Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Tour Highlights
  • Delhi
  • Sawai Madhopur
  • Udaipur
  • Jaipur
  • Bharatpur – Agra
  • Khajuraho
  • Varanasi
 
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Royal Rajasthan on wheels as the name suggest provides you an insight of the imperial Rajasthan via luxurious services of the train. Royal Rajasthan on wheels is a magnificent luxury train exquisitely designed by experts keeping in mind all the requirements of the travelers. Rajasthan means "The place of Kings", therefore the regality comes from this exotic destination with imposing forts and fascinating palaces. The train exclusively traverses through prominent destinations and most exotic locales in Rajasthan. This luxurious train offers the royal comforts and elite services just as the former kings of bygone era used to enjoy the effortless journey across Rajasthan. This 'Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' is a joint venture of the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., supported by the Development of Tourism (Government of India).

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is exceptionally embroidered in a contemporary royal style to let its visitors experience the regal luxuries and lifestyle of the majestic bygone era. One can have the authentic taste of royalty as well as relish a royal feast onboard which will let you have an everlasting and immemorial experience to cherish forever. The train is designed in such a way that the moment you step into this majestic train, the regal opulence would take you off into a lavish world of luxury. The royal ambience which this luxury train beholds would surely let you feel like a king or queen and the regal services which it bestows would treat you like one. The luxury train exclusively let the travelers witness the true essence and distinctive features of Rajasthan depicted by amazing architecture, fascinating festivals, scintillating sports, high adrenaline adventure, exquisite craft and age old traditions with other distinct aspects of India as well.

The deluxe amenities that this exclusive train offers are comparable to top most five star hotels or luxury trains. The train exceptionally proffers astonishing services with a seating capacity of 82 and two exquisitely adorned super deluxe suites, two resto-bars, 13 deluxe saloons, improved water supply with storage, international spa facilities, boardroom and internet facilities and much more. The interiors of the train are embellished with dazzling effects and adornments and art pieces like paintings etc. The deluxe cabins has been given names like Pearl, Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire matching to the attractive color schemes which it has been decorated.

The exclusive itinerary of the train includes most eminent and favored tourist destinations like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Khajuraho, Varanasi etc. it will let you relish the exotic charm of each of the destinations at the fullest. Varanasi and Khajuraho are the latest addition to the itinerary because of their increasing popularity and demands. With the bursting grandeur of Rajasthan, one can witness the shining white glory of the Taj Mahal with exquisite carved out erotic temples of Khajuraho and enchanting Ghats of Varanasi, which serves as an icing on the cake.

About the Train
The latest jewel in the crown of the Indian luxury trains fleet, Maharajas Express is touted to be the India’s answer to the legendary Orient Express train with 4 fascinating pan-Indian journeys named Royal India, Princely India, Classical India ad Royal Sojourn. One of the most expensive and luxurious luxury train rides in the world, the salons of the Maharaja Express train draws inspiration from the private saloons of the erstwhile Maharajas of India.

Cabins
Maharajas Express comprises of 14 guest carriages which can accommodate 88 guests on board. There are 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suites and a plush Presidential Suite offering elegant living comparable to 5 star living.

Some of the amenities that set Maharaja Express apart are the Wi-Fi internet, LCD TVs and direct dial phones in each cabin. Besides, spacious en-suite bathrooms with showers, private butler and 27*7 room service ensure that your journey never fall short of the high standards set by Maharajas Express. The coaches are set with features such as:

» Centrally air conditioning
» Interiors fusing the classical Indian royalty and modern sophistication
» LCD television with satellite connection
» Writing Desk
» Private Bath
» Padded beds
» Direct dial phones
» Electronic safe


Dining
Seating 42 two passengers at once, two dining cars on board Maharajas Express serve an array of delectable cuisines to the guests. Impeccable interiors and gracious hospitality ensures that you get to dine like a royalty on board Maharajas Express. Besides the Table-d’hôte meals included in the fair guests can also avail of a la carte menu and en-suite private dining.

For the wine connoisseurs and revelers, there an urbane Safari Bar to take care of you in a suave yet laid back ambience with meticulous concoctions of domestic and international brands of wine and liquors.

Mayur Mahal - This in house restaurant is best visited by guests for its classic ambience and range of gourmet cuisines. With seating capacity of 42, the elegance of this restaurant is aptly matched by the service and presentation of an array of world cuisines prepared by expert chefs.

Rang Mahal - This suave restaurant with its serene interiors and glittering furnishing also houses 42 guests at a time and serves an eclectic melange of wotld cuisines.

Safari Bar - The lounge bar housed within Maharajas Express that guests can visit in order to unwind in a perfectly nonchalant yet suave ambiance after a tiring day of sightseeing and travel. The well stocked bar and an array of tantalizing starters and snacks will surely help lift your spirits. The interiors of the bar are based on the motif of adventure as the name suggests.


Tour Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days    Departure Day: Every Wednesday

DAY 01: (WED)

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: (THU)

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 03: (FRI)

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: (SAT)

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

DAY 05: (SUN)

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: (MON)
Arrive Khajuraho

Today morning after breakfast at the Train, later proceed tovisit 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 07: (TUE)
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: (WED)
Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi railway station, deboard from the train.

* Itinerary & timings are subject to change without any prior notice
Cost Per Person
Category Prices
Deluxe Cabin per person per night (Twin Sharing) USD 590
Deluxe Cabin Single per night USD 825
Super Deluxe Suite per cabin per night USD 1600

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 2.58% 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.
• $ 54 Luxury Tax per night for Super Deluxe Cabin.
• $ 24 Luxury Tax per night for Deluxe Cabin.

City Name Luxury (5* Deluxe)
Delhi Over Night in Train
Sawai Madhopur Over Night in Train
Udaipur Over Night in Train
Jaipur Over Night in Train
Bharatpur – Agra Over Night in Train
Khajuraho Over Night in Train
Varanasi Over Night in Train

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

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

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