Onboard and Offboard Activities to do in Palace on Wheels
Under the shades of Rajasthan Tourism and Indian Railways, the Palace on Wheels India’s first luxury train was set on tracks. The decor interiors representing the past royalty and facilities reflecting the present day world’s modern mania brings a perfect glance to the train. With all these things, the train really looks like a moving Palace on Wheels. Quoting the name “Palace on Wheels” for the train is the right justification.
What to do with the Palace on Wheels
The 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons of Palace on Wheels with all world class facilities and pleasures make your journey luxurious and smooth. It is very common and also everyone knew about the train itinerary and its plan. So, now we are going to know about what the activities can be done on and off with the Palace on Wheels.
Here it is mentioned clearly what you will experience with the Palace on Wheels step by step.
Onboard activities to enjoy
Here you can get know what are the activities can do on the board of Palace on Wheels.
Get relish with the Palace on Wheels restaurants
Palace on Wheels comprises two restaurants to serve the guests with a number of delicious cuisines. Namely, the two restaurants are “Maharajah” and “Maharani”. As like as the names they are holding you will feel really like a Maharajah or Maharani. The grand interiors representing olden days royal times and having food in these grand restaurants make you feel like a king as said before.
From morning breakfast to the night dinner, every item available on Palace on Wheels is lavish and delightful. Here, you can enjoy wide varieties of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines. Throughout the journey, you can try to taste all variety specials of Palace on Wheels restaurants.
Relax in the bar of Palace on Wheels
Now it’s time to enjoy the relaxing favors of the Palace on Wheels. A well-stocked bar with all Indian and international brands serves an array of wines, liquor and spirits to the guests to get relax from outdoor tours and trips. Here, you can happily enjoy a sip of wine with joy. In addition to this music will also be followed. So with pleasing music, you can enjoy a very relaxing time in the bar of Palace on Wheels.
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Pamper like a king with the available facilities
Apart from off-train excursions and activities, there is a lot to do and enjoy onboard of Palace on Wheels. Every saloon avail with a mini pantry facility to get whatever you want within a few seconds. For entertainment purpose, WiFi availability, T.V, DVD players, Newspapers, magazines, etc. Like this, everything will be arranged before us in short period.
Moreover, the lounge of the train is the best place to chit-chat with your fellow friends and to get relax also. It is another perfect place to relax by enjoying the outside views of the train window or by reading a book or anything else what you want to do. So, you will never get bored with Palace on Wheels journey due to the all facilities and recreation things available on the train.
Off-train activities to enjoy
Off-train things make you excite more. Here you can understand that what can enjoy and do off-train trips.
Traditional Welcome Ceremony
The first day with the Palace on Wheels means, on departure day you will experience a mind-blowing welcome ceremony from the Palace on Wheels crew. Guests will be welcomed in Rajasthani traditional style by garlanding, Tikka and Turban. Moreover, a music concert at the departure venue gives a kick start journey. As usual after all traditional ceremonies, your journey ahead to explore Rajasthan tourist wonders and Agra beauty.
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Wandering in Jaipur
By the second day, you will be at Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan. On this day your plan includes sightseeing of Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. But the interesting activity can be done here is elephant riding at Amer Fort. Through elephant rides, you can reach the mighty Amer Fort. You will feel very joyous when you are swaying on the back of the elephant.
The remaining thing to do in Jaipur is shopping the bazaars of the city. Jaipur is familiar for jewelry specials so you can pick the best from a number of options. Possibly completely roundup the Jaipur city’s roads to shop the best.
Explore the jungle of Ranthambore
On day 3 of the itinerary, you will be at Sawai Madhopur. By early morning before sunrise, you will be routed to the Ranthambore National Park to witness many endangered animals and especially tigers. Possible go with a handful of grains to attract beautiful birds to reach you. Nearly 300+ bird species live here. One important thing is don’t forget to take binoculars with you. If you miss, you may miss the chance to see distant animals from your gypsies.
After exploring the jungle of Ranthambore, the guests feel they share in reviews makes us know how they felt very excited during the safari in Ranthambore.
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Boating on the placid waters of Lake Pichola
Udaipur, the “City of Lakes” has a number of activities to do mostly for couples. By day 4, you will reach Udaipur, the day comprises visiting Sahelion Ki Bari, City Palace, and Lake Pichola. When you visit Lake Pichola the first thing strikes in your mind is boating. It is the best thing to explore the pleasant waters of Lake Pichola and also you can have a look at Lake Palace. Then next Sahelion Ki Bari is also the best place to get relax in the park by witnessing the past glory of royal women parks.
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Lunch sessions in five star and Heritage Hotels
During off-train excursions sometimes you will have a chance to enjoy the delicious lunch in heritage hotels or five-star hotels. In Rajasthan, many havelis or palaces are converted into heritage hotels. This type of hotels are the major spots for tourist to have lunch or dinner. That’s why Palace on Wheels allot Heritage Hotel and five-star hotels lunch in some particular places. In Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer you can have this chance to taste the Rajasthan savors during off-train.
But lunch at Fateh Prakash Palace and Umaid Bhawan Palace is a wonderful experience. These two heritage hotels surrounded with royal decors recreates the essence of royalty with their traditional aura. Lunch at these two Palaces will be an unforgettable moment for everyone.
A day with environs of Thar Desert
By day 5, Palace on Wheels will reach Jaisalmer. It’s like the heart of the Thar desert. Jaisalmer City amidst Thar desert is a mind-blowing place where every monument built in yellow sandstone puts you in wonder. Here throughout the day, you can experience the daily life of people near the Thar desert. The first and best thing to do here is nothing but camel rides in the Sam Sand Dunes. Notably, in many reviews guests of Palace on Wheels like this camel rides mostly. It’s really a joyous thing to do in Jaisalmer.
Finally, by evening you will have a very special dinner at a five-star hotel. This time traditional folk performances make your dinner time more special with music and dance. If you are interested you can also be a part of the dance performances.
Cherishing at Keoladeo National Park and Taj Mahal
Finally, on the last day, means by day 7 train will reach Bharatpur. Through rickshaw rides, you can reach Keoladeo National Park which is very famous for 400+ migratory and native birds. Here you can take a number of snaps of different birds in various colors. Later this, you will be taken to the symbol of love Taj Mahal. After seeing the captivating wonders of the Taj Mahal you will really feel in love with it. At last, take perfect clicks with the backdrop of Taj Mahal.
Important thing is, most of all guests of Palace on Wheels says that visiting the Taj Mahal is a wonderful thing for them in the whole journey.
If you have any doubt in your mind, you can Frequently Asked Questions here.
With the Palace on Wheels companion, you can do all these things or activities just in a week. So, journey with the Palace on Wheels is really like living and traveling in a palace which is moving on wheels.