Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Rajasthan is a place that is well known in the world for exploring out the real culture of India for which it is famous all over the world. Thus to have a look of this typical and prestigious culture Palace on wheels provides a luxurious and most comfortable journey right across the glorious RAJASTHAN. This provides a royal and exciting journey, which is not only famous in INDIA but is well known all over the world.

It has been started on 26th January 1982.This was the first train to provide tourist with a stately ride through the treeless Thar Desert. It served as a miniature traveling palace provided with vintage saloons of various Maharajas of Rajasthan and Viceroys of India. A modification in the facilities of the train was done to give more comfort to the travelers in 1991. It was engaged with all sort of modern facilities along with a cultural look. It was made fully air conditioned along with vestibules. In the modern days the train starts from Delhi and covers Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. Thus it provides a magnificent and glorious journey of 8 days and 7 nights. One can fully be beneficial of having a view of unique sight seeing and the wildlife by this journey and thus can collect some memories of the best journey.
The train has now 14 saloons, restaurants, and a bar-cum-lounge car along with four service cars. Each cabin of the train is facilitated with restaurant cars which serves Indian as well as continental cuisine. It has also a well stocked bar and a library. For entertainment television, video, soft channel, music are there. Facility of STD and ISD has also been given in the cabins. The cabins are provided with attached bath, having running hot and cold water and shower. The saloons are engaged with an attended that provides personalized services in Royal tradition. Each carriage of the train is well furnished with rich velvet and crystal chandeliers. The train provides full time to enjoy the various spots and gain the invaluable information of the various places of Rajasthan. Seeing the progress and requirement of these days, the train has been converted from meter gauge to broad gauge now.

The Palace on wheels has turned out to be a best mean to move around Rajasthan. After having a journey in this train one can have a pride of being on a royal journey. This has also been rated as one of the ten best train journeys in the world. Not only this but it is earning a valuable foreign exchange for the county and has also acquired an important place for Rajasthan on the world tourism map.


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