Want to explore the incredible beauty of Rajasthan through “Palace on Wheels”, but some questions like booking procedure, arrival & departure, travel documents, do’s and don’ts is turning you off, then worry not, check out the below details of some important information about Palace on Wheels which will surely clear all your doubts and embark you to travel with one of the most revered and India's first luxury train.
Palace on Wheels has 14 fully air-conditioned coaches which named after the princely states of Rajasthan like Jaipur, Jodhpur and Alwar etc. These coaches not only share their names but also reflect their opulence and royalty in best way. Besides attractive interiors each coach has 4 twin bedded chambers equipped with channel music, television, air conditioning, intercom,internet connectivity, safe and attached bathrooms and wall to wall carpeting that enhance the pleasure of traveling.
The train has two kitchen cars-cum-restaurants Maharaja and Maharani which offer palate tickling Continental, Chinese, India and Rajasthani cuisines to guests. With a Rajasthani ambience; the restaurants offer seating arranged in groups of twos and fours near the windows, so doesn’t matter, what you order Continental/Indian or other, here Chefs in the attached pantry prepare your specialties with an accent of the cuisine of Rajasthan.
The train has well-stock bar serve both Indian and International beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Along with this, there is also a sitting lounge where you can relax and have some fun time. Here snacks are free but to enjoy the beverages, you have to pay additional charges.
The train has a state-of-the-art spa where guests can enjoy various relaxing and rejuvenating massages, therapies and treatments. Apart from different treatments on wheel, from here you can purchase a huge range of hair, skin and body care products.
For hassle free journey, it’s advised to book at least one day hotel accommodation before and after the journey.
Domestic or international flight fare is not included in the costs of Palace on Wheels.
Its advised to bring all insurance documents/policy relate to illness, injury, accident, death, loss of luggage and holiday cancellation from your home country. Despite this, all the passengers of Palace on Wheels are covered under an insurance which include unforeseen calamities like fire, earthquake, theft and terrorism.
Travel Documents will be issued after receipt of full payment for your reservation/ 15 days prior to departure. Please carry your confirmation of booking with you on departure.
No dress code, but its advised to wear soft/cotton/casual clothes and comfortable shoes for all off-train journey and wildlife tours. Dont forget to pack warm clothes during winter season departure.
Soft-topped luggage is recommended.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please mention it at the time of booking.
There is a conference car that is hired out to hold events like marriages, birthday parties, corporate events and other business conferences.
Guests can also shop on-board the Palace on Wheels for mementos, ethnic attire, curios traditional handicrafts & artifacts.
Wi-Fi internet is available with devices to use on-board the Palace on Wheels. However, net speed may change with the place & travel.
In case of a medical issue for any guest, there is medical assistance on-board. However, if it requires, a doctor may attend the guest at the next nearest destination.
The en-suite washrooms are equipped with optional hot/ cold running water, a shower area, toilet and supply of necessary toiletries including bed & bath linen, shampoos, soap, etc.
Along with your morning tea, get to read the newspaper and magazines from the collection on the go.
Smoking in public places is prohibited in India. Hence, please contact manager for details regarding it.
There is reasonable security arrangements made for the belongings of the guests like a safe deposit or safe lock in the cabin as well as for guests of Palace on Wheels.
There is voltage of 110/230 V available on-board the Palace on Wheels for chargers, hair dryers, etc.
Guests are given a hearty welcome before boarding the Palace on Wheels and a special welcome arrival kit that includes brochures, stationary items, etc.