The globally acclaimed "Palace On Wheels" train, widely known as the Pride of Rajasthan, began its operations on 8 October at 4 p.m after the prolonged COVID lockdown. After three years, the luxury train's began today from Jaipur. The train was flagged off by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot from Durgapura, Jaipur. The train reached Ajmer at 6:30 p.m. The event beginning this rail service included investors and tour operators.
On 9 October,2022 the train will reach Udaipur at 4 a.m. Sightseeing at Udaipur will begin from 7 a.m and will go on till 12 in the afternoon. The train will depart from Udaipur at 1 p.m and will reach Chittorgarh at 4 p.m. The Palace on Wheels will depart from Chittorgarh at 8p.m on 9 October and will reach Bundi at 11 p.m. The train will depart from Bundi and will reach Sawai Madhopur at 6 a.m on 10 October. People will go for Tiger Safari and after that the train will depart at 10 a.m from Sawai Madhopur and will reach Jaipur.
“Palace on Wheels is operating from today and the credit goes to Dharmendra Rathod.” - Nirmal Tiwadi.
The technical team and President of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, Dharmendra Rathod, were reportedly among the other officials present for the train's previous test run.
This opulent train is back and ready to charm travelers. The carriages of this train were made to be used as private rail coaches for the Viceroy of British India, the Nizam of Hyderabad, the former monarchs of Rajputana and Baroda. The fact that Rajasthan state was able to run this train once more is a huge victory for the state. 38 cabins have already been reserved, indicating that Palace on Wheels ranks among the top ten most luxurious trains, while the other nine trains are still not running due to inadequate Covid management and facilities.
According to sources, the price for one night is Rs. 55,000 per person, but during the off-season, it might be as low as Rs. 43,000. Children between the ages of 5 and 10 will only pay half the ticket, and children under 5 are permitted to travel free of cost. Drinks and additional meals will be billed separately. For three days, it will cost Rs. 1.54 lakh. Talking about the train, which has both a modern and a classic feel to its architecture and cuisine, has some great features full of comfort.