The Palace on Wheels  - Luxury Trains of India

A Royal Train Journey…
The first Palace On Wheels began its inaugural run on 26 January 1982 and has been a popular way of touring Rajasthan ever since. Within a few years the Palace on Wheels was rated as one of the ten best luxurious train journeys in the world.

The 14 air conditioned coaches are named after former Rajput states matching the aesthetics and interiors of the royal past. Each saloon has a mini pantry to ensure availability of hot and cold beverages, and refreshments. The modern conveniences have been thoughtfully provided, sofas to sink into, strategically placed lights to read by, wonderfully appointed beds with comfortable furnishings, inbuilt wardrobes and huge glass windows to watch the countryside roll past.

The train has two lavish restro bar “Maharaja” and “Maharani” with a Rajasthani ambience serving palate tickling Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines. The restaurants offer seating arranged thoughtfully near the windows. Chefs in the attached pantry prepare Continental and Indian specialties, with an emphasis on the cuisine of Rajasthan.

The Palace on wheels- A Royal luxurious train..
The Palace on Wheels boasts of a well stocked bar offering the choicest of sprits of Indian and international brands.

Welcome to

Palace on Wheels

Rajasthan is the magnificent land of numerous kingdoms, majestic forts and palaces, diverse cultures, varied It stands on its tracks; a gleaming sealed carriage, every bit is royal. The air-conditioning works silently, creating a space where only the excitement of the history of the Rajput kingdoms permeates through, clearly captured in a contemporary mode.In all, there are fourteen saloons, each equipped with four twin-bedded chambers, with attached baths that have running hot and cold water and showers. The modern conveniences have been thoughtfully provided, sofas to sink into, strategically placed lights to read by, wonderfully appointed beds with comfortable furnishings,inbuilt wardrobes for the storage of one’s clothes and bags, and huge plain glass windows to watch the countryside roll past.

Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels Itinerary

07 Nights / 8 Days

The Palace on Wheels Itinerary

Palace On Wheels - Itinerary

(7 Nights/8 Days)

Day 1 Wednesday Delhi The Capital Of India

Tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels at Safdarjung, New Delhi. You will be treated like a Maharaja and Maharani (king and queen). The capital city of modern India, Delhi is known for its rich and exotic history.

Feel free to explore your new palace, and acquaint yourself with its various facilities. Relax with a drink at the bar. Dinner will be served on board.
4.00 PM Welcome on arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station. (Red Carpet, Garlanding by Girls, Sehnai, Soft Drink and Welcome drink in Bar)
6.30 PM Departure for Jaipur
Dinner on Board
Day 2 Thursday Jaipur – The Pink City.

Your first stop will be at the magnificent Pink City, Jaipur. The city displays graceful architecture in a unique pink shade. Established in 1727 by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is known as one of the most well-planned cities of its time.
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is visited for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.

2.00 AM Arrival at Jaipur
7.00 AM Breakfast on Board
8.00 AM Welcome with Rangoli, Shenai, Garlanding by Girls, Decorated Elephant, Kachi Godi Dance.
8.15 AM Departure by coach for Sight Seeing
1.30 PM Visit to Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Elephant ride while going to Amber Fort and Lunch at star Hotel.
3.00 PM Visit of Amber Fort coming back to bus by Jeep
6.00 PM Shopping while returning to train.
Dinner on Board
8.00 PM Departure for Sawai Madhopur From Durgapura Railway Station Jaipur
Day 3 Friday Sawai Madhopur/Chittorgarh – The Pride of Mewar.

After the exquisite architectural landmarks, the perfect place to experience the other side of the royal charm is Sawai Madhopur. Named after its king, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, this place is in close proximity to the famous Ranthambore National Park.
This wildlife park is home to various species of animals but the ones that capture most attention are its graceful tigers. The forest also houses the ruins of the ancient fort from the 10th century.
Chittorgarh, the land of glory and valour, is bound to leave you enchanted. This captivating place has an intriguing and spellbinding history. The land of devotion and determination, Chittorgarh has produced some of the greatest devotees and courageous warriors in the history of India.

