Take a journey back in time, to the fairy tale world of chivalrous Princes and beauteous Princesses. An era of unimaginable splendour, a period of unmatched opulence. Rediscover the glittering, golden age through the last of the great extravaganzas – The Ro yal Orient, a spectacular concept in transport; an aesthetic marvel of modern times. A throwback to the bygone days. Capture the essence of the realm of the Maharajas. An opportunity to experience its princely grandeur; a possibility of redefining the word pleasure. Thirteen indescribably wondrous, beautiful, gold embossed saloon cars recreate the resplendent living of times of yore.
Live out your fantasies in the fashion of early royal passengers on bridal journeys, state visits and grand hunting parties. Sink into pink retreats with hot and cold running water, showers and soft channel music. Restaurant cars with exquisite Indian and continental cuisines. A luxurious lounge, a library, television and video entertainment. Most of the travel is done by night; daytime is reserved for sightseeing and shopping.
The fun comes up when the sun goes down. Unwind at the ” Watering Hole,” a bar well stocked with the choicest liquors. Have a drink with a friend and get into high spirits, as high spirits get into you! And when you think you’ve had enough for the day (an unlikely possibility, but neverthless), retire to the privacy of your chambers, and sleep with the memories of an era that was, and a world that time forgot.
Day 01- Wednesday
1500 hrs – Departure from Delhi Cantonment Railway Station.
Evening Tea/Dinner Onboard.
Day 02 Thursday
0530 Hours – Arrival at Chittaurgarh Railway Station
0630 hrs – Visit Chittaugarh Fort
The City of battles lost and won for Love and Land. Chittaurgarh Fort singled out for its glorious history of battles and beauty. A tour to the glorious fort of Chittaurgarh is an unforgettable experience. As you drive on the 13 square kms fort visit Palace of Queen Padmini, Peace and Victory Towers and witness several temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, now leis in state of ruins
0900 hrs – Departure for Udaipur. Breakfast Onboard
1215 hrs – Arrival at Udaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel for Lunch. Post lunch Local sightseeing.
Welcome to the ‘City of Lakes’. One of the most romantic places in India, it is situated around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, which whisper the mood of a bygone era. Known as the most Romantic city in all Rajasthan. Lunch at hotel. Excursion to Manek Mahal or the Palace of Pearls, the Fateh Sagar lake, the Garden of Maids known as Sahelion Ki Baari and also the village of Artisans known as Lok Kala Mandal. Udaipur a place soaked in tradition and culture
1750 hrs – Departure for Mehsana Dinner aboard.
Day 03 – Friday
0415 hrs – Departure for Mehsana. Breakfast on board
0645 hrs – Arrival at Mehsana
Early morning visit Sun temple at Modhera and Patola Weaving center at Patan. Breakfast onboard.
1115 hrs – Departure for Ahmedabad
1245 hrs – Arrival at Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is a colorful city where one can enjoy the better things of life, be it food or amusement. The Walled City in Ahmedabad takes one down the memory lane, making one aware of the city’s glorious past. Ahmedabad has got numerous places of interest for tourists, ranging from monuments to amusement parks. The charm of the various museums, mosques, and forts complements the simplicity of the Ahmedabad city. While visiting the Ahmedabad city, one should keep the budget flexible, as it is all too common for people to get tempted by the array of artifacts, antiques, and the exotic and colorful attire available in Ahmedabad.
Dinner On Board
2015 hrs – Departure for Sasangir
Day 04 – Saturday
0800 hrs – Arrival at Sasangir
1115 hrs – Departure for Delwada
Sasangir has the distinction of being the last earthly refuge of the Asiatic lion. In the paisley-shaped Kathiwad peninsula of Gujarat stands the Gir National Park and Lion Sanctuary, the one and only remaining habitat of this proud and majestic species (Panthera leo). Sasangir Lion Sanctuary is home of some 300 Asiatic lions. Close to being an extinct species, the number of Asiatic lions has been steadily rising since 1980 in this safe haven
1430 hrs – Arrival at Delwada
2000 hrs – Departure for Palitana, Dinner Onboard
Day 05 – Sunday
Morning at Palitana, the next stop is at Sarkhej, famous for the traditional Vishalla Village. All meals on board the Royal Orient.
0745 hrs – Arrival at Palitana Breakfast Onboard
1200 hrs – Departure for Sarkhej. Lunch Onboard.
1745 hrs – Arrival at Sarkhej. Visit Vishalla Village Dinner at Hotel.
2230 hrs – Departure for Udaipur
Day 06 – Monday
The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty. Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences an inspiration for the imagination of poes,painters and writers.
Overlooking the aquamarine expanses of the Lake Pichhola stands the splendid City Palace a marvel and granite and marbel. Exquisite lake palaces of Udaipur, shimmering like jewels on the Lake Pichhola are overwhelming in splendour.
Several places of interest around Udaipur, with an interesting excursion to Ranakpur. After lunch, you can visit the Shilpgram Craft Village and then continue for Jaipur. All meals on board the Royal Orient.
0715 hrs – Breakfast Onboard. Arrival at Udaipur
2000 hrs – Departure for Jaipur. Dinner Onboard.
Day 07- Tuesday
0750 hrs – Arrival at Jaipur.
The capital of Rajasthan is the most colourful city in India, with it’s famous pink coloured buildings, museum, observatory, Palace of Winds and the colourful bazaar. Breakfast and lunch on board the train. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds, which is a remarkable five storeyed building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows.
And yes, how can you miss the shopping in your Jaipur tour. Jaipur is the place to shop until you drop ! It has a plethora of handicrafts and other attarctions.
2155 hrs – Departure for Delhi. Dinner on Board
Day 08 – Wednesday
End of journey.
203, Swagatam Chamber,
23-A, Shivaji Marg, Najafgarh Road, Moti Nagar