The Palace on Wheels takes you to a vibrating yet soothing journey to the royal land of sand dunes and magnificent palaces. Visit the majestic expanse where the Rajputs lived with utter royalty and style. Hop on this luxurious train and explore the imperial land on the Palace of Wheels, that carries with it an inbred ambience that goes perfectly well with the magisterial charming beauty spread so lavishly all over in Rajasthan.
The Palace on wheels is rated as one of the top ten luxurious train offering astonishing journeys in the world. Which offers you a heart-rending trip to the splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan in just seven days. Also discover the royal history of Taj Mahal in Agra. The journey to the woop woop of the desert starts every Wednesday evening at 1800 hrs from Delhi and ends on the following Wednesday early in the morning at 0730 hrs.
LET’S GO A LITTLE DEEPER …
The elegant and exclusive Palace On Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well handled bar along with two dining cars and a very personalized service… Actually, almost everything that fulfills your comfort level for seven days! Wow.
LET’S HOP ON AND ENJOY
Welcome aboard The Palace On Wheels on its sumptuous and enchanting royal journey through the defunct era of the quondam Maharajas.
Though times have changed and the winds have shifted, the Palace On Wheels proceeds along in the same royal and archaic style, the kind only the Maharajas of bygone years could have perpetuated and enjoyed .
ABOUT THE PASSAGE :
The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of the old era.This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, which was coined by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II, in1727 A.D.
For you to explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, which is approxinately eight kms. away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance.
Shop for Jaipur’s famous jewellery, handicrafts, carpets blue pottery and textiles. Near Ajmeri Gate is located Rajasthali – the only Rajasthan Govt. Emporium selling genuine handicrafts at fixed prices.
After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace, home of the heritage family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II. The Luxury coaches will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 6.30 pm. While scrummy dinner is on Board. Yay.
And then the following stops are visited and cherished in the coming days of your mesmerising journey.
- Sawai Madhopur & Chittaurgarh.
These are the places where this opulent train takes you.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW :
Facilities : The Palace on Wheels is regularly refurbished to a wider extent. The decor in the saloons, bar lounge has been changed, balancing the traditionally aesthetic yet modern, Palace on Wheels. Toilets have been redone and are maintained sparkling clean. Each saloon lounge has been equipped with color television and a CD player. A satellite phone is on the way to make you communicate anywhere in the world from the train plus obviously we live in the twenty first century so that won’t be much of an issue.
Restaurants : The train has two sumptuous restaurants “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” with a Rajasthani ambience serving fingure licking Continental, Chinese, India and Rajasthani cuisines.
Rooms : There are 14 fully air-conditioned deluxe saloons, each with a combination of 4 twin bedded chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities. The furniture with its inlaid motifs has been specially created for the train.
COACHES : The 14 coaches are named after former Rajput states matching the interiors of the royal past. Each saloon has a mini pantry and a lounge to ensure availability of hot and cold beverage, and refreshments and a place to relax and get together.
Hop on on this beautiful train which catches you the experience of heaven while living on Earth.
Prebooking is mandatory . For booking and more information please visit the webiste of palace on wheels.
Have a safe and happy journey !