The Palace on Wheels is a popular luxury train of India. This train takes you to the splendid and enchanting royal journey of seven days through the bygone era of the erstwhile Maharajas. Though the winds have shifted but the Palace on Wheels cruises have remained unchanged, it still shines and swings with the royalty that the kings of yesteryears could have perpetuated and enjoyed. The train has been rated amongst the top ten luxury trains of the world.
Palace On Wheels - History
The Train takes you on a seven-day tour of the well traversed Golden Triangle. In the route the tourists can check out the beautiful and significant historical monuments that the Golden Triangle has in store for many-like the palaces of Rajasthan and Taj Mahal of Agra. Originally the luxury trains were mostly use by the Maharajas and Viceroys before Independence but after the country got freedom these lavishly decorated carriages were declared too elaborate to be used in every day's life and therefore were abandoned. In 1981, Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism collaborated to bring together and refurbish 13 carriages from various princely states. On January 26, 1982, the Palace On Wheels was launched as a special heritage train to offer an experience of a lifetime for all the tourists visiting India. However in 1991 the heritage train was replaced by the new air conditioned meter-gauge Palace On Wheels.
Palace on Wheels Rock
The Palace on Wheels is laced with almost all the modern amenities. The train has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dinning cars and a very personalised service. The train has a capacity to hold around 104 people. It consists of 14 air conditioned coaches named after former Rajput Princely states. There is total of 52 rooms with attached bathrooms. The tourists during their visit to all the major attractions enjoy a great royal welcome.
The unparalleled comforts of the modern day Palace on Wheels allows every individual traveller to relish and feel the charm of the bygone days of the Rajput Maharajas.
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