The Palace on Wheels train takes you on a magical journey to the land of sand dunes and Maharajas. Visit the land where Royal Rajputs lived like a king and spent their time. Explore this beautiful place with Palace on wheels, the luxurious train of India that has a mesmerizing ambiance. It goes really well with the lavish lifestyle of Rajasthan.
This royal train is one of the top ten luxury train journeys in the whole world. It allows guests a splendid journey to the historic forts and palaces of Rajasthan in 7 days.
Apart from that it also takes you to the famous Taj Mahal in Agra. The tour begins every Wednesday evening at 6 pm from Delhi and finishes on the following Wednesday early in the morning at 07:30 am. Let’s look all the details of Jaisalmer journey on this train now –
Why visit with the Palace on Wheels?
There are a lot of reasons why you should choose this royal train journey over any other ordinary one. One of them is very obvious, it gives you a very comfortable experience while treating you like a royalty. They not only take you to destinations but make your overall experience a beautiful memory. Guests are taken to the best destinations in Rajasthan and Agra to explore the real culture of India.
Another reason to travel this train is the comfort and convenience as it has fully air-conditioned coaches for the guests. Apart from that, you also get other amenities like television, music, attached bathroom, laundry and uniformed butlers who come at a single call to help you with anything. Therefore, this is definitely one of the best options to take a journey to various corners of India.
How to book the tour
It is really easy if you want to book a tour of Palace on Wheels. All you have to do is go to their website and fill out a form. The booking form requires your name and other basic details. Then you can select the number of passengers that will be traveling and the type of cabin you want to book, deluxe cabin or super deluxe cabin. Next option is selecting the date on which you want to start the royal tour. You can select from the option of dates given in their chart.
How to reach
The train starts from Safdarjung Railway Station. If you are at IGI airport the quickest way to reach the railway station is by Delhi Metro. Take the airport line from there till “New Delhi metro” and get down there. It will only take you 40 minutes.
Then from there take another metro towards Huda City Centre and get down at INA metro station. It is the nearest metro to Safdarjung railway station as it only 2 km away from there. You can take an auto to reach there. So, within 60 minutes you will reach there without spending much.
Another option is to take a cab from your destination, it will cost you more but you will reach without any hassle.
How tour starts
The tour starts in the capital, New Delhi itself from where the passengers can board the luxury train to start their journey to the beautiful corner of India. The travelers are required to reach the Safdarjung Railway Station by 4:30 pm and they are traditionally welcomed by the staff. Then the check-in formalities take place. Some time is left free for clicking photos with the traditionally dressed staff member of the train.
The guests are then shown to their personal cabins where their personal attendant guides them to the facilities that are available to them. After that, they can go to the Bar Lounge where a welcome drink is waiting for them. At sharp 6:30 pm, the journey of the Palace on Wheels train starts.
The 5th day of the Palace on Wheels train journey takes the passengers to Jaisalmer. After having a delicious breakfast on board the train, the guests are taken at 9:30 am to visit the UNESCO World heritage place, Jaisalmer Fort which looks like a scene from the fairytale. You will feel as if you are a character of the Arabian Nights story.
The travelers can enjoy the tour around the ancient fort complex which has a height of around 100 meters. It looks amazing shining in the afternoon sun and will totally mesmerize the people who visit this place. The entrance itself is very majestic as you enter through massive gates which take you to a huge courtyard.
Apart from the fort, you can also visit Patwon Ki Haveli which is one of the biggest mansions. It is a 5 story building with extensive carvings all over it which look really impressive. There are some religious places as well which you can visit to seek to blessings from the local deity. There are really old Jain temples which were built in the 15th century. They have a library which keeps some of the very old Indian manuscripts inside them.
After all the tour around the city, guests are then taken to a 5-star hotel for a delicious lunch. After that, they return to the Palace on Wheels train coaches to rest for some time, before going to explore the city again. After rest, an adventurous trip is organized to the Thar Desert where you can enjoy a camel ride in the sand dunes. The guests can also have fun at the cultural event. The dinner is also at a 5-star where guests can enjoy a sumptuous meal. After all the adventure, everybody returns to train by 10:00 PM and the journey continues.
This is one bucket full of magic in a single day. So ,do not wait, book your trip now!