The first Palace On Wheels began its inaugural run on 26 January 1982 and has been
a popular way of touring Rajasthan ever since. Within a few years the Palace on Wheels was rated
as one of the ten best luxurious train journeys in the world.
The 14 air conditioned coaches are named after former Rajput states matching the
aesthetics and interiors of the royal past. Each saloon has a mini pantry to ensure availability
of hot and cold beverages, and refreshments. The modern conveniences have been thoughtfully
provided, sofas to sink into, strategically placed lights to read by, wonderfully appointed beds
with comfortable furnishings, inbuilt wardrobes and huge glass windows to watch the countryside
The train has two lavish restro bar "Maharaja" and "Maharani" with a Rajasthani ambience
serving palate tickling Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines. The restaurants
offer seating arranged thoughtfully near the windows. Chefs in the attached pantry prepare
Continental and Indian specialties, with an emphasis on the cuisine of Rajasthan.
The Palace on Wheels boasts of a well stocked bar offering the choicest of sprits of Indian and