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Palace on Wheels Luxury Train

Palace On Wheels Luxury Trains"The Palace On Wheels has graced the Rajasthan Tourism and Indian Railways since January 1982. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, The Indian Railways, the Tourism Department of Rajasthan and the Government of India launched Palace On Wheels as a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique and memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

The concept of the Palace On Wheels was derived from the royal background of the coaches, which were originally meant to be the personal Railway coaches of the erstwhile rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India."
History : Palace On Wheels
Palace on Wheels Luxury Train The Legend
These coaches were not being used by the Indian Railways after independence in normal passenger trains on account of very rich and traditional interiors.

The Palace On Wheels started as a unique holiday train hauled by a steam engine with its inaugural trip on 26th January 1982. It started to roll on its regular operations from October 1982.

The Legend Conserved
In 1991, a new air-conditioned meter gauge Palace On Wheels on the lines of the old heritage train was launched with 13 salons, 2 restaurants, kitchen car, Bar cum lounge and 4 service cars. 'Khidmatgars' or personal attendants, in each cabin, cater to all your needs.

The Legend and the Modern
The Palace On Wheels has gained remarkable success and attained worldwide acclaim and popularity including the PATA gold award in 1987. The Palace On Wheels has been rated as one of the ten best luxurious rail journeys in the world. The popularity of the train has been enhanced by the media. Famous TV Teams such as BBC, MTV, Zee TV, National Geographic, MDR of Germany and many others have covered the train and shown it on their network.

It has carried 36096 tourists in 578 trios up to April 2002

The eight days and seven nights journey in royal splendour takes you to the territory Maharajas, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur; Jaisalmer 'the jewel of the desert'; the majestic stronghold of Jodhpur; Sawai Madhopur for the Ranthambor National Park; the city of Chittaurgarh with its countless tales of Rajput chivalry; Udaipur with its lakes and Lake Palaces; Bharatpur - with its remarkable Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary; the red stone city of Fatehpur Sikri; and of course, the Taj Mahal in Agra - one of the seven wonders of the world.

Palace on Wheels Luxury TrainThe Legend and the Modern - Symbiosis Continues
The Palace On Wheels comprises of 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe salons, equipped with world-class amenities to enhance the pleasure of travelling

The 14 coaches are made up of 104 passenger berths in double bedded cabins, each with channel music, intercom, attached toilet, running hot and cold water and a shower.

The coaches are named after former Rajput states matching the aesthetics and interiors of the royal past. Each salon has a mini pantry and a lounge to ensure availability of hot and cold beverages, and refreshments and a place to relax and get together.

The train has two lavish restaurants "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani" with a Rajasthani ambience serving palate tickling Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines. The train also boasts of a well stocked bar offering the choicest of spirits of Indian and international brands. Each coach also offers a good collection of books to choose from.

The Palace On Wheels is regularly refurbished to a great extent. The décor in the salons and bar lounge has been changed, keeping in mind the traditionally aesthetic yet modern, Palace On Wheels. Toilets have been redone and maintained sparkling clean. Each salon lounge has been equipped with a colour television and a CD player.

A satellite phone is on the way to enable you communicate anywhere in the world from the train.
Facilities : Palace On Wheels
Individual Facilities

Palace On Wheels Luxury TrainAccommodation
14 fully air conditioned deluxe salons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.

Luggage Collection
Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective salons without your worrying about it.

Arrival Kit
Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service. Attendant 'Khidmatgar'

An attendant or 'Khidmatgar' is always available at your service, to take care of your travel needs.

Meals
An exotic array of dishes to choose from - Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines are available on the Palace-On-Wheels.

Mineral Water
We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. Water is made available to you in its purest form. Mineral water is made available to you all through the journey.

Palace On Wheels Luxury TrainNewspapers/Magazines
The leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.

Security
Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.

Toiletries
All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are provided in the train.

Wine
A complimentary bottle of fine Indian wine to the royal guests (per cabin), courtesy Palace-On-Wheels.

For Disabled Persons
There is special; assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for manual assistance.

Common Facilities

Bar
A well stocked bar serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and International make, to keep you in 'High Spirits.

Indoor Games
Chess, Playing Cards, Chinese Checkers, Carrom Board and Crossword Puzzles are available

Lounge
A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and indulging in games.

Palace on Wheels Luxury TrainMail Box
A mail box is provided on board, for posting your mail.

Medical Aid
Your health obviously tops the chart of our priority list. First Aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call at very next station.

Restaurants
Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants; "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani" serve mouth watering Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines that would definitely make way to your heart through your stomach.

Shopping
Certain handicrafts and other special items of Rajasthani origin can be bought from State Govt. owned Emporia while you visit the places covered by the Palace-On-Wheels.

Smoking
The Palace-On-Wheels is a no-smoking train. However, if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.

ATM and Satellite Phone
The ATM and Satellite Phone facility shall soon be available for the Guests on board the train.
Route : Palace On Wheels
The Palace on Wheels, the most famous and luxurious train of India starts its wonderful journey from Delhi Cant. Railway Station. And from here starts your fascinating tour that covers some of the very famous tourist destinations of India.

Akshardham Temple, DelhiDelhi :
The Capital city of India, Delhi is one of the well known historical cities of the world. Famous attractions here include Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, the Lotus temple and the India Gate.

Jaipur :
Jaipur is famous as 'Pink city'. The city is known for its colorful culture, handicrafts and tourist spots. Famous tourist spots here include the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar (a famous observatory).

Jaisalmer :
Known as 'the jewel of the desert 'Jaisalmer is situated near the Thar Desert. It's a famous with tourists for exotic camel safari it offers to them.

Jodhpur :
The second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is famous for its strong Mehrangarh Fort.

Ranthambore National Park :
Ranthambore National Park is a famous tiger reserve of India.

