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Palace On Wheels Tour
Tour Duration : 8 Days
Destination Covered : This Tour explores various travel attractions of Jaipur - Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Sawai Madhopur- Chittaurgarh- Udaipur- Agra & Bharatpur. This tour starts from Delhi & terminates in Delhi after seven days.
Palace On Wheels Tour
Palace On Wheels Tour
Day 01: Delhi
Welcome aboard to the Luxury Train Tour of Palace on Wheels. The Tour Departs in the evening from Delhi for Jaipur.

Day 02: Jaipur:
Jaipur is the capital city of one of India's most colorful and vibrant states, Rajasthan. It is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts & enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets, their rose pink color lending enchantment to the scene which is almost magical at sunset. Places of Interest include Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a remarkable five storeyed building in pink splendor, the Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and various other monuments from medieval times. This town is also famous for its semi- precious stones, gems & jewelry, & woolen carpets

Day 03: Jaisalmer:
Founded by Rawal Jaisal in the twelfth century, Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert and is today one of Rajasthan's best-loved tourist destinations. Local color and warmth prevail over the inhospitable and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic. The yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering majestically over the city. The nearby shifting sand dunes of Sam remind you of Sahara Desert.

Day 04: Jodhpur:
Famous for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort built in mid 15th century by Rao Jodha, the founder of the city, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. Part of the Desert Tourist Triangle, the old Jodhpur city is surrounded by a 10 Km long wall with eight gates serving as entrances and the new city is settled around this walled area. Jodhpur houses grand palaces like the Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and the Phool Mahal. In these exquisite palaces, forts, temples and havelis, the genius of its sculptors comes to life and stand as a testimony to the imperial grandeur of the city. The Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel is said to be the biggest private residence of single individual.

Day 05: Morning: Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhor):
Sawai Madhopur plays host to the Ranthambor wildlife sanctuary that houses the Indian tiger. It is the best place to see these majestic predators in their normal pursuits. The park is also home to 300 species of birds and hyena, ratel, jackal and fox among other species. There are Lake Palaces, chhatris, old fortifications and a majestic 1,000-year-old fort overlooking the park. The lovely Jogi Mahal is located at the foot of the fort and gives magnificent view of the Padam Talao, painted white with water lilies.

Day 05: Evening: Chittorgarh:
Chittaurgarh owes its name to the women of the city who performed 'jauhar' or immolated themselves to escape the designs of foreign conquerors. Legends of valor and chivalry surround the majestic Chittaurgarh fort.


Day 06: Udaipur:
Udaipur is better known as the 'city of lakes'. One of the most romantic places in India, it is situated around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, which whisper the mood of a bygone era. The two most famous lakes are Pichola and Udai Sagar. The city also has beautiful palaces, the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), and the Jag Mandir, which appears to rise as if from the blue waters of the lake Pichola. Udaipur is also famous for its miniature paintings. 

Day 07: Morning: Agra:
Meaning paradise in Sanskrit, Agra is a place made famous by the Taj Mahal, a moment that has come to epitomes love. Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it is one of the most visited and photographed sights in the world. Also famous for its marble showrooms. 

Day 07: Afternoon: Bharatpur:
Bharatpur is famous for its bird sanctuary, the nesting place for thousands of Egrets, Siberian cranes, migratory water Fowl and other species of birds. 


Day 08: Delhi:
After early breakfast, a week in wonderland comes to an end.

Feel like the royalty on board the Palace on Wheels - a completely self-train. Fully air-conditioned, the train comprises of 14 deluxe saloons, equipped with class amenities to enhance the pleasure of travelling. Each saloon is a combination of 4 twin-bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot & cold water, shower and wall to wall carpeting. The lounge car recaptures the royal style, pomp & pageantry, the quality of the era gone by. The two dining cars-the Maharaja and the Maharani have a traditional Rajasthani ambience serving continental, Indian and Rajasthani cuisine. The coaches are named after the erstwhile princely states: Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dhaulpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi and Udaipur. What's more, each saloon has personal attendants or 'Khidmatgars', who are at your call whenever you need anything. 

OTHER FACILITIES: Doctor on call at the next station. Money exchange facility/ credit cards. Adequate safety and security arrangements. Complimentary mineral water on board/ in the coach during sightseeing/ and at hotels. Assistance for travel arrangements on completion of the tour. Voltage available on the train 110/230 V. 

CLOTHING RECOMMENDED: Light woolens and tropical clothing. 

CLIMATE: Varies from 8 C to 25 C between September to March & in April around 30 C. 

MEALS The two restaurant cars, the Maharaja and the Maharani, serve a range of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Menus are changed seasonally. 

REPORTING TIME: Reporting time is 7 PM at Delhi Cantt. Railway Station. 


Schedule: 

Palace on Wheels Schedule for the year 2003 - 2004

Month
Departure Dates
September 2003*3, 10, 17, 24
October 20031, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 20035, 12, 19, 26
December 20033, 10, 17, 24** 31**
January 20047, 14, 21, 28
February 20044, 11, 18, 25
March 20043, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 2004*7, 14, 21, 28

> Child below 5 years of age free of charge (without additional bed).
> Half price for child between 5 and 12 years old. 
> Kindly fill up the Reservation Form so as we can cater your specific requirement. 
> Palace on wheel tour can be taken in part also for a minimum of four days. 
> The itinerary is subject to change without any notice. 
* Special Rates for April 2002, September 2002 & April 2003. 
** 10% surcharge for Christmas & New Year departure.


Tariff:
Cost Per Person Per Night (In US $)
September & AprilOctober to March
Single occupancyUS $ 395US $ 485
Two Persons Sharing CoupeUS $ 295US $ 350
Three Persons Sharing CoupeUS $ 240US $ 285
> Indian passengers can pay in equivalent amount in Rupee.

Cost Includes:
> Tariff is inclusive of travel, catering, conducted sightseeing. 
> Entrance fee to the monuments, parks, palaces.
> Cultural programmes
> Rickshaw ride and Elephant ride in Jaipur, camel ride in Jaisalmer, boat cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur and Jeep Safari to the wild life park in Sawai Madhopur.
> Surprise gifts for bookings till April 30, 2002.
> Still cameras fees to the monuments.

Cost Does Not Include:
> Video camera fees to the monuments.
> Personal expenses such as drinks, tipping, airport tax and laundry.
> Visa fees or International flight tickets and insurance 
> Any other items of personal nature
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