Visit The Golden Temple  in Amritsar   a central religious place of the  Sikhs and also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the  Sikhs . Introducing to the delights of India – The Maharajas’ Express introduces new itinerary for year 2019-2021. The hidden riches of India lie in its breathtaking beauty and its diversity of cultures. With world’s leading luxury train, Maharajas’ Express, you can embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Guests journey their way through iridescent lands of Jaipur to reach the vivid greens of Ranthambore. We then take our royal guests to the ancient capital city of Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri and then to Agra where they can
witness the immortal sheen of the Taj Mahal. They soak in the regality of Gwalior and discover the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho. Finally we reach the sacred city of Varanasi, and observe the divine beauty of River Ganges

Day 1 - Delhi - Tuesday

Today you are met at the Indira Gandhi Airport Terminal 3 by our company executive with your name placard who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 2 - Delhi - wednesday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Later our executive will introduce you to your Guide who would then take you for a full day city tour of New and Old Delhi visiting Qutab Minar – which is the tallest brick minaret in the world, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate – a war memorial which was built to salute the brave Indian soldiers of the British Army who lost their lives in World War 1, Rastrapati Bhawan or the President’s House and the Parliament Street where you can see various government buildings, Raj Ghat the cremation place of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and the Chandni Chowk
After the city tour you return back to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 3 - Delhi – Amritsar (By Flight)-Thursday

Breakfast in the Hotel and Checkout
Our executive will assist and transfer you to Delhi Airport to board Flight for Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel Evening visit to Wagah Border for Flag Ceremony
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Amritsar

Day 4 - Amritsar-Friday

Breakfast in the Hotel

Morning we visit the famous Golden temple which is sacred to the Sikh Nation, here we will find time to tune into the amazing spiritual centre and feel the power that inspires the Sikh people worldwide. We continue our city tour and visit the Jallian Walla Bagh – Martyrs’ Memorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919 and the city of Amritsar.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Amritsar

 

Day 5 - Amritsar – Delhi (By Flight)-Saturday

Breakfast in the Hotel and Checkout
Our executive will assist and transfer you to Amritsar Airport to board Flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 6 - Delhi – Board Maharajas Express The Indian Panorama-Sunday

Breakfast at the Hotel and Checkout
Later our executive will assist and transfer you in a Private Air Conditioned Car to Delhi Safdarjung railway station to board Maharajas Express The Indian Panorama

 

This morning, assemble at Delhi Safdarjung station at approximately 0730 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities, as you enjoy sipping into your welcome drink enjoying the live instrumental music. The train shall proceed to Jaipur at 0830 hrs.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch on-board. Join us for a tour brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey.

Deboard at around 1500 hrs to visit the City Palace galleries including the Textile Museum, Arms Museum and Arts Museum.  Admire the famous Sterling Silver Vessels entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. The vessels are said to be made from 14000 silver coins without any joint and were used by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to carry the water of the Ganges to drink on his trip to England in 1901 to attend King Edward VII’s coronation.

After your visit to the City Palace, proceed for an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. The Palace built in 1835 AD was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957, when it was converted into a luxury hotel. The palace retains its royal splendour, hand-carved marble latticework, and elaborate gardens.

Afterwards, return to the station by 2030 hours on Maharajas’ Express.

Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Dinner at Rambagh Palace Hotel.

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Indian Panorama

Day 7 - Jaipur, Rajasthan-Monday

After on-board breakfast, deboard at around 0830 hrs to visit the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura.

A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory. Return to the train for lunch or you may choose from a range of optional activities like Spa facilities at a hotel or explore the city with your private car and guide.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. Dinner will be served on-board. Maharajas’ Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).Breakfast, lunch and dinner on-board.

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Indian Panorama

Day 8 - Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan; and Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh-Tuesday

Upon arrival into Sawai Madhopur, early in the morning, get ready for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. It is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. Wildlife cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.

Proceed for an early morning exciting game drive. The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. One must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months.

Return to the train. Enjoy breakfast as you continue your journey to the fabled deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Admire the changing landscape as you savour lunch.

