Maharajas Express - Indian Splendour
- Itinerary Detail
|1||New Delhi||Board the Train at Delhi which makes its way to Agra|
|2||Agra||After seeing Taj Mahal, Enjoy champagne breakfast overlooking Taj. Visit Fatehpur Sikri, World Heritage Site, built by Akbar|
|3||Ranthambore-Jaipur||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. 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|
|4||Bikaner||Visit Deshnok (Rat Temple) on Lalgarh Palace Museum of Camel breeding Farm. 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.|
|5||Jodhpur||Mehrangarh Fort rules over the landscape of the city amid rustic backdrop. Do not miss out on Centrally located clock tower|
|6||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.|
|7||Balasinor||See world’s largest dinosaur fossils park and enjoy a meal with royal family|
|8||Mumbai||Disembark post breakfast|
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai
Enjoy a delightful luxurious ride across heritage & commercial halts in India
The journey begins with Visit to the Taj, continues across Ranthambore National Park. Then the voyage goes across the palaces at Pink city, to desert city Bikaner, forts and museums at Jodhpur, to the lake city and takes you to the commercial hub of India — Mumbai. A blend of history, adventure and heritage.
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. The City Palace which portrays Mughal and Rajput architecture at its best. Jantar Mantar, the astronomer's choice to observe the movements of starts and planets! Jaigarh Fort, a viewpoint from where you can get a clear vision of Jaipur.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. Apart from huge gardens, the palace complex houses Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) and Jai Mandir (Temple Of Victory).
Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval charm, visible in the city's lifestyle. More popularly called 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.
The Lake City, is a favorite of newly weds. Boating in Lake Pichola, adjoining marble Lake Palace is truly luxurious. The Grand Shilpgram festival is a crowdpuller, selling rural artwork and crafts with a smell of rustic India. The festival showcases folk dances from different parts of India, thus giving you a cultural treat.
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 Maharajas' Express in Delhi - Onto Agra (Embark- 2200 hrs)
Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra-After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner onboard.
Day 02 - Agra
Agra – Arrive at Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. Enjoy champagne breakfast over looking the Taj. You can go on a shopping spree/optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmad-ud-daulah. After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savor our in-house culinary delights at lunch & dinner onboard.
Day 03 - Ranathambore-Jaipur
Ranathambore – Jaipur – Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch on board as you enter into the Pink City- Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort followed by an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match with champagne dinner. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles before the exciting match.
Day 04 - Bikaner
Bikaner – Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) on Lalgarh Palace Museum of Camel breeding Farm. 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 05 - Jodhpur
Jodhpur- Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you arrive into Jodhpur. Visit a local village as a optional activity or relax onboard. Enjoy a waling tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savor dinner at an exclusive venue.
Day 06 - Udaipur
Udaipur- Admire the splendid landscape as you enjoy breakfast on board as you arrive into the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience the hospitality over a royal lunch. Proceed for an optional ‘Walking Tour’ through the Old Market or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family amongst other activities.
Day 07 - Balasinor
Balasinor – Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (One of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit and rounded off by a lunch meeting with the Royal Family to relish their unique cuisine.
Day 08 - Disembark in Mumbai - 0815 hrs
Mumbai - Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express after on board breakfast.
Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast
Spot the elusive tiger in the Ranthambore National Park
Witness an enthralling Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur
Experience Sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner
Relish a Gala dinner in Jodhpur
Indulge in a Royal Lunch in Udaipur
Visit one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks in the world