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Special train for Bhutan royal couple


October 25th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The railways have extended the famed Indian hospitality to Bhutan's visiting royal couple by arranging a special luxury train for their honeymoon trip to ... Read more...

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India rolls out red carpet for Bhutan’s royal couple


October 24th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) India Monday rolled out the red carpet for Bhutan's newly-wed royal couple who are here on a nine-day state visit and underlined its commitment ... Read more...

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Bhutan’s newly-wed royal couple heading to India


October 21st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Days after their royal wedding, Bhutan's king and queen will come here next week on a nine-day state visit that will pack in diplomacy ... Read more...

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Terror threat to Taj Mahal, Palace on Wheels: Intelligence Bureau


December 12th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Twelve historical monuments across the nation including the Taj Mahal and the Palace on Wheels, are under threat from terrorist outfits like the Lashkar e-Toiba (LeT) and ... Read more...

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India’s new super luxury train flagged off from New Delhi


September 6th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 6 (ANI): India's new super luxury train 'Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' was flagged off from New Delhi on Sunday.It has several new destinations added to the itinerary as compared ... Read more...

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Palace on Wheels: A royal caravan journey into history (Feature) (With Images)


September 5th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Exquisitely carved interiors, intricate gold tapestry, crisp white curtains and shimmering bejewelled walls - not for nothing is India's Palace on Wheels one of the ... Read more...

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Indian road show woos Canadian tourists


May 21st, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 21 (IANS) India Thursday made a strong pitch to woo tourists from Canada, with Tourism Secretary Sujit Banerjee and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) delegates luring visitors with ... Read more...

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Live TV comes to Indian luxury trains


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian luxury trains - Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - have been equipped with live TV with DishTV, a direct-to-home (DTH) service provider, using ... Read more...

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Feel like a maharaja chugging from Kolkata to Delhi


March 21st, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Now, travel through the heart of India in the lap of luxury. Equipped with LCD TVs, panoramic windows and internet connectivity, the new Maharajas' Express promises to ... Read more...

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Maharajas’ Express chugs out from Kolkata


March 21st, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday night flagged off the Kolkata-Delhi luxury tourist train Maharajas' Express from here. The train is the latest offering from the railways on the ... Read more...

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Luxury trains being monitored closely in Rajasthan


March 12th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Jodhpur, Mar 12(ANI): After the Union Home Ministry issued an alert against a possible terror attack on the luxury train 'Palace on Wheels', the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation has beefed up security ... Read more...

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Of windows and enhancing home decor (With Images)


September 6th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) People spend a lot of time and effort on doing up their homes, but they often neglect an important part - windows. A husband-wife design ... Read more...

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Banerjee silent on private players running tourist trains


July 3rd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget proposals presented in the Lok Sabha Friday did not include private sector participation in running of passenger trains on tourist routes, as ... Read more...

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Let private players run tourist trains: Economic Survey (Lead)


July 2nd, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Just a day before the government tables the railway budget, the Economic Survey for 2008-09 has suggested that the government should allow private players in passenger train ... Read more...

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Let private players run passenger trains: Economic Survey


July 2nd, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The government must allow entry of private players in passenger train operations and railway services to tourist destinations, the Economic Survey tabled in parliament Thursday said. "Private entry ... Read more...

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‘Heritage on Wheels’ train may turn into restaurant soon


May 8th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Anuradha Shukla New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) After ferrying tourists to see the splendours of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan for two years, the once popular "Heritage on Wheels" luxury train, currently ... Read more...

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Tourists enjoy `Royal Rajasthan on Wheels” splendour


January 18th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur (Rajasthan), Jan.18 (ANI): A group of 23 foreign and domestic tourists enjoyed the spectacular view of India''s northwestern desert state Rajasthan on a luxury train ''Royal Rajasthan on Wheels'' on ... Read more...

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India launches one more royal tourist train


January 11th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, a regal train chugging across the land of maharajas in western India, Sunday started its maiden journey, with the government promising to launch ... Read more...

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Soni to flag off Royal Rajasthan on Wheels next month


December 30th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, a regal train chugging across the land of maharajas in western India, will start its maiden journey Jan 11 when it will be ... Read more...

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Railways have a critical role in promotion of tourism in India: Ambika Soni


October 1st, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni on Wednesday said that the Indian Railways have a critical role in the promotion of tourism in India. The ... Read more...

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Railways, Punjab government to launch luxury train


October 1st, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The railways ministry and the Punjab government have signed an agreement to launch a luxury train on the lines of the famed 'Palace on Wheels', a ... Read more...

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels to offer regal sojourn (Lead)


August 25th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A regal train journey par excellence across the land of Maharajas in western India would be on offer from December with the launch of Royal Rajasthan on ... Read more...

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels to chug on from December


August 25th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A regal train journey par excellence across the land of Rajahs in western India would soon be on offer with the launch of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan wants a Palace on Wheels along Silk Route


June 10th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
By Neelam Mathews Astana, June 10 (IANS) Spurred by the success of the Palace on Wheels and other luxury train services in India, Kazakhstan has sought help from India's tourism ministry for similar ... Read more...

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Punjab and Orient Express plan to run tourism train


March 4th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday gave "in principle" approval to the RS.400 million ($10 million) train tourism project to be implemented in collaboration with the Singapore-based Orient Express Hotels ... Read more...

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New luxury train opens door to leisure travel


March 1st, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The growing business tourism in India is entering the domain of leisure travel in the luxury category and the Golden Chariot - a train with conference halls ... Read more...

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Another Palace on Wheels getting on track this year


February 21st, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by admin
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) After the phenomenal success of the first Palace on Wheels, a craze among high spending tourists, another royal train ride is likely to start in Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Three Indian trains in world list of 25 greatest rail adventures


January 23rd, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Jan.23 (ANI): Three heritage trains in India are among the world's top 25 iconic rail adventures. According to the US-based Society of International Railway Travelers published the list in a special edition ... Read more...

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