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The Indian Maharaja
07 nights - 08 days
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Udaipur - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Mumbai
Drawing inspiration from the private railways and the stately saloons of the erstwhile Royal families in India, The Indian Maharaja is a delightful way to explore the Indian sub-continent. The train has 21 climate-controlled coaches including 11 aesthetically appointed guest coaches featuring panoramic windows, twin/double cabins with en suite facilities, channel music, telephone and a round-the-clock dedicated valet service. Enjoy the unraveling of the Indian kaleidoscope everyday with the assurance of being well looked after at every stage of the journey. The sightseeing trips and excursions will take you to some of the most astonishing sights including some on the prestigious list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites!
Days of operation: Leaves Delhi every Wednesday and arrives Mumbai every Wednesday
Months of operation: October - April
Board The Indian Maharaja
Morning arrive Delhi. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon transfer to the railway station to board The Indian Maharaja.
Bharatpur & Agra
Morning arrive Bharatpur. Take a round of the world famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Late morning coach journey to Fatehpur Sikri, the sand stone city, built by the Emperor Akbar. Post lunch visit the Red Fort and the unforgettable Taj Mahal. Overnight.
NB: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays. So, please plan your days and itinerary accordingly.
Morning coach excursion to the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), one of the major landmark of Jaipur, built in 1799. Visit the Amber Fort seated upon a caparisoned elephant. After lunch, city tour of Jaipur including the City Palace. Visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. Overnight on the Palace on Wheels.
After an early breakfast visit the Ranthambore National park- a major tiger reserve. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for tiger spotting. The park covering an area of 392 sq.kms. is home to more than 300 species of birds. Other wild animals to spot in the park are tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox. Later depart for Chittorgarh. Late afternoon visit Chittorgarh Fort, a massive fort atop a hill. Overnight.
Early morning depart for Udaipur. After lunch visit the delightful City Palace — full of remarkable collections of ancient sculptures, antiques and inscriptions of the bygone era. Evening set out for the crystal gallery — a unique collection of rare and precious crystals from the royal treasure. Overnight.
Daulatabad, Ellora & Aurangabad
Morning arrive at Daulatabad. Proceed by coach to witness the magnificent Fort of Daulatabad, built on a hilltop in the 14th century. Visit Ellora caves to witness the glorious masterpieces dedicated to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. After lunch visit the Bibi-ka-Maqbara — a replica of Taj Mahal. Overnight.
Ajanta & Nasik
Morning arrival at Jalgaon station. After breakfast visit the amazing Ajanta Caves — another World Heritage site, with its 2000-year-old Buddhists paintings. After lunch depart on train to Nasik and visit the Panchiwati Ghats & Sula Winery Yard. Overnight.
Arrive Mumbai in the morning. Transfer to the airport for your onward departure.