It’s all about luxury and comfort. It’s all about lavishness. It’s all about the royal experience. Train journeys also can fulfil your dream of palaces and it is Palace on Wheels (POW).
No train tour can beat the memories created in royal train tour on Palace on Wheels which chugs along the beauty of Rajasthan, palaces, scenic routes, historical landmarks, traditions and cultures, colourful outfits, warm welcoming, and golden sand.
The concept of this train was derived from the royal background of the coaches formerly used as personal railway coaches of the kings of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the viceroy of British India.
After Independence, The Palace on Wheels train was started on 26th January 1982with together efforts of the Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation for tourists. Over the years, the train gained better technological advancements to give the better tour experience to the guests. High-tech modern amenities, modification in the itinerary, and off-train excursion tours make it modern yet royal.
A historical luxury train takes you to the journey of Rajasthan, operated by Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. The memorable journey starts from New Delhi, covering Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and again concluding its journey at New Delhi. Lavish coaches in royal style, wall to wall enchanting carpets, delicious food, well-stocked bar, exquisite interiors and much personalised service comprise heaven of the earth in the true sense. The Palace on Wheels gains remarkable popularity and success all over the world.
To experience the true royalty, no option is better than this train. One can take the seven days lavish and royal journey with this train covering the historically and culturally significant regions of North India. It starts its journey from New Delhi and stopovers at Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Chittaurgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer and Agra before returning to Delhi. During the stoppage, guests are taken to the palaces such as the Pink City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Jantar Mantar, Hill Fort Palace in Amber, Ranthambore National Park, the mesmerising Taj Mahaland other places.
There are 14 guest coaches in Palace on Wheels train (saloons), the furniture, the furnishing, uniforms of servants, two restaurant-cum-kitchen cars, bar-cum-lounge, four service cars, a spacious and well-decked lounge, royal spa, wellness center and gym, anda library reflect the spirit of royal Rajasthan.The names of the saloons are based on the princely states of Rajasthan – Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi, and Udaipur.
Each saloon has four coupes with attached toilet, internet connectivity, television, one saloon captain valet and mini pantry equipped to have snack and tea/coffee. Every saloon expresses the cultural ethos of a state through its paintings, sculptures, furnishing, handicrafts and furniture. All saloons are interconnected and interiors are furnished with a royal touch.
Dining is also one of the best experiences throughout the journey. There are mainly two dining cars: the Maharajah and the Maharani restaurants.Both serve regional dishes, Indian specialities and a range of international cuisine. Whether you wish to be served on a table or dine in privacy, all perks are yours.
Besides these, avail the facilities of bar lounges maintain in traditionally aesthetic yet modern theme which is creating a relaxing atmosphere.
The warm welcome, hospitality, welcoming ambience of Palace on Wheels leave the romantic charm on guests. With its distinctive interest, grace, appealable charm, this train has put itself among the top five extravagance trains on the earth. Spearheading the convention of extravagance train visits in India, Palace on Wheels is conveying great refinement of Indian cordiality for more than three decades.