Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Palace on Wheels

PALACE ON WHEELS 
"Readers Travel Award" For Palace On Wheels by Conde Nast Traveller.
Palace On Wheels rated No. 4 Luxury Train in the World 


It stands on its tracks; a gleaming sealed carriage, every bit is royal. The air-conditioning works silently, creating a space where only the excitement of the history of the Rajput kingdoms permeates through, clearly captured in a contemporary mode. In all, there are fourteen saloons, each equipped with four twin-bedded chambers, with attached baths that have running hot and cold water and showers. 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 for the storage of one’s clothes and bags, and huge plate glass windows to watch the countryside roll past. 

Outside the bedrooms, each coach also has a seating lounge where passengers can get together, just sit watch the cities as they glide past outside the windows, or enjoy a quiet cup of tea. An attached pantry with each saloon helps provide beverages and refreshments to the accompaniment of soothing piped music. 

There is the comfortable bar cum lounge where you can relax over your favourite drink, burrow in a book or converse with fellow passengers. Attached to it are two restaurant cars, Maharaja andMaharani respectively, with opulently draped curtains, exquisitely crafted lights and table settings . Here accompanying chefs serve up a delicious choice of Indian, including Rajasthani, Continental and even Chinese cuisine that are a feast for the palate. 

The train chugs out of Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi on a week-long run through Rajasthan every Wednesday night, with a trip also inbuilt to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Turban-wearing attendants take over from the moment you arrive at the platform, assigning you your coupes and detailing all the facilities that are on board. The train moves by night and arrives each morning at a new destination where new experiences await you. 
Palace On WheelsLobbyBar LoungeRestaurantBarSaloonTwin Beded Saloon


Facilities

Accommodation
14 fully air-conditioned saloons, each a combination of 4 twin bedded with channel music, attached washrooms with running hot and cold water and showers, wall to wall carpeting and other amenities.
Bar
A well-stocked bar,with live T.V. facility, serves wine, liquor and spirits of Indian and international make, to keep you in ‘High Spirits’.

Arrival kit
Each guest is provided with an arrival kit consisting of stationery items, brochures, cards etc. Anything additional can be asked for, from the attendant, always available at your service.
Restaurants
Two lavish and beautifully done restaurants; “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” serve mouthwatering Continental, Chinese, Indian Rajasthani cuisines food.

Attendant or Khidmatgar
An attendant is always available at your service, to take care of all your travel needs.
Indoor Games
Amuse yourself with indoor games like Chess, Playing Cards. Chinese checkers, Carom Board, and Crossword Puzzles etc.

For disabled persons
special assistance available in the form of wheel chairs, crèches and a special attendant for assistance.
Lounge
A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and play games.

Luggage collection
Your luggage is picked up and taken to your respective saloons without your worrying about it.
Mail box
A mailbox is provided on board, for posting your mail.

Meals
An exotic array of dishes to choose from the Continental, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines is available on the Palace on Wheels and off board Superb Palacial hotels.
Medical Aid
Your health, obviously tops the chart of our priority list. First aid is available on the train whereas a doctor can be arranged on call. At the every station. Doctor is available for 1 hrs. for free consultancy in Bar/ Lounge car.

Drinking Water
We make sure, the greatest gift of nature bestowed on us i.e. water is made available to you in its purest form. Purified water is made available to you all through the journey.
Shopping
Certain handicrafts and other special items of Rajasthani origin can be bought from Govt. Recognised shops selling handicrafts.

News papers / Magazines
Leading newspapers greet you every morning over a simmering hot cup of tea or beverage of your choice. Also available for you is a large collection of magazines.
Smoking
The Palace On Wheels is a no smoking train. However , if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.

Security
Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.
Toiletries
All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are available in bathroom.

Voltage
Voltage available on the train: 110/230V
Internet
Internet facility available on board with Laptop.

Souvenir
Souvenir of POW are available for sale
Events on Board 
You can celebrate Royal Wedding, Conferences & Business meeting on board.

Culture Shows
Light & Sound program at Chittorgarh , Culture programs and dances at Jaisalmer.
Special Features which makes difference from other Luxury trains.A. Professional services by the smiling staff having experience of 29 years on board.
B. Camel ride at Sand Dunes, dinner with Rajasthani dances at Jaisalmer.
C. Special lounge to relax in each saloon.
D. Seprate pantry to prepare breakfast in each saloon.
E. Paintings of cote of arms & royal insignia of each saloon.

Royal Spa
The well-equipped spa offers various massages and therapies and revitalising solutions amidst royal ambience.