Palace on Wheels is the first and one of the finest luxury trains of India, which was launched in the year 1982 by the Indian Railways in co-operation with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. This luxury train has exquisitely designed interiors and decors, having the influence of royal architecture that keeps the guests mesmerized. Therefore, it received the Readers’ Travel Awards, 2015 for being one of the Best Trains in the World.
Though there are half a dozen of luxury trains being operated around the world, Palace on wheels, one of the leading luxury train in India is the perfect source of experiencing splendor.
A royal journey through this train will take you back to the bygone era, as it has carriages, furnishings and provides services that reflect royalty. Not only this, it takes you through the routes passing across the land of Maharajas. This train was used by the Maharajas, Nizams and Royalty to travel around.
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The lavish carriages of this train were used by the former Maharajas and have been renovated. These well-maintained carriages are 23 in number and about 104 tourists can travel at a time.
Each of these coaches is named after the Rajputana states such as Alwar, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Bundi, Dungargarh, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kota, Kishangarh, Sirohi and Udaipur that match the style and taste of the Rajputs. Each of its coaches has four cabins, also known as chambers or saloons. These coaches are well equipped with all modern amenities and Wi-Fi internet.
Dining is not at all a problem as the train has two multi-cuisine restaurants namely The Maharaja and The Maharani. These restaurants have traditional Rajasthani ambiance and serve extravagant dishes like continental and Chinese cuisine along with delicious Rajasthani cuisine.
It also comprises of a bar cum lounge that serves an array of international and domestic brands of wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Not only this, guests also spend some relaxed moments or read a book in the lounge. The cordial staff is traditionally dressed with turbans and is available round the clock at your service.
If after an off-train excursion, the guests become tired then he or she can experience ultimate rejuvenation in the spa on-board. They can get soaked in the essential oils of varied range of therapies offered in the on-board spa and freshen-up.
This royal trip of Palace on Wheels begins from Delhi providing opportunities to relive the royal glories of India. It then passes through the beautiful cities of desert- Jaipur and Jodhpur, followed by Ranthambore National Park (known as the tigers’ abode) and then it takes to the magnificent Taj Mahal. The detailed itinerary of this journey can be read here. Also, you can check out the fares of Palace on Wheels train and book this luxury train in this coming season.
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If you are thinking to take on a royal journey then do take an insight of another award winning luxury trains is Maharajas’ Express.