Palace on Wheels – Legacy on the Move
Palace on Wheels, the first-ever luxury train of India, replicates the bygone the world of splendor and grace in all its glory for its travelers. Started as a joint venture between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Indian Railways in 1982, Palace on Wheels luxury train takes you through a royal journey of former princely kingdoms apart from Taj Mahal. Laced with ethnic interiors combined with gracious hospitality, luxury train experience in India onboard Palace on Wheels is surely a one-in-a-lifetime experience to cherish.
Rated amongst the top ten luxury trains in the world, Palace on Wheels is the only luxury tourist train from Delhi to Agra taking you through the Indian architecture marvels and other places of interest. The tourists onboard Palace on Wheels appreciates the fact that it has been planned wisely to move the train during nights so as to reach the travel destination during day time. This works great as the guests collect the beautiful travel memories of the destinations during the day and replenish their energies during night for the next day’s delights.
Palace on Wheels Journey – Itinerary
Palace on Wheels journey is designed tastefully to let its guests discover the best of Rajasthan in 7 nights and 8 days. The journey onboard Palace on Wheels lets you soak into the cultural and heritage sites of India like Taj Mahal, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Amber Fort, Chhittorgarh Fort, and more. Palace on Wheels route covers destinations like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore, and Agra.
Day 1 of Palace on Wheels journey begins from Delhi where the passengers are welcomed onboard the train in an authentic Rajasthani way. Feel like a royal member onboard the train while enjoying the beauty of the train from inside. The end of the day will be at destination Jaipur while enjoying a royal dinner spread onboard the train.
Day 2 of the Palace on Wheels Tour takes the guests to Jaipur while stepping down and enjoying the wonders of princely state of Rajasthan in Jaipur. The sightseeing tour includes iconic Jaipur tourist places like Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace Jantar Mantar, and local market tour. The Palace on Wheels journey continues towards its next destination and a royal dinner is served onboard.
Day 3 of the Palace on Wheels journey takes to Sawai Madhopur where in guests can enjoy an adventure and wildlife tour to Ranthambore National Park. One of the best places in India for tiger spotting, Ranthambore National Park is a perfect spot for adventure junkies and animal lovers. Post Ranthambore, the next destination is Chittorgarh, a place popular for its striking history and a medieval fort, Chittorgarh Fort. Soak in the ancient streaks of history at Chittorgarh and a beautiful light and sound show.
Day 4 of the Palace on Wheels journey marks its destination at Udaipur, the city of lakes. Udaipur transports you to the ear of Mewar history in the form of its stunning historical buildings. Udaipur tourist places include City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Crystal Gallery, boat ride in Lake Pichola, and Jagmandir Palace. The romantic mist in the air of Udaipur will make it a perfect place for honeymoon couples.
Day 5 onboard Palace on Wheels and be prepared to get down at Jaisalmer for an out of the world experience. Jaisalmer, also called as the Land of Forts and Havelis, is a breathtakingly beautiful place where sand dances to the tunes of wind and yellow sand-stone forts. Jaisalmer is the best place to taste the royalty in India for its magnificent tourist attractions like Jaisalmer Fort, GadsisarLake, Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal ji ki Haveli, and Citywalk. Apart from a royal dinner, there is a cultural program organized for Palace on Wheels guests at Hotel Gaurbandh Palace.
Next destination onboard Palace on Wheels, day 6, takes its guests on to the magnificent sights of the Blue City of India – Jodhpur. Also called the City of the Sun, Jodhpur is insanely popular for its summers and Umaid Bhawan Palace – the royal residence of the present Prince of Rajasthan. Post breakfast onboard, head towards Jodhpur sightseeing tour including iconic tourist places as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Museum, Ajit Bhawan Palace, and royal dinner onboard train.
Day 7 of the Palace on Wheels journey takes to Bharatpur and Agra. Bharatpur is popular for Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to the rare species of over 230 migratory birds. Post bird watching at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the next stop is Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Agra sightseeing tour includes visit to Taj Mahal, Agra city tour, and stroll around the city market for shopping. The Palace on Wheels journey ends with its last destination at Agra and Day 8 of the tour will have the guests come back at the Delhi Railway Station.
Services & Facilities on Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels luxury train facilities are the best way to get pampered amidst the lap of luxury. The facilities available onboard Palace on Wheels is no less than the luxurious facilities available at 5-star hotels. The ambience and interior décor of the Palace on Wheels transports you back to the ear of Rajput kings and queens. The entirely air-conditioned luxury train has 14 saloons while the complete interior furniture, furnishings, handicrafts, paintings, and carpets reek of the royal exuberance from head to toe.
Its twin-bedded chambers are replete with attached bath and shower making it ultra luxurious and comfortable for the tourists. Talking about cuisines onboard, guests can relish some of the finest dishes from Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisines, making it a versatile choice for all. The luxury train also has a small “Bazaar” for shopping for gift items and souvenirs apart from laundry, parlor, and personal attendants.
If you are someone who loves to taste a slice of extravagant luxury, a Palace on Wheels package is something you would love to cherish. All Palace on Wheels information is available at its official website and if you are looking to book a holiday package to one of the cheapest luxury train in India, click here.
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