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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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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
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.
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.
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
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|
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.
(1) 50% of ticket value at the time confirming the booking.
(2) Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
(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.
|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|
|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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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
|Day 1 Sat||1000 hrs.||
Trains leaves Delhi Cantonment Station .
Light snacks on Board .
Lunch on Board .
Light refreshments on Board.
Arrival Railway Station.
Arrival Alwar by air-conditioned coach.
Arrival Hotel Tiger Den .
Theme dinner/Night Stay at Hotel
|Day 2 Sun||0630 hrs.||
Jeep safari for Tiger Sanctuary.
Breakfast at Diger Den.
Departure for Alwar/Alwar Museum.
Fairy Queen leaves Alwar, welcome drink, lunch, light refreshment on board.
Fairy Queen leaves Alwar.
Lunch on Board.
Light Refreshment on Board.
|1845 hrs. .||
Fairy Queen arrives Delhi Cantonment Station.
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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