Most first-timers in India focus on exploring the well known Golden Triangle area of the country that encompasses Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is here that you can experience the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi, while also getting inspired by the world’s most famous monument to love at the Taj Mahal in Agra before heading into the beautiful pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan.
There are few regions more fascinating than Rajasthan. With opulent palaces, historic forts and animals galore, you are fully immersed into the history and culture of India, both past and present. Travel here is a sensory experience on all levels – the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Rajasthan provide visitors a perfect sampling of what the country has to offer. Trust me, as soon as you spot women in their bright pink or orange sari’s, you will be swooning.
Given that Rajasthan embodies the classic image that fills most people’s imagination about India, it’s only fitting that one of the country’s most popular train journeys, the Palace on Wheels, traverses 3000 kilometers through this colorful desert state.
Spanning a large portion of northwest India, Rajasthan is massive, and virtually impossible to fully experience even on a longer trip. That said, the Palace on Wheels train journey offers an amazing itinerary hitting the major sights of the state in a very short amount of time. In just 7 nights, the Palace on Wheels includes the Golden Triangle, two national parks and more forts and palaces than you can count.
Read on for more information and our Palace on Wheels review on this iconic traditional train journey taking visitors though one of India’s most beautiful states.