Considered in one of the top five luxury trains in the world, Palace on the Wheels itself is the royal Rajasthani palace.
The authentic interests of the forsake Rajasthan can be given a befitting glory with an outing to the pink city of Jaipur in the particularly remarkable Palace on wheels. Served to enhance the tourism and tours, around the multifaceted loftiness of Rajasthan, the richly composed extravagance train‘Palace on wheels’, began its inception route in 1982 on India’s Republic Day.
Being on the Palace on Wheels train is a regal delight having an unparalleled experience. Formerly belonged to the erstwhile kings of Rajasthan, this train is made up of vintage saloons taking to the tour of princely India.
Consisting 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, equipped with world class amenities, this train gives the immense pleasure of travelling with attached toilets, running hot & cold water, shower, intercom, television, and wall to wall carpeting.
Every coupe has individual orderlies or ‘Khidmatgars’, who are at your call whenever you require anything. These astutely formally dressed attendees are present all the time to deal with your necessities and you are treated like a Maharaja all through your stay in Palace on Wheels.
Lounge car in a fully royal style that shows the quality serves at Palace on Wheels. Moreover, well-appointed bar,a library and dining cars are meant to be served the extra-ordinary royal facilities to the guests. The Maharaja and the Maharani are the two dining cars serving traditional Rajasthani ambience serving continental Indian and Rajasthani cuisine.
The train gives a romantic feeling that links between royal past and modern technology. There is no better way to feel royal than this train for a week long. Explore intoxicating India in a royal way with Palace on Wheels and feel the different journey. The train covers Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Chittaurgarh, SawaiMadhopur, Jaisalmer, Agra and Delhi in seven days journey.
Let’s have a brief visit of destinations.
The journey starts at the Safdargunj Railway Station, Delhi where guests are accorded with warm and traditional welcome before board the train to get a week long thrilling exploration of fascinating Rajasthan. Before a train journey, Guests have epic places to visit such as India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and more. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, arrive at the railway station to get a warm welcome.
After boarding a train, Day-2 has the first destination at Jaipur, known as Pink City, one of the most planned city. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II has found this city in 1727 A.D.
An air-conditioned coach is arranged to explore the Palace of Winds- Hawa Mahal, ride on elephants in Amber Fort, shopping of Jaipur’s famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets blue pottery and textiles, the City Palace,and the largest observatory – Jantar Mantar. Lunch at palace hotel and dinner on wheels i.e on the train. The Luxury coaches are arranged to get back to the train.
After sumptuous breakfast at the Palace on Wheels, one more royal city is waiting for guests. Wilderness in wonder. Sawai Madhopur is known for its ethnic ornaments, traditional costumes and exclusive toys made by locals. The wildlife sanctuary Ranthambore National Park is considered to be the country’s best place for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. Also, it is the home for more than 300 bird species, spotted deer, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox.
One more historical place is Chittorgarh arranged by Palace on Wheels for its special guests. Chittorgarh Fort is for love and valour, scars of battles lost and won.
Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar has found the Lake City, Udaipur which is covered in the luxurious journey of a train. Marble Palace (Jag Niwas) and Jag Mandir are the two most beautiful places to visit in Udaipur. City Palace is exhilarating place in Rajasthan and no one can afford to miss this place. The crystal gallery is the one which should not be missed out.
Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D situated in the heart of the Thar Desert.The city is famous for stone carver’s skill depicted on the walls of the Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-haveli. One can shop fine pattu shawls, mirror work & embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver Jewellery and curios from the only Rajasthan Govt. emporium- Rajasthali. One can enjoy a camel ride at sand dunes. The night is mesmerising with Rajasthani cuisine and the cultural programmes at a hotel in Jaisalmer.
Let’s be in a city having seven entryways and a high stone wall. Jodhpur is the 2nd biggest city of Rajasthan, especially known for strong Mehrangarh Fort. The fantastic royal residences inside Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Daulat Khana and Sileh Khana are known for its amazing structure.
Much more to hangout here, be it renowned breeches, silver utensils, paintings, embroidered shoes, tie-dye fabrics and beautifully articulated handicraft things.
Palace on Wheels journey also covers Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. It consists an amazing bird sanctuary and Keoladeo Ghana National Park. You will be lucky to see the nesting place of Siberian Cranes,Egrets, and other bird species.
The forts, royal residences, tombs and mosques of Agra say a lot about the richness of the amazing Mughal dynasty, who made Agra their capital in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. What Palace on Wheels offers to visit in Agra are,the TajMahal, Agra Red Fort, FatehpurSikri, Akbar’s Mausoleum – Sikandra, Jama Masjid Or Jami Masjid, Chini-Ka-Rauza, DayalBagh Temple, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Mariyam Tomb, and Ram Bagh.
In the journey of seven days on Palace on Wheels, one can lucky to visit all amazing palace, forts, sculptures, havelis and pure traditional Rajasthani culture.