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Vikrant Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Destinations: New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - New Delhi
Duration: - 8 Days / 7 Nights
Vikrant Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Destinations: Mumbai - Sindhudurg - Tarkarli - Goa - Kolhapur - Daulatabad - Tadoba - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai
Duration: - 8 Days / 7 Nights
Vikrant Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Destinations: Bangalore - Mysore - Kabini - Mysore - Hassan - Halebid / Belur Sravanbelagola - TB DAM - Hospet / Hampi -Gadag - Aihole & Pattadakal Badami - Goa Bangalore.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

»   Palace on Wheels ( 8 Days / 7 Nights)
New Delhi - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bharatpur - Agra - New Delhi
Palace on Wheels is the last word in the luxury travel in India. Lose yourself in the heartwarming hospitality and majestic service fit only for the kings. Started as a joint venture of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways in 1982, the Palace on Wheels is the most luxurious train tour in India. The royal train was inspired from the erstwhile kings and rulers of the yore who used to travel in the personal railway coaches for bridal sojourn, hunting jaunt and occasion of state visits. Today, the Palace on Wheels transports its passengers in the same world of majestic experience with traditional treatment yet modern amenities. Relive the romance of the princely sojourn in the royal land of Rajasthan witnessing picturesque monuments, Palaces, Havelis, forts, National Parks and wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal.

Day 1: New Delhi
Join the tour group for a day tour of the Capital city sightseeing. Visit India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutb Minar, Humayun's Tomb. After Lunch, arrive at Safdarjung Railway Station for a warm traditional welcome.

Day 2: Jaipur
The train arrives at the 'Pink City' Jaipur at 02:00 hrs. Explore the city. Visit to Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Wind - a remarkable five-storied pink building in the old city. Later visit Amber Fort and Rajasthali, the Rajasthan Govt. Emporium where you can shop genuine handicrafts. Post lunch visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Luxury coach will take you back to the train at 018:30 hours. Have Dinner onboard.

Day 3: Sawai Madhopur & Chittorgarh
After breakfast, the group is taken to Ranthambore National Park. The Park is home to more than 300 species of birds and many animals such as tigers, hyena, jackal, fox among others. Return to train for lunch and onward journey to Chittorgarh. Spend the evening at the historic Chittorgarh Fort.

Day 4: Udaipur
Palace on Wheels arrives in Udaipur, the Lake city at 08:00 hrs. Visit Jag Niwas, Lake Pichola and City Palace. Head to Crystal Gallery in the evening. The train proceeds towards Jaisalmer. Stay aboard overnight.

Day 5: Jaisalmer
Arrival 09:15 hrs. The city of Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Rewal Jaisal. Wander around its splendid latticed havelis: Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim-Singh-ki-haveli. Shop at Rajasthali for handicraft, shawls and embroidered articles. Visit sand dunes at Sam and enjoy camel ride. Savor a sumptuous dinner at a hotel in town. The train heads for Jodhpur.

Day 6: Jodhpur
Early morning, the train arrives in Jodhpur. The city was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. Explore the fascinating city visiting Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort and many palaces within the fort namely Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana, Daulat Khana. After lunch at the Train, go shopping for exquisite handicraft items.

Day 7: Bharatpur & Agra
Next morning, the Train reaches Bharatpur where famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park is situated. The Park is home to thousands of Ergets, sibes, Water fowl and migratory birds. Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri, the Mughal palatial complex. There are many interesting structures inside including Jodhabai's palace and tomb of Salim Chishti. Later move on to splendid Taj Mahal at Agra, built by Shah Jahan to commemorate his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. After dinner onboard, the Palace heads back to Delhi. Arrive at Safdarjung Railway Station. Leave the Palace taking home the pleasant memories of a weeklong majestic ride.

Tariff:
Palace on Wheels Tariff for season January 2011 to April 2012
Occupancy Type
Price (per person per night)
Total (7 Nights)
Triple sharing
USD 450
USD 3150
Twin sharing
USD 500
USD 3500
Single occupancy
USD 670
USD 4690
Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions:
  • Children less than 5 years can travel on 10% of the tariff without bed. Half fare (of the total cost) for children between 5 and 12 years of age. Age proof of children at the time of issuance of tickets is to be furnished.
  • A surcharge of 10% to be levied on all Christmas (25th December) and New Year (1st January) packages.
  • Service Tax @ 2.58% will be levied on the tariff.
  • In addition to the tariff, USD 15 per pax will be charged against the payment of commercial taxes.
  • Tariff is subject to change without prior information.
Inclusions
The Palace on Wheels Tariff includes the following:
Travel, catering, conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments/parks/palaces, cultural programs, camel ride at Jaisalmer, boat ride at Udaipur, rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.

