Rajasthan is quite popular for the royal hospitality and luxury offered to its guests. Whether it’s the boutique hotels of Udaipur or the grand palaces and fort in Jaipur, the state never fails to impress its guests in giving them a peek into the ancient lifestyle of royal Maharajas.
However, it’s not just the heritage hotels and ancient monuments where you can witness the regality of the state, there are some luxury trains of Rajasthan will give you a ride with an equally luxurious experience worth remembering for a long time.
Here we are going to talk about the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels with details about the route and charges that would help you plan your next Rajasthan trip.
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels starts from Delhi and covers several cities of Rajasthan along with parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh before returning to the capital city. It’s a 7 nights and 8 days long journey giving the passengers a dose of royal treatment on board.
The train departs from Delhi’s Safdurjang Station at 4:30 pm, every Sunday. The guests are welcomed at the station with garlands and tilak on their forehead.
The train reaches Jodhpur at 9:15 am in the morning and breakfast is served on board. The passengers are given a tour of the city in AC buses and also taken for lunch at Hanwant Mahal Boutique restaurant. Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan are two major tourist places of the Blue City. After the completion of the city trip, the train departs from Jodhpur by 5:10 pm.
The train reaches Udaipur next morning by 7 am and by 8:30 am the passengers are taken on a trip to the City Palace in AC buses. From there, they are given a tour of the unique Crystal Gallery, personal collection of H.H. Maharana of Udaipur.
After a boat ride in Pichola Lake and lunch at Fateh Prakash Hotel, the passengers are taken back to the train and it departs by 2:30 pm.
On the same day by 4:45 pm, the train reaches Chittorgarh and the AC buses take the passengers to the majestic Chittorgarh Fort.
Here you can take a good look at the fort and spend time clicking pictures and adoring the beauty of the monument. Later when it gets dark there is a light and sound show showcasing the pride of Chittor. After that, the dinner is served on the train and it departs at 10 pm.
The train arrives at Sawai Madhopur Railway Station at 5:30 am and by 6 am a long excursion into the jungle of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve starts. There are high chances of spotting tigers early in the morning. Besides, you may also spot animals like sloth bears, pythons, leopards, hyenas, wild boar, Marsh Crocodiles, etc. The passengers return to the train for onboard breakfast and the departure is scheduled for 9:15 am.
The train arrives in Pink City by 11:30 am and the excursion starts from Amber Fort Palace. The lunch is arranged at a boutique restaurant in Fort Premises. From there, the trip extends to the City Palace, followed by Maharani Palace Museum. Then a dinner is arranged at ITC Rajputana Hotel followed by a cultural program and the train departs by 10: 15 am.
On day 5th, the train arrives in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh at 9:30 am and the passengers are given a tour of the largest group of Hindu & Jain temples that are famous for ancient, erotic sculptures. The train departs from Khajuraho at 8:00 pm.
The trip to Varanasi starts from 6 am in the morning and ends at 9 pm at night when the train finally departs. This excursion includes a visit to the sacred Ghats River Ganges and the lamp immersion ceremony in the evening.
The last tourist destination of the luxury train is in Agra where the train reached by 10 am. Firstly, the tourists are given a ride to the Agra Fort, a World Heritage Site and from there they are taken to Taj Mahal, the world-famous tourist attraction. The train departs by 6 pm and dinner is served on board.
Finally, on the 8th day, the train reaches Delhi’s Safdarjung Station at 5:30 am and after early breakfast; the passengers have to check-out by 7:15 am.
There are 14 luxury cabins in the train named after the palaces of Rajasthan. Some of these include Hawa Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Phool Mahal, and so on. There is also a super deluxe coach named Taj Mahal. Besides, there are two dining cars namely Swarn Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.
The cabins are equipped with all modern amenities like satellite TV, WiFi, music system, temperature control system, etc. Besides, there is a souvenir coach from where passengers can buy handicrafts. Other facilities include a spa and a recreation zone.