Palace on Wheels is one of the oldest luxury trains of India. This train helps you explore royal Rajasthan in a royal way.
How? Let us check out must things to do while travelling with Palace on Wheels.
1. Indulge in Luxury
The 14 coaches of Palace on Wheels are amazing replicas of palaces and hunting lodges. Decorated with rich paintings and covered with wall to wall carpets, you feel like a royal here. You have your own attendants to take care day and night while you can sink in the soft beds at the end of the day to de-stress yourself.
2. Rejuvenate with SPA Treatment
There is an on-board SPA as well where you can rejuvenate your inner self with expert Ayurveda treatment, stone therapy, Orient signature and Thai aromatic.
3. Go For Jungle Safari
This is one of the must activity that you should enjoy on a trip over Palace on Wheels. This train takes you to Ranthambore National Park, the best place to witness Royal Bengal tigers in their natural environment. You are also taken to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary where you are greeted with the joyous tweets of local and migratory birds.
4. Taste Quintessential Cuisines
Rajasthan is known for its lip smacking dishes. Palace on Wheels gives you the opportunity to relish royal meals at the premium hotels of the state. Besides authentic Rajasthani cuisines you can also opt for Italian, Continental and Chinese dishes. The food is served on silver lined plates by attendants cladded in traditional attire.
5. Experience Desert Safari
The golden sands of Thar Desert beckons the thrill loving tourists. Palace on Wheels arranges camel rides for the guests. You can also spend a night under the starlit sky at the desert camps enjoying local dance at the tunes of sarangi.Read More: What is the Cost of a Ticket in Palace on Wheels in India
6. Go For City Excursions
Last but not the least, you must visit the palaces and forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Chittorgarh. Rajasthan is a state of legends and the bards of these places let you know the interesting stories related to the palaces and forts. Amber Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jaisalmer Fort and Mehrangarh Fort are some of the tourist hotspots of Rajasthan.Read More: Top Six Luxury Trains in the World
7. Explore Taj Mahal
Palace on Wheels also take you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. You will reach here early morning and can spend the whole day witnessing the changing colors of Taj with every phase of the day. The majestic memorial amidst sprawling greenery sanctifies your heart and soul.
8. Check the Light and Sound Show at Agra Fort
Agra Fort is the memorial of Mughal Emperor, Akbar. Every evening spectators gather here to enjoy a magnificent light and sound show.
9. Visit the Ghost City Fatehpur Sikri
On your way to Agra, Palace on Wheels halt at Fatehpur Sikri, the first planned city of the Mughals. Popular as the Ghost City, this city was vacated due to water scarcity. With numerous palatial palaces, gigantic assembly halls, mosques and markets, this city is a picture of Mughal life.
10. Shop Your Heart Out
Rajasthan is a shopper’s paradise. Dress yourself with boutique apparels, adorn your hands with beautiful Mehendi designs and clad yourself with exquisite silver and costume jewelry. Bring back wooden boxes, leather shoes and home decor as souvenirs.
11. Play with Puppets
Rajasthan is famous for its puppet shows. Palace on Wheels leaves no stone unturned to give you a real vibe of exciting Rajasthani life. You are taken to places where you can enjoy puppet shows which showcase interesting stories of Rajas and Ranis.
Hence, Palace on Wheels is just not a train to move from one place to another. It is a dream vehicle that takes you back to the golden era of Rajasthan yet helping you be in touch with the present world with free internet, regular newspaper supply, streaming music and live television facilities.