Exclusions
The Palace on Wheels Tariff does not include:
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Booking Policy
In case of fully independent travelers (FITs)
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure
In case of Groups
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy
The cancellation of tour must be intimated by Fax/email/snail mail to the Vikrant Holidays Pvt. Ltd.. The refund rates to be based on the number of days left for the departure of the train:

In case of FITs
  • 60 days before departure - 95% of ticket value will be returned
  • 30-59 days before departure - 80% of ticket value will be returned
  • Less than 30 days before departure - 0% of ticket value will be returned
In case of Groups
  • 60 days before departure - 90% of ticket value will be returned
  • 0 to 59 days before departure - 0% of ticket value will be returned
* Palace on Wheels Tariff and Itinerary are subject to revision



»   Deccan Odyssey ( 8 Days / 7 Nights)
Mumbai - Sindhudurg - Tarkarli - Goa - Kolhapur - Daulatabad - Tadoba - Ajanta - Nashik - Mumbai
Day 1: Mumbai Tour
The time has come for you to undertake a journey way back in time. Welcome to Mumbai, a city of dreams that 300 years ago was an agglomeration of seven islands. Modern, yet preserving its antiquities, a short drive through the city will reveal this inherent truth. Board the train in the evening at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, undoubtedly one of the famous Gothic buildings and an integral part of Mumbai's skyline. Wine and dine in the luxurious comforts of this train and whistle off on your royal voyage.

Day 2: Jaigadh, Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri and Bhatye Beach
Alight in the morning at the Bhoke Station nestled amidst majestic mountains and scenic backwaters. Enjoy the short ride in a AC luxury bus to Rai Bhatgaon Jetty. Cut through the mesmerizing silence of the scenic backwater accompanied by an impressive number of exotic birds on the way to the historical Jaigad Fort. Relish an almost unique view of Konkan village life, impossible to get either from road or the rail. This romantic journey brings you to Jaigad Jetty, situated at the foothills of the Jaigad Fort. And at a short distance stands the legendary Jaigad Fort, high and proud on a cliff with a spectacular view of the ocean and Ganapatipule, the next destination.

Day 3: Sindhudurg - Tarkarli - Sawantwadi
Next day the train chugs in to the tip of the Konkan coast, Sindhudurg Nagari Railway station. A luxury AC bus transfers you to Malvan Jetty from the station. Settle in a comfortable boat, arranged just for you, and enjoy the mesmerizing view of flora, birds and caressing waves on the ride to Sindhudurg Fort.

Day 4: Goa
As the train pulls in to Goa, get ready to explore an exotic destination frequented by tourists from all corners of the globe. Brilliant lush green fields surrounding village and hamlets, white washed churches standing out against occasional empty patches of startling red soil. Welcome to Goa, the land of India's finest golden sand beaches, jungle clad hills, imposing ancient churches and elegant mansions, splashed with colour of bougainvillea. Goa is indeed a great collage of sights, experiences and history.

Day 5: Pune
Next morning, the royal train pulls into Pune, the erstwhile capital of Maratha. Also known as the cultural capital of the state, it is hometown of famous poets, writers, singers and artists. After a royal breakfast in the train, step out to discover this early home of Shivaji, the great Maratha warrior.

Day 6: Aurangabad & Ellora Caves Tour
Next morning, travelling along the rolling hills and picturesque ruins of the past, you travel way back in time to Aurangabad. Founded by Aurangzeb, Aurangabad's heritage is rich and varied.

After breakfast in the train, a luxury bus takes you to the majestic fortress of Daulatabad. An impregnable defense in its day, it still stands tall and proud. Walk around the ruins, which tell you extraordinary stories of bravery and valour.

Day 7: Ajanta Caves & Nasik Travel
Alight at Jalgaon railway station and travel to Fardapur resort. After a royal break fast depart for T-Junction in a luxury AC bus. Board the MSRTC eco-friendly bus and it's time to travel back in time. Soon, you will find yourself surrounded by dramatic views of the Waghora valley where the Ajanta Caves are located. Older than the Ellora caves (200 BC to 650 AD) they are also cut from the volcanic lava of the Deccan Trap in a steep crescent shaped hillside. Lost to the world after the 7th century it was discovered by accident in 1819, by a party of British officers on a hunting expedition.

