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   PALACE ON WHEELS - TOUR PROGRAMME

Note: Train does not operate from May to August.

Day 1
Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi

 

 

Wednesday

1630 hours
Assemble at the railway station at least an hour before the actual departure time to complete check-in and registration formalities.

The train leaves Delhi at around 1830 hours and proceeds towards its first destination Jaipur. Dinner is served on board. Overnight stay on Palace On Wheels.



Day 2
Jaipur.

Thursday.


0345 hrs : Train will reaches Jaipur early in the morning.


0700 hrs : Breakfast will be served at 0700 hrs.


0800 hrs : Departure by coach for sightseeing tour of Jaipur. The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendour with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.
This is followed by a visit to Albert Hall and the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II.


1330 hrs: After reaching at Amber you can enjoy the festively decorated elephant for a ride up to the fort. After lunch visit of Amber fort the best example of splendid fusion of Rajput and Mugal style of Architecture.
The hall of victory Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling adorned with mirror work an inlaid panel. Return back to train by bus for fresh n up after rest awhile enjoy sumptuous dinner on board.


1800 hrs: The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, Dinner will be served on board.



Day 3
Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

Friday


0530 hrs : Arrival at Sawai Madhopur. One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. A visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392sq kms is hometo more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes.


0600 hrs: Departure for Ranthambore National Parl (Sanctury visit)


0900 hrs: After the game, a safari canter will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board.


1030 hrs: Departure for Chittiogarh


1630 hrs: Sightseeing in Chittorgarh, where we view the Images of love and valour; scars of battles lost and won... thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more, the Victory Tower and the Tower of Fame. You will also have an opportunity to witness the sound and light show at the majestic Chittorgarh Fort.


1900 hrs: The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels, dinner will be served on board. The Palace on Wheels stays in Chittorgarh station until the early morning before departing for Udaipur.



Day 4
Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Saturday.


0800 hrs: Arrival in Udaipur. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals.


0900 hrs: Departure for Sight Seeing by coach and visit Sahalio Ki Bari, shopping and City Palace & Crystal Gallery.


1330 hrs: After lunch at a Palace Hotel, we see one of the most beautiful sites of Udaipur, as we cross Lake Pichola by boat, past the majestic Lake Palace Hotel idyllically situated in the middle of the lake.


1500 hrs: The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.


1530 hrs : departure for Jaisalmer, dinner will be served on board.



Day 5
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Sunday.


0730 hrs: Breakfast on board.


0915 hrs: Arrival at Jaisalmer. In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city.


0930 hrs: Discover the painstakingly latticed Havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon- ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill.


1330 hrs: Enjoy lunch at palace hotel.


1530 hrs: After lunch, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea enjoying the sunset.


1900 hrs: Arrival on the train.


1945 hrs: Later enjoy the dinner and the cultural programmes at Palace Hotel.
After dinner The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.



Day 6
Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Monday.


0700 hrs: Arrival at Jodhpur a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort.


0730 hrs: Breakfast on board.


0900 hrs: Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting Mherangarh Fort. The grand palaces within- Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.


1315hrs : Lunch will be served at a city hotel.


1445 hrs: The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels.


1500 hrs: Departure for Bharatpur. Dinner will be served on board.



Day 7
Bharatpur, Rajasthan & Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Tuesday.


0500 hrs: Arrival at Bharatpur, Early next morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal.


0600 hrs: Visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.


0830 hrs: The Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels for breakfast on board and you will depart for Agra


1030 hrs: Arrival at Agra Railway Station.


1100 hrs: Proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Red Fort


1330 hrs: Lunch at the 5 Star hotel.


1500hrs: Move on to pay a visit to Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love; It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.


1730 hrs: Shopping Tour - Agra is also known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.


2000 hrs: Dinner will be taken at the hotel, later on the Luxury coach will take you back to Palace on Wheels. Bid farewell to the train & perhaps a final drink in lounge bar.


Day 8
Delhi(Disembark)


Wednesday


0400 hrs: Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station


0700 hrs: Breakfast on Board.


0730 - 0800 hrs: Bid farewell to the Palace On Wheels.

   TOUR HIGHLIGHTS      What you will visit?

  • Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
  • Boat Cruise in Lake Pichola at Udaipur.
  • Sam Dunes of Jaisalmer.
  • Taj Mahal - A Monument of Love.

Tour Schedule      Departure Dates for Palace on Wheels

Month Dates 2015
September 03 10 17 24  
October 01 08 15 22 29
November 05 12 19 26  
December 03 10 17 24 31
Month Dates 2016
January 07 14 21 28  
February 04 11 18 25  
March 04 11 18 25  
April 01 08 15 22 29
Note: Train does not operate from May to August.

    Terms & Conditions      Reservation, Cancellation, Charter Booking Policies

Reservation Policy:

Christmas & New Year booking:

10% additional surcharge would be applicable during the above period.

In case of FITs:

  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • On group of 15 paid persons, one complimentary seat shall be provided.
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

In case of FITs:

  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made between 0-29 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 45% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made between 0-14 days prior to departure.

No show / En route termination of tour / amendment:

  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.
  • Part Journey - Part Journey of minimum 05 nights is permissible in advance. However in case of availability of cabins at the last moment it can be booked for any number of nights in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.
  • First priority will be given to the confirmed bookings for full 07 night�s tour. The details of the traveler will have to be provided with the final payment. Any change in the details shall be treated as cancellation and would invite cancellation charges as applicable.
  • Once the names of the guests have been received, no substitution shall be permitted. The old name, if removed shall be treated as cancelled booking (subject to cancellation charges as applicable) and the new name/s will be treated as fresh booking and will be confirmed keeping in view the waitlisted bookings.

For Charter Booking:

  • Charter means booking of full train on a particular tour of departure.
  • The charter can be booked on the existing tour itineraries of the trains. However, diversion in the approved itinerary may be permissible after prior approval of Indian Railways for which an extra payment of 20% of the charter value will be changed.
  • Charter can be booked in advance during Christmas & New Year period subject to 100% advance deposit with additional 10% of the tariff at the time of booking during the season.
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