Palace On Wheels Train is the Best Way to Visit India
Dream cities, streets that preserves stories, majestic palaces, temples with deep meanings, vibrant colors, exotic smells, intense flavors, warm people and a diverse wildlife; all this concept inside the most extensive country of the whole continent, which has been the biggest asian attraction for many foreigners, but how to enjoy all these spectacular places that India can offer with an experience worthy of maharajas and princesses? Yes, aboard the luxurious Palace on Wheels train.
“Palace on Wheels” is a luxurious train that has added to the most important destinations of India, the traveling experience with a palace’s comforts and attentions (very much like the style of the maharajas and princesses times).
What a better way to know the mysteries and ancient tales of grandeur and luxury that awaits in each city of India, but from the majestic route of Palace on Wheels train?
The tour covers 8 of the most impressive places in northern India.
“Palace on Wheels” launched as the first Indian luxury train on January 26, 1982. Therefore, this train has covered the distinguished places of northern India, known for their extravagance, majesty and mystery, such as:
Bharatpur, the bird paradise
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Bharatpur, located in the state of Rajasthan, can be found the national park of Keoladeo or formerly called the “Sanctuary of Birds” of Bharatpur, where thousands of rare and endangered species of birds live, such as the Siberian crane, that spends the winter in this region, known as “The Bird Sanctuary” for being home for more than 230 species of birds and recognized as patrimony of the humanity since 1985.
Jaipur, the pink city
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Jaipur is also known as the “Pink City”. Its amazing architectural structures, its streets, its ancient monuments, its sublime palaces, its imposing fort, its local handicrafts, its markets and its colorful saris make this city located in the state of Rajasthan, worthy of its name. Since, it keeps riches of the glorious monarchy lifestyle of ancient times.
Udaipur, the little Venice
The most romantic city of whole India, it is distinguished by its 100 majestic lakes and palaces commonly called as ‘The Jewels of Mewar’, which was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553 on the banks of the Lake Pichola River. This city still retains the elegance and the character of the princesses and Maharajas’ time, what makes it very different from other cities of India. Also, now a days you can find the most luxurious hotels of India like The Lake Palace Hotel.
Jaisalmer, The golden city
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Located in Rajasthan, is best known as “The Golden City”, due to the golden color that yellow sand gives both to the city and its surroundings. This city is located on the crest of a sandy yellowish rock and is crowned by the Jaisalmer fort with 99 different bastions. Inside the fort is found the Maharaja Mahal palace, seven Jain temples and two Hindu temples. Some temples and buildings were sculpted ostentatiously. In addition, Jaisalmer is attractive for many tourists, because of the safari in the middle of vast dunes in Thar desert outskirts.
The fort Chittorgarh, the land of the braves
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It is the largest fort in India, located in the state of Rajasthan. This fort used to be the kingdom of Mewar, it was the place of many battles between the seventh and sixteenth centuries, so this monument represents the main essence of nationalism, owing to courage and sacrifice given by the rulers, soldiers and inhabitants of the Mewar era.
Sawai Madhopur, the tiger paradise
In this district is located the Ranthambore National Park, which is one of the largest parks in India. Moreover, it is well-known for tigers and for being one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Since, it can be easily seen even during daytime. In addition, it is other wild animals habitat, including leopard, nilgo, boar, sambar, hyena, lazy bear, gray langur of southern plains, rhesus macaque, and chital. It is also considered as Sawai Madhopur hunting shrine in 1955 by the Government of India for diversity of trees and plants.
Jodhpur, the blue city
The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, it is characterized by its countless blue buildings, and it is distinguished for what it represents since its foundation in 1459 a.C. In the past, if you saw a building painted in blue, it meant that a Brahmin lived there. Now a days, the different shades of blue on the streets of Jodhpur can be seen as a fascinating symbol of their culture.
In this destination Palace on Wheels offers you another interesting walk-through to the desert of this city.
Agra, the Mughal legacy
This city is best known as one of the destinations of the Golden Triangle (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra), with our tour you can enjoy in this medieval city interesting places recognized by UNESCO, the majestic temples and the famous mausoleum of love the Taj Mahal, which is also the most sublime place of the Mughal legacy that has distinguished Agra from any other place in India.
Delhi, the main capital
The epicenter of all the magical roads of India, the contrast of ancient and modern India. In this the last destination of our tour you can enjoy the mix between large markets, people, cars and animals dozing in the streets, seeing wonderful architectures of temples at the same time, also monuments and museums where all preserved the riches of the Mughal legacy.
The train “Palace on Wheels” had the privilege of having the first and the most original route to visit India, which as a result was distinguished for being the route with the most majestic destinations of all the “luxury trains” in India since its foundation, taking you to a journey through all the classic and magical places of India, while having the best experience and the most wonderful view during the trip.
Once you know the destinations that Palace on Wheels has prepared for your trip, you know what is the greatest advantage of traveling with us, we offer you more than “a luxurious train”, we offer you a guided tour to make a wondrous experience of taking you to “luxurious destinations“ with incredible architectures, arts, people and fauna that define the wealth of India.