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  • Be it for the timeless architecture, innovative ideas, valorous acts or living an imperial life, history can never forget the mighty rulers of Rajasthan! 

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    Their lavish and classy lives were not only confined within the 
    palaces and courtyards of Rajasthan. Even while travelling, these Rajput rulers chose to travel with the comfort of their royalty immersed with tradition and culture.

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    Today, the reign of the Raja Maharajas can no more be found, but their way of living life can be experienced and enjoyed on a royal journey in any of the luxury trains in Rajasthan. 

    These trains showcase the imperial lifestyle of the Raja-Maharajas in every corner and take the visitors back to the golden era of Rajasthan with their opulent offerings.

  • Palace on Wheels

    The Palace on Wheels is a luxury train run by the Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. The Palace on Wheels is Oone of the best luxury trains in Rajasthan, it has and  been in operation since 1982.

    The train has about fourteen coaches, all intricately designed to reflect the royal grandeur of the erstwhile kings of the Rajputana kingdom. Smartly uniformed Khidmatgars offer you a royal welcome as you step on board this train which is symbolic of the opulence of the kings of Rajasthan.

    The Palace on Wheels is one of the oldest running trains in India and is also one of the most popular luxury trains in Rajasthan. 

    Although care has been taken to retain the opulence of past in the train, modern facilities and amenities have been provided for the comfort and entertainment of guests. From internet connectivity to Satellite TV, the train is equipped with all modern facilities

  • 01Background of the Palace on Wheels

    Background of the Palace on Wheels

    The Palace on Wheels was started on January 26, 1982. Before Independence, luxury trains were used by the Nizam of Hyderabad, the rulers of the princely states of Gujarat and the Viceroy of British India. 

    Post Independence, these trains were parked for almost a quarter of a century. It was in 1982, that the Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation launched the Palace on Wheels as a luxury train in Rajasthan.

    Although certain infrastructural changes were made to the train and modern facilities and amenities were added over time, the overall ambience of the train has been kept intact. 

    Plush decor has been used to enhance the beauty of the interiors and the royal elegance of the former Rajput kings has been retained brought out in a better way.

  • 02Coaches Details in Palace of Wheels

    Coaches Details in Palace of Wheels

    The Palaces on Wheels has fourteen carriages named after former princely states of Rajasthan. The interiors of the train have been specially designed, with beautifully colour coordinated furnishings and antique furniture to provide its guests an unforgettable experience.

    The train also has two kitchen cars- cum- restaurants which serve the choicest dishes from the Continental and Chinese cuisines. 

    The coaches have large windows, larger than those found in any other train in India, to facilitate better viewing of the route through which the train passes. The speciality of the Palace on Wheels is the first class service and hospitality extended by the uniformed Khidmatgars.

  • 03Facilities on Board in Palace of Wheels

    Facilities on Board in Palace of Wheels

    The Palace on Wheels is Oone of the most popular luxury trains in India. The facilities that are provided here on board the train attract a number of tourists and travellers from all over the country and world.

    The train offers super luxurious coaches with exquisite interiors that are reminiscent of the glorious era of the former kings of Rajasthan. 

    In addition, the train has two kitchen cars- cum- restaurants named the Maharaja and Maharani offering the finest continental and Chinese cuisines. 

    The train also has a spa, gym and library. Guests can also avail of facilities such as internet, music, laundry and Satellite TV.

  • 04Interior of the Palace of Wheels

    Interior of the Palace of Wheels

    The interiors of the train exude the royal elegance, luxury and lavishness. The original luxurious spirit of the train has been kept intact, even as modern amenities and facilities have been incorporatedtion in its body. 

    The beauty of the wall to wall carpeting,the softness of the bed, the luxuriousness of the velvet drapery and bed linen and along with the exquisite antique furniture has to be seen to be believed.

    The restaurants have a Rajasthani ambience and are developed, decorated with soft colours and beautiful furnishings. 

