Coaches on the Palace of Wheels
You'll be delighted you chose to see Rajasthan by the Palace-On-Wheels
board, you'll feel like an erstwhile monarch, travelling in regal splendour.
Each Coach named after the erstwhile princely state. It has 4 twin-bedded
chambers, thoughtfully decorated in ethnic Rajasthani décor. Channel
music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower and
wall-to-wall carpeting are some of the facilities to make you feel at home.
Each saloon has personal attendants or Khidmatgars, who are at your beck and
call to extend a courteous helping hand, should you need anything.
The names of the saloons are based on the princely states of Rajasthan -
Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Bundi, Kota, Jhalawar, Dungarpur, Dholpur,
Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Bikaner, Udaipur and Kishangarh.
The decor of each saloon has
highlighted the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of
furniture, handicrafts, paintings and furnishings. The ceiling in the lounge
is of particular interest. Each coupe is different but the over all ambience
of the decor of the saloons has been taken care of to provide continuity.
Each saloon has cream yellow color on its exterior walls and bears the Coat
of Arms (logo) of the erstwhile princely states.
Each saloon has 4 coupes (sleeping rooms) with attached bath and toilet. In
every saloon, there is one saloon captain and 2 attendants to look after the
personal needs of its guests. Each saloon has a mini pantry properly
equipped to provide ready tea/coffee and snacks.
The Dining Cars
There are two dining cars in Palace on wheels
, that have been tastefully
decorated in the authentic Rajasthani style in this heritage train of
Rajasthan. The Maharaja and Maharani restaurants have seating arrangement in
groups of two and four near the windows. Continental and Indian cuisine are
prepared by the master chef. Mouth-watering Rajasthani specialities are also
served. The finger-licking food, together with the excellent hospitality,
yields a perfect meal. Travelling by Palace on Wheels India is a delight
that would surely fascinate you.
At the end of each coach is a separate lounge where passengers can relax
when they wish to move out of their bedrooms. Here they can unwind with a
book or magazine, engage in conversation, or simply watch the panoramic
vista of the great Indian country side.
The Bar-cum-Lounge in Palace on Wheels, is furnished with period furniture
to create the royal ambience. It is spacious and beautifully decorated. The
bar is stocked with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
You can select from the finest collection of spirits and wines. From scotch
to cocktails, Palace on wheels
serves them all.
Each coach has four coupés, done in colors reminiscent of the state,
and highlighted by its royal emblem. Two of the Coupes feature double beds
while the other two have train beds. A third bed, for an additional person,
or an accompanying child, is in the form of a fold-away bed on a higher
tier. Each compartment has an attached bath with running hot/cold water and
showers, built-in wardrobes, overhead and night lights, piped music, reading
Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants; "The Maharaja" and "The
Maharani" serve mount - watering Continental, Indian and Rajasthani
cuisine that would definitely make way to your heart through your stomach.
Certain handicrafts and other special items of Rajasthani origin can be
bought while you visit the places covered by the Palace - on - Wheels and a
Catalogue of typical Rajasthani items is also available on board.
To cherish these special moments of glory and to remind you of these times
when you walk down memory lane a few years from now, we take a group
photograph which is given to you as a souvenir.
A mail box is provided on board, which discharges your mail with utmost
care and efficiency.
Your health, obviously tops the chart of our priority list. First aid is
available on the train, whereas a doctor can be arranged on call at the very
Chess, Playing Cards, Chinese Checkers, Carrom Board and Crossword Puzzles
Facilities ( Individual Facilities )
14 fully air conditioned deluxe salons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded
chambers with channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and
cold water, shower, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.
Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective salons without your
worrying about it.
Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items,
brochures, cards etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the
attendant, always available at your service.
An attendant or 'Khidmatgar' is always available at your service, to take
care of your travel needs.
An exotic array of dishes to choose from - Continental, Chinese, Indian and
Rajasthani cuisines are available on the Palace-On-Wheels.
We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. Water is made
available to you in its purest form. Mineral water is made available to you
all through the journey.
The leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering
hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large
collection of magazines.
Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal
belongings in the train itself.
All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are
provided in the train.
A complimentary bottle of fine Indian wine to the royal guests (per cabin),
For Disabled Persons
There is special assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches
and a special attendant for manual assistance.