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June 18, 2019

Planning a Trip to Palace on Wheels? Here’s When—and How—to Go

The Palace on Wheels is one of the top luxury trains in the world and the pioneer of Indian Luxury train travel in India. If you plan to visit the top tourist destinations in India or Rajasthan while traveling like a King or Queen then Plan a Trip to Palace on Wheels. Here’s When—and How—to Go with total options and schedule or booking in short.

  1. Departure Seasons

The Palace on Wheels schedule or departure dates schedules are split into two seasons for 2019 – 2020. This is referred to as Lean Season and Peak Season as per the months the train operates on luxury trips.

(i) Lean Season – September to March

 (ii) Peak Season – October to April

  1. Destinations Covered

The Palace on Wheels tours Jaipur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bharatpur, starting and ending at Delhi, the national capital. It includes off-board guided tours in A/c Coach or A/c Car (depends on booking suite) to wildlife / bird sanctuary, ancient palaces and forts, elephant / camel ride, meal at a heritage hotel, and options such as health spa or shopping at the local market, etc.

  1. On-board Accommodation

Cabins / rooms onboard the Palace on Wheels are carefully appointed for guests to select the best that suit their needs based on how many people are traveling together. It is mainly divided into Super Deluxe Suite and Deluxe Suite with Single / Double Occupancy and a different fare for Locals & Foreigners. Guests of Super Deluxe Suite are appointed fully A/C Cars for off-board sightseeing tours.

  1. Departure Dates

The Palace on Wheels operates from September to April on week long luxury tours starting every Wednesday evening and ending on Wednesday morning of the following week. Here are the specific departure dates of Palace on Wheels

For the Year 2019-

  • October: 2,9,16,23,30
  • November 6,13,20,27
  • December 4,11,18,25.

For the Year 2020-

  • January 1,8,15,22,29
  • February 5,12,19,26
  • March 4,11,18,25

How to Book a Trip on Palace on Wheels?

You may not know how to book a ticket or which options you have to book a ticket on Palace on Wheels. So here’s all in a short description to give you a basic idea of the booking process before you actually book it.

  • Choose the season and departure dates from the drop down
  • Select number of adult travelers (12 and above) kids aged 5 – 12 and kids below 5 years of age.
  • Fill in all contact details like email / country code & phone number and name of ticket holder.
  • If required, give details for specifications such as wheelchair assistance, spl. diet needs, crèche, etc.
  • Additionally, we have pre and post tour services like flight booking, hotel reservations & car hire.

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