Rajasthan on Wheels is designed and decorated in a modern royal style
to experience the existing royal luxury, taste a slice of royalty and
enjoy a royal feast onboard, where every moment is woven together into
an everlasting and immemorial experience to be happy and lived
The passenger coaches which were designed originally to be the
personal railway coaches of the erstwhile rulers of princely states of
Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British
India. These coaches were not being used by the Indian Railways after
independence in normal passenger trains on account of very traditional
and rich interiors.
The name "Palace on Wheels" was derived from its royal back-ground of
the coaches. A new meter gauge air conditioned Palace-on-Wheels was
launched in 1984 & had 13 Saloons, 2 Restaurant cum Kitchen car, one
Bar cum Lounge and 4 Service Cars. In order to further increase the
facilities on the train and due to over all gauge conversion in the
state, a new broad gauge Palace-on-Wheels has been constructed & has
been running since 1996. It's 14 Saloons are inter-connected, the
interiors of the saloons reflect the aesthetics of the former Royal
states of Rajasthan. The exclusive and exquisite Palace on Wheels has
wall to wall carpeting, luxurious Cabins, a well stocked bar, two
(The Maharaja and Maharani) and a very personalized service... in
fact, almost everything that could comprise of heaven on earth for
In the past 20 years of operations, the Palace on Wheels has been
rated as one of the best ten luxurious rail journeys in the world.
We welcome you aboard to "Re-live" the Royal Experience of the
Maharajas of Rajasthan and if you are really looking for a holiday of
a lifetime, the Palace On Wheels is for you.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels:
Jodhpur is the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan is
well-known for its wonderful Mehrangarh fort. Another example of
Rajput fame is the Jaswant Thada built in 1899. Lunch at a hotel &
dinner on board.
2) Udaipur, the "City of Palaces"
Udaipur the Rajasthan's most romantic city, the "Eastern Venice",
looks delightful with its temples, gardens ,fairy-tale palaces, lakes,
and narrow streets. Everything is telling tales of the heroic past.
3) Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore is well-known for its huge tiger population. As tourism in
the park increased, so did the population of neighboring villages.
This lead to increasing amounts of fatal human-tiger interactions and
poaching. The Indian Government started Project Tiger in 1972 with an
allotted area of 60 m2. It was later expanded to become what is now
called, the Ranthambore National Park. Besides tigers, the reserve has
flourishing bird population with more than 270 diverse variety of
4) Jaipur, "The Pink City"
Jaipur City was Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur the
capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad
avenues and spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is
steeped in culture and history. Here the past comes alive in wonderful
forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The
busy bazaars of Jaipur are well-known for fabric and shoes, Rajasthani
jewellery, and possess a timeless superiority and are definitely a
treasure-trove for the shoppers. This charming city with its
idealistic attraction takes you to an era of tradition and royalty.
Once the capital city of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 by
Rao Jodhaji - chief of the Rathore Clan of Rajputs who claimed descent
from Lord Rama. The main trade centre of 16th century, the city,
today, has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan,
retaining the medieval splendour.
5) Khajuraho, "City of Tamples"
Khajuraho city is well-known for housing the prominent World Heritage
Site - the Khajuraho temples. The temple town carries a huge heritage
of the bygone era and is one of the chief tourist destination. The
city nestles itself in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. This
thousand year old city of Khajuraho is the best watch on your heritage
tour. The city has number of excursions which range from wildlife to
6) Varanasi, "The Holy City"
Varanasi or Banaras in Hindi is the holiest city of Indias majority
followers of Hindu religion.Varanasi is one of the most significant
pilgrimage centers in India. It is located on the west bank of holy
Ganges. Also known as Banaras it is a main tourist attraction for
those traveling to India.
7) The Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world
Taj Mahal the famous symbol of love was built by Shah Jahan for his
beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to compete this mausoleum,
which is completely built from white marble. This building is an
memorable sight, not exclusively for lovers.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: Itinerary
Days / 07 Nights
(Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Sawai
Madhopur - Jaipur - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi)
(to view the route
of this tour on a Map please click
Departure Day: Every Sunday
Day-1, Delhi - Safdarjung Station
Sunday, Departure 16.30 PM
Delhi The luxurious Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through a
seven day travel of the vibrant
Rajasthan. The magic of the marvelous
journey starts at New Delhi and prepares you to weave the fabric of
wonderful feeling that becomes reality over the next seven days. Your
royal journey starts from Delhi and takes you through several
erstwhile princely states.
Welcome on board at Delhi with the ceremonial greetings at the
Safdarjung station with traditional tika and Aarti with garlanding and
some mock tails to refresh yourselves. After check in, you would be
escorted to the respective cabins. Feel the difference of the World in
the moving Palace which empowers tradition and luxury hand to hand.
Day-2, Jodhpur Monday, Arrive at 09.15 AM. Breakfast on board |
Departure 17.10 PM
Jodhpur the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan is
well-known for its wonderful
Mehrangarh fort. Another example of
Rajput splendor is the Jaswant Thada constructed in 1899.Today
Lunch at the hotel & dinner on board.
Day-3, Udaipur Tuesday, Arrival 08.00 AM Breakfast on board |
Departure 14.30 PM
Water marked by whimsy & prestige, the Venice of the holds stage as
one of India's truly seductive cities.
