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Palace on Wheels

Package Name : Palace on Wheels

Duration : (8 Days/7 Nights)

Tel: 91-11-2332 1822

E-mail: enquiries@tradewingstours.com

Locations: DELHI - JAIPUR -SAWAI MADHOPUR - CHITTORGARH - UDAIPUR -JAISALMER-JODHPUR - BHARATPUR -AGRA - DELHI

The magic of the splendid journey begins at New Delhi and prepares you to weave the fabric of delightful imagination becoming reality. Your royal journey begins from Delhi and takes you through various erstwhile princely states of Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, SawaiMadhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Bharatpur. After experiencing the multi-faceted Rajasthan, you will be ushered to a new exploration at Agra. The entire expedition has been thoroughly planned to take you back into history. Most enjoyable journeys are short-lived but long remembered. This journey will come to an end at Delhi, which will mark the onset of your reliving these cherished memories for a lifetime. Come, get captivated.

Explore the romantic land of Rajasthan, while experiencing the luxuries worthy of the Maharajas of yore. Rajasthan opens its treasure chest and presents all its mystical charms for the astute tourists.

On rolling back wheels of time, we find the rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India travelled by these luxurious coaches. After independence, these coaches were parked and remained in this state for a quarter of a century until in 1981-82, when the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways launched a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

Day 01 - Wednesday Delhi - Jaipur

16.00 Welcome on arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station.
18.30 Departure for Jaipur.

Dinner & Overnight on board Palace on Wheels

Day 02 - Thursday Jaipur

02.00 Arrival at Jaipur.

JAIPUR: Built by Sawai Jai Singh, the city of Jaipur is amongst the first of India's planned cities. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy tale palaces; rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues. Jaipur has a timeless appeal in its colorful bazaars that delights for its Rajasthan handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration that makes a trip to the pink city a memorable one.

07.00 Breakfast on Board.
08.00 Welcome with :Shenai& Garland.
08.15 Departure by coach for sightseeing - Albert Hall Museum, HawaMahal, JantarMantar, City Palace, Shopping, Elephant Ride to Amber Fort.
13.30 Lunch at Amber Fort
15.00 Visit Amber Fort.

The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster.

18.00 Return to train.

Dinner and Overnight on board train

Day 03 - Friday SawaiMadhopur - Chittorgarh

04.45 Arrive at SawaiMadhopur.
06.00 Departure for Ranthambore National Park (Sanctury visit).

Breakfast on board of train.

SawaiMadhopur(Ranthambore) is one of the many famous destinations of the western state of India, Rajasthan. Generally a visit to Ranthambore means a visit to the tiger reserve here. However, the place has much more to offer you in sightseeing and excursions. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and located very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore offers you the best of the desert land as well as plain area near the hills.

10.20 Departure for Chittorgarh Lunch on Board.
16.00 Arrival at Chittorgarh.
16.30 Departure for sightseeing.
Chittorgarh a place immortalized by deeds of valour and sacrifice of two remarkable queens. This was the place where Queen Padmini preferred jauhar(ritual sacrifice by self immolation) rather than be taken captive, and be submitted to the lust of AlaudinKhilji Sultan of Delhi.

Evening Tea at Fort.

18.00 Evening Tea & Light & Sound Programme at Fort.
Return to Train

Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 04 Saturday Udaipur

02.00 Departure from Chittorgarh.
08.00 Arrival at Udaipur.
08.15 Breakfast on board.
09.00 Departure for sightseeing by coach - Saheliyonki Bari, shopping and City Palace & crystal Gallery.
13.00 Lunch at Fateh Prakash Palace hotel.
14.00 Boat Ride.
15.00 Arrival at station.
15.30 Evening Tea on board.
16.00 Departure for Jaisalmer.

Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 05 - Sunday Jaisalmer

07.30 Breakfast on Board.
08.30 Arrival at Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is located at the heart of the great Thar Desert, it offers the visitor an enchanting world of fable, colour, and history. Moreover, the magnificent wood-and stone-carved mansions and buildings display the love and interest Rajputs had for the fine arts. The desert festival held here by the end of the winter season, during the months of January and February, attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists.