Day 8: Mumbai - Bombay Tour
Enjoy the breakfast on board as the sun rises over the commercial capital of India. Alight at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the morning enriched with the rich legacy of this land. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever.

Tariff per person per night:
Validity
September 2010 & April 2011
October 2010 to March 2011
Occupancy Type
Amount in US$
Amount in US$
Single Occupancy
US$ 500
US$ 650
Double Occupancy
US$ 390
US$ 500
Triple Occupancy
US$ 315
US$ 425
Presidential Suite
Single Occupancy
US$ 750
US$ 950
Double Occupancy
US$ 650
US$ 800
Extra Occupancy
US$ 300
US$ 370

Terms & Conditions:
  • 50% of tariff for children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
  • Service tax @2.58% extra as applicable.
  • There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.
  • No Charter can be booked during X-mas & New Year period.
  • Any leg of minimum of 2 nights subject to availability will be given at the above-mentioned rates.
  • Thus Mumbai-Goa (2 nights) checkout at Goa after breakfast and Goa-Mumbai (5 nights) sector will be sold as available segments to clients.
  • If the client undertakes the day sightseeing programme at Goa & Mumbai, an extra $ 130 USD per person plus applicable service tax will be charged. This charge includes car, guide, entrance fees, and lunch deluxe restaurant.
  • Tariff is inclusive of cost of travel and accommodation, catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches, entrance fee for monuments and palaces and cultural entertainment.
  • Tariff does not include liquor, laundry, video camera and other item of personal nature.
Booking Policy
In case of FITs
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.
In case of Group and Charter
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.
Cancellation Policy
In case of FITs
  • 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of ticket value between 30 to 59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value 14 or less days prior to the departure.
In case of Group and Charter
  • 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.
No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment
  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case be decided on merits on a case to case basis.
Departure Dates
  5th January to 12th January 2011
  12th January to 19th January 2011
  16th February to 23rd February 2011
  9th March to 16th March 2011
  30th March to 6th April 2011
  20th April to 27th April 2011
Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.




»  The Golden Chariot ( 8 Days / 7 Nights)
Bangalore - Mysore - Kabini - Mysore - Hassan - Halebid / Belur Sravanbelagola - TB DAM - Hospet / Hampi -Gadag - Aihole & Pattadakal Badami - Goa Bangalore.
Places Covered: Bangalore - Kabini/Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South Train Tour starts on every Monday of the week from Bangalore and ends in Bangalore on every Monday morning respectively.

To experience the complete wonder of the historical monuments and rich heritage of Karnataka get on board The Golden Chariot. The majesty and splendor of this luxury train makes the journey a pleasurable and memorable one. The seven days and eight nights tour through the various interesting sites of the south Indian state Karnataka, are quite an exciting journey to be on. This royal train-The Golden Chariot is absolute luxury on wheels. It has lots to boast about like forty - four air conditioned cabins. These cabins on board the train are well equipped to cater to the needs of its guests. The cabins have television, a small wardrobe, sockets to charge batteries and private washrooms as some of the facilities to add to the comfort of the stay here. The guests can relax and enjoy the tour as the journey unfolds and takes the tourists on a roller coaster ride through the cultural sites of Karnataka. The magical land of Karnataka awaits its visitors on board The Golden Chariot.

Day 1: Bangalore
Bangalore: A World of Opportunity
The capital of Karnataka is known as the Garden City because of its salubrious climate and greenery. Perched 3,250 feet above sea level, temperatures seldom exceed 30oC (88oF). Founded by Kempegowda, a powerful chieftain, the city is unique with its rich cultural heritage that coexists with its modern day technological and industrial achievements.

Today Bangalore is popularly known as India's Silicon Valley.

Bandipur
Tread the path of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore with a visit to Bandipur, about 80km south of Mysore on the Mysore-Ooty Road. The reserve is a playground for wildlife, with elephants taking the lead role. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience - you might see a tiger prowling amidst the mix of deciduous, evergreen forest and scrubland vegetation. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the enchanting Niligiri mountains with its mist-covered peaks, Bandipur was once the Mysore Maharaja's private hunting ground. It was brought under Project Tiger in 1973. This is one of the best game sanctuaries in India to observe and photograph wildlife in close proximity. A temple perched atop Himad Gopalaswamy Hill, the highest peak in the Bandipur range, is worth a visit.

