Review of India’s first luxury train – Palace on Wheels
Named the best luxury train in Asia and the fourth best in the world, Palace on Wheels is a truly unique way of exploring the beauty of Rajasthan and Agra while traveling in true extravagance.
The following review will give you a detailed assessment of the Palace on Wheels Rajasthan and its attractions and services.
Pricing and Booking
The best time for taking this tour is October to March, with the perfect weather for it being February. September and April fall under the lean season for taking this tour with the service being put on hold during the peak summer months of May to August.
Palace on Wheels train ticket price that you pay to experience a dream journey is;
With the tour being completely booked months in advance it is best you plan your trip well in time and book your Palace on Wheels ticket on the Palace on Wheels official website.
What is included?
Your Palace on Wheels booking is an all-inclusive tour that caters to all your needs and requirements over the next week. A Palace on Wheels train fare covers
- Your royal suite with your own private butler
- All meals which area a mix for Rajasthani and international cuisine
- Visits along with transfers to some of the most magnificent forts and palaces in Rajasthan, two National Parks, major tourist attractions in Agra including the world famous Taj Mahal. Also visited are some well-known markets full of Rajasthani handicrafts
- English speaking guides at all times, both on the train and local ones
From the moment you show up with nothing but your luggage and embark on this magnificent journey, you are thoroughly pampered.
Accommodation and Meals
The Palace on Wheels cost covers accommodation comprising fully furnished private cabins with adjoining bathrooms and a personal butler.The room is a mix of imperial interiors with the modern amenities like full air conditioning, high speed internet, and continuous hot water. The train also has two on-board restaurants with Indian and International cuisines, a bar and spa along.
The meals served on-board are a mix of Indian and western. Breakfast usually comprises of continental options along with fresh fruits, juices, tea and coffee. Most lunches are part of the city visits while dinners are all on-board with set Indian and continental option menus. Freshly cooked and delicious, the food is part of the Palace on Wheels fare charged, with additional charges only for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
The weeklong tour on the Palace on Wheels India covers many cities and major tourist attractions across Rajasthan and Agra.
Starting the trip in Delhi, the first night on board includes a welcome dinner with a small talk on the history of the train.
The first stop on the Palace on Wheels route is Jaipur. The day is spent visiting the city’s famous forts, palaces and museums.
The following morning is a trip to Ranthambore National Park visiting the famous Bengal tigers. That evening experience the light and sound show at the Chittorgarh fort.
On the fourth day, visit the city of lakes – Udaipur, watching a concert by the lake, followed by the City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
This is followed by a visit to Jaisalmer, with its living fort and the Gadsisar Lake. After a late lunch, head to the Sam dunes to experience a desert safari to watch a beautiful sunset, bonfire and cultural show along with dinner.
Day six is a trip to the Blue City – Jodhpur, visiting the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and a delicious lunch within the city.
On the final day of the tour, visit the UNESCO Heritage bird sanctuary Keoladeo National Park followed by the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra. In Agra you also visit the famous Agra fort.
The tour finally ends on the eighth day back at Delhi with memories to last a lifetime.