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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Luxury Train

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Luxury Trains"A lot has been expected of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels even before it has started running. A lot of this hype surrounded the facilities that it was supposed to offer – never before had such good and varied benefits been available in the history of Indian luxury trains. Since the first reports came out there have been a couple of changes in several aspects of this train- most obviously in the itinerary. As per the newly announced schedule the train is going to Jaisalmer on the third day instead of Bikaner, as had been originally planned.

As per its officially stated itinerary, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is supposed to start its journey at New Delhi. It would be going to places like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Modhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Agra during its journey. The journey would start at 6.30 in the evening and would end at 4 in the morning when the train arrives back at Delhi. This tour is going to last for seven nights and eight days. "
History : Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Luxury Train
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Luxury Trains The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has been among the most anticipated trains in the history of Indian luxury vehicles. Much of this could be attributed to the fact that it is offering facilities that have never been offered before by any Indian luxury train. For example this train would enable you to access Internet from the train itself. It is succeeding the Palace on Wheels that has made its mark as a superb luxury transportation.

As per the latest information, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is supposed to be a combined venture of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways. Authorities have said that they harbor high hopes from the train. One of them is Mira Mehrishi who acts as the chairperson of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has been equipped with the latest facilities so that the tourists have no reason for complaints. The travelers would be able to avail facilities like super deluxe saloons and retro lounges at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – something which has not been done before.

The haulage expenses of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels would be paid by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. This would be as per the policies that have been laid down by the Indian Railways with regards to luxury trains that are now being launched in India.

The Indian Railways would have a share in the revenues earned by operating the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels along with the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. 56% of the money would go to the Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation would be getting 44% of the revenue thus generated.

Royal Rajasthan On Wheels Luxury TrainIt was originally decided that the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels would be starting from the 11th of January. As per original information the train was supposed to be operated from January to March 2009 and then from October 2009 to March 2010.

Since its inception there has been a couple of alterations in the schedule of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. As per the original itinerary the third day of the journey was to be spent at Bikaner but now the train is going to Jaisalmer. As per the new itinerary two new locations have been added to the itinerary of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – Sawai Modhopur and Udaipur.

The time for starting the journey has been postponed to 18.30 hours from 18.00 hours. The time of returning of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has been delayed by an hour to 16.00 hours.
Facilities : Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Luxury Trains Luxurious accommodations :
The super deluxe saloons and the deluxe saloons at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offer the travelers a slew of facilities such as silk and velvet bedspreads, chairs, draperies, writing table, wooden furniture, silk furnishings, big beds, upholstery and sofa.

Restaurants :
There are a couple of restro lounges at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels named the Swarn Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. They provide you with food fit to be served to monarchs. The cuisine includes Rajasthani, Continental, Indian and Chinese dishes.

The Sheesh Mahal has been decked up with lovely crystal pelmets and majestic floor lamps. This restro-lounge has been made by using crystal and wood.

The Swarn Mahal is brass and gold themed. The travelers could be sure that dining at these two eateries would be a pleasurable experience for them. The crockery at these restaurants is designed specially and the cutlery is hand made.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Luxury TrainsBar and Lounge :
The drinks available at the Swarn Mahal and Sheesh Mahal are of the highest order and comprise of the best wine imaginable. There are other brands of hard drinks that are globally well known at the bars of these two restro lounges. Some of the various types of alcoholic drinks available at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are Aperitif, Vodka, Malt, Cognac, Whisky, Champagne, Scotch and Rum.

Souvenirs :
For the interested there are plenty of souvenirs to be had at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. These are designed the journey a memorable experience. The major souvenirs available at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are beer mugs, cruet sets, emboss leather jewelry boxes, old paper notebooks with train paintings, leather photo frames and t-shirts and caps.

Spa :
The spa at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels provides the travelers with the best facilities. Along with provision of relaxation there are arrangements for personalized beauty products for hair, body and skin. The spa at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels also deals with therapies and massages. The travelers would feel revitalized after each session. The house of Amatrra is responsible for the products that are put to use in the spa of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.

Additional Facilities :
The hospitality at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is unmatched. However, there are some additional facilities available as well at the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels like no smoking, newspapers, wi-fi connectivity, magazines, large windows, laundry services, individual temperature control benefits, safes, channel music systems, 110/120 V sockets, public address systems, mailboxes, board games, foreign exchange counters, books and transport.
Route : Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Luxury Train
Delhi :
Red Fort, DelhiCapital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India's imperial past like the Parliament House and the Presidential Estate.

