Palace On Wheels Info
INDIA... Mysterious, Beautiful, Compelling...
is no better way to experience the cultural heartland of INDIA-Rajasthan
than by the Palace on Wheels.
Relish the lifestyles of the
kings of yore on board the Palace on Wheels, while listening to the
silent tales of glory and valor told by the majestic forts and splendid
palaces of Rajasthan...
Know more about this palatial train &
discover the experience called Palace on Wheels.
changed and winds have shifted, but the Palace on Wheels cruises along
in royal style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryear could have
perpetuated and enjoyed. Today, of course, each traveller on board is
treated like royalty in his or her own right.
We welcome you
aboard to "Re-live" the Royal Experience of the Maharajas of
Rajasthan and if you are really looking for a holiday of a lifetime, the
Palace On Wheels is for you...
The passenger coaches which
were originally meant to be the personal railway coaches of the
erstwhile rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of
Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India. These coaches were not being
used by the Indian Railways after independence in normal passenger
trains on account of very rich and traditional interiors.
name "Palace-on-Wheels" (POW) was derived from its royal
back-ground of the coaches. A new meter gauge air conditioned
Palace-on-Wheels was introduced in 1984 & had 13 Saloons, 2
Restaurant cum Kitchen car, one Bar cum Lounge and 4 Service Cars. In
order to further increase the amenities on the train and due to over all
gauge conversion in the state, a new broad gauge Palace-on-Wheels has
been constructed & has been running since 1996. It's 14 Saloons are
inter-connected, the interiors of the saloons reflect the aesthetics of
the former Royal states of Rajasthan.
In fact, almost
everything that could comprise of heaven on earth for seven days !