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Palace on Wheels - 7 Nights/8 Days

Detailed Tour
Explore the romantic land of Rajasthan, while experiencing the luxuries worthy of the Maharajas of yore. Rajasthan opens its treasure chest and presents all its mystical charms for the astute tourists.

Experience the royal teatment of a Maharaja in Palace on Wheels

Day 01 - WEDNESDAY: New Delhi Depart
Report by 4:30PM at Safdarjung Railway Station for traditional welcome & check-in formalities for Week in Wonderland Train Tour. Time free for photo-shoot with traditionally attired Palace On Wheels staff. Be escorted to your saloon cabins by Personal Attendant for briefing on cabin facilities. At leisure Proceed to Bar Lounge for complimentary welcome drink. Train Departs at 6:30PM & Dinner served onboard.

Day 02 - THURSDAY: JAIPUR-Pink City Tour
At Jaipur Railway Station Royal Welcome by Elephants & proceed to visit St. Albert Museum, Pink City Palace & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (sun Observatory) Photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace Of winds) Afternoon excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber and enjoy ride up the steep ramparts of the fort on festively decorated Elephants. Enjoy lunch in 1135 AD Boutique Restaurant, located in Fort premises. Later discover the beauty of 16th century well preserved Fort Palace, with huge courtyard’s and built in rare fusion of combined Rajput and Mughal architecture. Later Time free for shopping & return to train by 6:00PM & depart. Onboard dinner.

Day 03 - FRIDAY Early Morning: RANTHAMBHORE - Tiger Reserve
Early morning 630 am proceed from Sawai Madhopur Railway Stationfor jungle safari by 15 Seater Canters to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The Jungle is home to Tigers, Panthers, Sloth bears, Pythons, Marsh crocodiles & hundreds of deer & numerous birds. Return back to train by 09:30AM & depart. Breakfast & lunch onboard.

Day 03 – FRIDAY Afternoon: CHITTORGARH- Hill Fort
At 04:00PM train reaches Chittorgarh Railway Station & proceed for excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread over a huge plateau - with history dating back to 11th century. Chittorgarh Fort is considered to be the largest fort of India. In the Evening, enjoy Sound & Light program in fort complex & later return to train for dinner. Train departs post midnight.

Day 04 - SATURDAY: UDAIPUR- City of Lakes
Train arrives by 08:00AM & after onboard breakfast proceed to visit 17th Century built - City Palace complex with eleven constituent Mahal (palaces), balconies, towers and cupolas. Also visit Crystal Gallery - housing personal collection of H.H. of Udaipur. Later enjoy boat ride around the world famous "Lake Palace Hotel" atop a small island in Lake Pichola. Proceed for lunch to Fatehprakash Palace Hotel. Time free for shopping and visit the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari & return to train by 3 pm & depart. Dinner onboard.

Day 05 - SUNDAY: JAISALMER: Oasis in desert
After onboard Breakfast proceed by 09:30AM to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort. Straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the 15th century built living Fort complex, standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town & glows golden in the afternoon sun. The fort is entered through a forbidding series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses .-which is five storey high & extensively carved. Nearby is located a group of 15th century built Jain Temples, which are beautifully carved & have a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India. Proceed for Lunch to 5-Star Hotel & later return to train for brief rest. At 4:30PM proceed for excursion to Sam sand Dunes in Thar Desert for Camel joy ride & sunset photo shoot opportunity Later enjoy Cultural Program & Dinner at 5-Star Hotel. Return to train by 10:00PM & depart.

Day 06 - MONDAY: JODHPUR: Heart of Marwar
Train arrives at 08:00AM & after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort, atop a rocky hill which soars 125 Mts. above Jodhpur town. The Palace complex it is approached by a series of gateways set at an angle so that enemy armies could not charge, with any success. Once past the Fort gates, you have access to breath taking Palatial Apartments (Mahal), overlooking wide courtyards. Inside the fort complex is a museum having wide & impressive collection of Royal dresses & Medieval weapons. Nearby the Fort complex is located, late 19th century built Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. Later visit museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace, displaying personal artifacts of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur. Lunch at Hanwant Mahal Boutique Restaurant. Return to train & depart by 3:30PM.

