The palace on wheels is the most luxurious train in India and has been awarded the 4th most luxurious train in the world. This train was launched by the Rajasthan tourism and IRCTC to promote the tourism in Rajasthan.
The idea of palace on wheels was derived from the royal background of the coaches which before used to be the coaches of the rulers of the princely states like the nizams of Hyderabad, viceroy of British India. This train was started on 26th january 1982.
There are 14 coaches fixed to the engine. Each coach is named after the princely state of India like Alwar, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungargarh, Jaisalmer, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi and Udaipur.The train has two restaurants MAHARAJA and MAHARANI serving continental and chinese cuisine. The train is also equipped with other multi cuisine food cafe, wellness spa, luxurious cabinets and a lounge bar.
The train departs from New Delhi, during it’s eight days journey around Rajasthan the train covers Agra, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur and Bharatpur.
The tour of the PALACE ON WHEELS is of 8 days / 7 night.
Day 1 – Departs Delhi
Day 2 – Jaipur
Day 3 – Sawai Madhopur
Day 4 – Udaipur
Day 5 – Jaisalmer
Day 6 – Jodhpur
Day 7 – Bird Sanctuary & The Taj Mahal
Day 8 – Delhi Return