Palace on Wheels


Palace on Wheels is a very common term with the foreign tourists as well as the travel freaks of the country. If you are traveling to India and planning to try out the Palace on Wheels, do so before you change your mind.

A trip on this luxury train is an experience of a lifetime. The train has got its name from the royal look of the coaches. These were used as personal coaches by rulers of Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad, Rajputana, and Viceroy of British India. The Palace on Wheels will take you on a week’s trip through different places in Rajasthan.

Palace On Wheels – What To Expect Inside The Train?

The Palace On Wheels include 14 elegantly appointed air-conditioned deluxe coaches. All the coaches are known by the names of states of Rajasthan. They are :

  • Jaipur
  • Alwar
  • Dungarpur
  • Dholpur
  • Bharatpur
  • Bundi
  • Jhalawar
  • Sirohi
  • Kishangarh
  • Udaipur
  • Kota
  • Jaisalmer
  • Bikaner
  • Jodhpur

Coaches Of Palace On Wheels

The interiors of the coaches are exquisite and have a royal touch in its dcor. There are 4 twin bed chambers in each coach. Facilities inside these cambers include Channel Music, attached toilets, Intercom, cold shower, running hot water, and carpeting. There are attendants in every saloon. You will fee like a royal guest.

Facilities

The train gets a facelift on a regular basis and the services and facilities are improved quite often so that the guests can be served better. The facilities inside the train include the following :

  • Luggage handling
  • Welcome kit
  • Satellite Telephones
  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Intercom
  • Attached toilets
  • Music
  • Running cold and hot water
  • Personal attendant
  • Meals – multi-cuisine options
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Security
  • CD Player
  • Laptop, Mobile charging points
  • Doctor-on call at the closest station
  • Toiletries like moisturizers, soaps, and shampoos etc

Palace on WheelsBar& Restaurants

There are 2 restaurants on Palace on Wheels which will serve meals. The names of these restaurants are “Maharaja” and Maharani”. They serve Continental, Rajasthani, Indian, and Chinese dishes. The sitting arrangement is for 2 or 4. The bar in Palace on Wheels is well stocked and there is a wide range of brands you can choose from.

Palace on Wheels Tariff

The rates for the period September 2009 through April 2010 of Palace On Wheels are given :

Occupancy Tariff Per Night Tariff For Entire Journey
  • Single Occupancy
  • Double Occupancy
  • Triple Occupancy
    670 USD
    500 USD
    450 USD
    4690 USD
    3500 USD
    3150 USD

If there are 15 people you are traveling with (friends and peers), it is treated as group. And you will get a discount by getting one complimentary seat.

It is usually a 7 night journey. And the train leaves every Wednesday from Safdarjung in New Delhi. All guests are welcomed onboard with “tikka”, turban, and a glass of wine.

The areas that will be covered on this trip include the following places :

Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Patwon Ki Haveli
  • Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli
  • Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
  • Sam Sand Dunes

Chittorgarh

  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Rana Kumbha Palace
  • Padamini Palace

Udaipur

  • Lake Pichola
  • Lake Palace

Agra

Jaipur

  • Hawa Mahal Palace
  • Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory
  • Amber Fort
  • Jai Mandir
  • Shopping Complexes for traditional Jaipuri handicrafts and artwork

Jodhpur

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Moti Mahal
  • Seesh Mahal
  • Phool Mahal
  • Sileh Khana
  • Daulat Khana
  • Mehrangarh Fort

Swai madhopur

Bharatpur

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