connoisseurs of the world, very few regions can compete
with the northwest border-state of Rajasthan in charm
and medieval opulence. Where else can you see nomadic
camel caravans cut desert tracks? Where can you still
find primitive customs and rites flourishing side by
side modern, cosmopolitan ways of life? Where else can
you see entire villages flourishing inside magnificent
Gujarat, the last western frontier, is an matchless
experience. The heart of the state holds the ornamental
rod. The north is a historical pageantry of many creeds.
The west, soaked in antiquity, embraces one of the largest
swamplands of the world. The south is a heady mix of
wildlife sanctuaries, mythological pilgrim-centers,
age-old carnivals and affluent port-towns. The east
is urbane and aristocratic.
13 Coaches & Saloons. 13 Magnificent Periods
The Royal Orient is not just an express commuter train.
It is a way of life—gracious, cosmopolitan and
imperial—designed to transport you back in time
… to a millennium of pompous monarchy, prosperous
empires and legends of courage, chivalry, patriotism
and supreme devotion.
at Delhi, chug along to Rajasthan, cross over and reach
Gujarat. Return after seven memorable days and nights,
enriched incomparably and enamored forever!
in love with a medieval Rajput princess, inhale battle-scents
of heroism, give way to royal fantasies, discover a
lost paradise, remember the epics, dine with ferocious
lions, ride the desert and rule the sea…. And,
on the way … be fondled by 4000 years of abundance
… in the seventh heaven of the Orient Express.
Liveried attendants pamper you round the clock with
5-star hotel luxuries. The “Watering Hole”
bar has all your favorites and fine monarchial brews.
Comfort is refined at 150C. In spacious baths, while
bathing in running hot or cold water, rejuvenate your
body and dream endlessly. The pantry-car offers a repast
of royal delicacies that will not leave your taste buds
for years to come. Finally, for that little scholar
within you, a library provides the ultimate knowledge-bank
Day 1 (Wednesday)
Leave Delhi : Tea and Dinner on board The Royal Orient.
Day 2 (Thursday)
Chittaurgarh : Visit Chittaurgarh Fort. Leave for Udaipur.
Breakfast on Board. Udaipur : Lunch at Hotel. Visit
City Palace, Tripolia Gates, Sahelion-ki-Bari (Royal
Gardens), and Shilpgram (Craft Village). Leave for Junagadh.
Dinner on Board.
Day 3 (Friday)
Junagarh : Operational Halt for one hour. Breakfast
and Lunch on board. Junagarh Visit Ashokan Rock Edict
of 3rd Century B.C., Darbar Hall Museum, Mausoleum of
Nawab Mahabat Khanji. Leave for Verval. Veraval : Visit
Shiva Temple at Somnath. Dinner at Hotel.
Day 4 (Saturday)
Leave for Sasan Gir, Early Breakfast on Board.
Sasan Gir : Visit the Lion Sanctuary. Leave for Delwada.
Lunch on Board. Delwada : Visit Ahmedpur Mandvi beach
and Diu (Fort and St. Paul's Church). Leave for Palitana.
Dinner on Board.
Day 5 (Sunday)
Breakfast on Board.
Palitana : Visit 863 Jain Temples atop Shatrunjaya Hills.
The 3,572 steps can be climbed or, if you so desire,
please use the chair slings arranged for you. Leave
for Sarkhej. Lunch on Board. Sarkhej :Visit and have
dinner at Vishalla village. Proceed to Ahmedabad by
Day 6 (Monday)
Ahmedabad : Visit Adalaj Step Well, Gandhi Ashram, Calico
Textiles' Museum, Hathising Jain Temple, Sidi Sayyad's
Mosque, and shopping. Lunch at Hotel. Leave for Jaipur.
Tea and Dinner on board.
Day 7 (Tuesday)
Breakfast on board.
Jaipur : Visit City Plalace, Jantar Mantar Observatory,
Hawa Mahal. Lunch at Hotel. Visit Amer Fort. Enjoy an
elephant ride. Leave for Delhi. Dinner on Board.
Day 8 (Wednesday)
Delhi : Reach Delhi Cantt. Railway Station.