The Royal Orient
¤ The Fairy Tale Coach of
An aesthetic mobile marvel on wheels takes you on a journey back in
time to an era of unparalleled splendour and unmatched opulence. A
world once inhabitated by chivalrous princes and beautiful princesses.
Relive the memories of a majestic past experiencing the grand
lifestyles of the Maharajahs, as the ultimate time machine weaves
through the heartlands of India's culturally most fascinating states
of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
With a well planned tour itinerary and flexible packages, the Royal
Orient carries you through a fascinating world that is India- a
civilisation that has blended the past with the present - A dreamscape
where the reality and fantasy co-exist and each day brings forth
experiences beyond your wildest expectations.
So the journey continues, through the mosaic of life that is India;
no two places the same, no two experiences alike. All pulsating with
passion, sharing the same zest for living that is synonymous with the
Indian way of life. Make a journey that you will never forget. Treat
yourself to an experience that is only one of its kind; where
everything blends into an inimitable melange, and nobody knows what
the next bend in the route will reveal..."
Chittaurgarh's Vijay Stambh, made of sandstone, best symbolises its
legacy of unshaking pride, as it stands till date against the time.
The formidable Chittaurgarh Fort, with its numerous tables and
Chhatris whispers tales of invasion and resistance. Visit the palace
of Rana Kumbh, where the queen Padmini leapt into flames, preferring
death to dishonour. and see a rare temple dedicated to Meera,
legendary devotee of Lord Krishna.
often called the Venice of the East, Udaipur is surely one of the
most romantic destinations in India. Built on the banks of lake
Pichhola, the city is best-known for the two exquisite palaces that
appear to be floating on the lake. of the two,one is now the Hotel
Lake Palace. Other attractions include Manek Mahal or Palace of
Pearls, the Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Royal Gardens) and
Shilpagram, - a planned village-cum-exhibition centre of traditional
craftspersons and artisans.
Sometimes called Mundera is situated on the banks of the river
Pushpavati about 25 kms. from Mehsana. Modhera is famous for its Sun
Temple, the best example of Solanki temple architecture in the state
and one of the most magnificent monuments in Gujarat.
The historic town of Patan (founded in 1796 A.D.) is situated on the
river Saraswati, about 51 kms. from Mehsana. Originally known as
Anhil-Vad-Pattan it flourished during the Solanki dynasty and has some
interesting monuments. The streets of its older quarters present an
interesting look with a melange of carved balconies, lintels of Muslim
havelis, marble domes and the canopies of the over 100 Jain temples.
Patan's most famous personality is Kalikal Sarvagna Hemchandracharya
the man responsible for giving Gujarati language its first grammar.
Patan is celebrated world over for its exquisite Patola silk Saree.
¤ Junagadh - Sasan Gir
Visit the city to Junagadh with its Nawabi History. On the foothills
of the nearby Girnar Hill see 2000-year old inscriptions etched by the
great Indian monarch-turned-mendicant, Emperor Ashoka.Once lions ruled
the earth. Today, outside Africa, Sasan Gir is the lions' only natural
habitat. Covering over 1400 sq. km. India's largest wildlife sanctuary
is actively fighting to protect the Asiatic Lion from extinction.
Other wildlife includes peacocks and panthers, deer and antelopes,
hyenas, and the ubiquitous langoor - the black-faced Indian monkey.
Situated at the westernmost tip of Gujarat, the Somnath temple
dedicated to Lord Shiva, is believed to have witnessed the creation of
the universe. This shrine was destroyed seven times by invaders from
Asia Minor, and rebuilt each time. It is said the temple was first
built in gold, later rebuilt in silver, then in wood, and finally in
¤ Ahmedpur - Mandvi
Soak up the sunshine at the sunswept Samudra Beach Resort at Ahmedpur
-Mandvi. The silver sands and cool waters beckon marine life
enthusiasts and water sport lovers. Water skiing, surfing, speedboats
and water scooter rides will provide you wit a thrilling beach
Diu, like Goa, was also a Portugal colony until 1961, and has a
unique character somewhat like a Mediterranean village. Stroll along
the historic fort said to be built by Vasco da Gama, and the
imposingly serene St. Paul's Church. Six kilometres from Diu is the
Nagoa beach - unspoilt, and far removed from the stresses and strains
of Urban life.
You will travel to a palace that emanates devotion and spirituality.
An essential pilgrimage for one of India's most austere religion -
Jainism - Palitana is built atop the Shatrunjaya Hills, and the $ Km
(3,572 Steps) ritual walk to the top brings you to a different world.
A magnificent complex of 863 richly carved, upto 1000-years old,
marble temples that remain invariably cool despite the blazing heat
outside. For those who can't climb all the way, we have organised
chairslings, carried by two men to take you to the top.
