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Luxury Trains in IndiaIndia offers some superb trains for a memorial trip on some unique trains where you can travel like royalty.  While Palace on Wheels is the most popular luxury train in India, there are a few other trains that offer a luxury holiday experience for tourists visiting India.

These special luxury trains are:

Palace on Wheels Train – Travel like royalty!The Royal Rajasthan on WheelsThe Deccan OdysseyThe Fairy Queen train 

Palace on Wheels

The Palace on wheels is a luxury train that offers a 7 day package for travelers to visit India traveling in ultimate luxury.  The 7 day tour allows travelers to sleep in luxurious rooms on the train during the night and sightsee in the day. Palace on Wheels train has 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe coaches, each a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers. The luxury train offers facilities, which include channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall-to-wall carpeting and other amenities. Places Covered by the Palace on Wheels train are: Delhi – Jaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittaurgarh, Udaipur – Bharatpur and Agra.The price includes the cost of travel, meals, sightseeing tours and entrance fee to monuments. Prices applicable up to March 2015 are shown along with additional details. In case you are wondering the hefty price of the ticket does not include drinks and you have to pay for them. Guests pay extra for video cameras, liquor and laundry services. The mineral water is free or shall I say included in the price of the ticket. During Christmas and New Year there is a 10% additional charge added on.If you wish to travel on the Palace of Wheels then you need to make a reservation way ahead of time. I am told that the train is sold out for the next several months. Contact a travel agent well in advance to ensure you get reservations.  The Palace on Wheels train leaves New Delhi on Wednesdays at 4 pm and returns to New Delhi after the tour on Tuesday at 6 am.Palace on Wheels train prices for 7 day tour. All Prices in US $ Per Person Per Night Single / Double / Triple Sharing 

Palace on Wheels Train Prices applicable

up to March 2015.

Single Occupancy :    US$ 770  per night  – Single CabinDouble Occupancy:  US$ 575  per person per night – Twin Sharing CabinTriple Occupancy:     US$ 520  per person per night – Triple Sharing CabinNote: 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.Government service taxes of 3.09% charged extra. Commercial tax US$ 15 per person extra as applicable. There is also a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas (18th December) and New Year (25th December) and as with all printed prices, the tariff and itinerary are always subject to revision without prior notice!

Penalties to Cancel Palace on Wheels


In case you book your ticket and then decide to cancel, then there are some penalties you should be aware of:There is apparently a 20% of ticket value deducted if canceled 60 days or more prior to departure.50% of ticket value between 59 to 16 days prior to departure. And it gets better!100% of ticket value 15 days prior to departure.  

palace on wheels trainBar on the train.Sleeping Area

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