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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is designed and embroidered in a contemporary royal style to experience the existing regal luxury, taste a slice of royalty and enjoy a royal feast onboard, where every moment is woven together into an everlasting and immemorial experience to be lived and cherished forever. The magic of the splendid journey to the land of kings, majestic forts, incredible palaces, temple towns, diverse cultures and varied landscapes starts from Delhi. Discover the adventurous escapades to the wilds of Ranthambore, visit to the magical destination of Udaipur, perceive the intriguing sagas of forts and palaces of Jaipur, glimpse the art and sculpture of the temple of Khajuraho, on to the spiritual experiences at Varanasi and see the wonder of the world at Agra.

The Royal Palace on Wheels is an upgraded version of world famous Palace on Wheels. After the grand success of Palace on Wheels that is operational from last 25 years, this new train was launched in January 2009. The train as compared to Palace on Wheels is much luxurious and the cabins are more spacious.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Facilities

Super Deluxe and Deluxe Saloons

Super Deluxe Saloon - The Bravura Suite
Your princely saloon offers a spacious living with complete comfort of royal suite. The exquisite silk and velvet bedspreads and draperies take you to the era of munificent living. The finely carved wooden furniture in the super-deluxe suite adds to your experience. The bed in the cabin is large and comfortable with colour-coordinated draperies. The ottoman, sofa-chairs and writing table have been provided to make your stay more comfortable. The suites have been named after the two precious stones, Emerald and Diamond.

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Deluxe Saloon - The Extraordinary Suite
Welcome to your exquisite saloon, your personal imperial chamber. The saloon has been designed to live up to the grandeur of contemporary princely living with elegant silk furnishings for a befitting aesthetic appeal. These saloons have been thematically designed with co-ordinated colour schemes and textures to augment their splendour. Your chamber offers luxuries with meticulously chosen bedding and upholstery, writing-table and chair to make your stay more comfortable. Your furnished saloon gives you sufficient mobility within the coupe. The saloons have been created in three different themes in hues of exquisite jewels, Ruby, Sapphire and Pearl.

Restaurants
A delicious meal, presented appetisingly and served with love is the perfect beginning and end of the day. And we serve it all. Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal, the two Restro-Lounges on the Royal Train await you to savour the grand royal feast. Indulge in mouth-watering delicacies from Rajasthani, Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines. Sheesh Mahal has been adorned with splendid floor lamps and crystal pelmets; the entire restro-lounge is made of wood and crystal. The Swarn Mahal, has been planned around a theme of gold and brass. Dinning at both the restro-lounges will add to your pleasure. Amidst aesthetic splendour, feast on your delicious meal with customised hand-made cutlery and specially designed crockery.

Bar
Accompany your sumptuous meals with finest wines and an array of international brands of liquor on the two restro-lounges Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal on the Royal Train. The fully equipped bar on the train serves selected brands on Aperitif, Malt, Whisky, Scotch, Rum, Vodka, Cognac, Wines and Champagne. These premium delights have been put to serve your palette better.

Souvenirs
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has souvenirs, to provide you with knickknacks and keepsakes that you would love to pick up. These include products and apparels specially designed to suit your interest like:

  • Beer Mug
  • Emboss Leather Jewellery Box
  • Leather Photo Frame
  • Cruet Set
  • Old Paper Notebook with Train Painting
  • T-shirt, Caps, etc.

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Spa
A pampering cannot go amiss while on a vacation, especially if the holiday is in India. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels brings to you the finest spa services on board. This lifestyle spa will provide relaxation and wellness solutions on board with personal care products for hair, skin and body. The well-equipped spa will offer various massages and therapies and revitalising solutions amidst royal ambience. The royal train will have a dedicated coach for excellent spa services. The products used by the spa are from the house of Amatrra.

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Other Facilities

  • Hospitality – At Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, the gracious hospitality is bound to leave you speechless. Your experience at the regal train will be doubled by the warm welcome and the diligent service. The meticulously trained attendants, your Khidmatgars will serve you round the clock.
  • Splendid Saloons – The 13 deluxe coaches have been rightly named after the famous palaces of Rajasthan. Namely, Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Surya Mahal, Moti Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Jal Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Kumbha Palace, Umaid Palace, Lalgarh Palace. The Super-Deluxe coach is Taj Mahal.
  • Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a no smoking train.
  • The Royal train is Wi-Fi enabled.*
  • The windows in the Royal Train are the largest in any train running on tracks in India and have been made especially for enjoying the visual treat on your royal escapade.
  • The super deluxe saloons have an individual temperature control facility.
  • Channel music system and public address system.
  • Get engrossed with a range of board-games and a variety of books on the train.
  • Various national dailies and magazines are available aboard.
  • Laundry service is available on board to serve you better.
  • A separate safe is provided in your cabin to store your valuables.
  • 110/120 V sockets in Train.
  • Mailbox is provided on board.
  • Foreign exchange counters are available at hotel counters.
  • Transport – For a comfortable sightseeing experience, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels will provide modified Volvo buses for the passengers in deluxe saloons and cars for passengers in super-deluxe saloon.