On arrival at the quaint station of Fatehpur Sikri, disembark at 1530 hours and proceed on a tour of the fascinating sights comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience, beautifully sculptured palaces with unique water bodies, reflecting a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. This deserted red sandstone city was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century. It is now a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the train. Enjoy an “Indian Evening” on-board followed by dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

18:00 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express

20:00 Dinner onboard. Overnight on train at Fatehpur Sikri

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Indian Panorama

Day 9 - Agra, Uttar Pradesh-Wednesday

Early morning arrive into Agra – the jewel of India, home to one of the world’s great architectural wonders – the Taj Mahal. With its spectacular monumental masterpieces and picturesque natural setting, Agra is a legendary city glorified by time. Early morning, disembark and proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz. This incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Approximately 20,000 of India’s most revered craftsmen were recruited to give shape to this poetry in marble.

Later enjoy breakfast gazing at the Taj Mahal, from atop the Taj Khema.

Following breakfast, return to the train for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure or you may choose optional activities – Spa at a hotel or visit to Agra Fort. Return to the train for dinner as the train proceeds to Orchha.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional activities.

Breakfast at Taj Khema, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Indian Panorama

Day 10 - Orcha and Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh-Thursday

Disembark at Orchha Railway Station at 0700 hrs to visit the quaint village of Orchha known for its rustic lifestyle. Visit the Orchha Fort, built over several years in the 1500s by the Bundela rulers overlooking the Betwa river. A short Tuk Tuk ride will take you to experience village life in the hinterland. Return to the train for breakfast.

Enjoy a relaxed lunch on-board as the train continues its journey through some of the most dramatic and picturesque environs towards Khajuraho.

Khajuraho is renowned for its architecture and exquisite sculptures. Built between 950 and 1050 AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity, the temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture. The highly sensual engravings depict the whole range of human emotions and relationships.

On arrival proceed on a tour of the magnificent temples of Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the western group which constitutes some of the finest examples of Chandela art at its peak including the Kandariya Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

In the evening you may enjoy optional activities – Dances of India show at Kandariya Shilpgram or you may enjoy Spa facilities at a Hotel or Sound and Light Show at the temple complex.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Indian Panorama

Day 11 - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh-Friday

Today as you enjoy breakfast on-board, your journey continues through rich agricultural fields, arriving into the holy city of Varanasi.

One of the oldest living cities in the world, Varanasi (also known as Kashi or Banaras) has a spiritual legacy of over 3000 years. A place of pilgrimage, this holy city is set on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. Varanasi epitomizes the chaos and colour of India. Lively bazaars, exquisite and bright silks, festivals, temples, mosques and palaces – all can be found here.

Following disembarkation, proceed for lunch at Hotel Taj Ganges. After lunch, visit the ancient ruins of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon expounding the principles of Buddhism. Proceed for a boat cruise on the Ganges, en-route visit a Silk Weaving Centre, where you may even shop for some world famous Banarasi silk saris and brocades.

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the river Ganges and witness a magical evening aarti at the ghats of the holy Ganges.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. Dinner will be served on-board. Maharajas’ Express leaves for Delhi.

Breakfast on-board, Lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel and Dinner on-board.

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Indian Panorama

Day 12 - Delhi (Train Disembark)-Saturday

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on-board as the train arrives into Delhi.

Disembark at around 1200 hrs at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.

Breakfast on-board.

Our company Executive will meet you at the Delhi Railway Station and will transfer you in a Private Air Conditioned Car to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 13 - Leave Delhi-Sunday

After breakfast check out from Hotel and our Executive will assist you and transfer you to Delhi International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey

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Award Winning – The Maharajas Express

India… a country with a history as old as time. A country where diverse dynasties have ruled through centuries, leaving their indelible imprint on the landscape, language and culture of the Indian Sub-continent. Majestic Palaces, Forts, Rich natural bounty, Untamed wildlife… there’s so much to soak in and store memories for a lifetime while traversing on the Indian Panorama.

The Indian sub-continent is very vast and to undertake comfortable Luxury trips on various tour circuits will be a tiresome affair.

The tour circuit on this vast Indian landscape is made convenient by the Maharajas’ Express – the latest Luxury Train and provides Luxury on wheels.

It offers five luxury train circuits on wheels to let one choose the best way to discover and explore the treasure trove and amazing Indian kaleidoscope.

The Luxury Tour Circuits on wheels, let one explore exotic locales such as a trip to one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks at Balasinor with opportunity to meet one of the Indian royal family, a trip to the erotic temples of Khajuraho, to participate in the Elephant activities at Jaipur, cocktail & barbeque sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner, champagne breakfast overlooking the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal, boat trip on the Ganges at the holy city of Varanasi – and much more…

The unmatched ambience, contemporary amenities, impeccable service and luxurious decor provide a Royal Tours on board this Palace on wheels.

