Palace on Wheels: a Luxury Train Tour to India

By: Eliza Hardley

Rajasthan never fails to enchant you with its mystic aura and a lineage rich with history and heritage. The venue for gory battles, Machiavellian schemes, exquisite architecture and the larger than life Thar Desert - Rajasthan is every travel buffs dream destination. The magic of Rajasthan charms even those who haven't set foot here. From the yellow sandstone architecture of Jaisalmer to the Pink Palace of Jaipur, from the fairs at Pushkar to the miniature painting of the Shekhawati region - you will never be in want of tourist attractions in Rajasthan. One of the best way to travel throughout the whole length and breath of Rajasthan is by Palace on Wheels. If you are considering luxury trains in India this ranks foremost.

Times have changes but the ravages of time could hardly impede with the heritage of Rajasthan. Enjoy a splendid and extravagant journey throughout Rajasthan for 7 days in the Palace on Wheels, India. With its luxurious cabins, carpeted corridors, dining cars, well stocked bars and customer centric services this train has become more than a name in the hospitality industry. You can also book from United States, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

A virtual tour throughout Palace on Wheels tells you about the ingenious conceptualization and planning that went to built it. The train consists of 14 deluxe saloons- each a study in elegance and style. The decor and the overall ambience speaks of the heritage of Rajasthan and tales of bygone era. All the coaches have a mini pantry and a place from wherein you can avail hot and cold beverages. The moment you step inside the coach you will feel like a king. It is like adhering to a way of life that was prevalent in the Rajput era. The coaches are named after a princely state in Rajasthan. Each of the coaches are further divided into four twin bedded rooms. Some of the facilities incorporated in the rooms for a hassle free stay are Channel Music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot & cold water. A personal attendant is assigned in each saloon.

Enjoy an elaborate dining in Palace on Wheels. Two chic restaurants - the Maharaja and the Maharani serves some of the best authentic Rajasthani cuisine along with Indian, North West Frontier cuisine, Chinese and Continental. You can also have a leisurely drink at the bar counter in the hotel. You also have the access of a satellite phone in the train so that you can communicate with any where in the world even if you are in the middle of no where.

Palace on Wheels starts from New Delhi and you reach Rajasthan the very next day. You start with Jaipur and go on to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and end your tour with the eventful city of Agra.

Your tour in this luxurious train not only covers architectural wonders and historical monuments but also wild life sanctuaries, bird reserve, desert safari and temple tour.

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