Royal Rajasthan On Wheels
Group | Individual | Regular | (Every Wednesday)
8 Days /7 Nights
US$ 1815 Onwards
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The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels: The Train
●New Delhi ●Sawai Madhopur ●Udaipur ●Jaipur ●Bharatpur ●Agra ●Khajuraho
●Varanasi ●Delhi ● Delhi
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
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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.
About Royal Palace On Wheels Train
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.
Description Of The Train:
Saloons : The Train has 14 passenger coaches. The 13 coaches have three Deluxe Saloons on each coach and 14th coach has 2 Super Deluxe Saloons. Each deluxe saloon has different color theme of exquisite jewels like Ruby, Pearl and Sapphire.
Super Deluxe Suites offers a spacious living with complete comfort of royal suites. The exquisite silk and velvet bedspreads and draperies take you to an era of royal living. The finely carved wooden furniture adds to your experience. These spacious suites are named after jewels “Emerald” and ‘Diamond’.
These saloons offer luxuries with bedding, upholstery, study table and chair to make your stay comfortable
Each coach is named after the famous places 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, Lalgarh Palace.
The Super Deluxe Coach is called Taj Mahal.
Restaurants : The train has two restaurants namely ‘Swaran Mahal’ amd ‘Sheesh Mahal’. These restaurants offer you mouth watering delicacies ranging from ethnic Rajasthani, Indian, Continental and Chinese Cuisines. The entire restaurant is made of wood and crystal. Amidst aesthetic splendor, feast on your delicious meal with customized hand made cutlery and specially designed crockery.
Bar : Finest wines and international brands of liquor are available on the two restro-lounges.
Spa : After the full day of sight seeing one can have the finest spa services on board. The spa will provide relaxation and wellness solutions on board with personal care products. The spa can offer you various massages and therapies on board.
Day 1 - Wednesday - Depart New 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 2 - Thursday - 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.
Day 3 - Friday - 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
Day 5 - Sunday - 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 6 - Monday - 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.
Day 7 - Tuesday - Arrive Varanasi
Very early 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.
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, visit "Bharat Kala Bhavan" which lies within the sprawling grounds of Banaras Hindu University. Its outstanding collection of sculpture, paintings and textiles began with the private collection of the enlightened Rai Krishnadasa. The sculpture collection includes terracotta and clay objects, stone and bronze and cast metal objects. Ancient terracotta varying from ritual icons to toys to utilitarian objects date to the Indus Valley Civilization, Mauryan, Sunga and Gupta period. 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 8 - Wednesday - Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi railway station, deboard from the train.
* Subject to change
Dates & Prices
Months of operation:
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels tour starts on every Wednesday of the week from New Delhi, from October until March of the following year.
During summer and monsoon months (April to September), the train closes for maintenance.
Reporting time is 20:30 hrs at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station where a royal reception awaits you.
This prestigious train departs from Safdarjung Railway Station at 21:00 hrs.
Please note that owing to global popularity of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, it is always advisable to book your space well in advance to avoid any availability problem ahead.
Valid from October 2014 to March 2015
Tour : 7 Nights/ 8 Days Tour
Occupancy Type Per Person/ Night 7 Nights Per Person
Deluxe Cabin per person
per night (Twin Sharing) USD 625* US$ 4375*
Deluxe Cabin Single
per night USD 875* US$ 6125*
Super Deluxe Suite
per cabin per night USD 1700* US$ 11900*
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.
The Tariff includes :
• 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
The Tariff does not include:
• Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car
• Facilities, Spa Car Facilities and other items of personal nature
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 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.
8 Days / 7 Nights (Oct. 2014 - Mar. 2015)
Months Departure Dates
October 2014 5,12,19,26
November 2014 2,9,16,23,30
December 2014 7,14,21,28
January 2015 4,11,18,25
February 2015 1,8,15,22
March 2015 1,8,15,22,29
* Train tariff / Tour Itinerary subject to change without notice.
Jodhpur the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan is famous for its magnificent Meharangarh fort. Another example of Rajput glory is the Jaswant Thada built in 1899. Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Jodhpur, the land of majestic and mystic glory welcomes you. Currently, the second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur was established in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput king.
