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Delhi-Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Ranthambore-Chittaurgarh-Udaipur-Bharatpur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra- Delhi (07 nights/ 08 days)

Palace on Wheels, a joint venture of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation & Indian Railways, has been operating since January 1982. The concept of the Palace-on-Wheels was derived from the royal background of the coaches that belonged to the rulers of the erstwhile Princely states and it was used initially for the journey of the Palace-on-Wheels. After its continuous running for 9 years from its inception it was observed that the Royal coaches had become technically unfit for the smooth rail journey and hence it was decided to fabricate a new air-conditioned meter gauge Palace-on-Wheels on the same pattern of the old train.

Palace on Wheels

The new air-conditioned train was launched in 1991. In the last 16 years the Palace-on-wheels has gained remarkable success and popularity. The train has been rated as one of the best 10 luxurious rail journeys in the year 1995. Due to over all gauge conversion in  the  state, a new broad gauge air- conditioned Palace on Wheels was fabricated which has 14 saloons.

Each saloon is having 4 coupes with two beds each with attached bath, shower, channel music, And fully carpeted specially designed furniture. Each saloon has a mini pantry that ensures availability of hot and cold beverages and refreshment throughout the journey. The train has a beautiful lounge attached with well equipped bar car. The train has two restaurants, The Maharaja & Maharani that serves Indian & Continental cuisine.

Train departs from Delhi every Wed. It operates from Sep to Apr, every year.

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Wednesday Day 01 Delhi
1600 Hrs Arrival at Delhi Cantt. railway station

1745 Hrs Palace on Wheels Departure for Jaipur
2000 Hrs Dinner on board

Thursday Day 02 Jaipur
0000 Hrs Arrival at Jaipur

0730 Hrs Breakfast on board
0830 Hrs Departure by coach for sightseeing via Hawamahal to Amber Palace & Elephant Ride
1230 Hrs Departure for state handicrafts emporium for shopping
1300 Hrs Lunch at Rambagh Palace
1430 Hrs Departure for City Palace  & Observatory
1730 Hrs Departure for Jaisalmer
2000 Hrs Dinner on board

Friday Day 03 Jaisalmer
0615 Hrs Arrival at Jaisalmer

0730 Hrs Breakfast on board
0830 Hrs Departure by coach for sightseeing of fort and havelies
1300 Hrs Return to Palace on Wheels for lunch (rest after lunch)
1700 Hrs Visit to Sam Sand Dunes and Camel Ride
1900 Hrs Dinner with cultural programme
2300 Hrs Departure for Jodhpur

Saturday Day 04 Jodhpur
0730 Hrs Breakfast on board

0800 Hrs Arrival at Jodhpur
0830 Hrs Departure by coach for sightseeing of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
1300 Hrs Lunch at Umaid Bhawan Palace & visit Umaid Bhawan Palace & Museum
1530 Hrs Departure for Sawai Madhopur
2000 Hrs Dinner on board

Sunday Day 05 Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh
0400 Hrs Arrival Sawai Madhopur

0630 Hrs Breakfast on board
0700 Hrs Visit Ranthambore National Park (Bill Clinton visited in year 2000)
1100 Hrs Departure for Chittaurgarh
1300 Hrs Lunch on board
1530 Hrs Arrival at Chittaurgarh
1600 Hrs Sightseeing of Chittaurgarh Fort (India’s largest fort)
2000 Hrs Dinner on board

Monday Day 06 Chittaurgarh - Udaipur
0645 Hrs Breakfast on board

0730 Hrs Departure for Udaipur by coach
0930 Hrs Sightseeing
1230 Hrs Lunch at Lake Palace
1430 Hrs Sightseeing and shopping
1730 Hrs Departure for Chittaurgarh
2000 Hrs Departure for Bharatpur; Dinner on board

Tuesday Day 07 Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
0600 Hrs Arrival at Bharatpur

0730 Hrs Departure by coach to visit Bird Sanctuary
0830 Hrs Breakfast at Bharatpur forest Lodge
0930 Hrs Departure for Fatehpur Sikri by coach
1030 Hrs Arrival at Fatehpur Sikri
1130 Hrs Departure to Agra by coach
1300 Hrs Lunch on board
1500 Hrs Sightseeing of Agra  & Taj Mahal
2000 Hrs Dinner on board
2300 Hrs Departure for Delhi Cantt.

Wednesday Day 08 Delhi
0600 Hrs Arrival Delhi Cantt.

0800 Hrs Breakfast on board
0900 Hrs Tour Ends

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Departure Dates

Rates - USD

Quote Basis

• Half fare for children between 5 – 12 years of age.
• 10% surcharge for departures on 24 & 31 December 2008.
• Indian passengers can pay in rupees (equivalent amount) at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment.
• Tariff is inclusive of travel, full catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner) conducted sightseeing tour by deluxe coaches, entrance fee and still camera charges at monuments and palaces, cultural programmes, elephant and camel rides, boating to and fro lake palace hotel at udaipur & rickshaw rides.
• Complimentary one bottle of mineral water per person per day on board.
• Tariff does not include liquor, beverages, laundry, video camera charges at monuments and other items of personal nature on board or outside.
• Alteration in itinerary can be made without prior notice due to unavoidable circumstances.
• Laundry service is available at jaipur & jodhpur.
• Foreign exchange facility is available at hotel counters.
• Palace on wheels recommends shopping at state handicrafts emporium only.
• If the group consist 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.

Price Does Not Include

Any international airfares, visa fees*, insurance, expenses of personal nature viz., tips, porterage, table drinks, camera fees, laundry charges etc.

*Tourist visa is mandatory and should be procured prior to arrival into India.

Cancellation Policy
* 05% of ticket value charged for cancellation 65 days prior to departure.

* 20% of ticket value charged for cancellation 35-64 days prior to departure.
* 50% of ticket value charged for cancellation 20-34 days prior to departure.  
* 100% of ticket value charged for cancellation 19 days prior to departure.  

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
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