By Debasree Chakraborty on Feb 06, 2018
The pioneer of luxury train in India, Palace on Wheels has been nominated for the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) International Award under the category 'Tourist Train of the Year'. The prestigious PATWA International awards 2018 award ceremony will be held during world's largest tourism trade fair, ITB BERLIN on March 9th, 2018.
Pradeep Kumar Borar, special secretary & director of tourism, Rajasthan government said in a statement, "The international council of PATWA has nominated the Palace on Wheels for an award as the 'Tourist Train of the Year’. Among the luxury trains in India, POW is known for its hospitality which is its USP. It has also has recorded the highest occupancy."
Palace on Wheels is not just one of the finest luxury trains in India it is also the first in the country. The royal train made its inaugural journey on 26th January in the year 1982 and has been recently revamped in 2017. The train runs on the Golden Triangle Circuit of India (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) and through the mesmerizing landscape of Rajasthan. Taking travelers on a unique holiday, treating guests like royalty, offering a visit to the incredible royal past of India, POW offers an experience of a lifetime. Having a name for itself, the luxury train has a global reputation for providing a royal train vacation in India.
The Palace on Wheels’ also has a number of accolades to its name. It has been awarded with the PATA Gold Award in 1987 and was voted the 4th most luxurious train in the world in 2010.
The Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) International Awards is one of the most coveted and sought after awards of the travel trade and it is honor for Palace on Wheels to be nominated for the prestige.
A travel writer by profession and self-professed addict to literature, momos, dancing, music and travelling, Debasree Chakraborty has all interesting things to share. Go through her penned down travel experiences and collected intelligence in her write ups. Read on!
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