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The Palace on Wheels travel package takes you to a vibrating journey to the royal land of sand dunes and regal palaces. Visit the majestic expanse where Royal Rajputs lived in a grand style. Explore this imperial land on the Palace on Wheels, the luxurious train of India that carries with it an intrinsic ambience that goes perfectly well with the majestic charm and beauty spread so lavishly here and there in Rajasthan.

The Palace on wheels is rated as one of the top ten luxury train journeys in the world. It offers you a heart-rending trip to the splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan in just seven days. Also discover the royal history of Taj Mahal in Agra. The journey to the hinterland of the desert starts every Wednesday evening at 1800 hrs from Delhi and ends on the following Wednesday early in the morning at 0730 hrs.

From Sept 2017 new carriages are going to be introduced on Palace on Wheels Train

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The Royal Background of the Palace on Wheels
On rolling back wheels of time, we find the rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India travelled by these luxurious coaches. After independence, these coaches were parked and remained in this state for a quarter of a century until in 1981-82, when the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways launched a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

The name Palace on Wheels was derived from it's royal background of the coaches. Gradually State govt. and railway department brought many infrastructural changes in the coaches while keeping the same aesthetics of the interiors alive, matching the interiors of the royal state. In late 1980,s -the original Passengers Saloon of Ex Maharajas were replaced by Metre Gauge train & having AC Cabins with sharing bathrooms. Due to rail track conversion in India-a Broad Guage version Palace On Wheels was introduced in 1996, where all the Cabins had private attached bathrooms.

Now in September 2017, new train carriages are going to be introduced on Palace on Wheels route , where the new train carriages are more spacious in size & now Guests have option to book Deluxe OR Super Deluxe Cabins

In 2015 Readers of Conde’ Naste Traveller Magazine have voted Palace on Wheels as the 8th best luxury train tour in world

The Palace on Wheels train only operates from September to April annually & there is no train services between summer months of May till August.

During two months of April & September there are discounted rates-due to warm weather conditions.There is 10% holiday surcharge extra for departs of Xmas & New Eve eve.Total journey is for 7 Nights from New Delhi/New Delhi ,but guests have option to book for Minimum Five Nights part Journey (viz Delhi/Jodhpur etc) & pay accordingly

The basic concept of the train tour is that overnight you travel in comforts of AC spleeing Chambers & in day time enjoy-pre arranged group sightseeing tours in AC buses

Its all about Luxury and comfort
That's true! On the Palace on Wheels your journey is full of exuberance and luxurious feeling. A perfect chance to relive the era when kings and queens ruled, when royalty spelt magic. When charm and mysticism was in air. The train is completely self- sufficient and is fully air-conditioned, comprising of 14 deluxe saloons. Especially facilitated for you with all modern amenities of everyday life, you would find the royal past haunting you in the historical coaches. The two dining cars are decked up in true Rajasthani style and each saloon has personal attendants, khidmatgars, for your service. Step aboard for a journey into the past on a luxury train.

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About New Train Carriages & Facilities
There are 39 Deluxe Cabins &b 2 Super Deluxe Cabins on new train (total passenger capacity is of 82 passengers) & you have option to book on Single Or Double Occupancy. There are Two Resto-Bar lounges on the train & aryuvedic spa facility.Complimentary Wi-fi services are also made available through sharing dongles.

The Size of Deluxe Cabins are of 140 square feet & Super Deluxe Cabins are of 190 square feet. Sightseeing arrangements for Guests booked in Super deluxe Cabins is by private AC car with guide The Deluxe Cabins are twin bedded (each bed size 6 ft 6 inchesX 3 ft) & Super Deluxe have Single Large Bed (size 6 Ftx 6 InchesX 5 ft) All the passenger have richly furnished sleeping chambers have ensuite bathrooms.There is writing desk,small cupboard & safe facility in each Cabin & extra arm chairs in Super Deluxe Cabin.Each Passenger Saloon is serviced by two exclusive attendants ,attired in traditional Rajasthani Unifforms.

The electric supply on the train is 110/230 AC Volt with multiple plug points in both Cabins & Bathrooms –and depending upon your electronic equipment you may choose to carry your own adaptors .Laundry Services are made available on limited days .There is limited storage space available in the cabins & guests are advised to carry soft topped luggage & of size as carried in International Airlines

The train is centrally air-conditioned & onboard temperature maintained at 22 Degree Celcius (viz 72 Degrees Fahrenheit).

Smoking is not allowed onboard the train.

There are Three Deluxe Cabins in One Passenger Saloon/Carriage & interiors of Cabin are in hues of either Pearl, Ruby Or Saphire The passenger saloons are named after famous Palaces of Rajasthan viz Chandra Mahal,Hawa Mahal,Jai Mahal,Jogi Mahal,Kishori Mahal,Kumbha Palace,Moti Mahal,Suvarna Mahal(dining Car I) ,Sheesh Mahal (dining Car-II) ,Taj Mahal,Padmini Mahal,Phool Mahal,Sukh Mahal,Surya Mahal & Umed Palace

The Dining Cars & Spa Saloon are in centre of train & six passenger saloon on either side

Allotment of Saloon Carriage & Cabinss only done at time of check-in ,though you may put in your specific request in Addvance

Over 7 Nights/8 Days Palace on Wheels luxury train cris –crosses over 3000 kilometres (viz appx 1850 miles) of Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan including visit to the Taj Mahal

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