Welcome to Rajasthan Tourism
Immerse yourself in the intriguing sagas of forts and palaces, and embark upon adventurous escapades to the wilds, all from the luxurious environs of the train. This train is newly-built and melds contemporary style with royal affluence. You will be delighted with the magnificent interiors, sumptuous meals, expensive wines and the personalised service of the Khidmatgars, the likes of which you would rarely experience.
The luxurious Royal Rajasthan On Wheels takes you on a seven day exploration of Rajasthan. The magic begins at New Delhi and continues throughout the splendid journey.
The Bravura Suite is a super deluxe saloon that opens its doors to spacious living, complete with the comforts of a royal suite. The exquisite silk and velvet bedspreads, draperies and the finely carved wooden furniture take you to the era of grand living.
The Extraordinary Suite, or the deluxe saloon, is your personal imperial chamber. The saloon has been designed to live up to the grandeur of contemporary princely living with elegant silk furnishings draped for a befitting aesthetic appeal.
There are 13 Splendid Saloons, deluxe coaches, which have been named after the famous palaces of Rajasthan.
You will be amazed by the gracious hospitality that greets you on the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels. The warm welcome and the attentive service will win you over. The meticulously trained attendants, your Khidmatgars, will serve every need of yours.
To ensure a comfortable sightseeing experience, Royal Rajasthan On Wheels will also provide AC buses for the passengers in deluxe saloons and cars for passengers in a super deluxe saloons.
The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels is considered to be one of the world's most exciting rail journeys. All your needs are taken care of, whether it is accommodation, dining, sightseeing as well as organised shopping expeditions. All you need to do is enjoy each day as it comes and live the royal life of the Maharajas.
The tour starts at Jodhpur and your route covers (in order) Jodhpur- Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Agra-Delhi.
The tour starts in the evening with a ceremonial welcome aboard the Palace on Wheels at Safdarjung, New Delhi. You will be treated like a Maharaja and Maharani (king and queen). The capital city of modern India, Delhi is known for its rich and exotic history. Feel free to explore your new palace, and acquaint yourself with its various facilities. Relax with a drink at the bar. Dinner will be served on board.
Jodhpur, the land of majestic and mystic glory, welcomes you warmly. Currently the second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur was established in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput king. The magic of imperial living is still alive in the various forts and palaces that abound in the city. In this royal paradise, also known as the blue city for its indigo hue, even the most ordinary houses have exquisite stonework, traceries and carved latticed windows.
The land of marvellous beauty, Udaipur is named after Rana Udai Singh, the dynamic ruler of this princely state. This City of Lakes has a long, glorious history and is also considered as the romantic city of Rajasthan, thanks to the endless love sagas of its rulers. Revel in its history and architectural splendours and return with an array of exquisite souvenirs.
Chittorgarh, the land of glory and valour, is bound to leave you enchanted. This captivating place has an intriguing and spellbinding history. The land of devotion and determination, Chittorgarh has produced some of the greatest devotees and courageous warriors in the history of India. Chittorgarh remains replete with historic associations and holds a very special place in the hearts of Rajputs, as it was the bastion of the clan at a time when every other stronghold had succumbed to invasion
After the exquisite architectural landmarks, the perfect place to experience the other side of the royal charm is Sawai Madhopur. Named after its king, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, this place is in close proximity to the famous Ranthambore National Park. This wildlife park is home to various species of animals but the ones that capture most attention are its graceful tigers. The forest also houses the ruins of the ancient fort from the 10th century.
Your first stop will be at the magnificent Pink City, Jaipur. The city displays graceful architecture in a unique pink shade. Established in 1727 by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is known as one of the most well-planned cities of its time. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is visited for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.
Khajuraho, once the capital of the Chandela Kings, is now famous for its magnificent temples. The temples were built between 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D. and are an example of Indo-Aryan architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and the Jain Tirthankars, the temple showcases art and architecture of medieval India. A confluence of spirituality and eroticism, frozen in exquisitely embellished architecture, the Khajuraho temples have been declared a World Heritage site.
Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. More than 3000 years old, this holy city is famous for its temples, and you will come across one literally after every few paces. Jyotirlinga Visvanatha Temple or Golden Temple, rebuilt in 1776, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Jnana Vapi well (meaning 'Well of Wisdom) is believed to have been dug by Lord Shiva himself. The holy city has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy and mysticism for thousands of years, and has produced great saints and personalities such as Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Tulsi Das, Shankaracharaya, Ramanuja and Patanjali.
Agra is located on the banks of the river Yamuna and was established in 1504 by the then ruler of Delhi, Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Agra has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous dynasties over the centuries. The city is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. This white marble wonder expands on the design traditions of Persians and Mughals, and is one of the most visited sites in India. You will then visit Lal Quila, or the Red Fort of Agra, also called the Palatial City because of its enormous size.