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Logo of the Palace on Wheels
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The concept of the Palace on Wheels was derived from the royal background of the coaches, which were originally meant to be the personal railway coaches of the erstwhile rulers of the princely states ofRajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam ofHyderabad and the Viceroy of British India.
Each saloon highlights the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, painting and furnishings. Delhi-based interior designer Monica Khanna did the interiors of the train. 
There are 14 coaches in the train. Each is named after former Rajput states and matches the aesthetics and interiors of the royal past: Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner,Bundi, Dholpur, Dungargarh, Jaisalmer,Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Kishangarh,Kota, Sirohi and Udaipur. Each coach has four cabins (named chambers orsaloons by the company) with luxury amenities.
The Palace on Wheels at a halt in Agra
The train has a 7 nights & 8 days itinerary departs from New Delhi (Day 1), and covers Jaipur (Day 2), Sawai Madhopur and Chittaurgarh (Day 3),Udaipur (Day 4), Jaisalmer (Day 5),Jodhpur (Day 6), Bharatpur and Agra(Day 7), return to New Delhi (Day 8).
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