have changed and winds have shifted, but the Palace on Wheels cruises
along in its unique style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryears
could have perpetuated and enjoyed. Today, of course, each traveller
on board is treated like royalty in his or her own right.The exquisite
& exclusive Palace on Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall-to-wall carpeting,
a well stocked bar, two dining cars, and a personalised service, infact
everything that could comprise of heaven on earth for a whole week.
Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)
- Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Delhi Cantonement Railway Station reporting time 1500 hrs.at the Railway
Station. Departure at 17.45 hrs.Dinner is served between 1930 to 2230
hrs in the train
2 Thursday - Jaipur
stop is Jaipur at 0730 hrs. The city is one of the most well planned
cities of the world and is known as the Pink City.It was founded by
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727. Explore the city in an airconditioned
coach.Pass by Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a five storeyed
structure with carved trellis work, and also visit Amber Fort, 8kms
away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambience. Shop
for Jaipur`s famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery
and textiles. After lunch drive to City Palace, home of the erstwhile
royal family. Across the road is the Jantar Mantar, observatory built
by Sawai Jai Singh. Depart for Jaisalmer at 17.30 hrs.
3 Friday - Jaisalmer
at 0615 hrs. Breakfast in the train. In the heart of the Thar desert
lies Jaisalmer.The city was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156.The yellow
sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently on the
shimmering sandscape.Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis(house
of rich persons) with their grand facades. which are fine examples
of the stone carver`s skill. After lunch, go for an exciting camel
ride on the sand dunes of Sam. Leave for Jodhpur at 2300 hrs.
4 Saturday - Jodhpur, you reach at 0800 hrs.
Breakfast in the train and visit the Palacen Jodhpur is city ringed
by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second
largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459, is known
for its rock solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand Palaces are impreseive
examples of architectural excellence. After lunch at Umaid Bhavan
Palace Hotel visit Jaswant Thada, a group of white marble royal cenotaphs.
Depart for Sawai Madhopur at 15.30.
5 Sunday - Sawai Madhopur - (Ranthambhor) Chittaurgarh
can almost sense life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives
in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho
Singh I. A visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, located
amids the ruins of 10th centrury Fort. This santurary is considered
the country's best for observing and photographing the activities
of wild animals. The Park covering an area of 393 sq.kms is home to
more than 300 species of birds and of Tiger,hynas,ratels,jackals,foxes
etc. You leave for Chittaurgarh at 1100 hrs.Lunch in the train. You
arrive in Chittaurgarh at 1600 hrs. You begin with a visit to the
fort,lauded in legends of valour and chivalry. Chittor was ravanged
and plundered thrice and the womenfold performed "Jauhar, (self burning
in open fire) to protect their honour.. Depart at 2000 hrs.
6 Udaipur - Shilpgram
You arrive in Udaipur early morning . You visit Shilpgram , Art
and Craft village selling articles from four states. Perhaps four
most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream like marble palaces
- the Jag Nivas and Jag Mandir,which appear to rise from the blue
waters of Lake Pichola.. You will have lunch in Lake Palace. You also
visit Sahelionki Bari ,the Royal Garden Park. After a day full of
delights and after evening tea, the coach takes you back to the Palace
on Wheels winding up a day full of delights. You depart at 2000 hrs.
7 Tuesday - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Early next morning at 0600 hrs, the Palace at Wheels arrives in Bharatpur.Visit
to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park,
the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, water
Fowls and other species of birds. After breakfast, arrive at Fatehpur
Sikri - the best planned city of its time built by Akbar the Great
with red sand stone. Within the enclosure is a mausoleum built by
the Mughal Emperor, and dedicated to Sheikh Salim Chishti, a Muslim
saint who blessed the Emperor with a son. Now you proceed to Agra.
After lunch, visit the Red Fort and 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. Departure
for Delhi at 2300 hrs.
8 Wednesday - Delhi
After nights` sleep in comfort on board, arrive in Delhi next morning
approx 0700 hrs and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger
on your mind for a long, long time.
like royalty on board the Palace on Wheels, a completely self sufficient
train.***Fully airconditioned, the train comprises of 14 deluxe saloons,
equipped with amenities to enhance the pleasure of travelling. ***
Each saloon is a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers, channel music,
intercom, attached toilets, running hot & cold water and a shower.***.There
are four coupes to each coach, with wall-to-wall carpeting, a lounge
, a library, a bar with a stock of the finest spirits and two dining
cars - the Maharaja and the Maharaniserving Continental, Indian and
Rajasthani cuisine.***What`s more, each saloon has personal attendants
or " Khidmatgars", who are at your call.
1 US Dollar = approx. 1,15 Euro
Currency change possible
in a double cabin
September + April
x 7 days
x 7 days
occupancy in dbl cabin
September + April
x 7 days
x 7 days
occupancy in dbl cabin*
September + March
x 7 days
x 7 days
each Dbl. Cabin a hanging berth is available***POW can booked
for a minimum of 4 nights.
One can board the train from any station of your choice
under 5 years are free. Children between 5-12 years pay 50%.
Payment in USD oder Euro on the valid rate of Exchange prevailing on
the day of payment.
10% surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christman/New Year.
Please insure yourself against all risks and cancellation charges.
Tariff is all inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sightseeing/entrance
fee at monuments/parks/palaces/cultural programmes/camel and Elephant
ride/boat ride/rickshaw ride and for still cameras, except for video
cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature. The reservation/
cancellation of passengers on the Palace on Wheels may be done as
per the following terms & conditions. Payments required: 20% at the
time of booking and 80% 30 days prior to departure.
more than 60 days prior to departure: 5%
between 30- 59 days of departure: 20%
between 15-29 days of departure: 50%
between 14 days of departure: 100%
on call at the next station***Money exchange facility available..
All credit cards accepted***Adequate safety and security arrangements***Complimentary
mineral water on board the coach, during sightseeing and at hotels,***
Vouchers will be issued only after full payment is received..Small
changes in the programme may be possible in the course of time.
included in the price are the services not mentioned in the programme:
International Flights, transfers, Hotel accommodation and sight seeing
of Delhi, drinks, laundry charges and personal purchases.*** Booking
will only be considered effective when an advance of Euro 200,- or (Non-refundable) per person is received by us. If full payment
is not received before 60 days of departure, booking will automatically
be cancelled. Cancellation charges will be regulated as above. Euro
50,- Visa fees is also not included.
arrange your international flights and quote prices for Lufthansa,
Air India, Delta, SAS, Austrian Airlines, KLM, Alitalia, Emirates, Gulf Air,
Kuwait Airways, PIA, Biman etc. with convenient connections, transfers
from Airport to Hotel and to the Palace on Wheels and return as well
as, sight seeing of Delhi with Hotels or other extension programmes
of your choice.