    Although they serve Continental and Chinese cuisine, the spirit underlying the concept is purely Indian, or more precisely Rajasthani.

  • 05Destinations Covered by Palace of Wheels

    Destinations Covered by Palace of Wheels
    This luxurious journey starts from the Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi and traverses through the beautiful golden sands of Rajasthan.

    On the first day, the train stops at Jaipur. Guests will be taken to visit the Hawa Mahal, the Hill Fort Palace in Amber etc. The other stop-over stations of the Palace on Wheels include Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Agra.

    Guests will be able to enjoy visits to places such as Jantar Mantar, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the beautiful Taj Mahal during the journey. Thereafter, the train moves back to New Delhi.
  • 06Palace of Wheels Tour Programme

    Palace of Wheels Tour Programme

    The Palace on Wheels, one of the most popular luxury trains in Rajasthan, chugs off the Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi on every Wednesday at 4 pm. 

    The train traverses into the beautiful desert state of Rajasthan and stops at destinations such as Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Agra.

    The tour route passes through some of the most historically and culturally important places in North India. Guests can visit important palaces, monuments and other places in this route and also enjoy royal hospitality at these stopp overs. 

    During the journey, guests are taken to Hawa Mahal, the Hill Fort Palace, Ranthambore National Park, Jantar Mantar, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the Taj Mahal. The journey lasts for seven days, beginningins and endings at New Delhi.

    1) Heritage of India Tour

    Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

    2) Treasures of India Tour

    Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

    3) Gems of India Tour

    Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi

    4) Indian Panorama Tour

    Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Lucknow and Delhi.

    5) Indian Splendour Tour

    Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai

  • 07Palace of Wheels Schedule

    Palace of Wheels Schedule

    This fascinating train starts from New Delhi on every Wednesday at 4 pm. Reservations can be made online. 

    The train is scheduled to leave Safdarjung Railway Station on the following dates this year:

    October 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

    November 06, 13, 20, 27

    December 04, 11, 18, 25

    From January 2014 to April 2014, the train is schedule to leave on the following dates:

    January 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

    February 05, 12, 19, 26

    March 05, 12, 19, 26

    April 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

    The train is operational from September to April.

  • Maharajas’ Express

    The Maharajas’ Express was launched in 2012 by the Indian Railways and is among the most expensive luxury trains in Rajasthan. Although built recently, it has won a number of awards due to the excellent onboard accommodation and services along with the off-train excursions. 

    The Maharaja Express was voted ‘The World’s Leading Luxury Train’ at the World Travel Awards 2012 and had bagged the runner up position in the Specialists Train Operator Category during the Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Travel Award in 2011.

    It was also named in the top twenty five trains by the Society of International Railway Travellers in 2011. This fascinating express train covers five routes in the North Western and Central India. The journey is usually concentrated on Rajasthan and happens every year from October to April.

  • 08The Background of Maharajas’ Express

    The Background of Maharajas’ Express

    This remarkable luxury train was started in March 2010. The Indian Railways had launched the train as joint venture with Cox and Kings India Limited. 

    The objective was to set up a company called the Royale Indian Rail Tours Limited to oversee the functioning and administration of the Maharajas’ Express. 

    The contract, however, was terminated in 2011 and the Maharajas’ Express is being now solely operated by the Indian Railways. 

    Time and again, it has been lauded by international visitors for its world class accommodation, services, facilities etc. Certainly only of a kind, this is the only train in the country that has a Presidential Suite, sprawling over an entire carriage and offering unmatched opulence and luxury.

  • 09Coaches Details of Maharajas’ Express

    Coaches Details of Maharajas’ Express

    The Maharajas’ Express has fourteen guest carriages. Each carriage is again divided into four categories- Deluxe Cabin, Junior Suite, Suite and Presidential Suite. 

