Welcome aboard the Royal Retreat, the pride of India, the wonderful, unparallel ... Royal Rajasthan on Wheels! To get a glimpse into the magic of this vibrant state of India-Rajasthan, its varied cultural heritage, safaris, sand dunes, lush forests, wildlife and the many temples, forts and palaces -makes it destination nonpareil./nA new train launched its royal journey from January, 2009 and it is a success story till now. This Indian royal train is aligned with Palace on Wheels Train and has the same facilities and also covers the same destinations.
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Welcome aboard the Royal Retreat, the pride of India, the wonderful, unparallel ... Royal Rajasthan on Wheels! To get a glimpse into the magic of this vibrant state of India-Rajasthan, its varied cultural heritage, safaris, sand dunes, lush forests, wildlife and the many temples, forts and palaces -makes it destination nonpareil. A new train launched its royal journey from January, 2009 and it is a success story till now. This Indian royal train is aligned with Palace on Wheels Train and has the same facilities and also covers the same destinations.
The Royal Rajasthan On Wheels seven days itinerary begins in Delhi, followed by the Princely towns of Rajasthan-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Chittorgarh- Sawai Modhopur- Jaipur- Khajuraho- Varanasi and the Mughal capital of Agra.
Day-01: Sunday, Delhi, Departure: 1630 hrs
Assemble in Delhi at the Safdarjung Railway Station by 1600 hours. It is advised to keep your cameras handy to capture the warm welcome at the railway station in a traditional Indian style. The red carpet welcome to the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels comprises of traditional arti and tika along with garlands to show the utmost Indian hospitality. Post welcome ceremony, the attendants will escort you to your cabins. Settle down comfortably and enjoy the welcome drink before the royal train departs for a 07 nights/ 08 days journey in the heart of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
Day 2: Monday, Jodhpur, Arrival/ Departure: 0915 hrs/1710 hrs
The second day Royal Rajasthan on Wheels itinerary takes you to a tour in Jodhpur, the Blue City. Post breakfast leave for a sightseeing tour to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan famous for the magnificent Meharangarh fort, JaswantThada and UmaidBhawan Palace.
A lavish lunch waits for you at a five star hotel.
Post Jodhpur City Tour return to your train abode for an overnight journey to Udaipur.
Dinner will be served on board
Day 3: Tuesday, Udaipur & Chittorgarh, Arrival/ Departure: 0800 hrs/1430 hrs & 1645 hrs/2200 hrs
On the third day of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels odyssey, open your eyes in Venice of the East, Udaipur. This City of Lakes is an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan.Post breakfast disembark the train for a city tour in Udaipur. Explore the beautiful lakes, serene natural surroundings, magnificent palaces, havelis and gardens. The lavish lunch in a five star hotel is followed by a visit to crystal gallery.
Day 4: Wednesday, Sawai Madhopur & Jaipur, Arrival/Departure: 0530 hrs/1100 hrs & 1315 hrs/2215 hrs
The day begins with a morning wildlife tour in Ranthambore National Park. Get up early in the morning to catch the glimpses of tigers roaming in open at Ranthambore National Park and other wildlife. Also take pleasure in having breakfast amidst the wildlife ambiance. Return to the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels to depart for Jaipur.
Day 5:Thursday, Khajuraho, Arrival/Departure: 1100 hrs/1830 hrs
Breakfast will be served on board. On arrival in Khajuraho, disembark the train to leave for tour to Khajuraho Group of Monuments. Khajuraho is the home to the Khajuraho Group of Monuments which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kahjuraho is though a scarcely populated city with a population around 20,000 people, it is world-famous tourist destination. Khajuraho Temples dating back to 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D. are famous worldwide for the erotic sculptures and carvings on the walls of the temples. A sumptuous lunch is arranged at a five star hotel in Khajuraho. Dinner will be served on board.
Day 6: Friday, Varanasi, Arrival/Departure: 0600 hrs/1800 hrs
Early in the morning, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels arrives at Varanasi, also called Banaras and Kashi.Varanasi is considered as the oldest human habitations in the world. This holy city situated on the banks of sacred river Ganga is an important pilgrimage for Hindus. The aesthetic beauty of ancient temples, age-old bazaars and hoary Banras Hindu University are the major tourist attractions of Varanasi
Day 7: Saturday, Agra, Arrival/Departure: 0500 hrs/ 2300 hrs
The city of Agra needs of no explanation. Agra is the prime tourist destination not only of India but of the world for it houses the finest splendour of the Seven Wonders of World, TajMahal. City tour in Agra starts with a visit to magnificent Agra Fort, a UNESCO heritage site. The Agra fort built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 provides spectacular vistas of Yamuna and TajMahal.
Day 8: Sunday, Arrival/Check out: 0400 hrs/ 0745 hrs
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels arrives at Delhi from where it started its week-long journey. It’s the time to bid good bye to the co-passengers, staff members and of course this royal train. Enjoy a farewell breakfast before you disembark the train. Tour concludes