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Tariff

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - New Tour Tariff *
Category

Prices

Deluxe Cabin per person per night (Twin Sharing)

USD 625*

Deluxe Cabin Single per night

USD 875*

Super Deluxe Suite per cabin per night

USD 1700*

10% of the tariff for the children upto 5 years of age.
Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age.
(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)

Please note

  • Government of India service tax of 3.09% shall be levied on the tariff.
  • US$ 15 per pax per trip shall be charged against the payment of commercial taxes in addition to the tariff.
  • 10% surcharge will be levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.

Inclusions

  • Deluxe cabin with attached bath
  • All meals, including tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Safari into the Jungles of Ranthambore by Canter
  • Jeep or Elephant ride at Amber Fort of Jaipur
  • Cultural program followed by dinner at Jaipur
  • Transport for sightseeing with Deluxe Coaches
  • Entrance fee to monuments and museums
  • English speaking guides

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Exclusions

  • Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car
  • Facilities, Spa Car Facilities and other items of personal nature

Booking Policy

In case of FITs

  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

In case of Group

  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to The Luxury Trains. On cancellation, refund will be made.
  • Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows.

In case of FITs

  • 5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
  • 20% of ticket value between 45 to 59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value between 30 to 44 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value between 30 days prior to departure.

In case of Group

  • 20% of ticket value 89 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value between 88 to 31 days.
  • 100% of ticket value between 30 days prior to departure.

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* Train tariff / Tour Itinerary subject to change without notice.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Schedule

2014 2015
October-5, 12, 19, 26 January-4, 11, 18, 25
November-2, 9, 16, 23, 30 February-1, 8, 15, 22
Decmber-7, 14, 21, 28 March-1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Itinerary

Tour Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra – Khajuraho- Varanasi- Delhi
Departure Day: Every Sunday


DAY 01: (SUN)
DEPART DELHI
Welcome on board at Delhi with the ceremonial greetings at the Safdarjung station at 21:00 hrs with traditional garlanding.
After check in, you would be escorted to the respective cabins. Feel the difference of the World in the moving Palace which empowers luxury and tradition hand to hand.

DAY 02: (MON)
ARRIVAL SAWAI MADHOPUR SAWAI MADHOPUR - UDAIPUR
Early morning proceed for safari at Ranthambore National Park.
Ranthambore is most famous for its large tiger population. As tourism in the park increased, so did the population of neighboring villages. This lead to increasing amounts of fatal human-tiger interactions and poaching. The Indian Government started Project Tiger in 1972 with an allotted area of 60 m2. It was later expanded to become what is now called, the Ranthambore National Park. Besides tigers, the reserve has thriving bird population with more than 270 different species of birds here.
In 2005, there were 26 tigers living in Ranthambore. This was significantly lower than the recorded tiger population of the reserve in 1982, which then stood at 44. In 2008, more than 14 tiger cubs were recorded. This was largely attributed to sustained efforts by forest officials to curb poaching. Villagers in the region were being given incentives to stay out of the park and surveillance cameras were also fitted across the reserve. The Indian government also committed US$153 million for the efforts. These efforts have been successful with Ranthambore having enough tigers to participate in the Sariska Tiger Reserve relocation efforts.
Back to train for Breakfast.
After the Lunch you will proceed for afternoon safari at Ranthambore National Park.
After the safaris return backtrain for onboard journey

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DAY 03: (TUE)
ARRIVE UDAIPUR
After breakfast at train you will proceed to visit the vast and exquisite City Palace, a well-fortified, majestic white monument. The main entrance, a triple-arched gate named the Tripolia, was built in 1725 and is a marvel. The Suraj Gokhada, the Balcony of the Sun, where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in times of trouble to the people to restore their confidence, is also a fascinating sight.
Drive past Fateh Sagar Lake and visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids-of-Honor, which has numerous fountains in four pools, embellished with delicately chiseled kiosks and elephants. The garden brings to the fore the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies, who once strolled through these gardens.
Later in the afternoon, take a boat cruise on Lake Pichola to visit Jag Mandir Palace by common boat, which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome. You’ll see people doing their laundry on the shores of the lake against the backdrop of the massive City Palace and the old city.
After the sightseeing tour proceed to the train for onboard journey.

