The first luxury train of India, Palace on Wheels, takes you back into times of royal kings and queens, which were replete with indulgence and magnificence. Ride into the age of Maharajas, bedecked graceful Maharanis and decorated elephants. Other features of your journey include a meticulously designed itinerary, courteous hospitality, and vintage interior decoration, all inspired by the royal traditional hospitality of India. Embark on a journey a lifetime.
Taking their cue from the personal carriages of the erstwhile Maharaja, the makes of the Palace on Wheels luxury train have kept the regal feel absolutely intact for the discerning travellers. Get ready for discovering the royal Rajasthan state, while staying amid modern world-class comforts. Rajasthan state of today is a union of erstwhile Rajputana princely state. Every nook and corner of this place has to tell tales of bravery, romance and self-indulgence of the rulers. It has spectacular forts, glorious palace, exotic wildlife, colourful bazaars, and splendid havelis, offering a glimpse of the rich historical past of the place.
The journey includes visit to World Heritage Site, the world wonder of Taj Mahal in Agra, special planned meals, exotic wildlife, and more while going on Palace on Wheel rail tour.About the Train:
The state-of-the-art facilities, old-world interiors, and a wonderful amalgam of modern elegance and traditional Rajputana grandeur, all make your journey on-board the Palace on Wheels train, an unforgettable affair. Every moment of this journey is filled with excitement and wonderful vistas of the colourful landscape of the state. The train features 14 elegantly-appointed guest carriage that can accommodate 88 guests. Other added comforts are Restaurant, Bar and Lounge.Cabins:
The Palace on Wheels boasts of having personal carriage of the former Indian rulers, which have been revamped to add modern comforts, keeping the original feel absolutely intact. These cabins have been named after the former princely states of Rajasthan including Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi, and Udaipur. Antique furniture, rick furnishings, mirror work, sophisticated upholstery and miniature paintings are some of the highlights. Enjoy conveniences like:
- Khidmatgar- a personal attendant.
- Telephone with intercom.
- Channel Music system.
- Mini Pantry.
- Private bathrooms with hot and cold running water.
Some of the other facilities in the Palace on Wheels are:
- Free Wi-Fi Internet.
- Luggage Collection.
- Welcome Kit on Arrival.
- News Paper/Magazine.
- Mineral Water.
- Complimentary premium toiletries.
- CD player.
There are 2 restaurants in the train, each with an elegant décor. The seating arrangement is in the groups of fours and twos. The menu has a vast variety of delicacies of Indian (especially Marwari) along with other famous world fares including Continental and European. Guests have option of table d'hôte meals (included in the train tariff), and à la carte menu. There also a bar corner in both the restaurants, serving alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks of both Indian and International brands. There are the two restaurants on-board this Indian luxury train:
- Maharaja Restaurant
- Maharani Restaurant
Sitting Lounge on-board the train is an ideal place to relax and unwind completely after a day if sightseeing and other outdoor activities. Rejuvenate yourself in the peaceful ambiance while you admire the wonderful décor of the lounge. Enjoy a chit-chat session here with the fellow passengers.Spa
At the in-house Spa of the train go for a rejuvenating spa session to relax yourself after a tiring day of sightseeing. The well-equipped spa has an array of treatments, massages and therapies for the valued guests. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with best of services by expert therapists. The ambiance is quite peaceful.