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The Train
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 two twin-bedded and two double-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 plate glass windows to watch the countryside roll past.

Outside the bedrooms, each coach also has a seating lounge where passengers can get together, just sit watch the cities as they glide past outside the windows, or enjoy a quiet cup of tea. An attached pantry with each saloon helps provide beverages and refreshments to the accompaniment of soothing piped music.

There is the comfortable bar cum lounge where you can relax over your favourite drink, burrow in a book or converse with fellow passengers. Attached to it are two restaurant cars, Maharaja and Maharani respectively, with opulently draped curtains, exquisitely crafted lights and table settings . Here accompanying chefs serve up a delicious choice of Indian, including Rajasthani, Continental and even Chinese cuisine that are a feast for the palate.

The train chugs out of Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi on a week-long run through Rajasthan every Wednesday night, with a trip also inbuilt to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Turban-wearing attendants take over from the moment you arrive at the platform, assigning you your coupes and detailing all the facilities that are on board. The train moves by night and arrives each morning at a new destination where new experiences await you.

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14 fully air-conditioned saloons, each a combination of 2 twin bedded with channel music, attached washrooms with running hot and cold water and showers, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.

A well-stocked bar,with live T.V. facility, serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and international make, to keep you in ‘High Spirits’.

Arrival kit
Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service.

Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants; “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” serve mouthwatering Continental, Chinese, Indian Rajasthani cuisines,Thai, Maxican and Sea Food.

Attendant or Khidmatgar
An attendant is always available at your service, to take care of all your travel needs.

Indoor Games
Amuse yourself with indoor games like Chess, Playing Cards. Chinese checkers, Carom Board, and Crossword Puzzles etc.


For disabled persons
special assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for assistance.

A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and play games.

Luggage collection
Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective saloons without your worrying about it.

Mail box
A mailbox is provided on board, for posting your mail.

An exotic array of dishes to choose from the Continental, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines is available on the Palace on Wheels and off board Superb Palacial hotels.

Medical Aid
Your health, obviously tops the chart of our priority list. First aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call. At the every station. Doctor is available for 1 hrs. for free consultancy in Bar/ Lounge car.

Drinking Water
We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. water is made available to you in its purest form. Purified water is made available to you all through the journey.

Certain handicrafts and other special items of Rajasthani origin can be bought from Govt. Recognised shops selling handicrafts.
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News papers / Magazines
Leading newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.

The Palace On Wheels is a no smoking train. However , if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.

Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.

All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are available in bathroom.

Voltage available on the train: 110/230V

Internet facility available on board wih Laptop.

Souvenir of POW are available for sale

Events on Board
You can celebrate Royal Wedding, Conferences & Business meeting on board.

Culture Shows

Light & Sound program at Chittorgarh & Agra Culture programs and dances at Jaipur, Jaisalmer.

Special Features which makes difference from other Luxury trains.
A. Professional services by the smiling staff having experience of 28 years on board.
B. Camel ride at Sand Dunes, Dances & dinner at Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer.
C. Special lounge to relax in each saloon.
D. Separate pantry to prepare breakfast in each saloon.
E. Paintings of cote of arms & royal insignia of each saloon.
F. Royal Spa to be added very soon.


The Palace on Wheels is one of the world's most exciting rail journeys, as the train provided more facilities on board, as for the royal destinations it proceeds to every single day. With everything taken care of dining accommodation, sightseeing as well as organized shopping, there are nothing for the traveller to do but sleep in the history of the land, soak in the colours and experience the royal life of Maharaja. The tour starts from Delhi and come back to the city after going through in order: Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittaurgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi. Welcome aboard. To Head to the best city in the World "Udaipur" (Travel+Leisure) and TAJ a wonder of the world.

