Do you want to experience the grandeur of the Rajputs on your train tour? Come to Rajasthan and you can have an unforgettable experience on the rail tracks. While staying in the king’s style, exploring the princely state of Rajasthan is a real treat. Don’t miss your chance to ride the luxurious Palace on Wheels train once you are in Rajasthan.
Considered one of the most luxurious trains in the world, a trip in Palace on Wheels is definitely a memorable experience to be appreciated. When you start your journey from Delhi, you may feel like a real journey is about to start and you will taste imperialism you never thought of.
The History of the Palace on Wheels
Before the formation of the Rajasthan state, each of the rulers of the great princely states of Rajputana had a personal coach or a train. After independence, when the Rajasthan state was formed, these trains were no longer in use. The idea for the Royal Palace on Wheels luxury train was borrowed from the abandoned luxury coaches of the rulers of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Hyderabad.
In 1981-82, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways decided to launch a special luxury train that joined highly decorated coaches to offer tourists a luxurious journey through Rajasthan. 26th January 1982, was the first day that Palace On Wheels Steam Race made its first journey through the heritage land of Rajasthan.
The current train is a brand new train, runs on a meter gauge line. It has 13 saloons, a kitchen trolley with 2 restaurants and 4 service trolleys. Guests on the Palace on Wheels are looked after by trained personal attendants, dressed in traditional Rajasthani clothing.
The Royal Train
The Palace on Wheels has 14 luxurious salon coaches fully air-conditioned. The interior of each coach is furnished with the finest taste to enhance the majestic atmosphere of this luxury train.
Accommodation at Palace on Wheels consists of cabins with 2-beds. Each cabin has an attached bathroom with hot and cold water and a shower. Each cabin also has a music service and intercom.
Each coach is named after a different royal state in Rajasthan and is furnished to match their specific name. Each salon coach has a small pantry and lounge where hot and cold drinks and snacks are served, and salon occupants can gather and enjoy their ride on this royal luxury train. Color televisions and CD players are also part of the equipment in every room, for the entertainment of their guests. There is also a book collection in each coach if customers prefer to curl up with a good book on their luxury tour.
The two restaurants on the Palace on Wheels offer luxury cuisine to guests. Titled “The Maharaja” and “Maharani”, the restaurants offer a variety of dishes ranging from continental, Indian and Chinese cuisine to traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Drinks from all over the world are served in the Palace on Wheels’ both restaurants.
The decor and amenities of Palace on Wheels are regularly modernized to cater to its international clientele while preserving its traditional royal feel. Palace on Wheels has been named one of the 10 best luxury train trips in the world. A ride on the Royal Palace on Wheels luxury train in India is a trip that will be a lifetime memory. Travel to Rajasthan at Palace on Wheels and enjoy the real experience.
The Palace on Wheels Tour Itinerary
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi
The royal journey at the luxurious Palace on Wheels begins at the Delhi Cantonment Station, where guests are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome ceremony. On the second day, you open your eyes to Jaipur, where a nahbat (music played collectively) of Shehnai welcomes you.
Rambagh Palace is where you will have lunch and then you will be taken to explore the royal city of Jaipur by air-conditioned coach. A magnificent elephant ride is also organized to visit the majestic Amber Fort.
Palace on Wheels’ next destination is the desert city of Jaisalmer, while Jodhpur is the reserved spot for the day fourth-day tour. After exploring the Rajasthan forts, Palace On Wheels takes you to Sawai Madhopur on the fifth day. After a visit to Ranthambore National Park, the enigmatic Chittaurgarh is the next destination where you will have lunch and also explore Rani Padmini Palace.
Experience the romantic lake city of Udaipur on day six and day seven as you pass between chirping of birds at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Then you will be taken to Agra to unfold the uplifting beauty of the Taj Mahal. On the eighth day, Palace on Wheels takes you back to Delhi and you have unforgettable memories to savor for the rest of your life.
Destinations Covered by the Palace on Wheels
The capital of Rajasthan well known as ‘Pink City’. Explore the majestic walled city and Amber fort still warm with the heritage of the Rajputs.
Laid in the extreme west of Rajasthan, this desert city is unique with its magnificent fort giving you numerous chances to get amazed.
The ‘blue city’ is another royal city with its unparalleled ‘Mehrangarh Fort’.
Ornate with tranquil lakes and lake palaces, Udaipur is a true romantic city where you will simply fall in love with the nature and royal heritage.
Famous for its immense saga of bravery and courage, Chittaurgarh still stands carries the honour of the Rajputs high.
Roaming in the serene ambiance of Keoladeo National Park, bird watching is fun in Bharatpur.
7. Sawai Madhopur
With a game tour in the Ranthambore National park, your Rajasthan tour is going to truly unforgettable.
8. Fatehpur Sikri
A tour to Fatehpur Sikri gives you a chance to have a rendezvous with the baronial heritage of the most famous Mughal Emperor Akbar.
A tour to Agra is awe-inspiring with the bewitching beauty of Taj Mahal leaving no chance to bedazzle you.
Want to experience the baronial grandeur of the Rajputs on your train tour? Come to Rajasthan and you can have an experience of lifetime on the rail tracks. While staying in king’s style, exploring the princely state Rajasthan, is a real pleasure. Do not miss a chance to ride in the luxurious train Palace On Wheels once you are in Rajasthan.
The Palace on Wheels is a royal luxury train on which you can travel to Rajasthan in royal style. The Palace on Wheels begins its journey in Delhi and takes you on a tour of some of the most fascinating destinations in India before returning to Delhi, the capital of India.
Palace on Wheels Price 2020, 2021-2022
For Indian Nationals (in INR)
It varies based on your option whether you need Deluxe Cabin or Super Deluxe Cabin with single or double occupancy, and also varies from lean season to peak season.
It costs you around Rs 2,10,000/- to Rs 7,56,000/-
For Foreign Passport Holders (in USD)
Again it varies based on the option you select whether you need Deluxe Cabin or Super Deluxe Cabin with single or double occupancy, and also varies from lean season to peak season.
It costs you around USD 3500 to USD 12600.
For more details visit Palace on Wheels official website: https://thepalaceonwheels.com/