Business travellers and leisure vacationers in one of India’s top commercial hubs, Surat will now be able to take direct flights to Dubai. Country’s budget carrier, SpiceJet will link Surat with flight to Dubai from Mumbai and Delhi.

Much to the delight of international vacationers taking flights to India, the country’s royal luxury train – The Palace on Wheels (POW) started its first commercial journey of 2012-13 on the 5th September, 2012. The service was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi to take a journey to desert state of Rajasthan. The world famous Taj Mahal of Agra, a must-visit for every tourist taking flights to the country also forms a part of the journey.

One of the most luxurious trains of the world, POW remains a highly popular attraction among lavish spenders taking flights to India in a bid to explore its wonderful gems. In the first trip, 54 tourists from different parts of the globe embarked on the trip.

Palace on Wheels is a venture of RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation). The itinerary for the season would be Delhi-Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi. Most of the cities covered in the itinerary are highly popular holiday destinations among foreign travellers booking flights to the country and are sure to regale them with a fine parade of delights.

POW is scheduled to start its voyage every Wednesday for seven days travel between the months of September, 2012 to April, 2013. In 34 rounds during the period, more than 3,000 passengers are expected to travel in this royal train.

POW has a score of luxuries and contemporary facilities for the passengers that include Royal “Spa” and “gym”. It has 23 coaches that compromise of 14 Saloon’s, One Spa Coach, two Restaurant known as “Maharaja” and “Maharani” and one Reception/Bar.

Due to the limited availability of seats, most foreign travellers taking flights to India to relish the ultimate luxury on wheels book their train tours much in advance.

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