Chittorgarh remains replete with historic associations and holds a very special place in the hearts of Rajputs, as it was the bastion of the clan at a time when every other stronghold had succumbed to invasion.
4.45 AM Arrival at Sawai Madhopur
6.00 AM Departure for Ranthambhore National Park (Sanctuary visit) by open canters
Break Fast on Board
10.20 AM Departure for Chittorgarh Lunch on Board
4.00 PM Arrival at Chittorgarh welcome with two decorated horse.
4.30 PM Departure for Sight Seeing, Evening Tea at Fort.
6.00 PM Evening Tea & Light & Sound Programme at Fort
Return to Train
Dinner on Board
Day 4 Saturday Udaipur – Romanace On Water
The land of marvellous beauty, Udaipur is named after Rana Udai Singh, the dynamic ruler of this princely state. This City of Lakes has a long, glorious history and is also considered as the romantic city of Rajasthan, thanks to the endless love sagas of its rulers.
Revel in its history and architectural splendours and return with an array of exquisite souvenirs.
2.00 AM Departure from Chittorgarh
8.00 AM Arrival at Udaipur
8.15 AM Break Fast on Board
9.00 AM Departure for Sight Seeing by coach Sahalio Ki Bari and City Palace.
1.00 PM Udaipur lunch at Star Hotel
2.00 PM Boat Ride
3.00 PM Arrival at Station
3.30 PM Evening Tea on board
4.00 PM Departure for Jaisalmer
Dinner on board
Day 5 Sunday Jaisalmer – The Golden Forest
Day two unfolds in the heart of the desert at Jaisalmer, the Golden City of India. Jaisalmer is christened after its founder Rawal Jaisal and means ‘the hill fort of Jaisal’, which was established in the year 1156.
The bustling city is full of rustic beauty, and the yellowish hue of the sand justifies the name rendered to the monochromatic landscape. The once-affluent havelis, intricately carved balconies, cornices and façades decorate the city and have made it an architectural delight.
7.30 AM Break Fast on Board
8.30 AM Arrival at Jaisalmer welcome with 10 decorated Camels.
9.15 AM Departure for Sight Seeing Visit of Gadsisar Lake, Fort, Havelies and City
Lunch on Board.
3.30 PM Departure for Sam duns and camel ride & tea
7.00 PM Arrival on Train
7.45 PM Dinner & Cultural Programme at Star Hotel
11.55 PM Departure for Jodhpur
Day 6 Monday Jodhpur – The Heart Manjestic Marvar.
Jodhpur, the land of majestic and mystic glory, welcomes you warmly. Currently the second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur was established in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput king. The magic of imperial living is still alive in the various forts and palaces that abound in the city.
In this royal paradise, also known as the blue city for its indigo hue, even the most ordinary houses have exquisite stonework, traceries and carved latticed windows.
7.00 AM Arrival at Mandor Railway Station, Jodhpur welcome with Mehrangarh Brass Band
7.30 AM Break Fast on Board
9.00 AM Departure for Sightseeing
Visit of Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Visit of Umaid Bhawan museum
1.30 PM Jodhpur lunch at Star Hotel
2.45 PM Return to train
4.30 PM Departure for Bharatpur
Dinner on board
Day 7  Tuesday Bharatpur – Avian Adventures and Agara – Monumental Beauty.
Established in the 17th century by Maharaja Suraj Mal, Bharatpur was once an invincible and well-fortified city. Aptly called the iron fort, its stern military construction helped fight off many a foreign siege.
Bharatpur is close to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO. This region attracts a large variety of birds such as the Siberian crane, storks, herons, kingfishers, partridges, owls, songbirds, pigeons, doves, ducks, geese, pelicans and bee-eaters, some of which migrate from different parts of the world.
Agra is located on the banks of the river Yamuna and was established in 1504 by the then ruler of Delhi, Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Agra has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous dynasties over the centuries. The city is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
This white marble wonder expands on the design traditions of Persians and Mughals, and is one of the most visited sites in India. You will then visit the Red Fort of Agra, also called the Palatial City because of its enormous size.
5.00 AM Arrival at Bharatpur
6.00 AM Departure for KeolaDeo National Park (Ghana Bird Sanctuary) by Padle Rikshaw
8.30 AM Return to Train
8.30 AM Break fast on Board
8.45 AM Departure for Agra
10.30 AM Arrival at Agra Idgah Railway Station
11.00 AM Departure for Sightseeing-Visit to Fort of Agra.
1.30 PM Agra lunch at Star Hotel
3.00 PM Visit to Taj Mahal
5.30 PM Shopping
8.00 PM Dinner on Board
8.45 PM Departure for Delhi from Agra Cantt. Railway Station.
Day 8 Wednesday Delhi – The Capital Of India
2.30 AM Arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station
7.00 AM Breakfast on Board
7.30 AM Deboard/ Checkout

The Palace on Wheels Train Rates & Dates

 Palace On Wheels Departure Dates for September 2022 to April 2024
October 2022 05 12 19 26
November 2022 02 09 16 23 30
December 2022 07 14 21* 28*
January 2023 04 11 18 25
February 2023 01 08 15 22
March 2023 01 08 15 22 29
April 2023 05 12 19 26
Sept 2023 06 13 20 27
Oct 2023 04 11 18 25
Nov 2023 01 08 15 22 29
Dec 2023 06 13 20 27
Jan 2024 03 10 17 24 31
Feb 2024 07 14 21 28
March 2024 06 13 20 27
April 2024 03 10 17 24
Palace On Wheels Price (From October to March)

High Season (From October to March)

Cabin Type Number of Persons
In One Cabin
For Foreign
Passport Holders (in US$)
Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy One US$ 8085 +Taxes
Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy Two US$ 10514 +Taxes
Super Deluxe Cabin Same Tariff for One Or Two Persons US$ 14553+Taxes
Palace On Wheels Price (For Two Months of April & September)

Low Season Tariff (For Two Months of April & September)

Cabin Type Number of Persons
In One Cabin
For Foreign
Passport Holders (in US$)
Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy One US$ 6615+Taxes
Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy Two US$ 8092+Taxes
Super Deluxe Cabin Same Tariff for One Or Two Persons US$ 10920+Taxes

The Palace on Wheels Luxury Train Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions (T&C)
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In case of over booking is done due to System Error, RTDC will not be responsible and full amount will be refunded.
Following Photo ID Proofs are acceptable:- Adhar Card/Passport checkin.
Special Discount offered by RTDC, will be refundable/ adjustable on submission of valid photo proof of Category.
No show will be treated as utilized and no refund will be permitted.
If booking cancelled, Refund as per Rules, shall be made through same route of booking.
Reservation may be cancelled, due to natural calamity, civil commotion, or any such type of circumstances beyond the control, refund shall be made.
In Case of any miscalculation due to System error or Transaction failed difference shall be refundable or chargable.