Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore is most famous for its large tiger population. As tourism in the park increased, so did the population of neighboring villages. This lead to increasing amounts of fatal human-tiger interactions and poaching. The Indian Government started Project Tiger in 1972 with an allotted area of 60 m2. It was later expanded to become what is now called, the Ranthambore National Park. Besides tigers, the reserve has thriving bird population with more than 270 different species of birds here.
Udaipur, the "City of Palaces"
Rajasthan's most romantic city, the "Eastern Venice", looks magical with its fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow streets. Everything is telling tales of the heroic past.
Jaipur, "The Pink City"
Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition.
Once the capital city of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodhaji - chief of the Rathore Clan of Rajputs who claimed descent from Lord Rama. A major trade centre of 16th century, the city, today, has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan, retaining the medieval splendour.
The Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world
The famous symbol of love was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to compete this mausoleum, which is entirely built from white marble. This building is an unforgettable sight, not exclusively for lovers.
Khajuraho, "City of Tamples"
Khajuraho city is known for housing the famous World Heritage Site - the Khajuraho temples. The temple town carries a great legacy of the bygone era and is one of the major tourist destination. The city nestles itself in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. This thousand year old city of Khajuraho is the best watch on your heritage tour. The city has number of excursions which rangge from wildlife to enchanting waterfalls.
Varanasi, "The Holy City"
Varanasi or Benarasi in Hindi is the holiest city of India’s majority followers of Hindu religion one of the most important pilgrimage centers in India. It is situated on the west bank of holy Ganges. Also known as Banaras it is a major tourist attraction for those traveling to India.
DAY 01: (Saturday) Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra
After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.
DAY 02: (Sunday) Agra
Arrive into the 'City of Mughal Splendour' Agra to visit the exquisite Taj Mahal.
Enjoy champagne breakfast over looking the Taj followed by free time for shopping/optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmachud-daulah.
After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savour our in-house culinary delights at lunch & dinner on board.
DAY 03: (Monday)Ranthambore - 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: (Tuesday) Bikaner
Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner.
Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or 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: (Wednesday) Jodhpur
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you arrive into Jodhpur. Visit a local village as a optional activity or relax onboard. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue.
DAY 06: (Thursday) 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: (Friday) 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: (Saturday) Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express after on board breakfast.
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