Rajasthan is colorful with its pink buildings, is mysterious with its vast desert and delectable with its varied cuisines. The Palace on Wheels train tour helps you explore all the facets of Rajasthan without letting you feel the scorching sun and heat of the deserts. Life on the Palace on Wheels is as regal as the state itself.
The cosy cabins
How was life of the Rajput monarchs? Now live a monarchical life to get the answer. While the twin bed chambers with soft beds let you forget the stresses of a daylong tour, the wall to wall carpets, intercom facility, running water and cold water and attached bath gives you the feel of your sweet home. Spent entertaining evenings watching television and playing your favourite music; Palace on Wheels is just not a train; it is a journey of luxury.
Get private attendants like the kings; who are at your service round the clock. There are 14 air conditioned coaches in Palace on Wheels, each of which seems to come out from the pages of history with names of the princely states and decorated with miniature paintings in the Rajput style.
The Quintessential cuisines
Rajasthan is defined by its lip smacking dishes being served on gold and silver plates. Dine out with your loved ones in the same lavish way on your Palace on Wheels train tour. The train comes with couple of majestic dining halls, the Maharaja and Maharani. As the authentic Rajasthani platter of daal bati churma, gatti ki saag, kher sangria, laal mass and deserts of balusahi and ghevar are served on gold plated and glass utensils, the taste of food is automatically enhanced. You can also satisfy your taste buds with Chinese, Continental and Mughlai delicacies.
Besides the food, complete Rajasthani flavor is retained at these restaurants with chefs and attendants in traditional dresses and turbans. While the bars are well stocked with high quality drinks, the lounges are the best place to sip your favorite beverage chit chatting with friends or viewing the passing valleys and deserts.
The Warm Hospitality
As you start Palace on Wheels train tour, ladies in ghangras and large bangles and men in traditional dresses, turbans and big moustaches welcome you the Rajasthani way with garlands and ‘tilak.’
Tour through the golden phase of India keeping touch with the present; newspapers and a vast number of magazines are provided on a daily basis for the purpose. As you step into the train, you are provided with the basic stationery, brochures and cards. The toiletries of shampoo, soap and moisturizers provided are of best quality.
The divine destinations
The journey on Palace on Wheels starts from Delhi and then your first stop is at Jodhpur, the Sun City. Located at the edge of the Thar desert, here you can ride on camel, walk through the villages and markets and watch ladies carry multiple pots on head.
Udaipur is a treat to your eyes in this rough terrain with numerous lakes. Spent some pleasant moments at the Lake Palace; located at the heart of the lake. While your next stop, Chittorgarh narrates the tale of courage, Sawai Madhopur acquaints you with the fauna of the deserts. Your Rajasthan trip on Palace on Wheels ends with a visit to the Rajasthan capital of Jaipur, the Pink City. With its palatial palaces, mighty forts and exquisite apparels, the city is lively.
The itinerary of Palace on Wheels train tour also includes a trip to the oldest Indian city of Varanasi and to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.