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Traditional Welcome The warmth of Indian hospitality and the custom of welcoming guests is as old as time itself. On arrival, as you step into the hotel, ladies in traditional local costumes greet you with garlands of flowers and perform the “aarti” ceremony. After having your forehead anointed with the traditional red “tikka”, relax with …

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Heritage on Wheels

Heritage on Wheels

Times have changed and the winds have shifted, but the Palace On Wheels cruises along in a unique style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryear could have perpetuated and enjoyed. Palace on Wheels is a legend in the annals of India’s travel industry history. Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (RTDC), Indian Railways and Department …

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Fairy Queen

Fairy Queen

The Fairy Queen is the oldest working broad gauge steam locomotive in the world and was built in the year 1855 by the British firm Kinston, Thompson & Hewitson for the British firm East Indian Railways. This train will have only a first class (non – airconditioned) chair car having 50 seats and a pantry …

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Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels

Times have changed and the winds have shifted, but the Palace on Wheels cruises along in a unique style the kind only the, Maharajas of yesteryear could have perpetuated and enjoyed… An extraordinary train for extraordinary people. A train with historic charm and modern conveniences. A royal train beckoning you to step aboard for a …

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CITY GUIDE Just over 130 kms south-west of Jaipur is Ajmer, a burgeoning town on the shore of the Ana Sagar, flanked by barren hills. Historically, Ajmer had considerable strategic importance and was sacked by Mohammed of Ghori on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Later it became a favourite residence of the mighty …

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CITY GUIDE This city lies on the northern point of the triangle of desert cities. Bikaner is another royal walled city dating back to 1486 AD. It was, however, a major trade centre as it stood on the ancient caravan route which linked central Asia and North India with the Gujarat seaports. While other cities …

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CITY GUIDE About 150 miles southwest of Jaipur, the great fort of Chittaurgarh stands atop a 500-foot high hill rising sharply from the surrounding plain. Today largely a deserted ruin, this fort perhaps more than any other symbolizes the honour and valor of the people of Rajasthan. Attacked repeatedly by invaders, three times it suffered …

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Nothing else in India is remotely similar to Jaisalmer. Its desert fort, which resembles a gigantic sandcastle, is straight out of ‘The Thousand and One Nights’. There are many havelis which can be found elsewhere in Rajasthan, but nowhere are they quite as exquisite as in Jaisalmer. Even the humblest shops and houses display something …

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Jodhpur is at the edge of the Thar desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. The city is dominated by a massive fort, topping a sheer rocky ridge right in the middle of the town. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rajput clan known as the …

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Today, Kota serves as an army headquarters. It is also Rajasthan’s industrial centre (mainly chemicals), powered by the hydroelectric plants on the Chambal river – the only permanent river in the state – and the nearby nuclear plant. Kota is strung out along the east bank of the Chambal river. The train station is well …

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