A Most Luxurious Train
Palace on Wheel- a royal Indian ecstasy with princely decor and imperial
services offered on board will ride you to the celestial world of by gone
era. The train enjoys the privilege of being one of the ten best luscious
rail journeys in the entire world. It offers you an inspiring sojourn to the
magnificent forts and palaces of Rajasthan in just seven days. Also explore
the royal charm of Taj Mahal in Agra and the city of successive dynasties-
This royal ride starts every Wednesday evening at 1800 hrs from Delhi and
ends on the following Wednesday early in the morning at 0730 hrs.
There is no better way to experience the culture and heritage of Rajasthan,
than on the Palace on Wheels. Cherish the lifestyles of erstwhile rulers and
nobles on board while listening to the silent tales of honor and chivalry
told by the colossal forts, exquisite palaces of Rajasthan and the pristine
beauty of Taj at Agra.
While on board you are like a king or a queen for complete 7 days with 24
hours attendants at your service, spoiling and pampering you. The entire
shebang is taken care of from accommodation, dining, sight seeing and
shopping once you are its guest. A royal tour with Palace on Wheel is
absolutely a mesmerizing and delightful experience in once life.
In the beginning the luxurious coaches of the royal train were the personal
railway coaches of the former rulers of Rajasthan, the Nizam of Hyderabad
and the British Viceroy to India. Due to its royal ambience, architectural
splendor and intricate carvings these coaches were not being utilized by the
Indian Railways. Gradually State govt. and railway department brought many
infra-structural renovations in the coaches while maintaining the same
artistic interiors alive, blending with the interiors of the royal times.
The Palace on Wheels as a most luxurious holiday train started its tour on
October 1982. A new air-conditioned meter gauge Palace on wheels train was
launched with 13 salons, 2 restaurants, kitchen car, in 1982.
A Commodious Ride
Every saloon coach is equipped with a saloon, mini-bar, and a kitchenette.
There is also a chief steward to cater the tourist needs.
There is a facility of attach bathroom with every cabin with a provision of
hot and cold showers. On board enjoy the delicacies of Indian as well as
European cuisine in separate dining cars with specialty of Rajasthani
There is also a provision of a public address system and mild background
music that fill the whole environs with rich Indian musical tunes.
Other facilities on board are medical assistance and a library.
Every halt is organized by cultural programs like puppet shows, Agni
Nritya, Gorbandh or Ghoomer, all performed by highly talented artists.
The royal journey of 8 days and 7 nights begins from Delhi cantt, entirely
a princely charm that takes you to the fairytale ride. Pink City of Jaipur,
Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur are the jewels of
the golden desert embellished with forts, lakes and palaces. Bharatpur, a
celestial home for bird watchers, Fatehpur Sikri- a city built in red sand
stone and the Taj Mahal at Agra- a white marvel of love- are all treasures
of the Palace on Wheel.