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Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels

Highlights

The Palace on Wheels offers an opportunity to explore northwest India’s most spectacular sights in the style of the maharajas and maharanis. Made up of 16 period carriages, the train features lounges, two restaurant carriages and double and twin – bedded cabins with en suite facilities, all furnished in classic Rajput style.

ROUTE :

7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS

Delhi – Jaipur – SawaiMadhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra - Delhi

DAY 1 Delhi

The tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels. Relax with a drink at the bar. Dinner will be served on board in its two restaurants. Depart Delhi for Jaipur. Dinner & overnight on Board.

Day 2 Jaipur

Arrival in Jaipur. Visit Hawa Mahal - Palace of wind followed by the amazing JantarMantar-Astronomical Observatory. Lunch at Amber Fort followed by an elephant ride up to the fort. Return back to train and later enjoy sumptuous dinner in a luxuriousJaipur hotel, return to Palace on Wheels.Special Arrangements of the day include lunch venue at famous Amber Fort and visit of Albert Hall.

Day 3 Ranthamboreand Chittorgarh

Morning arrival in SawaiMadhopur, and drive to Ranthambore for a morning of wildlife viewing. The Ranthambhore tiger reserve at junction of the Aravali and the Vindhyas is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness.Lunch on Board.Enjoy the afternoon on train as it travels the lush green country side before arriving to Chittorgarh. Visit Chittorgarh Fort - considered as the largest fort of India.

Day 4 Udaipur

Arrive Udaipur . Breakfast on board and Lunch at Sun set point - Open air restaurant where enjoy a view of Lake Palace andJagmandir. Visit to Crystal Gallery, enjoy boat ride on lake pichola and back to train for dinner. Departure to Jaisalmer.

Day 5 Jaisalmer

Arrive Jaisalmer - Golden city of Rajasthan.Visit Jaisalmer Fort and World Famous Havelis. Enjoy lunch at local hotel. Enjoy Camel Ride and witness breath taking sand landscapes at Sam Sand Dunes. Evening Tea, Sun set & Dinner with Bar-be-que, at Samdhani.

Day 6 Jodhpur

Special welcome on arrival and sightseeing of mighty Mehrangarh fort and JaswantThada followed by lunch at gorgeous UmaidBhawan Palace. In afternoon there is some time at leisure before returning to the train and departing for Bharatpur. Dinner on board.

Day 7 Bharatpur and Agra

Early morning visit to Bharatpur, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. Enjoy breakfast and bird watch at the sanctuary. Continue to Agra to explore the majestic Taj Mahal and Agra fort. Enjoy the Light & Sound culture show in evening. Return to train for overnight journey to Delhi.

Day 8 Delhi

Arrive and later transfer to onward Hotel / International Airport.

COST OF PACKAGES

COST OF PACKAGE: PLATINUM
Individual Tour Prices starting from £4,200 per person


*Optional:Return International flight tickets from UK to Delhi/Mumbai can be included at an additional price



ABOVE QUOTATION INCLUDES:

- Accommodationbased on double occupancy for total of 7 nights on board the royal Palace On Wheels.
- All meals during the trip (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner).
- Conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches.
- Entrance fees of all monuments, palaces and cultural entertainment as listed in the itinerary.
- Services of Local English Speaking Guide at all the locations.
- Assistance on arrival and departure in India by Epic India representative.
- Traditional welcome atDelhi Airport upon arrival.
- Service Tax @ 2.58% and commercial tax US$ 15 per person.

ENTRANCE INCLUDED :

Delhi:
Qutub Minar Humayun’s Tomb Akshardham
Agra:
Taj Mahal Agra Fort Sikandra Fort Fateh Pur Sikri
Jaipur:
City Palace Observatory Amer Fort with Elephant Ride  
Chittorgarh:
Chittorgarh Fort      
Udaipur:
City Palace Sahelion Ki Bari Crystal Gallery  
Ahmedabad:
Heritage Walk Akshadham Temple  
Mumbai:
Elephant Caves Mani Bhawan Prince of Wales Museum

ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- International Flights, Airport Tax, Travel insurance charges and Visa fees.
- Tips for Driver, Hotel Staff, Escorts & Guide etc.
- Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls and porterage etc.
- Liabilities due to loss of baggage, accident, injury or medical needs.
- Liabilities due to flight cancellation, and any extra cost involved due to transhipment occurring due to road blocks etc.
- Any other services not mentioned above.
- Costs of camera tickets are not included in any of our tours.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

- The cost has been calculated on the basis of existing tariffs/conditions and any charge in cost or modification in tax structure will oblige us to revise the same.
- Taj Mahal is closed on Friday, Lotus Temple is closed on Monday.
- The cost has been calculated on the basis of base category of rooms andincase of non availability of same, supplement as applicable for higher category of room would be extra.
- The booking is subject to deposit of 20% of tour value at the time of confirming the booking.
- Between 1 July and 30 September each year the Ranthambore National Park is closed.
- There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas (25th December) and New Year (1st January).
- Best time to travel – October to March.
- Booking is as per first come first serve, since the seats are limited kindly book in advance.
- This document is a proposal of itinerary / quotation and not a confirmation of booking.

EPIC INDIA DIFFERNCE :

  • Comprehensive pre-departure kit for each destination visited containing detailed and up-to-date information on the local climate, suggested dress, tipping, cultural differences, visa requirements, shopping and a brief history of your destination.
  • Full documentation including copies of your final itinerary
  • Complimentary pass to selected Airport VIP lounges and complimentary to- fro car transfers to UK international airport (when you book international flights with our Platinum package)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance and access to emergency numbers.
  • The best guides, drivers and vehicles throughout touring.
  • Quality control across every aspect of the trip – nothing is left to chance.

TAILOR-MADE ALTERATIONS :

  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed tour with fewer activities or additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your tour schedule.
  • To design you own tour visit our tailor made section

Before booking please refer to our Terms and conditions, FAQ's and Before You Travel section for useful tips and advice

A reminder that you're travelling to India and that although we try to stick to the above itinerary it is subject to change at short notice. Remember to pack your patience and sense of humour!