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Palace on Wheels India

Palace on Wheels 

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Fay says,"The Palace on Wheels was India's first luxury train in the post-Raj era, and continues to offer fine service in the classic Indian style."

About the Train

Travelling on the well-known Palace on Wheels is one of the more memorable ways to explore India's stately splendour. The carriages have been refurbished as replicas of the original saloon carriages of the Maharajas.

Enjoy international cuisine, relax in the library, mingle with other guests at the bar, or retreat into the extensive cabins and watch the tapestry of the Rajasthan country side unfold aboard this luxurious train.

The efficient traditional liveried staff take care of everything one can think of, from accommodation, food, organized guided tours to shopping; there is nothing left to chance for passengers on The Palace on Wheels.


Suites: There are 14 coaches on the Palace On Wheels, each named after a former Rajput state and decorated in fantastically lavish royal styles! Twin beds are side by side. Each suite has its own bathroom with shower, and 110 volt electricity. The accommodation includes a TV and 220 volt electricity and an in-house safe. Guests are supplied with toiletries and an arrival kit of stationery. Each saloon is attended by a personal valet and has snacks, water, tea and coffee available. There is a lounge in each saloon for guests.

Dining Cars: There are two dining cars for guests; the Maharajah and the Maharani restaurants. The restaurants serve both regional dishes, Indian specialities and a range of international cuisines. The tables in each car are set for 2 people and 4 people respectively. Should you wish to dine in privacy, meals can also be brought to your room.

Lounge and Bar Cars: The decor in the lounges and bars maintain a traditionally aesthetic yet modern theme, creating a relaxing atmosphere.

Spa Car: Offering guests a complete royal experience, the Palace on Wheels houses a Spa Car. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa session after a daylong excursion within a royal ambience.


Delhi to Delhi; 7 nights and 8 days

Covering some of India's greatest tourist destinations, the Palace on Wheels leaves from Delhi and takes in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Agra (home of the Taj Mahal).

The Palace on Wheels travels to the pink Rajasthan state capital Jaipur, the golden citadel Jaisalmer, the blue city of Jodhpur, the National Park Ramthambhor, the symbol of chivalry Chittorgarh, the romantic city of the lakes Udaipur, the bird sanctuary Bharatpur and the Mughal capital Agra with the Taj Mahal , one of the seven wonders of the world.

Delhi. A traditional Indian style welcome awaits you at Safdarjung railway station for check-in at 16:30hrs. By 18:30hrs the royal train pulls out into the night for a week-long journey through the heart of Rajasthan.
Jaipur. A rose-tinted spectacle that enjoys the reputation of being one of the best planned cities of the world in the bygone era. Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D. It has many colourful bazaars.

Sawai Madhopur. Where you may get the chance to spot the wild cats (tigers) roaming freely at Ranthambore National Park.

Chittaurgarh. After lunch proceed to Chittaurgarh to the Chittaurgarh Fort. Over night journey to Udaipur.

Udaipur. The City of Lakes, adorned by the beautiful palaces, temples and lakes, with the palace of Jag Mandir that seems to rise from the lake

Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Great Indian Desert, Thar Desert. The yellow sandstone fort and other marvelous architectural masterpieces at Jaisalmer have made it a significant part of the itinerary.

Jodhpur. Next morning the Palace-on-Wheels takes its guests to Jodhpur where lies the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. It is second largest city of Rajasthan encircled by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions.

Bharatput/ Agra. Early this morning, we arrive in Bharatpur. After breakfast there is a safari tour at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Also, visit Agra, the city of Taj. Explore the Agra Fort and then proceed to feast your eyes on the pristine beauty of the Taj Mahal.

Delhi. The train arrives at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station in the morning, where guests disembark the train after breakfast.

Route & Map

Route Map - The Palace on Wheels

Dates and Prices 2015/2016/2017

2015: September 2,9,16,23,30. October 7,14,21,28. November 4,11,18,25. December 2,9,16,23,30.

2016: January 6,13,20,27. February 3,10,17,24. March 2,9,16,23,30. April 6,13,20,27. September 7,14,21,28. October 5,12,19,26. November 2,9,16,23,30. December 7,14,21,28.

2017: January 4,11,18,25. February 1,8,15,22. March 1,8,15,22,29. April 5,12,19,26.

Prices per person, sharing.

2015 & 2016: October to December (16 Dec 2015), January to March 2016

Single OccupancyUSD 5,781
Twin SharingUSD 4,340

2015 & 2016: April & September

Single OccupancyUSD 4,345
Twin SharingUSD 3,259

2015 & 2016: December 23, 30. 2016: December 21,28

Single OccupancyUSD 6,357
Twin SharingUSD 4,772

2016 March, October & November prices to be advised

2017 prices to be advised

50% off tariff for children between 5 and 12 years of age, proof of age required at time of booking. Triple Fares available.

Included: Full catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner), tea/coffee/bottled water, sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments/palaces/other places of interest, cultural performances.

Not included: Drinks aside from those mentioned above, tips, laundry, transfers. Travel insurance or visa fees. Spa treatments. 3.50% Indian Government service tax (subject to change). US$15 per person commercial tax.

General Information

Dress Code: Light tropical or light woolen clothing is recommended. For dinner on the train semi-formal attire is recommended.

Prices: Subject to change

Tours: The optional tours are paid for during the trip.

Visas: Please ensure you have the correct visas for entry into and travelling within India. Please check with your visa office

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