Rajasthan is the magnificent land of
numerous kingdoms, majestic forts and palaces, diverse cultures, varied
landscapes and vibrant colours. Experience the land of regal splendour with
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, the contemporary royal living. The concept of
Royal Train has been taken from the rulers of the erstwhile princely states,
who designed their individual luxurious rail-coaches which were their
'palaces on wheels'. Here, was laid the foundation of luxury trains and
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is the regal delight where
every moment is woven together into an everlasting and immemorial experience
to be lived and cherished forever. The makers of the Palace on Wheels have
rekindled the charm of luxury with utmost consideration of your comfort and
modern amenities at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. This tour is extensively
planned to take you through the whispering sands of desert, the intriguing
sagas of forts and palaces, and the adventurous escapades to the wilds;
while you witness the luxuries on the train in a truly royal fashion. This
train is newly built and designed in a contemporary royal style. You will be
delighted with the magnificent interiors, sumptuous meals, expensive wines,
and personalised service by the Khidmatgars, the likes of which you would
& Comfort in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels -
Your princely saloon
offers a spacious living with complete comfort of royal suite. The exquisite
silk and velvet bedspreads and draperies take you to the era of munificent
living. The finely carved wooden furniture in the super-deluxe suite adds to
your experience. The bed in the cabin is large and comfortable with
colour-coordinated draperies. The ottoman, sofa-chairs and writing table
have been provided to make your stay more comfortable. The suites have been
named after the two precious stones, Emerald and Diamond.
Itinerary of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
01 : Sunday - New Delhi
The journey of a lifetime begins at the
Delhi Safdarjung Railway station where the guests are accorded a warm,
traditional welcome before the Palace-on-Wheels pulls out into the night
for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan. Reporting
Time 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
02 : Monday - Jaipur
The first stop of the Palace-on-Wheels is
Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time.
This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City,was
founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D.
the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace
of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building a one the main
street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate
honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber
Fort where elephant ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a
Five Star Hotel followed by visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory.
|Arrive at Jaipur 03.00 hrs.
| Departure 19.30 hrs.
03 : Tuesday - Jaisalmer
In the heart of the Thar desert lies
Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1 1 56 A.D. Here the yellow
sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the
Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions
with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli and
Salim Singh-ki-haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill.
Shop for fine pattu shawls, mirror work and embroidered articles, wooden
boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and curios.
After lunch on
board, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before
sipping a refreshing cup of tea. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural
porgramme at a Five Star hotel.
|Arrival : 09.00 hrs.
|| Departure 23.45 hrs.
04 : Wednesday - Jodhpur
Next morning the Royal
Palace-on-Wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with
seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan,
founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh
Fort. The grand palaces within -Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal,
Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural
Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a
group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace
hotel, return to the Royal Palace-on-Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for
exquisite handicraft articles including the famous breeches, embroidered
shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.
|Arrival: 07.00 hrs
|| Departure 15.30 hrs.
05 : Thursday - Sawai Modhopur
One can almost sense a life of
the wilderness, as the Palace-on-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a
city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After
breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor National Park, wherein
are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is
considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the
activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq. kms. is
home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rate, jackal
and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here.
Sawai Madhopur is known for its excusive toys, ethnic ornaments and
costumes. Upon return to the Palace-on-Wheels, you leave for
Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful
countryside passing by in the daylight.
|Arrival: 04.00 hrs.
|| Departure 10.30 hrs.
5 : Thursday - Chittaurgarh
After lunch on board you are in
Chittaurgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and
won...thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh Fort is all this and more. Moving
legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to
|Arrival: 16.00 hrs.
|| Departure 05.30 hrs (next day)
6 : Friday - Udaipur
Udaipur, the Lake City, was founded by
Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven way
by the Mughals, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of
Udaipur are the dream-like marble palaces- the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace)
and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake
After lunch at a Five Star Hotel, a visit to the
|Arrival: 07:30 hrs
||Departure: 17.30 hrs.
07 : Saturday - Bharatpur / Agra
Bharatpur In the
morning, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of
Maharaja Suraj Mal . After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous
bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place for
thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other
species of birds.
Agra Upon arrival visit the Agra
Fort and after lunch arrive at the 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
known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on
the Taj, leather goods and jewellery. Arrival 06.30 hrs.
to Agra Departure 9.00 hrs., Arrival 12.00 hrs. Departure 21.00 hrs.
|Day 08 :
Sunday - Delhi
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway station.
Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger
on your mind for a long, long time.
|Arrival 04.00 hrs.
details for Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - 2011- 2012
| September 2011
to April 2012 Tour : 7 Nights/ 8 Days Tour (per person per night)
|Super Deluxe Saloon (Suite)
||US$ 1600 (per suite per night)
||US$ 11200 (2 pax)
|Deluxe Saloon (Twin Sharing)
||US$ 590 (per person per night)
||US$ 4130 per person
|Deluxe Saloon (Single)
||US$ 825 (per person per night)
||US$ 5775 per person
Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age. Children
below 5 years shall be allowed free. (Age proof of children is to be
furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)
» 10% Surcharge shall be levied on
departure during Christmas/New Year.
» @ 2.58% Service Tax shall
be levied on the tariff of Palace on Wheels.
» US$ 15 per pax per
trip shall be charged against the payment of commercial taxes in addition to
» No charter can be booked during X-Mas & New Year
» Tariff Subject to change without notice. The
Tariff includes :
Tariff is inclusive of travel/ catering/ conducted
sightseeing/ entrance fee at monuments/ parks/ palaces/ cultural programs/
camel ride at Jaisalmer/ boat ride at Udaipur/ rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.The
Tariff does not include :
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls,
video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, liquor 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
» Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to
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 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.In
case of Group :
» 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to
» 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to