Tour Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
DAY 01: (WED) DEPART DELHI
Welcome on board at Delhi with the ceremonial greetings at the Safdarjung station at 21:00 hrs with traditional garlanding.
After check in, you would be escorted to the respective cabins. Feel the difference of the World in the moving Palace which empowers luxury and tradition hand to hand.
DAY 02: (THU) ARRIVAL SAWAI MADHOPUR SAWAI MADHOPUR - UDAIPUR
Early morning proceed for safari at Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore is most famous for its large tiger population. As tourism in the park increased, so did the population of neighboring villages. This lead to increasing amounts of fatal human-tiger interactions and poaching. The Indian Government started Project Tiger in 1972 with an allotted area of 60 m2. It was later expanded to become what is now called, the Ranthambore National Park. Besides tigers, the reserve has thriving bird population with more than 270 different species of birds here.
In 2005, there were 26 tigers living in Ranthambore. This was significantly lower than the recorded tiger population of the reserve in 1982, which then stood at 44. In 2008, more than 14 tiger cubs were recorded. This was largely attributed to sustained efforts by forest officials to curb poaching. Villagers in the region were being given incentives to stay out of the park and surveillance cameras were also fitted across the reserve. The Indian government also committed US$153 million for the efforts. These efforts have been successful with Ranthambore having enough tigers to participate in the Sariska Tiger Reserve relocation efforts.
Back to train for Breakfast.
After the Lunch you will proceed for afternoon safari at Ranthambore National Park.
After the safaris return backtrain for onboard journey
DAY 1 Afternoon : SUN : DELHI Depart
Self Report at Safderjung Railway Station (Near Motibagh Flyover) by 4 p.m. After Check-in formalities, & traditional welcome, be escorted respective saloons & train departs by 5 p.m. Dinner on board
DAY 2 : MON : JODHPUR : Heart of Rajputana
Morning 0915 a.m. train arrives at Jodhpur Railway Station After breakfast board AC Buses for drive up a meandering hill road to reach 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort Palace, pride of Rathore Rajputs, with huge gateways & museum housing unique collection of medieval arms & elephant back palanquins. Nearby are located Royal Cenotaphs, built in white marble in last part of 19th Century. Also visit Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the largest private residences In the world, part of which is now operating as a luxury spa resort. After lunch in a 5 star Hotel, return to the station by 330 p.m. to board the train & depart. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner on board.
Day 3: TUE Morning : UDAIPUR: City of Lakes
Train arrives at Udaipur Railway station by 7 a.m. Post early breakfast, board AC Buses by 830 a.m. to visit City Palace, built in flamboyant style by Sisodia Rajput clan over 16th & 17th century Enjoy boat ride in Lake Pichola, famous for the ultra luxury Lake Palace Hotel, built atop a small island in the lake After lunch in a 5 star Hotel return to the train by 2.15 p.m. & depart from Udaipur
Day 3: TUE Evening : CHITAURGARH Hill fort
On arrival at Chittaurgarh Railway station by 1630 hrs; Board AC Buses for ride through narrow road to reach the Hill Fort of Chittor, spread over a massive Plateau. Inhabited from 8th Century to early 16th century, the ruins of this fort still bear testimony to the long & hard fought battles In the evening enjoy Sound & light show in the Fort premises to relive its romantic history. Return to the train by 8 p.m. & depart. Dinner on board
Day 4: WED Morning : RANTHAMBHORE Jungles
Early morning 6 a.m. board 15 seater Canter Trailers from Sawai Madhopur Railway station for 2.5 hrs safari to jungles of Ranthambhore. Once the private hunting preserve of Jaipur Royalty, these forests are now protected under Project Tiger & now home to number of Tigers, sloth bears, wild boar, different types of deer, pythons, owls, crocodiles besides other mammals, reptiles & birds Return to train by 915 a.m. & depart. Breakfast on board
Day 4: WED Afternoon : JAIPUR: City of Maharajas
Train arrives at Jaipur Station by 1130 a.m. Board AC Buses for excursion to late 16th century built Amber Fort Palace, former capital of Jaipur royalty & popular with tourists for its Elephant Joy ride & Mirror Palace (Sheesh Mahal) After lunch in a boutique restaurant in the fort palace premise, drive back to 18th century built Pink City Palace complex with its amazing Sun Dial Observatory Return to train for brief rest & change. Proceed by 730 p.m. for cultural program followed by dinner at a 5 Star Hotel Again return to the train by 930 p.m. & depart
