I came across plenty of new facts and revelations, regarding this
luxury train. There are 14 coaches on the Palace On Wheels, named after
former Rajput states and it has been rated as one of the ten best
luxurious train journeys in the world. All the cabins were attached with
a well-equipped lounge, library and bar, each decked up in a true
Rajasthani style. I was facilitated with all modern amenities, yet all
these came with a knack of royalty.
I spend my nights in one of the most beautiful bedrooms, which was
similar to fairytale palaces. The bedroom was well made, keeping in mind
the cultural ethos of the state, which was represented through the use
of smashing furniture, handicrafts, painting and furnishings.
On my first day, I was seated near the window in the Maharaja and
Maharani restaurants, along with an American couple. We were offered a
range of Indian and Continental specialties. I picked up delicacies of
traditional Rajasthani cuisine. I specifically enjoyed the smoked
Rajasthani kebab - sule, bare-be-cued in about a dozen different ways.
The Sitting Lounge
At the end of my coach, there was a separate lounge where I relaxed and
unwinded myself with a book or magazine, engaged in conversation with
other fellow passengers, or simply watched the scenic beauty of the
I've traveled to many places across the world, and made it a point to
visit the various bars. But the time spent in the bar lounge of Palace
On Wheels was simply a wonderful experience.