    The Presidential Suite is spread over an entire carriage. It has two bedrooms, a living room, a dining room and a modern private bathroom which is fitted with a bath tub. All the carriages are named after precious stones and are namely, Moti, Heera, Neelam, Firoza, Monga, Pukhraj etc. The total capacity of the cabins and suites is about 88 people.

    The most striking feature here is the interior decoration. Wall to wall carpeting, exquisite tapestry, upholstery and furnishings have been used to accentuate the royal look of the cabins. 

    While on one hand the elegance of the carriage is resplendent, on the other hand it also offers modern amenities such as LCD TV, Direct Telephone Lines, and Music.

  • 10Interiors of the Maharajas’ Express

    Interiors of the Maharajas’ Express
    The interiors of the train are a beautiful combination of vintage and contemporary. The tapestry, furnishing and the furniture of the trains are beautifully antique and in line with the culture of the region.

    The train is a perfect representative of the royalty and opulence of the kings of North India offering high-class services and facilities to its guests. The gorgeous carriages of the trains consist of five deluxe cabins, six junior suites, two suites and one majestic Presidential suite.

    All rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities. The train also has a lounge, two restaurants, one bar and a souvenir shop
  • 11Destinations Covered by Maharajas’ Express

    Destinations Covered by Maharajas’ Express
    The train traverses through the heart of North Western and Central India on its five routes and takes its guests on a transcendental journey to destinations such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajanta, Ranthambore, Agra, Khajuraho, Orchcha, Gwalior, Fatehpur Sikri and Lucknow.
  • 12Maharajas’ Express Tour Programme

    Maharajas’ Express Tour Programme

    The Maharajas’ Express covers five routes that will take on a mesmeric journey into some of the historically and culturally significant destinations in India. 

    The first package is into the heart of India and is called the Heritage of India tour. This journey lasts for about seven nights and eight days. 

    The destinations covered include Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra and Delhi.

    The second route is called the Treasures of India tour and lasts for about three nights and four days. The places travelled in this route are Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi.

    The third tour is called the Gems of India tour and lasts for three nights and four days. The areas toured include Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi.

    The fourth tour is called the Indian Panorama tour and lasts for seven nights and eight days. The destinations covered are Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Lucknow and Delhi.

    The fifth tour undertaken by the train is called the Indian Splendour and lasts for seven nights and eight days. Here you get to tour through Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai.

  • 13Maharajas’ Express Schedule

    Maharajas’ Express Schedule

    The Maharajas Express offers five itineraries and covers five routes. The train journey either begin or end in Delhi and each route covers Agra, which enables its guests to visit the beautiful Taj Mahal. The schedule is as follows:

    The Treasures of India tour begins every Sunday.

    The Gems of India tour begins every Wednesday.

    The Heritage of India tour begins every Saturday.

    The Indian Panorama tour begins every Saturday

    The Indian Splendour tour begins every Saturday.

  • Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a Rajasthan luxury train and is modelled on the Palace on Wheels train. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels was launched in January 2009, after the Palace on Wheels became a huge success.

    The train follows the same route as the Palace on Wheels and takes tourists to several tourist, heritage and wildlife destinations in Rajasthan

    Like the Palace on Wheels, this train too has exquisite interiors, great meals, excellent wines, fabulous service by uniformed Khidmatgars. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels follows a very interesting route through Rajasthan and the journey begins and ends at New Delhi.

  • 14The Background of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    The Background of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    Run by the Indian Railways this Rajasthan luxury train is modelled on the basis of the Palace on Wheels. Its predecessor was launched in the year 1982 and is the oldest and most popular among the luxury trains in Rajasthan. 

    Following its success, the Indian Railways launched the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels which follows a similar route as the Palace on Wheels and takes tourists to several important heritage, wildlife tour and tourist destinations within Rajasthan.

    Launched in January 2009, this train is quite popular among tourists visiting Rajasthan. Like its predecessor, it has beautifully decorated interiors and offers excellent service and hospitality. 

    From luxury cabins to modern amenities such as Wi-Fi connection and Satellite TV, the train offers everything a guests could need.

