The Maharaja Express & Treasures of India 10 Days luxury trip
The Maharajas' Express - Is the newest & latest Luxury Train and provides Luxury on wheels. The unmatched ambience, contemporary amenities, impeccable service and luxurious decor provide a royal odyssey on board this Indian Tourist Train, which is more than a Palace on Wheels by providing an Experience Unsurpassed. There are fourteen guest carriages including one truly classical Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large windows-designed so that you can savor every bit of magnificent India. All passenger cars come with independent cabin-controlled air conditioning, on-line water filtration systems, environment friendly toilets, pneumatic suspension, live television, Wi-Fi Internet, CCTV cameras, hair dryer, electronic safe deposit box, bath tubs ( in suites and presidential suite)- almost everything that one would imagine to travel in luxury - truly like an Indian Maharaja.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
Chicago or Los Angeles**
+5-star 1st. class hotels with daily breakfast
+Sharing private cabin accommodations
and in Palace restaurants during the railway tour
High season airfare surcharge:
Day 1 New York/Delhi:
Welcome aboard your flight to Delhi, enjoying onboard hospitality, a great way to begin your luxury travel to India. Indulge yourself with delicious Indian and Continental cuisine.
Day 2 Delhi: This evening arrive Delhi, you will be received and transferred to Hotel Hyatt Regency Meridien/Park.
Day 3 Delhi: Breakfast at the hotel. Delhi city sightseeing tour includes Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Presidential Palace, Parliament House, Connaught Place, India Gate, Mahalximi Temple and Sikh Gurdwara. This evening attend Sound and Light show at the Red Fort.
Day 4 Delhi: After breakfast Delhi sightseeing includes Qutab Minar tower, Jantar Mantar, Diplomatic Enclave, Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi. This evening transfer to The Maharaja Express train with a grand welcome ceremony. Depart for overnight journey to Agra. Dinner on board.
Day 5 Agra: Arrive Agra this morning and Proceed to visit Taj Mahal. Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema.
After breakfast return to the Maharajas' Express to refresh. After lunch on board you have a private guided tour of Agra Red Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. We'll conclude our tour with a visit to marble handicrafts center where you will have a firsthand experience of how the centuries old tradition is kept alive by the descendants of the artisans. Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express. Dinner on board .The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur.
Day 6 RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR: Early this morning as we arrive at Sawai Madhupur station, proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park. Breakfast at Vivanta By Taj, Sawai Madhopur. Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express for onwards journey to Jaipur. Lunch on board, arrive into Jaipur, and visit the Amber Fort. Afterwards you have a private tour of Jaipur pink city, the Hawa Mahal an elaborate building encrusted with delicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies from behind which the royal Zanana, could view the world outside, the City Palace now a museum exhibiting fine Rajput and Mogul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armory, and explore the exotic bazaars.
Late afternoon join in for Elephant Polo Match followed by Champagne Dinner. Return to the train late this evening. The Maharajas' Express leaves for Delhi.
Day 7 Delhi/Khajuraho: Around 7.15 this morning as we arrive in Delhi, breakfast will be served on board. Disembark and meet our representative for transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho, arrival meet and transfer to Hotel Taj Chandela/Trident. Afternoon tour of ancient Jain and Tantric Temples. You'll be amazed by the erotic intricately carved poses sculptured by the religious devotees, which cover the shrines.
Day 8 Varanasi: Breakfast at the hotel. Fly to Varanasi Airport, meet and transfer to Hotel Taj Ganges/Radisson. Afternoon tour of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha revealed his enlightenment to Nirvana.
Day 9 Varanasi/Delhi: Early this morning you'll take boat tour on Holy Ganges River, whose holy waters draw thousands of pilgrims. This remarkable tour shows the cleansing baths and burning cremation Ghats of Hindu funerals. After breakfast you'll tour the Hindu temples to which this ancient town is dedicated. Among the famous is Hanuman Mandir. Afternoon flight to Delhi, arrival meet at the airport. Time free for shopping and dinner. After dinner final transfer to airport for homeward bound flight.
Day l0 Delhi/USA Fly homeward bound.