Palace on Wheels
Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:
- discount off the published prices of any journey
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.
Route & Map
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: January to March, October to December (16 Dec 2015 & 14 Dec 2016 only)
2015 & 2016: April & September
2015 & 2016: December 23, 30. 2016: December 21,28
2017 expected soon (as of 4 Aug 2015)
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, camel ride at Sam Sand Dunes (Jaisalmer), boat ride at Lake Pichola (Udaipur) and rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.
Not included: Drinks aside from those mentioned above, tips, laundry, transfers. Travel insurance or visa fees. Spa treatments. 3.09% Indian Government service tax (subject to change). US$15 per person commercial tax.
Dress Code - Light tropical or light woolen clothing is recommended. For dinner on the train semi-formal attire is recommended.
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