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FACILITIES FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS ON INDIAN RAILWAYS

 

Several important trains have a special quota for foreign tourists. This can be availed on payment of US Dollars or pound sterling. Special quota can also be availed by the foreign tourists on production of the exchange certificate issued by any nationalized bank. At the time of reservation, the passport number and the country of origin should be mentioned. At major reservation centers special cells have been set up to help foreign tourists plan their itinerary. Reserve their tickets and tender any assistance required.

 

 
The ministry of railways has also relaxed the requirement of mentioning the age of foreign travelers while seeking railway reservations. The age of the foreign tourists is not insisted upon when they seek the advance reservation through authorized rain tourist agents or general sales agents abroad. However at the time of seeking reservation. The passport number and the country of origin should invariably be given.

INTERNATIONAL TOURIST BUREAU (ITB)

 

The ITB situated on the 1st floor of New Delhi Railway Station provides personalized service and assistance to foreign tourists and NRI’s. Regarding bookings, reservation, itinerary planning and other inquiries through its tourism guide and staff conversant in foreign languages. The ITB functions between 0730 hrs to 1700 hrs on all weekdays. The ITB also arranges for confirmed reservations for foreign tourist through tourist quota in all classes of trains. Indrail passes are issued here to foreign tourists. The ITB arranges accommodation, retiring rooms and rail yatri niwas’s and also bedrolls on trains on demand. The ITB at New Delhi coordinate with the general sales agents in ensuring supply of indrail passes and providing reservation on messages from the agents.

 

 
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INDRAIL PASS

 

To explore the splendor of multifaceted India, Indian Railways introduced indrail passes which provide excellent value for money and enhance the charm of holidays for visitors from abroad. Passes are only available for foreign nationals and NRI’s on payment of US Dollars, pound sterling and other convertible foreign currencies. The passes are also available for half day, two days and four days for the facility of visitors visiting only one or two connecting destinations.

 

 

INDRAIL PASS FARE IN US DOLLARS PER PASS

Validity AC Class First Class AC
2/3 Tier AC Chair Car
Sleeper Class
Second Class
1/2 Day 57 29 26 13 11 6
1 Day 95 47 43 22 19 10
2 Days 160 80 70 35 30 15
4 Days 220 110 110 55 50 25
7 Days 270 135 135 68 80 40
15 Days 370 185 185 95 90 45
21 Days 396 198 198 99 100 50
30 Days 495 248 248 126 125 65
60 Days 800 400 400 200 185 95
90 Days 1060 530 530 265 235 120

For Sale only by GSA'S Abroad.

 

The above rates are effective from 1st April, 99. The Fare quoted is already brought down in certain categories by 10% to promote tourism. The Indrail Passes are sold through general sales agents at various worldwide agencies. These G.S.A. are in constant touch with Indian Railways through faxes and telex facilities. They are provided with printing, stock and supply of Indrail Passes along with "Trains at at a Glance" by the Indian Railways to serve the foreign guests in a better way.

 

 

In India Indrail passes are also available for sale in International Tourist Bureau, New Delhi and Railway Reservation Offices at all major junctions. At Agra Cantt, Agra City, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore City, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, New Delhi, Puttaparthi Town.

Varanasi, Vasco Da Gama and Vijawada. Certain recognized travel agents are also authorized to sell these passes in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.

 


LUXURY TOURIST TRAINS

PALACE ON WHEELS

 

With its historic charm and modern conveniences this is an extraordinary train for extraordinary people. Rigthly called as "A Royal Odyssey", it reveals the luxury of princely travel of the age of the Raj with 14 coaches of the "Palace on Wheels" with rich decor it states. Most of the traveling is done at night so the days are left free - for discovering the delights of Rajasthan.

 

ITINERARY

Day-1 Wednesday (Delhi) Reporting Time 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
Day-2 Thursday (Jaipur) Arrival 02.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs.
Day-3 Friday (Jaisalmer) Arrival 08.15 hrs. Departure 23.00 hrs.
Day-4 Saturday (Jodhpur) Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure15.30 hrs.
Day-5 Sunday (swaimadhopur) Arrival 04.00 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs.
Day-5 Sunday (Chittaurgarh) Arrival 16.00 hrs.
Day-6 Monday (Udaipur) Departure 05:30 hrs. from Chittaurgarh for Udaipur
Day-7 Tuesday (Bharatpur) Arrival 06.30hrs. Departure 11.45 hrs
Day-7 Tuesday (Agra) Arrival 14.30 hrs Departure 23.00 hrs

After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep, arrive at Delhi Cantt. at 6.00 hrs the next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

 

TARIFF

Tariff for Season 2007-2008 & 2008-2009, per person per night.

Occupancy Type October and March
(per person per night)
September to April
(per person per night)
Single Occupancy US$ 560 US$ 415
Double Occupancy US$ 419 US$ 322
Triple Occupancy US$ 340 US$ 260
Half fare for children between 5-12 years of age.
Service change will be charged extra as applicable.
There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas (25th December) and New year (1st January).
RTDC in consultation with Railways reserve the right to revise the tariff during any season..
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 cameras and other itmes of personal nature.

Note: Tariff does not include liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature and video camera charges for entry into Parks and monuments.

Itinerary and terms are subject to change without prior notice.

No charter can be booked during X-mas & New Year period. However, the charters booked during season 2007-08 in this period are hououred.

Reservation/ Cancellation-Terms & Conditions.

Reservation.

(1) 50% of ticket value at the time confirming the booking.
(2) Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation:


(a) In case of FITs
(i) 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
(ii)20% of ticket value 30-59 days prior to departure.
(iii) 100% of ticket value between less than 30 days prior to departure.

