22 Apr 2023

Rajasthan: Fame Tour Of Palace On Wheels Leaves From Delhi; Tourist Passengers Will Connect With Villages And Dhanis Of Desert State

Jaipur: The world-famous royal train 'Palace on Wheels' left for its fame tour on Saturday morning from New Delhi's Delhi Cantt Railway Station. A total of 76 passengers from India and abroad are traveling in this fame tour. Tourist Passengers will be introduced to the rich traditions of Rajasthan and connect with villages and Dhanis of the desert state

The Palace on Wheels royal train is called the cultural ambassador of Rajasthan, which is an example in the world in the field of tourism.

On this occasion, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Dharmendra Rathore, while greeting the passengers, said that Palace on Wheels is running continuously since 1982. Tourists from India and abroad get thrilled to see the heritage and cultural tradition of Rajasthan in the royal train. Giving detailed information about the entire journey of the Palace on Wheels, he told the tourist passengers about the modern furnishings and all the tourist amenities in the train.


Rural tourism

Rathore told that the Rajasthan government has formulated a rural tourism policy to promote tourism and culture and to connect tourism with the villages and Dhanis (Dhanis are aypically mud huts in Rajasthan. Houses in Dani nowadays are made of modern brick and mortar) of the state. Under this, if a person has 2000 square meters of land or 8 bighas or about 2 hectares of land in the village of the state, then he can build a hotel directly without the permission of the government. 

In addition, the hotel has been given industry status. He informed that a new film policy has also been formulated in the state to promote tourism.


Glorious history of Rajasthan

Rathore told that the journey of this royal train, which shows the glorious history of Rajasthan, delights the domestic and foreign tourists. Here the tourist finds himself in a royal environment. They are thrilled by the hospitality, the service spirit and hospitality of the officers and employees of the Tourism Corporation and relish delicious dishes. 

From the point of view of tourism, this royal train gives special recognition to Rajasthan's old havelis, citadels, forts and deserts along with folk arts, handicrafts etc. throughout the world.

On this occasion, Dheeraj Srivastava, Resident Commissioner, Delhi, Rajasthan, welcomed the tourists traveling in the special Fame Tour organized by FICCI and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and informed them about the royal train.

Before this, all the tourists going on the yatra were welcomed by the employees of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation by applying tilak, wearing garlands and tying safa according to Rajasthani tradition.

Tourists from Poland, Norway, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Thailand, Australia, British, Spain, Sri Lanka, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Vietnam, Poland, Singapore, Romania, Netherlands, Japan and other countries are travelling in the train.

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