Palace on Wheels Train Tour

Duration: 8 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Main Cities in Rajasthan & Agra


Distant India Journeys welcome you aboard to enjoy the Royal Experience of the old times of Rajasthan and if you are really looking for a holiday of a lifetime, the Palace on Wheels is for you. 

The passenger coaches which were originally meant to be the personal railway coaches of the erstwhile rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India. These coaches were not being used by the Indian Railways after independence in normal passenger trains on account of very rich and traditional interiors.

Trip Highlights

    The name "Palace on Wheels" was derived from its royal back-ground of the coaches. A new meter gauge air conditioned Palace-on-Wheels was introduced in 1984 & had 13 Saloons, 2 Restaurant cum Kitchen car, one Bar cum Lounge and 4 Service Cars. In order to further increase the amenities on the train and due to over all gauge conversion in the state, a new broad gauge Palace-on-Wheels has been constructed & has been running since 1996. It's 14 Saloons are inter-connected, the interiors of the saloons reflect the aesthetics of the former Royal states of Rajasthan. The exquisite and exclusive Palace on Wheels has luxurious Cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dining cars (The Maharaja and Maharani) and a very personalized service... in fact, almost everything that could comprise of heaven on earth for seven days!

Itinerary Details
Day - 1     Wednesday - Delhi / Boarding on Palace on Wheels

Distant India Journeys representatives will take you to Safdarjung Railway station where you will complete some formalities & board the Palace on Wheels in Delhi.

1800hrs          Train will depart for Jaipur

1930hrs          Dinner aboard the royal Palace on Wheels

Overnight on board train in Air-Conditioned Private Cabin.

Day - 2     Thursday – Jaipur / The Pink City

About Jaipur: Founded in 1727 and the former capital of the Kachwaha rulers, Jaipur today is a versatile tourist destination. Famed as the 'Pink City', this capital city of Rajasthan boasts of a rich historical past that is depicted in its forts, palaces, havelis and its colourful bazaars.

0345hrs          Arrive in Jaipur

0700hrs          Refreshing breakfast onboard Palace on Wheels India

0800hrs          Traditional welcome ritual at the Jaipur Railway Station

0830hrs          De-board the train for an excursion tour to the city

1330hrs          A tantalizing lunch at the Amber Fort

1500hrs          A explorative tour to Amber Fort

1630hrs          A tour to the local markets

1800hrs          Embark the train again for tea and leisure

1900hrs          Returning back to Jaipur

2000hrs          A grand dinner at the Jai Mahal Palace

2200hrs          Returning to Palace on Wheels for onward journey to Sawai Madhopur

Overnight on board train in Air-Conditioned Private Cabin.

Day - 3     Friday – Sawai Madhopur & Chittaurgarh

0530hrs          Arrive in Sawai Madhopur Railway Station

0600hrs          Starting an early morning jungle safari to adventurous Ranthambhore National Park.

0915hrs          A breakfast in a forest lodge

1000hrs          Return back to Palace on Wheels

1030hrs          Depart for Chittaurgarh

1300hrs          A Royal Lunch on board Palace on Wheels

1600hrs          Arrive in Chittaurgarh

1630hrs          A Guided Sightseeing Tour of Chittaurgarh Fort

1800hrs          Evening tea and other refreshments at the cafeteria of Chittaurgarh Fort accompanied by a beautiful light and sound show.

Overnight on board train in Air-Conditioned Private Cabin.

Day - 4     Saturday – Udaipur / Most Romantic City & also called city of Lakes

About Udaipur:  Also known as the 'City of Lakes' Udaipur is called Rajasthan's most    romantic city because of its picturesque setting, Rajputana palaces and lakes. The erstwhile capital of the Mewar kingdom, Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II. The city boasts of innumerable tourist attractions.

0200hrs          Leaving Chittaurgarh for an onward journey to Udaipur

0800hrs          Arrival in the lake city Udaipur

0815hrs          A refreshing breakfast in a deluxe hotel

0900hrs          Off-train excursion tours to the city attractions

1330hrs          A stately lunch in a heritage hotel

1430hrs          A romantic boat ride in the lake Pichhola

1500hrs          Back to the railway station

1530hrs          Evening tea along with refreshments onboard 

Leave for Jaisalmer (Famous for Deserts)

1930hrs          A Royal dinner aboard Palace on Wheels

Overnight on board train in Air-Conditioned Private Cabin.

