A royal ride on the Gems of India. In course of the tour, visit the historic monument of eternal love-the Taj Mahal in Agra, spot the tigers on prowl in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular royal heritage of Rajasthan at Jaipur. 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 by 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. 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. One cannot miss out on The Amber Palace, built by Man Singh I, 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).
Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express. This morning, assemble at Delhi Safdarjung station at approximately 0815 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities, as you enjoy welcome and live instrumental music. The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at 0915 hours for Agra. Enjoy brunch on board as you arrive into Agra. Join us for a session on the train for a Tour Brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey. As you reach the ‘City of Mughal Splendor’, visit the world-famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the mausoleum for his favorite queen Mumtaz Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Return back to the Maharajas’ Express. You may choose optional activities such as spa at a five-star hotel or Mohabbat the Taj show or or explore the city in your private car with guide. Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities. Brunch and Dinner on board. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Early this morning, disembark to visit the exquisite Agra Fort. Later, enjoy relaxed breakfast on board as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Lunch shall be served onboard. Arrive into Ranthambore and proceed for an exciting game drive in the Ranthambore National Park. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. The Park is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard. The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. You must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months. Return to the Maharajas’ Express. Dinner onboard as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board. Following disembarkation and a grand traditional welcome, begin your exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort at 0830 hrs. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory. Return back to the train for a leisurely lunch on board. You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a five-star hotel or visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory) or explore the city in your private car with guide. Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional services. Proceed for an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. The Palace built in 1835 AD was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957, when it was converted into a luxury hotel. The palace retains its royal splendour, hand-carved marble latticework, and elaborate gardens. Afterwards return to the station by 2100 hours as Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi. Breakfast and Lunch on board. Dinner at Rambagh Palace Hotel. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard as the train arrives into Delhi. Disembark at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station at around 10:00 hrs.
|Duration||:||3 Nights / 4 Days|
|Starting price||:||Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi|