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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels


 

Welcome aboard the exquisite Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train, your impeccable host for a journey into the beautiful land of Maharajas... This is travel the way it is meant to be; luxurious, leisurely and full of discovery.  Journey back in time and relive the magnificence of a bygone age on this royal week-long odyssey.  

 

The majesty and splendor of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, with its comfortable and elegant compartments, delicious cuisine and superb service, combined with the adventure of a journey through the heart of India, is a truly unique way to experience the full wonder of this remarkable region.

 

Delve deep into the heart of Indian history on a round-trip journey from Delhi through beautiful scenery and heritage destinations, where you will enjoy fabulous hospitality in castles, palaces and forts. So sit back, relax, and let the Royal Palace on Wheels cater to your every need!

Itinerary


Royal Palace on Wheels departs every Sunday, September through April.
Cities Covered : New Delhi

Sunday: Join us on a group sightseeing tour of Delhi via air-conditioned coach beginning at 9:00 a.m.* You may visit sights such as Humayun's Tomb and the impressive Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199 from sandstone and marble. Drive past India Gate (War Memorial Arch), the President's House and Parliament House. Enjoy visits to Birla Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, the largest Sikh house of worship in Delhi. Later you are dropped off at Safdarjang train station around 4:30 this afternoon to embark on the journey of a lifetime... a week-long luxury cruise through India on board the Royal Palace on Wheels. Settle in to your sumptuous cabin and later, enjoy dinner on board as the train whistles off into the night.

*Please check with us for departing locations for the Delhi sightseeing tour

Accommodation : Royal Palace on Wheels,New Delhi or similiar
Cities Covered : Jodhpur

Monday: Your first stop is 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. You may admire the grand palaces that lie within, including Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana, before continuing onwards to Jaswant Thada, a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble, and the impressive Umaid Bhawan Palace. After lunch, return to the train. While in Jodhpur, you may shop for exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie dyed fabrics.

Cities Covered : Udaipur ,  Chittorgarh

Tuesday: Welcome to Udaipur, the Lake City. Watermarked by whimsy and splendor, the "Venice of the East" holds stage as one of India's truly seductive cities with palaces, havelis, gardens and temples at every turn. Following breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, including a visit to the princely City Palace followed by lunch at a five-star hotel and a trip to the Crystal Gallery this afternoon.

Rejoin the train which travels next to Chittaurgarh, whose story is a saga of valor, tenacity and sacrifice. Chittaurgarh Fort is a treasure trove of history and offers you insight into the lives of the great Rajput rulers. Tour the 7th century citadel and marvel at the Victory Tower of Vijay Stambh, one of the main attractions. Gaumukh reservoir and the Palace of Queen Padmini are important spots to the south of the Rana Kumbha Palace. Enjoy a sound & light show at the Fort, and let legends of honor and pride echo in your mind as you travel to Sawai Madhopur.

Cities Covered : Sawai Madhopur ,  Jaipur

Wednesday: One can almost sense a life of the wilderness as the train arrives early this morning in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. Visit the Ranthambore National Park, a wildlife sanctuary that is considered to be the country’s best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq.kms. is also home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Pay a visit to the Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple en route to the imposing Ranthambore Fort to catch a glimpse of the history of Rajasthan. Return to the train and depart for Jaipur, where you have the opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight.

You are welcomed to Jaipur by caparisoned elephants and the sweet music of the auspicious 'Shehnai'. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honeycombed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight kms. away, where elephant rides add to the ambiance. Later, you may enjoy shopping for Jaipur’s famous jewelry, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles. After lunch at a 5-star hotel, you are off to 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 Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Enjoy dinner accompanied by a cultural performance and return to the train later this evening.

Cities Covered : Khajuraho

Thursday: Arrive this morning in Khajuraho, a city which exudes passion, eroticism, dance, and other forms of creative arts depicted in the sculpture and images of its temples. These 9th to 12th century temples illustrate the magnificent architecture during the times of the Chandela dynasty. The 85 temples were built in North Indian "Nagara" style, though only 20 of them have survived the harsh weather conditions over time. Return to the train this evening and travel even further back in time to Varanasi.

Cities Covered : Varanasi
Friday: Awaken in the holy city of Varanasi, whose history dates back over 3,000 years. Temples can be found at every few paces, including the Jyotirlinga Visvanatha Temple, or Golden Temple which was rebuilt in 1776 and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Jnana Vapi Well, meaning "well of wisdom" is believed to have been dug by Lord Shiva himself. The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage spot in Varanasi and are centers of music and learning. The holy city has been a symbol of spirituality, philosphy and mysticism for thousands of years and has produced great saints and personalities like Guatama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsi Das, Shankaracharaya, Ramanuja and Patanjali. Today's sightseeing tour includes visits to the Ganga Ghats, Maha Aarti, Buddhist temples at Sarnath and more. Return to the train and prepare for tomorrow's journey further into Uttar Pradesh to visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal.
Cities Covered : Agra
Saturday: Agra is one of the world's prominent tourist destinations, boasting three impressive heritage monuments. Explore the abandoned Mughal palatial complex of Fatehpur Sikri, followed by a visit to the Red Fort. Enjoy lunch at a five-star hotel and later, explore the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. This pristine monument of undying love was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. You also have an opportunity for shopping, as Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewelry. Dinner is served on board as the train makes its final departure for Delhi.
Cities Covered : New Delhi
Sunday: After a good night’s sleep, arrive at Safdarjang Railway Station and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time. Enjoy breakfast on board and disembark the train by 7:30 a.m.
Accommodation : Royal Palace on Wheels,New Delhi or similiar

Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Oct 20171, 8, 15, 22, 29Nov 20175, 12, 19, 26Dec 20173, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jan 20187, 14, 21, 28Feb 20184, 11, 18, 25Mar 20184, 11, 18, 25

All Rates in US$ per person without any taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble Rate
Deluxe Stateroom
For departures October 1,2017 through December 17,2017 US$ 6,352 US$ 4,765
For departures December 24,2017 through December 31,2017 US$ 6,985 US$ 5,239
For departures January 7,2018 through March 25,2018 US$ 6,352 US$ 4,765
Super Deluxe Stateroom
For departures October 1,2017 through December 17,2017 US$ 12,684 US$ 6,347
For departures December 24,2017 through December 31,2017 US$ 13,952 US$ 6,981
For departures January 7,2018 through March 25,2018 US$ 12,684 US$ 6,347

There is no surcharge for Credit Cards.

 

No refund will be given for unused portions of the tour. Children between 5 and up to 12 years of age at time of travel are priced at 50% of the adult tariff. Children under the age of 5 are priced at 10% of the adult tariff. 

The tariff is inclusive of: 

  • 07 Nights accommodation on board Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
  • All meals (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner)
  • Tea/coffee/bottled water
  • Guided sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches
  • Entrance fees and still camera fees for monuments and palaces as specified in the itinerary
  • Cultural entertainment

Tariff does NOT include:

  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Travel insurance or mediclaim
  • Visa fees
  • Liquor, soft drinks, juices, wine or beer
  • Laundry services, additional toiletries, souvenirs, or other items of a personal nature
  • Hotel accommodations, transfers, or other services in Delhi not specified as included
  • Gratuities and any expenses not specifically mentioned as included.
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

10% of total tour cost due at the time of booking

90% or balance no later than 68 days prior to tour departure date

CANCELLATION FEES:

(i) 10% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 95 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 50% of the total tour value if cancelled 65-94 days prior to the date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 0-64 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.

 





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