The much you want to delve into its history, culture and tradition, the much it will wonder you with its myriad colors; Rajasthan in India is a state that beautifully presents the concept of ‘unity in diversity’ in its every presentation. From the sand dunes to the hill station and from the lake cities to the wild land, every shade of nature is well exposed in this colorful state. Moreover, the folklores of kings and their valor still come alive by the giant forts and palaces in this state. A tour to Rajasthan is no doubt mesmerizing, but it becomes more lively and royal with a sojourn onboard Palace on Wheels. The first luxury train in India, Palace on Wheels train is a beautiful replication of the royal carriages used by the erstwhile Maharajas and Nizams of the medieval India.
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Though the span of the Palace on Wheels journey stays just for a week, but it remains as an ever aromatizing moment in the bouquet of your lifetime memories. The outward beauty of the train complies with its inner décor which is all studded with vintage decorative items, furniture, beautiful wall fixtures and intricate wood and glass works. The silk curtains, beautifully woven floor carpets and intricately carved wood panels adorn each carriage and cabin of this luxury Indian train.
|Palace on Wheels facility include two well appointed dining cars|
The old world charm in this royal train reaches its zenith when it plays a medley with the new world sophistication. Whether it’s the pampering spa treatment or the tempting cuisines onboard, every aspect of a luxury living is well amalgamated by this luxury train tour. The modern en-suite bathroom with personalized guest amenities make the guests relish a refreshing bath after a daylong off-train excursion tour to different destinations.
|Lounge Bar of Palace on Wheels is a perfect place to get to know fellow travellers|
The destinations covered by this Indian luxury train are also precisely chosen pearls of India that confronts the past and the present of the country in a beguiling manner. The move from Delhi to the terrain of Rajasthan begins with a visit to Jaipur, known for its fleet of palaces and forts. These royal representations of the bygone era are well preserved till today. The excitement of the journey reaches its zenith when the train reaches Sawai Madhopur, the terrain of the valorous wild cats called Bengal Tigers. A jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park and then a delightful breakfast in a luxurious jungle lodge mount the charm of the entire journey.
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In the terrain of Rajasthan only, the train chugs through Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Bharatpur, each of which bears a unique characteristic of its own. The final destination that this royal Indian train visits before return back to Delhi is Agra, famous world over for its majestic Taj Mahal. An epitome of love, Taj Mahal is a place where the best of Mughal architecture can be seen. Moreover, Agra fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah are also famous destinations in Agra.
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All in all the exclusiveness of a journey onboard Palace on Wheels is out of the reach of words to describe. The explorative venture to feel and live the myriad cultures of India become a spell binding move onboard this Indian luxury train which has rightfully placed itself among the 5 best luxury trains in the world.