New luxury train launched by Indian Railways
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels -touted as India’s most luxurious train- costs Rs.2,14,760 for a seven day journey across six cities
A new luxury train, which will cover tourist destinations in three states, started its maiden journey from Safdarjung railway station in the capital .
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels’ – touted as India’s most luxurious train – is a joint venture between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (RTDC) and the Indian Railways.
The train will run every Sunday between October and April from Delhi. It will travel across three states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
The train will go to Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Khajuraho and Agra. And the journey will culminate in Varanasi. The entire journey would be completed in seven days.
Consisting of 35 coaches, the train has a ferrying capacity of 82 passengers in one trip. The train has on board a spa, gymnasium, specials suites, deluxe saloons and two restro-lounges which make the journey truly a ‘royal experience’.
This train is better than ‘Palace on Wheels’ as it is more spacious and grander. It has every luxury which anyone would want,”
While the journey will cost $4,130 (Rs.2,14,760), one will have to shell out $1,600 (Rs.83,200) per day more if one travels in the special suite.