Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – Luxury Train Tour in India
Royal Rajasthan Train Information
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a luxury tourist train run by Indian Railways. It is modelled on the Palace on Wheels, and follows a similar route through Rajasthan. Tourists are taken to several important tourist, wildlife and heritage sites across Rajasthan.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers the most opulent facilities to its guests fit only for the kings. State-of-the-art amenities are blended with the traditional Rajput hospitality. The train is loaded with opulent features offering comfort and luxuries to the passengers. The retro lounges and super deluxe saloon would surely impress the passengers.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels consists of super deluxe coaches and deluxe coaches. The guests aboard this train enjoy more space, as the number of passengers is limited. The train also has a common lounge, facilitating guest interaction of a high magnitude. And with Wi-Fi internet facility intact, you actually never lose contact with the world while on the go. There is also an intercontinental Spa facility to rejuvenate your senses. Moreover, the attendants are at your disposal to assist you all the time.
Each city the train traverses through, has an exclusive and fantastic history of its own. The magnetism that you will witness during the trip will surely make you nostalgic of the glorious past of the royal rajputs. And the essence of the Indian temple towns will surely refresh your spiritual senses. Rajasthan is not just about forts and palaces. It is also about its deserts and lakes and also its varied wildlife. The dramatic landscapes and the exotic flora and fauna species at Bharatpur and Sawai Madhopur definitely manage to awe inspire the wildlife enthusiasts.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels History
The train was launched in January 2009 following the success of the Palace on Wheels, another luxury train that travels through Rajasthan
Tour Duration and Destination Covered on Rajasthan Royal Train Tour
The train takes tourists on a 7-day/8-night tour through Rajasthan. The train starts from New Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station, and has stops at Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Agra.
Some of the tourist attractions covered are the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Ranthambhor National Park, Chittaurgarh Fort, Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Agra Fort and finally the Taj Mahal.
Facilities Available in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Super Deluxe Saloon – The Bravura Suite
The fascinating saloon offers a large living with complete comfort of royal suite. The finely carved wooden furniture in the super-deluxe suite adds to your comfort experiences. The fine silk and velvet bedspreads and draperies take you to the era of munificent living. The names of the suites beautifully reflect the two striking stones: Diamond and Emerald.
Deluxe Saloon – The Extraordinary Suite
The saloon has been designed to live up to the magnificence of contemporary princely living with elegant silk furnishings for an apt aesthetic appeal. These saloons have been thematically designed with matched color textures and schemes to augment their splendor. The saloons have been created in three different premises in tint of wonderful jewels: Ruby, Sapphire and Pearl.
Dining & Cuisines
A lip-smacking meal, presented with warm hospitality will mark the beginning and the end of your day at Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. There are two restro bars on the royal train: Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal offering Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese delicacies. Sheesh Mahal is themed around glass wares and has been adorned with resplendent crystal pelmets and floor lamps, while the Swarn Mahal is themed around gold and brass.
Bar & Lounge
The Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal also offer international brands of liquors on board the Royal Train. The bars serve selected brands on Aperitif, Vodka, Cognac, Malt, Rum, Scotch, Whisky and Champagne.
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers a range souvenirs and keepsakes to choose from to remind you of the nostalgic journey later. You can select from an array of products and apparels such as beer mug, caps, cruet set, emboss leather jewelry box, leather photo frame, old paper notebook with train painting, Tee-shirt, etc.
The Royal train offers the luxury spa services on board. This lifestyle spa will provide wellness and relaxation solutions with personal care products for skin, hair and body. The well-equipped spa offers a range of therapies, massages and refreshing solutions to rejuvenate the mind, body and the soul.
- At Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, the cordial hospitality is bound to leave you mesmerized. Your experience at the royal train will be enhanced by the warm welcome and the meticulous service.
- There are 13 deluxe coaches named after the famous palaces of Rajasthan: 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 name of the the Super-Deluxe coach is inspired from Taj Mahal.
- The train is Wi-Fi enabled. The windows of the train are the largest in any running train in India to offer the visual delight on your majestic sojourn.
- Foreign exchange counters are available at hotel counters.
- The super-deluxe saloons have an individual temperature-control facility.
- A separate safe is provided in your cabin to store your valuables.
- Public address system and Channel music system.
- A range of board-games and a variety of books on the train are available to guests.
- Laundry service is also available on board.
