Palace On wheels
North India ->
Taj Mahal Tour
Luxury Train Tour
About Palace On Wheels
Among the most luxurious trains in the
world, Palace on Wheels, is India's first tourist train.
Launched in 1982 by the efforts made by Indian Railways and
the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.
The journey on Palace - on -
Wheels, earlier constituted
of these erstwhile royal coaches. But 9 years later, these
coaches were declared misfit for smooth rail - journey.
Hence in 1991, meter gauge Palace of Wheels were introduced,
whose designs were based on the coaches and were also air -
conditioned. In 1995 they were converted into broad - gauge,
air - condition Palace on Wheels. The train houses 14
saloons, 4 coupes wit two beds each with attached bath,
shower, channel music, fully carpeted and specially designed
furniture. Mini pantries are situated in each saloon which
provides hot as well as cold beverages and refreshment
throughout the journey.
Among the four compartments two contain double beds and fold
away bed for a third person or a child (if accompanied by).
The rooms have attached bath, with hot as well cold water
and showers. The rooms have also have built in wardrobes ,
piped music, reading light, night light and various other
amenities. The splendid interiors are fully carpeted and
ornated with fantastic furniture. A lounges at the end of
each coach is a place where passengers read, relax, converse
or enjoy the rolling by countryside which provides an
excellent view of the deserts and the Aravalli ranges.
The train departs from Delhi and halts at Jaipur,
Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer , Jodhpur, Bharatpur and
Agra. The traveling is at night times and the touring is
during the daytime. At every stop the passengers are taken
for sight seeing of the place.