Palace on Wheels - A Luxurious Travel Experience

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Exploring a foreign land has always been a tough task especially when a land is as diverse as the colors spectrum. But when a cultural extravaganza is enhanced by royal comfort then there is hardly anything left for travelers to ask for. As an endeavor to provide visitors a world class comfort during their India tours, Indian railways launched its first luxury train, Palace on Wheels in 1982 as a joint venture with Rajasthan tourism development corporation.

Since its inception, this lavish train has proved its mettle in tourism industry at international level. It has been rated as fourth best luxury train all across the globe. Palace on Wheels train is appointed with modern day facilities wrapped in sumptuousness of bygone times. It helps you to explore rustic lanes of Rajasthan as it traverses on a route covering the most famous places.

Destinations Covered:

Delhi
National capital of India, Delhi holds several attractions for its visitors. Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort are the three world heritage sites this city possesses.

Jaipur
It has an unfathomable charm that acts as a driving force to attract visitors towards it. Mesmerizing palaces, massive forts and magnificent temples are the proud possessions of this city.

Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is named after its founder Raja Jaisal a Rajput king. Located amid Thar Desert, it stands on a ridge of yellow sandstone composition. Its rhythmic sand dunes are centre of attraction while huge expanse of Indus valley civilization represents its exclusivity. Jaisalmer fort is the most famous attraction of this city.

Jodhpur
Quite popular as Blue City, Jodhpur is located in barren landscape of Thar Desert. It invites thousands of travelers every year towards its great cultural heritage. Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mahamandir temple and Kailana Lake are major attractions.

Udaipur
Voted as world best city in 2009 by Travel and Leisure magazine, Udaipur is renowned for its Majestic Rajput-era Palaces. It is undoubtedly one of the most famous cities of the world. Presence of several exotic lakes like Udai Sagar, Lake Pichola, Fatah Sagar Lake, and Swaroop Sagar.

Chittorgarh
It is eminent for its profound history. This gorgeous city is located on banks of Berach River. Most famous attraction is the fort of Chittorgarh located on top of a 180 m high hillock. Rani Padmani Palace, Kalika Mata temple and Rana Kumbha Palace are other famous attractions of this place.

Sawai Madhopur
It is a traditional village that shelters one of the most affluent national parks of this country - Ranthambore National Park. Its thick deciduous forest is famous for Royal Bengal Tiger. This sanctuary inhabits over 300 species of birds.

Bharatpur
Its popularity can be gazed from the fact that it has been included in list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Prime attraction of this city is Keoladeo Ghana National Park that shelters three hundred species of migratory as well as native birds.

Fatehpur Sikri
This UNESCO world heritage city was the first planned Mughal city. Several mosques and monuments are prime attractions famous for their architectural brilliance.

Agra
This city is famous for Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra Fort, Akbar's Tomb and Jama Masjid are other highlights.

These destinations make journey on Palace on Wheels an exclusive experience for travelers. Added advantage of onboard stay makes it rather convenient.
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