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Air Inclusive FAM Tour aboard Luxury Train - Palace On Wheels - India

Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Agra - Delhi.
(Tour Number - FAMEJI-POW - 09112017)


Palace On Wheels is a unique luxury air-conditioned tourist train known all over the world for its luxury and royal environs aboard. Its regal salons have private two & three bedded cabins with attached bathrooms, personal attendants, bar lounge, library and dinning cars. The elegant interiors with delectable cuisine and personalized service, exudes an exclusive old world charm of royal splendor. Besides comprehensive sightseeing tours, the participants attend several cultural and folk programs that enhance the understanding of the cultural heritage of fascinating Rajasthan.

Call us at 1 – 800 – 554 – 6342 or 1 – 312 – 332 – 4722
for assistance and answers to your questions

Date - 2017
City
Activities
Mon -
SEPT 11
ORD - JFK - EWR - SFO Depart independently by designated airline OR by your own preferred airline.  
Tue -
SEPT 12
Delhi
Arrive Delhi. A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet you at the arrival lounge and escort you to your hotel.

Balance of the day at leisure.

Delhi is a city of immense past. Seven mighty empires have risen, ruled the sub-continent & fallen here. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and has accumulated a tremendous heritage of art, architecture and culture. New Delhi, the present capital of the largest democracy in the world, is the creation of world famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Attractions include, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, Red Fort- a Massive fort built by master builder Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid- the largest mosque in Asia; Jantar Mantar- the medieval observatory designed & built by Maharajah Jai Singh of Jaipur; the 16th century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun; Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Shantivana- the cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru.

City tour of New and old Delhi will include  Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandini Chowk, Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, National Museum and Baha'i Temple City tour of old Delhi in the afternoon.

Overnight at: 
Taj Mahal, New Delhi
The Oberoi, Gurgaon
The Leela Palace, New Delhi


Wed -
SEPT 13
Delhi / Jaipur
City tour of New Delhi

Transfer to Jaipur by private car / coach.  

Jaipur: Jai Singh -a prince, soldier, planner and astronomer founded the rose pink capital city in 1728. The beautifully planned city is a tribute to the king considering that western world perhaps had very few-planned city in the eighteenth century. The observatory-Jantar Mantar- is an excellent example of the marvelous precision in astronomical calculators built in solid concrete. The City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and -Mughal art and architecture. Now a museum, it has fine collection of sculpture, carpets, paintings, manuscripts and armory. Jaipur's colorful bazaars, sandstone pink buildings, magnificent palaces reflect the past glory of this remarkable town.

A short drive from Jaipur is AMBER FORT, perched atop a hill. Within its precincts are Sheesh Mahal or chamber of mirrors - reputedly the best in the world, Victory Hall and Pleasure Palace. The fort is reached by riding an elephant or by jeep. Overnight at:
Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Oberoi Trident, Jaipur


Thu -
SEPT 14
Jaipur
City tour and Amber Fort..

Overnight:
Palace on Wheels
(Breakfast & Dinner).
Fri -
SEPT 15
Ranthambhore
Tiger Reserve /
Chittaurgarh
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve extends to over 220 square miles of forest with numerous valleys and flat hills in a picturesque surrounding. The tiger and leopard are the main predators found here. It is also home to cheetah, sambers, and the blue bull, found only in India. While our stay here, we will have several jungle excursions accompanied by a resident warden to view and photograph the wildlife. 

Overnight:
Palace on Wheels
( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Sat -
SEPT 16
Udaipur
Arrive in Udaipur, the lake city.

Udaipur is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. The Maharana’s Palace is the largest of its kind. It is remarkable for octagonal towers, brilliant multicolor mosaics of inlaid tiles, inlaid mirror work and exquisite paintings. Sahelion ki Bari is a fascinating garden, adorned by Lotus pool, a marble throne and finely sculptured cenotaphs. 

City tour visiting the dream-like marble Palaces - the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichola, City Palace and the crystal gallery.

Depart for Jaisalmer. Dinner on board.

Overnight:
Palace On Wheels
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Sun -
SEPT 17
Jaisalmer
The yellow sandstone Jaisalmer. fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji, Pat won-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill. Take a camel ride to the sand dunes of Sam. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural programs.

Overnight:
Palace on Wheels
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Mon -
SEPY 18
Jodhpur
Jodhpur is a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. It is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces within - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.
City tour visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and local bazaars.

