Maharajas’ Express - The Heritage of India

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Day Place Highlights
1 Mumbai Departure
2 Ajanta Ajanta caves, discovered by British, are marked by rich paintings and sculptures. They depict the birth and life of Lord Buddha, elephants scattering lotus, dancers, charging bull.
3 Udaipur Udaipur, Venice Of The East is popular for palaces and lakes. A few of the palaces have now been transformed into heritage hotels. Checkout the City Palace, undertake a boat ride in Lake Pichola to visit Lake Palace, Jagmandir and Monsoon Palace. Check out royal family’s vintage car collection.
4 Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort rules over the landscape of the city amid rustic backdrop. Umaid Bhawan Palace,now a heritage hotel with a museum is also on traveler list. Jodhpur tour wraps off with
5 Bikaner Visit Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or Camel breeding Farm. Shop for Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes. 
6 Jaipur Amber Fort on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake is a halt, best explored on elephant back. Jal Mahal in the heart of Mansarovar Lake will stun you with its location and architecture. Hawa Mahal, a castle shaped pink sandstone palace dotted with 953 windows is a must see. Or visit Jantar Mantar, see elephant polo, enjoy spa treatment
7 Sawai Madhopur-Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri Ranthambore National Park, Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site & by Mughal Emperor Akbar
8 Agra-Delhi Visit the white marble wonder, Taj Mahal & Departure

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination : Mumbai - Ajanta – Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

An aristocratic ride through the history and heritage lanes of India

Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the national Capital Delhi. Admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur and enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colorful Pink City of Jaipur. See from close quarters the tigers at Ranthambore and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal all this and more in utmost luxury.


Delhi, the national capital is a perfect blend of old world and new age charm. India Gate, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar speaks volumes about Indian history. The Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Indira Gandhi Memorial and Raj Ghat are post independence heritage halts. Lanes and by-lanes of Chandni Chowk with faded buildings , houses and rickshaws ooze old world charm.


Agra engraved a permanent place in world history, thanks to the iconic Taj Mahal. This white marble mausoleum built bu Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, on the banks of Yamuna — is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to superb Mughal architecture and craftsmanship, the Taj features among The Seven Wonders Of The World. Fatehpur Sikri built by Akbar is another example of Mughal marvel. Agra Fort, Jama Masjid also deserve a mention.

 

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in the Rajasthan state of India, comprises distinct areas with varied conservation history and virtually separated geographically with mere narrow corridors linking them to the core, Ranthambore National Park.These are mainly, the Ranthambore National Park, Kailadevi Sanctuary and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary.


Jaipur
also known as a "Pink city of Rajasthan". Mainly mentioned in the tourist spot of India because for its traditional assets of Mugal heritage. Hawa mahal, Amber fort, moat lake, chambers of mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), the hall of victory and various forts. A Jaipur synopsis gives you a by and large image concerning the city, its society, history, traditions and customs. This will definitely design your holidays a wealthy and wonderful experience.


The royal fortified city with a timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that pervades the city's lifestyle. More popularly referred to as the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world.


Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada are popular forts which give you a taste of ancient Rajputana. What makes the city more interesting is, most buildings and houses here are painted blue! A bird's eye view of Jodhpur will rightly explain why it is branded as the blue city of India.


Uadipur
prevalently has known as 'the city of Dawn', 'Venice of the East' and 'the city of lakes'. Udaipur is a place with striking lake-beauty and superb buildings. The city is dotting for its overabundance of lakes, marble palaces, cenotaphs, temples and jagged hills marked specially for famous City palace, Mor Chowk, striking havelis, ghats and temples by the side of Lake Pichola.


Mumbai is a group of seven islands situated on the west coast of India. Over a period of time it has become the commercial capital of the nation, and one of the most populous cities in the world. Although human habitation existed since the Stone Age, the Kolis, a fishing community, were the earliest known settlers of the islands.


Day 01 -  Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta (Embark- 1640 hrs)

Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta – After traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner onboard. 


Day 02 - Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves – Visit the World Heritage Site of Ajanta Marvel the rock cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C. with their exquisite paintings and sculptures. 

 

Day 03 -  Udaipur

Udaipur – Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit the City palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience traditional hospitality over lunch at an exclusive venue and later proceed for an optional walking tour through the colorful and vibrant Old Market or visit the Vintage car collection of the royal family or enjoy an light and sound show in the Palace.

 

 Day 04 -  Jodhpur

Jodhpur – A ride through countryside brings you to Jodhpur. If possible, Walk to the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the ancient Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savor dinner at an exclusive venue. Enjoy visit to a local village as a optional activity. 


Day 05 -  Bikaner

Bikaner – Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or Camel breeding Farm or stack your shopping bags with exquisite Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes. 

 

Day 06 -  Jaipur

Jaipur – The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur welcomes you with an exhibition elephant polo match and champagne lunch at an exclusive venue. Thereafter, proceed for visit to the impregnable Amber Fort followed by free time for optional activities-shopping/Spa/Golfing/visit to City Palace. 


Day 07 - Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) – Fatehpur Sikri

Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Continue the journey to see the royal court complex of Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site.  Fatehpur was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar and it function as the capital of Mughal dynasty for 10 years.


Day 08   Agra – Delhi (Disembark- 1500 hrs)

Agra – Disembark in Agra – Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by champagne breakfast. Continue to Delhi as your journey come to an end.

Highlights
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments.
Indulge in a Royal Lunch at the Udaipur
Enjoy Cocktail Dinner with Marwar Culinary Delight in Jodhpur
Camel procession followed by Sundowner Cocktails at the Sand Dunes in Bikaner
Witness an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur.
An exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
Visit the majestic Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast 

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