Jaipur :
The capital of Rajasthan, this picturesque city is a symphony in pink, a color which signifies hospitality in Rajput culture. Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, it is surrounded by hills topped with rugged fortresses and dotted with fairy tale palaces. Ambling camels and brightly dressed locals, reflect Jaipur’s desert heritage while the teeming markets display a profusion of handlooms and crafts. Come visit the city of love, legends and lore.

Sawai Madhopur :
Sawai Madhopur is one of the most haunted tourist places of Rajasthan. Rich in history and legends, the town is the gateway to world famous Ranthambore National Park - the famous tiger reserve of Rajasthan. The place is a living witness to the course of events taking shape and sometimes history repeating itself. The 13th century A.D. saw the coming of the Sawai Madhopur under the rule of Govinda, the grandson of famed Prithvi Raj Chauhan, the last Hindu King of Delhi. Following his death his successor Vagbhatta beautified the city and built a temple at Jhain.

Jaisalmer :
Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands with all its awesome splendours, dominating the amber-hued city.

Jodhpur Fort, JodhpurJodhpur :
Grandeur by the sand dunes, founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Jodhpur was the capital of the state of Marwar during the rule of the Rathor clan. Set right at the edge of Thar Desert, Jodhpur is strewn with forts and palaces that go back to the 15th century, all vividly testify to the history of the princely state.

Udaipur :
This is Rajasthan’s most congenial and romantic city situated in the lap of the thickly wooded Aravali Hills. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh following the final sacking of Chittorgarh by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar, Udaipur rivals any of the world famous creations of the Mughals with its Rajput love of the whimsical and its superbly crafted elegance. Udaipur has been called the “Venice of the East”.

Chittaurgarh :
Chittaurgarh is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. It reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice, which is evident as it echoes with the tales sung by the Bards of Rajasthan. The main reason for visiting Chittaurgarh is its massive hilltop fort, which is a depiction of Rajput culture and values. The fort stands on a 240-hectares site on an 180m high hill that rises rapidly from the plains below.

Bharatpur :
Bharatpur is also called the Eastern gateway of Rajasthan. Maharaja Suraj Mal. Apart from being a brave General was also a great builder. He built numerous forts and palaces across the kingdom including the Pleasure Palace complex at Deeg. Bharatpur is today known the world over for its Keoladeo Ghana National Park.

Tajmahal, AgraAgra :
The ancient city once the capital of the Mughal empire in the 16th and 17th century, depicts a gorgeous panorama of majestic architectural creations and a rich tradition of art and culture. Agra houses one of Seven Wonders of the World, the marble symphony of Emperor Shah Jahan - “The Taj Mahal”. Discover the dazzling creations of their craftsmen in other architectural marvels in Agra, the quintessential Mughal City.
Schedule : Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Schedule of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels for 2010-2011
Month Date
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26
January - 2011 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27

* Note :Please note that owing to global recognition of this prestigious train, it is always advisable to book your space well in advance to avoid any availability problem ahead.

Tariff : Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
upto April 2011
Category Prices
Super Deluxe Saloon (Suite) US$ 1600 (Per Suite, Per Night)
Deluxe Saloon (Twin Sharing) US$ 590 (Per Person, Per Night)
Deluxe Saloon (single) US$ 825 (Per Person, Per Night)


Please note :-
• 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas/New Year.
• @ 2.58% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.
• 15 USD per pax per trip shall be charged against the payment of commercial tax in    addition to the tariff mention above
• There shall be half fare for the children of 5 years and more but less then 12 years.

   Children below 5 shall be allowed free.
• No charter can be booked during X-Mas & New Year period.
• 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, Spa Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Booking Policy
In case of FITs:
• 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
• Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:
• 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
• Balance 50% to be paid 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy
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 departure.
• 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.

Rajasthan Royals on Wheels Itinerary

Duration : 7 Nights/8 Days
Destinations Covered : Rajasthan - Delhi - Agra

Lotus Temple, DelhiDay 01 : Sunday - New Delhi
Your journey would begin at the Safdarjung Railway station in Delhi. At the station you would be treated to a nice and conventional Indian welcome. Your journey kicks off at night and would herald a seven day long dream through the mysteries of Rajasthan. Your journey starts at 16.00 hours and the train leaves at 18.30 hours.

