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Palace on Wheels term derived from where, royal background of the coaches & luxurious journey firstly introduced which meant personal railway cars of the past kings of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India. The air-condi...
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The Palace on Wheels features state-of-the-art amenities and en-suite facilities. Each guest carriage is a replica of an original private salon of erstwhile Maharajas, Nizams and Viceroys of India. Guest cabins provide a calm, personal space where guests may read, relax or simply watch the landscape spool by through the panoramic windows.
A passionate team of chefs takes care of the gourmet meals that are served in the 2 dining cars on board. For an authentic dining experience of Royal Rajputana, the accent is on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes.
The Spa Car, Lounge Car and a Bar Car in Palace on Wheels ensure that you rediscover the finer aspect of traveling for the entire duration of your itinerary. So be prepared to step back into a more refined era in unhurried pace of life.
The dining experience on-board the Palace on Wheels is itself an extraordinary affair. Maharaja and Maharani, the two royal restaurants aboard, serve sumptuous food of Indian and other popular world cuisines. Dishes of Rajasthani and Marwari cuisine are the highlights. The expert chef and his team take care of hygiene and cleanliness. The guests can enjoy the highest level of hospitality services. The ambiance of both the restaurants is welcoming because of the luxurious fabrics, imported crockery, delicate glass carvings, mahogany paneling, striking chandeliers and colorful wall lamps, aptly matching the mood of the train.
Enjoy chit-chatting over a glass of wine with your fellow passenger at the well-appointed Bar aboard the train. This is the right kind of place to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing. This well-stocked bar serves liquor of both national and international brands and a host of fine wines and other non-alcoholic beverages. The guests can also relish fresh and tasty snacks to accompany their drinks.
Like the royal opulence of the Indian luxury train, cabins of Palace on Wheels are the epitome of regal pleasures. The train comprise of 14 fully air-conditioned coaches. Each one is unique, with matchless décor adapted from the royal dynasties that once ruled Rajasthan, formerly Rajputana. Even the names are taken from the royal provinces of the state.
Fit for royalty, the cabins are not just furnished with amazing décor, there are complete with luxurious comforts. Rich silk fabrics, antique wooden furniture, beautiful artworks add to the opulence. While your comfort is assured with world-class modern facilities. Enjoy the amenities of attached bathroom with posh toiletries, individual temperature control, internet connectivity, electronic safety deposit, telephone, etc. Also, the cabins have the availability of a special attendant called Khidmatgar to cater to your needs.
The cabins of Palace on Wheels have two categories - Deluxe Cabins and Super Deluxe Suites :
The deluxe suites of the Palace on Wheels are 13 in number. Each one of them get their names from the royal palaces of Rajasthan. The marvelous ones include Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Jal Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Moti Mahal, Umaid Mahal, Surya Mahal, Kumbha Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Padmini Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Kishori Mahal, and Phool Mahal.
The twin beds accommodation coaches have three cabins within every deluxe coach, named Pearl, Sapphire and Ruby. The opulent settings speaks of the grandeur of the royalty that once ruled India.
While the same opulence of the cabins continue with the services. You will be looked after by personal attendant and are available all time, just a call away. From meeting you and guiding you to cabins, your luggage is carried and properly arranged. The lavish feel continues on your sightseeing too, as the posh facility of air-conditioned car.
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The Super Deluxe coaches of Palace on Wheels has 2 suites-namely, Emerald and Diamond, with queen-size double beds. The guests of this suite have the most luxurious experience of the train. The service starts from being met by personal attendants on the platform to show you to your suite. Your luggage is transported in the cabins with proper arranging of your belonging with utmost care. Get details of all facilities available on board. You will always be met by an attendant on a single call.
Like its name suggests, the cabins are super deluxe in terms of the interiors. The furnishings include the use of exquisite silk and velvet furnishings. The décor is inspired by fabrics and designs used by royalty in their kingdoms, along with finely-carved period furniture. The exclusive amenity of air-conditioned car for sightseeing are also available for the guests.