A city with many architectural influences from Moghul to Le Corbusier
and Rajputana to Louis Kahn, Ahmedabad attracts architecture fans from
the world over. See the Adalaj step-well with its fascinating history
of aggression and resistance. The father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi
chose Ahmedabad to launch his non-violent agitation for Poorna Swaraj
from his Ashram, built on the banks of the river Sabarmati. Visit the
Calico Museum - a priceless rare collection of traditional textile
designs and pieces from all over India. For shoppers, Ahmedabad offers
a glittering array of folk art and crafts in textiles, wood, stone and
clay. For nine days and nights before Dussera, see Ahmedabad celebrate
Navaratri A festival dedicated to the goddess Amba, when men and women
dress up in their traditional best and dance garba and raas till late
Founded by the Rajput king Raja Jai Singh, Jaipur is the capital of
Rajasthan "the land of rajas" Called "the pink city"
for its rose coloured sandstone architecture, Jaipur is also truly a
Shopper's Paradise - choose from precious and semi-precious stones,
chunky, traditional silver jewellery, block printed and tie-and-dye
fabrics, miniature paintings, and curios that carry a image of a regal
past. Specially worth visiting is the magnificent Amer fort, where you
can actually ride on a caparisoned elephant in the style of the
Maharajas - a fitting finale to a memorable journey.
The Royal Orient promises you seven days and nights of unparalleled
splendour as it weaves through beaches, resorts and historical
masterpieces. Savour the experience of a lifetime as the Royal Orient
takes you to a journey of ancient temples, mighty kingdoms of yore,
through forests and sanctuaries, through beaches in a style befitting
First day (Wednesday)
Dep.From Delhi Cantonment Railway Station.
Evening Tea/Dinner Onboard.1500 Hrs.
Second Day (Thursday)
Arr. At Chittaurgarh Railway Station.
Visit Chittaurgarh Fort. 0530 Hrs. 0630 Hrs.
Dep. For Udaipur. Breakfast Onboard. 0900 Hrs.
Arr. At Udaipur.
On arrival transfer to hotel for lunch. Post lunch Local Sightseeing.
1215 Hrs. Dep. For Mehsana. Dinner Onboard. 1750 Hrs.
Third Day (Friday)
Dep. For Mehsana. Breakfast Onboard 0415 Hrs.
Arr. At Mehsana,
Visit Sun Temple at Modhera.
Visit Ran-kivav & Patola Weaving Centre at Patan 0645 Hrs.
Dep. For Ahmedabad. 1115 Hrs.
Arr. At Ahmedabad.
On arrival transfer to Hotel for lunch. Sightseeing of Ahmedabad,
Adalaj Step-Well, Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of Textiles, Sidi
Sayyad Mosque, Shopping., Dinner Onboard. 1245 Hrs.
Dep. For Sasan Gir.2015 Hrs.
Fourth Day (Saturday)
Arr. At Sasan Gir. Breakfast Onboard.
Visit Lion Sanctuary Optional Sightseeing of Somnath Temple.
0800 Hrs.Dep. For Delwada.
1115 Hrs.Arr. At Delwada.
Visit Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach and Excursion to Diu Fort and St. Paul's
1430 Hrs. Dep. For Palitana. Dinner Onboard. 2000 Hrs.
Fifth Day (Sunday)
Arr. Breakfast on board. At Palitana.
Visit 863 Jain Temples atop Shatrunjaya Hills (3572 steps can be
climbed or please use the chairslings arranged for you if you so
desire. ) 0745 Hrs.
Dep. For Sarkhej. Lunch on board. 1200 Hrs.
Arr. At Sarkhej. Visit Vishalla Village. Dinner at Hotel. 1745 Hrs.
Dep. For Udaipur. 2230 Hrs.
Sixth day (Monday)
Arr. Breakfast Onboard At Udaipur.
Visit Ranakpur Jain Temple, Lunch at Hotel. Post Lunch return to
Udaipur. 0715 Hrs.
Dep. For Jaipur. Dinner on board. 2000 Hrs.
Arr. Breakfast on board.
At Jaipur. Visit of Amer Fort and an Elephant ride via Hawa Mahal.
Lunch at hotel. Visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar (Observatory) 0750
Dep. For Delhi. Dinner Onboard. 2155 Hrs.
Eighth Day (Wednesday)
Arr. At Delhi Contonment.0700 Hrs.
The Royal Orient is an experience of a lifetime providing a perfect
combination of pleasure, relaxation & mental peace. We have
several schemes designed to appeal individuals, corporate houses and a
very special scheme whereby you can experience the mystique of the
Orient Absolutely Free. Get in touch with TCGL or any our approved
list of GSA'S/Travel Agents
¤ Corporate The Royal Orient is the ideal package to
maintain high levels of motivation amoungst those who continously
strive to keep your organisation ahead in the rat race. Traversing
through the verdant landscapes of Gujarat, shopping at historic places
and spritual havens. The Royal Orient offers a perfect getaway for
mixing business with pleasure.Our special packages for our corporate
customers are equipped with conference facilities to help your
seminars & meetings while you savour the culinary & visual
delights of the Royal Orient.