Udaipur is an international
destination unto itself, packed with passion & zeal, Udaipur is raw
Rajput dreaming, with Havelis gardens ,palaces, & temples at every
turn. Visit to the wonderful princely
city palace. Lunch at a hotel &
in the afternoon followed by a trip to crystal gallery.
Day-3, Chittorgarh Tuesday, Arrival 16.45 AM | Departure 22.00 PM
The story is a saga of courage, determination & sacrifice. The fort of
Chittorgarh is a treasure trove of history & offers to the traveler an
insight into the life of the great Rajput rulers. The victory tower or
Vijay Stambh is one of the famous tourist attractions of the fort. The
palace of queen & Padmini Gaumukh reservoir are Prominent spots to the
south of the Rana Kumbh palace. The light & sound programme is shown
at the fort.
Dinner on board/ Hotel Panna with cultural programme.
Day-4, Sawai Madhopur Wednesday, Arrival 05.30 AM Breakfast on board
or Hotel Vinayak | Departure 11.00 AM
Situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Modhupur's claim to
fame today is the Ranthambore Fort &
Ranthambore National Park. Visit
the national park to catch a glimpse of the majestic tigers roaming
around in the open wilderness & also pay a visit to the wonderful fort
to turn a page in the history of Rajasthan. There is also one another
temple on route the park by the name of Amareshwar Mohadeo temple
which can be visited by tourist. Lunch on board.
Day-4, Jaipur Wednesday, Arrival 13:15 PM | Departure 22.15 PM
Welcome by sweet music of the auspicious "Shehnai".& caparisoned
elephants. Watch the beautiful "Hawa Mahal" (the palace of winds),
elephants ride at Amber
Fort, shopping of centuries old object the
arts & other items.
Lunch at a hotel / on board & visit to the city palace residence of
the former maharaja of Jaipur which houses a museum of remarkable
centuries-old exhibits & the
Jantar-Mantar built by the founder of
Jaipur maharaja Sawai jai Singh-ii who himself was noted astronomer.
Dinner at a hotel with cultural program.
Day-5, Khajuraho Thursday, Arrival 11.00 AM Breakfast on board |
Departure 18.30 PM
The 9th to 12th century temples of Khajuraho is the evidences of the
architectural geniuses during the times of chandela dynasty. located
in Madhya Pradesh, India, Khajuraho oozes with enthusiasm, eroticism,
dance & music & other finesses of innovative arts depicted in images &
sculpture of the temples were built in north Indian "Nagara" style of
architecture, though only 20 of them have survived the rough weather
conditions over long years of time. Guest will take on visit of museum
Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.
Day-6, Varanasi (Banaras) Friday, Arrival 06.00 AM | Departure 18.00
Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000
years old & is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are
temples at every few paces. Jyotirlinga Visvanatha temple or golden
temple, rebuilt in 1776, is devoted to the
Lord Shiva. The Jnana Vapi
well (meaning "well of wisdom") is supposed to have been dug by lord
Shiva himself. The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most famous
pilgrimage spot of Varanasi & are centers of learning and music. The
holy city has been a sign of spiritualism, philosophy & mysticism for
thousands of years & has produced great saints & personalities like
Tulsi das, Shankaracharaya, Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Ramanuja
& Patanjali.Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board. Sightseeing comprise
Maha Aarti, visit to Ghats, temples & Buddhist Temples at
Day-7, Agra, Taj Mahal Saturday, Arrival 05.00 AM Breakfast on board |
Departure 23.00 PM
Agra is one of the most famous destinations of the world tourism map
with two heritage monuments visiting Taj Mahal &
Agra Fort. It is a
exciting centre of art , culture & religious philosophies that have
enriched mankind & shaped human thought over centuries. Agra is
well-known for handicrafts products such as carpets, footwear,
brass-wear, Inlay work on marvel, leather work, Jewellery, Zari &
embroidery work. Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.
Day-8, Delhi Sunday, Arrival 07.00 AM Breakfast on board. Check out
time 07.45 AM
End of the tour at Delhi.
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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: Tour
The rates valid from January 2016 to March 2016
Deluxe Cabin per person per night (Twin Sharing)
Deluxe Cabin Single per night
Deluxe Suite per cabin per night
10% of the
tariff for the children upto 5 years of age.
Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age.
(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the
time of issuance of tickets)
Rajasthan on Wheels: Tour Schedule
Departure dates for 2016
10, 11, 24
Government of India service tax of 3.625% shall be levied on the
US$ 15 per pax per trip shall be charged against the payment of
commercial taxes in addition to the tariff.
10% surcharge will be levied on the tariff for the trips falling
during Christmas and New Year.
Deluxe cabin with attached bath
All meals, including coffee, tea, and mineral water
Safari into the Jungles of Ranthambore by Canter
Jeep or Elephant ride at Amber Fort of Jaipur
Cultural program followed by dinner at Jaipur
Transport for sightseeing with Deluxe Coaches
Entrance fee to monuments and museums
English speaking guides
Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business
Facilities, Spa Car Facilities 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 booking.
Remaining 50% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.
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 or more prior to departure.
20% of ticket value between 45 to 59 days prior to departure.
50% of ticket value between 30 to 44 days prior to departure.
100% of ticket value between 30 days prior to departure.
In case of Group
20% of ticket value 89 days prior to departure.
50% of ticket value between 88 to 31 days.
100% of ticket value between 30 days prior to departure.
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