Day - 5     Sunday – Jaisalmer (The Golden City)

About Jaisalmer: The city of Jaisalmer is very well-known for its Jaisalmer fort. This city has been named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput ruler who had established the city in 1156 AD. The city every year hosts its annual Dessert Festival, which is a major crowd puller.

0730hrs          A rejuvenating breakfast on the board..

0915hrs          Disembark in Jaisalmer for a sightseeing tour to the city

1330hrs          Time for lunch on board Palace on Wheels OR at the deluxe Moomal hotel.

1530hrs          Tea and refreshments in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer along with a camel ride.

1930hrs          A royal dinner in the sand dunes accompanied by a colourful cultural program.

2300hrs          Returning back to the train for an onward journey to Jodhpur

Overnight on board train in Air-Conditioned Private Cabin.

Day - 6     Monday – Jodhpur / The Blue City

About Jodhpur: Also known as the 'Sun City' and the 'Blue City', Jodhpur was the erstwhile capital city of the kingdom of Marwar. Now a popular tourist destination, this city is quite famous for its proximity to the Thar Desert and for its magnificent forts. It is dotted with innumerable attractions, worth visiting.

0700hrs          Reaching the Jodhpur Railway Station

0730hrs          An onboard breakfast in Palace on Wheels

0900hrs          A tour to the city attractions of Jodhpur

1400hrs          Lunch in a deluxe resort

1530hrs          Return back to the train for relaxing and a ride to Bharatpur

1930hrs          A dinner onboard royal Palace on Wheels

Overnight on board train in Air-Conditioned Private Cabin.

Day - 7     Tuesday – Bharatpur & Agra

Bharatpur: Considered to be an impregnable city, Bharatpur was the erstwhile capital of the Jat Kingdom and now is a famous tourist destination.

0500hrs          Arrive at Bharatpur

0600hrs          Leaving for Keoladeo Ghana National Park for an early morning bird viewing

0730hrs          A breakfast in a deluxe lodge in the forest

0830hrs          Returning back to the train

0845hrs          A journey to Agra

Agra: The city houses 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

1030hrs          Arrival in Agra

1100hrs          A city sightseeing tour to Agra

1330hrs          A delightful lunch in a deluxe hotel in Agra

1500hrs          Exploring the beauty of Taj Mahal

1730hrs          Visit the local market

1830hrs          Enjoy a light and sound show in Agra

Overnight on board train in Air-Conditioned Private Cabin.

Day - 8     Wednesday – Return back to New Delhi

0400hrs           Arrival in the Safdarjung Railway Station

0730hrs           An onboard breakfast followed by checkout and farewell formality


Tour Schedule: September 2018 till April 2019






03,10,17,24, 31













May 2019 to August 2019

No operation

Note: Train tour will operate subject to minimum 25 passengers

Note: “*” - 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for Xmas & New Year Eve Departs

Tour Tariff: October 2018 to March 2019

Category of Cabin

Prices Per Night

Single Occupancy

USD 865 Per Person

Double Occupancy

USD 650 Per Person

Triple Occupancy

USD 575 Per Person


Tour Tariff: September 2018 & April 2019

Category of Cabin

Prices Per Night

Single Occupancy

USD 650 Per Person

Double Occupancy

USD 500 Per Person

Triple Occupancy

USD 450 Per Person


Booking Policy Details:

Please note: - 
# 10% extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
# 4.35% Service Tax will be extra as applicable,
# US$ 15 per pax commercial tax as applicable,
# 50% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children between 05-12 years of age 
# 10% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children below 05 years, 
# The tariff structure for the guests having Indian Identity proof (Passport/Voter ID/Aadhar/ will be applicable,

# The tariff is inclusive of cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, sightseeing tours, entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces and entertainment. 
# Tariff does not include liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature. 

Note: Tariff Subject to change without notice. 


#Deluxe cabin with attached bath

# All meals, including tea, coffee and mineral water

# Safari into the Jungles of Ranthambhore by Canter

# Jeep or Elephant ride at Amber Fort of Jaipur

# Cultural program followed by dinner at Jaipur

# Transport for sightseeing with Deluxe Coaches

# Entrance fee to monuments and museums

# English speaking guides

# Camel ride at Jaisalmer/ boat ride at Udaipur/ rickshaw ride at Bharatpur


# Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car

# Facilities, Spa Car Facilities and other items of personal nature

Booking Policy:

30% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.

Remaining 70% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

10% of ticket value 90 days or prior to departure.

20% of ticket value between 89 to 30 days prior to departure.

100% of ticket value 29 days prior to departure.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:

# No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.

# En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.

# Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability.

# No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

# No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.


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