajasthani cuisine, a well stocked bar, a reading and relaxing coach and friendly smiling faces serving you round the clock.

The 14 coaches of the Palace-On-Wheels with rich decor that evokes the age of Rajput chivalry, are named after former royal Rajput states - Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Alwar, Sirohi, Kishangarh, Bundi, Dungarpur, Bharatpur, Jhalawar and Dholpur.

As most of the travelling is done at night, your days are left free - for discovering the delights of Rajasthan.

Day wise Itinerary for the Palace On Wheels

Day 01: Wednesday: Delhi
Step on board to a royal welcome, dinner on board, depart from Delhi cantonment railway station for Jaipur at 1745 hrs.

Day 02: Thursday: Jaipur
Arr. 0830 hrs be greeted by caparisoned elephants, welcome to the pink city of Jaipur. Discover Hawa Mahal, amber fort, Jantar Mantar and city palace, and silent sentinels of a glorious era. Lunch at Ram Bagh palace. Dine under stars at Jaimahal palace. Depart for Jaisalmer at 2200 hrs.

Day 03: Friday: Jaisalmer
Arr. 0830 hrs, arrive at the 12th century city of Jaisalmer dominated by its sandstone fort of 99 bastions. Visit the exquisitely carved havelis and palaces with their latticed windows, balconies, cupolas and facades. Experience the famed camel safaris and desert camps, and dine under the stars as the rhythm of Rajasthani music drifts into the night. Depart for Jodhpur at 2330 hrs.

Day 04: Saturday: Jodhpur
Arr. 0900 hrs, the Mehrangarh fort looks large over this 15th century city. Visit this magnificent fort and Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaph. Lunch at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the royal residence, a part of which is now a hotel. Depart for Ranthambhor at 1545 hrs.

Day 05: Sunday: Ranthambhor
Arr. 0630 hrs, welcome to the beautiful 10th century fort of Ranthambhor, surrounded by the Ranthambhor national park, a project tiger reserve, the imposing ramparts of the fort soar high above still echoing the ancient past. Depart for Chittaurgarh at 1100 hrs. Chittaurgarh arr. 1600 hrs, images of love and valor. Scars of battle lost and won, thrice besieged, Chittaurgarh fort is all this and more. Dinner on board, depart for Udaipur.

Day 06: Monday: Udaipur
Arr. 0830 hrs, moving legends of honor and pride as you arrive in Udaipur- the city of lakes, palaces, gardens, temples and forts. Lunch at the lake palace hotel, the former residence of the Prince of Mewar. Enjoy the tranquility of Lake Pichola; visit the city palace in all its ancient glory, the residence of Maharajas of Udaipur. Depart for Bharatpur and Agra at 2000 hrs.

Day 07: Tuesday: Bharatpur
Arr. 0715 hrs, a wonderland of birds, visit the renowned Keoladeo Ghana national park at Bharatpur, once the preserve of the Maharaja of Bharatpur and now a world heritage site. It is home to 300 species of birds, some flying from as far as China and Siberia. Visit the red fort stone of Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch at the Mughal Sheraton in Agra and visit to one of the most beautiful monuments ever conceived, the Taj Mahal. Depart for Delhi at 2000 hrs.

Day 08: Wednesday: Delhi
Arr. 0730 hrs, breakfast on board, return to Delhi Cantonment railway station with unforgettable memories.

Tariff Per person per night. (Total 7 nights / 8 days Programme)

Type Oct'2005 - Mar'2006 Sept'05-06 & Apr'05-06
Single Occupancy US $ 485 US $ 395
Double Occupancy US $ 350 US $ 295
Triple Occupancy US $ 285 US $ 240

Terms & Conditions

1. Children below 5 to 12 years charged 50 percent of the tariff
2. Valid up to April 2000.
3. Indian passengers can pay in rupees (equivalent amount) at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment.
4. Tariff is inclusive of travel, full catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), conducted sightseeing tour by deluxe coaches, entrance fee and camera charges at monument and palaces, cultural programs, elephant and camel rides, boating to and fro lake palace hotel at Udaipur & rickshaw rides.
5. Complimentary one bottle of mineral water per person per day on board.
6. Tariff does not include liquor, beverages, laundry, video camera charges at monuments and other items of personal nature on board or out side.
7. Alteration in itinerary can be made without prior notice due to unavoidable circumstances.
8. Laundry service is available at Jaipur & Jodhpur.
9. Foreign exchange facility is available at hotel counters.
10. Palace on wheels recommends shopping at state handicrafts emporium only.
11. If the group consists of over 50 persons the excursion is divided into two batches. One group follows the normal order of sightseeing while the other covers it in reverse order



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