Buoyed on by the tremendous success of the Palace on Wheels, the Government of Rajasthan is all ready to flag off another, more luxurious train called the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels this October. Embodying some really unique features, this new train promises to offer passengers an experience of lifetime as it chugs through the region with golden-hued desert, majestic palaces and vibrant culture.
Consequently Rajasthan, from this October, will become the only state in India to boast of three luxury trains - The Palace on Wheels, The Heritage on Wheels and soon the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. Maharashtra and Karnataka too have their own luxury trains - Deccan Odyssey and The Royal Chariot respectively. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is being readied at a cost of Rs 40 Crore.
It is a completely A/C train with a capacity to house 82 passengers per circuit. Plus it will have a super-deluxe saloon, 13 deluxe saloons, two restro-lounges, one SPA car, one kitchen car, two staff cars and two power cars. Also for the very first time, a train will have an international gym as well as spa facility. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels will also have a trendy boardroom for the corporate travelers, internet facility, TV, channel music and public address system.
The concept of the restaurant lounge is also proposed to eliminate the waiting time. Passengers aboard the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels will be taken on a fascinating week-long tour of destinations beginning with New Delhi-Jaipur-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Bharatpur-Agra-New Delhi. The passengers will be charged $2,000 for a suite plus taxes per trip. The tariff for deluxe accommodation on twin sharing basis will be around $800, whereas the deluxe single supplement would be of about $1,200.