Day 07 - TUESDAY Early Morning: BHARATPUR: Bird Sanctuary
At 06:30AM proceed to UNESCO world Heritage Site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary& enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to view many of 375 species of both local & migratory birds (from places like Sri-Lanka, Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet). Return to train for breakfast & depart by 08:45AM.

Day 07 - TUESDAY Noon: AGRA - City of Taj Mahal
Train drops you at Railway station On outskirts of Agra at 1030 am & proceed first to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, seat of power of the mighty Mughal Empire. After lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel- Highlight of your journey is visit the Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world & a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble. Time free for shopping. Later return to train for onboard dinner & depart.

Train returns to Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station by 05:30AM.Check-out by 07:15AM after early breakfast.


- Train Tour Manager Reserves the right to alter timings of the tour,to suit local logistics
- The Hotels/Restaurants mentioned for off-board meals subject to change

Schedule of Palace on Wheels Travel
7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour Departs till April 2016 Ex. New Delhi
Sept 2014: 03,10,17,24
Oct 2014: 01,08,15,22,29
Nov 2014: 05,12,19,26
Dec 2014: 03,10,17,24,31
Jan 2015: 07,14,21,28
Feb 2015: 04,11,18,25
March 2015: 04, 11,18,25
April 2015: 01,08,15,22,29
Sept 2015: 02,09,16,23,30
Oct 2015: 07,14,21,28
Nov 2015: 04,11,18,25
Dec 2015: 02,09,16,23,30
Jan 2016: 06,13,20,27
Feb 2016: 03,10,17,24
March 2016: 02,09,16,23,30
April 2016: 06,13,20,27

Tariff of Palace on Wheels:
Valid from Oct 2014 till March 2015*
Occupancy Type Cost Per Cabin (Taxes Extra)
Triple Bedded Cabin(twin+ bunker bed) US$ 10,920 for 3 persons+ Taxes
Double Bedded Cabin(twin) US$ 8,050 for 2 persons+ Taxes
Single Occupancy Cabin US$ 5390 for 1 person+ Taxes

Low Season Rates for Travel in Months of Sept 2014 & April 2015
Occupancy Type Cost Per Cabin
(Taxes Extra)
Triple Bedded Cabin(twin +bunker bed) US$ 8190 for 3 persons+ Taxes
Double Bedded Cabin(twin) US$ 6020 for 2 persons+ Taxes
Single Occupancy Cabin US$ 4025 for 1 person + Taxes

• Add 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 24 & 31 Dec 2014 Depart
• Add 3.09% Govt Service Tax Extra
• Add US$ 15 Commercial Tax Extra per person
• Indian Nationals can pay in Equivalent INR Rupees Value

• Children of 12 years & above charged adult rates
• Children< 12 yrs charged 50% of Adult Cost & provided bed as per occupancy booked
• Children of 5 Yrs & below charged 10% of Adult Cost without bed

7 Nights/8 Days Palace On Wheels Train Tour Cost Includes :
• Stay & overnight travel in private cabins with attached bathrooms on the train
• Pre-paid group excursion & sightseeing trips in air-conditioned coach with services of English Speaking Guide in each tourist town visited
• Bed Tea & Daily 3 meals (wide variety of both vegetarian & non vegetarian cuisine) with bottled drinking water
• Entrance & Till Camera Fee at Monuments & Wild Life Reserves
• Elephant joy ride in Jaipur, Jungle Safari by Canters in Ranthambhore; Sound & Light show at Chittaurgarh Fort; Boat ride in Udaipur, Camel joy ride in Jaisalmer, Cultural Program in Jaisalmer & Cycle Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur

