Seeing a full-fledged palace meandering, and taking you to heavenly places sounds like an impossible phenomenon; but the Palace on Wheels makes the most of it all. Furniture, cutleries, curtains, walls and everything about the Palace on Wheels narrate the story of quondam empires. This is your time to dive into history and live it. The coaches not only precisely mirror every shade of the past; it's meshed with all the updated facilities as well.
The cabins of the Palace on Wheels perfectly epitomize the seamless blend of regal facilities and state of the art comforts. These 14 saloons are named after the different Rajasthan states- Bharatpur, Alwar, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Kota, Sirohi, Dungarpur and Dholpur and Bundi. Each cabin has been furnished with the use of silk fabrics and antique wooden furniture with beautiful delicate artwork.
Each cabin has been tastefully designed in royal style with upholstery, rich mirror work, miniature paintings and antique furnishings. These cabins come equipped with a range of modern facilities such as channel music system, mini pantry and intercom. There is a personal attendant called Khidmatgar who wants to meet all your travel needs.
Palace on Wheels has two restaurants- Maharaja and Maharani- each possessing a stylish décor. The restaurant has a seating arrangement in the groups of two's and fours. The guests aboard this Indian luxury train can savor sumptuous variety of Indian, Continental and European cuisines. Besides the option of table d'hôte meals, there is also an option of an extensive a la carte menu. The ambience of both the restaurants is welcoming because of the luxurious fabrics, imported crockery, mahogany paneling, delicate glass carvings, colorful wall lamps and striking chandeliers among others.
The train restaurants have in-house bars, serving a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages pertaining to both Indian and international brands. Here you can enjoy chit-chatting with friends with your fellow passengers at the well-appointed bar aboard the train. You have a host of fine wines and other non-alcoholic beverages to savor. This is the right kind of place to unwind after a tiring day of sightseeing.
The Sitting Lounge of the Palace on Wheels is the perfect place to forget your tiredness of the day's sightseeing. Following a tiring day of sightseeing, you can engage in a hearty conversation with your friends and loved ones. Here you can spend some relaxing moments while reading a book of your choice. You can also partake in the indoor games. The beautiful décor of the spa oozes out a feeling of relaxation.
The Rejuvenation Spa Car is the most recent addition to the Palace on Wheels. In order to treat guests with comfortable and luxurious experience, there is a spa which offers a host of Ayurvedic treatments, massages and therapies. Visit the spa and relax your mind, body and soul by availing the services of professional spa therapist. The décor of the spa itself creates a great atmosphere to simply relax and rejuvenate your senses.
During the Palace on Wheels journey, mineral water is made available to you throughout the weeklong trip.Newspapers/Magazines
In order to keep you updated with the day to day happenings in the world, the leading dailies and newspapers greet you every morning over a cup of hot tea & beverage of your choice.Internet
Internet Wi-Fi facility available on board with Laptop.Security
Within the train premises, ample arrangements have been done to provide security to your personal belongings.Toiletries
All essential toiletries such as soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc, are provided in the train.Arrival Kit
Each guest is provided with an arrival kit comprising of stationary items, cards and brochures etc. If you need any additional service, you can always avail at your service.Luggage Collection
Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective saloons by our expert concierge.Smoking
The Palace on Wheels is a non-smoking train. However, if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.ATM/Satellite Phone
The ATM and Satellite Phone facility shall soon be available or the guests on board the train.Medical Aid
Your health obviously tops the charts in our priority list. First aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call at the very next station.Mail Box
On board the Palace on Wheels, a mail box is provided for posting your mails.Indoor Games
Playing Cards, chess, Chinese checkers, Carom Board and Crossword Puzzles are available.Culture Shows
Light & Sound program at Chittorgarh, Culture programs and dances at Jaisalmer.