By Nikhil Chandra on Nov 05, 2011
The peak season of the Palace on Wheels is going great guns this year. The booking of Palace on Wheels for the month of November is already sold out and only a few occupancy remains for the month of December and January. According to the sources, this is not surprising as Palace on Wheels is the most popular luxury train in India. It has also won several awards and recognized around the world for its unique appeal. “Palace on Wheels is favored over other luxury trains in India like Maharajas Express and the Golden Chariot as international tourist prefer this train over others” said an official on the condition of anonymity.
Palace on Wheels, a collaboration of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Indian Railways, was launched in 1982 to promote tourism in Rajasthan. The train was originally composed of the personal cabins of the erstwhile maharajas which were later replaced with the replica carriages to keep up with technological advancements. The train is equipped with state of the art facilities and could house 88 guests in its 14 guest carriages. The train has facilities like restaurants, bar, lounges and a royal spa to add to the luxurious travel experience on board.
Palace on Wheels journey spanning over a week crisscrosses vibrant land of Rajasthan and focuses primarily on the princely destinations of Rajputana which were earlier ruled by various maharajas. The tour on board the Palace on Wheels is designed to offer the best of the myriad hue of royal Rajasthan. Off train excursions are inclusive in the fare of the Palace on Wheels and guides are also provided on each destination the train halts. A week long journey on board the Palace on Wheels is definitely one of the best and most luxurious ways to discover the charm of Rajasthan. Book your journey now to uncover a unique elegant way to travel Rajasthan. Step back into time and let the romance of a bygone era drench you when you step aboard the Palace on Wheels. For details and booking of Palace on Wheels, you may visit the website of the train. Hurry now as only limited seats remain for December and January bookings!
A savvy traveler and a part of Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) for last 2 years, Nikhil Chandra offers travel advice on a range of issues like when, where and how to travel along with advice on finding best deals and places for a perfect holiday. He is also the luxury travel feature writer for Indian Luxury Trais (ILT).
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