Want to explore the colorful and rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan in India, take a trip across the land of Maharajas in this beautufil western state of the country, and if you planned to travel on Palace on Wheels - the luxurious train of India, but can't do that because of the unavailability of the seats! Don't be disheartened as after the huge success of Palace on Wheels, the Indian Railways and the Government of Rajasthan are together launching another such regal train – Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – from the first week of December 2008.
The super luxury train, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels promises to offer more luxury and comfort to travellers with better facilities and service than its predecessor – the Palace on Wheels, which is already booked until 2010 and 76% reservation of which is already done until 2012.
During your odyssey by the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, you will come across the royal past of the Rajasthan and lifestyle of the kings and Rajputs of the state in the historic era. The luxury train during its week-long sojourn will cover the major historic cities in Rajasthan that include Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bharatpur. Agra, world-renowned for the Taj Mahal, and New Delhi areother destinations in the tour itinerary of this luxurious Rajasthan train travel. The tour itinerary is nearly the same as Palace on Wheels except one destination – Sawai Madhopur – that has been changed to Bikaner, which is renowned for its spectacular sand dunes and exciting camel racing events.
The luxury train Royal Rajasthan on Wheels will have 22 coaches with a seating capacity of 82 people. It will have two super deluxe suites, 13 deluxe saloons among other special suites for small groups and individuals, two restobars, one kitchen car, two staff cars,two power cars, international spa facilities, improved seating of cluster of 2s and 4s, channel music system and public address system, arrangement to regulate AC air supply in super deluxe, individual smoking and non-smoking areas in the lounge, effective exhaust arrangements in kitchen, washroom and toilet facilities adjacent to the dining car, improved water supply and storage, bath tub (to be provided in the super deluxe saloon), cubicle bathing space, pantry in each sleeper car, and Internet facilities among several other facilities. Besides, it will have a board room and a conference room to take care of your business needs while on the move.
But all these onboard facilities will come at a price. The fare of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a bit higher than Palace on Wheels, India's first luxury train which has tariffs starting at $400. The tariff tag for Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has been put up as $2,000 for super deluxe rooms per person per night, $1,200 for a deluxe saloon single supplement, and $800 for twin sharing of deluxe saloon plus taxes. But, this price tag will be worth the trip. The train is proposed to depart at 6.00 pm on every Sunday from New Delhi and will arrive at 3.00 pm on next Sunday. So, what are you waiting for! Charge yourself up and get ready to take a trip of lifetime with us. Exploring India aboard the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels would surely be a unique and rewarding experience for you.