  • 15Coaches Details of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    Coaches Details of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    With fourteen carriages, each coach here is named after famous palaces in Rajasthan namely, Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Surya Mahal, Moti Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Jal Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishori Mahal, Phool Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Kumbha Palace and Lalgarh Palace.

    As many as thirteen coaches on the train have three deluxe saloons and the fourteenth coach has two super deluxe saloons. 

    The colour scheme of the deluxe saloon is based on that of a precious gem such as ruby, pearl and sapphire. The super deluxe suites are named after special stones, the ‘Emerald’ and ‘Diamond’. The super deluxe coach is called the Taj Mahal.

  • 16Facilities on Board of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    Facilities on Board of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    Apart from the royal saloons, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers a number of facilities on board. The train has two restro-lounges, Sheesh Mahal and Swarn Mahal. 

    The Sheesh Mahal follows a theme of wood and crystal and has been adorned with splendid floor lamps and crystal pelmet. The Swarna Mahal on the other hand follows a theme of gold and brass.

    Both the restaurants serve the finest dishes from the Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese cuisines. At the restro-lounges here, presentation is as important as the taste and flavour of the dish. 

    All dishes are presented on customised handmade cutlery and special crockery is used. Guests can also enjoy wine, aperitifs, cognac, whisky etc., at the bar and lounge of the train

    In addition to this, the train has a bar and lounge area, a souvenir shop, a spa and gym area for its guests.

  • 17Interior of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    Interior of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
    Similar to the Palace on Wheels, the interiors of the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is beautifully decorated with plush decor and furnishings. The theme of the entire train is classic and based on culture. Although the theme is antique, the train is fitted with all modern amenities and facilities for the comfort of its guests.
  • 18Destinations Covered by Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

    Destinations Covered by Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
    The destinations of the train include Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra. The train starts and ends its journey at Delhi.
  • 19Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Tour Programme

    Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Tour Programme

    The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train follows the same route as the Palace on Wheels. The train leaves the Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi on every Sunday and traverses through some very important destinations in Rajasthan before returning to New Delhi.

    The tour goes on for eight nights and seven days and passes through destinations such as Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Agra, jaipur and Delhi during the course of its journey. The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is to follow this schedule from October 2013 to April 2014.

    Route : Delhi-Jaipur-Swai Madhopur -Chittorgarh -Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur- Bharatpur-Agra

  • 20Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Schedule

    Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Schedule

    From October 2013 to April 2014, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is supposed to leave the Delhi station on every Sunday. The journey continues for eight nights and seven days and the train passes through several destinations in Rajasthan.

    On the first day, the train starts from Delhi and moves into Rajasthan. On the second day, the train stops at Jodhpur. It halts at Udaipur on the third day and Chittorgarh on the fourth day. 

    Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Agra are other places covered before the train returns to Delhi on the eighth day.

  • The Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey

    The Indian Maharaja – Deccan Odyssey is a special luxury train which is run by the Indian Railways and the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. This train is based on the Palace on Wheels and covers the Konkan route.

    It undertakes a weeklong journey every Wednesday from Mumbai and covers destinations such as Aurangabad, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. 

    The Indian Maharaja is a more luxurious version of the Deccan Odyssey and passes through Rajasthan on its way from Mumbai to Delhi.

  • 21Background of The Indian Maharaja

    Background of The Indian Maharaja

    The Indian Maharaja is loosely based on the Palace of Wheels and is a new and more luxurious version of the Deccan Odyssey. 

    It aimed at providing facilities and services of a five star hotel and has two restaurants, a bath and sauna, business centre, spa and gymnasium.

    The coaches of the Deccan Odyssey were manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. 

    However, in 2004, the Maharashtra government shut operations of the Deccan Odyssey citing poor response. It was revived again in the following monsoon season.

  • 22Coaches Details of The Indian Maharaja

    Coaches Details of The Indian Maharaja

    This elegant train has twenty carriages, out which eleven cars are passenger cars. The train has two Presidential Suite cars that have two coupes per car. 

