By Nikhil Chandra on Jul 26, 2010
Palace on Wheels is the brainchild of Indian Railways and. Functioning since 1982, this train has so far introduced the pristine locales of Rajasthan to millions of international guests in the country. Besides Agra and New Delhi, the train also traverses across Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Bharatpur. Palace on Wheels is one of the foremost alternatives aboard which one can enjoy traditional Indian hospitality and services.
This regal train in India is housed with 14 luxury salons that accommodate passengers. The elaborately adorned luxury carriages can accommodate up to 104 passengers at a time. Each and every corner of the train reflects a very strong royal inspiration. Tasteful furnishings, lavish decoration, period furniture, and even the distinct hues that have been used throughout the train hint towards this motivation. Each of the centrally air conditioned carriages of the train has been named after the Rajputana states of Rajasthan. Kota, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Kishangarh, Bundi, and Dungarpur are a few of them to be named here.
Besides the passenger coaches, is also equipped with a lounge, power cars, restaurants, bars, and a selection of state of the art amenities as well. The dining cars have been named as Maharaja and Maharani that serves an international selection of main course and desserts. The bar is well stocked with a range of wines and spirits of reputed brands. Contemporary amenities such as satellite television, CD player, intercom, WI FI internet, and satellite phones (soon to be introduced) make this royal journey of 7 nights and 8 days, a journey of pure bliss.
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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