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The life of the erstwhile rulers has always fascinated us. Everyone wants to live a life of a king or queen. Indian Railways has made it possible for you. With luxury trains like Palace on Wheels, Maharaja Express and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, the ministry has given three of the most beautiful and regal engines to the royal city of Rajasthan.

About Royal Rajasthan On Wheels

The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels is one of the most luxurious trains of India which offers a delightful royal sojourn through the erstwhile period of Rajputana Reigns. The train was launched by the ministry of Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation to promote tourism in Rajasthan.

The train takes you on a week-long trip to the splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan, and to the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels’ royal journey starts every Sunday evening at 04:30 p.m. from Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi. The train terminates at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi at 07:00 AM the following Monday.

History and Royal Background of the Royal Rajasthan of Wheels

The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels started on December 2008.

After a huge and splendid success of The Palace On Wheels, Rajasthan’s second luxury train was announced by then minister of state for tourism, Ms. Usha Punia. The concept of this luxury train in India follows the model of very famous and magnificent ‘The Palace On Wheels’. The train follows the fashion from the erstwhile period, giving this train a highly classic look. The coaches of the train are designed in a way similar to the coaches of the train on which erstwhile rulers of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nazim of Hyderabad, and the viceroy of British India used to travel in all luxury.

Interiors, Luxury and Comfort

The interior of The Royal Rajasthan has been designed and renovated over time. Painted Blue from outside, the train has some amazing interior selection to match the luxury of the erstwhile rulers. The coaches of the train are designed and decorated keeping the royal colours in mind.

13 Super Deluxe and Deluxe Saloons

The 13 saloons are divided into two categories – Super Deluxe Saloons and Deluxe Saloons. They have been named on the names of the palaces of Rajasthan such as 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 and Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the Super-Deluxe coach.

Exquisite silk bedcovers and draperies make your journey as munificent as the princely states of Rajasthan. In the Super Deluxe Saloon, an Ottoman, Sofa-Chairs, and Writing Table have been provided by the designers of the train to make your sojourn more pleasant. The suites have been perfectly named after the two precious jewels (stones) – Emerald and Diamond – Matching the colours and luxury of the saloons.

Designed with different colour tones and textures to ameliorate the splendour the coaches, the elegant silk covers, comfortable upholstery and writing table befit to the aesthetic appeal of the saloons. The suites of the saloon are names after the famous jewels – Ruby, Sapphire, and Pearl – matching the hues of luxury and comfort.

Restaurants cum Kitchens

2 restaurant cum kitchens named after two famous Mahals of Rajasthan, Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal offer a wide range of delicious meals, serving you with the mouth – watering delicacies of Rajasthan, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Meals are served in specially designed crockery with hand – made cutlery.

Bar cum Lounge

1 bar cum lounge serving Indian liquor and a variety of scotch, wine and cocktails is also there in the luxury train.

Spa Saloon

A newly introduced spa saloon offering Ayurvedic massages is there to help you relax and rewind yourself in prime luxury.

Library

Read your favourite books from the well-stocked library of Royal Rajasthan On Wheels.

Route Map of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Tour

8 Days/7 Nights Tour Program – A Week of Luxury

The luxury train follows the itinerary of 8 Days and 7 Nights, starting from New Delhi on Sunday evening and returning back to New Delhi on the next Sunday morning.

Day 1

Sunday

depart from New Delhi

Day 2

Monday

Jodhpur Tour

Day 3

Tuesday

Udaipur Tour

Tuesday Afternoon

Chittorgarh Tour

Day 4

Wednesday

Sawai Madhopur Tour

Day 4

Wednesday Afternoon

Jaipur Tour

Day 5

Thursday

Khajuraho Tour

Day 6

Friday

Varanasi Tour

Day 7

Saturday

Agra – City of Taj Mahal

Day 8

Sunday

Tour end at Delhi

The Royal Rajasthan Wheels Train Tour is one of the world’s most luxurious rail sojourns.

Day 1 – Monday evening – depart from New Delhi

  • Report by 3:30PM at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi
  • The Royal Journey starts with the ceremonial welcome at the Platform of Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi. Here, the tourists and expatriates are treated with the ut-most hospitality by the turban-wearing attendants.
  • Complete the check-in formalities with the staff of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels for a week of luxury.
  • After signing the formalities, your Personal Attendant will escort you to your saloon cabin and brief you on cabin facilities and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.
  • The train departs from Delhi at 4:30PM and Evening High Tea is served.
  • Dinner is served on board.

Day 2 – Monday – Jodhpur Tour

  • The train reaches the station of Jodhpur City at 09:15 AM.
  • Breakfast is served on board.
  • Visit famous palace, Mehrangarh Fort, which is paradigm of Rajputana Glory.
  • Lunch at a Hotel, and Dinner is served on Board
  • Train departs at 05:10 PM.

