Palace on Wheels fourth best in world
Rajasthan’s luxury train Palace on Wheels has been adjudged the fourth best among the top 10 luxury trains of the world by noted global travel magazine Conde Nast.
For the year 2009, the magazine had asked its readers for the first time to vote for their favourite train. They were asked to rank each train out of 100 points.
“The Palace on Wheels attained 83.94 points and was ranked fourth below the Venice Simplon-Orient Express (89.92 points), Eurostar (86.92 points) and Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail (84.25 points),” said MD and Chairman of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) Manjit Singh.
“It’ll give a boost not only to the luxury trains of Rajasthan but also to tourism in the state. The train currently is undergoing a major revamp at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore,” he said.