“India”, a land, where many different cultures, traditions and believes mixes with each other has many treasures that unfolds the richness of India and its glorious golden past, so to relish royalty, history, spirituality and wilderness in one package, come and lets experience Travelogy India organised “The Indian Panorama Tour” through World's leading luxury train, “Maharajas' Express” that surely not allure you with the beauty, aura and grandeur of the enticing places of India but addition of fun, adventure, thrill and luxury will bring liveliness in your tour.
Originating and concluding in Delhi, “The Indian Panorama Tour” will take you some of the wonderful locations like Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi and many other enticing cities in India. Not only this with in a eight days of this tour, you will be witnessing the artistic, architectural, devotional and courageous history of India and get a delightful opportunity to explore the places like art and sculptures in Khajuraho, beauty of the holy Ganges in Varanasi, Taj Mahal in Agra and a lot more on wheel.
Embarkation & Disembarkation (The Indian Panorama)
- Check-in Venue & Timing: Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi / 2000 hrs
- Departure Station & Timing: Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station / 2200 hrs
- Arrival Station & Timing: Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station / 0815 hrs
Welcome to Delhi “The capital of India”!!!!!. With your arrival at “Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi” you won’t be greeted and accompanied by our tour manager only but a grand traditional welcome by the crew of Maharajas' Express train surely enchant you.
Post this, complete check-in formalities, relax for a while and relish your mouth with global cum Indian flavoured delicacies an on-board dinner in the Maharaja dining cars - cum - restaurants named “Mayur Mahal” and “Rang Mahal”.
Last but not least, on the luxury / comfort of Maharajas' Express train, you will leave toward the first destination of “The Indian Panorama Tour”,“Jaipur” also known as Pink city.
Today, you wake up early in the morning in Jaipur. Have a tempting on-board breakfast and start your royal exploration in Jaipur with one of the best examples of Rajput architecture “Amer Fort”. Explore the never-ending grandeur of Amer Fort and some other wonderful halls within the fort.
After unfolding the architectural marvels of Amer Fort, visit “City Palace”, now a museum, except for a part, which is still being used by the Royal Family“Jai Mahal Palace” for unique regal ride / elephant activities like decorate, paint or feed them.
Following this with lunch, you can return to the luxurious comforts of Maharajas' Express or go to the world biggest stone sun-dial watch tower known as “Jantar Mantar” or pamper yourself with various optional activities like spa facilities at 5 star hotels, private shopping tour, Explore City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Later admiring the art and culture of the Rajput era / fun-filled activities, come evening and taste your buds with luscious on-board dinner and prepare yourself to move for the next destination “Sawai Madhopur” which is home to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site “Ranthambore National Park”.
Today morning, after yummy on-board breakfast, it will be time to proceed for a thrilling “Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park”!
While driving in Ranthambore National Park, you can catch the glimpse of tigers roaming around / hunting and taking proper care of their young ones, abundant greenery, a range of other species of chirpy birds and animals and more will surely keep your visit astounded.
After wilderness, it’s time to hit your journey towards “Fatehpur Sikri”, which was once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar and enjoy your lunch onboard the train.
Upon reaching Fatehpur Sikri, explore the deserted city and later return to the Maharajas' Express for refreshing with on-board dinner and moving toward another fascinating city of “The Indian Panorama Tour”, “Agra”.
On day four, your arrival in “Agra” will be followed by a princely champagne breakfast at top “Taj Khema” and here after explore one of the seven wonder of India “Taj Mahal”. The richness of Taj Mahal can be adored during anytime of the day, but the whole Taj glows under the spell of sunlight no doubt creates a magical impact on you.
Later return to the Maharajas' Express and start your excursion toward the true royal city “Gwalior”. Upon reaching “Gwalior”, have on-board lunch and embrace yourself with an exciting tour of this noble city.
Here first you will visit one of the strongest forts in the country, also known as India’s ‘Gibraltar’,“Gwalior Fort”. Following this visit, you will be taken to “Saas Bahu Temple” and “Jain Cave Sculptures” or if you are not in the mood of exploring forts, palaces and temples you can also choose avail spa facilities at Usha Kiran Palace Hotel.
After a heart felt visit to the Gwalior Fort, visit the “Jai Vilas Palace Museum” and reenergise yourself with a warm cup of “Hi tea” in the compound of the palace.
Later return back to the Maharajas' Express; enjoy on-board dinner, comfort and luxury as the train is stationed overnight in Gwalior only.
Early morning the Indian luxury train leaves for Khajuraho to explore the magnificent temples of Madhya Pradesh.
Fifth day of “The Indian Panorama Tour” will take you in the exotic lands of “Khajuraho”.
Start your day with a scrumptious on-board breakfast and go to explore the amazing “Khajuraho temples” (Western Group of Temples). The highlights of these shrines are the carvings on their inner and outer walls. Depicting tales of love and passion, some of these temples have been declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
After discovering the essence of art and passion of the ancient world, it’s time to get back to the comforts of Maharajas' Express followed by on-board lunch or either you can choose optional activities like: spa facilities at 5 star hotel, sound and light show, dances of India show.
Come evening, have an on-board dinner and ready to leave for “Varanasi”.
Begin your sixth day early morning in the land of Lord Shiva “Varanasi” following tasty on-board breakfast; post this, visit “Silk Weaving Center” which is followed by sumptuous lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel.
After lunch, visit the historic sites of the buried Buddhist city “Sarnath” where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the “Ruins”, “Stupa” and the “Buddhist Temple and Museum”
Afterwards in evening, get ready to enjoy a “Boat Ride” at the holy river Ganges to witness “Evening Prayer”.
Now it’s time to call it a day by retiring at the comforts of the Maharajas' Express, has dinner on-board and leaves for the city of royal splendour and relishing delicacies, “Lucknow”.
Today you will start your excursion in the beautiful City “Lucknow”. Post on-board breakfast, get ready to check out main attractions include: “Bara Imambara”, “Chota Imambara”, “Rumi Darwaza”and “The Residency” which is followed by delicious “Awadhi lunch” along with the “live Kathak Dance performance”at Vivanta by Taj.
As today, at the end of the day you will be move back for Delhi.
Arriving at the “Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi” marks the end of this delightful “The Indian Panorama Tour”, bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express and continues towards your onward journey.
Hope you had unforgettable memories with Maharajas' Express and Travelogy India.