Overnight:
Palace on Wheels
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Tue -
SEPT 19
Bharatpur / Agra
Visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds. Proceed to Fatehpur Sikri - the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Muslim Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on to visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, a pristine monument of undying love.

Overnight:
Oberoi Trident, Agra
ITC Mughal, Agra
(Breakfast).
Wed -
SEPT 20
Delhi
Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise (optional)
Transfer to Delhi.
Sightseeing tour of old Delhi visiting colorful bazaar Chandini Chowk, Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and Red Fort.

Late evening transfer to airport.
Depart on your onward journey. (Breakfast)
 
Thu -
SEPT 21
ORD - JFK - EWR - SFO
Arrive in the USA.
    Extension to Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, South India and Sr Lanka aiavalable.  

Bed Room - POW

Palace On Wheels – Facilities on the Train

Accommodation: There are 14 air-conditioned saloons with private twin bedded cabins,  channel music, attached washrooms with running hot and cold water, showers, wall to wall carpeting.
Arrival kit: Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc.  

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

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

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

Drinking Water: Purified water is made available to you all through the journey.

Meals / Restaurants:
Two lavish and beautifully decorated restaurants; “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” serve mouthwatering Continental, Chinese, Indian & Rajasthani cuisines.

Bar:
A well-stocked bar, with live TV serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and international make, to keep you in ‘High Spirits’.

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

Royal Spa:
The well-equipped spa offers various massages and therapies and revitalizing solutions amidst royal ambiance.

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

Newspapers / 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.

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

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

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

Voltage:
Voltage available on the train: 110/230V

Internet:
Internet facility available on board.

Medical Aid:
First aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call. At the every station, a doctor is available for free consultancy in Bar/ Lounge car.

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

Culture Shows: Light & Sound program at Chittaurgarh, Culture programs and dances at Jaisalmer.

Tour Price: Per Person - Land Only
Travel Agents
Companions
Triple Occupancy
$ 2550.00
$ 2810.00
Double Occupancy
$ 2775.00
$ 3060.00
Single Occupancy
$ 3698.00
$ 3895.00
     
Airfare: Suggested round trip in BUSINESS CLASS:
SFO / ORD / EWR / JFK - DELHI and back
Call for availability and current airfare.
from $ 1950.00
From $ 3294.00
Airfare: Suggested round trip in ECONOMY CLASS:
SFO / ORD / EWR / JFK - DELHI and back
Call for current airfares in economy class.
From $ 690.00
From $ 900.00
 
Tour Price Includes: Deluxe and luxury five star hotels with breakfast, five nights aboard Palace On Wheels with morning tea, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, transfers, city tours, excursions, English speaking guides, entrance fee to monuments and air-conditioned transportation.
Government Tourist Service & Commercial Tax: 9.40% EXTRA (Remains subject to change)
To Book: Please call 1. 800. 554. 6342 for availability Download Reservation Form or visit our website. Return completed form, a business card and a copy of industry membership card with a deposit of $ 575.00 per person to book land tour only. Balance is required on confirmation or when requested.
Eligibility: IATAN / ARC / CLIA / ARTA/ ASTA/ NACTA/ OSSN / PATA - Membership required.
Airfare: Limited number of business and First class seats are available at special prices from New York, Newark, Chicago and San Francisco to Delhi at the sole discretion of the participating carrier/s. Flight bookings require full payment, taxes, airport security fee and fuel surcharges.
Please contact us details and eligibility.
Airport Security Fee and Fuel Surcharges: Add as applicable. 
For international flights: $663.95 in economy class or 
$ 793.95 in business class.
(Taxes remain subject to change by airlines till ticketed.)
Notes: Deposits are fully refundable if space cannot be confirmed. Visa for India is participants’ responsibility.  Visa forms are available at Resources for Travelers. Trip Cancellation Insurance required. See cancellation policy on Reservation Form/ website for full details or contact us. Prices reflect discounts for cash / check payments. Credit Card payments will have foreign exchange conversion/ bank- processing fees of 4.98% extra. Itinerary remains subject to change without notice. This tour can be combined with any Personal and Private Modular tours to Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, South India, Tibet, Sri Lanka. Hotel check in time is 100 PM. Any changes to original booking requires $ 100.00 handling fee. Once booked, Palace On Wheels requires $ 393.00 cancellation/ re-booking fee. When requested, Reduced Rate Application has to be submitted to Rajasthan Tourism Corporation thru Exotic Journeys. Delhi. Triple occupancy may not be available in some luxury hotels. Alternate arrangements will be made for triple occupancy clients. Limited space available.

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