Luxury Trains in India
As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land of fantastic fantasy. Welcome to the mesmerizing Maharashtra experience aboard the luxurious DECCAN ODYSSEY.
The weeklong Deccan Odyssey tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and a pinch of Goa - Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora. Experience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. It's a 'classical odyssey' of time beyond the realms of the present. Welcome aboard!
The Deccan Odyssey has 21 coaches out of which 11 are passenger cars with 4 coupes each. There are 2 Presidential Suite Cars with 2 coupes each car. The train also has a conference car (can be redesigned as dance floor in the night) and two restaurant cars. There is also a lounge/bar car and one surprising addition is a Spa Car. Apart from the above there are generator cars with luggage store and staff car or spare car.
Conference Room with capacity to host 50 guests with facility for satellite communication, Internet, computer with printer and fax, and telephone exchange
Ayurvedic Massage Centre
Special Suite for Physically challenged
Fully loaded mini pantry in each coach
Telephone in each saloon
Television in each coach
Plasma TV in Lounge Car
PA System/ 6 Channel Music System
Lounge in each passenger car
Palace on Wheels
There is no better way to experience the cultural heartland of INDIA-Rajasthan than by the Palace on Wheels.
Relish the lifestyles of the kings of yore on board the Palace on Wheels, while listening to the silent tales of glory and valor told by the majestic forts and splendid palaces of Rajasthan
Know more about this palatial train & discover the experience called Palace on Wheels.
Times have changed and winds have shifted, but the Palace on Wheels cruises along in royal style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryear could have perpetuated and enjoyed. Today, of course, each traveller on board is treated like royalty in his or her own right.
We welcome you aboard to "Re-live" the Royal Experience of the Maharajas of Rajasthan and if you are really looking for a holiday of a lifetime, the Palace On Wheels is for you
The passenger coaches which were originally meant to be the personal railway coaches of the erstwhile rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India. These coaches were not being used by the Indian Railways after independence in normal passenger trains on account of very rich and traditional interiors.
The name "Palace-on-Wheels" (POW) was derived from its royal back-ground of the coaches. A new meter gauge air conditioned Palace-on-Wheels was introduced in 1984 & had 13 Saloons, 2 Restaurant cum Kitchen car, one Bar cum Lounge and 4 Service Cars. In order to further increase the amenities on the train and due to over all gauge conversion in the state, a new broad gauge Palace-on-Wheels has been constructed & has been running since 1996. It's 14 Saloons are inter-connected, the interiors of the saloons reflect the aesthetics of the former Royal states of Rajasthan. The exquisite and exclusive Palace on Wheels has luxurious Cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two dining cars (The Maharaja and Maharani) and a very personalized service in fact, almost everything that could comprise of heaven on earth for seven days !
In the past 20 years of operations, the Palace-on-Wheels has been rated as one of the best ten luxurious rail journeys in the world.
Heritage on Wheels
Backed by the global success of the Palace on Wheels, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways in their first ever endeavor take you on board The Heritage on Wheels, a luxury tourist train on meter gauge enroute to the unexplored regions of Bikaner and Shekhawati, famous beholders of the Heritage of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan's Open-Air Art Gallery
No other region in India, or perhaps, even in the world, has such a large concentration of high quality frescoes as the region of Shekhawati. In the beginning, this semi-arid region had only its blank monochromatic palette to offer. No school of painting thrived till history and circumstances took up this colorless page and made it blossom with art for almost two centuries - from 1750 to 1930. Today, this region is commonly called this 'open-air art gallery of Rajasthan'.
Come on board the Heritage on Wheels and relive the past on a moving experience for three nights four days, twice a week from Jaipur or on a holiday package
ex Delhi also twice a week.
Truly unforgettable !!!
The Heritage on wheels comprises of 14 coaches including one restaurant and a bar lounge. The train is fully air-conditioned. However, there would be no facility of attached toilets in the cabin. In every coach there are two toilets shared by four cabins occupants.
• Fourteen saloons with heritage ambiance/decor
• Two Restaurants - Maharaja and Maharani
• Well Stocked Bar cum Lounge
• Kitchen and service cars
• Each saloon has a capacity to accommodate eight guests in four bedrooms with two
bathrooms on sharing basis.
• Well - experienced staff in traditional uniform on board ready to serve variety of cuisine
• Visit to Palace/Castle for lunch.
• Sight seeing by Deluxe Coaches and Jeep Safari at sanctuary.
• Well trained guides.
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