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Palace on Wheels

Palace on WheelsThe Palace on Wheels is counted among the most prestigious trains of the world because the facilities offered onboard are unique and unparalleled and you cannot find the same in any other train of the world.

The Palace on Wheel's history is legendry and vivid. The carriages, which form this train, have a history of their own. The rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India once used the magnificent and luxurious coaches of this train.

After India's Independence in 1947, Indian Railways decided to discontinue the use of these magnificent coaches on account of their gorgeous furnishings and very rich and traditional interiors, as it was not viable to include them in normal passenger trains.

During 1981-82 the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways decided to launch a special heritage tourist train for providing an unforgettable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan and the result was the Palace On Wheels. Powered by a steam engine the train made its inaugural trip on 26th January 1982.

The wide media coverage of the Palace on Wheels, since its launch in 1982 has contributed in its immense popularity all over the world. Television channels such as BBC World, Zee TV, National Geographic, MDR of Germany and many others have covered the train in detail in their programs, which have contributed to enhancing its popularity.

The Palace on Wheels covers the most fascinating tourist destinations of India. A tour to the Pink city of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the Taj Mahal at Agra on this fabulous train is truly a great experience and an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. You can book a trip on the Palace on Wheels with Luxury Trains of India.