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The Palace On Wheels>> About the Train

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The name "Palace-on-Wheels" (P.O.W) was derived from its royal  back-ground of  the coaches. It undertook  its inaugural trip on 26th January 1982.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. It has 14 Saloons which are inter connected. It bears the aesthetics matching the interiors of the royal states. The train also has a well appointed lounge, library and bar. It's well stocked bar serves Indian liquor and variety of scotch, wine and cocktails. It has piped music in every saloon, and games for children. Apart from this, other services include laundry services, at Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur, Foreign Exchange, Doctor on call. The lounge also has a souvenir shop "The Bazaar" where souvenirs and gift items are sold bearing the insigne of the P.O.W. Each saloon has 4 coupes (sleeping rooms) with attached bath and toilet. In every saloon, there is one saloon captain and 2 attendants to look after the personal needs of its tourists. Each saloon has a mini pantry properly equipped to provide ready tea/coffee and snacks.

The decor of each saloon has highlighted the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, paintings and furnishings. The ceiling in the lounge is of particular interest Each coupe is different but the over all ambience of the decor of the saloons has been taken care of to provide continuity This train was fabricated at the Integral Coach Factory of Madras. In the past 18 years of operations the Palace-on-Wheels has been rated as one of the best ten luxurious rail journeys in the world.  The Indian Railways and Tourism Department of the State as well as India launched this as a special heritage tourist train for providing a unique memorable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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