Each of the carriages that form the Palace on Wheels was
designed for use by India's Royalty, Heads of State and the Viceroy
of British India from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. When
India gained independence in 1947, Indian Railways discontinued the
use of these exquisitely decorated rail carriages. They were
returned to service in January 1982 as the Palace on Wheels; an
award-winning luxury heritage train which offers the modern-day
traveller an unforgettable journey from Delhi through the beautiful
provinces of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Stay in an air-conditioned saloon, where you find comfortable
beds, an en-suite bathroom featuring excellent amenities, and
specially designed carriages. As well as a carriage attendant to
attend to your every need. Delight in the passing landscape of
India through the large windows, relaxing as you enjoy the relative
splendour of this wonderful train.
On board your marvellously colourful train, discover the most
beautiful sights of India. Start your tour in Delhi, before heading
off to Jaipur. Ranthambore is where you might have the chance to
spot a rare tiger, and in Udaipur you may venture across Lake
Pichola on a relaxing cruise. From the colourful flora of India to
the colourful fauna, visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park in
Bharatpur, where you'll discover the fluttering kaleidoscope of the
exotic birds of India.
The train benefits from two delightful restaurant cars called
'The Maharaja' and 'The Maharani'. Here, you will find a selection
of excellent cuisine from the subcontinent of India, as well as
more cultural Rajasthani delicacies. In the bar, choose from a wide
range of Indian and international spirits, wines, and beers, and
after your meal, relax in the lounge where you can find a
television and a CD player for that added touch of leisure.