Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Taj Mahal - © Bob Cable
Luxurious bedroom
Stunning views
Luxurious bedroom
Restaurant car
Luxurious bedroom
Restaurant car
Lounge

Holiday Highlights

  • Luxury rail travel through India’s Golden Triangle
  • Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
  • Temples of  Khajuraho
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • The Ghats of Varanasi
  • Boat Cruise, Udaipur
  • Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • 8 Days from £4,300pp
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Tour Dates:
Departs most Sundays from October to March

The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is designed in a contemporary royal style so you can experience a taste of regal luxury. This is a magical journey to the land of kings, majestic forts, incredible palaces, temple towns, diverse cultures and varied landscapes. From Delhi you will travel to the wilds of Ranthambore, visit wonderful Udaipur, discover the intriguing, historic sagas of the forts and palaces of Jaipur, glimpse the art and sculpture of the temple of Khajuraho, enjoy the spiritual experiences at Varanasi and see the wonder of the world that is the Taj Mahal at Agra.

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NB: You have the option of including this special rail journey as part of a Tailor Made tour. Ffestiniog Travel can make the additional arrangements to allow you to join any of these luxury train journeys, at the beginning, during or end of a bespoke itinerary. We will organise rail and flight tickets where necessary and hotel accommodation. Please contact us direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and we will provide quotations on request.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Delhi - Safdarjung Station

The luxurious Royal Rajasthan on Wheels leaves New Delhi to embark on a 7-day unforgettable journey. You will be welcomed on board by a ceremonial greeting at the Safdarjung station with traditional aarti and tika garlanding. After check in, you will be escorted to your cabin.

Day 2 – Jodhpur

To Jodhpur, the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, famous for its magnificent Meharangarh fort. Another example of Rajput glory is the Jaswant Thada, built in 1899. Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.

Day 3 – Udaipur & Chittorgarh

Udaipur is one of India's truly seductive cities. An international destination in its own right, packed with princeliness & passion with palaces, haveils gardens and temples at every turn. We visit the beautiful city palace, lunch at a hotel and in the afternoon enjoy a trip to a crystal gallery. The fort of Chittorgarh is a treasure trove of history and gives travellers an insight into the life of the great Rajput rulers. The victory tower or Vijay Stambh is one of the main tourist attractions of the fort. Gaumukh reservoir and the palace of queen Padmini are important spots to the south of the Rana Kumbha palace. A light & sound programme is shown at the fort. Dinner on board the train followed by a visit to Hotel Panna for a cultural programme.

Day 4 – Sawai Madhopur & Jaipur

Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Modhupur's claim to fame is the Ranthambore Fort & Ranthambore National Park. Visit the national park to catch a glimpse of the majestic tigers roaming around in the open wilderness and pay a visit to the imposing fort to discover a part of Rajasthan history. On route to the park visit the Amareshwar Mohadeo temple. Enjoy lunch on board before a welcome by caparisoned elephants and the sweet music of the auspicious "Shehnai". Spend the afternoon watching the awesome "Hawa Mahal" (the palace of winds); elephants ride at Amber Fort; visit the city palace residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, which houses a museum and an observatory, built by the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai jai Singh-ii, who himself was a noted astronomer and shop for centuries-old object de arts & other items. Dinner at a hotel with cultural program.

Day 5 – Khajuraho

The 9th to 12th Century temples of Khajuraho illustrate the architectural genius during the Chandela dynasty. Situated in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho oozes with passion, eroticism, dance & music and other creative arts including sculptures and images of the temples built in north Indian "Nagara" style of architecture. Only 20 have survived the rough weather conditions over time. Guests will visit the temples & museum. Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board.

Day 6 – Varanasi (Banaras)

Varanasi is the oldest city in the world, more than 3000 years old and is famous for its many temples. Jyotirlinga Visvanatha temple or golden temple was rebuilt in 1776 and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The Jnana Vapi well (meaning "well of wisdom") is believed to have been dug by Lord Shiva himself. The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage areas in Varanasi and house centres of music and learning. The holy city has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy and mysticism for thousands of years and has produced great saints and personalities like Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsi das, Shankaracharaya, Ramanuja & Patanjali. Lunch at a hotel & dinner on board. Sightseeing includes visit to the Ghats, Maha Aarti, temples and the Buddhist Temples at Saarnath.

Day 7 – Agra, Taj Mahal

Agra is one of the prominent destinations on the world’s tourism map boasting two heritage monuments – the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. It is a vibrant centre of culture, art & religious philosophies that have enriched mankind and shaped human thought over centuries. Agra is famous for handicrafts such as Inlay work on marble, leather work, footwear, brass-wear, carpets, jewellery and Zari embroidery work. Lunch at a hotel and dinner on board.

Day 8 – Delhi

Breakfast on board. Tour ends at Delhi.

Price Includes

  • Travel as described
  • Onboard acommodation
  • All meals including tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Sightseeing tours as described , with deluxe coaches
  • Entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces
  • Entertainment as described
  • English speaking guides

Price per person

From £4,300 per person

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