Most of us may not know that there’s another luxury train offering rail tours in Rajasthan besides the famous sister train Palace on Wheels. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is the second luxury train to be introduced in Rajasthan following the resounding success of Palace on Wheels.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels promotes Rajasthan Tourism and caters mostly to travelers from overseas. Be it the state of the art amenities, modern comforts and traditional Indian hospitality, the chug along this train makes for a splendid travelling experience in India.
For global travelers, Rajasthan is synonymous with multi-hued turbans, glittering saris and camels meandering in sand dunes.
Ruled by fierce Rajput princes romanticized in folklore and songs for their indomitable courage and honor, Rajasthan is also renowned for its resplendent fortresses, majestic palaces, undulating sand dunes and mouth tingling cuisines.
The whole experience of this train journey is designed to give you a taste of royal living and you’d notice it as soon as you check in to board the train.
A traditional yet red carpet welcome with flower garland, vermillion and a music band giving royal salute initiates you into the treatment which you’ll be pampered with throughout the your journey.
The train has a total of 13 guest coaches, each named after famous palaces of Rajasthan and trying to recreate same cultural ethos in their quaint interiors.
There are two restaurants and a bar salon for the delight of the connoisseurs. Menu on the train includes Thai, Chinese and Mexican cuisine along with succulent Indian delicacies.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is equipped with world class amenities like a lounge salon, a spa saloon and a souvenir shop for the pleasure and rejuvenation of the guests.
Guests can enjoy themselves at leisure and play games or just savor the stunning panorama offered by the large windows in the lounge or unwind and rejuvenate with a spa session.
The itinerary of the Royals Rajasthan on Wheels is tastefully crafted to offer a most inclusive and insightful travel experience to the guests.
From wildlife, to spirituality, to medieval temples forts and palaces, guests are offered a slice of the best that India (Rajasthan) has to offer. The destinations of this train include Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh and Jaipur.
Recent inclusion of Varanasi (Benares) and Khajuraho in the itinerary showcases two different yet evocative facets of India. While Khajuraho temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is often associated with the Kamasutra due to its erotic sculptures, Benares – the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world – is the spiritual nerve centre of Hinduism and the point of confluence of Ganges and Yamuna where evening arti ritual is one of the most spiritual experience for pilgrims and visitors alike.
Luxury train travel has come a long way in India since the introduction of first just train in 1982. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a fine example of the improvements that have come to redefine luxury train travel in India.