Palace on Wheels, the luxury train in India, is showcasing the most luxurious way of travelling since 1982. The train is designed in an order that defines the grandeur and style of the erstwhile maharajas of India. Thus, this luxury train is regarded as an important attribute in the growth of tourism in India.The destinations covered by the train itinerary are also very important and help the guests to know the real cultural heritage of India. Here are the five attributes about the Palace on Wheels that every traveler should know.

Palace on Wheels,India
Palace on Wheels Exterior

1. History

Erstwhile this royal carriage was used by the Rajput kings, Nizams, and Nawabs for the purpose of travelling from one destination to the other. Post independence, this luxury train was renovated and furnished with modern comforts.

Thereafter, this train took its maiden journey in the year 1982. All the cabins of the train were decorated according to the traditional theme of India. Further, adornments like Persian carpets and sparkling chandeliers were also added to beautify the train.

2. Facilities

Palace on Wheels Facilities
Palace on Wheels Facilities

The train consists of 14 coaches, all decorated according to the traditional theme reflecting the glimpses of earlier princely states. Henceforth, the cabins were named after them. There are 4 cabins in each coach and equipped with all modern facilities like satellite TV, WI-Fi connectivity, attached bathroom, air-condition, dressing or writing table, and various similar.

There also are 2 restaurant cars, a well-stocked bar, a lounge area and a wellness center to take care of the guests and their preferences.

3. Destination

Palace on Wheels Destinations
Palace on Wheels Destinations

Palace on Wheels is a perfect way to travel around the northern parts of India. Major destinations of Rajasthan are included in the itinerary that provides the glimpses of rich architectural and cultural heritage of India. Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, and Agra are some of the amazing destinations included in the itinerary of the Palace on Wheels.

4. Dining & Lounge

Palace on Wheels - Dining & Lounge
Palace on Wheels – Dining & Lounge

The Maharaja and the Maharani are the two well-furnished restaurants onboard. These restaurants are decorated traditionally providing the feel of the erstwhile royal era of India. The restaurants serve both Indian as well as international cuisines to meet the varied preferences of the guests.

In addition to this, the traditional Rajasthani decoration of the restaurants is praiseworthy. There also is a well-stocked bar where the guests could choose from the collection of liquors. The lounge area is also an important attribute to discuss as the guests could enjoy quality time reading books, journals, etc.

5. Wellness & Recreation

Places on Wheels - Wellness & Recreation
Palace on Wheels Royal Spa

The facilities and services are mainly to pamper the guests while they travel. Various spa therapies onboard are also available, where they can indulge into a rejuvenating experience. The Royal Spa is the name proved to the coach and here, the guests could choose from myriads of therapies like Ayurveda, stone therapy, Orient signature, Thai aromatic, and much more. Well trained masseurs and experts are appointed to offer massages to the guests.

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