Rollin’ Like a Maharaja: Palace On Wheels, India

Now through January you can book a spot on the Palace On Wheels, a true luxury rail line that runs from New Delhi to Agra, India. The ride is more than just a sightseeing tour through the countryside.

Though you will likely find something to do on one of the 14 coaches–each of the 14 saloons, bar lounge and two lavish restaurants — air-conditioned to protect you from the sweltering weather outside — the seven-day tour includes stops almost everywhere along the way. It’s a great way to take in the culture and history of India, from the Pink City of Jaipur, to ancient Jaisalmer in the heart of the Thar Desert.

Tarriffs for the tour range from $2,200 to $3,700 depending on occupancy. This is a small amount, considering the palatial treatment, complete with a Khidmatgar to attend your every need.

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