    Features include a conference car that is turned into a dance floor in the evenings. In addition, the train has two restaurant cars, a lounge and bar, and a spa car.

  • 23Facilities on The Indian Maharaja

    Facilities on The Indian Maharaja

    The Indian Maharaja has two restaurant cars which serve fine Indian and Continental cuisines. The train also has a conference room which can accommodate as many as fifty people at a time.

    Furthermore, the facilities on board include a library, bar, music, Ayurvedic Massage Centre, Steam Bath, Gymnasium, beauty parlour and business centre. 

    Special suite for the physically handicapped, fully loaded mini pantry in each car, telephone in each saloon, television in each coach, plasma TV in each car, lounge in each passenger car are also available. 

    The interiors of the train are decorated with opulent decor and furnishings to give it a royal look. The train offer rich and lavish accommodation facilities. 

  • 24Destinations Covered by The Indian Maharaja

    Destinations Covered by The Indian Maharaja
    The destinations covered by the Indian Maharaja include Aurangabad, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Agra and New Delhi.
  • 25The Indian Maharaja Tour Programme

    The Indian Maharaja Tour Programme

    The Indian Maharaja has one or two departures per month, from November to April. The train starts on every Wednesday from Mumbai and takes its guests to destinations such as Aurangabad, Sawai Madhopur, Agra and Delhi.

    The train also takes the reverse course and starts from Delhi every Wednesday and ends its journey in Mumbai. 

    During its reverse journey, it passes through the capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. In both routes, sightseeing in Delhi is involved.

    1) Mumbai to Delhi Tour

    Mumbai - Ellora - Ajanta - Udaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

    2) Delhi to Mumbai Tour

    Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Udaipur - Ellora - Ajanta - Mumbai

    Train Schedule

    The Indian Maharaja starts its weeklong journey from Mumbai every Wednesday and takes its guests to destinations such as Aurangabad, Sawai Madhopur, Agra and Delhi. 

    The train also takes the reverse course from Delhi and passes through Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat. Tourists can take back flights to their original destinations of return in the same train.

Attractions

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Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most important places to visit in Chittorgarh. This historical fort is the pride of the Rajasthani town as it stands imposingly upon the top of a hill, looking down protectively over the city. Nearly all of Chittorgarh’s attractions are housed inside the fort. 

The Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure which was first built in the 7th century and covers an area of approximately 700 acres. There are several grand sights to be seen inside the fort itself apart from the commanding views that can be seen of the environs of Chittorgarh.

The fort, which is also known as Water Fort, contained 84 water bodies inside its grounds, of which 22 exist today. The Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Meera mandir and other consequential structures are also housed inside the formidable fort. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: Rs. 10 for Indians; Rs. 100 for foreigners 
Location: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Bala Quila Fort

Also known as the Alwar Fort, the BalaQuila Fort is one of the most historic destinations in Alwar, and is one of the tourist attractions in Alwar that should not be missed when you are in the Rajasthani city. Extending over an area of 5 kilometres, the fort stands stern and forbidding at a height of 1000 feet with 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry.

It was first built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550, but has since seen various dynasties rule over it as Alwar passed into the hands of Khanzadas, Mughals, Pathans and Jats. The fort still stands as imposing as ever, and is a great place to visit during an evening in the city. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm 
Location: Bala Quila   Rd, Near Nikumbha Mahal Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001
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Bhangarh fort

If you are looking for some thrills in Alwar, visiting its “most haunted place” is the best way to fulfil the desire. Bhangarh Fort, on the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, has long held its spooky reputation. Though it is a well-preserved fort, the ‘supernatural’ occurrences that seem to occur within its premises tend to ward off many people.

If you are eager to explore Alwar in all its facets, haunted and otherwise, a visit to this fort is a must. Do it while the light lasts, since ghosts are said to hang out here at night. Though spooky, Bhangarh Fort is one of the best places to visit in Alwar for some unique memories.  

