07 Days | Maharajas Express the Indian Panorama

07 Days |

Maharajas Express the Indian Panorama

Delhi

Jaipur

Ranthambore

Fatehpur Sikri

Agra

Tour Overview

India is a country of many different cultures and different religions. We will help you explore the depths of India by helping you travel from Delhi to different parts of the country via rails. Move past some of the most beautiful areas of the country, find the time to enjoy some of the architectural marvels in the country and enjoy the beautiful monuments in the country.

We will also help you explore some of the most important ancient and historical ruins on the way. With our 7-day journey, you will not only revisit the royal past of the country but will also see India for what it truly is.


Tour highlights

An eight-day journey to India’s some of the most pristine cities will offer you the following experiences:

  • Visit some of the most known palaces in Jaipur
  • Visit the extraordinary monument, Taj Mahal in Agra and marvel at its beauty.
  • Find out more about the holy temples in India only in Varanasi.
  • Dine like the Nawabs in Lucknow.

Itinerary

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Day 01 Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi

We will help you board the Mahajaras’ Express from the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. You can assemble at the station by 07:30 am for the registration process. Our journey will begin at 08:30 AM. You can enjoy lunch on board. The train will reach Jaipur at 02:00 pm. Jaipur was built was Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century and has served as one of the most important cities in the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan.

You will visit the City Palace Galleries, followed by a lavish dinner at the Rambagh Palace. Later, you will return to the comforts of the train for an overnight stay.

Day 02 Jaipur

After you are served with breakfast on board, you will visit the Amer Fort, which is located near Maota Lake. This fortified palace is one of the most magnificent forts in the city and houses many majestic apartments and different styles of architecture. We will help you to get to this Fort with the help of jeep, by which you can even enjoy the views as you get up to the Fort. This fort is made with Mughal and Hindu architecture and houses many rooms, such as the Sheesh Mahal and the halls for private as well as the public audience.

After this, you will return to the train for enjoying lunch. After lunch, you are free to choose what you wish to do. You can find facilities at a 5-star hotel for a spa session, or you could go out for a private tour session. You will then return to the Maharajas’ Express, where dinner will be served on board. The train leaves for Sawai Madhopur at 11:00 pm. Overnight stay is on board.

Day 03 Travel to Ranthambore and then to Fatehpur Sikri

After reaching Ranthambore, you will enjoy the famous Ranthambore safari. We will help you travel through the Ranthambore National Park, which used to be the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. With a bumpy safari, you will be able to view leopards, tigers, hyenas and many more kinds of animals. The safari is conducted on an open-jeep; the ride can be bumpy but is exciting.

After an exciting time at the National Park, we will help you to return to the train, where you will have breakfast. Later, we will take a trip to the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. You will be able to enjoy your lunch on board.

Once we get to Fatehpur Sikri station, we will help you to explore the beautiful monument, which is a blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. The palace here has many spacious rooms, beautiful gateways, and sculptured ponds. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital, in the 16th century and is now a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will also help you explore the halls of the public audience and halls of the private audience here.

We will help you return to Fatehpur Sikri station and help you get on board. Tourists can enjoy an Indian evening on board. Dinner will be served to you at 8:00 PM. Overnight stay is scheduled on board.

Day 04 Travel to Agra

We will reach Agra, early in the morning. Agra is famous for its one of the world’s great architectural wonders, the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is made of white marble and was commissioned by Shah Jahan, and it was built in the memory of his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is adorned with large ponds and gardens.

After a visit to the Taj Mahal, we will help you enjoy a wonderful breakfast at Taj Khema. Your breakfast will be accompanied by champagne. We will help you return to the train after breakfast. There are optional activities such as a 5-star hotel spa for your luxury and comfort. You can also opt for a visit to Agra Fort or you can take a local city tour. Tourists can also choose to enjoy Mohabbat the Taj Show, which is a musical dance drama, portraying the love story of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. However, it is suggested to contact the Guest Relations Executives well in advance for pre-scheduling your preferred optional activities. Dinner will be served onboard after returning to the train. Later, the train will depart for Orchha.

Day 05 Orchha - Khajuraho

Enjoy your breakfast on board. You will deboard the train at Jhansi to reach Orchha by road. In Orchha, tourists can visit Orchha Fort and can take a village tour through a tuk-tuk. Later, they will return to the comforts of the train to head towards Khajuraho. Lunch will be served on board.

Khajuraho is known for its exquisite architectural beauty and sculptures. This area is dotted with Indo-Aryan architectural specimens, and the structures here date back to the time between 950 and 1050 AD. The depth of the sculptures and the deeply sensual erotic engravings express emotions in their truest forms.

On our tour of the city, we will help you visit the Western Group of Temples. Then, you will return to the train. In the evening you can choose to find the correct way to enjoy an evening. You could either enjoy a dance or view the Indian dances or you can enjoy a relaxing session of a spa at a 5-star hotel. You can also visit the light show in the city as an optional activity.

We will return to the train after your day, and dinner will be served on board at 8:00 PM. Later, the train will depart for Varanasi.

Day 06 Travel to Varanasi

Today, after your breakfast on the train, we will help you explore one of the oldest living cities in the world. Also known as Kashi, or Benaras, this city has a legacy of over 3000 years. Located on the banks of Ganges, this city is known for its colorful and vibrant celebration of festivals. The buzzing markets, the holy temples, and the serene river allow you to find peace in this holy city.

After leaving the train, we will make way to the Hotel Taj Ganges, where you can enjoy a hearty meal. Later, you will visit the ruins of Sarnath, followed by a visit to the Silk Weaving Centre. Sarnath is the place Lord Buddha delivered his first-ever sermon and emphasized on Buddhist principles. We will also help you visit the famous stupa and the Ashoka Pillar, which is made of four back-to-back lions and also serves as the national emblem for the country. You can purchase some of the Banarasi silk saris and brocades here. Next, we will help you enjoy a memorable river cruise of River Ganges. We will also help you witness the majestic Indian rituals of worshipping the Gods with Aarti in the evening, with chanting of Sanskrit Mantras. Aartis in Indian is the purest form of praising the Gods and worshipping them with scented incense sticks and flowers.

Later, you can enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges while observing the ceremony of evening Ganga Aarti. After this, you will have an exclusive vegetarian dinner at Brij Rama Palace at ghats, while enjoying the Kathak Dance performance. Later, you will return to the comforts of the train. The train departs for Delhi at 11:15 pm.

Day 07 Delhi and Departure

On your 7th day, we will return to Delhi early in the morning. Breakfast and lunch will be served on board. After that, we will help you alight at the station, from where you can return to your homes.

End of The Indian Panorama tour package


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