Palace on Wheels was started on January 26, 1982. It was launched by the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) for the development of tourism in Rajasthan. The train service was refurbished and restarted in August 2009 with a new decor, itinerary and cuisine.
A. The train operates in Rajasthan and Agra. It mostly covers the major tourist attractions of Rajasthan.
A. All the carriages and equipment of the train sparkles in the glory of the royalty and legacy of erstwhile kingdoms portrays it like a moving Palace on Wwheels. That’s why it was remarked as the “Palace on Wheels”. Also, the carriages honored with the princely states of Rajasthan signifies it.
A. Under Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Indian Railways, Palace on Wheels is operating.
A. Yes, children are allowed to travel and a child up to 12 years can be considered under children policy.
A. No, pets are not allowed to travel on the train.
A. After completion of payment, travel documents will be handed to everyone. They are very important to carry and Passport and visa also must carry.
A. Always try to book before three months to make your place confirm. Because bookings on Palace on Wheels is very fast.
A. All Debit and Credit cards can be accepted and bank transfers too.
A. For foreigners, Visa is must to enter into the country. But particularly we never ask for the details of Passport or visa on the train.
A. No regulations, you can wear what you like according to your comfort and convenience.
A. India is a tropical land, so try to wear thick woolen clothes in winters and at other times better to wear cotton clothes and linens. For safaris, try to wear light weighted clothes, sunglasses, shoes.
A. The Palace on Wheels runs only one itinerary, every destination of it is a marvel to discover. Check out the details of the itinerary to know more.
A. At the same Safdarjung railway station, the itinerary starts and ends.
A. It longs for 8 Days/7 Nights.
A. No, every year from September to April only it runs. Check here the departure dates of Palace On Wheels.
A. Based on season and occupancy, ticket price varies.
During Peak Season :
from minimum INR 2,73,000 & USD 4,550 to maximum INR 7,56,000 & USD 12,600 costs a ticket.
During Lean Season :
from minimum INR 2,10,000 & USD 3,500 to maximum INR 7,56,000 & USD 12,600 costs a ticket.
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A. Gratuities not includes in the train fare.
A. Children who are below 12 years age costs 50% fare of an adult and for children below 5 years, 10% of the fare will be charged.
A. Yes, during celebrations of Christmas and New Year additional 10% surcharge will be added to the ticket cost.
A. No refund or reduction will be processed in tariff if you cut short the journey.
A. Yes, meals are part of the tariff.
A. Not in specific. If you are a resident of Yellow Fever epidemic country better to get Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate.
A. Always the itinerary starts on Wednesday evening and ends on the next Wednesday morning.
A. No, tickets can’t be transferred to another person.
A. Yes, your tour will be insured under the causes of terrorism, theft, natural disasters.
A. If the minimum passenger threshold not reached means your booked tour can be canceled. In such cases, refund or new journey dates will be published. If due to natural calamities, the tour canceled means no refund will be issued.
A. On the auspicious day of Republic Day, January 26 in the year 1982, the first tour of Palace on Wheels has taken place.
A. When India got Independence, the royal cabins of Rajputs, Gujarat, Hyderabad Nizams, and British Viceroys were seized not to use. Then, RTDC used these cabins to convert into a luxury train and it is the “Palace on Wheels”. The brilliant idea is a great success and it gained good fame throughout the world.
A. Totally, 14 guest coaches were equipped to the train with two different types of accommodation.
A. Yes, the coaches of the Palace on Wheels were named after the princely states of Rajputana. In addition to this, the thematic colors in the coaches represent the attractions of the land.
A. At a time, 82 passengers can be accommodated in the coaches.
A. Wi-Fi accessibility, safe locks, TV, DVD player, telephone services, classy furniture, high-end modern bathroom, and the remaining are the best-class available amenities of the train.
A. There are two types of Palace On Wheels cabins. One is Deluxe Cabin and the other is Super Deluxe cabin. You can choose single or double occupancy in them.
A. Palace on Wheels allows the luggage as per the guidelines of international airlines.
A. Two restaurants are available on the board of Palace on Wheels. Here you can have delicious food of Palace on Wheels.
A. In Palace on Wheels, you can enjoy the savors of Indian, Continental, Chinese, Rajputana, and Mughlai cuisines.
A. No, laundry services are not available onboard. At some particular destinations, you can have laundry services.
A. Yes, for every guest on Palace on Wheels will have a personal butler.
A. Yes, if you inform at the time booking. The team will arrange the facilities like a wheelchair and others.
A. Throughout the tour, paramedical services are available. At any instance, they will be available to serve.
A. Yes, 24 hours Wi-Fi facility is available on the train. But connection may be not stable because sometimes it runs through remote areas. At some major cities, you can enjoy fast network.
A. No, smoking is not allowed in train. As per Indian law, no one is permitted to smoke in public places.
A. People who are 21 years old or above only will be served with alcoholic drinks.
A. The Palace on Wheels equips a good environment lounge room with mini-library, board games, TV for entertainment, and more. At lounge room, guests can enjoy the best time on the board.
A. The spa of Palace on Wheels offers Ayurvedic therapies. Your body and soul get rejuvenates with the available therapies in the Palace on Wheels.
A. No, spa session doesn’t include in the tariff of train ticket.
A. Always try to reach departure destination before one night of your tour. It will be helpful to make your journey smooth to the station on time.
A. No, pre and post accommodation hotel booking will not be covered under tariff.
A. No, pre and post flight tickets are not part of the fare.
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