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
Location: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410
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Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh)

The Kirti Stambha is a one of the lovely tourist attractions of Chittorgarh. Housed inside the massive Chittorgarh Fort, this 12th century tower stands as a monument to Adinathji, the 1st Jain Teerthankar.

It is decorated with the naked figures of the Digambars, and reflects the cultural beliefs of the Digambars comprehensively. There are seven storeys in the tower, and a narrow and steep staircase leads to the top from where views of the Chittorgarh environs can be taken in. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum, also known as the Government Museum, is a worthwhile place to visit when in the city. There is a wonderful range of artefacts that are displayed in the museum that speak of the history of Rajasthan, and of Alwar in particular.

The entire collection of the museum comes from the Royal families reserves and consists of 234 sculptures, 11 inscriptions, 9702 coins, 35 metal objects, 2565 paintings & manuscripts, 2270 arms & weapons and 1809 objects of local art, crafts and musical instruments. Spending a couple of hours in the museum is a good way to initiate yourself into the history of Alwar and take back memories of its unique culture and tradition. 

Timings:10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar, India
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Vijay Stambha (Victory tower)

The Vijay Stambha stands tall and mighty in the premises of the Chittorgarh Fort. Built in 1440 AD by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over Mohamed Khilji, this 9-storyed tower is adorned by sculptures of Hindu deities around and reflects the historical traditions of its age quite successfully.

The view from the top of the structure is breathtaking- there are steep steps that lead to the top of the tower, from where the whole town is revealed in all its glory. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Siliserh Lake Palace

Siliserh Lake Palace is an erstwhile royal palace and hunting lodge located on the banks of the Siliserh Lake that has now been converted into a heritage hotel which is run by RTDC. The hotel makes for a perfect dropback to a romantic holiday because of the beauty of its exteriors and the simple elegance of its interiors.

The lake is perfect for fishing, sailing and boating. It is also a wonderful budget option for those who wish to enjoy luxury but do not wish to burn a hole in their pocket for the experience. The in-house restaurant offers a great range of Indian and Continental cuisines that are soul-satisfying and filling. 

Price: 2000- 3000 INR/ 50- 80 USD per night approx.
Location:Siliserh Circle, Alwar 301001, India
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Padmini's Palace

Loacted inside the Chittorgarh Fort, the Padmani Palace has a unique history attached to it making it one of the must-visit attractions in Chittorgarh fort. This palace was the reason for the battle betweenAla-ud-din Khilji and Rana Ratan Singh. Padmini Palace was the very legendary palace from where Ala-ud-din Khilji was permitted to obtain a glimpse of Padmini in a mirror placed in the main hall.

Allured by her beauty, Ala-ud-din Khilji fought a fierce battle with Rana Ratan Singh, husband of Rani Padmini. A visit to this palace gives one an insight not only into the history of Chittorgarh but also into human passions. The palace overlooks a lovely pool, and the views from inside are delightful.
 
Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Rana Kumbha Palace

Rana Kumbha Palace is one of the most interesting places to visit in Chittorgarh fort. The massive proportions of the ruined edifice of the palace reveal what an imposing structure it was in the height of its glory. Rana Kumbha Palace is the largest monument in the Chittorgarh Fort and has a grand history attached to it. It has been the residence to people like Bappa Rawal, Maharana Kumbha, rani Padmani, Princess Meera Bai among others.

Legend of Panna Dhai, who saved infant Udai Singh with the heart-breaking sacrifice of her infant son, is also associated with this palace. The dungeons of this palace are also supposed to be the place where Rani Padmani and the other women of the palace committed Johar. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Hill Fort Kesroli

Ancient fort turned heritage hotel, Hill Fort Kesroli is a magnificent place to indulge yourself in when on vacation in Alwar. It is a beautiful structure to look upon, and just as gorgeous to inhabit. The décor is in keeping with the traditional image of the fort, and history still has a presence in the long glossy halls of the hotel.