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Terms & Conditions
1. Forward Names & Nationality of all the passengers, with contact number of concerned person/agent forwarding the payment. 
2. We require minimum advance deposit of 50% of tour amount to hold booking on confirmed basis. 
3. Manual booking reference number will be provided on clearance of your funds.
4. Full/balance payment must reach us atleast 60 days before train tour depart date. 
5. All booking request made < 60 days notice, will be only confirmed against receipt of full tour amount. 
6. E-travel document/vouchers will be issued on receipt of full train tour payment & passport details of all the passengers viz Name / Sex / Nationality / Date of Birth / Passport Number / Place of Issue / Date of Issue / Date of expiry.
7. Saloon/cabin names will be allotted at time of check-in with boarding cards.

1. 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, which may change at short notice. 
2. Lawrence Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd is New Delhi based booking agent of Palace On wheels train Tour & reserves the right to charge minimum US$ 100 handling fee extra per person, over & above the cancellation charge. 
3. Only written request for cancellation will be entertained.
4. If cancellation request is received a more than days before of tour depart – there will be levy of 20% cancellation fee of total tour amount.
5. If booking cancelled between 61 to 90 days before tour depart - Minimum 50% cancellation fee of total tour amount.
6. If booking cancelled <60 days before tour depart – 100% cancellation fee of total tour amount.
7. Booking is non endorsable & any such requests will be governed by cancellation rules.
8. Request for Postponement of journey dates for medical reasons or emergency will only be entertained on deposit of full tour amount & is at sole discretion of RTDC top management.
9. No show/ Self curtailment of journey Or short journey ,for whatsoever reasons, is non refundable. 
10. Non receipt of payment will be governed by cancellation rules.
11. In India, it is normal for train tour schedule /program & tariff to change from time to time, at short notice, & request for cancellation of tour for above is governed by cancellation rules.


(a) Disputes (if any) are subject to jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi, ( India ) only.
(b) RTDC is the principal operating the Palace on Wheels Train Tour & liability of Lawrence travels is restricted to that of booking agent only. 
(c) At present ,there is no concept of Tour Insurance in India & client is so advised to Purchase same from origin of travel. 
(d) In case of death of a passenger the Maximum liability of Indian Railways/RTDC is restricted to Rs 5 lac only (Appx US$ 10,000) per person.
(e) All foreign passengers are advised to arrive in Delhi at least one day before train tour depart date & have obtained prior valid Indian Visa.
(f) To suit local logistics, the train manager reserves the right to reduce some of the sightseeing tours & change tour timings, at short notice.

Palace On Wheels (Rajasthan Tour Itinerary)
(7 Nights / 8 Days)
(Delhi-Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi)

(to view the route of this tour on a Map please click here)

Day 1: Wednesday, Departure 6.00 PM
Delhi you will be treated like Maharaja & Maharani on welcome by garlanding, Tikka and turban with glass of wine. The Capital city of modern India a city known for its rich valorous and exotic history. Once the fabled city of the heroes of the Mahabharata and ruled by the Rajputs before they were displaced by foreign invaders. The tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels at Safdarjung New Delhi. You will be introduced to your fellow travellers. 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 in its two restaurants.

Day 2: Thursday, Jaipur Arrival 3.45 AM Departure at 20.00 hrs
Jaipur Your tour began at the Hawa Mahal Palace of wind followed the amazing Jantar Mantar-Astronomical Observatory are to be explored at leisure.

The home of the erstwhile rulers. The city palace now a museum of full royal splendor. Jaipur also offers a great shopping experience since the city is the countries capital as far as handicrafts are concerned.

This include a very extensive range as well as a major International center of cutting and polishing of Gems and stone. Also the Jaipur is known all over the world for hand block printing on textile.

Lunch at Amber Fort. Soon after reaching at Amber you can enjoy the festively decorated elephant for a ride up to the fort.After lunch visit of Amber fort the best example of splendid fusion of Rajput and Mughal style of Architecture.
The hall of victory Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling adorned with mirror work an inlaid panel. Return back to train by bus for fresh n up after rest awhile enjoy sumptuous dinner in one of the best hotel of Jaipur return to Palace on Wheels.
New Arrangement from this season-
1. Lunch venue at famous Amber Fort.
2. Visit of Albert Hall.

Day 3: Friday, Swai Madhopur
Arrival 5.30 AM Departure 10.20 AM

Sawai Madhopur The Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve at junction of the Aravali and the Vindhyas is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur.

