The inspiration for Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has been taken from the Palace on Wheels. The train is known to take people through the royal, pilgrimage, and wildlife destinations all over Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. This train more a version of Palace on Wheels that was upgraded launched in the year 2009.
The cabins of this train have super deluxe and deluxe with saloons that are colour-themed as per precious jewels like Pearl, Sapphire, and Ruby. All the coaches have a different name coming from a palace located in Rajasthan, such as Jogi Mahal, Moti Mahal, Chandra Mahal, and Hawa Mahal. Out of the all, the super deluxe suite is called the Taj Mahal.
The train’s restaurant cars are called Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal specifically designed in crystals and wood. You will find several continental and Indian dishes on the menu that can be cherished in handcrafted cutlery.
The entire train running information can be received on the IRCTC website. While booking the train, you will get all your details regarding the cost as well. The cost usually ranges around USD 625 and USD 1700 for one night in twin sharing rooms.
Journey on Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
The journey begins from Delhi and goes to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is second largest of all cities in Rajasthan. It is named the Blue City as well as the houses are painted with an indigo hue in old Jodhpur. From the topmost part of Mehrangarh Fort, the city will appear blue all over.
After Jodhpur, the train moves to Udaipur which is known to be the Venice of the East because of having so many lakes.
Next, the train moves to Chittorgarh which used to be a very strong bastion of the Rajput rulers. Vijay stambh, a symbol of the Rajput kingdom’s history, is still present in this city. It is a beautiful place to visit and be. People, who are history lovers, will absolutely fall in love with what Chittorgarh has to offer.
Sawai Madhopur, the next destination, is quite well known for the Ranthambore Fort along with the Ranthambore National Park. This park also contains a good amount of tiger population.
Jaipur is the next destination that the train stops at. It is another beautiful city in Rajasthan, known for being called the ‘Pink City.’ They have amazing sites and attractions to offer to travellers and tourists.
Khajuraho is the next destination of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels after Jaipur. The 12th, as well as the 9th-century temples in this city, are counted among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The walls of these temples contain carvings that display the routine life of the people who lived in the Chandela Dynasty, such as religious ceremonies, music, dances, and eroticism.
Varanasi, the next destination, is considered to be the oldest among all the cities in the globe going back to being 3000 years old. Visiting the local markets, Buddhist temples, and temples in Sarnath is truly an experience.
Next, the train travels to Agra, which is known for the outstanding Taj Mahal, another important UNESCO world heritage site. After Agra, the train returns to Delhi.