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(Royal Train of Rajasthan - Royal Orient - Rajasthan Tour by Royal Orient Train)

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Royal Orient Train, Indian Royal Train

The Royal Orient is one of the world's most exotic and fascinating trains. This train is a spectacular concept in transport, an aesthetic marvel of modern times. Traveling on this train would be a rare experience that will take you back to the time of the Maharajas. The train takes you through the two culturally fascinating states of Gujarat and Rajasthan for seven days. The Royal Orient was a joint venture of the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat and the Indian Railways. Your experience on the Royal Orient will be unique and unforgettable, a magical journey that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Feel the spirituality of an ancient Jain temple-city, soak your feet in the warm water of the Arabian Sea and laze on the beach, Safari in jungles to see the only lions outside Africa, and shop for exquisite handicrafts as old as history in shops blaring Michael Jackson music.

A joint venture of the Tourist Corporation of Gujarat Limited and the Indian Railways with thirteen coaches and saloons,The Royal Orient promises you seven memorable days and nights. 

Multicuisine restaurant with the "Watering Hole" Bar, with all your favourite drinks and some new ones too!, running hot and cold water, spacious baths, clean and comfortable cabins, furnished better than may 5-star hotels, a Library if you're looking for a truly quite, laid-back time.

Itinerary of the Royal Orient Train
The journey on the Royal Orient train covers seven days tour of Gujarat and Rajasthan. This tour starts from the Delhi Cantonment railway station on the night of Wednesday and ends on the early morning of next Wednesday on the Delhi station.

This train covers Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Junagadh, Veraval Somnath, Sasan Gir, Ahmedpur Mandvi, Palitana, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur. The itinerary has been planned to show you the most breathtaking sights in the most comfortable and convenient way.

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Train Departures Schedule
Every Wednesday from Delhi Cantonment Railway Station from September to April

Day 1: Delhi Cantt. Departure 1500 hrs.
The royal journey on the Royal Orient begins with a warm and traditional welcome of the guests at the Delhi Cantonment railway station. Delhi was once the city of the heroes of the Mahabharata and ruled by the Tughlaqs, the Khiljis and the Mughals. After receiving the welcome, the guests will be acquainted with various luxurious facilities at the train. Later in the evening, the Royal Orient departs for the week-long journey through fascinating state of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Evening tea and dinner on board.

Day 2: Chittorgarh Arrival 06.30 hrs. Departure 09.15 hrs. Udaipur Arrival 1215 hrs. Departure 18.30 hrs
In the morning, around 5.30 AM, the Royal Orient arrives at the Chittorgarh railway station. Chittorgarh, once the pride of the Rajputs has Rajasthan's noblest yet tragic history. After having breakfast you will visit the Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh is known for the Chittorgarh fort. Chittorgarh Fort was built in the 7th century, and covers 700 acres. Within its sprawling ramparts lies the beautiful palaces, the Tower of Victory, the nine-storied watchtower, Rana Kumbha Palace and the Temple of Mirabai. After visiting Chittorgarh, return to the Royal Orient, and leave for Udaipur. In the afternoon arrive in Udaipur and drive to the royal hotel for lunch. Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals in 1559 AD. After having lunch at the Lake Palace Hotel, visit the City Palace, Sahelion-Ki-Bari and Folk arts museum. After having sightseeing, return to the Royal Orient and depart for Junagadh. Dinner on board.

Day 3: Junagadh Arrival 1400 hrs. Departure 1600 hrs. Veraval Arrival 1800 hrs.
In the afternoon, arrive at Junagadh railway station. Breakfast and lunch on board. In Ahmedabad, there would be an operational halt for one hour. After having a small break depart for Junagadh. In the evening arrive in Junagadh. In Gujarati, "Junagadh" means an ancient fort. The town of Junagadh takes its name from the fort that enclosed the medieval town. In Junagadh you will visit Ashokan Rock Edict of 3rd century BC, Darbar Hall Museum, Mausoleum of Nawab Mahabat Khan. After having sightseeing depart for Veraval. Arrive in Veraval by the late evening. In Veraval, visit the famous Somnath temple. This temple is situated on the Arabian Sea and one of the twelve most sacred shrines of Lord Shiva. Dinner on Board.