A 1000 year old Ranthambhore Fort of great historical importance atop a high hill stand tall remain of the historical part cenotaphs, tombs, stepped well, summer palace etc, have all merged harmoniously in to the sprawling forest. Three big lakes- Padam Talav,

Malik Talav and Raj bag- are alike turquoises studded in the vast tract. Though a delicate eco system, Ranthambhore is dynamic in the diversity and density of fauna it supports. Tiger at the apex of the food chain lords over the kingdom in a subtle way solitary by nature. It operates with stealth. Quite naturally tiger sighting are always a matter of chance, though evidences of its activities are equally exciting other then tigers you may have opportunity to see 24 different species of mammals, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar, Indian Gazel, Jungal cat, Panthers, Jackal, Hynas Rarely sloth bears, also almost 300 different kind of birds.
The break fast is to be served in Hotel Vinayak in peace and tranquility-Return back to Palace on Wheels.

Lunch on Board.

Enjoy the afternoon on train as it travels the lush green country side before arriving to Chittorgarh.

New Arrangement from this Season.

Leisurely Break Fast at Vinayak Hotel at lush green lawns along with fresh aroma of the jungle trees.

Friday, Chittorgarh
Arrival 16.00
hrs Departure 2.00 AM
Chittorgarh Fort is considered as the largest fort of India, built by various Mauriyan rulers during 5th to 8th century period, this for covers an area of 680 acres most of the structures in side the fort premises are in ruins. But a glimpses at this giant abodes of Rajput still fills on with thrill. The fort is accessible after ceremony seven gates. Rana Kumbha palace and Padamini Palace in the fort are considered as master pieces of Rajput architecture Padmini Palace had been the residence of beautiful queen Rani Padmini.

In the year 1313 Alaudhin Khilji after knowing about the beauty of the queen attack on the fort. But the Rani performed Johar (Taking once own life by fire).


The victory tower built by Maharana Kumbha in the memory of victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujrat in 15th Century. This tower is the symbolic identity of Chittorgarh. Sound and light programme at fort.

New Arrangement for this Season.
1. Light & Sound show at fort.
2. Dinner at Panna Hotel (it is named after the forstermother of mewar ruler named Panna Dhai who saved the life prince by scerified her own son) there you can enjoy with cultural programme, music & Bar-Be-Que.

Day 4: Saturday, Udaipur
Arrival 8.00 AM Departure 15.30
The capital of the sirodia Maharanas, enjoy pre-eminen among the Rajput clams of Rajasthan spend the day sight seeing at Udaipur Maharana Udai Singh, Laid the foundation for a new kingdom Udaipur situated at Lake Pichola where the impressive city palace was lavished with aesthetic and imaginative work of art miniature painting was encouraged.

The capital of the sirodia Maharanas, enjoy pre-eminen among the Rajput clams of Rajasthan spend the day sight seeing at Udaipur Maharana Udai Singh, Laid the foundation for a new kingdom Udaipur situated at Lake Pichola where the impressive city palace was lavished

with aesthetic and imaginative work of art miniature painting was encouraged.

New Arrangement for this Season.

1. Break Fast on board.
2. Lunch at Sun set point-Open air restaurant room where you can enjoy a view of Lake Palace, Jagmandir and can enjoy fresh breeze of Pichola Lake.
3. Visit to Crystal Gallery-It is a balcony of Fateh Prakash Banquet hall which is having a museum of crystal glass furniture, crockery, chandilliers of old time.
4. Boat Ride and back to train.

