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The pride of Indian Railways, Palace on Wheels is majestic creation built to offer you a royal experience! The luxury train was launched by the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC). For an incredible train journey, Palace on Wheels offers luxurious and comfortable cabins with state-of-the-art modern facilities and services.
The conveyance of choice for the kings of Rajasthan, Nizams of Hyderabad and other discerning figures throughout its history and into the present, the award-winning Palace on Wheels will make you feel like royalty. The train provides luxurious cabins, state-of-the-art facilities. iconic Indian hospitality and carefully crafted signature itinerary.
Embodying nostalgia for the decadence, romance and elegance of bygone eras, the train criss crosses some of the ancient princely states of the 'land of kings', vibrant Rajasthan, where views of camel-studded sand dunes are accompanied by a bewitching dose of culture and the chance to witness some of India's most compelling traditions in action and admire some of its incredible wildlife.
En route you'll see the iconic Rajasthani cities named as Jaipur (the Pink City), Jaisalmer (the Golden City), Jodhpur (the Blue City), Udaipur (the City of Lakes), as well as the state's wildlife-rich Ranthambore National Park and its world-famed Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Beyond Rajasthan, you'll take in that world-famous symbol of love and romance, Agra, before returning to the capital New Delhi.
The itinerary has been designed to allow you to make the very most of your time in this fascinating part of the world, whether you’re exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, taking a wildlife safari or shopping in colour-drenched local markets.
The Palace on Wheels redefined the expectation of a luxury journey in India. It is not just about the luxury, the train covers stunning destinations, exposes you to different cultures and traditions and opens up wildlife attractions for you. Starting from the traditional welcome ceremony to the royal traditional dining, you can enjoy an unparalleled view of India with a nostalgic feel.
The pride of Indian Railways, this majestic train was launched in 1982 in association with the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC). Providing a unique and unforgettable vantage point from which to experience Rajasthan and Agra, it features an array of amenities that have been designed to keep you entertained, relaxed and pampered, from an Ayurvedic spa to personal butlers, from a traditional welcome ceremony to classic royal dining.
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It was a great experience for them to be on palace on wheels. The hospitality if the crew was awesome. The whole process of booking the trip was pretty seamless and Nilesh from travelogy was very helpful and took care of their pick up and drop and all the special requests. Would recommend the trip and booking it through travelogy india
Date of experience: October 2019
A : Palace on Wheels tickets can be booked via online through GSA or through their official sites. To book tickets, click here.
A : Each carriage of the train is named after the forts and palaces of ancient Rajasthan. The rich decor and the classy hospitality makes it feel like staying in a real palace and thus, the name, Palace on Wheels.
A : During the peak season, from October to March, cost of single occupancy is INR 51,900 per night (USD 865 per night), double occupancy is INR 39,000 per night (USD 650 per night) and super deluxe cabin is INR 1,08,000 per night (USD 1,800 per night).
During the lean season, April and September, cost of single occupancy is INR 39,000 per night (USD 650 per night), double occupancy is INR 30,000 per night (USD 500 per night) and super deluxe cabin is INR 1,08,000 per night (USD 1,800 per night).
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A : Yes, children are allowed in the Palace on Wheels. Kids up to the age of 12 are considered as children by the policy.
Imagine experiencing the best of Indian beauty in just one week, with all luxury that you could ask for. I never expected that adventure and luxury can be experienced in one single journey until I first walked through the red carpet traditional welcome with musicians and other performers. Turns out, Palace on Wheels is all about recreating the royal experience of the coronation heirs of the land.
The train took us through some of the emblematic destinations of the land and each destination was focused on exposing a specific essence of the land. Days are spent exploring the terrain of the land, spotting end-less masterpieces of the past and natural beauty. By night, the train gets to the party mode. The lounge holds a large collection of international and local alcoholic beverages. With music in the air and like-minded people around you, ‘paradise’ will be an underrating adjective for Palace on Wheels vacation.
Our adventure started at New Delhi and take us through cities of Rajasthan to cover sam sand dunes, colorful culture, camel-focused lifestyle, marvelous pieces of architecture and the unparalleled hospitality. The tour ended with the grand finale of the marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal.
Onboard, the first impression of the cabin is the royal-contemporary nostalgic look. However, each element of the cabin starting from the embroidery work on my sheets to the wall hangings, each speck of decoration brought its connects with the land. The décor manages to incorporate heritage and historic elements into your vacation.
When it comes to India, there is something endearing about food. Throughout my vacation, I felt like food was their culture, medicine, hospitality, celebration, and expression. Palace on Wheels had a gastronomical adventure planned for us. The restaurants brought in a great deal of expectations when it came to mealtime, with its decor, delicious menu and exceptional services.