Travelling by train in India is fast, efficient and fun. India has one of the largest, most comprehensive and efficient rail networks in the world and it works simply because so many thousands of people travel by train all over the country each and every day.
When you opt for a luxury tour train as your main mode of transport for your holiday in India, it is guaranteed to be a memorable, fun and unique way to explore some of the most interesting places in this amazing country. Some areas of India can take hours to get to by road, either due to a general lack of roads in the area, to road damage as a result of heavy monsoon rains or because the area is completely inaccessible to flying.
More often than not however, even the most far-flung and remote villages of India will be connected to the rail network and we highly recommend traveling to some of these areas by The Luxury Palace on Wheels. All meals, tours, and entrance fees to monuments and cultural sites are included in the price. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the regal experience. Travel at night and explore new destinations during the day!
If you have never experienced such an unparalleled and encouraging expedition which cuts through the boundaries of the expected, then this is the time to plunge yourself into the magnificent colors of Indian luxury aboard India’s first heritage luxury tour train – the Palace on Wheels.
Introduced in the 1982, it offers unmatched hospitality and impeccable service that makes the experience all the more rewarding. Journeys on the train are an insight into India’s overwhelming history and vibrant culture. The Royal Forts & Palaces, the adventurous fields, beautiful lakes surrounded by hills, vivacious Bazaars, traditional Rajasthani dinners offered during the train journey, makes it the first choice of travelers in search of a majestic experience in India. The train, which is an epitome of luxury blended with the mesmerising and charming beauty of Rajasthan, justifies its award of 4th best luxury train in the World.
This is undoubtedly the most exceptional rail ride that one can enjoy in India. With impeccable levels of hospitality, the Palace on Wheels comes equipped with avant-garde amenities like central air conditioning, channel music, en-suite bathrooms with running hot & cold water, comfortable beds and a writing desk and a chair to sit. The carpeted walls of these royally furnished facilities and the use of rich fabric & colorful paintings are some of the most lucrative features onboard the deluxe abode.
Other facilities on board include a dining car, bar, rejuvenation spa, lounge, personal attendant and indoor games. In addition the off train cultural events & onboard events totally compel every traveler to enjoy this ride of a lifetime. For on board amusement, guests can enjoy different indoor games like chess, cards, carom board and crossword puzzles all in the lavishly appointed lounge car. This luxuriously appointed and gracefully adorned train has a total of 14 fully air-conditioned sedans which can accommodate up to 88 passengers in a single journey.
The Itinerary itself is a magic box which opens up new surprises day by day over 7 nights & 8 days of splendour. During the journey the train chugs through some of the precisely chosen locales of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh including Delhi, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra. Along with a stroll to the history lane of Rajasthan, guests aboard the train get a chance to explore its natural treasure trove with adventurous jungle safaris to Ranthambore and Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Rajasthan.
The Luxury Palace on Wheels is synonymous to the “Grand Luxury Voyage on Iron Wheels” and has left no stones unturned to relive the pomp and pageantry of the bygone era when the Rajputs used to be the undefeated rulers of Rajasthan, the cultural heartland of India.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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