Run by the Indian Railways this Rajasthan luxury train is modelled on the basis of the Palace on Wheels. Its predecessor was launched in the year 1982 and is the oldest and most popular among the luxury trains in Rajasthan.
Following its success, the Indian Railways launched the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels which follows a similar route as the Palace on Wheels and takes tourists to several important heritage, wildlife tour and tourist destinations within Rajasthan.
Launched in January 2009, this train is quite popular among tourists visiting Rajasthan. Like its predecessor, it has beautifully decorated interiors and offers excellent service and hospitality.
From luxury cabins to modern amenities such as Wi-Fi connection and Satellite TV, the train offers everything a guests could need.
With fourteen carriages, each coach here is named after famous palaces in Rajasthan namely, Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Surya Mahal, Moti Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Jal Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Kumbha Palace and Lalgarh Palace.
As many as thirteen coaches on the train have three deluxe saloons and the fourteenth coach has two super deluxe saloons.
The colour scheme of the deluxe saloon is based on that of a precious gem such as ruby, pearl and sapphire. The super deluxe suites are named after special stones, the ‘Emerald’ and ‘Diamond’. The super deluxe coach is called the Taj Mahal.
Destinations Covered By Royal Rajasthan On Wheels:
The destinations of the train include Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra. The train starts and ends its journey at Delhi.
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train follows the same route as the Palace on Wheels. The train leaves the Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi on every Sunday and traverses through some very important destinations in Rajasthan before returning to New Delhi.
The tour goes on for eight nights and seven days and passes through destinations such as Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Agra, jaipur and Delhi during the course of its journey. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is to follow this schedule from October 2013 to April 2014.
Route : Delhi-Jaipur-Swai Madhopur -Chittorgarh -Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur- Bharatpur-Agra