A stay in this fort allows you to escape the everyday bustle of Alwar while letting you immerse yourself in its culture and tradition as you rest your body in relaxation. 

Price: 5000- 8000 INR/ 70- 100 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near M.I.A Post Office-Bahala, District Alwar, Kesroli
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Sariska Palace

This luxurious resort near the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary offers you the indulgence of a luxury hotel at the rate of a budget accommodation. Staying in this Palace during your stay in Alwar will allow you to experience the best of Alwar’s wild scenery, decadent luxury, and gracious courtesy.

The palace is located close to the sanctuary and the haunted fort, thereby offering its guests some of the best sights and sounds to be had in Alwar. 

Price: 1500- 2000 INR/ 30- 50 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Alwar, Sariska, Rajasthan 301022
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Kalika Mata Temple

Built originally in the 8th century, this serene temple was dedicated to the worship of the sun god before it was converted into a shrine for Kalika, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, in the 14th century. This temple is one of the most important pilgrimage attractions in Chittorgarh, and should not be missed when touring the grounds of the Chittorgarh fort.

The architecture of the temple reflects the devotion of its builders- a lot of hard work has been put into the intricate carvings and embellishments that adorn the ancient walls of the temple. Even though it is partially in ruins now, the beauty of the temple still shines through. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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City Palace Alwar

The City Palace of Alwar is actually a fort that is located right below the Alwar Fort in the foothills of the Aravalli ranges.  Built in the 18th century, this fort reflects its rich cultural heritage in its blend of the Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

Though it mainly houses government offices today; the City palace is one of the best places to visit in Alwar. The Palace houses an artificial lake inside its premises as well as a museum that is one of the best in the state. A visit to the City palace will allow you to experience the best of Alwar in a comprehensive way. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar
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Sanwariaji Temple

Sanwariaji Temple is one of the most renowned places to visit in Chittorgarh. The massive temple complex is considered second in religious importance only to the Krishna Temple in Nathdwara, and is a popular pilgrimage shrine in Rajasthan. Located approximately 40 kilometres away from Chittorgarh, this temple is a lovely place to spend a couple of pious hours in.

Serenity and positivity enrich the ambience of the temple, and the sacrosanct halls make for a peaceful place to mediate and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Visiting the temple as soon as dawn breaks is a pleasant way to experience the solitude and quiet that the temple offers.
 
Timings: 5 am to 12 pm; 2.30 pm to 11 pm
Price: Free entry 
Location: Bhadsoda and Mandphiya village, Dist. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, Bhadsora, Rajasthan 312024
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Sathis Deori Temple

Located inside the Chittorgarh fort, close to Fateh Prakash Palace, this temple is one of the best sacred places to visit in Chittorgarh fort. The temple forms a part of the Jain temple complex, and is the largest amongst them. This massive Shwetamber Jain Temple was built in the 11th century and celebrates the life and virtues of Bhagawan Adinatha. 


The name of the temple signifies that at some point in history, there were twenty-seven temples inside this temple alone. Though no trace of these monuments remains, the SathisDeori Temple is a grand sight to behold in and of itself. The architecture is to be marvelled at for its intricate detailing and awe-inspiring domes. Sitting quietly in the temple allows you to immerse yourself in its ancient solitude.

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort

Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001

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Vijay Mandir Palce

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar, the Vijay Mandir Palace is one destination you simply cannot miss while touring the city. It is located 10 kilometres away from the main city and is spread over a vast area of land.

The imposing structure attracts the eye from far off, and reflects its grandeur in the best possible way. The picturesque image is magnified in beauty by the reflection which sparkles in the lake below. An hour spent roaming the halls and grounds of this Palace will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated, and you will return to Alwar armed with many Instagram-worthy images too. 

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Price: Free 
Location: Alwar District, Near Vijay Sagar Lake, Alwar, India

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