Palace on Wheels : FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How are triple bedded rooms configured?

The rooms are pretty much same as the double bed rooms with one additional pull out bed.

Are there different types of cabins (Suites, standard cabins etc.)?

All the cabins on the Palace on Wheels are the same size and have attached bathrooms / toilets. Passengers in the cabins do not share the bathrooms with anyone else. The interior decor changes in the coaches but as far as the cabins are concerned, all Single, Double and Triple occupancy cabin, they are the same size.

How soon should I book?

Our recommendation is to book as soon as you have an idea of when you would be travelling. Lately, the rooms for peak season get sold out 8-10 months before departure. It will be in your best interest to book early in order to avoid disappointment later.

What is the capacity of the train?

There are 52 rooms on the train and they are allocated to Single, Double and Triple occupancies. So the number of passengers really depends on the occupancies sold in that departure. As a ball-park, there are 104 passengers on any fully-booked tour.

What is Palace On Wheels Tour?

During the British Raj in India, The Maharajas of India had private Railway Saloons which were used exclusively for Royalty & their State Guests.

The same concept was experimented in early 1980's by Indian Railway. In 1984, the Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Rajasthan Tourism, introduced a tour on this Maharaja Train Tour- where you sleep in private air-con cabins with plush interiors in the night & visit best of sightseeing spots & Fort-Palaces in the daytime. The present train on broad gauge tracks was introduced in 1996.

What places are covered by this Tour?

Within limited time gap of One Week this Maharaja Train tour covers more than 2000 miles (app. 3200 km) zig-zagging across the Desert State of Rajasthan, & visiting The Taj Mahal in Agra. You visit the 18th Century Pink City of Jaipur; 12th Century Desert Fort town of Jaisalmer; 16th Century Sun City of Jodhpur; Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve; ruins of 8th Century Hill Fort of Chittaurgarh; 16th Century City Of Lakes-Udaipur; Poetry in White Marble-The Taj Mahal; 16th Century Ghost Town of Fatehpur Sikri; Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

What kind of food is served on the tour?

There is a wide array of choices between both Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian Continental & Indian Cuisine.

Is there a dress code in the Train?

There is no formal dress requirement & you may dress in casual clothing.

Is there WIFI onboard?

Complimentary WIFI is available but internet reception may vary while the train is moving.