What could be the best way to trace the royal ancestry and fascinating potpourri of the ‘land of maharajas’ Rajasthan? The answer is none other than the famous Palace on Wheels train. Voted as the 4th best luxury train in the world, Palace on Wheels was launched in 1982 with the purpose to promote tourism in Rajasthan. A joint endeavor of Rajasthan Development Tourism Corporation and the Indian Railways, the train initiated the revival of the art of opulent and elegant train travelling in India which once was exclusive domain of the maharajas of India in the days of British Raj.
Palace on Wheels ensures a royal experience in its quaint interiors resembling the original
personal carriages used by the erstwhile Maharajas of India. Equipped with state of the art
amenities and characterized by gracious hospitality, Palace on Wheels offers a week long
journey into the wonderland that is Rajasthan.
The train comprises of 14 salons which can accommodate a total number of 88 guests. The
seamless blend of ethnic and contemporary evident in the tastefully designed interiors and
modern amenities of the cabins recreates the opulence and elegance of the bygone era.
All the cabins are done with miniature paintings, mirror work, elegant furnishings, and
upholstery and come equipped with facilities such as channel music, intercom, satellite phones and attached bathrooms. Besides plush accommodations, there are two elegantly appointed restaurants, Maharaja and Maharani, which serves an eclectic assortment of succulent cuisines on the platter of the guests.
Besides the sumptuousness of the regal abode which is truly admiring, the train scores full
marks on the itinerary front as well. With meticulously crafted itinerary, Palace on Wheels
offers a whirlwind tour to guests across various destinations in Rajasthan along with a halt in the city of Taj, Agra.
From treating your eyes with the terra-cotta painted buildings of Jaipur, exploring the remnants of the fort of Chittorgarh, dwelling in the romantic city of Udaipur, exploring the golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer, excursion to the blue city Jodhpur to rubbing shoulders with the diverse fauna at Ranthambore and Keoladeo National Park, the weeklong journey on board Palace on Wheels unravels the myriad colors and endearing jewels of the desert realm Rajasthan.
Combined with warm hospitality, vibrant destinations and state of art amenities, the journey on board Palace on Wheels leaves an enduring impression upon the guests. Enroll for this weeklong peerless sojourn that recaptures the romance and opulence of the ‘land of
maharajas’ Rajasthan offering a peek into the myriad colors of this legendary desert kingdom.