Palace on Wheels is one of the best luxurious trains in India. Launched on 26th January 1982, this express gives you the chance to enjoy the royal treatment of ancient India. With the motive to promote the Land of Kings, Rajasthan, Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation started this luxury train. Winner of many prestigious awards like PATA Gold Award, Global Travel Magazine Awards, this train is votedas the best train in the entire Asia by the popular travel journal Conde Nast. Various national and international channels like BBC, National Geographic and Discovery have also captured this train in their different shows.
Following points will help us to understand the reason for making it so special.
Facilities of Palace on Wheels
India’s first luxury train Palace on Wheels is equipped with all the modern facilities to make your journey an unforgettable one. Attached bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi connectivity, writing or reading desk, personal space for watch landscape, mini gym, full-fledged library, Ayurvedic spa etc are available in this moving palace to give you the feeling of a five hotel.
Decoration of Palace on Wheels
Named after the Rajput states such as Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur etc, this moving wonder offers a total of 23 coaches with the capacity of 104 tourist accommodation. Each coach has four twin bedded cabins decorated in Rajasthani style. Delhi based interior designer Monica Khanna has ornamented each luxury cabins with some Rajasthani handicrafts, furniture and paintings to give it a décor of a Rajputana palace. This cabins are named after the famous palaces of Rajasthan like Hawa Mahal, Jai Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Moti Mahal, Taj Mahal, Padmini Mahal, and Umed Palace etc.
Restaurant Bar Lounge in Palace on Wheels
This express has two restaurants, named as The Maharaja and The Maharani which provides an ambience of Rajasthan and serves traditional, continental and Chinese cuisines.A bar cum lounge, well-stocked with wine and liquor, is also there to treat your different moods.
Itineraries of Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels train is best option to explore the land of romance, heroism and legends. In its 7 night and 8 days long tour will take to the most renowned places of Rajasthan. After completing the check in formalities and photo session with traditionally attired staffs at the Safdarjung Railway Station Delhi, the train will proceed for its first destination Pink city Jaipur.
There guests can enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage sites Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Hill fort Palace of Amber etc. On the next day Ranthambore wild sanctuary and Chittorgarh are there to delight you with its awful beauty. Fourth day will begin with a breakfast in the City of Lakes Udaipur. Oasis of Desert Jaisalmer and Heart of Mewar Jodhpur will be covered on the fifth and sixth day of the journey respectively.
On the last day of the trip guests will get the chance to enjoy the bird sanctuary of Bharatpur and the wonder of the world Taj Mahal. The journey will end on the eight day morning at Safdarjung Railway Station after an early breakfast.
Special Activities with Royal Families
Apart from this world class facilities, royal treatment and amazing land scape this luxury train also gives us a chance to spend some quality moments with the Royal Families of Rajasthan. Be it Launch with royal families in city palace of Jaipur or the elephant ride, be it boat ride around the ‘Lake Palace Hotel’ or the lunch in Fatehprakash palace ,all of theseare the another major attraction of this express.
Palace on Wheels is ready to offer all of these to give you an experience of life time. So pack your bags and visit the legendry land of India like a King in Palace on Wheels.