Heritage Palace on Wheels for Shekhawati soon
After the luxury train Royal Rajasthan on Wheels (RROW) took on the mantle of Palace on Wheels (POW), the old rake of POW will still continue to run, albeit on a smaller route.
The proposal that is in the pipeline recommends two itineraries for the POW rake that would be put to disuse from this season, after the RROW rake would be used to run the POW itinerary. The new itinerary of the HPOW is going to spiral tourism to the Shekhawati region, Bikaner, Keoladeo National Park and Talchapar and would be a far economical than the original POW with the same royal experience.
From the ensuing tourist season, there is a proposal to run a three and a four day tourist itinerary. One would cover a distance of 1536 km and would be called ‘Shekhawati Desert & Wildlife Tour’ over a span of four days. This would depart Delhi every Sunday. The other would be ‘The Golden Triangle with Bird Sanctuary’ that would cover a distance of 744 km, departing Delhi every Thursday.
Pradeep Bohra, General Manager of the two luxury trains, RROW & POW, said, “On account of corrosion-related problems and codal life basis, the rake needs to be replaced on the completion of 25 years. Operating since 1982, the third version of the POW that was launched in 1995 and has three more years of life left. The 3/4 day itinerary is being crafted to effectively put to use the POW rake on shorter routes and far economical tariff.”