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A further similarly equipped train, the Royal Orient, takes passengers from Delhi through the previously undiscovered state of Gujarat.
As well as Udaipur with its romantic palaces on Lake Pichola and the pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan the guests also visit the following places during the one-week trip. Palitana where there are 863 Jain temples of breathtaking beauty on the Shertrunjaya mountain which overlooks the town. Most of the temples with their exquisite sculptures, richly ornamented pavilions and towers were built in the 11 th century by the most outstanding artists of their time. The next highlight is the temple of Somnath, one of the twelve holiest Shiva temples. Built in the l 1 th century is was repeatedly destroyed and each time rebuilt in a more magnificent manner. Relaxation is the next topic. Anyone who does not want to lie in the sun on the beach of Ahmedpur-Mandvi can explore the former Portuguese island of Diu. In the Sasan Gir wildlife conservation park the more adventurous spirits will get their moneys worth as this is the reserve for the last Asian lions. Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat, is famous as it was here that Mahatma Gandhi founded his Sabarmati ashram.
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