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Maharaja Express - The Indian Panorama



Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi


A tastefully crafted itinerary to offer you a peek into the vast Indian panorama, the Indian Panorama tour aboard Maharajas Express lets you explore some of the most regal and culturally rich destinations in India. Besides these significant cultural site epitomizing the high point of Indian cultural synthesis, there is the call of the wild at Ranthambore National Park and a royal evening in the ‘city of Nawabs’ Lucknow. Also included in the itinerary are destinations like Gwalior and Agra beside Delhi which serves as both the beginning and the culmination of the Indian Panorama tour itinerary.


Day 01: Saturday: Delhi- Jaipur

Jaipur

Begin your tour from Delhi, the capital city of the country and once-important seat of Mughal India. It has been a potpourri of different cultures, religions and also ethnicity. Quickly the train will take you out of the city and into the heart of another historical city, Jaipur.
Dinner will be served aboard the luxury train.


Day 02: Sunday: Jaipur

Today a trip to Amber Fort is on the cards post breakfast. Amber Fort is one of the most resplendent fortresses in Rajasthan with fortifies walls and battlement. It is used to be the erstwhile abode of the maharajas of Jaipur before the capital was shifted to City Palace, Jaipur. The tour will be followed by an exhibition Elephant Polo match and a sumptuous lunch at an exclusive venue.
Later you have option of visiting City Palace and Jantar Manta or golf/shopping or a rejuvenating spa session at a Palace hotel.
Later return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 03: Monday: Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

A game drive into Ranthambore National Park marks the beginning of today’s adventure. This tiger reserve in India offers the highest probability of spotting the elusive cats in their natural habitat. Return to the train for lunch. The train will roll on to Fatehpur Sikri where you’ll be taken to the tour of the famous ghost town and World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri.
Return to the comforts of Maharajas Express for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 04: Tuesday: Agra - Gwalior

Embark on an early morning visit to Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the magnum opus of Mughal Architecture. An unforgettable breakfast session with champagne at the Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal constitute the highlight of the day.
Continue on to Gwalior on board Maharajas Express.
The excitement of the Indian Panorama tour heightens with the train arriving in the city of Gwalior. You will also get a chance to explore the classic collection of arts and artifacts housed within the Jai Vilas Palace Museum besides the Durbar Hall.
Enjoy lunch in the historical Usha Kiran Palace and a Hi-Tea in the Palace Compounds before returning to the train for overnight stay.


Day 05:Wednesday: Orcha - Khajuraho

Khajuraho

Today brings you to the next destination, Khajuraho, en-route visiting the sleepy little town of Orcha sprinkled with monuments. Orcha on the other hand offers glimpses of the rich repertoire of arts and crafts of the Bundela kings. Visit the Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj temple and the Orcha cenotaphs while here.
Khajuraho is mostly visited for the exotic sculptures and figurines that adorn the walls of the temples here. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho attracts the leisure tourists, the spiritual tourists as well as tourists on an architectural tour, all on the same magnitude. A walking tour is the best option to explore the place and marvel at the creative and artistic genius of the artists who created these marvels.


Day 06: Thursday: Varanasi

The most holy city, sacred to Hindus and non Hindus alike, Varanasi is situated on the banks of the river Ganga. Sadhus taking a dip in the holy water of the river and devotees making beeline to enter into the temples are a few of the commonest sights that one comes across while here.
The itinerary of the Indian Panorama tour also accommodates the sister town of Sarnath that is most famous for the Buddhist connection. Visit the Stupas and the meditating sites of the Buddha and relive an experience like never before. A trip to Silk Weaving Center is also on the cards today.


Day 07: Friday: Lucknow

Explore the city of the Nawabs on the 6th day of the journey. A historical trail across the Residency, the Rumi Darwaza, and the Bada Imambara will capture wonderful memories for you to carry back home. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and a 'Nawabi' evening at a private venue located in the heart of Lucknow. Later you’ll be served delectable “Awadhi Cuisine” from the Royal Kitchen. 


Day 08: Saturday - Delhi

On the 8th day of the Indian Panorama itinerary, Maharajas Express will complete a full circle and arrive back in Delhi. Bid adieu to the sojourn after breakfast, in the capital city, and get set to keep alive these fond memories forever.

Schedule

Mentioned below is the scheduled departures of Maharajas Express the Indian Panorama tour itinerary.  


January - 2013 Sat, 12nd  
February - 2013 Sat, 9th  
March - 2013 Sat, 9th  
April - 2013 Sat, 6th  
October - 2013 Sat, 5th  
November - 2013 Sat, 2nd Sat, 30th
December - 2013 Sat, 28th  
January - 2014 Sat, 25th  
February - 2014 Sat, 22nd  
March - 2014 Sat, 22nd  

Tariff

The Tariff of the luxury train Maharajas’ Express for the Indian Panorama tour itinerary has been mentioned below for your kind perusal:


The rates valid from Jan 2013 - April 2013
Cabin Per Adult
Deluxe Cabin USD 5,560
Junior Suite USD 8,800
Suite USD 12,800
Presidential Suite USD 22,000

The rates valid from Oct 2013 - March 2014
Cabin Per Adult
Deluxe Cabin USD 5,980
Junior Suite USD 9,460
Suite USD 13,800
Presidential Suite USD 23,700

Facilities


Accommodation

As the name suggests, Maharaja's Express offers a truly royal accommodation for its passengers. It is well-equipped with 5-star hotel facilities and services, offering its guests a royal experience. The train takes its guests across the various destinations starting from north to south.
The accommodation includes five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Each cabin is especially fitted with a huge window for providing its guests the opportunity to see the outside beauty. There are 23 AC luxuriously decorated coaches on the train.
All the cabins have individual temperature controls, the one of its kind in India and state-of-the-art facilities like LCD televisions, direct dial telephone, DVD players, Internet and environmentally friendly wash rooms. The facility of in-house movies and live television is also available to keep the guests entertained. Each cabin is also installed with its own electronic safe deposit box.


Attendants

There are attendants at your service round the clock to ensure your comfortable sojourn on the train. Every need of each passenger is taken care of.


Restaurants

Rang Mahal and Peacock  are the two beautiful restaurants on board, having an accommodation facility of 42 people at a time. Complimentary wines and beer are also served with the dinner. A variety of lip-smacking cuisines like Indian, Continental and Chinese are served in the restaurants.


Bar and Lounges

Safari Bar on board is stocked with a wide range of wines, liquor and beer which comes complimentary to every traveller on the train. Scrumptious snacks are also provided along with the drinks. There is a lounge on the train that has a bar comprising game tables as well as club arm chairs for the comfort of its passengers.


Guides

Guests are also provided with professional and qualified English-speaking guides, who share the knowledge with passengers while exploring the attractions.


Smoking Policy

According to the Indian law smoking is not allowed in the train.


Charters

The Maharajas' Express also offers its booking facility for weddings, conferences or any other exclusive event.

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