rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » Palace on Wheels train begins season's first journey

Palace on Wheels train begins season's first journey

September 04, 2013 19:26 IST

Palace on Wheels train begins season's first journey

     Next

Next

Palace on Wheels, the luxury train for tourists, on Wednesday chugged out of Safdarjung station in New Delhi on its first journey of the season carrying 34 passengers.

Click NEXT to read further. . .


Image: Interiors of Palace on Wheels.
Photographs: Rediff Archives
Tags: New Delhi

     Next

Palace on Wheels train begins season's first journey

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

A joint venture of Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, the train with all modern facilities will travel to Jaipur, Sawaimadhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra before returning to the capital.

The train has 23 coaches comprising 14 saloons, one spa coach, two restaurants -- Maharaja and Maharani -- and one reception-cum-bar.

Click NEXT to read further. . .


Photographs: Rediff Archives

Prev     Next

Palace on Wheels train begins season's first journey

Prev     More
Prev

More

The seven-day journey takes the tourists across mountains, rivers, forests and sand dunes in air-conditioned comfort.

It will make a total of 34 trips from September 2013 to April 2014 and 3000 passengers are expected to travel in the train, said a senior railway official.


Photographs: Rediff Archives
Tags: 1

Prev     More
© Copyright 2013 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.