Palace on Wheels: a Ride to Remember

By: Hansa

Being on board this majestic royal ride, is a dream for many. The Palace on Wheels is a premier luxury train that takes its guests on a ride to remember. Featuring relevant tourist destinations and overwhelmingly royal hospitality, the Palaces on Wheels has 14 air-conditioned coaches, each named after a former princely state. These coaches on the Palace on Wheels are equipped with first-rate conveniences and services to travel just like the royals did, but in a modern manner.

It's really a wonder how a train has been transformed into such a spectacular palace. Here is what one can expect while enjoying a trip to prime destinations of North India on board the Palace on Wheels.

For starters, there is nothing you cannot find on board. Channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, and wall-to-wall carpeting are just some of the facilities in each saloon. Each saloon also has personal attendant who waits on you hand and foot and makes you feel like a royal emperor or empress.

The decor of the lounges, saloons (no two are alike), restaurants is mesmerizing enough to transport you to different era altogether. An era of unparalleled Rajput hospitality, royalty, valor, pride, passion and beauty.

No matter how wild your cravings, the chefs in the Palace on Wheels luxury train make sure you never have to hit the sack unsatisfied. The two restaurants of the Palace on Wheels, namely "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani" serve an eclectic mix of Continental, Chinese, Indian and authentic Rajasthani cuisines. The Bar on board this luxury train is well stocked with the finest wines and spirits.

On the train you can also play indoor games, lounge and mingle, post mail, have your luggage collected and dropped, and relish your morning cuppa as it is served with your choice of newspaper and magazines. What more could you ask for?

And last but not the least, The Palace on Wheels is undoubtedly the best way to explore Rajasthan and neighboring tourist attractions.

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