Palace on Wheels is a royal experience tailor-made for tourists and honeymooners willing to splurge on the journey of a lifetime. Rolling hills, endless deserts, luxurious cabins and award winning service await you on one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Spend time in the company of your partner in the cosy cabin or explore the various exotic locales of Rajasthan that this train has to offer. Go on a guided tour throughout Rajasthan or enjoy the world class cuisine in the dining car, spend this time to create a 'once in a lifetime' experience.
Palace on Wheels takes its guests on a ride across Rajasthan, the “Land of the Kings." This train service is more than 50 years old. The same carriages used today were the ones that carried the kings and queens of the land long ago! The Palace on Wheels is an attempt to recreate the luxury laden journeys of royalty from the erstwhile colonial India.
What all you can see
Whether you and your beloved are seeking romance or adventure, Palace on Wheels is for you. From exploring palatial palaces to going on wildlife safaris, from discovering exotic locales filled with culture to shopping for exclusive handicrafts- this Rajasthan tour will suit your taste. Each and every part of Rajasthan will open up itself when you and your sweetheart board this train. The beautiful and exciting journey of Palace on Wheels begins from Delhi and ends at Agra. Yes, your romantic journey concludes at the city where one of the seven wonders of the world, dedicated to romance is situated- Taj Mahal.
Be treated like royalty
It is a week-long journey when you board the exciting Palace on Wheels. Although, this can be customised if you fall in love with the train and the luxuries it has to offer. This tour covers all the major destinations and places of interest in Rajasthan. It goes through Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Chittorgarh and Bharatpur. It stops at each destination for a while so that the guests can explore the city or town. And, each town in the exotic state of Rajasthan is a revelation in itself.
In Rajasthan, you can get lost in the sprawling palaces, explore the cobbled shopping streets for hours and laze around in the garden all day with your partner while enjoying the scenic beauty around you. And, even enjoy the dessert view.
Tastefully designed interiors
You will be awestruck by the detail and effort put into the making of each coach in this train. Each coach or saloon is named after a princely state of Rajasthan. Each saloon's interior has been done to highlight the culture of each city that it represents. Rajasthan's handicrafts and paintings have been used to showcase the richness of the state. Laden with colour and culture of the era of kings, it is an experience in itself to go meandering through the compartments. Elegant furnishing and rich tapestry adds to the romance and luxury of this tour.
Not only are the interiors grand, the cuisine on board is also splendid. There is a veritable cornucopia of dining options on board. There are two restaurants which will indulge your taste buds in romantic dining experience. The cuisines include Indian, Chinese, and Continental. But these have no comparision in front of the oriental Rajashani platter. This platter changes every day depending on the place where the train is docked. Each place’s speciality dishes are served as the train passes through the areas. Both these restaurants are managed by the prestigious Taj group, so you can be assured of taste and quality.
Apart from these two restaurants, the train also has a well-stocked bar. So, it will surely keep your spirits high while you are onboard.
Bookings and the best time to visit
The best time to book a journey aboard the Palace of Wheels is between November to February, when the Rajasthan is at its coolest best. However, this train runs from August to April, starting from Delhi station. The booking and travel arrangements can be made online through the Palace on Wheels website. You can also plan your trip depending on your budget with their interactive booking system. It is a huge favourite with the tourists, so book your place in advance.
So, if you are looking for a romantic and exotic way to begin your new life with your better half, look no further. Watch as the landscape races past your window and soak in the colour and culture of the land of maharajas. A ride on board this train promises to be an enchanting and romantic experience.