DAY 04: (WED)
ARRIVE JAIPUR
 
Morning after breakfast, you will proceed to visit City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armoury, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings.
Jaipur's Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progresses and research made in the fields of science and technology, but he was passionate about astronomy. There is a very interesting story behind the construction of this observatory, considered as the largest stone observatory in the world. Sawai Jai Singh sent his emissaries to all parts of the world before commencing the construction of this observatory. The emissaries returned with many manuals on astronomy containing cutting-edge technological information. One of these manuals was a copy of La Hire's "Tables". The king ordered the observatory to be built according to the details contained in this manual. When the construction ended, for the astonishment of the king and others, the observatory was 20 seconds more accurate than the one mentioned in "Table.
In the afternoon after lunch proceed for capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.
Jeeps will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.
En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. It is extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city.
After the sightseeing tour proceed to the train for onboard journey.

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DAY 05: (THU)
ARRIVE BHARATPUR 
BHARATPUR – AGRA

Upon arrival at Bharatpur, proceed to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century.  It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago.  It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.  
Arrive Agra and visit Red Fort.  After lunch, move on to pay a visit to Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love; It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Agra is also known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.
Later return back to the train, have your dinner on board.

DAY 06: (FRI)
ARRIVE KHAJURAHO

Today morning after breakfast at the Train, later proceed to visit the Chandela Temple Complex. The tour of Khajuraho this morning concentrates on the famous erotic temples, which represent some of the finest examples of temple architecture in Northern India.  The remote location of Khajuraho meant that the temples were unharmed by Muslim invaders and as a result, the intricately fine carvings are in very good condition and are said to represent life in heaven. 
They were built during the mighty Chandela dynasty; the majority was constructed in a sudden burst of creative and religious energy, between the mid-10th and 11th centuries.  After ruling for about 500 years the Chandela dynasty fell to the might of Islam and consequently the religious centre of Khajuraho was abandoned.  The temples remain as a reminder of a society that believed in the full enjoyment of life, with all the senses being a path to nirvana.  Of the eighty-five original temples only 22 remain, but many are in very good condition. 
You visit the Kandariya Mahadeva, the Chatrabhuj, Parswanath and Ghantai Temples, each remarkable for its beautiful design and architecture.
Later return to the train, onboard journey.

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DAY 07: (SAT)
ARRIVE VARANASI
IN Varanasi - In the morning you will take a boat ride along the bathing ghats on the Holy River Ganges. At sunrise the Hindu faithful flock to the river to cleanse themselves of their sins. You see the cremation ghats and the Deswameedha ghats. To die in Varanasi is to end the Hindu cycle of re-birth, thereby making it a popular place to end one's life. After sunrise you will visit some of the temples in the surrounding area.
In the afternoon, you will proceed for an excursion to Sarnath, a major Buddhist center in the world. After achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya, Buddha, the 'Awakened One', delivered his first sermon here. It was the sixth century then, when he also set in motion the wheel of law, the Dharmachakra. This dwelling place of the rishis, it was also known as 'Rishipatana' (the place of the Rishis or sages). Buddha gave his first sermon in the Deer Park where he initiated his first five disciples into Buddhist monkshood. Buddhism found its roots in Sarnath, the birthplace of this way of life.
Later return to the train for onboard journey.

DAY 08: (SUN) 
ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival at Delhi railway station, deboard from the train.

Itinerary & timings are subject to change without any prior notice

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Highlights

Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore is most famous for its large tiger population. As tourism in the park increased, so did the population of neighboring villages. This lead to increasing amounts of fatal human-tiger interactions and poaching. The Indian Government started Project Tiger in 1972 with an allotted area of 60 m2. It was later expanded to become what is now called, the Ranthambore National Park. Besides tigers, the reserve has thriving bird population with more than 270 different species of birds here.

Udaipur, the "City of Palaces"
Rajasthan's most romantic city, the "Eastern Venice", looks magical with its fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow streets. Everything is telling tales of the heroic past.

Jaipur, "The Pink City"
Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition.

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Once the capital city of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodhaji - chief of the Rathore Clan of Rajputs who claimed descent from Lord Rama. A major trade centre of 16th century, the city, today, has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan, retaining the medieval splendour.

The Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world
The famous symbol of love was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to compete this mausoleum, which is entirely built from white marble. This building is an unforgettable sight, not exclusively for lovers.

Khajuraho, "City of Tamples"
Khajuraho city is known for housing the famous World Heritage Site - the Khajuraho temples. The temple town carries a great legacy of the bygone era and is one of the major tourist destination. The city nestles itself in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. This thousand year old city of Khajuraho is the best watch on your heritage tour. The city has number of excursions which rangge from wildlife to enchanting waterfalls.

Varanasi, "The Holy City"
Varanasi or Benarasi in Hindi is the holiest city of India’s majority followers of Hindu religion one of the most important pilgrimage centers in India. It is situated on the west bank of holy Ganges. Also known as Banaras it is a major tourist attraction for those traveling to India.

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