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The Story Begins....
The palace on wheels (POW) has graced the Rajasthan Tourism and the Indian Railways since January 1982. The Rajasthan tourism Development corporation, The Indian Railways, the Tourism department of Rajasthan and the Government of India launched POW as a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique and memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

The concept of the palace on wheels (Palace on Wheels Train Tours) was derived from the royal background of the coaches which were originally meant to be the personal railway coaches of erstwhile rulers of the princely states of Rajputana and Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the viceroy of British India.

The History of the Palace on Wheels
The train was built for the former Indian royalty and comprised of personal coaches of the rulers of the princely states of Gujarat and Rajputana, the Viceroy of British India and the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Soon India won her independence and the princely states became part of the nation. The train was abandoned but did not lose its intrinsic charm. In the early 1980s, the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, together with the Indian Railways decided on a special train to offer people a taste of the Indian past. Today, the Palace on Wheels is the most promoted product by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Interior of Palace on Wheels

The Royal Treatment
Indulge yourself in the extravagances enjoyed by the erstwhile Maharajas. The Palace on Wheels maintains an imperial style and décor. The train and its facilities are synonymous with the epitome of luxury.

The service is impeccable and you are sure to receive the treatment worthy of kings and queens.

The Quaint Environs
Palace on Wheels and the facilities on board the train are marked by affluence and exuberance. The train is self-sufficient with all the modern amenities. However, the décor speaks of the culturally rich past of Rajasthan. The paintings, carved furniture and elegant handicrafts are represent Rajasthan's fascinating heritage of art and craftsmanship. Period furniture and the elaborate costumes of the attendants make up the royal ambience.

At Your Service
Bar of Palace on Wheels
The luxury train is fully air-conditioned. There are fourteen deluxe saloons named after the princely states of Rajasthan. Each saloon has 4 cabins attached with bath and shower. Personal attendants make sure that you are well looked after. The music in every saloon adds to the ambience. There are 2 dining cars, decorated in the colorful Rajasthani style and serving Indian, Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese food.

The bar is well-stocked with Indian liquor and a variety of scotch, wines and cocktails. Kids are kept busy with interesting indoor games. Other services include laundry services, doctor-on-call at each station, barber shop and beauty parlour. The lounge has a charming shop, "The Bazaar", where you can pick up souvenirs and gifts.

Get set for the most memorable journey of your life…

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