Day 5 Sunday, Jaisalmer
Arrival 9.15 AM Departure 23.30
Jaisalmer The golden city of Rajasthan has a charm of its own, Rawal Jaisal a Bhati Rajput ruler founded the city in 1156 AD. The western most citadel of the desert, Jaisalmer has an ancient history linked with its development as a trading center. Located en-route one of the two passages, that connected India with persia, egypt Africa and West. The Bhati Rajput sole guardians of the city accumulate enough wealth through tax levied on the passing carwans. Jaisalmer amid picturesque a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climate conditions. The Sonar Quila Fort, made of yellow sand stone will immediately command your attention here. The city is also known for its old mansion better

known as havelies. Patwon Ki Haveli and Nathmalgi Ke Haveli, Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli most striking architecture a fine blend of ancient and the medieval era. Shopping and lunch at Moomal Hotel. The sweeping sand dunes, enjoy the romance of solitude at Kuldhara and your camel takes you deep in the thar desert, the set hare is the most awaited experience. As the sum sets the rolling golden dunes the surreal experience is worth. Though the winter, followed by the cultural performance - campfire with dinner in dunes.

New Arrangements for this Season.

1. Enjoy Rajasthani Food with traditional music.
2. Evening Tea, Sun set & Dinner with Bar-be-que, at Samdhani. 


Day 6: Monday Jodhpur Arrival 7.00 AM Departure 16.30 hrs
Special welcome on arrival and sight seeing of mighty fort followed by lunch at Gorgious Umaid Bhawan Palace.
The city best known for its indigo-hued homes and buildings, Jodhpur is the former capital of the Marwar. The Mehrangarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 and later his successions also added new structures. The forts is situated 120 meters high rocky hill, this fort is witness the lavish and royal history of Rathore.

Fort stands on strong and wide walls, which are 20 to 120 feet high and 12 to 70 feet thick its gigantic

structure and finely carved intricate sculpture are a treat for eye.
The royal structure boast their own saga of security and beauty the perl palace has a delicately carved stone screen, Umaid Vilas displays the Rajput miniature paintings and the Ajit vilas exhibits musical instruments and the royal costumes. Shopping of local handicrafts.

Umaid Bhawan Palace
worlds finest and largest palace in the world Maharaja Umaid Singh utilized the services of a well known Edwardian architect, henry vaughan lanchester for the construction of this palace. There are 347 rooms in the palace that boast about its grandness and splendor the central dome that has become the identity of the palace 110 feet high. The royal family in still lives a part of the palace also having the old clock museum.

Lunch at 5 Star Hotel. After lunch back to Palace on Wheels, dinner on board.


Tuesday, Bharatpur
Arrival 5.00 AM Departure 8.45 AM

Bharatpur A royal kingdom where the jats, rather than the Rajputs, ruled. Bharatpur's Jat History is not too old, with Suraj Mal establishing a firm stronghold in a region contested by both the Rajputs and the Mughals. Suraj Mal exploits are legendary, and the fort, Lohargarh, or Iron Fort, has a history that recounts it with pride. The only fort in the state to have bastions of mud, these proved meritorious because they simply swallowed up the cannon shells not allowing them to impact.
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park one of the finest bird sanctuary in the world was developed by a royal edict when dykes were created so that water could be canalized for the hunting preserve as the Maharaja of Bharatpur wished to create.

Over three hundred species of birds many of them migrant species that come from parts as distant as Siberia and China.

New Arrangement for This season:

1. Break Fast at Bird Sanctuary-Nominated a world heritage site it was declared a National Park in 1983. This 29 Sq. KM park is one of the world's greatest heronries. It shallow, fresh water marsh attracts thousands of migratory birds.

Day 7 Tuesday Agra
Arrival 10.00 AM Departure 19.30
Agra A visit to the world's most well known monument and well worth its fame. The Taj Mahal built in the memory of his beloved empress by emperor Shah Jahan, this marble mausoleum is the greatest gesture of love known to mankind and is breathtakingly, bewitchingly beautiful. Land for the building of the Taj Mahal in Agra came from the Maharaja of Jaipur and the marble used in its construction was from the mines of Makrana, also in Rajasthan. The precious stones used in its inlay, and the craftsmen employed for the twenty two years its construction took, came not only from India, but from all over the World.
New Arrangement for this season.

1. Lunch at Palace Hotel.
2. Light & Sound culture Programme in the evening.

The Taj Mahal is the perfect finale to your Royal Sojourn.
Day 8 Wednesday Delhi
Arrival 07.30 AM 
Arrival at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time. 
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