Palace on Wheels


The Palace on Wheels luxury train takes you on a scintillating journey into the royal land of sand dunes and regal palaces. Voted as the 4th best luxury train in the world, the Palace on Wheels carries with it an intrinsic ambience that goes perfectly well with the majestic charm and beauty spread so lavishly across the Indian terrain.

The journey to the hinterland of the desert starts every Wednesday evening from New Delhi and ends the following Wednesday early in the morning, back at the same station. In 7 Nights/8 Days the train traverses over 3000 Kilometres ( or 1850 miles).

On the Palace on Wheels, your journey is full of exuberance and luxurious feeling. A perfect chance to relive the era when kings and queens ruled; when royalty spelt magic; when charm and mysticism was in the air.

There are 39 Deluxe Cabins and 2 Super Deluxe Cabins on the Palace on Wheels train (with a total capacity is of 82 passengers).

The train is completely self- sufficient and is fully air-conditioned, Each cabin has attached toilers, specially facilitated for the global luxury traveler with all modern amenities such as wifi, mini pantry, music channel, a safe, wall to wall carpeting etc. Each saloon also has a personal attendant, also known as khidmatgars, at your service.

You would find the royal past you etched into the historical coaches. The carriages are uniquely named after famous Palace & Forts of Rajasthan. The Rich Interiors of the Cabins are Either in Hues of Ruby, Turquoise Or Pearl

There are Two Resto-Bar lounges on the train & an aryurvedic spa facility. Complimentary Wi-fi services are also made available through sharing dongles.

The two Ding Cars are Called Maharaja & Maharani & the attached Kitchen Saloon serves freshly cooked international cuisine.

The basic concept of India’s first luxury train tour that still holds true today is - Overnight travel in comfortable AC sleeping chambers on the train and pre-arranged group sightseeing in the day by AC buses.



  • 39 Deluxe Cabins and 2 Super Deluxe Cabins
  • Restaurant Cars with Bar Lounges
  • 1 Spa Car
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Exclusive Butler



  • The electric supply on the train is 110/230 AC Volt with multiple plug points in both Cabins & Bathrooms and depending upon your electronic equipment you may choose to carry your own adaptors.
  • Laundry Services are made available on limited days .
  • There is limited storage space available in the cabins & guests are advised to carry soft topped luggage & of size as carried in International Airlines.
  • The train is centrally air-conditioned & onboard temperature maintained at 22 Degree Celsius.
  • Smoking is not allowed on-board the train.



The basic concept of India’s first luxury train tour that still holds true today is - Overnight travel in comfortable AC sleeping chambers on the train and pre-arranged group sightseeing in the day by AC buses.

On rolling back wheels of time, we find the rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India travelled by these luxurious coaches. After independence, these coaches were parked and remained in this state for a quarter of a century until in 1981-82, when the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways launched a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

The name Palace on Wheels was derived from the royal background of the coaches. Gradually many infrastructural changes were brought about in the coaches while keeping the same aesthetics of the interiors alive, matching the interiors of the royal state. In late 1980s, the original passengers saloons of Ex Maharajas were replaced by Metre Gauge train, that had AC Cabins with sharing bathrooms. Then in 1996, due to rail track conversion in India. A Broad Guage version of the Palace On Wheels train was introduced in 1996, where all the Cabins had private attached bathrooms.

In September 2017, new train carriages have been introduced on the Palace on Wheels luxury train, that are more spacious in size & now guests have the option to book Deluxe or Super Deluxe Cabins.

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