Chugging the course of erstwhile princely states in Rajasthan from last 30 years, Palace on Wheels has earned unprecedented popularity in the luxury train tour segment across the globe.
A joint initiative of Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation (RTDC) and the Indian Railways, Palace on Wheels embarked on its maiden voyage on 26th January, 1982. Over the period of its inception, this Indian luxury train has won accolades from the travel connoisseurs and magazines.
Not many people know that the popularity and refinement of this luxury tourist train has encouraged distinguished personalities from all around the world to travel on board. Mentioned below are the names of few distinguished personalities who have traveled aboard this Indian luxury train.
The first person in the list is none other than Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan, who hopped on Palace on Wheels to travel from Udaipur to Jaisalmer on 11th February, 2012.
The royal couple of Bhutan- King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wang chuck and Queen Jetsun Pema- chartered a portion of Palace on Wheels train for honeymoon trip in Rajasthan. The train was equipped with a saloon comprised of a bedroom, dining car and a pantry along with few air conditioned bogies to accommodate security personnel’s and staff. The couples boarded this Indian luxury train on 23rd October, 2012.
If such distinguished personalities have chosen Palace on Wheels for travelling in Rajasthan, it can’t be without a reason. This Indian luxury train constitutes of 23 coaches including 14 guest saloons, two dining cars- Maharaja and Maharani, one onsite bar and a spa coach known as Royal Spa.