EXTRA COSTS (Not Included in train tour) :
• Consumption of Alcoholic & Non- alcoholic Beverages
• Professional & Video Camera fees at monuments & game parks
• Laundry; Room Services; Telephone Calls; Wi-Fi/Modem; Spa Saloon; Tips; Porter charges, Tour Insurance & all other expenses of personal nature
• Hotel stay in Delhi, Air tickets to India, arrangements for Visa to enter India

Terms & Conditions

Booking Procedure : Palace on Wheels
• Advice Names/ Nationality/Date of birth of all the passengers with preferred date of journey to process booking.
• Booking will be confirmed on receipt of MINIMUM 25% of Train Tour Printed Tariff.
• Full /Balance tour amount must reach us at least 65 days before tour depart with passport details of all the passengers.
• To issue e-travel documents we require full tour amount with photocopy of passports & Indian Visa.
• Any booking request made < 65 days, before train tour depart, will be CONFIRMED against receipt of ONE TIME full tour amount.
• Saloon/cabin names are allotted at time of check-in, at the Railway station with boarding cards.

Payment Options :
• Online Credit Card Authorization (only Visa & Master Card accepted)-3% Credit Card Card Processing Fee Extra OR
• Swift Wire Transfer through Bank OR *Inndian Nationals can pay in equivalent Rupees as per RBI rate of exchange, by RTGS OR Cheque payable at Par in New Delhi

Cancellation Rules-Palace on Wheels :
• Cancellation of booking will be processed only on receipt of written request & cancellation levy will be on full ticket value irrespective of advance paid Or negotiated tariff.
• If cancellation request is received > 61 days before of tour depart - minimum cancellation fee levy of 20% of total train tour ticket value.
• Minimum 50% cancellation fee of total tour amount, if request received between 61 to 35 days prior to date of train tour depart.
• If booking cancelled <35 days before train tour depart - full 100% cancellation fee levy on total train tour tariff value.
• Request for change in passenger names are governed by cancellation rules.
• Request for change in journey dates are governed by cancellation rules.
• No show/ Self curtailment of journey / Refusal to board OR continue with the train tour, for whatsoever reasons, is non refundable.
• Non receipt of payment as per booking procedure, is be governed by cancellation rules.
• Request for cancellation, based on changes in tariff, taxes OR tour program are governed by cancellation rules.
• In case the Guests are not able to board the train tour on time, they will have to make self arrangements for onward journey & booking will be treated as no show.
• There is no facility to stay back in the train, during city sightseeing tours, since electricity is switched off & requests for refund for same,will not be entertained.
• Refusal to continue with the train journey & Demand for refund, because of fixed tour schedule & group excursions, is non refundable.
• Any request for refund of tour advance OR postponement of journey date, due to medical emergency Or close death in family must be addressed to MD of RTDC directly.
• Onboard Train Tour Manager reserves the right to change/amend the day to day program at short notice, to suit local logistics viz strike, local disturbance OR festivals etc.
• It is not the responsibility of Bhandari Travelz Pvt Ltd. to apply for Indian Visa on behalf of the guest. Passenger should ensure that they carry valid Visa travel Documents before boarding flight for India.
• The Palace on Wheels Train Tour is a joint collaboration between Ministry of Railways & State Govt. of Rajasthan (RTDC) & cancellation rules have been accordingly framed by them.
Important :
• Overseas Guests are advised to pre-purchase tour insurance from country of origin of travel.
• It is normal for both International/Domestic flights to get delayed & cancelled in North India during winter months of December & January, due to heavy fog conditions.
• In case of non operation of train tour, because of technical reasons OR limited tourist demand, full refund will be made to guest.
• In case of refund due to guests , Bhandari Travelz Pvt Ltd will make refund after deducting bank charges & credit card processing fee.
• Maximum liability of Bhandair Travelz Or RTDC OR Indian Railways is limited to that defined under Indian Railways Act.
• Disputes (if any) are subject to jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi, (India ) only.


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