Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels is a luxurious train launched by the Indian Railways on January 26, 1982 to further tourism in Rajasthan. Voted as the fourth best luxury train in the globe, Palace on Wheels was inspired from personal railway coaches of Rajputana, Gujarat, The Nizams of Hyderabad; and the Viceroy of British India.

This luxury train ceased its services after Indian independence as the government thought that use of these magnificent coaches, custom interiors was not viable to be counted among the normal passenger trains of India. Liked and famous since its birth, this wonderland train was redecorated and re-launched in August 2009 with new exotic cuisines and itinerary.

Palace on Wheels gathered wide media coverage by BBC World, Zee TV, National Geographic, and MDR of Germany documenting a detailed coverage of the train since its inception, awarding it the most liked luxurious trains of the world. Tagged as “A Week in Wonderland”, boarding this traditional train offers you to explore the cultural, architectural, natural and traditional affluence of India.  

The Palace on Wheels
Entered service January 26, 1982 - present
Operator Indian Railways

Destinations

Palace on Wheels takes its passengers on a seven day tour from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station to Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai, Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Agra and back to Delhi only during the months from September to April. To renovate and maintain its sheer beauty, Palace on Wheels takes rest in rest of the months.

The destinations Palace on Wheels covers are so planned that its passengers can enjoy the sights during day time and have a sound sleep amidst the breeze in the nights. Passengers are offered a view of forts, havelis, sand dunes, wildlife sanctuaries and other fantabulous destinations you would cherish till eternity.

  • Delhi: the national capital
  • Jaipur: the pink city
  • Jaisalmer the golden city
  • Jodhpur: city of blue houses
  • Udaipur : the jewel of Mewar
  • Chittorgarh: the cradle of chivalry
  • Sawai Madhopur: a heaven for wildlife enthusiasts
  • Bharatpur: bird watchers' paradise
  • Fatehpur Sikri: the abandoned Mughal capital
  • Agra: the city of Taj

Coaches

This wonderland train has 14 AC coaches, luxurious saloons with four cabins connected with bath and shower. The saloon has music channels, intercom and interesting games for kids. To serve its passengers with exotic delectable Indian, Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese cuisines; Palace on Wheels has two restaurants cum kitchens named Maharaja and Maharani.

Other amenities of Palace on Wheels include laundry, barbershop and beauty parlors. To gratify its passengers, this train has attendants or ‘Khidmatgar’ 24*7 at your service for all your travel needs.

Tariff

Palace on Wheels takes its passengers on a seven day tour to the wonderland of India at a price of US $500 for single occupancy, $ 375 and $ 340 for double and triple occupancy during off-season.

However, during the peak season, the rates are hiked upto $770, $ 575 and $ 520 for single, double and triple occupancy.

Departures

  • Tariff per person per night
  • Tour Itinerary : 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Departure : Every Wednesday
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