Welcome to India! You’ll be met by our representative at Safdarjung Railway Station, we’ll get you checked in and tonight, your majestic journey begins.
Day 2, Monday, Arrive at 09.15 AM. Breakfast on board | Departure 04.30 PM
The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is famous for its commanding Meharangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and the Jaswant Thada, a shrine built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II. We’ll share lunch at a wonderful five-star heritage hotel, still the residence of royalty.
Day 3, Tuesday, Arrival 07.00 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 02.30 PM
Udiapur, the “Venice of the East”, is one of India’s truly seductive cities. Palaces, gardens and temples seemingly appear at every turn. We’ll visit the beautiful city palace, the Crystal gallery and take lunch at a five- star hotel.
Day 3, Tuesday, Arrival 4.45 PM | Departure 10.00 PM
The story of Chittorgarh is a saga of valor, tenacity and sacrifice. The Fort of Chittorgarh is a treasure trove of history and offers the traveler insight into the life of the Great Rajput rulers. The Vijay Stambh, or Victory Tower, is one of the main attractions of the fort and an excellent spot from which to explore. The Gaumukh reservoir, source of water in times of siege, the palace of the legendary beauty, Queen Padmini and the Rana Kumbha Palace itself all await you.
Day 4, Wednesday, Arrival 05.30 AM Breakfast on board or Hotel Vinayak | Departure 11.00 AM
Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur’s lays claim to the commanding Ranthambore Fort and, with a nod to the twentieth century, Ranthambore National Park, home to the majestic tigers so symbolic of the region. Our visit will also take in the tucked-away temple of the Lord Shiva, Amareshwar Mahadeo, a place of quiet to appreciate the surrounding natural beauty.
Day 4, Wednesday, Arrival 11.30 AM | Departure 10.15 PM
Today we’ll explore one of India’s most fabled cities – the “Pink City”, Jaipur. You’ll enter the stunning Amber Fort as did the rulers of old – on the back of an elephant! We’ll have time to explore shops, share lunch at a five-star hotel and visit the Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of the Winds” and the 18th century City Palace, residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, now a museum housing countless treasures. You’ll visit the observatory built by the founder of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai II, a noted astronomer. Tonight we’ll dine at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace and enjoy an entertaining cultural program.
Day 5, Thursday, Arrival 10.45 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 08.00 PM
The 9th – 12th century temple complex of Khajuraho is one of India’s great architectural legacies. Situated in Madhya Pradesh, these temples – twenty-one survive — convey through elaborate series of reliefs eroticism, dance and passion that marked the Chandela Dynasty of their creators.
Day 6, Friday, Arrival 07.00 AM | Departure 07.55 PM
Varanasi, the spiritual centre of India is one of the oldest continuously-occupied cities in the world. Famous as a city of temples, they seem to appear every few paces. Jyotirlinga Visvantha, or The Golden Temple, rebuilt in 1776, is amongst the holiest shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here you’ll visit the Jnana Vapi, the“Well of Wisdom”, believed to have been dug by Shiva himself. The Ganga Ghats, riverfront steps leading to the Ganges River, are the most popular pilgrimage sites of Varanasi and serve as centres of music and learning. This holy city has been a home of spiritualism, philosophy and mysticism for thousands of years – to walks its streets is to walk in the steps of saints and mystics of legend: Guatama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsidas, Shankaracharya and Patanjali.
Day 7, Saturday, Arrival 10.00 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 09.00 PM
Agra, Taj Mahal
Agra, seat of Mughal power, home to the Taj Mahal, the Fatehpur Sikri Mosque and the imposing Red Fort is one of the most recognizable cultural centres in the world. Famous for handicrafts — everything from marble to leather, saris to carpets, brass work to jewelry – here is the perfect place to find meaningful mementoes of this splendid journey by rail.
Day 8, Sunday, Arrive Delhi at 04.00 AM Breakfast on board. Check out time 07.45 AM
Tour End at Delhi Railway Station.
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Deluxe cabin with with en suite washrooms
All meals, including tea, coffee and mineral water
Safari into the Jungles of Ranthambore by Canter
Jeep or Elephant ride at Amber Fort of Jaipur
Cultural program followed by dinner at Jaipur
Transport for sightseeing with Deluxe Coaches
Entrance fee to monuments and museums
English speaking guides
Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car
Facilities, Spa Car Facilities and other items of personal nature