PALACE ON WHEELS

The concept of Palace On Wheels train tour is that you journey from one tourist destination to another,in comfort of your sleeping chambers & enjoy Pre-Paid Group Excursions & Sightseeing Trips during the Day,with Services of English Speaking Guides.

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8 Days / 7 Nights Palace On Wheels train Program

DAY 1: Wednesday: DELHI Depart
Check-in & Traditional welcome starts at 4.30 pm Train Departs by 6.30 pm .

DAY 2: Thursday: JAIPUR
Welcome to the first planned city of India ,built in early 18th century & once the centre of Rajputs Royal families.It is also popularly known as The Pink City.

Morning visit the early 18th century built City Palace Complex with fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture Proceed for excursion to Amber Hill Fort Palace Complex,built in late 16th century. Enjoy Elephant joy ride up the steep ramparts Time free to shop for local textiles,semi precious stones & diamond jewellery Evening enjoy Cultural program with Gala dinner in Palace Hotel.

DAY 3 Morning:Friday: Sawai Madhopur
Early morning excursion to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, famous for its tiger population. Other major wild animals include the tiger, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India .

Afternoon excursion to 8th century built Chittorgarh Fort,atop a wide plateau & having a number of water bodies.It was once home to the Mewar Dynasty-said to be one of the longest royal lineage Evening enjoy Sound & Light Show.


DAY 4: Saturday: UDAIPUR
Also called the City Of Lakes ,the Mewar Dynasty Clan shifted & built this city in 16th Century. Morning visit City Palace complex ,originally built in 16th century & renovated in 18th Century. Enjoy Boat Ride in Lake Pichola Lunch in Palace hotel.Time free to shop for miniature paintings.

DAY 5: Sunday: JAISALMER
Jaisalmer lies in the heart of Harsh Thar desert, & surrounding sands have Golden Yellowish tinge Morning, walk through the bazaar & narrow streets of Jaisalmer Golden Fort, originally built in 12th century & renovated in 18th Century Afternoon proceed for excursion to shifting Sand Dunes of Sam & enjoy camel joy ride Later enjoy Cultural program & bonfire dinner under the stars,in the desert.

DAY 6: Monday: JODHPUR
Jodhpur was the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. & a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert .

Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort Palace Complex,located atop a 400 feet hill & approachable only through meandering gateways.The foundation of the Fort was laid in 15th century,but work was completed only in 17th Century.There is a very impressive Museum collection in the complex.Walk to nearby located Jaswant Thada, an architectural 19th century landmark in white marble & built as a memorial to local Royalty Lunch in Palace Hotel.

Day 7: Tue: BIRD SANCTUARY & THE TAJ MAHAL
Early Morning ,enjoy cycle rickshaw ride through narrow pathways of Bharatpur Bird sanctuary ,an UNESCO World heritage site & home to over 230 species of birds.

Afternoon visit UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort,once seat of power & capital of The Mughal Dynasty Proceed to the Taj Mahal,an UNESCO World Heritage Site & more popularly renowned as One of the Seven Wonders of Modern World Time free to Shop for marble mementoes.

Day 8: Wed: DELHI Return
Train arrives in Delhi by 4 a.m.
Check out by 7 a.m. .Tour ends.

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7 Nights Palace On Wheels depart dates Ex. Delhi

Aug 2010

04,11,18,25

Sept 2010

01,08,15,22,29

Oct 2010

06,13,20,27

Nov 2010

03,10,17,24

Dec 2010

01,08,15,22,29

Jan 2011

05,12,19,26

Feb 2011

02,09,16,23

March 2011

02,09,16,23,30

April 2011

06,13,20,27

Cost for 7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour  
Valid till 01st Sept 2010 to 30 April,2011

Occupancy Type

Cost Per Person

Cost For Cabin

On Triple sharing

US$ 3150

US$ 9450 for 3

On Twin Sharing

US$ 3500

US$ 7000 for 2

On Single Occupancy

US$ 4690

US$ 4690 for 1

Valid for August 2010

Occupancy Type

Cost Per Person

Cost For Cabin

On Triple sharing

US$ 2359

US$ 7077 for 3

On Twin Sharing

US$ 2625

US$ 5250 for 2

On Single Occupancy

US$ 3514

US$ 3514 for 1

Surcharge & Discounts
  Children < 5 years are charged 10% of adult rate without bed
  Children <12 years are charged 50% of adult rate & provided bed
  Extra US$ 15 Commercial tax per person
  Extra 2.58% Government service tax (VAT)
  Extra 10% Holiday Surcharge for 22 Dec & 29 Dec 2010 departs

Train Tour Cost Includes:
Onboard Stay in A/C Sleeping Chambers with private washrooms & shower cubicle; Daily 3 meals; Group excursions & sightseeing tours by air-conditioned buses with English speaking Guide; Monument entrance fees, Elephant joy ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur; Camel joy ride in sand dunes at Jaisalmer; Boat ride in Lake Pichola at Udaipur; Jungle safari to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in open canters,Cycle rickshaw ride in Bharatpur Bird sanctuary.

Extra Costs (not included):  
Video Camera fees at monuments & game parks; alcoholic & non- alcoholic beverages; laundry; room services; telephone calls; tips; porter charges, tour insurance; airport transfers; hotel stay & all other expenses of personal nature.