Detailed New Itinerary of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Itinerary Season January 2011 till April 2012
Day 1 : Reporting at Safdarjung Railway Station, Dinner aboard the train, Departure for Jodhpur
Day 2 : Jodhpur 0730 hrs Breakfast, Arrival in Jodhpur, Sightseeing trip across Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan and shopping in Jodhpur market, Lunch at a 5 star palace hotel, Return to the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Depart for Udaipur, Dinner on board
Day 3 : Udaipur 0700 hrs Arrival in Udaipur, Breakfast aboard the train, Sightseeing trip across Sahelion ki Baari, City Palace, and boat ride on the Lake Pichola, Lunch at a 5 star palace hotel, Return back to the train and depart for Chittorgarh, Sightseeing across Chittorgarh Fort, High Tea in the fort restaurant, Light and Sound show, Back in the train, Dinner onboard the train, Departure for Sawai Madhopur
Day 4 : Sawai Madhopur 0530 hrs Arrival at Sawai Madhopur, Departure for Ranthambore National Park, Return to the train for breakfast, Departure for Jaipur, Arrival at Jaipur, Sightseeing of Jaipur, Arrival at Amer Fort for sightseeing, Lunch at Café Amber, Shopping in Jaipur market, Explore Jantar Mantar and City Palace, Return to the train for tea and refreshments, Departure for Dinner in a city hotel, Cultural Program and Dinner, Return to the train, Depart for Khajuraho
Day 5 : Khajuraho 0800 hrs Breakfast aboard the train, Arrival in Khajuraho and exploration of the western group of temples, Lunch at a 5 star palace hotel, Exploration of the southern group of temples, Return to the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels for tea and refreshments, Light and Sound Show, Departure for Varanasi, Dinner to be served
Day 6 : Varanasi 0600 hrs Arrival in Varanasi, Departure for boat ride in the River Ganga and exploration of city attractions, Return to the train for breakfast, Depart for Sarnath, Lunch in a city hotel, Return to the train for some rest and relaxation, Leave for visiting the Varanasi ghats and the local markets, Post evening Aarti on the River banks, return to the train, Dinner aboard the train, Depart for Agra
Day 7 : Agra 0730 hrs Breakfast, 1000 hrs Arrival in Agra Cantonment, Leave for city tour across Agra Fort etc, Lunch at 5 star hotel, Exploration of Taj Mahal and the Agra markets, Light and Sound shown Return to the train, Dinner aboard the train, Departure for Delhi
Day 8 : Delhi 0400 hrs Arrival at the Safdarjung railway station, Breakfast on board the train, Check out and farewell to all guests
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels schedule for the season October 2011 to April 2012 is as follows:
October 2011: 2, 23, 30
November 2011: 6, 13, 20, 27
December 2011: 18, 25
January 2012: 1, 15, 22, 29
February 2012: 5, 12, 19, 26
March 2012: 4, 11, 18
Saloon Price in US$ Description (per night)
Super Deluxe USD 1600 Per Suite, Per Night
Deluxe USD 590 Twin Sharing
Deluxe USD 825 Single Occupancy
10% Surcharge will be charged on departure during Christmas/New Year.
Service Tax @ 2.58% will be levied on the tariff of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.
15 USD per pax per journey will be charged against the payment of commercial tax in addition to the tariff mentioned above.
Children younger than 5 years will be charged 10% of total cost (Age proof of children is to be provided, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets).
50% fare for the children of 5-12 years.
No charter is allowed to be booked during Christmas & New Year period.
Tariffs are subject to change without prior information.
Tariff is inclusive of travel, catering, conducted sightseeing, entrance fee at monuments, palaces, parks, cultural programs, camel ride at Jaisalmer, boat ride at Udaipur, rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.
Tour cost does not include drinks, laundry, tips, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, Spa Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature
50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking
Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure
Booking for shorter durations not less than four nights are also available
Cancellation Policy of Royal Rajashthan on Wheels
Cancellation is recommended by email/Fax/Letter to us. On cancellation, refund will be done. Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows:
5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure
20% of ticket value 30-59 days prior to departure
100% of ticket value between less than 30 days prior to departure
Group Ticket Cancellation
10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure
100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure
*Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Tariff and Itinerary are subject to revision
Official website of Royal Rajasthan on wheels Train: http://www.royalsrajasthanonwheels.com/