Friday, 26 July 2019

IRCTC Majestic Tourist train - Check on-board, itineraries and more

Indian Railways' subsidiary Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) under Ministry of Railways is promoting rail-based tourism in the country. It recently launched two Majestic Tourist trains.
The Majestic Tourist train tours will cover destinations in Rajasthan. The unique train tours provide on-train accommodation, international meals, sightseeing with entrances and other facilities.

It may be noted the keeping specific needs of tourists in mind, a new train was indigenously designed by Railways. The train has unique features including safety lockers for all guests, separate sitting area in 2nd AC compartments, two restaurants, one kitchen, hot and cold running water in bathrooms and washrooms, shower cubicles etc.

The train operates on select itineraries only and is managed by professionally trained staff have experience of catering to international guests. The menus feature Indian as well as international dishes and the menus can be structured according to the guests’ needs for group tours.

The train offers the following facilities:

First AC – There are four sharing compartments, with bunk beds. Each compartment has a lockable sliding door for the privacy of the occupants. Each compartment has one electronic safety locker for each guest.

First AC Coupe – Similar to first AC, there are double sharing compartments with one bunk bed. Each compartment has a sliding door for the privacy of the occupants. Each compartment has one electronic safety locker for each guest.

Second AC – These coaches are also similar to first AC. However, there are no doors for privacy. Each four-berth section has two bunk beds. There is a separate sitting area in each second AC coach.

Restaurants – The train has two restaurants each having a capacity to seat 64 guests.

Kitchen – The train has a fully equipped kitchen to serve different types of meals.

Toilets - There are two toilets in each coach, one at each end of the coach. The toilets are of latest vacuum-based technology.

Shower Cubicles - There are two shower cubicles in each coach, one at each end of the coach. The shower cubicles have running hot and water supply.

Library – A mini-library has been provided in one of the second AC coaches.

Foot Massager – Foot massagers have been provided on the train for the guests to relax and unwind.

There are two majestic tourists trains namely Majestic Rajasthan and Majestic Rajasthan with Taj Mahal. Check out the itinerary of both the trains:

1. Majestic Rajasthan:

Day 01 (Monday): Delhi - Mandawa

Assemble at Delhi Safdurjung railway station at around 07:30 am. Departure for Mandawa at 08:00 am. After onboard lunch, proceed to visit Mandawa Havelis. Evening tea shall be served at a city hotel. Return to the train for dinner and overnight journey to Jaisalmer.

Day 02 (Tuesday): Jaisalmer

After onboard breakfast, proceed to visit Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisagar Lake, Patwon Ki Haveli followed by Lunch at a hotel. Post lunch visit Sam Sand Dunes followed by dinner and culture evening on the dunes. Optional alcoholic beverages and drinks on direct payment. Return back to the train and proceed to Jodhpur.

Day 03 (Wednesday): Jodhpur

After onboard breakfast, deboard to visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada followed by lunch at a hotel/restaurant. Post lunch visit local market and Clock Tower. Return to the train for onboard dinner and overnight journey to Jaipur.

Day 04 (Thursday): Jaipur

After onboard breakfast, deboard to visit Amber Fort and City Palace. lunch at a city hotel. Rooms shall be provided at the hotel for relaxation. Guests may choose to visit the Observatory on their own on direct payment. In the evening proceed to Chokhi Dhani – an ethnic village resort for dinner. Return to the train and proceed to Delhi.

Day 05 (Friday): Arrive Delhi

Breakfast shall be served on board as the train arrives at Safdarjung railway station.

2. Majestic Rajasthan with Taj Mahal:

Day 01 (Monday): Delhi - Agra

Assemble at Delhi Safdurjung railway station at around 08:00 am. Departure at 09:00 am. Lunch on board. Deboard to visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Return back to the train. dinner and overnight on board. Train proceeds to Jaipur.

Day 02 (Tuesday): Jaipur

After onboard breakfast, deboard to visit Amber Fort and City Palace. Lunch at a city hotel. Rooms shall be provided at the hotel for relaxation. Guests may choose to visit the Observatory on their own on direct payment. In the evening proceed to Chokhi Dhani – an ethnic Village Resort for Dinner. Return to the train and proceed to Jodhpur.

Day 03 (Wednesday): Jodhpur

After onboard breakfast, deboard to visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada followed by lunch at a hotel/restaurant. Post lunch visit the local market and clock tower. Return to the train for dinner as train proceeds to Jaisalmer.

Day 04 (Thursday): Jaisalmer

After onboard breakfast, visit Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisagar Lake and Patwon Ki Haveli followed by lunch at a hotel. Post lunch visit Sam Sand Dunes followed by dinner and cultural evening on the dunes. Optional alcoholic beverages and drinks on direct payment. Overnight onboard the train and leave for Delhi.

Day 05 (Friday): Arrive Delhi

Onboard breakfast and lunch. Deboard at Safdarjung railway station.

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