Day 5: THURS : KHAJURAHO : Kama sutra temples
Train reaches Khajuraho railway station by 10 a.m. The temples of Khajuraho were built over period of 200 years since mid 10th century & later lost to civilization for over 800 years, perhaps the only reason This display of erotica in stone sculpture survived the conservative Muslim rulers & invading hordes during medieval era. Morning visit the western group of temples & afternoon visit southern group of temples. Lunch in 5 Star Hotel Return to train by 5 p.m. & depart
DAY 6 : FRI : VARANASI & SARNATH
Early morning 6 a.m. board AC Buses from Varanasi railway station to reach river banks to experience boat ride in Holy Ganges & view traditional bathing Rituals of the Hindus. Return to the train by 9 a.m. for breakfast. By 10 a.m., again board AC Buses for excursion to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon more than 2500 years ago. Drive back to Varanasi 5 star Hotel for lunch & return to the train by 230 p.m. After brief rest, proceed to visit local market in this ancient pilgrimage town, and again visit the Ghats of Holy Ganges to view evening lamp immersion ceremony Return to the Train station by 8 p.m. & train departs. Dinner on board
DAY 7 : SAT : AGRA : City of Taj Mahal
On arrival of Train at Agra Cant Railway Station by 10 a.m., board AC Buses for day long tour of Agra town First visit the UNESCO World Heritage of Agra fort, built of Red sandstone & seat of powerful Mughal dynasty for over 150 years After lunch in 5 Star Hotel, visit one of seven wonders of modern world-the Taj Mahal, often referred as poetry in white marble. Time free for shopping. Evening enjoy sound & light show in the premises of 16th century built Agra Fort Return train by 8 p.m. for dinner & depart.
DAY 8 SUN Morning : DELHI Return
Train arrives early morning 4 a.m. at Safderjung Railway Station. Check-out starts after early breakfast by 7 a.m. Bid farewell to your Saloon staff & Train Tour Manager. Tour ends
# Train Tour Manager, reserves the right to amend day to day tour program, to suit local logistics at short notice.
The plush interiors of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, reflect the past Glory of Indian Maharajas. You have option to travel in Deluxe cabins with twin beds & Super deluxe cabins with Queen Size beds. Each Passenger Saloon, offers three deluxe cabins, each painted in different rich hues of Pearl, Ruby & Sapphire.
The Super Deluxe cabins are bigger & one Passenger Saloon can only accommodate two such cabins. Besides you have two dining Saloons cum Bar Lounge, each with Seating capacity of 40 persons & that offer extensive display of crystal work. Recently an Aryuvedic Spa Saloon has been added to the train. Internet is available on request.
| 7 Nights Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Train Tour Depart Ex Delhi
||06, 13, 20, 27
||03, 10, 17, 24
||01, 08, 15, 22, 29
||05, 12, 19, 26
||02, 9, 16, 23
||02, 09, 16, 23, 30
|7 Nights Royal Rajasthan Train Tour Cost (2012-13 Season)
||Cost Per Cabin (taxes Extra)
|Deluxe cabin - on Single Occupancy
||US$ 5775 + US$ 194 Taxes extra
|Deluxe cabin - on Double Occupancy
||US$ 8260 + US$ 286 Taxes extra
|Super Deluxe Cabin-Single or Double
||US$ 11200 + US$ 377 Taxes extra
• Add 3.09 % Govt. Service Tax Extra(VAT)
• Add US$ 15 per person commercial tax extra
• Maximum 2 persons allowed in one cabin & no provision of bunker bed
• Child< 05 years charged 10% of adult rate, without bed
• Option to book for MINIMUM Five(5) Nights Part Journey & pay accordingly
• Train Tour will operate subject to minimum 25 paid passengers
• Indian nationals pay same US$ tariff in equivalent INR rupees as per RBI rate of exchange
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Train Tour Cost Includes :
Onboard stay with all meals; bottled drinking water; Group Excursions & Sightseeing Tours in Air Conditioned Coaches with services of English Speaking Guide; Monument Entrance Fees; Boat Ride in Udaipur; Canter Ride in Ranthambhore; Elephant ride in Jaipur; Boat ride in Varanasi
EXTRA COSTS (Not Included in train tour) :
Video Camera fees at Monuments And National Parks; Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic beverages; Use of Spa facilities; Laundry; Tour Insurance; Tips to Staff; Porter fee; and all other expenses of personal nature. Contact us for booking
Terms & Conditions : Royal Rajasthan On Wheels
Booking Procedure :
• Bookings will be processed on receipt of Names/Nationality/Date of birth of all passengers & confirmed on receipt of minimum 25% advance deposit.
• Balance/Full payment must reach us at least 65 days before tour date ;with photocopy of passport .(clients must self ensure valid Indian Visa)
• Any booking request received < 65 days of tour depart, can be confirmed on receipt of onetime payment of full tour amount