There are many ways to discover and explore the royal facets of Rajasthan in its splendor and entirety. Literally meaning “Land of Maharajas”, Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Famous for its vibrant culture, amazing geographical diversity and resplendent forts and palaces, Rajasthan tours is a traveler’s delight by virtue of sheer gamut of experience which it has to offer.
One of the ways to discover the treasure trove of Rajasthan befitting the royalty and pomp of erstwhile Maharajas of Rajasthan is the Palace on Wheels train journey. One of the most revered luxury trains not just in India but in the world, Palace on Wheels started as an endeavor to showcase the myriad colors of Rajasthan to the tourists, especially those traveling from outside India, in its most fascinating character.
Palace on Wheels had been created to recreate an age of elegant traveling as enjoyed by the princes of yore. Voted as the 4th Best Luxury Train in World, this luxury train in India is periodically refurbished to keep up with the luxury and comforts of the time without compromising on the heritage factor of the train.
Named after a different princedom of erstwhile Rajputana, 14 guest coaches of this train are designed on the pattern of private coaches of erstwhile kings and rulers of Rajasthan who used to travel in ultimate luxury for nuptial sojourn, hunting trip and occasions of state visits. These coaches interweaving timeless tapestries of culture and history recreate a unique ambience apt for Rajasthan tours.
The train is a joint venture between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Indian Railways, which started its operation in the year 1982. It is equipped with traditional treatments yet all modern amenities and services. The whole sojourn lasts for 7 nights and 8 days, which will commence from Delhi and cover Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra.
The journey is tastefully designed to weave the magic of multiple colors of Rajasthan with journeys across major princedoms of yore dotted with forts and palaces, desert of Thar, wildlife safari in Ranthambore and birding tour in Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur. Besides having a glimpse of the man made and natural wonders of Rajasthan, this royal rail journey will also acquaint you with the cultural hubbub of India on an array of local sightseeing tours.
Palace in Wheels weaves a unique magic of traveling through space and time in sheer opulence. Variously dubbed as a journey to the very depth of soul and a passage through time, the Palace on Wheels luxury train tour not just lets you witness the jewels of Rajasthan but of incredible India through a glimpse into the heritage and myriad colors which exemplify this country. Rajasthan tours on board Palace on Wheels is a once in a lifetime travel experience for visitors looking forward to one of the most sumptuous holidays in India.