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.
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.
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.
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.