Monday, 21 October 2013

The Golden Chariot Luxury Train

Pride of South Journey

Discover southern jewels - The temples, palaces & churches.

Visit an offbeat wildlife sanctuary.

Relax on serene beaches.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Maharajas Express Luxury Train

A journey where you get to catch up with history.
Lost splendor's. Remnants from princely eras explored in fashionable style.
The exclusivity of a comfortable adventure.
Get in touch with your royal side.
Disover the Maharaja in you.

On the Maharajas Express.
Luxury Train

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels

India's original luxury train. 

At the time of the British Raj, when trains were revered as the most convenient form of transportation (many still swear by it in today's date.); Maharajas and British royalty of course, had to travel in style. Thus, the concept and initiation of the Indian Luxury Train was brought about. Considered, a 5 star hotel on railway tracks, The Palace on Wheels was specifically designed for the purpose of transporting royalty from one destination the the next.

The Palace on Wheels Website

Rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India travelled by these luxurious coaches. After independence, these coaches were parked and remained in this state for a quarter of a century until in 1981-82, when the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways launched a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

The name Palace on Wheels was derived from it's royal background of the coaches. Gradually State govt. and railway department brought many infrastructural changes in the coaches while keeping the same aesthetics of the interiors alive, matching the interiors of the royal state. The train was replaced by the air-conditioned broad gauges new train, which had 14 saloons, 2 restaurant cum kitchen cars, one Bar cum Lounge and 4 service Cars. The cabins of each saloon are attached with bath and shower. The train also has a well-appointed lounge, library and bar.