Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels logo.jpg
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels logo
Entered service January 2009 - present
Operator Indian Railways

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a luxury tourist train run by Indian Railways. It is modelled on the Palace on Wheels, and follows a similar route through Rajasthan. Tourists are taken to several important tourist, wildlife and heritage sites across Rajasthan.[1]

History[edit]

The luxury train was launched in January 2009 following the success of the Palace on Wheels, another luxury train that travels through Rajasthan.[2][3]

Facilities[edit]

Cabins[edit]

The 14 luxury cabins housed within the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels have been named after some erstwhile royal palace of Rajasthan. Categorized into Deluxe and Super Deluxe saloons, these cabins come equipped with amenities such as Wi-Fi internet, Satellite TV, Channel music system and Individual temperature control. Few cabin names are as follows: Hawa Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Phool Mahal and Super Deluxe Coach Taj Mahal.

Dining[edit]

There are 2 dining cars in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels which are named Swarn Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Whereas Swarn Mahal is patterned on brass and gold theme, the Sheesh Mahal restaurant features spectacular floor lamps and crystal pelmets.

Souvenir Coach[edit]

A souvenir coach offers various handcrafter products and apparels which include beer mug, embossed leather jewelry product, cruet set, leather photo frame and various other accessories.

Spa and Recreation[edit]

A royal spa is latest addition in this luxury train amenities.

Journey[edit]

The train takes tourists on a 7-day/8-night tour through Rajasthan. The train starts from New Delhi's Safdarjung railway station (Day 1), and has stops at Jodhpur (Day 2), Udaipur and Chittaurgarh (Day 3), Ranthambore National Park and Jaipur (Day 4), Khajuraho (Day 5), Varanasi and Sarnath (Day 6), Agra (Day 7) and back to Delhi (Day 8).

Some of the tourist attractions covered are the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal[disambiguation needed], Ranthambhor National Park, Chittaurgarh Fort, Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Agra Fort and finally the Taj Mahal.

Other tourist trains in India[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News By Industry". The Times Of India. 6 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Royal Rajasthan on Wheels to be launched in Dec". The Times of India. 26 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Railways to launch Royal Rajasthan on Wheels". HT Mint. 

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