Day 4: Departure 0500 Hrs. Arrival Sasangir 0630 Hrs. Departure Sesangir - 1130 Hrs Arrival Dilwara - 1430 Hrs Departure Dilwara - 2005 Hrs
In the early morning leave from Veraval to Sasan Gir. Arrive in Sasan Gir by 06.30 AM and visit the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, the last abode of the Asiatic Lion. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in India, and the only place in India where the majestic Asiatic lion can be seen in its natural habitat. After having breakfast depart for Dilwara. In the evening arrival in Delwara and visit the Ahmedpur Mandvi and Diu. The Samudra Beach Resort on the Arabian Sea with its mud baked walls, offers the perfect holiday ambience. Across Ahmedpur Mandvi is the island of Diu. In Diu, you will visit the Diu Fort and St. Paul's Church. The Diu Fort was built over six years from 1535 AD, following a defence alliance between Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat and the Portuguese. Later, depart for Palitana. Dinner on board.

Day 5: Palitana Arrival 0740 Hrs. Departure 1230 Hrs Arrival Sarkhej - 1905 Hrs. Depart for Ahmedabad
In the morning arrive in Palitana, the place of victory. Palitana is one of the India's most picturesque pilgrimage centre. More than 863 Jain temples are built in delicately carved marble, on the top of the Shatrunjaya hill. In Palitana, you will visit various temples such as the Adinatha, the Chaumukh, the Kumarpal. After visiting the temples drive to Sarkhej. Arrive in Sarkhej by the evening. In Sarkhej, you will visit a village and palaces. With every tradition, every custom kept intact. You will enjoy the medieval folk art and visit the utensils museum. In Sarkhej, you will have dinner at the Vishalla village and later depart for Ahmedabad by bus.

Day 6: Departure Ahmedabad - 1405 Hrs Arrival Ranakpur Departure 2000 hrs. for Jaipur
In the morning visit Ahmedabad, the gateway to Gujarat. Ahmedabad is situated on the Sabarmati river, the city's architecture is a unique blend of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. In the sightseeing visit Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of Textiles, Sidi Sayyad's Mosque and depart in the bus back to the Royal Orient train for Ranakpur. Breakfast on board. Ranakpur, located about 96 kms from Udaipur is one of one of the five main holy places of the Jains. There are 29 halls, 80 domes, 1444 pillars with intricate carvings in the temples. After visiting the temple depart for Jaipur. Dinner on board.

Day 7: Jaipur Arrival 0750 hrs. Departure 2155 hrs. Delhi
In the morning the Royal Orient, arrives in Jaipur. Jaipur, also known as the Pink city, is one of the most well planned cities of the world. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 AD. After having breakfast you will leave for sightseeing. In the sightseeing you will visit the Amber Fort, about eight kms. away from Jaipur. Enroute to Amber Fort you will visit the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building in the main old city. You will visit the Amber Fort on the back of the elephants. After having lunch, you will visit the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family and Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II. After having sightseeing, return back to the train around 9.55 pm for further journey to Delhi. Dinner on Board.

Day 8: Delhi Arrival 0700 hrs.
In the morning, around 0700 AM, arrive in Delhi Cantonment railway station, taking back with you delightful memories of your great journey.
 


Tariff is inclusive of:

  Travel
  Catering
  Conducted Sightseeing
  Entrance fees at monuments/parks/palaces
  Cultural Programs
  Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
  Boat Ride in Udaipur

Tariff does not include:
  Video camera fees
  Liquor
  Expenses of personal nature like laundry etc
 

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