Jaipur: Rajasthan`s luxury train `Palace
on Wheels` has been adjudged the fourth best among the top
10 luxury trains of the world by noted global travel magazine
For the year 2009, the magazine had asked its readers for
the first time to vote for their favourite train. They were
asked to rank each train out of 100 points.
"The Palace on Wheels attained 83.94 points and was
ranked fourth below the Venice Simplon-Orient Express (89.92
points), Eurostar (86.92 points) and Pride of Africa, Rovos
Rail (84.25 points)," MD and chairman of Rajasthan Tourism
Development Corporation (RTDC) Manjit Singh said Monday.
It will give a boost not only to the luxury trains of
Rajasthan but also to tourism in the state. The train
currently is undergoing a major revamp at a cost of Rs 1.5
crore, Singh said.