If a trip to incredible India is exciting, travelling on the classic Palace on Wheels is the icing on the cake.
Started in 1982, the Palace on Wheels is the 4th most luxurious train of the world, offering you a memorable journey through the royal terrains of Rajasthan. The train is a combined effort of Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC).
It was designed to gift the tourists a feel of the regal elegance of the erstwhile Rajput rulers. Every suite is themed to match particular rooms of the kings, queens and hunting resorts.
While the train offers utmost comfort with modern amenities, the dining cars serve you the best cuisines of Rajasthan. Hence live life king size while exploring the land of royalty.
The journey starts at the heart of India, Delhi. The capital city of India is an open air gallery of Mughal architecture. While the narrow lanes of old Delhi takes you to the mausoleum of Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar is still a mystery to the architects. The 10,000 year old Akshardham Temple showcases the rich culture and tradition of India while the Lotus Temple is a paradise of peace.
The Pink City of Jaipur takes you back in time when the gallant Rajputs were at their peak. While a majestic elephant ride to the Amber Fort is an unforgettable journey, the puppet shows and boutique designed apparels of the city are popular worldwide. The 983 windowed Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar are must visits in this city.
As you approach the Jaisalmer Fort you mistake it to be a fort of gold, glittering under the mid day sun. Experience the real life of Rajasthan at the local markets of the fort, where people have caressed the customs of ancient Rajasthan. Camel rides at the Sam sand dunes and nights under the starlit skies of the desert camps erase all your stress. The murals of Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmal Haveli and Tazia Tower are the other tourist hotspots of this golden city.
The Sun City of Jodhpur is known for one of the largest and well maintained castles of the country, the Mehrangarh Fort. The signs of cannon balls at the walls of the fort are witness to the battles that were fought from here. Spend your evenings to the tunes of sarangi as ladies in large ghagras and huge bangles dance in the typical Rajasthani style. The marble edifice of Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Kailana Lake, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Mahamandir Temple are the other attractions of the city.
Popularly known as the Lake City, Udaipur is the oasis of Rajasthan. While the City Palace is a treat to the eyes with its sublime beauty, the Jag Mandir Palace at the middle of the Lake Pichola is exquisite with its extraordinary architecture and location. Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset, boating on the crystalline waters of Lake Pichola. The Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar, Crystal Gallery are the other gems of the city.
The land of Rajasthani bards, Chittorgarh sings the heroic and romantic sagas of the state. Salute the courage of the Rajput clan at the Kumbhalgarh Fort or checkout the intricate carvings of the chattris of Jaimal and Kalla heroes. The Chittorgarh Fort, Kalika Mata Temple and Rani Padmani’s Palace are the other attractions.
Known for the Ranthambhore National Park, this place is considered the best to spot the Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides the wild cats, this reserved forest also provides safe shelter to various species of deer, like chinkara and sambar and to almost 300 types of avian life. The Ranthambhore Fort, Chauth Mata Mandir, Khandar Fort and Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple are top places to visit here.
As you step in the Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur, the 230 species of birds welcome you with their melodious chirps. Mallards, teals, Siberian cranes are some of the 4,273 birds found at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sariska National Park is another nearby tourist spot of the place.
The ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri is the first planned city of the Mughal dynasty. This 300 years old gigantic creation stores some of the splendid palaces, halls and mosques built during the rule of Emperor Akbar.
This city is known for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. This white marble beauty enthrals the tourists with its serenity. The Mehtab Bagh, Akbar’s Tomb and Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum are the other prime attractions of the place.
So make this holiday special with a trip on the Palace on Wheels to the kingdom of courage, art and passion.