Indian Railways Royal train, Palace on Wheels: All you want to know

May 20, 2018, 12:16 PM IST

Indian Railways Royal train, Palace on Wheels is one of the most beautiful trains in the world to travel on and through the years it has managed to satisfy the clientele in terms of luxury and special experience. Here are a few eye-catching facts that you should know: 


There has been a nearly 13 per cent rise in income of luxury royal train, Palace on Wheels. However, the train had a flat growth of 9 per cent as far as number of tourists carried in 2017-18 is concerned. This data was revealed by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) chairman Sanjeev Sharma.



And what are those numbers the Royal train, Palace on Wheels carried? Just 124 more tourists took the train, from 1,373 in the financial year of 2016-17 to 1,497 last fiscal.


The income from operations of Indian Railways Royal train, Palace on Wheels rose by around Rs 4.22 crore to Rs 37.44 crore in 2017-18 from Rs 33.22 crore in the year-ago period, a rise of 12.60 per cent.


Indian Railways Royal train, Palace on Wheels' rakes received a makeover to provide it a super-luxury environment recently and this has raised its profile for foreigners hankerimng for a super-luxury travel experience. However, while the numbers are not very cheerful, the future is reportedly rosy. According to officials, there is immense potential in the upcoming tourism season.