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Palace on Wheels
Voted No. 4 Luxury Train in the World

A joint collaboration of Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, the Palace on Wheels train made its maiden luxury tour back in 1982. It was voted as the 4th luxurious train of the world in 2010. Later in August 2009, the luxury train was revamped, retaining its old world charm.

It offers 7 nights/8 days of a royal journey covering amazing tourist destinations of North India - Jaipur (the Pink city), Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore National Park, Chittorgarh, Udaipur (the city of Lakes), Bharatpur bird sanctuary and the symbol of love and romance, Agra, before returning to Delhi, the capital of India.

The pioneer of India’s luxury travel is inspired by royal carriages of kings and rulers of the bygone era in India. These carriages are each named after a precious stone while the interiors reflect royalty. Guests are treated with hospitality of palatial times with the spirit of Atithi Devo Bhava that translates to ‘Guests are like God’.

The Palace on Wheels itinerary is specially designed for guests to get the most out of their short trip of luxury. With UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rock-carved forts, wildlife safaris, and bird sanctuaries, there is a wide range of world famous tourist spots to visit during the trip. At times, during the tour or off - board excursions, guests can choose between certain activities. Time is alloted in such a way so that Guests may participate in interesting activities like shopping, spas, etc.

One of India’s finest luxury trains - Palace on Wheels won several prestigious awards since its maiden trip. There were makeovers and enhanced onboard facilities on Palace on Wheels to provide guests with the best experience. The former personal carriages of Kings that also transported foreign dignitaries & Nizams is now available for domestic & international tourists/ travelers to experience royalty and king’s culture.

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On the auspicious day of Republic day, January 26, 1982,Palace on Wheels started its valuable services to its guests. In order to promote the tourism of Rajasthan and to preserve erstwhile royal carriages of Indian Maharajas, the Palace on Wheels train has emerged as India's first luxury train.The rest of the history of Palace on Wheels highlighted with many awards and recognitions and became an inspiration to many luxury trains in India.


Palace on Wheels is the name for its regal interiors and royallooks. Everything adorned and emphasized in the Palace on Wheels cabins are just exceptional and finds difficult to express in words. The decors and architecture embellished in the cabins make you really think it is a palace. Beautiful paintings, mirror and ceiling works, some fine architectural works like Zardozi, teak-ply and phad works, and many add intense glory to the Palace on Wheels from inside with these stunning interiors.


Everything equipped and furnished in the cabins of Palace on Wheels never disappoints you. Whatever you want everything will available onboard from a small thing to any. Every cabin will be equipped with world-class facilities, air-conditioning, TV, beds, wardrobes, and a private bathroom with high-end facilities. For recreational space, there is a bar, gym, lounge, spa and two restaurants of the train that serves the best cuisines.


The route map of the Palace on Wheels takes you through wonderful tourist attractions of Rajasthan and Agra. Starting from Delhi, the train covers Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, and Agrathen again returns to Delhi.Every destination is a marvel to witness different things. Jaipur's historic tales, Sawai Madhopur's wildlife, Udaipur's romanticism, Jaisalmer's desert looks, Bharatpur's bird sanctuary, and Agra's symbol of love Taj Mahal like everything is a wonder to witness.


There is a great prominence for Palace on Wheels coaches why because every coach was named after the princely states of Rajputana. To honor the Kingdoms which ruled the Rajputana clan, this idea was implemented to name the coaches like. In total, the train holds 14 coaches and their names are Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungagarh, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi and Udaipur.


The Palace on Wheels offers accommodation in the form of Deluxe Cabins and Super Deluxe Cabins. Overall, there are 39 Deluxe cabins and 2 Super Deluxe cabins. Each cabin is facilitated with all required amenities and luxurious facilities. The regal interiors of the cabins never make you think that you are on a train, they resemble a grand five-star hotel-like. The grand and opulent cabins of Palace on Wheels make the journey memorable and joyous.

General Information :

Q . What is Palace on Wheels?
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Q . Why is it called as Palace on Wheels?
Q . Who owns the Palace on Wheels?
Q . Are children allowed in Palace on Wheels?
Q . Are pets allowed in Palace on Wheels?
Q . What are the travel documents required for the travel?
Q . How early should I book tickets?
Q . How to pay for the tickets?
Q . Do I need visa to travel in Palace on Wheels?
Q . Are there any regulations for dressing in the train?
Q . What type of dresses are recommended?

Itinerary :

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Q . How long is the train journey?
Q . Is the itinerary open throughout the year?

Train Fare :

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Q . Will the cost be altered in virtue of any celebrations?
Q . Are gratuities a part of the train fare?
Q . Will there be a reduction in tariff if I cut short the train journey?
Q . Are the meal included in the tariff?
Q . When does each trip start and end?
Q . Do I need to take any vaccination to travel in Palace on Wheels?
Q . Can I cancel the booked tickets? What is the cost of cancellation?
Q . Can I transfer the ticket to another person?
Q . Is my tour insured?
Q . Will Palace on Wheels cancel the booked tour?

Train History :

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Coaches and Cabins :

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Q . How Much luggage is allowed inside the cabin?

Facilities :

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Q . Does the train provide laundry services?
Q . Am I entitled to have a butler?
Q . Are there any facilities for physically challenged tourists?
Q . Are there any medical facilities available?
Q . Is there internet facility in the train?

Bar and Lounge :

Q . Is smoking allowed in the train?
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Q . What are the facilities available in the lounge room?

Spa :

Q . What type of therapies are available in the Spa?
Q . Is the Spa session covered in the tariff of the train ticket?

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation :

Q . When should I reach India for Palace on Wheels tour?
Q . Are the hotel accommodations covered in the tariff?
Q . Are the fly-in and fly-out tickets included in the fare?

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