Monday, April 4, 2011

Palace on Wheels

Are you one of those people who travel by train still retains a certain aura of romance? Would you know a fascinating and complex country like India one of the most luxurious trains in the world?

Of the total of four luxury trains operating in India, Palace on Wheels is by far the best known and most popular. Its tradition dates back to the former ruler of the principalities of Rajasthan, have already traveled the distance in the feudal car. 1982 was converted into a comfortable hotel train whose carriages have been replaced in 1991 by a new train. This was, however, restored since then no more. This gives the Palace on Wheels on the one hand its incomparable charm leads, but also cause many travelers to him as "a bit worn" feel. A tourism expert judged it this way: "You either love him or you are disappointed."

The equipment of the cabins is demanding
In 14 cars, four berths are accommodated. In each cabin there are a total of about eight square meters of two adjacent single beds. A third is on demand for example for children. Each of the 52 compartments has its own toilet, a shower and a sink. The price depends on the time to go: During September and April (low season) you pay per person in a double cabin for eight days seven nights 1860 € currently. every passenger has to shell out at least € 2420 - In the high season (March to October). The trip to the Palace on Wheels is an all-inclusive offer:

Two restaurants will delight your palate with International cuisine
This lavish ambience, but in each of the two cars only room for 32 people. Therefore, it is asked in two "layers" on a rotation basis to the table. The dinner consists of the rich offerings of Indian, Chinese and European cuisine. All meals and all non-alcoholic drinks are included in the cruise price. The day trips and entrance fees are appropriate on this trip all-inclusive. Additional costs are incurred only for alcoholic beverages and for taking pictures or video recordings for visiting many places of interest. The "Palace on Wheels' also has a bar car, in a small library is integrated.

The excursion takes you to the tourist attractions of the area travel
As the train glides into seven nights between the eight cities approached the rails, you can experience the magic of the day in India on long trips. Organised visits are so extensive that by the way is hardly time to start beyond autonomous units. Nevertheless, it creates no hassle, and it is also not forced to participate in guided tours. ( medieval city of Provins )

The first goal of the trip is the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan Jaipur. Here, first visited the city palace and then a star observatory. Then there is the landmark of the city, the "Palace of Winds. After lunch at a local luxury hotel you go to and visit the world famous Amber Fort Palace, with its unique mirror rooms.

The "Golden City" Jaisalmer attracts the next day. The houses of the 12th to 15 Century are a real open air museum. Afternoon awaits travelers a camel safari through the desert and in the evenings watching the sunset a breathtaking spectacle.

The fourth day of travel out to the desert oasis of Jodhpur. Visit including a large fort with several palaces, which is built on a 120 meter high sand hill. In addition, a detailed tour of the "blue city" offered their name from the color of most houses. After a sumptuous lunch in a luxury hotel of the Palace on Wheels is in the afternoon his journey on rails.

The first goal of the next day, the city is Sawai Madhopur, the gateway to the world famous Ranthambore National Park. Gazelles, hyenas, crocodiles and even tigers can be enjoyed here in the wild. Then the trip will continue in the late morning to visit the ruined city of Chittaurgarh.

Udaipur is located on the shore of shimmering Lake Pichola and is also called "Venice of the East". It is one of the most romantic cities in the state of Rajasthan and a popular place for artists.

A full program on the seventh day of the trip: visiting a palace in Bharatpur First and straight into the local National Park. Not only more than 250 bird species, but also snakes, exotic fish and monkeys to be discovered here. In the afternoon we reached Agra in the seventh wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal, the symbol of all lovers. An absolute must for all travelers to India.

The next morning reached the Palace on Wheels Delhi is back and the trip ended.The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels can match has not really connected to the Palace on WheelsThis brand new luxury train was first put into operation in October 2008 and operates on the same course as his older rival. Although it has a spa car has its own spa on wheels and offers of technical equipment for some of you better comfort. The compartments are in the area made more generous. The more than 50 percent higher cruise prices, however, such excessive, that the offer of holiday previously thought little.

The only one of four luxury trains in the country, he is booked constantly. One should therefore seek to ensure where possible a year before departure for a reservation. The route is the same for every run. It starts from September to April every Wednesday afternoon in Delhi and ends here eight days later, again in the morning. Between May and August navigate the Palace on Wheels.

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