The "super lavishness" Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, whose top tariff of $2,000 (Rs 97,600) per person per night is three times than highest tariff on the Palace, on wheels is ready to roll on the deserts. Officials say the economic catastrophe may have reduced tourist visit to India but not for the Palace on Wheels, which is booked full till the period ends in March. The Royal palace on wheels will accommodate those, who couldn't find room on the Palace on wheels.
"The higher cost is not likely to discourage elite foreign tourists since they will get extra amenities and luxury on the Royal Rajasthan. It is a joint venture between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and the Indian Railways.
Both the luxury wheels follow the same circuit Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Agra and back to Delhi after a week.
Royal Rajasthan scores higher is its super deluxe saloon that has two lavish suites, whose guests will voyage by luxury cars while visiting the attractions and have personal attendants.
It also has higher point than the Palace in offering two bars, complete with lounging area, bar counters and eating areas. They will also have a spa on the train, and wi-fi connections too will be available soon.
RTDC sources claimed the Royal would offer the same luxury as the Orient Express of Europe and the Blue Train of South Africa, and that even the Palace rated among the world's top 10 luxury trains.