The Land of Kingdoms, Rajasthan is the largest state of India. This northwestern portion is comprises of many world famous UNESCO Heritage sites, natural landscape, wild life sanctuary and lakes. Its unique forts, grand havelis, folk music and traditional cuisines still creates the charm among the tourist all over the world.
Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels luxury train is one of the best option to discover this amazing land. This first luxury train of India was launched on 26th January 1982 as a joined venture of Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. Many prestigious award winner including PATA GOLD award, this express has 14 guest coaches all of which have been designed by the Delhi based Monica Khanna.
Decorated with Rajasthani craft and furniture, each of the cabin is equipped with attached bathroom, running hot and cold water, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, individual climate controller, laundry service, writing desk etc. The two royal restaurant Maharaja and Maharani apart from local traditional cuisines can serve continental and Chinese food as well.
A well-stocked bar is also there to treat your different moods. In-short Palace on Wheels is giving you the chance to re live the era of royal kings and queens. This train runs from September to April with a 7 nights and 8 days long trip which covers the following places of Rajasthan.
Planned by noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur also known as the Pink city, was established by Jai Singh II of Amber in 1727. UNESCO World Heritage Site Amber Palace, JantarMantar, Jaipur’s iconic landmark Hawa Mahal, City Palace of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jal Mahal of Man Sagar Lake and the Nahargarh Fort of Aravalli Hills are the major tourist attraction of Jaipur.
Ranthambore National Park
14 kilometer away from Sawai Madhopur, placed amidst the Aravalis and Vindhya ranges, Ranthambore National Park is renowned for spotting the Royal Bengal Tigers. Named after the Ranth-ambhor fort, this national park also shelters Indian leopard, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Rhesus Macaque, Mugger Crocodile, Sambar and Chital.
Chittorgarh is famous for the largest fort of Asia, Chittorgarh Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been attacked by many famous ruler of ancient India like the sultan of Delhi Ala-ud-dinKhalji, sultan of Gujrat Bahadur Shah and the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Apart from this magnificent monument Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh Ratan Singh Palace and Jain Temple also draws tourist attraction.
One of the most romantic spots of India, Udaipur is decorated with beautiful lakes like Pichola, Lake Fatehsagar, Swaroop Sagar and Doodh Sagar. City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Kesariyaji Temple are the prime spots of this city.
The heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is famous as the Golden city of India. Jaisalmer Fort is most renowned tourist spot of this city. Oscar winner director Satyajit Roy’s novel and movie ‘Sonar Kella’ was based on this fort .Inside this massive living fort tourist can visit Raj Mahal, Jain Temple and Laxminath Temple.
The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur was founded by the Rao Jodha in 1459. Popularly known as “The Sun City”, Jodhpur is famous for Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka bag Palace.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park popularly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the man-made and man managed national parks of India. Declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971, this sanctuary is a resting place for more than 230 species of migratory birds.
This ancient city of Uttar Pradesh has numerous heritage sites to explore. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage site, Agra Fort, former capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar Fatehpur Sikri and the beautiful Ram Bagh shows the rich history of this place.
Plan your trip and get the special offer on Palace on Wheels train. A journey to the western part of India with the luxury treatment of Palace on Wheels will defiantly refresh your mind and soul.