The Best Travel & Tourism Blog of India

About Us Blog Contact Us +91-8744012050

Palace on Wheels Restarts Its Royal Journey After Two Years

“The Palace on Wheels luxury train made a comeback after two years hiatus with additional amenities and modern furnishing.”

The joint venture of Rajasthan Tourism and Indian Railways, Palace on Wheels, the luxury train, is finally back after two-year of Covid hiatus. On Saturday, October 8th, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot flagged off India’s one of the most luxurious trains, Palace on Wheels at Gandhinagar Railway Station.

Addressing the flag-off ceremony, Rajasthan Tourism posted an update on Twitter, which says, “HCM Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot flags off ‘Palace on Wheels’ fam tour along with Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh, Minister of State Tourism Murari Lal Meena, Industries Minister Shakuntala Rawat, RTDC Chairman Dharmendra Rathore, & PST Gayatri Rathore among others.”

Ashok Gehlot, CM of Rajasthan also addressed the press saying that this royal train has been adding glory to luxury train experiences in India for 40 years and setting an example for the world. He emphasised his speech by adding, “Its resumption indicates that the tourism sector in the state is going to emerge stronger.” The Honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan also informed the press that to incorporate a better experience of its royal luxury train tour in India, Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation have added modern furnishings and additional amenities to the train. CM Gehlot also supervised the stock of facilities on Palace on Wheels before departure.

Some interesting facts about Palace on Wheels

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - Palace on Wheels

  • The first Rajasthan’s luxury train, Palace on Wheels started its journey in 1982.
  • As a matter of rail gauges changing, the second Rajasthan royal train was built in 1991 and the third in 1995.
  • Palace on Wheels train route includes six cities of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer and Bharatpur.
  • This royal train attracts both foreign and domestic tourists coming throughout the world.
  • The itinerary of Palace on Wheels luxury train journey includes a seven-day royal journey through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer and Bharatpur.
  • Palace on Wheels ticket price ranges between INR 3.50 lakhs and 5.35 lakhs. However, for children up to 5 years, there is no tariff.
  • The amenities of the royal train include spa, bar, laundry, gym and salon, as well as the design highlights the heritage and culture of Rajasthan.
  • Palace on Wheels has 23 coaches and each coach is named after former Rajput states and the design also matches the royal past. The names of the coaches are Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungargarh, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi and Udaipur.
  • There are 13 Deluxe carriages on the Palace on Wheels and they are named after the palaces of Rajasthan. The names are Hawa Mahal, Moti Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Jal Mahal, Kumbha Palace, Umaid Palace, Sukh Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Surya Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Lalgarh Palace and Phool Mahal.
  • Tourists are served three types of food inside Palace on Wheels, Rajasthani, Chinese and Continental.

Palace on Wheels Schedule & Tariff Plans

Palace on Wheels Luxury Train

  • 7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour
  • Palace on Wheels Departure Dates  : September 2020 to April 2023
October 2022 08 12 19 26
November 2022 02 09 16 23 30
December 2022 07 14 21* 28*
January 2023 04 11 18 25
February 2023 01 08 15 22
March 2023 01 08 15 22 29
April 2023 05 12 19 26
Sept 2023 06 13 20 27
Oct 2023 04 11 18 25
Nov 2023 01 08 15 22 29
Dec 2023 06 13 20 27
Jan 2024 03 10 17 24 31
Feb 2024 07 14 21 28
March 2024 06 13 20 27
April 2024 03 10 17 24

Palace on Wheels - Rajasthan

  • Tariff: 07 Nights / 08 Days- Palace on Wheels Train Tour COST
  • High Season (From October to March)
Cabin Type Number of Persons
In One Cabin
For Foreign
Passport Holders (in US$)
For Indian
Passport Holders (in Rs)
Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy One US$ 8085 +Taxes Rs 5,98,290+Taxes
Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy Two US$ 10514 +Taxes Rs 778036+Taxes
Super Deluxe Cabin Same Tariff for One Or Two Persons US$ 14553+Taxes Rs 1076922+Taxes

Rajasthan- Palace on Wheels

  • 07 Nights / 08 Days -Palace on Wheels Train Tour COST
  • Low Season Tariff (For Two Months of April & September)
Cabin Type Number of Persons In One Cabin For Foreign
Passport Holders (in US$)
For Indian
Passport Holders(in Rs.)
Deluxe Cabin on Single Occupancy One US$ 6615+Taxes Rs 489510+Taxes
Deluxe Cabin on Double Occupancy Two US$ 8092+Taxes Rs 598808+Taxes
Super Deluxe Cabin Same Tariff for One Or Two Persons US$ 10920+Taxes Rs 808080+Taxes

This royal experience of Palace on Wheels is enchanting and delightful in itself. The experience of living for one week amidst the royalty of Rajasthan and recapitulating the history of Royalness – is something every traveller should have once in life. Plan your Palace on Wheels journey this year.

To know more details of facilities, policies, payment options and others, you can directly contact us at +91-9212553175.

Other Popular Luxury Trains in India

Like & Follow our social media accounts at Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin & Instagram for getting the latest updates & offers on holiday packages.

Disclaimer: This content is written by our team of expert Travel Writers with deep research. In case you find any incorrect information or missing information, please do send your valuable inputs at webmaster@tourmyindia.com. We will update the content as soon as possible with respect to your inputs.

We do not take credit for some of the licenced paid images used in our blogs, whether from Google Images, Fotolia & Shutterstock. All such images are the copyrights of their respective owners and we try to provide credit for them wherever we can. If, however, any copyright image has been used on our blog, the concerned person can either mail us directly to remove the image or provide credit to whomsoever the image may belong to.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to travel in Palace on Wheels?

Palace on Wheels ticket price ranges between INR 3.50 lakhs and 5.35 lakhs. However, for children up to 5 years, there is no tariff.

How many Deluxe carriages are there in the Palace on Wheels?

There are 13 Deluxe carriages in the Palace on Wheels and they are named after the palaces of the royal state, Rajasthan. The names of the carriages are, Hawa Mahal, Moti Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Jal Mahal, Kumbha Palace, Umaid Palace, Sukh Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Surya Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Lalgarh Palace and Phool Mahal.

What is the capacity of Rajasthan’s royal train, Palace on Wheels?

A total of 104 tourists can travel in the Palace on Wheels.

Is Palace on Wheels running now?

Palace on Wheels restarts its journey on October 8th after two-year Covid hiatus. It departs from Delhi every Wednesday evening and includes a seven-day journey.

Published: 11 Oct, 2022

About the author

Nandini Bhattacharya

From the ‘City of Joy,’ Kolkata, Nandini Bhattacharya is a Travel Writer by profession and traveller by passion. She loves to explore places around the world, new cultures, different cuisines and all new things that one can learn outside the home. She also loves to document her journey so that people can be inspired and travel more. Nandini is a nature lover and talks about sustainable tourism. She wants to make this world a good place where people can live healthy and happily.