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Of the four luxury trains which operate in India, the Royal Rajasthan on wheels is by far the newest and most popular Luxury Train in India. Its tradition goes back to the former ruler of the principalities of Rajasthan. The imperial history of Rajasthan has left behind the majestic forts, palaces and worship places to be cherished by the myriad of tourists visiting this part of India today.

This brand new train operates on the same route as The Palace on Wheels. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, a royal train rolling across the land of maharajas in western India started its maiden journey in January 2009. The train is a landmark in terms of comfort, luxury and service. This new luxury train is a joint venture of the Indian Railways, State Government of Rajasthan and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

An embodiment of luxury "Royal Rajasthan on Wheels" has 2 resto-cum-bars, which offer prolific Indian cuisines with blended wines. With a carrying capacity of 82 people, there are one super deluxe saloon and 13 deluxe saloons. There are 3 suites, which are named pearl, ruby and sapphire. The linen present in these suites matches with the interiors. The beds size in these cabins is also very immense and cubical showers are located in the bathrooms. The bathrooms are quite spacious and have more room than on the Palace on Wheels. It also offers a top-class spa and Wi-Fi facilities.

Luxury train tours in  India offer travellers the extravagance of exploring the desert state in the shortest time possible. It will cover the same route as the existing one, including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur and Agra in a seven-night tour starting and ending in New Delhi. The cost on the new train is around 20-30 percent more than the existing train. On special occasions like New Year or Christmas, an extra 10% would be charged.

In the complete lavishness and comfort of luxury train touring in India, you'll pass through the heartland of Rajasthan, contributing in its amazing architecture, mesmerizing festivals, entertaining sports, high adventure, centurion crafts, and what have you. Come aboard! And let the good times roll. The past will just merge into the future. Enjoy the journey on Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - Luxury train tour in India.

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels to cover Varanasi from September 2010
After the success of Palace of Wheels, the Government of Rajasthan introduced Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, and has now included Varanasi in the destinations covered by the luxury train. This new itinerary will operate between September 2010 and March 2011. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels will reach Varanasi on every Friday morning. The passengers will get an opportunity to see the sunrise at the majestic ghats, Ganga Aarti in the evening and sight-seeing of other places including Bharat Kala Bhawan, Bharat Mata Mandir and Sarnath. The cities covered in the itinerary of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels include Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a step ahead of the Palace on Wheels, which ranks among the top luxury trains of the world. As compared to the Palace on Wheels, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers more amenities to its passengers. More modern facilities have been introduced in this train to give passengers a regal experience. The 82-seat capacity train has 22 royal compartments with two super deluxe and 39 deluxe suits with other facilities like bar and library.