Welcome aboard the Royal Retreat, the pride of India, the wonderful wonder, unparallel, unique and unforgettable Palace On Wheels. Palace on Wheels has been rated amongst the top ten luxury trains of the world. It happens to be one of the finest ways to travel through the intoxicating, incomparable, incredible, impressive, inimitable, inspirational land of India. Take a royal retreat and be the king or the queen through the splendid journey of Palace on Wheels.
It’s a journey worthy of kings. No wonder the experience is labeled the Palace on Wheels. With its cream saloons, embellished with intricate designs, chug through Rajasthan on a journey through the former royal kingdoms of this state. Once ruled by kings whose presence lingers on in forbidding fortresses and fairytale palaces, now converted into museums, hotels, and restaurants where retainers serve truly royal repasts.
The 14 coaches of the royal train are named after former Rajput states matching the aesthetics and interiors of the royal past. Each saloon has a mini pantry and a lounge to ensure availability of hot and cold beverages and refreshment and a place to relax and get together. The train has two lavish restaurants “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” with a Rajasthani ambiance serving palate tickling Continental, Indian and Rajasthani cuisine. The train also boasts of a well – stocked bar offering the choicest of spirits of Indian and International Brands. Each coach also offers a good collection of books to choose from.
In 1991, The Palace on Wheels has been refurbished to a great extent. The decor in the saloons, bar lounge has been changed, keeping in mind the traditional aesthetic yet modern, Palace on Wheels. Toilets have been redone and are maintained sparkling clean. Each saloon lounge has been equipped with a color television and a CD player.
A satellite phone is on the to make you communicate anywhere in the world from the train.