Palace On Wheels

World's Leading Luxury Train

Welcome to Palace On Wheels - a luxuriously appointed train that takes you to a land of architectural marvels, heritage monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, coffee plantations, divine temples, pristine beaches, roaring waterfalls, calming hills, adventure activities, magnificent art forms, sacred festivals and traditional cuisines. Palace On Wheels links some of South India's greatest destinations trundling through spectacular locales, recapturing the romance of a by-gone era making your sojourn an unforgettable one. It makes you travel back in time by capturing the essence, the magic and the fragrance of the natural wonders and World Heritage Sites of South India.

Palace On Wheels, run by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), covers most of the Karnataka and also chugs through neighboring states including the enchanting Tamil Nadu, God's own country Kerala and the land of golden beaches Goa. Crafted especially for those with the royal flavor, the train is truly a masterpiece that compliments the historical significance of the places covered. This is evidently visible from its construction and design, which are inspired by the Mysore and Hoysala architectures.

Come, have a rendezvous with the brilliance of Southern India through the train's two thematically designed journeys - Splendour of South and Pride of the South.

About Palace On Wheels

Q . What is Palace On Wheels?

A. Palace On Wheels is India's iconic luxury train which came in recent times and it is the luxury train known for its pan-Indian journey experience.

Q . What are services that are included in the tariff ?

A. The tariff of Palace On Wheels includes cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, water, beverages, house brands of wines, beer and spirits, and sightseeing at the destinations. The tariff also includes entrance fees of monuments, guides, tour managers, still camera fees, and all leisure activities.

The tariff however does not include laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, liquors and alcoholic beverages (apart from house brands of wines, beer and spirits). Video, films and professional still camera fees are also excluded from the tariff.

Q . Can I smoke onboard the train ?

A. As per Indian law, smoking is prohibited inside the train as well as other public places.

Q . What is the dress code onboard the train ?

A. Smart casuals for the day, clothes with subdued colors for jungle safari and formal attire for the dinner to suit the occasion and as a consideration for fellow travelers is expected. Since the itinerary involves walking excursions off train, it is recommended that you carry walking shoes with you.

Q . Can I buy gifts onboard Palace On Wheels ?

A. Yes, Palace On Wheels has a high-end boutique carriage where you can buy gifts and intimate mementos to cherish your unforgettable journey.

Q . How long does the journey take ?

A. Palace On Wheels India offers a total of 4 pre-packaged, all-inclusive itineraries. Three of them are pan-Indian itineraries spanning over 6 nights/7 days and the other itinerary is golden triangle tours spanning over 3 nights/4 days.

Q . Are guides available for Journey ?

A. On all excursions off-train, you will be accompanied by professional guides with in depth knowledge of the locality. Foreign language speaking guides can also be arranged at additional cost on prior request at the time of booking by the guests.

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