09.15 Departure for Sightseeing - visit Gadsisar Lake, Fort, Havelies and City.

Lunch at HRH Gorband Palace

15.30 Departure for Sam duns and camel ride & tea.
19.00 Arrival on train.
19.45 Dinner & Cultural Program at Hotel Surya Garh.
23.55 Departure for Jodhpur.

Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 06 - Monday Jodhpur

07.00 Arrival at Mandor Railway station, Jodhpur.

Jodhpur: Famous for its magnificent forts and palaces, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country The city is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and Pali on its south, Bikaner on its north, and Nagaur on the eastern side Jodhpur was founded by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459.

07.30 Breakfast on board.
09.00 Departure for sightseeing - Mehrangarh fort, JaswantThada, UmaidBhavan Museum & Shopping.
13.30 Lunch at Hotel Hanumant Palace.
14.45 Return to train.
16.30 Departure for Bharatpur.

Dinner & Overnight on board.

 

Day 07 - Tuesday Bharatpur - Agra

07.30 Arrival at Bharatpur.
Departure for KeolaDeo National Park (Ghana Bird Sanctuary).

This former duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. Some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian crane, have been recorded in the park.

Return to train.

Breakfast on board.

08.30 Departure to Agra.
10.00 On the right bank of the River Yamuna, Agra reigns over a glorious past created by warriors as skilled in art and architecture as they were on the battlefield. The city's historical origins before the Mughal conquest are dim and it was practically founded by the Mughal Emperor Babur. To the lover of art and to the traveller seeking the wonders of India, Agra is the goal of a pilgrimage, its shrines being the TajMahal and Agra Fort

11.00 Departure for Sightseeing visit of Agra.
15.00 Visit to TajMahal.
17.30 Shopping.
19.30 Dinner on board.
20.45 Departure for Delhi from Agra Cant Raiway Station.

Dinner and Overnight on board train

Day 08 - Wednesday Arrive Delhi

02.30 Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station.
07.00 Breakfast on board.
07.30 Deboard/Check out.

Note:
- Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
- Please contact your Gust Relation for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.

Guests who wish to indulge in these shopping experiences, may stay back and join the main group later.

Highlights:
• Amber Fort in Jaipur.
• Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
• Boat Cruise in Lake Pichola at Udaipur.
• Sam Dunes of Jaisalmer.• TajMahal - a monument of Love.

Season 2016-17 and 2018

Months Departure Dates
September*, 2016 7, 14 , 21 , 28
March, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April*, 2017 5, 12, 19, 26
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, 31
February, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
March, 2018 7, 14 , 21, 28
April*, 2018 4, 11, 18, 25

 

Currency: USD

Prices in US$
Occupancy Sept 2016 & 2017 Apr 2017 & 2018 (Oct 2016 & March 2017 to March 2017 & 2018) Description
Single US$ 650 per person per night US$ 865 per night Single Cabin
Double/Twin US$ 500 per person per night US$ 650 per person per night TWN Sharing Cabin
Triple US$ 450 per person per night US$ 575 per person per night Triple Sharing Cabin

 

# 10% extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.  
# 3.63% Service Tax will be extra as applicable.    
# US$ 15 per pax commerical 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 the children below 05 years.        
# The tariff structure for the guests having Indian Indentity proof (Passport/Voter ID/Aadhaar/ will be applicable.

# The tariff is inclusive of cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, sightseeing tours, entrance fee  
(excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces and entertainment.  
# Tariff does not include liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.  
The above Tariff is subject to change without notice.

Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions
Booking Policy:    
30% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.  
Remaining 70% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.  
Cancellation Policy:    
10% of ticket value 90 days or more prior to departure.    
20% of ticket value between 89 to 30 days prior to departure.  
100% of ticket value 29 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 reasons,  
no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour  
shall be treated as forfeited.    
# Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or  
Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to  
availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case  
basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.