Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels

  • Region : India
  • Type : Luxury Trains
  • Traveller Interest : Cultural Experiences
  • Introduction / History
  • Accommodation
  • Dining / Lounge


The Palace on Wheels presents an opportunity to discover some of India’s most breathtaking sights in a royal style. This grand ride will take you through Rajasthan which is known as the land of the Rajputs and boasts of a glorious past and a rich heritage. Step aboard this imperial journey which will take you into the past through marvelous monuments, towns, forts, palaces and havelis. Experience the jungles of the erstwhile Maharajas and enchantment of the deserts which will make you feel like royalty. The train is a blend of the traditional and modern. The art décor expresses the sovereign past of the royal state whereas the ultra-modern amenities are marked by contemporary affluence and zeal. Engraved furniture, impressive paintings and classy handicrafts take you to the awe-inspiring past of the land of the Kings. The Palace on Wheels comprises of 14 charmingly appointed coaches with rich furnishings and modern facilities. 

The train travels mostly during the day while nights are spent at calm sidings.

The train has 14 air-conditioned carriages, each with 4 compartments with two lower beds and all 14 salons are named after the regions of Rajasthan such as Alwar, Bharatpur, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Udaipur etc. Each of the coaches has been done up in an amazingly sumptuous style encompassing miniature paintings, mirror work, furnishings, and upholstery. Each compartment also has Channel Music system, a Mini Pantry, attached bathrooms and a personal attendant called a ‘Khidmatgar’. Curtains and bedspreads in the cabins are made of silk. Each sleeping car has a lounge at one end. 

Palace on Wheels has two restaurants, suitably named Maharaja and Maharani, with elegant décor and each serving both Continental and Indian cuisine. Apart from the table d’hôte meals, the guests can also indulge themselves in a diverse assortment of a la carte menu. The in house bar with its authentic ambiance and selection of alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages is a part of the on-board experience. The train also has a lounge to loosen up and chill out after a long day of sightseeing.