233 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611 USA    
Palace on Wheels

About Palace on Wheels
Welcome aboard The Palace On Wheels on its splendid and enchanting royal journey through the bygone era of the erstwhile Maharajas. Though times have changed and the winds have shifted, the Palace On Wheels cruises along in royal style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryears could have perpetuated and enjoyed. The exquisite and exclusive Palace On Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dining cars and a very personalized service... in fact, almost everything that could compromise of heaven on earth for seven days!

The Royal Background of the Palace on Wheels
On rolling back wheels of time, we find the rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India travelled by these luxurious coaches. After independence, these coaches were parked and remained in this state for a quarter of a century until in 1981-82, when the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways launched a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan. The name Palace on Wheels was derived from its royal background of the coaches. The train was replaced by the air-conditioned broad gauges new train, which has 14 saloons, 2 restaurants cum kitchen cars, a bar lounge and 4 service cars. The cabins of each saloon are attached with bath and shower. The train has also a well-appointed library.

Luxury and Comfort  
An Indian - That's true! On the Palace on Wheels your journey is full of exuberance and luxurious feeling. A perfect chance to relive the era when kings and queens ruled, when royalty spelt magic. When charm and mysticism was in air. The train is completely self-sufficient and is facilitated for you with all modern amenities of everyday life, you would find the royal past haunting you in the historical coaches. The two dining cars are decked up in true Rajasthani style and each saloon has personal attendants or khidmatgars for your service. Step aboard for a journey into the past on a luxury train.

Royal Services on Board
The restaurants cum kitchen cars on Palace on Wheels, offers traditional Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine with the Chef's special variety of the day. It's well stocked bar serves Indian liquor and variety of scotch, wine and cocktails. It has piped music in every saloon, and interesting games for children. The lounge also has a souvenirs shop 'The Bazaar' where souvenirs and gift items are sold bearing the insignia of the Palace of Wheels. The names of the saloons given are based on the erstwhile princely Rajputana States - Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Bundi, Kota, Jhalawar, Dungarpur, Dholpur, Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Bikaner, Udaipur and Kishangarh.

The Lavish Interiors
Sit in these beautiful carriages and look around. You will find that each saloon highlights the cultural ethos of the State, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, painting and furnishings. The ceiling in the lounge is of particular interest. Each saloon is different but the overall ambience of the decor of the saloons has been taken care of to provide continuity and harmony. Each saloon has cream yellow colour on its exterior walls and bears the Coat of Arms (logo) of the erstwhile princely States.

Please join us on a luxurious journey aboard one of the 10 best rated trains in the world.