(b) In case of Group and Charter.
(i) 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
(ii)100 % of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.

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THE ROYAL ORIENT

 

Welcome to the rare delight, a special experience. Rare because in our fast - paced lives, it is not often that we can take time off to unwind and taste the pleasure of Raaj culture. Special, because your journey will take you and your family back in time : to the age of Maharajas. To carry you there is the world's most exotic trains. Weave through two of India's most culturally fascinating states, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Cross the great Indian desert at nights and take day trips to fascinating places by luxury coach.

Feel the spirituality of an ancient Jain temple-city, soak your feet in the warm water of the Arabian Sea and laze on the beach, Safari in jungles to see the only lions outside Africa, and shop for exquisite handicrafts as old as history in shops blaring Michael Jackson music.

A joint venture of the Tourist Corporation of Gujarat Limited and the Indian Railways with thirteen coaches and saloons,The Royal Orient promises you seven memorable days and nights.

Multicuisine restaurant with the "Watering Hole" Bar, with all your favourite drinks and some new ones too!, running hot and cold water, spacious baths, clean and comfortable cabins, furnished better than may 5-star hotels, a Library if you're looking for a truly quite, laid-back time.

 

ITINERARY
DAY    
Day 1 Wed Departure - Delhi Cantonment 1500 hrs.
Day 2 Thu Arrival - Chittaurgarh - 0630 Hrs.
Departure Chittaurgarh - 0915 Hrs.
Visit Chittaurgarh Fort
Day 2 Thu Arrival - Udaipur - 1215 Hrs
Departure - Udaipur - 1830 Hrs.
Transfer to hotel for lunch. Visit City Palace, boating in lake Pichhola, see Shilpgram and Royal Gardens
Day 3 Fri Arrival - Junagarh - 1400 Hrs
Departure - Junagarh - 1600 Hrs.
Visit Ashokan Rock EDICT of 3rd Century BC, Darbar Hall Museum, Mausoleum of Nawab Mahabat Khanji
Day 3 Fri Arrival - Veraval - 1800 Hrs. Visit Somnath, the famous Shiva Temple on the shore of the Arabian Sea.
Day 4 Sat Departure - Veraval - 0500 Hrs
Arrival - Sesangir - 0630 Hrs
Visit Lion Sanctuary
Day 4 Sat Departure Sesangir - 1130 Hrs Arrival Dilwara - 1430 Hrs Departure Dilwara - 2005 Hrs Visit St. Pauls church and emjoy Mandir Beach
Day 5 Sun Arrival - Palitana - 0740 Hrs. Departure Palitana 1230 Hrs Visit 863 Jain Temple atop Shatrunjaya Hills
Day 5 Sun Arrival Sarkhej - 1905 Hrs. From Sarkhej to Ahmedabad by bus
Day 6 Mon Departure Ahmedabad - 1405 Hrs Visit Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of Textiles, Sidi Aayyad's Mosque
Day 7 Tue Arrival Jaipur - 1115 Hrs Departure Jaipur - 2130 Hrs. Visit of Amar Fort and elephant ride via Hawa Mahal, enjoy round of City palace and Jantar Mantar (observatory)
Day 8 Wed Arrival Delhi Cantt - 0740 Hrs End of 7 days splendid journey
 
TARIFF
Two Birth Cabin Oct to Mar April & Sep
Single Occupancy US $350 per day US $263 per day
Sharing Basis US $200 per day US $150 per day
Three Birth Cabin    
Sharing Basis $175 per day US $132 per day

Children below 5 years permitted free. Between 5 years & 12 years charged only 50%.

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FAIRY QUEEN

 

This 144-year-old pristine beauty, now comes alive. It runs with the oldest working stem locomotive in the world, kept at the National Rail Museum, New Delhi. The Fairy Queen has recently featured in the Guinness book of world records as the oldest running steam engine. The vintage Fairy Queen has also won the National Tourism Award. It is scheduled to run once again twice a month in the current tourist season i.e. October '99 to Feb '2000 taking 50 discerning passenger on an unforgettable two-day weekend trip from Delhi to Alwar on selected days. The train consists of just one first class chair car and a pantry car. The two-day trip includes departure from Delhi Cantt. Railway Station at 1000 Hrs. On day 1, reaching Alwar at 1600 Hrs. On the same day, the train is being run in joint venture with "Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation" (RTDC).

 

FAIRY QUEEN AND TIGER COUNTRY ADVENTURE PROGRAMME
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Day 1 Sat 1000 hrs.
Trains leaves Delhi Cantonment Station .
  1030 hrs.
Light snacks on Board .
  1300 hrs.
Lunch on Board .
  1500 hrs.
Light refreshments on Board.
  1600 hrs.
Arrival Railway Station.
  1620 hrs.
Arrival Alwar by air-conditioned coach.
  1730 hrs.
Arrival Hotel Tiger Den .
  1930 hrs.
Theme dinner/Night Stay at Hotel
Day 2 Sun 0630 hrs.
Jeep safari for Tiger Sanctuary.
  0930 hrs.
Breakfast at Diger Den.
  1200 hrs.
Departure for Alwar/Alwar Museum.
  1245 hrs.
Fairy Queen leaves Alwar, welcome drink, lunch, light refreshment on board.
  1300 hrs.
Fairy Queen leaves Alwar.
  1320 hrs.
Lunch on Board.
  1600 hrs.
Light Refreshment on Board.
  1845 hrs. .
Fairy Queen arrives Delhi Cantonment Station.

TARIFF:- Round Trip Package: Rs. 7500/- Adult per pax all incl. except liquor            Children (5-12 years of age) Rs.3750
                                                    USD 165 per pax all incl. except liquor.                                                                      USD. 83

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