Author – Alina Jack
After marriage, honeymoon is one of the events that you look forward to, eagerly. You plan meticulously- checking and then double-checking so that nothing goes wrong. It is important to you because it will be the first time you go on a holiday with your spouse and you want the experience to be flawless and without hiccups. Keeping this in mind, you book the best of hotels and flights and take the conventional route but what if we said that you could opt for an even better experience on a train journey? Don’t believe us? Well, let us prove it you. Here, we present to you an unconventional honeymoon idea that you can plan if you are all set to splurge on the trip of your lifetime- a honeymoon aboard Palace on Wheels.
Rated as one of the top ten luxury trains of the world, Palace of Wheels is sure to offer a fine, pleasurable experience. Everything from its elegant interiors that are done to perfection, varied cuisines richly put together to give delight and the best-of-its-kind modern facilities boasts of the regal experience that the train will offer newly-wed couples.
One striking feature which distinguishes ‘Palace on Wheels Train’ from other luxury trains is an entire car dedicated to spa. It is the latest feature in an array of services offered by the train. It gives couples the opportunity to spend some romantic moments, immersed in the pleasing aroma of scented candles, therapeutic oils and spices, and soothing music.
The sitting lounge is another place to spend an evening with your better half. Here, you can have a relaxing conversation and get to know each other better, while wine is served, if you so prefer. Or you can give in to your playful side with indoor games like chess, playing cards, crosswords, Chinese checkers, etc. Apart from this, other essential services include medical aid, doctor on call, mineral water, newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi facility. Everything is provided for your convenience so that you feel at home on-board. One additional benefit is that you can start a lovely day by sharing those beautiful morning moments with each other, in the privacy of your cabin, over breakfast.
Here is a snapshot of the destinations that might form a part of your Palace on Wheels itinerary. The tour starts from Delhi, the capital city of India, where you will receive a grand welcome on arrival. From here you board the train to head to a state known for its regal hospitality and which personifies royalty in almost every aspect- Rajasthan. First stop will be Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, where you can do some sightseeing. Famous forts and palaces – Amber Fort, beautiful Hawa Mahal, admirable City Palace, etc, are all great places to go exploring with your sweetheart. The next stop is at Ranthambore where you will get a chance to go on an adventurous wild safari through the Ranthambore National Park and also on a trip to the Ranthambore Fort lying in the vicinity of the park.
Chittorgarh Fort is next on the list which is sure to mesmerize anyone with its magnificence. And of course, during a Rajasthan tour, how can one leave out Udaipur, especially if the tour symbolises luxury. So up next is the famous city of Udaipur, a true paradise for love birds and extremely popular among honeymooners. Exploration of the City Palace and the temples of Udaipur and a cruise over the beautiful Lake Pichola will be on the list of to-do things at Udaipur. You will be taken for a desert safari at Jaisalmer thereafter followed by a Jodhpur tour, complete with sightseeing at palatial the Mehrangarh Fort and the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace. The last leg of the journey is a safari through the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is famous world over for the diverse variety of avifauna species. The final stop is at Agra, which houses the epitome of romance – Taj Mahal.
So now you don’t need to wait to embark on a luxurious ride through the very best cities in India for your honeymoon tour. Go on and experience a ‘Palace on Wheels’ quite literally and celebrate the very first trip with your spouse, in style.