Day 02 : Monday – Jaipur - Arrival 03.00 hrs. Departure 19.30 hrs
The initial stop of your tour on the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is Jaipur. It is among the most properly planned cities of the world. It is Rajasthan’s capital and is also dubbed the Pink City. This exotic city, was established in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

You would be exploring Jaipur in a coach that is equipped with air-conditioning facilities. You would be visiting the Hawa Mahal which is also known as the Palace of Winds. It is a splendid building comprising of five floors. It is right there on the main street. Its windows are built out of sandstone and look like semi octagonal honey combs. Afterwards you would be going to the Amber Fort. Here you would be taking a ride on elephants for climbing the hill. You would take your lunch at a five star hotel. After your lunch you would be going to the City Palace Museum and Observatory.

Jaisalmer FortDay 03 : Tuesday – Jaisalmer Arrival 09.00 hrs. Departure 23.45 hrs
Jaisalmer is in the midst of the Thar desert. It was set up in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal. The most impressive tourist attraction at Jaisalmer is the fort that has been built from yellow sandstone. It is a huge structure that dwarfs the city. The architectural excellence of this city is reflected in its mansions. Some of the major mansions here are Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Salim Singh-ki-haveli and the Patwon-ki-haveli . Here you can buy pattu shawls, mirror work, trinkets, embroidered articles, silver jewelry, wooden boxes and curios. Your lunch would served on board. After your lunch you would be going for a ride on camels in the sand dunes. Your dinner would be at a five star hotel and would be accompanied with a cultural performance.

Day 04 : Wednesday – Jodhpur Arrival 07.00 hrs. Departure 15.30 hrs
On the 4th day you would be going to Jodhpur. It is surrounded by a stone wall that is pretty high and has seven gates along with a number of citadels. It is the second biggest city in Rajasthan. It was set up in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha. The Mehrangarh fort is the major attraction. Some other tourist attractions are Moti Mahal, Sileh Khana, Sheesh Mahal, Daulat Khana, Phool Mahal and Jaswant Thada. You would have your lunch at the Palace hotel and then you need to come back to the train. At Jodhpur you could buy breeches, paintings, embroidered shoes, ties, metal curios, dyed fabrics and silverware.

Day 05 : Thursday - Sawai Modhopur Arrival 04.00 hrs. Departure 10.30 hrs
On the fifth day you would be going to Sawai Modhopur. The city has named after Maharaja Sawai Modho Singh. After your breakfast you would be going to the Ranthambhor National Park. Here you would see the remnants of a fort that had been built in the 10th century AD. This is the best place if you want to capture the tigers and their ways of life on camera. The total area of this park is 392 square kilometers. Here you would be find some other animals like hyenas, jackals and foxes. At Sawai Modhopur you would be able to buy exclusive toys, costumes and ethnic jewelry.

Arrival Chittaurgarh 16.00 hrs
On the fifth day itself you would be coming to Chittaurgarh on the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels after your lunch. This location has a tremendous amount of historical importance. This place breathes in history and you would be seeing that first hand for yourself.

Devigarh Palace, UdaipurDay 06 : Friday - Udaipur Arrival 07:30 hrs. Departure 17.30 hrs
On the sixth day you would come to Udaipur. Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar found the city of Udaipur at 1559 AD after the Mughals threw out the Sisodia dynasty. The major tourist attractions at Udaipur are the Jag Mandir and the Jag Niwas. You would have your lunch at a five star hotel and then visit he City Palace.

Day 07 : Saturday - Bharatpur / Agra Arrival 06.30 hrs. Departure 9.00 hrs
On the morning of the 7th day you would go to Bharatpur, which is the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal . After you had your breakfast you would go to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which is a major bird sanctuary of the world. Here you would find a number of birds like Egrets, Water Fowls and Siberian Cranes.

Day 07 : Saturday – Agra Arrival 12.00 hrs. Departure 21.00 hrs
When you arrive at Agra you would going to the Agra Fort. Once you finish your lunch you would be going to the Taj Mahal. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan after his wife Mumtaj Mahal passed away. It is a well known monument. The Pietra Dura inlay work of the Taj Mahal is famous as are the jewelry and leather products of Agra.

Day 08 : Sunday - Delhi Arrival 04.00 hrs
You would arrive at the Safdarjung Railway station in Delhi. You would have your breakfast on the train itself. Your journey would come to an end here and would leave you with pleasant memories.

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