Heritage Palace on Wheels first voyage

Heritage Palace on Wheels just completed its first voyage from Delhi to Jaipur This is the third luxury train in......

Date: 2017-12-31
Source: IANS | Posted by Shreya Goswami

Heritage Palace on Wheels just completed its first voyage from Delhi to Jaipur

This is the third luxury train in Rajasthan which is being run by RTDC.

The first maiden voyage of Heritage Palace on Wheels (HPOW) reached Jaipur on Saturday from Old Delhi with twenty eight tourists on board.

The HPOW, on its 1st tour, has twenty seven domestic tourists and one foreign (from South Africa).

This train are going to be running in 2 itineraries - Three Nights on the Golden Triangle - Delhi-Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Agra-Delhi and Four nights on the Desert Triangle - Delhi-Churu-Bikaner-Jaipur-Agra-Dholpur-Delhi.

General Manager, HPOW, Pradeep Bohra, who was accompanying the tourists, said that the train arrived at Jaipur`s Gandhinagar Station on the last leg of its 'Golden Triangle Circuit Tour.  The passengers got a warm reception, being welcome by a music band and ancient garlands during a gala celebration by the Rajasthan tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Department of tourism, on their arrival.

This is the third luxury train in Rajasthan that is being run by RTDC. According to railway officers, the HPOW is supposed for people who wish luxury but might not have much time or don`t want to pay an excessive amount of, particularly weekend holidayers, company executives etc.

The train can even be reserved for conferences, board meetings and even pre-wedding ceremonies. The tariff is currently USD 300 or Rs 19,000 per night per person.

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