Palace on Wheels
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|Palace on Wheels|
Logo of the Palace on Wheels
|Entered service||January 26, 1982 - present|
The concept of the Palace on Wheels was derived from the royal background of the coaches, which were originally meant to be the personal railway coaches of the erstwhile rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India.
Each saloon highlights the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, painting and furnishings. Delhi-based interior designer Monica Khanna did the interiors of the train. 
There are 14 coaches in the train. Each is named after former Rajput states and matches the aesthetics and interiors of the royal past: Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungargarh, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kota, Sirohi and Udaipur. Each coach has four cabins (named chambers or saloons by the company) with luxury amenities.
The train has a 7 nights & 8 days itinerary departs from New Delhi (Day 1), and covers Jaipur (Day 2), Sawai Madhopur and Chittaurgarh (Day 3), Udaipur (Day 4), Jaisalmer (Day 5), Jodhpur (Day 6), Bharatpur and Agra (Day 7), return to New Delhi (Day 8).
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- "NPalace on wheels - Exclusive Indian train was originally used by royalty". Times of India. October 13, 2012.
- "New-look Palace on Wheels set to chug off on Aug 5". Times of India. August 2, 2009.
- "Palace on Wheels fourth best in the world". The Times Of India. June 21, 2010.
- "A lavish touch". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). February 25, 2012.
- Have a look at the coaches (four pages)
- "Watch Dish TV on Palace on Wheels". DNA.
- Train Route