Package Description Indian Maharaja Luxury Train Tour
08 Days 07 Nights
Book Now! Mumbai – Aurangabad – Udaipur – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Day 01 Wed Mumbai – Aurangabad ( Daulatabad )
Meet and greet at 1600 hrs at Victoria Terminus (now also called as Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus) Railway Station to board the train. Dinner and overnight on board the train.
Day 02 Thu Augrangabad - Udaipur
Morning arrive at Daulatabad. After breakfast on board, proceed for sightseeing of Ellora Caves - one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva. After lunch at a city hotel drive to Ajanta (100 kms / 3 hrs) - famous for its caves, is one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognised as the World Heritage site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depict the story of Buddhism that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. Later, drive to Jalgaon railway station to board the train (55 kms / 1 ½ hrs). Depart for Udaipur. Dinner & overnight onboard.
After this, take a royal ride! A richly adorned elephant takes you to the entrance of the stunning Amber Fort that looms over the city. For those who fancy a little star gazing, make your way to The Royal observatory, Jantar Mantar, built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Board the train early evening. Enjoy a delicious meal onboard and relax in its comfortable environ. Overnight the train chugs along to the next stop – the city of Jaisalmer.
Day 03 Fri. Udaipur – Sawai Madhopur
Arrive Udaipur, Late brunch on board the train. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. Visit the vast and exquisite City Palace, a well-fortified, majestic white monument. Also visit the Cristal Gallery. Drive past Fateh Sagar Lake, visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids-of-Honor, which has numerous fountains in four pools, embellished with delicately chiseled kiosks and elephants. Continue to visit Jagdish Temple, a 16th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is the largest and most splendid temple in Udaipur. This evening enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola to visit Jag Mandir Palace (cruise subject to water levels), which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome. Gala dinner at a city hotel. After dinner return to the train which departs for Sawai Madhopur. Overnight onboard.
Day 04 Sat Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur
Arrive Sawai Madhopur this morning. Enjoy Jungle Safari at Ranthambore National Park . Ranthambore National Park is an outstanding example of Project Tiger's efforts at conservation in the country. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once, the private grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. As a result of the stringent efforts in conservation, tigers, the prime assets of the Park, have become more and more active during the day. More than in any other park or sanctuary in India, tigers are easily spotted here in daylight. It is very easy to chance upon a tiger lolling around lazily in the sun, or feverishly hunting down sambhar around the lakes. Return to the train for breakfast and lunch. Afternoon enjoy another Jungle safari. Dinner & Overnight onboard.
Day 05 Sun. Jaipur - Bharatpur
Breakfast on board. Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Make your ascent to the palace fortress on the gaily caparisoned elephant back. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for the excellence of their design and decoration. Afternoon tour of Jaipur known as "The Pink City of Rajasthan" Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory, which was built in the 1700's, yet even today still looks futuristic or almost surrealistic; the City Palace and its Museum, the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Lunch and Dinner on board train. Train departs forBharatpur. Overnight onboard.
Day 06 Mon Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Arrival early in the morning in Bharatpur. After breakfast on board drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. Drive into Agra. Sightseeing tour of Agra city includes vsit to the most perfect architectural monument in the world – The Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. The Taj is remarkable for its perfect proportion and rich pietra dura, with minute details executed with great skill. The building, often styled "a dream in marble" is said to have taken at least 22 years (1631-1653) to build. Enjoy sound & light show. Palace on Wheels departs for Delhi. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight on board.
Day 07 Tue. Delhi
Arrive Delhi this morning. Breakfast on board. Later, proceed for sightseeing of Delhi with lunch at city hotel. You will first visit Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort – a world heritage site, continuing to the Jama Masjid, It is the largest mosque in India, accommodating up to 25,000 worshippers at one time.The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started it in 1199. Pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain temples and using their columns erected the attached Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque also built by him. The tour also includes a photo stop at the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President's residence. Cocktail Dinner & Overnight onboard train.
Day 08 Wed. Depart Delhi
After breakfast check-out and transfer to the respective hotels / international Airport