Chittorgarh :
Chittorgarh is known as the city of bravery and romance. The famous tourist spots here include Chittorgarh Fort and Padmini's Palace among many others.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, UdaipurUdaipur :
Udaipur is famous as the city of lakes. It is also regarded as the ' Venice of the East'. Famous tourist spots here are Lake Palace, boating in lake Pichola, Shilpgram- a craft village- and Royal Gardens.

Palace on Wheels : Destinations Bharatpur :
Bharatpur is world famous for its Wildlife Bird Sanctuary and Keoladeo Ghana National Park.

Agra :
Agra is famous for ' The Taj Mahal' one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The other famous monuments here is Agra Fort or Red Fort and Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri situated close to Agra.

Here your memorable journey reaches its final destination and you are set to return back to Delhi.
Schedule : Palace On Wheels
7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour Ex.Delhi for 2010 - 11
Months Dates
April' 2010 07, 14, 21, 28
August' 2010 04, 11, 18, 25
September' 2010 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
October' 2010 06, 13, 20, 27
November' 2010 03, 10, 17, 24
December' 2010 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
January' 2011 05, 12, 19, 26
February' 2011 02, 09, 16, 23
March' 2011 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
April' 2011 06, 13, 20, 27
Tariff : Palace On Wheels
Cost for 7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour

Valid till 30 April,2010 & from 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
* 10% Surcharge Extra for Xmas & New Year Holiday Season
Palace on Wheels Itinerary

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days Palace on Wheels Tour
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh-Udaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi


palace on Wheels Luxury TrainWelcome aboard the Palace On Wheels on its splendid and enchanting royal journey through the bygone era of the erstwhile Maharajas. Palace On Wheels JourneyOn board the Palace on Wheels you will feel the magic of the royal Rajasthan and the amazing Agra. Colour, action, fun and frolic added with rich local culture and tradition create an ethnic ambience and attract large number of tourists to these Indian destinations every year. The beautiful landscapes are there to bewitch you entirely. The journey promises to be the most vivacious and vibrant week of your life. The royal retreat takes you through the hues of the pink city, city of lakes, national park and the elegy of love.

The journey commences on the Wednesday night when the dinner is served onboard. The eight days' and seven nights' magnificent journey in royal splendour takes you across The Tourist Destinations in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Jantar Mantar, DelhiDay 01 : Wed :- Delhi /Jaipur
Place : Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station where the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the Palace-On-Wheels pulls out into the night& for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan.

Day 02 : Thu :- Jaipur
The Luxury Trains Holidays at the capital city of Rajasthan - Jaipur is an absolute must on the itinerary of any tourist to India. Along with the dashing Delhi and the amazing Agra it forms the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism. The day is going to be an experience in itself.

Day 03 : Fri :- Jaisalmer
On Friday, the third day Palace On Wheels arrives at 06.15 hrs at Jaisalmer. You get to spend the day in this isolated, but Architecturally, one of the greatest Royal Bastions of the World. After a safari dinner served under the stars, at a campsite, come back to the train to resume your journey at 23.30 hrs. Jaisalmer stands tall in the desolate beauty of the desert, proudly welcoming visitors to an enchanting world of fable, color, and history.

Day 04 : Sat :- Jodhpur
From Jaisalmer the Palace On Wheels chugs on to yet another desert kingdom of Jodhpur on Saturday and arrives at 08.00 hrs. Famous for its magnificent forts and palaces, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country. Jodhpur city is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and Pali on its south, Bikaner on its north, and Nagaur on the eastern side.

Day 05 : Sun :- Sawai Madhopur
Moving on from the desert kingdom of Jodhpur, on the fifth day of the royal retreat in Palace on Wheels you will be in Sawai Madhopur at 04.00 hrs. After you enjoy the breakfast at the Castle Jhoomar Baori enter the Ranthambore National Park with the adjoining Aravali and the Vindhya ranges. Your excitement is bound to rise, as you get ready to visit another royal dignitary in his kingdom.

Day 05 : Sun :- Chittaurgarh
On the fifth day of the journey aboard the Palace On Wheels after a date with the royal tigers at Ranthambore National Park, you arrive at Chittaurgarh at 15.30 hrs. The story of Chittaurgarh is a saga of valour, tenacity and sacrifice. Chittaurgarh (also Chittorgarh) was sacked three times. The Fort of Chittaurgarh is a treasure trove of history and offers to the traveller an insight into the life of the Great Rajput rulers.

Udaipur City palaceDay 06 : Mon :- Udaipur
Moving on from the India's most valorous fort of Chittaurgarh Palace On Wheels next halt happens to be the other capital of the Sisodia Maharanas, Udaipur. On the sixth day of the Palace On Wheels Tour you arrive at Udaipur at 07.30 hrs. Udaipur is also known as the "City of Palaces", a "Fairyland" and a "Vision in Dream".

Day 07 : Tue :- Bharatpur
After bidding good-bye to Udaipur on the seventh day of its trip the Palace on Wheels arrives at the beautiful Bharatpur at 06.00 hrs. The breakfast in the royal kingdom will be at the Saras hotel. The city of Bharatpur is an avian paradise and is renowned for the bird sanctuary. This superb waterfowl habitat, one of the finest in the world, was actually created by a maharaja.

Day 07 : Tue :- Agra
Agra, or the city of the Taj, as it is known all over the world, forms the first destination on the itinerary of most travellers coming into India. Forming part of the famous 'Golden Triangle' (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra), it is placed on the western bank of the Yamuna. The Palace On Wheels takes you to the amazing city of Agra where the Taj Mahal is the perfect finale to your royal sojourn.

Day 08 : Wed :- Delhi
Early Mornning arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board - Check out and proceed for next destination with the great memories.


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