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Palace on Wheels - History and Significance

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Palace on Wheels - History and SignificanceThe Palace on Wheels offers you the most splendid journey one can imagine on a train. As the name suggests it is one of the most luxurious trains of the world. The history of this wonderful train is impossibly legendry and vivid. The carriages, which formed this train, have a history of their own. The magnificent and luxurious coaches of this train were once used by the rulers of princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India.

After the Independence of India in 1947, the use of these coaches were discontinued by the Indian Railways on account of its gorgeous furnishings and very rich and traditional interiors, as it was not viable to include these in the normal passenger trains. They remained in this state until 1982 when the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways decided to launch a special heritage tourist train for providing an unforgettable experience to the tourists visiting Rajasthan. The Palace On Wheels powered by powerful steam engine made its inaugural trip on 26th January 1982 and started its regular operations from October 1982.

The significance of Palace on Wheels lies in the fact that it's considered, indeed the most prestigious train of the world. Wide media coverage including TV teams of BBC World and National Geographic Channel has been contributing in enhancing its popularity all over the world. Its splendid journey covers the most popular tourist destinations in India including the Pink city of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, world's famous tigers reserve, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the most beautiful and popular monument of the world 'The Taj Mahal' at Agra. The Palace on Wheels surely offers you an unforgettable tour of your life.

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