Palace on Wheels India
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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
NEWS - The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels will be re-named as Palace on Wheels. It is planned to operate as such from September 2017.
The new Palace on Wheels will operate on the same route on the same days and we expect with the same prices as the former Palace on Wheels.
There are four cabins in every carriage of the current Palace on Wheels; in the new Palace, there will be three cabins / carriage. Each cabin is bigger. Carriage suspensions are also better.
Travelling on the Palace on Wheels is one of the 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, have a drink at the bar, or just retreat into your extensive cabin and watch the tapestry of the Rajasthan countryside unfold.
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.
Sofa-chairs, chairs and writing tables are provided in the 41 en-suite cabins. The intricate wood carved furnishing, silk and velvet bedspreads and drapes along with wall to wall carpeting create a special opulence that invite relaxation. The cabins all have state of the art amenities and services such as safes, channel music, temperature control facilities and WI FI internet access. There are two super deluxe suites, and the rest are deluxe.
Super Deluxe Suites
The Palace on Wheels has 1 Super Deluxe coach named Taj Mahal, which comprises of 2 suites, Emerald and Diamond, with queen-size double beds.
Personal attendants meet you on the platform to show you to your Super Deluxe suite, taking your luggage and detailing facilities available on board. Always on call, the service leaves nothing to be desired.
The use of exquisite silk and velvet furnishings, inspired by fabrics and designs used by kings in their living areas and bed rooms, along with finely carved furniture, are the hallmarks of this exclusive coach. There is a writing desk.
Exclusive air-conditioned car for sightseeing for Super Deluxe guests.
The Palace on Wheels has 13 Deluxe carriages named after the palaces of Rajasthan i.e. Chandra Mahal, Moti Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Kumbha Palace, Umaid Palace, Jal Mahal, Surya Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Lalgarh Palace. Deluxe cabins have twin beds.
There are three cabins within every Deluxe coach, named Ruby, Sapphire and Pearl. Deluxe cabins have twin beds.
Personal attendants meet you on the platform to show you to your Super Deluxe suite, taking your luggage and detailing facilities available on board. They are always on call.
Air-conditioned road coaches for sightseeing for Deluxe Suite guests.
Compare the Suites
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 2018/2019
Price per suite, ex taxes
2018: February 7,14,21,28. March 7,14,21,28. October 3,10,17,24,31. November 7,14,21,28. December 5,12,19,26. 2019: January 2, 9,16,23, 30. February 6,13,20,27. March 6,13,20,27.
10% surcharge for Christmas and New Year departures.
Included: Full catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner), tea/coffee/bottled water, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned coach, 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.
Dress Code: Light tropical or light woolen clothing is recommended. For dinner on the train semi-formal attire is recommended.
Tax: No tax included. Govt. of India norms, Service Tax is levied on the prevalent tariff and subject to changes.
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
Insurance: Travel insurance is essential. It is a condition of booking that passengers have adequate travel insurance cover from the country of domicile for injury, illness, death, accident, loss of effects or luggage and holiday cancellation. You will need to show your insurance policy.
Smoking: The train has a no-smoking policy.
Children: 50% off tariff for children between 5 and 12 years of age, proof of age required at time of booking. Triple Fares available
Booking & Reservations
All prices are at publicly-quoted rates and updated regularly. May be subject to change.
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