The weather in this erstwhile state is always bright and sunny, hence has earned another title of the Sun City. In this royal paradise, you will find the most ordinary houses on street sides with exquisite stonework, traceries and carved latticed windows. The panoramic view of the city in tones of blue appears like a painter’s masterstroke of indigo charm. You will be delighted to witness the charisma of the regal legacy at Jodhpur, especially at the Mehrangarh Fort. This majestic fort is one of the largest forts of India and still preserves the artefacts like royal cradles, palanquins, musical instruments of diverse backgrounds spread over centuries.
The magic of imperial living comes alive when you visit some of the finest specimen of Rajput architecture viz. the lavish Umaid Bhawan Palace.
The mesmerising royal charm has not left you untouched by now. You will begin the next regal escapade at Sawai Madhopur.The land of marvellous beauty, Udaipur is named after the dynamic ruler of this princely state, Rana Udai Singh. The scenic beauty of Udaipur has earned it various titles in superlatives. This City of Lakes has a long glorious history and is also considered as the romance city of Rajasthan with endless love sagas of its rulers.
Jag Niwas, the City Palace, one of the largest palaces in India, is an interesting blend of Rajput architecture and Mughal interiors that carve this fortress as a distinctive structure. The palace also homes a well-maintained museum that upkeeps the armoury, costumes and other belongings of its rulers. The other captive interests in the mystic land are the Lake Palace, the Jag Mandir and numerous other forts and temples. A stunning masterpiece, Sahelion ki Bari also known as the ‘Garden of Maidens’ is a true delight to experience.
Udaipur is a shopper’s paradise and has fine marble mementoes, miniature paintings and handicraft items. There are other exquisite attractions like the ballads and compositions woven in melody by artists in traditional Rajasthani style. Overall, the excursion to this overwhelming city is a true delight.
Chittorgarh, the land of glory and valour is bound to leave you enchanted. The history of this captivating place is intriguing and spellbinding. The land of devotion and determination, Chittorgarh has produced some of the greatest devotees and courageous warriors in the history of India. Chittorgarh remains replete with historic associations and holds a very special place in the hearts of Rajputs, as it was a bastion of the clan at a time when every other stronghold had succumbed to invasion.
Chittorgarh Fort, the gigantic citadel was built in the seventh century and stands witness to chivalry, valour and honour postulated and lived by the Rajput rulers of that era. The fort is dotted with innumerable monuments and beautiful temples. The Vijay Stambh, tower of victory was erected by Rana Kumbha to mark his triumph over the Sultan of Gujarat. Here, you will revisit history where Rani Padmini along with other women performed the heroic act of Jauhar ― rather than being caught by the enemy, they took a plunge in fire. The sound and light show narrates the history of this majestic land to perfection and is a treat to witness.
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BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE ...
First Class 40 Kgs.
Executive Class 35 Kgs.
Economy Class (Y,B,M & H) 20 Kgs.
Economy Class (K,Q,V,W,G,L,U,S,T,X, N & E) 15 Kgs.
Infants not entitled to a seat (All economy classes) Nil
Local festivals may fall on the date of travel and it is possible that the visits to places of interest are modified by the local government or authorities for which we cannot be held responsible. The program would be amended accordingly so that none of the visits included are missed on an alternative provided.
(Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
Boats: To take part in any boat ride, you need to be of average mobility to be able to climb on and off all these boats unaided; able to disembark onto makeshift docks without handrails, or onto muddy and slippery riverbanks.
Canters: These are large, open trucks with wooden bench seats in the back and used for safaris on sharing basis in the national parks.
Elephant ride at Amber Fort (Jaipur): Elephant rides can either be taken to the fort or from the fort based on the directives received from the Rajasthan State Tourism Board and are booked on first come-first serve basis. As such for Elephant ride at Amber Fort, an early departure from the hotel is recommended. Also note Elephant ride to or from the Fort is subject to same being operational and may be stopped due to various reasons by Rajasthan State Tourism Board
Important: At all times, our Tour Managers, Local Guides, and Representatives will assist and brief guests about these activities but cannot guarantee the uninterrupted services during their stay in Indian Subcontinent. All guests must bear full responsibilities for such activities releasing Indior Tours, its associates, its directors, its agents of any claim. It would be in your interest to buy a suitable insurance to cover all risks associated with such travel.
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In order not to encourage begging, we suggest that you should not distribute anything during your visits (candy, money, toys, pens etc.).Should you wish to made donations in cash or kind, please consult your guide who would provide you with the best advice.
We suggest that you spend your money to buy locally produced things made my local craftsmen and take them to the country of your origin and contribute to the local economy thus providing work to those in need.
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