Royal Rajasthan on Wheels was introduced by the Indian Railways and RTDC to offer a glimpse into this bygone era of romance, opulence and chivalry when various maharajas ruled their tiny kingdoms which were later merged to form present Rajasthan.
Red carpet welcomes at each destinations with bands playing royal welcome tunes, rides on decorated elephants and camels, sun downer cocktails in sand dunes and high teas and dining at some forts and palaces recreates the romance of the days of maharajas.
Instead of the cramped luxury of airliner or long and arduous car rides, the benefits of luxury train travel on board Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are manifold. Guests could relax in the privacy of their cabins or watch the landscape spool by, have some fine dining in 2 tastefully appointed dining car, sip on cocktails and spirits in bar or lounge contribute to an unforgettable rail journey and experience of a lifetime.
The 14 luxury cabins housed within the Royal Train of India have been named after some erstwhile royal palace of Rajasthan. Categorized into Deluxe and Super Deluxe saloons, these cabins come equipped with amenities such as Wi-Fi internet, Satellite TV, Channel music system and Individual temperature control. Few cabin names are as follows: Hawa Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Phool Mahal and Super Deluxe Coach Taj Mahal.
There are 2 dining cars in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels which are named Swarn Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Whereas Swarn Mahal is patterned on brass and gold theme, the Sheesh Mahal restaurant features spectacular floor lamps and crystal pelmets.
Day 1: Delhi - The city clearly demonstrates the influence of the ancient Mughal era and today's metropolitan outlook. Being the capital of the country, Delhi holds prominence in culture and tourism. You find the finest hotels and shopping malls along with the ancient structures and gardens in contrast to leave you breathless.
Day 2: Jodhpur - The city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is certain to take you to a different dimension altogether. The place is rightfully called the "Blue City" with the walls of the houses tinted in blue. Further the bazaars display the colorful range of commodities and the spices confirm the animated nature of the place. The view of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort is the highlight of the city.
Day 3: Udaipur - Luring the visitors with the magnificent palaces and fortifications, Udaipur, Rajasthan is one of the major tourist destinations. Also known as the "lake city", it is sealed to the air of romance. The place is beautifully set up amidst the Aravalli hills with three connecting lakes. Colorful Udaipur is yet another example of the diverse area in Rajasthan.
Day 4: Sawai Madhopur - The range of activity for the visitors of Rajasthan continues, Sawai Modhpur readily offers you with the thrilling experience of wildlife safari. World famous Ranthambore National Park which houses numerous exotic animals lies nearly. Also the UNESCO heritage site of the historic Ranthambore Fort enhances up to the attraction.
Day 4: Jaipur - The Capital of Rajasthan is also called the "Pink City" because of the color of the stones used to build this walled city. The culture and the heritage of the place are noteworthy, represented by the magnificent palaces, havelis and forts. The bazaars of Jaipur exhibit their famous block prints, jewelries and camel skin merchandises.
Day 5: Khajuraho - The Hindu and Jain temples that are counted as the UNESCO Heritage site is carved with beautiful yet erotic sculptures. These figurines depict the celebration of eroticism from the Kamasutra (erotica). Khajuraho lies in Madhya Pradesh and has the Vindhya Range as its background, making the place look fascinating.
Day 6: Varanasi - One of the holiest places of the Hindus, Bhuddists and Jains, lies on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. Old palaces, temples and terraces are fringing the banks that are connected a chain of stone steps. Varanasi attracts mostly Hindu pilgrims to bathe in the holy water of Ganga. The bazaars are chaotic and the religious rituals are performed vigorously.
Day 7: Agra - Very famous for the intricate and beautiful architectures, Agra is home to the world famous destination the "Taj Mahal". This city lies along the banks of the Yamuna River, Uttar Pradesh. Agra was the former Capital of India during the Mughal era, so has left back the magnificent art works for us to view and sing their praises.
Day 8: Delhi - Return in Delhi.