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Palace On Wheels Tour Packages, Palace On Wheels Tour The Coaches and Salons of Palace on Wheels have been designed in such a way that it makes you feel part of the royalty. The interiors are quite impressive and recreate the regal splendor of the past using ethnic Rajasthani décor. Besides attractive interiors the luxury train provides salons, which are a cocoon of comfort. These salons of the Palace on Wheels have been named after the princely states of Rajsathan. The royal retreat offers personal attendants or Khidmatgars always available at your service. For food you may take your pick from an exotic array of dishes including Continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines available at restaurants onboard. You can enjoy at the well stocked bar of the Palace on Wheels with its wine and liquor, which always keep you in High Spirits.

Kota: Kota is the gateway to the fascinating and largely undiscovered Hadoti region of Rajasthan.Hadoti's hills and valleys teem with panther, spotted deer, wild boar, and bear. The luxuriance owes itself to the Chambal-the state's only perennial river, with its scenic gorge, draws birds and boaters alike. The Kota region offers numerous temple structures reside far and near, all ancient but some revived. Age-old stone sculptures at the government museum; trips down the Chambal River. Don't forget to visit the City Palace, situated beside the Kota Barrage. It is one of the largest in Rajasthan. The City Palace with its murals and displays of antique garments, toys, and weaponry. The region is also home to the famed Kota School of Painting, an important milestone in the history of medieval Indian art.

Jaipur: The capital of Sawai Jai Singh, flooded with palaces and monuments, Jaipur is a living monument as a city. The Old City, most beautiful at sunset, is pink or rather terracotta-salmon hue. Jaipur - the Pink City of India and the capital of Rajasthan - displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendor. Built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is one of the most favored tourist destinations in India. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city.

Udaipur: The romantic city of India was built by the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar.They also built the most fabulous palaces on islands in Lake Pichola.One of the prime spots in Udaipur is its City Palace. Most of the apartments will astonish you with their craftsmanship. The royal courtyard of Raj Angan, the mesmerizing Laxmi Chowk, the mirror-lined Dil Kushal apartment, and Bada Mahal, you will find all this in your tour to Udaipur.Udaipur has still more palaces to check out. One can drive up to Sajjangarh, euphemistically called Monsoon Palace. You can also visit the Jag Mandir, the smaller of the palaces on the lake.

Jaisalmer: The remote city of Jaisalmer was founded by Rao Jaisal in 1156 AD. The city is famous for its havelis, cobbled streets, ancient Jain temples, and a festive gaiety that reverberates across the shimmering sands of the Thar Desert. You can also visit the Jaisalmer Fort, which is one of the main attractions of the city. The famous Jawahar Niwas façade has been depicted in the states lounge using cone, metal, copper, and silver mediums. The royal insignia adorns the valance of the blinds. The color scheme reflects the beige of the desert sands.

Jodhpur: The medieval city of Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan.It became the capital of the Rathore Rajputs five centuries ago, when Mandore, the former capital was abandoned. Mehrangarh Fort dominates the city of Jodhpur; this fort rises from the sheer basalt walls of a hill. In the chambers of this fort you can see beautiful paintings, the coronation courtyard and the apartments that are now museums for weaponry, armor, cradles, even a war tent captured from the Mughal army.

Bikaner: Bikaner is in northwest Rajasthan.The city is famous for its Junagarh Fort, around whose battlements the town has grown. The fort is as lavish in its interiors as it is huge. The great courtyards and the painted apartments of Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Phool Mahal within the fort are particularly stunning. Bikaner is not short of museums, the principal one being located at Junagarh Fort and housing a collection that includes a World War I fighter aircraft.

Alwar: This city nestles between a cluster of small hills of the Aravali range. Alwar has the forts and palaces, the cuisines and most important, the ancient tradition of hospitality that is so integral to Rajasthani culture. At one time Alwar was home of the Kachchawah Rajputs. Apart from its long history, the city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valleys thickly wooded in parts. You can also visit the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.

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