Breaking the advance booking records, a total of 525 cabins of the luxury train Palace on Wheels were booked at Great Indian Travel Bazaar, an event taking place at JECC near Sitapura area of Jaipur. The event will conclude on Tuesday.
A team of delegates and foreign market tour operators visited the luxury train at Durgapura railway station of Jaipur on Monday. The event started in Jaipur on April 28 and will conclude on Tuesday.
As per the officials, the train got 80% of advance booking worth Rs 20 crore in just one day at the event due to its popularity.
The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) has been operating the luxury train for the last 37 years. A lot of renovations were undertaken in 2018.
This year, there is a budget of over 7 crores to renovate the Palace on Wheels. More amenities and luxuries will be added to the tourists’ convenience. The train will get a totally different look in terms of interiors, said CGM of Palace on Wheels Pradeep Bohra.
Palace on wheels is the only luxury train which completes its 34 rounds between September and April. One round trip is of seven days which costs around Rs 40,000 per person.