India’s pioneer luxury train, Palace on Wheels welcomed the New Year 2017 in Indian style in the Golden City, Jaisalmer. Domestic and foreign tourists aboard the Palace on Wheels celebrated the first day of the New Year in tents on the Golden Desert. The train passengers exchanged wishes with each other, partied to the tunes of Bollywood songs, and danced till late hours of the night.
On New Year Eve, the Palace on Wheels was decorated elegantly. Tourists were served delicious platters of Indian and continental dishes. It was a unique experience to spend the New Year eve on the running train. All the 50 guests, including the 25 Americans danced and dined on board. There was also a special cake for the day.
Palace on Wheels, General Manager Pradeep Bohra said, “The train reached Jaisalmer on Sunday morning from Udaipur. All the guests were given a warm traditional welcome with ‘tika’ and garlands. The tourists were thrilled at the sight of camels waiting for them.”
Special arrangements were made to make the New Year memorable. In the evening tourists enjoyed dinner and exotic dance performances by Kalbeliya dancers. Langa Manganiyar singers, the legendary musicians of the desert also performed for them. The New Year was celebrated in the signature style of Indian traditions.
Palace on Wheels is forerunner of luxury trains in India. The train recreates the way royalty used to travel. The train, makes rail travel one of the most exciting experiences of India. It is equipped with royal luxuries. The trains’ route covers journey through Indian history, culture and heritage. Board the train for a spectacular sojourn across, ‘Pink City’ Jaipur, ‘City of Lakes’ Udaipur, ‘Sun City’ Jodhpur, ‘The Jewel of the Desert’ Jaisalmer, home to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, red sandstone city Fatehpur Sikri and the city of Taj, Agra.
Palace on Wheels is a train created with luxuries of a five star hotel. The 14 coaches of the train are named after former princely states of Rajasthan. Each coach displays culture represented through handicrafts, paintings and furnishings of the state they are named after. The two restaurants- “Maharaja” and “Maharani” offers lip-smacking delicacies with special treats of Rajasthani cuisine. The well-stocked bar also present a fine collection of wines and spirits. All through your travels, a personal attendant caters to your needs during your travels. The royal train sets new parameters of luxury traveling.