One of the most popular and best tours in India is the trip of the royal Rajasthan through equally royal Palace on Wheels, a luxury train taking you on a heritage trip of this exotic western state of desert in the Indian subcontinent. Rajasthan is another name of luxury in India, as here you will get to see a splendid historical charm of the country and its architectural and cultural assets, which introduce the tourists to a gone by era and the kingly stature of the Rajasthani royals.
A leisure holiday in India, will give you a complete experience of comfort, of heritage, of holiday, and so on, and Rajasthan being the key word for all these will treat you as much as a royal as it has in history. The Palace on the Wheels, is one of the top 10 luxury trains of the country, which offers you a royal bed, a royal meal, comforts and views, so explore the charm of this desert land through this unique trip.
Introduced as a tool to promote tourism in the state, the Indian Railways came up with this new mode of luxury, on 26th January 1982. Through this ride, you will be taken into the princely destinations of the state along with all the comforts and facilities required on a journey. The 14 coaches of the ride are named on 14 different cities of the state. From food, to recreational activities, from drinks to interiors, every aspect of the train would make you feel a leisure holiday at its best.
The train starts from the New Delhi Railway Station in Delhi, and covers a long journey of 8 days. It has several stops at major cities of Rajasthan including Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bharatpur and even Agra. These cities and their charm would be explored by the Palace on the wheels.
With your entry itself, each guest is provided with a travel kit and guidelines, necessary items, stationery, brochures etc, to keep the trip informative and smooth, while there is always an attendant at your service.
The train serves all of its customers, national to international, and hence a variety of cuisines are available from typical Rajasthani, North Indian, Continental, Chinese and so on. It has two restaurants of its own, The Maharaja and The Maharani. There is also facility of lounge and bar, where you can have a comfortable time relaxing while enjoying some of the finest wines.
With the morning tea on your bed, you get various newspapers and magazines to read as well, so that you can have a leisure tome just like home. Many indoor games are also provided to the tourists including, chess, playing cards, crossword puzzles, Chinese checkers and carom board. And you will also get Internet facility on the train.
There are some unique features of the train, as they provide you extra facilities and some out of the box features like a mail box, to drop your mails into, good toiletries in each wash room and cupboards in each room. There are also several other features on the train, like you can arrange a royal wedding in the luxury train or conduct business meetings and conferences all with extreme luxury.
Along with many safety measures, there are also facilities for disabled people in the train, while you will get immediate medical aid in case of need as well, doctors can also be called in case of an emergency.
The train has many attendants, room service and cooks, which will take care of your leisure trip in Rajasthan and take care of your needs as well as comfort. So enjoy a ride on the Palace on Wheels, and make some golden memories on an Indian tour.
On the Rajasthan tour, the train stops at all the major destinations, where you can take a look around, have a leisure shopping time and be a part of the popular cultural shows like, the art and craft shows in the cities or dance festivals. You can do a grand souvenir shopping in the emporiums and cherish your trip through these baubles.