This article is third of the seven part series – ‘Luxury trains of India
About Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is inspired by Palace on Wheels. The train takes you through many royal, wildlife and pilgrimage destinations across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The train is an upgraded version of Palace on Wheels and was launched in year 2009.
The deluxe and super deluxe cabins of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are called saloons and are colour themed after precious jewels like Ruby, Sapphire and Pearl. Each of the coaches of this train are named after a palace of Rajasthan like Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Moti Mahal and Jogi Mahal. The super deluxe suite is named after Taj Mahal.
The restaurant cars of train are named after Swarn Mahal and Sheesh Mahal and are designed in wood and crystals. Various Indian and continental food options are available which you can enjoy in hand crafted cutlery.
Journeys of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels –
- Delhi – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Chittoargarh – Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Agra – Delhi
Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It is also called the blue city because houses in old Jodhpur are painted in indigo colour. From the top of Mehrangarh fort, the city appears to be blue. Udaipur is the city of lakes and is also referred to as the Venice of the east. Chittorgarh has once been one of the strongest bastions of Rajput rulers. It still has the fort, Vijay stambh (Victory tower) symbolizing the grand history of Rajput kingdom of Chittorgarh. Sawai Madhopur is mainly famous for its Ranthambore fort and Ranthambore national park. The national park has a sizable tiger population.
The 9th to 12th century temples of Khajuraho are one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The carving on walls of temples show daily life of Chandela Dynasty including eroticism, religious ceremonies, dances and music. Varanasi is the oldest city in the world dating more than 3000 years old. Visit the local markets, temples, Buddhist temples of Sarnath and ghats along the river Ganga. Spend the last day at Taj Mahal, another UNESCO world heritage site that cannot be missed on a tour of India. Also visit the local artisans of Agra and Agra fort.
Cost – The cost starts from USD 625 to USD 1700 per night on twin sharing basis
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About the author:
Gaurav Bhatnagar is a Software Engineer turned professional Travel Writer, Photographer, and Public Speaker on Responsible Travel @ The Spunky Traveler. Published in National Geographic Traveller, The Hindu, Travel Secrets and Huffington Post. Director at The Folk Tales, a company specializing in Responsible Rural Travel in India