Dining and Cuisine at Palace On Wheels
Palace on Wheels focuses on providing a star hotel styled service to all its travelers, in every aspect of the journey, including dining. The train holds two different restaurants at each end of the train. The decor of the restaurant varies, however, other elements of the restaurants remain the same. The food served in the restaurants are freshly cooked. The ingredients for the day are procured on the day before or at the destination.
You can find multi-cuisine menu here, including traditional Indian cuisine, which changes with the destination. For instance, while at Agra, you would be served Mughal styled cuisine and while at Alwar, you would be served Mewar cuisine and so on. The train keeps moving as you dine. The soft drinks and alcohol beverages are not included in your tariff. However, hot beverages are included. Top cuisines covered in the menu are Indian, Chinese and Western.
Top breakfast items of POW are eggs, toast, pastries, eggs, Indian breads, yogurt, fruit platter, fresh juice, coffee or tea. Lunch and dinner items include Indian and Continental dishes, based on the destination. Tea and coffee are served in the cabin but the food has to be taken only at the restaurant. You can find many traditional Indian sweets in the menu.
A typical meal at POW contain, a soup, four to five dishes in each cuisine, Indian bread, pickle, chutney and papad as servings and ice cream or traditional sweet as dessert followed by hot beverage of choice.
The train focuses on providing an array of dishes for you to enjoy the cuisine of the land. It is more than just meal, it is a reflection of the culture of the land, at each destination. From time to time, chef might present you with specialty dishes based on procurement of any rare ingredients at the destination.
The cuisine, list of food and specialties changes from time to time.
You can choose specialty meals like gluten-free meal, vegan meal, lactose-free meal and others by mentioning it in the requirement column provided in the booking sheet. View More »