07 Nights / 08 Days ( book now get 10% off ):
USD 4,380USD 3,942
Exterior of POW
Day 01 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 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
Welcome Arrival on POW
Day 02 Jaipur
The first stop of the Palace-on-Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City,was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building a one the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort where elephant ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a Five Star Hotel followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory. Arrival 03.00 hrs. Departure 23.30 hrs.
Palace On Wheels
Day 03 Ranthambore
Sawai Madhopur One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace-on-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq. kms. is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rate, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its excusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight. Arrival 05.30 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs. Chittaurgarh - After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.
Day 04 Udaipur
Udaipur, the Lake City, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven way by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble palaces- the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. After lunch at a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the City Palace. Arrival 08:00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.
Day 05 Jaisalmer
In the heart of the Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal,in 1 1 56 A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight,towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill.Shop for fine pattu shawls ,mirror work and embroidered articles , wooden boxes , trinkets , silver jewellery and curios. After lunch on board, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural porgramme at a Five Star hotel.Arrival 09.15 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs.
Day 06 Jodhpur
Next morning the Palace-on-Wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces within -Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handicraft articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics. Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs.
Day 07 Bharatpur-Agra
Bharatpur In the morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds. Arrival 05.00 hrs. Departure 08:45 Agra Upon arrival visit the Agra Fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery. Arrival 10:30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs.
Day 08 Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time. Arrival 04.00 hrs
The Palace On Wheels is an oldest luxury tourist train. The train was launched with the joint efforts of Indian Railway and the Rajasthan tourism development corporation to promote tourism in Rajasthan. The lavishing beauty was launched in the year 1982 and the train services were renovated & refurbished and again launched in August 2009 with the new interior and itinerary. Palace on wheels was voted as the 4th luxurious train in the world. The train consists of fourteen saloons each equipped with two twin bedded and two double bedded chambers. These chambers have attached bathrooms that have running hot and cold water and showers. Apart from these luxurious carriages, there are two dining cars- Ruchi and Nala offering Indian as well as continental delicacies. Bar and lounge offer an array of aperitifs. The train has 7 nights and 8 days journey started from Delhi and having stops like Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Udaipur, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaisalmer, Bharatpur and Chittorgarh.
PALACE ON WHEELS TRAIN
October' 2017 to March'2018
|Single Occupancy for 07 nights||USD 5308 Per Single cabin|
|Twin sharing for 07 nights||USD 3981 Per Person|
|Triple sharing for 07 nights||USD 3583 Per Person|
September'2017 & April'2018
|Single Occupancy for 07 nights||USD 3981 Per Single cabin|
|Twin sharing for 07 nights||USD 2986 Per Person|
|Triple sharing for 07 nights||USD 2720 Per Person
|September'2017||6, 13, 20,27
|October'2017||4, 11, 18, 25|
|November'2017||1, 8, 15, 22, 29
|December'2017||6, 13, 20, 27
|January'2018||3, 10, 17, 24|
|February'2018||7, 14, 21, 28|
|March'2018||7, 14, 21, 28|
* 10% extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
* 10% Service Tax will be extra as applicable
* USD 15 Per Pax commercial tax as applicable
* 50% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children between 05-12 years of age
*10% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for children below 05 years
* The Tariff is inclusive of accommodation with all meals, sightseeing tours, entrance fee for monuments, Palaces and cultural entertainment.
*Tariff does not include liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.
* Any tipping & Video camera fee during monuments sightseeing.
Booking and Cancellation Policy
20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking (in case booking made 60 days prior to travel) remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure date.
*5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure
*20% of ticket value 59-16 days or more prior to departure
*100 % of ticket value 15 days prior to departure
No Show/En route termination of tour/Amendment:
No Show- In case of No show/ Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
En route termination of tour- In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reason, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
Amendment- It is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster/Natural Calamity or serious Health problems ( this needs to be supported by Doctor’s certificate) and is subject to availability. No refund is possible and every case will be decided on merits on as case to case basis.
No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.
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