Day 2: Mysore/ Kabini/ Bandipur
Kabini: A World of Wildlife
Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole (Kabini), the hunting retreat of the Mysore Maharajas, is definitely the perfect destination for wildlife lovers in South India. The excitement starts with a safari into the heart of the park, where you are sure to spot wild animals in their natural habitat. Some of the popular sightings are elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, wild boar and the more exclusive predators like tiger and leopard. A bird watcher's paradise, the park is home to over 300 species of birds, many of which are endemic to these jungles.

Day 3: Mysore
Mysore: A World of Royalty
Mysore has been always associated with the royal families and their patronage, be it the Wodeyars or the Sultans. Mysore is a city known for its resplendent palaces and majestic buildings. A visit to the city conjures up visions of the glory, still evident of the illustrious Wodeyar Kings. This former state capital still retains its tradition in music and dance, art and literature and its time-honoured crafts.

Day 4: Hassan
Belur & Halebid : A World of Worship
Belur in Hassan district 220 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakesava Temple here is the major attraction, built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate his victory over the Cholas. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures with no portion left blank. It is the only Hoysala Temple still in active worship.

Halebid in Hassan district is 27 kms away from Hassan and was the capital of the Hoysalas. It has one of the finest Hoysala temples. The Hoysaleswara Temple, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Its walls are richly carved with an endless variety of Hindu deities, sages, stylized animals, birds and friezes depicting the life of the Hoysala Kings.

Shravanabelagola, 52km from Hassan, is an important Jain pilgrim centre. It is home to Asia's largest monolithic statue Lord Gomateswara here towers 58 ft., looming atop the picturesque Vindhyagiri Hill. Every 12 years, Jain pilgrims gather here to participate in a splendid head-anointing ceremony.

Day 5: Hospet
Hampi: A World Heritage Site
If dreams were made out of stone, it would be Hampi. Hampi has been classified as a World Heritage Center and is one of the major tourist destinations in India.

Day 6: Badami
Badami: A World Heritage Site
Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. The exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. The first sculptural embellishment to dazzle the eye is the 18 armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses.

Pattadakal, with its beautifully chiseled temples is a World Heritage Site located on the banks of the Malaprabha River. It bears testimony to the richness of the Chalukyan architecture. Pattadakal reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukyan Kings and was once used as a ceremonial center where kings were crowned.

Day 7: Goa
Also known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.

But then, Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer.

Besides the natural beauty, the fabulous beaches and sunshine, travelers to Goa love the laid-back, peaceful, warm and friendly nature of the Goa people. After all, more than anywhere else on planet earth, this is a place where people really know how to relax.

The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South - Tour Tariff
April 2010 - March 2011 (For Indian nationals only)
Occupancy Type
Per person / night (in INR)
Total for 7 nights per person
Single Occupancy
Rs. 17100
Rs. 119700
Double Occupancy
Rs. 12350
Rs. 86450
Triple Occupancy
Rs. 10050
Rs. 70350
April 2010 - March 2011 (For International Travelers)
Occupancy Type
Per Person / Night (In USD)
Total for 7 Nights Per Person
Single Occupancy
US$ 590
US$ 4130
Double Occupancy
US$ 425
US$ 2975
Extra Occupancy
US$ 345
US$ 2415

April 2011 - March 2012 (For Indian nationals only)
Occupancy Type
Per person / night (in INR)
Total for 7 nights per person
Single Occupancy
Rs. 20000
Rs. 140000
Double Occupancy
Rs. 15000
Rs. 105000
Triple Occupancy
Rs. 12000
Rs. 84000
April 2011 - March 2012 (For International Travelers)
Occupancy Type
Per Person / Night (In USD)
Total for 7 Nights Per Person
Single Occupancy
US$ 685
US$ 4795
Double Occupancy
US$ 495
US$ 3465
Extra Occupancy
US$ 400
US$ 2800
  • (Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)
  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.
  • Service Tax @ 2.58% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South as per Govt. of India norms.
  • Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.
The Tariff includes
Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South/ travel/all meals / Conducted Sight-seeing Tours/ Entrance fees at Monuments / Parks / Palaces and Cultural Programmes.

The Tariff does not includes
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, SPA Car, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Reservation Policy
In case of FITs
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
In case of Group
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy
In case of FITs
  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.
In case of Group
  • 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.
No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:
  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.


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