Palace on Wheels

A joint collaboration of Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, the Palace on Wheels train made its maiden luxury tour back in 1982. It was voted as the 4th luxurious train of the world in 2010.

​It offers 7 nights/8 days of a royal journey covering amazing tourist destinations of North India – Jaipur (the Pink city), Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore National Park, Chittorgarh, Udaipur (the city of Lakes), Bharatpur bird sanctuary and the symbol of love and romance, Agra, before returning to Delhi, the capital of India.

​The pioneer of India’s luxury travel is inspired by royal carriages of kings and rulers of the bygone era in India. These carriages are each named after a precious stone while the interiors reflect royalty. Guests are treated with hospitality of palatial times with the spirit of Atithi Devo Bhava that translates to ‘Guests are like God’.

​The Palace on Wheels itinerary is specially designed for guests to get the most out of their short trip of luxury. With UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rock-carved forts, wildlife safaris, and bird sanctuaries, there is a wide range of world famous tourist spots to visit during the trip.At times, during the tour or off – board excursions, guests can choose between certain activities. Time is alloted in such a way so that Guests may participate in interesting activities like shopping, spas, etc.

​One of India’s finest luxury trains – Palace on Wheels won several prestigious awards since its maiden trip. There were makeovers and enhanced onboard facilities on Palace on Wheels to provide guests with the best experience. The former personal carriages of Kings that also transported foreign dignitaries & Nizams is now available for domestic & international tourists/ travelers to experience royalty and king’s culture.

​ All the best for a Royal Luxury Experience and Amazing Sightseeing Tour on India’s finest budget- friendly luxury train – Palace on Wheels!

​       Palace on Wheels Departure Dates 2019, 2020 – 2021

​Palace on Wheels train operates between September to April. Every week, the itinerary starts on a Wednesday evening and ends on the next week’s Wednesday morning. On the same day, at the evening, the next itinerary starts and goes on in a cycle. The train journey starts and ends at Safdarjung Railway station of New Delhi. The departure date for upcoming journeys of 2019, 2020 – 2021 are listed below in a detailed tabular column.

​The guests are requested to be present by 4 PM at the railway station for the check-in procedures. The train does not wait for a single tourist beyond its exact departure time. Concerning the trend of luxury train vacation about world-class tourists, it is recommended to book your tickets at least three months in prior to the departure date. Provide essential travel details to per-book your tickets.

​Palace on Wheels can be chartered for specific needs like wedding, corporate celebrations and others. For more such details, contact us directly.


          Sep-19 : 4,11,18,25     Oct-19 : 2,9,16,23,30   Nov-19 : 6,13,20,27  Dec-19 : 4,11,18,25

         Jan-20 :1,8,15,22,29     Feb-20 : 5,12,19,26     Mar-20 : 4,11,18,25    Apr-20 : 1,8,15,22,29  

        Sep-20 : 2,9,16,23,30    Oct-20 : 7,14,21,28     Nov-20 : 4,11,18,25       Dec-20 : 2,9,16,23,30

​          Jan-21 : 6,13,20,27      Feb-21 : 3,10,17,24    Mar-21 : 3,10,17,24,31   Apr-21 : 7,14,21,28

​       For Foreign Passport Holders (in USD)  Palace on Wheels Tariff for Peak Season

​* Valid from (Oct 2019 to Mar 2020) & (Oct 2020 to Mar 2021)

​Total Cost Per Person (7N/8D)

Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy                   USD 6055

Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy                USD 4550

Super Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy       USD 12600

Super Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy     USD 6300

Minimum/maximum purchase of 7 nights required.No refund given for unused portions of the tour.

Children between 5 and up to 12 years of age at time of travel are priced at 50% of the adult tariff. Children under the age of 5 are priced at 10% of the adult tariff. 

​      Sun N Sand Holidays LLC is offering 10% discount on basic rates before taxes.

​The tariff is inclusive of:

  • Delhi sightseeing tour on Day 01 with the group and drop-off at the train station.
  • Palace on Wheels 7-night tour, including cost of travel & accommodation per the itinerary
  • Full catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner)
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water
  • Conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches
  • Service of a local English-speaking guide for all sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees for monuments and palaces as specified in the itinerary
  • Cultural entertainment

Tariff does NOT include:

  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Travel insurance or visa fees
  • Liquor, soft drinks, juices, wine or beer
  • Camera fees at monuments
  • Laundry services, additional toiletries, gratuities, souvenirs or any items of a personal nature
  • Any services in Delhi not specified as included, such as sightseeing, transfers, or hotel accommodations
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Monument entrance fees during tour of Delhi

Taxes for all tours in India are calculated and are due 30 days prior to departure, at the applicable rate in accordance to the Indian government guidelines. Payments  are expected in the form of a check. If payment is made by credit card a surcharge of 5% will be applied. Taxes should be paid before any travel documents are issued.

  At the time of printing there is a 5% tax on total cost .

​ A surcharge is  applicable on Christmas and New Year.