MAHARAJA EXPRESS - THE INDIAN SPLENDOR

7 Nights / 8 Days

Overview
Itinerary

Day 1 : (New Delhi)Day 1 - Delhi

Places Covered: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, Mumbai

Assemble at Safdarjung Railway station and complete your check in formalities for the Maharajas' Express. After a traditional royal welcome, the train departs for Agra. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 2 : (agra)Day 2 - Agra

Arrive in Agra and pay an early morning visit to Taj Mahal, a jewel of Mughal architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After you have explored the Taj Mahal, enjoy a breakfast session with champagne at the Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal. Afterwards you have option of a shopping tour in Agra or local sightseeing tours to Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb and Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Post lunch, you will be visiting Agra Fort.Afterwards return back to train for dinner and overnight stay as the train leaves for Ranthambore National Park, next destination.

Day 3 : (jaipur)Day 3 - Ranthambore/Jaipur

Visit the wild animals of the Ranthambore National Park in their natural environs and surrender your day completely to nature. On your arrival back in the train, you will be served a leisurely brunch while you will proceed towards Jaipur, the capital city of the Rajasthan. Popularly known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur has in store museums, Fort Amer, shopping arcades, jeep safaris and even an exhibition Elephant Polo Match. Once you have reached Jaipur, you could stay back in the train for some leisure moments or begin your sightseeing trips across city; the choice is completely yours.

Day 4 : (Bikaner)Day 4 - Bikaner

The desert city of Bikaner offers an eclectic mix of rugged deserts, bedecked camels and excited tourists who want to capture every bit of the city in their memories to carry back home with them. Bikaner, an erstwhile princely kingdom, is today home to several medieval palaces and forts and a number of well stocked museums too that facilitate the guests with an easy understanding of the legacies surrounding it. The noteworthy places to visit here are Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort and the Deshnoke temple.

Day 5 : (Jodhpur)Day 5 - Jodhpur

Welcome to the Blue City of India, Jodhpur. Some of the premium examples of Rajputana art and crafts can be seen here. An early morning village safari across the Bishnoi village will more than refresh your senses. Return to the train for lunch and later leave for exploring the Old Clock Tower and the Mehrangarh Fort. Do not miss to relish a tasteful barbeque experience while at the Mehrangarh Fort. Overnight stay aboard the luxury train.

Day 6 : (Udaipur)Day 6 - Udaipur

Udaipur offers a sharp contrast as compared to the rugged locales of Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Lake Pichola besides adding beauty to the city also helps keep the ambience cool. It is also home to the magnificent Lake Palace and several boating activities also take place here. In Udaipur, the topmost attractions that you can visit include the City Palace and the Durbar Hall. Post lunch you could relax in the spa of a heritage hotel or return to the train to explore its luxury amenities.

 

Day 7 : (Balasinor)Day 7 - Balasinor

Today’s itinerary include trip to Dinosaur Fossil Park, one of the largest in the world followed by a village tour to give you a peek into local culture and ways of life. The activities of the day conclude with a lavish lunch and meeting with the royal family.

Day 8 : (Mumbai)Day 8 - Mumbai

As all good things come to an end, so will the Indian Splendor tour onboard the Maharajas' Express. You will arrive in Mumbai early in the morning on the 8th day of the journey. Have a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of the train. After disembarkation, explore Mumbai for more sightseeing or return home, the decision is ultimately yours!