The introduction of Palace on Wheels train was envisioned to re-introduce the forgotten art of elegant train travelling as practiced by the former Indian monarchs. Launched in 1982 by Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation (RTDC), Palace on Wheels was composed entirely of the vintage cabins used by the erstwhile maharajas of India which were later replaced with the replica carriages to accommodate state of the art amenities and technological advancement.
With a history of over 3 decades, Palace on Wheels has achieved worldwide accolades for its opulent facilities and flawless services which include recognition as the 4th best luxury train in the world. The list of Palace on Wheels facilities is very long. The regal train comprises of 14 lavishly appointed cabins, each of which is named after an erstwhile ruling princely state of Rajasthan and reflects the cultural ethos of that very region. State of the art amenities seamlessly fuse with ethnic décor of these cabins to create a right blend of modern indulgence and royal élan for the guests.
Dining facilities on board Palace on Wheels has its own unique charm. At the two tastefully appointed restaurants of this Indian luxury train, Maharaja and Maharani, master chefs make sure that a wide selection of Rajasthani cuisines along with international delicacies are served on the platter of the guests to pamper their taste buds and provide authentic regional flavor. To relax and unwind after a long tiring day of sightseeing, there is a lounge bar which also acts as a catalyst to make new friends over a glass of wine.
The latest inclusion in the Palace on Wheels facilities is the royal spa. The committed spa coach in the train aims at providing myriad number of spa therapies which include Ayurveda, hot stone therapy, Thai aromatic massage, scrubs and facials among others. With elegance redolent to the days of yore and facilities akin to a five star hotel, Palace on Wheels truly offers peak into the age of elegant living.