Day 3 – Tuesday early morning – Udaipur – City of lakes

  • The train reaches Jodhpur at 08:00 AM.
  • Breakfast is served on Board.
  • Proceed at 10:00 AM for site visit to the magnificent forts and palaces of the Udaipur city that floats proudly on the lakes in 15 seater canters.
  • Explore the splendour of the city with palaces, havelis, gardens and temples at every nook and corner.
  • Return back to the train by 1:30 for departure.
  • Lunch at Hotel and Dinner is served on Board.

Day 3 – Wednesday afternoon – Chittorgarh – Hill Fort

  •  The train reaches Chittorgarh Railway Station at 4:45 AM.
  • Breakfast is served on Board.
  • Proceed for an excursion to the 11th century Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, the City of Love and Valour. It is considered one of the largest forts in India and is a World Heritage Site.
  • Then Visit the Victory Tower – Vijay Sthamb, which is one of the most famous places of the Chittorgarh city.
  • Light and Music Show is organised at the Fort.
  • Enjoy the cultural Program organised exclusively for tourists of Royal Rajasthan On Wheels at Hotel Panna.
  •  Return to train for dinner.
  • The train departs at 10:00 PM.

Day 4 – Thursday – Sawai Madhopur

  • The train arrives by 5:30 AM at the station of Sawai Madhopur City.
  • Have on-board breakfast (or at Hotel Vinayak) and proceed to visit the Wildlife of Rajasthan at Ranthambore National Park.
  • Pay a visit to the imposing forts and palaces of the city and unveil the covers of the history of Royal Rajasthan.
  • Lunch is served on Board.
  • Return to train by 10:00 AM and depart.
  • Dinner is served on board.

Day 4  –– Thursday – Jaipur – The capital City

  • The train arrives by 1:15 PM at Jaipur, the pink city.
  • Here, you’ll be welcomed by the caparisoned elephants and melodies of shehnai.
  • Watch the amazing Hawa Mahal, take a bumpy elephant rides, explore the walls of the forts and shop at the city’s local market.
  • Lunch at a 5-star hotel and return to train for some rest
  • After Lunch, visit the houses of the Maharajas of Jaipur, The city palace, which houses the city’s most archaic museum.
  • Cultural program is organised at a hotel, followed by a dinner.
  • The train departs form Jaipur at 10:15 PM.

Day 5 – Friday – Khajurao – Sculptures and Arts

  • The train arrives at Khajuraho at 11:00 AM.
  • The city of Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya Praadesh. It is the city of arts, sculptures, passion, dance and music. After enjoying the on-board breakfast, explore the erotic sculptures in the city of Khajuraho.
  • Visit the Museum
  • Lunch at Hotel.
  • Dinner is served on Board.
  • The train departs from Khajuraho at 6:30 PM.

Day 6 – Varanasi (Banaras) – The city of Holy Ganga.

  • The train arrives by 6:00 AM.
  • Dinner is served on board.
  • Explore the most religious city of the country and visit the famous temples and river banks.
  • Return to train for breakfast and depart by 6:00 PM.

Day 7- Saturday – Agra – City of Taj Mahal

  • The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels drops you at Railway Station on the outskirts of the Agra city at 5:00 AM.
  • Breakfast is served on Boar
  • Visit Agra Fort, the seat of the might Mughal Empire from the 16th to early 18th century.
  • Lunch at 5 star hotel.
  • Highlight of the tour - the magnificent Taj Mahal, a flawless architectural marvel built in white marble. It is not only one of the Seven Wonders of the World but also the epitome of love.
  • Get back to the railway station for dinner on-board and depart.

Day 8 – Sunday morning – Train Terminates

  • The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels returns back to Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi by 07:00 AM.
  • Enjoy early breakfast on board and then start with the check-out formalities at 8:00 AM.
  • The Tour Terminates Here!

Schedule and Tariff

The second luxurious train, The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels departs on every Sunday from the station of Safdarjung, New Delhi. The train does not function from March to September. To get the detailed schedule of the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels, check - http://www.royalrajasthanonwheels.co.in/schedule.php

The 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*

 

The 7 Nights Royal Rajasthan On Wheels Tariff depends on a few things such as:

  • The month you will be departing.
  • Occupancy type – single, double sharing or triple sharing.
  • Nationality.
  • 10% surcharge will be levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.
  • 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)

Visit http://www.royalrajasthanonwheels.co.in/tariff.php  to read in detail about Tariff inclusions and extra costs. Also read about the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels Booking Procedure, Cancellation Rules and other Terms and Conditions.

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