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Guests can eat like the kings and queens as the names of these two restaurants are Maharajah Restaurant & Maharani Restaurant. The Palace on Wheels has two royal onboard dining cars with spacious seating arrangement so guests feel free and there is sufficient place while guests are being served by traditionally dressed staff. The restaurants serve delicious and sumptuous food in all types of cuisine be it traditional or continental. Guests may also opt for traditional food that is offered in great variety including Non – Veg and Vegetarian Meals.
This lavish dining car called ‘Maharajah’ is true to its name and the goal of the Palace on Wheels luxury train. It means ‘Great King’ and the guests can relish food like a King. The walls and the ceiling as well as the flooring of the train reflect regal ambiance. This is seen in the furnishings & decor and fine carved furniture which is done up in a royal way.
This is the second or another lavish dining car on the Palace on Wheels that means ‘Great Queen’. As the train is about giving the guest a taste of King’s lifestyle, it is named and also shows such opulence in the interiors. Its royal fabric with ancient prints and side - wall mounted lampshades give an olden look inside this restaurant.
The guests feel royal eating tasty meals in traditional style within the ambiance of a deluxe 5-star hotel. Each of these onboard dining cars have a similar seating arrangement. There is a dining table for two – those who like a quiet meal or enjoy a romantic time together and the four – seater dining space. Here, there are four chairs for the table. This is ideal for the guest who would like to have a hearty talk with each other over the delicious meal. Both restaurants have panoramic windows by the table on both sides. This makes sure all the guests seated in both dining cars enjoy the breathtaking views of the scenic landscape while relishing their meals.
Dining and Cuisine at Palace On Wheels
Palace on Wheels focuses on providing a star hotel styled service to all its travelers, in every aspect of the journey, including dining. The train holds two different restaurants at each end of the train. The decor of the restaurant varies, however, other elements of the restaurants remain the same. The food served in the restaurants are freshly cooked. The ingredients for the day are procured on the day before or at the destination.
You can find multi-cuisine menu here, including traditional Indian cuisine, which changes with the destination. For instance, while at Agra, you would be served Mughal styled cuisine and while at Alwar, you would be served Mewar cuisine and so on. The train keeps moving as you dine. The soft drinks and alcohol beverages are not included in your tariff. However, hot beverages are included. Top cuisines covered in the menu are Indian, Chinese and Western.
Top breakfast items of POW are eggs, toast, pastries, eggs, Indian breads, yogurt, fruit platter, fresh juice, coffee or tea. Lunch and dinner items include Indian and Continental dishes, based on the destination. Tea and coffee are served in the cabin but the food has to be taken only at the restaurant. You can find many traditional Indian sweets in the menu.
A typical meal at POW contain, a soup, four to five dishes in each cuisine, Indian bread, pickle, chutney and papad as servings and ice cream or traditional sweet as dessert followed by hot beverage of choice.
The train focuses on providing an array of dishes for you to enjoy the cuisine of the land. It is more than just meal, it is a reflection of the culture of the land, at each destination. From time to time, chef might present you with specialty dishes based on procurement of any rare ingredients at the destination. The cuisine, list of food and specialties changes from time to time.
Palace on Wheels is a weeklong luxury journey offering its guests world-class facilities onboard. The ambiance in the carriages makes guests feel the same way ancient Kings and dignitaries did. Apart from the world-class facilities, there is a Health Spa to relax your body and soul. There are refreshing activities to recharge you in the Sitting Lounge on the Palace on Wheels.
The beautiful flower pots, wall hanging art and ancient- styled furniture the Palace on Wheels Lounge is the ideal ambiance for quiet time. The exciting indoor games and a wide collection of books and magazines makes this a great place for recreational activity. You can catch up with friends for a chit chat after a long sightseeing day.
Guests can get an exotic health spa done onboard the Palace on Wheels Royal Spa Car. Professional therapists treat you to world famous Ayurveda Health massage, treatments and therapies to rejuvenate your senses. So get a heavenly experience at the world-class Spa within royal interiors & decor of the heavenly Spa Car.
The Palace on Wheels Health Spa Car & Sitting Lounge are amazing ways to relax your body and mind onboard to make your week long journey a more memorable one.