Experience Chittorgarh with Palace on Wheels Rajasthan
Rajasthan is laden with historical significance and its rustic and royal culture of music, dance, citadels and forts of sandstone amidst the vast stretches of desert create an exotic atmosphere strong enough to attract tourists from round the world. Chittorgarh is one such place singing songs of Rajput bravery and sacrifice and what could be a better vehicle than Palace on Wheels to visit such a royal and historical place.
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The Palace was first launched on 26th January, 1982 by the Rajasthan Travel and Tourism department for promoting tourism in Rajasthan. Inspired by the Nizams, Nawabs and Maharajas, Palace on Wheels Train was refurbished with stately decors and modern amenities in 2009 to make the journey of their guests with remembering.
- The 14 guests Cabins are decorated with fine silk and royal upholstery flaunting mirror work and named after the then ruling princely states. Also, they are equipped with modern treats like intercom, Internet, attached bath, mini pantry, climate control etc.
- The train boasts of two regal restaurants, the Maharani and the Maharaja each presenting an array of lip smacking cuisines to choose from round the world.
- At the end of each cabin of Palace on Wheels, there is a Lounge decorated aptly to create a relaxed ambiance where you can read a book, chit chat with your fellow travelers or lose yourself in a reverie.
- The bar is well stocked with a collection of alcoholic and Non-alcoholic drinks, and wires and spirits of top quality from round the world.
- Tired? Well you have the Spa rejuvenation car to gear up your body and mind for the next day.
Other personal facilities are a Khidmatgar, news paper, toiletries, medical lit, wheels chairs etc.
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Main Attractions of Chittorgarh
Housing several monuments, the Fort stands in spite of the ravages of time. Its original time of its establishment cannot be dated back originally but the legend has that it was initiated by Bhimsen , the great character of the epic Mahabharat.
Rani Padmini’s Palace
The palace is built on the banks of a Lotus pool and has a pavilion providing privacy to the royal women. Ala-ud-din-khilji was mesmerized by the reflection of the queen on the pool and led his forces to abduct her.
It was built by Maharana Kumbh to immortalise his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat. The speciality of this architectural wonder are it’s nine storeys decorated by the sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses and its spectacular view of the entire town.
This seven storey figure built by a Jain merchant , is dedicated to Adinathji , the 1st Jain tirthankar and is adorned by figures of Jain monks.
Mira Bai Temple
Built in the North Indian style and rising from a plinth, its conical roof can be seen from a distance. It houses a beautiful shrine surrounded by four pavilions in four corners. The temple radiates with the ardent devotion of Mira Bai, the follower and devotee of Lord Krishna.
These were some of the few famous locations.Visit the Chittorgarh, if you want to explore them.
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