Know About the First Indian Luxury Train: Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels is one of the finest Indian luxury trains, launched by the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation in the year 1982. This luxury train has been beautifully designed representing royal style of the Maharajas of the past. Therefore, it plays an important role in the growth of tourism in India.

The itinerary of this palace on wheels luxury train has been carefully crafted covering the enchanting destinations that help the guests to learn about the rich Indian cultural heritage. If you are planning to book tickets for Palace on Wheels, then read about its attributes to know the train better.

 Destination

This luxury train provides opportunity to travel across the northern parts of India in a perfect way in just 7 Nights/8 Days. It covers the major destinations of Rajasthan like Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bharatpur. Delhi and Agra are some other amazing destinations covered by this train that take you through the architectural and cultural heritage of India. Click here for the detailed itinerary.

Jal Mahal Jaipur
At jal mahal Jaipur
Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
Amber Fort Elephant Ride
Chittorgarh Fort
At Chittorgarh Fort
Ranthambore Wildlife safari
Ranthambhore Wildlife Safari
Taj Mahal at Agra
Taj Mahal at Agra

Decor

This royal carriage has beautiful interiors and décor as it was used by the Rajput kings, Nawabs and Nizams for travelling. The train was again furnished and renovated after independence. The cabins of this train are decorated using beautiful Indian traditional theme. The train was further embellished using sparkling chandeliers and Persian carpets to enhance its beauty. Find more about the train…

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Facilities

Palace on Wheels train comprises of 14 coaches, reflecting the royal ambience of the princely states. The cabins were therefore named after the places of the state. Each of these coaches have 4 cabins, well equipped with all modern amenities like air-condition, satellite TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, writing or dressing table and many others.

The train also has 2 restaurant cars, a bar stocked with beverages and spirits, a lounge and a wellness section for the guests to feel pampered.

Dining & Lounge

The two well-furnished restaurant of this luxury train are called Maharaja and Maharani, which are traditionally decorated in Rajasthani style giving the royal feel of past. Both the restaurants serve multiple cuisines including Indian and international cuisines to suit the preferences of the travelers.

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It also includes a bar from where the guests can choose liquors according to their taste from the wide range of collection. If the guests wish to have quality time then the lounge area is recommended for them to recline, reading books or journals or whatever they like.

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Wellness & Recreation

The guest can feel pampered by availing the facilities and services onboard this luxury train. Not only this, the guests can also feel rejuvenated by undertaking spa therapies onboard. This Royal Spa offers myriads of therapies including Ayurveda, Orient signature, stone therapy, Thai aromatic, and many more. The guests can avail the massages from well trained masseurs or experts appointed in the train for providing the services.

Departure Dates

Book your tickets now for this season which will begin from September, 2016 to experience the lavishness on the go.

Check out the below mentioned departure dates:

Month Departure Dates
September, 2016 7, 14, 21, 28
October, 2016 5, 12, 19, 26
November, 2016 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December, 2016 7, 14, 21, 28
January, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25
February, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22
March, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April, 2017 5, 12, 19, 26
September, 2017 6, 13, 20,27
October, 2017 4, 11, 18, 25
November, 2017 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December, 2017 6, 13, 20, 27
January, 2018 3, 10, 17, 24
February, 2018 7, 14, 21, 28
March, 2018 7, 14, 21, 28
April, 2018 4, 11, 18, 25

Tariff

Also check the fare of the train  from the below mentioned table for your convenience:

 Palace on Wheels Tariff for Peak Season 

( From Oct 2016 till March 2017  & Oct 2017 till March 2018  )

Cabin Type Per Person Per Night Cost Total Cost (7 Nights & 8 Days)
Single occupancy USD 865 USD 6055
Twin sharing USD 650 USD 4550
Triple sharing USD 575 USD 4025

 

Palace on Wheels Tariff for Lean Season

(Sept 2016; April 2017; Sept 2017 & April 2018 Departs)

Cabin Type Per Person Per Night Cost Total Cost (7 Nights & 8 Days)
Single occupancy USD 650 USD 4550
Twin sharing USD 500 USD 3500
Triple sharing USD 450 USD 3150

For detailed terms & conditions, and booking & cancellation policy visit this link. http://www.palaceonwheelsindia.org/terms-condition.html

We hope this insight of the Palace on Wheels helped you in knowing the train in a better way!

 

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