Palace on Wheels: Epitome of Indian Luxury, Hospitality and Culture

I would like to express my gratitude towards ILT for providing me a chance to guest blog on their website. I have always admired India as a luxury tourist destination. The unblemished beauty, unrivaled hospitality, exotic wildlife, verdant scenery, golden landscapes, age-old magnificent forts and palaces, and Ayurveda treatments are just a few to name among the gems India treasures.

This is the reason why millions of tourists travel to this land of contrasts without bothering about the cost of last minute travel deals. And when we talk about luxury tours in India, contribution of Palace on Wheels train tour to exhibit Indian hospitality, luxury and culture in a few days aboard cannot be neglected.

Traversing through the princely states of Rajasthan, exhibiting the rich heritages of India and blending the elegance of yesteryear with contemporary amenities and luxuries, Palace on Wheels is a moving luxury hotel that opens its doors at a new destination every day.

Palace on Wheels India
Palace on Wheels Luxury Train, India

India has been a fascinating destination for centuries on end. It captivates the minds and souls of tourists with its incredible diversity which can very well be experienced in a week-long luxury train tour by Palace on Wheels.

The seven nights and eight days aboard Palace on Wheels make the tourists experience the chivalry, opulence, valor and regal lifestyle of Royal Rajputs. Indulged in the extravagances enjoyed by the erstwhile Indian Maharajahs, guests on Palace on Wheels actually live a life of king during the royal train tour.

India is renowned for its diversity, hospitality, forts and palaces and, not to forget, Taj Mahal. Palace on Wheels has combined all these icons of Indian tourism industry in its itinerary. Palace on Wheels journey starts with a royal welcome in traditional Indian style before it takes its guests on a luxury ride to Jaipur (Pink City), Jaisalmer (Golden City of India), Jodhpur (Blue City), Sawai Madhopur(Tiger City), Udaipur(City of Lakes), Bharatpur(famous for Keoladeo National Park) and Agra (Taj City).

Besides sojourning forts, palaces, monuments and bazaars during the city tours, tourists are also taken on camel safari, elephant safari and jungle safari tours at Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Ranthambore (Sawai Madhopur) respectively.

Enjoying the reputation of the 4th the best luxury train in the world, Palace on Wheels is a marvelous train and is in itself a tourist attraction. Owing their names former princely states of Rajputana (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Bundi, Kota, Jhalawar, Dungarpur, Dholpur, Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Bikaner, Udaipur and Kishangarh), each of the 14 coaches of this royal train maintains imperial style and décor. These salons are a symbol of cultural ethos representing the vivacity and history of Rajasthan through their furnishings, paintings and handicrafts.

Palace on Wheels is a sheer epitome of luxury on wheels. Well appointed with ultra-modern in-room facilities, it also offers the services of Khidmatgar (personal attendants) to take care of needs or requests of the esteemed guests. The luxury Indian train also has two lavishly appointed restaurants, named Maharaja and Maharani.

The ethnic décor creates a royal ambience for a sumptuous Rajasthani feast. Here are also served a selection of pan Indian, Chinese, Continental and Thai fares as well as finger licking seafood along with Mexican delicacies. Palace on Wheels train also includes a well stocked bar with a choicest wines, liquors and liqueurs to relaxing and rejoice in an inviting ambiance.

Author Bio: Rachna works at CheapOair.com, an online travel company committed to promote travel and tourism globally by providing discount airfares along with other travel services.  She writes for CheapOair Travel Blog, a platform to share travel experiences, travel ideas, travel tips, travel photos etc.

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