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Accommodation in Palace on Wheels

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You will be delighted to see Rajasthan through a Palace On Wheels tour. On board, you'll feel like an erstwhile monarch, travelling in royal splendour. Each coach named after the princely state of Rajasthan, has 4 twin-bedded chambers, thoughtfully decorated in ethnic Rajasthani décor. Channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, shower and wall-to-wall carpeting are some of the facilities to make the travelers quite comfortable. Each salon in the Palace on Wheels has personal attendants or Khidmatgars present at your service round the clock in case you need anything.
The 14 coaches in the Palace on Wheels provide excellent accommodation facilities alike the luxury five star hotels. These coaches are the replicas of the ancient coaches used by the royal emperors and empresses of the yesteryears. Each of these coaches follow a theme design for the interiors revealing the characteristics of that particular state.

Alwar Coach

The ceiling of the Alwar coach lounge has been done aesthetically painted with cone work and oils in relief, depicting a hunting scene. The royal emblem and a miniature painting adorn the lounge. Subtle tones of pink enhance the romantic ambience of the lounge.

Bharatpur Coach

Bharatpur, an ornithologist's paradise, well known for the Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary is home to over 376 avian species. Depicting the vivid wildlife and the bird species of Bharatpur, the relief work on this coach captures your eyes immediately. A replica of the royal crest of Bharatpur adorns the valance of the blinds. The white cedar inlay work again carves the birds and painted peacocks, sitting on a haveli worked on a mirror. The colour scheme, with its profusion of beige and aqua green, is a vivid reminder of lush green forests of Bharatpur and Ghana.

Bikaner Coach

The colour scheme of the lounge is motivated by the opulent coronation rooms in burning red and gold of the Anup Mahal and Padam Mahal of the Junagarh fort. The royal state crest is placed on the valance along with some handicrafts of Rajasthan. The ceiling is done up in relief work and an oil painting on canvas, depicting the legendry lovers Dhola and Maru on camelback. The artwork in the lounge is in the Mughal-influenced style of the Bikaner School of Art.

Bundi Coach

An imposing structure is depicted in watercolour work in one of the bedrooms. The famous Ragmala also called Rag Ragini, paintings of Bundi have been highlighted through oil paintings on canvas and are attractively placed on the ceilings. The royal crest is highlighted on the valance. The famous Bundi School of painting is depicted in the framed and mounted art pieces, influencing the colour scheme and overall décor, including a delightfully frescoed ceiling.

Dholpur Coach

Dholpur is known for its locally quarried sandstone used for building palaces and for latticework extensively used for balcony railings. The rails in the coach are made of teak ply depicting the fine stonework. The Dholpur crest decorates the valance in zardosi work.

Dungarpur Coach

Dungarpur meaning 'Hill Town' is wild and rugged and known for its architecture and the Bhil tribals. The ceiling is done up in a mixture of relief and mirror work in the line with the 'lep' work done by the tribals on the walls of their houses. The royal state crest, in intricate zardosi work, appears on the valance of the blinds.

Jaipur Coach

The ceiling of the state lounge is created using the famed 'Phad' or foil work, depicting festivals like Teej, Ganguar, Holi and Diwali etc. The royal emblem of the state, in Zardosi work, graces the valance. The walls have been decorated with miniature paintings famous in Jaipur. The ceilings reflect the state’s colour scheme of Blue and Gold with painted frescoes, done in complementary colours.
The other coaches namely Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota and Sirohi represent their respective states in the best possible form making you quite nostalgic about the Palace on Wheels. The lush accommodation offered by these coaches occupies your memory for long, giving you a fulfilling satisfaction.

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