‘Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown,’ wrote novelist E M Forster in 1910. Once upon a time, a rail journey was an opulent expedition of the Royals. An experience equalled by no other means of transport. It’s this golden age of rail travel that the Palace on Wheels has kept alive by serving it to the discerning guests for the last 35 years.
Despite being voted as one of the top four luxury trains in the world, the Palace on Wheels has not rested on its laurels. The moving palace has always set new benchmarks for the Royal Treatment. And, now its grandeur has become even grander with the introduction of Royal Spa and refurbished authentic Royal Rajputana fine dining restaurants, bar, library, and lavish lounge. Moreover, the modern high-tech amenities like satellite LCD TVs and Wi-Fi have also been introduced along with modifications in the itinerary and off-train excursion tours. And don’t be surprised if you find an ATM or a satellite phone facility on board soon.
If the train journey is so special, how can its leading tour operator be any less? For the last 15 years, Worldwide Rail Journeys (WRJ) has brought the best in Indian luxury rail travel experience to the world. It’s no easy feat to be recognised as the Best Rail Tour Operator in India for successive years. The company has stayed ahead of the curve by gauging its customer needs well in advance and delighting them with unique offerings. The company has launched special packages for elite members of Alumni Associations, Golf Clubs, Polo Clubs, Premier Clubs, Elite Clubs and University Faculties.
Speaking of the special packages, Manish Saini, Managing Director of WRJ said, “Luxury is a word used by many but understood by very few. Our decades of luxury travel experience have taught us that luxury expectations of the Elite are of a different level. What might seem lavish to some is ordinary for them. They are looking for authentic and unique experiences that are hard to replicate. For them, luxury is not a price tag but an experience to be lived. Royalty has always attracted the elite and their desire to live as Maharajas has only increased with time.”
Adding further, Mr Saini continues, “The Palace on Wheels has been a hallmark of Royalty on the global front. And, now with the introduction of state-of-the-art amenities and en-suite facilities, it has become even grander. Although Diwali is a bit far, we decided to bring in the festive spirit early on – we are launching special packages for our elite customers. They can enjoy a uber luxury experience of the Palace on Wheels at attractive prices.”
Moreover, to ensure a seamless royal experience, Worldwide Rail Journeys has taken giant steps to becoming 100% digitised, offering personalised services, 24×7 customer support and providing booking flexibility.
After all, a royal experience is not limited to on board services. It reflects in every fine detail.