Maharajas’ Express - Indian Panorama
- Itinerary Detail
|1||New Delhi||Board the Train at Delhi which makes its way to Jaipur|
|2||Jaipur||On reaching Jaipur, visit Amber Fort displaying royal artifacts and honey-comb shaped Hawa Mahal. You can also relax and go for spa treatment, shopping, elephant polo match or play golf|
|3||Ranthambore||Ranthambore National Park popular especially for its tiger population. The parks is home to numerous wildlife and birds including the endangered ones. You have chance to spot sambhar, cheetal, jackal, hyena and if lucky even a leopard and tiger. Visit Fatehpur Sikri, World Heritage Site, built by Akbar|
|4||Agra||After seeing Taj Mahal, visit Gwalior Fort and Jai Vilas Palace Museum. Enjoy champagne breakfast overlooking Taj.|
|5||Orchha–Khajuraho||The erotic carvings on the exteriors of Khajuraho temples are widely recognized. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Jain Tirthankaras.|
|6||Varanasi||Varanasi is one of the top Hindu pilgrimage hot spots. Thousands of devotees flock the Ghats everyday for a sacred dip in holy Ganges. Jyotirlinga Visvanatha Temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva|
|7||Lucknow||Visit Rumi Darwaza and the Bada Imambara and feast on royal Awadhi cuisine|
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho - Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi
Relish Royalty spirituality and wilderness.
Explore the hidden treasures of India! Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the erotic sculptures on the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendor in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park.
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.
Ranthambore 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.
The Pink city is lined with forts and monuments Jaipur. If you are here, you have to visit the City Palace which portays Mughal and Rajput architecture at its best. Jantar Mantar, the astronomer's choice to observe the movements of starts and planets! You must not miss out on The Amber Palace, built by Man Singh I, is a magnificent structure built within the Amber Fort. The palace is marked by high well-carved walls, depicting Rajput culture. Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) stands out owing to its layout and architecture.
Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and it has always been a cosmopolitan city. Sprawling gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known among Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs.It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.
Day 01 - Board the Maharajas' Express in Delhi - Onto Jaipur (Embark- 2200 hrs)
Board the Train in Delhi onto Jaipur-After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train and enjoy onboard dinner as you embark on this exotic journey.
Day 02 - Jaipur
Jaipur – After onboard breakfast, proceed to visit the Amber Fort followed by an Elephant Polo match with lunch at an exclusive venue. In the afternoon you can enjoy optional activities- Spa Treatment/Shopping/Golf/visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory).
Day 03 - Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri
Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch onboard as you enter into Fatehpur Sikri, the used to be the capital city of Mughal empire. This World Heritage Site was built by Akbar.
Day 04 - Agra
Agra – Gwalior- Disembark for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a champagne breakfast. Continue to Gwalior. Relish lunch at the 120-year-old Usha Kiran Palace, followed by a tour of the magnificent Gwalior Fort and Opulent Jai Vilas Palace Museum with Hi- tea in the palace compounds.
Day 05 - Orchha – Khajuraho
Orchha – Khajuraho - Proceed to the bejeweled Jahangiri Mahal in Orchha and continue to the world Heritage temples of Khajuraho.
Day 06 - Varanasi
Varanasi – Tour the holy city of Varanasi including the ancient ruins of Sarnath, Varanasi Silk Weaving Centre and a scenic cruise on the sacred Ganges. Witness the magical evening Aarti on the ghats of the Ganges.
Day 07 - Lucknow
Lucknow – Welcome to the enchanted ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow. Tour the Rumi Darwaza and the spectacular Bada Imambara. Opt to explore the bustling markets of the royal city. Experience the elegance and charm of traditional hospitality during an exclusive dinner and relish Awadhi cuisine from the Royal Kitchen.
Day 08 - Disembark in Delhi - 0815 hrs
Delhi – After breakfast, disembark into Delhi and bid farewell to the Train.HighlightsElephant Polo match at Jaipur
Champagne breakfast, overlooking the legendary Taj Mahal
An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
Feast over a lavish spread of delicacies from the Royal kitchens of Gwalior and Lucknow.
Explore the quaint environs of Orchha and Khajuraho temples
Drench yourself in the mystique of Varanasi – the oldest living city in the world.