Palace on Wheels Tour India

A destination in itself

This is one unique train trip that doesn’t seem like one at all. This luxury in movement presents the very best that India has to offer. Join us on board for a never before experience, that too on tracks. Although this train is meant for taking us to certain destinations, Palace on Wheels is a destination in itself. Dine in style and enjoy beautiful and picturesque landscapes while ensconced snugly in comfortable and luxurious environment of Palace on Wheels coaches that have an individuality of their own.

Packaged Nostalgia

Palace on Wheels is a product of those specializing in time travel in trains who prepare the coaches painstakingly to give you the feel of the years gone by as experienced by the erstwhile elite of India. If you are on Palace on Wheels, you are definitely not part of a crowd – you stand apart, in a privileged class of your own, as did the erstwhile royalty of India.

The Coaches

The coaches are named after the former princely states and these are:

  • Alwar Saloon
  • Bharatpur Saloon
  • Bikaner Saloon
  • Bundi Saloon
  • Dungarpur Saloon
  • Dholpur Saloon
  • Jaisalmer Saloon
  • Jaipur Saloon
  • Jhalawar Saloon
  • Jodhpur Saloon
  • Kishangarh Saloon
  • Kota Saloon
  • Sirohi Saloon
  • Udaipur Saloon
  • History
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The passenger coaches of Palace on Wheels were actually specially made for the former rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of India. Since the interiors of the coaches were very rich and had an ethnic feel to them therefore the Indian Railways was not using them after independence. Thus the name “Palace on Wheels” (POW) came from the royal and elitist background of the coaches. An all new POW was introduced from 1984 which had 13 saloons, 2 restaurant and kitchen cars, one bar cum lounge and 4 service cars. Since 1996, a new broad gauge POW is being operated with inter-connected saloons.