through air, rail and road with other places in the country.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is well connected to major
metropolitan cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
and Chennai. It can be accessed by rail, road and air.
Jaipur is the main airport to enter Rajasthan. The Indian
Airlines, Air India, Sahara and various other private airlines
operate flights between Jaipur and Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai,
Udaipur, Aurangabad, Jodhpur and various other cities cities
in India. In Rajasthan the other major airports are in Udaipur
and Jodhpur. In future the Jaipur airport will become an
International airport like in the other metropolitan cities of
Most of the Rajasthan is accessible by a network of rail
services. Earlier travelling by train in Rajasthan used to be
a slow process because much of the track was metre gauge and
narrower than the broad gauge used in the rest of the country.
But now, as part of the national 'uni gauge' drive, some of
the lines have been covered and rest are expected to be
upgraded in near future. The main pride of Rajasthan is the
Palace on Wheels, the Royal Train.
Special Trains of Rajasthan
Palace on Wheels
The main pride of Rajasthan is the Palace on Wheels, the Royal
Train. The Palace on Wheels is one of the most luxurious train
in the world. The Palace on Wheels is an expensively decorated
Edwardian style luxury steam train with 14 coaches. This
special luxury train starts from Delhi and takes a round trip
of Rajasthan, covering Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer,
Jodhpur and Agra. Each coach consists of a saloon, four
sleeping compartments with upper and lower berth, bathroom,
shower, toilet and small kitchen. There is a dining room, a
bar and a fully equipped first-aid centre in the train. Some
of the modern amenities in the train are air-conditioner,
four-channel music and telephone intercom. Room service is
available in the train. Seven days of unmatched hospitality
and living life like a king in the Palace on Wheels is an
Royal Orient Express
The Royal Orient Express, the Royal Trian journeys through
Gujarat and Rajasthan taking in the sights of Chittorgarh,
Udaipur, Palitana, Sasangir, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. The trip
takes eight days and accommodation is in furnished carriages
with lounge, mini bar and kitchenette. Multi-cuisine
restaurants and a library are also available.
The most interesting mode of travel in Rajasthan is by road.
It offers the visitor an unending panorama of movement and
colour. You can also hire a chauffeur driven car. In the car
you will not only travel in comfort but also get an
opportunity to have a glimpse of rural life and villages. The
caravans of camels moving slowly across the yellow desert
sands, the women dressed in the beautiful and colourful skirts
carrying pots of water and the fortresses will always enchant
any visitor. The road transport in Rajasthan is much better
than in the other parts of India. Deluxe and air conditioned
buses are operated by the Rajasthan Roadways and private
operators between Jaipur, Delhi and other cities of Rajasthan
and rest of India.
The vast expanse of the desert poses a challenge to the spirit
of adventure. In Rajasthan one can enjoy the camel safari
tours, jeep safari tours and horse safari tours as well. In
the Camel Safari Tours one will ride the desert kings and able
to explore the deserts, the royal palaces, the mighty forts
and temples of Rajasthan. In the horse safari tour, we will
have the pleasure of riding on horses through trails dotted
and marked with cenotaphs, villages, and ancient forts, etc.