Palace on Wheels was launched as India's first luxury tourist train on 26th January, 1982 by the Indian Railways & Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. Taking cue from the personal carriages used by the former Maharajas, Nizams and Viceroys, the train was launched to recreate a bygone era of elegant train traveling. The journey in the Palace on Wheels is one of the most authentic ways to explore and rediscover royal Rajasthan for the discerning travelers.
Since its inception 32 years ago, the Palace on Wheels has won PATA Gold Award in 1987 and was also voted as the 4th best luxury train in the world in the year 2010 by luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller.
This royal Indian train has 14 guest coaches, each of which reflects a decorative style similar to that of the personal carriages used by the Maharajas of the Yore. A combination of single, double and triple occupancy is available in each guest cabin.
Over the years, the train has been refurbished many a times to accommodate technological advancements so that a comfortable tour experience can be offered to the tourists.
The destinations covered in the Palace on Wheels itinerary include Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bharatpur, Ranthambore, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.