Palace On Wheels

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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.

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Palace On Wheels

  1. 1. Palace On Wheels<br />A Royal Experience To Explore<br />http://www.palaceonwheels-train.com<br />
  2. 2. Welcome To Palace On Wheels - One of the Ten most luxurious trains in the world<br />
  3. 3. Palace on Wheels<br />Going back in time, the rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the <br />Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India travelled by these <br />luxurious coaches. However post Independence, these coaches were parked and<br />remained in this state for almost a century, till 1981-82. Finally, the Rajasthan <br />Tourism Development Corporation and The Indian Railways together launched <br />a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique memorable experience to <br />the tourists visiting Raja.<br />Palace on Wheels has even earned reputation, internationally for its out-of-the-<br />world travel experience. Winner of the PATA gold award in 1987, the Train is<br />touted as one of the ten best luxurious rail journeys in the world. It Has become <br />famous in the media including BBC, MTV, National Geographic, Zee TV and <br />even MDR of Germany amongst many others. <br />
  4. 4. Route Map - Palace On Wheels<br />.<br />
  5. 5. Staff of Palace On Wheels<br />
  6. 6. Coaches of Palace On Wheels<br />Luxurious accommodation are the key element within this royal retreat. There are 14 completely air-conditioned coaches of the Palace on Wheels. This combined with all deluxe saloons equipped with 4 twin bedded chambers, channel music, intercom, and attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower and wall-to-wall carpeting. Infact the name Palace on Wheels was derived from its royal background of the coaches.<br />
  7. 7. Palace on Wheels – Tour Itinerary<br />Day 1: New Delhi - Wednesday - Departure : 6:00 PMDay 2: Jaipur - Arrival : 3.45 AM - Departure : 11.30 PMDay 3: Friday, SawaiMadhopur - Arrival : 5.30 AM - Departure : 10.30 AMDay 4: Saturday, Udaipur - Arrival : 8.00 AM - Departure: 3.30 PM Day 5: Sunday, Jaisalmer - Arrival : 9.15 AM - Departure : 11.45 PMDay 6: Monday, Jodhpur - Arrival: 7.00 AM - Departure :3.30 PM Day 7: Tuesday, Bharatpur - Arrival : 5.00 AM - Departure : 8.45 AMDay 8: Wednesday, Back To Delhi - Arrival : 04.00 Hrs.<br />
  8. 8. Lounge & Bars<br />The coaches of palace on wheels are named after former Rajput states matching the aesthetics and interiors of the royal past.<br />
  9. 9. Day 1 - New DelhiWednesday - Departure 6:00 PM<br />You will be picked up by our representative, when you arrive in New Delhi, <br />the capital of India. If you have few extra hours you can enjoy a little sight-<br />seeing in Delhi by exploring some of the famous monuments built by Indian <br />Kings.<br />Lotus Temple<br />India Gate<br />Akshardham Temple<br />
  10. 10. Day 2 : JaipurArrival 3.45 AM - Departure 11.30 PM<br />The destination Place :<br />Jaipur. Tour the Hawa Mahal, known as Palace of Wind <br />Amber Fort is located in Amber, 11 km from Jaipur. <br />Then you all visit the amazing Jantar Mantar- an Astronomical Observatory. <br />Amber Fort <br />Jantar -Mantar<br />HawaMahal<br />
  11. 11. Day 3 : SawaiMadhopurFriday, Arrival 5.30 AM - Departure 10.30 AM<br />As the Palace on Wheels train arrive at SawaiMadhopur you proceed straight to the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve placed between the Aravali and Vindhya Hills. <br />Chittorgarh - Arrival 4.00 PM - Departure 2.00 AM <br />RanaKumbha Palace is a beautiful monument in the Chittorgarh Fort. The ruins of the palace speak volumes about the glorious and courageous past of the Rajputs.<br />
  12. 12. Day 4 : Udaipur Saturday, Arrival 8.00 AM - Departure 3.30 PM<br />On the fourth day of the Palace on Wheels Tour you tour the most romantic city in <br />Rajasthan , Visit palace to Udaipur city, City Palace, Pichola Lake is the most <br />picturesque lake of Udaipur, The crystal gallery is the most beautiful and visited part <br />of the City Palace. <br /> City Palace<br />Pichola Lake <br /> Crystal Gallery<br />
  13. 13. Day 5 : JaisalmerSunday, Arrival 9.15 AM - Departure 11.45 PM<br />Once a sleepy desert city, Jaisalmer has transformed itself into a major tourist destination of India. Situated amid picturesque Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer city commands premiere position among the tourist attractions scattered all over the desert land of Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer city is revered both by Indians as well as foreign tourists. <br />Go for exciting camel ride in the dunes<br />
  14. 14. Day 6 : JodhpurMonday, Arrival 7.00 AM - Departure 3.30 PM<br />Tour the Mehrangarh Fort which overlooks the blue city, Jodhpur and is atop a hill. It <br />was built by RaoJodha in 1459. Explore it's sculptures and the architecture of the <br />Entire fort. You can do shopping at the handicrafts market.<br />
  15. 15. Day 7 : Bharatpur Tuesday, Arrival 5.00 AM - Departure 8.45 AM<br />Bharatpur a city once ruled by Jats, It houses Lohargarh Fort (Iron Fort) which has <br />bastions of mud. Bird safari at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is now known as <br />Keoladeo Ghana National Park is home to various species of resident as well as <br />migratory birds. <br />
  16. 16. Day 8 : New DelhiWednesday, Arrival At 04.00 Hrs.<br />Arrive at Delhi Cantonment station. It is time to alight, and return to the present, <br />after experiencing seven glorious days of pomp and pageantry, of a bygone era. <br />Proceed for onward journey or to take a flight back home.<br />
  17. 17. Get Palace on Wheels Reservation<br />http://www.palaceonwheels-train.com<br />

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