Palace On Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are two Indian luxury trains which are world-renowned and have offered excellent services to their guests. Although both the luxury trains are the pride of the country and are epitomes of luxury, but there are similarities as well as differences.
The duration of the journey of both the trains is the same which is 7 nights and 8 days, so is the decor and featured luxuries on the train too. The amenities and services which the guest on the train avail are at par with the international levels. The traveler can take pleasure in various kinds of facilities such as channel music, centralized air conditioning, channel music, private bathrooms with all toiletries, LCD TV, electronic safety deposit, medical assistance, personal attendant for the coaches, 2 multi-cuisine restaurants, a bar with finest of beverages, a lounge to unwind, a spa to relax your tired soul and different variety of rooms to choose from. The decor of both the trains and their cabins ooze out opulence with the upholstery and tapestry having royal touch. Another similarity is that on the journey of both the trains, you get a chance to explore the wildlife in the Ranthambore National Parks.
There are some differences as well such as the destinations that both the Palace on Wheels and Rajasthan Royals on Wheels cover during its journey. While the former one covers Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra, the later one takes the guests through Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra. Though there are quite a few similar destinations but while on Rajasthan on Wheels, you also get a chance to visit the ghats of the holy Ganga river and the age-old Khajuraho temples. Another point of difference is that Palace on Wheels. Lets you explore India’s wildlife at two destinations, Ranthambore National Park and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary while the other luxury train takes you only to the first one. A souvenir shop on Rajasthan Royal On Wheels is a plus point.
Another difference is that there are 14 deluxe cabins on Palace on Wheels which have been named after erstwhile Rajputana states such as Alwar Bundi. On the other hand, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has a total of 13 cabins which have been named after the palaces of Rajasthan such as Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Surya Mahal, Moti Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Jal Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, and so on.