Launched in 1982, refurbished in 2009 with princely decor similar to that of the erstwhile rulers, lip smacking cuisines anda kaleidoscopic itinerary revolving round Rajasthan, Palace On Wheels takes us on a lifetime journey through the history of India.
Facilities of Palace on Wheels
Have a look at the facilities of Palace on Wheels which are provided onboard the train.
The train has 14 fully air conditioned cabins ,with modern amenities like padded bed, plush toiletries, electronic safe deposit, internet, telephone, individual climate control and special attendants.
Dinning and Bar
Sumptuous Marwari cuisine is the highlight of the two royal restaurants, Maharani and Maharaja along with other Indian and world wide cuisines.The imported crockery, delicate glass carvings, mahogany panelling and rich hospitality- all add to the royal ambience.
Finest quality of wine from all over the world along with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Spa and Lounge
You can opt for a number of Ayurvedic treatments and massages after a tired day out at the spa.
Other facilities include wheel chair assistance, medical kit, arrival kit, souvenirs, newspapers etc.
Itinerary of Palace on Wheels
Day 1 ( New Delhi)
The your includes visit to India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and many more. After the sightseeing and lunch at a place of your choice, the guests are taken to Safdarjung railway station New Delhi, where they are greeted by a warm welcome while boarding the Palace on Wheels train. It then chugs off to the next destination.
The train first takes is to Hawa Mahal, . Then we have the Amber Fort.You can shop for Jaipur ‘s famous jewellery, handicrafts, blue pottery, textile etc in Rajasthali, the only Rajasthan govt emporium located near Ajmeri Gate.
Have your lunch at the palace hotel and you will be taken to City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royalty. Next we have the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory erected by the Sawai Jai Singh ll. After that you can go back to the train where you will be served dinner.
Day 3 ( Sawai Madhopur and Chittorgarh)
The main attraction of the day is the Ranthambore National Park. The Park covers an area of 392sq.kms . Tourists mainly throng the place for photography of the tigers. Sawai is famous for its authentic jewellery, costumes and toys.
After a lunch on board you are in Chittorgarh, history enlivened.
Day 4 (Udaipur)
The two most beautiful places in Udaipur are Jag Niwas or the Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir which seem to rise from Lake Pichola. After that we have the City Palace and the crystal gallery.
Day 5 (Jaisalmer)
The forts of yellow sandstone standard towering over the City. The
Nathmalji-ki-haveli , Patwon ki haveli are some of the examples of Stone carvings. Scale the Sam sandstone dunes, shop in Rajasthan emporium and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Day 6 ( Jodhpur)
Next we have the Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal , Sileh Khana and Daulat khana to visit. After a lunch you can return to the wheels.
Day 7 (Bharatpur, Agra)
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a nesting place for many migratory birds. And finally are the Fatehpur Sikhri and the Taj.
You’re your ends here after a good dinner and sleep you arrive again at the place where you started.