Maharajas’ Express by providing an Experience Unsurpassed, with its mélange of providing immaculate on-board services and well designed Luxury Tour Circuits had made

The Metropolitan – New Delhi

The Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi is 5-minute drive from Connaught Place, It features an outdoor pool and 3 dining options. Situated in New Delhi’s city centre, it also offers a fitness centre and spa. The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa is 1 km from New Delhi Railway Station, 500 m from Airport Express Metro Station (Shivaji Stadium) and 15 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Stylish air-conditioned rooms feature Indian motifs. Equipped with an iron and a flat-screen TV with cable channels, they also come with a minibar. Private bathrooms feature bath and shower facilities and a hairdryer. Guests can check e-mails at the business centre or relax at the full-service NeoVeda Spa, which offers massage services and a steam room. There is also a shop selling a range of items including hand-woven scarves, an assortment of teas and aromatherapy oils. Sakura Restaurant serves Japanese dishes, while Chutney Bar + Tandoor Restaurant offers Indian delights. The pool-side Zing Restaurant offers international fare and is open round-the-clock. In-room dining is possible.  Hotel has 178 Rooms

Divided in the Category of Deluxe , Club and Executive Suites.

The Lalit – New Delhi

Set in a grand building in bustling Connaught Place, The LALIT New Delhi welcomes guests with its full spa and outdoor pool. It offers an extensive range of 7 dining options, including some 24-hour ones. The Lalit is a 10-minute drive from New Delhi Railway Station, while Indira Gandhi International Airport is 24 km away. Spacious, soundproofed rooms offer subtle touches of Indian culture. Generously furnished with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, some rooms offer an iPod dock. An electric kettle and a minibar are provided in each room. Iron and ironing board can be requested. Guests can experience Ayurvedic and natural therapies at Rejuve spa, or opt for a work out in the fitness centre. Other facilities include a business centre, free private parking and The LaLit Galleria, which features a variety of shops. Dining options include Baluchi Indian restaurant and Woks Chinese restaurant. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar are open all day everyday for dining convenience. The hotel also has a 24-hour pastry shop for sweet cravings. Hotel offers 461 Rooms categorized under Deluxe Rooms , Premier Rooms , Executive Club, Suites

The Claridges New Delhi

Located in Lutyens New Delhi, The Claridges, New Delhi, offers rooms with old-world charm and contemporary furnishings. Just 3 km from the city centre, it has a temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool and 6 dining options. Free WiFi and parking is available. Wooden-floored rooms feature a satellite flat-screen TV and a pillow menu. Each is well-equipped with a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Safety deposit boxes and ironing facilities are available for guests convenience. The hotel has a variety of amenities including a health club. Mediterranean cuisine is served at Sevilla, while Dhaba offers North Indian fare. Pastries are available at Ye Old Bakery Patisserie and Jade serves Chinese food. Choose from beverages at Aura – The Vodka Bar. The Claridges is within 1.5 km from Delhi National Museum and Lodhi Gardens. Within 4 km of the hotel is Connaught Place. It is 13 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi is a blend of Lutyen’s architecture and the royal Indian culture. A pampering spa, 4 dining options and free parking are available. Elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms feature a high-definition flat-screen TV with a DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden furnishings. A 2nd flat-screen TV in the bathroom is a mirror when turned off. The Leela Palace New Delhi is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the India Gate. Indira Gandhi International Airport is 15 km while the Domestic airport is 13 km. The exclusive spa by ESPA offers an Ayurveda inspired day spa menu created for both women and men while rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool offers the panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Guests can also approach the 24-hour front desk to rent a computer or a car. Housed in a modern glass structure, The Qube offers an international and Indian buffet with open kitchens. Other dining options include Le Cirque and MEGU from New York, the award winning restaurants. Indian food is served at Jamavar . Drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel’s 2 bars. Hotel offers 254 Rooms

Taj Swarna Amritsar

Taj Swarna, Amritsar embodies the best of Punjab’s iconic history, art and culture. Fusing modern design with traditional elegance, Taj Swarna, Amritsar is a stylish, contemporary world class hotel, basking in an enviable location that serves Amritsar and the adjoining cities of Jalandhar and Ludhiana. The hotel features spacious rooms, an array of dining options, sophisticated meeting facilities, Health Club, Jiva Spa and Salon and is close to the main shopping area of the city. Taj Swarna, Amritsar captures the spirit of the city in all its glory, embodying the history, art, culture and vibrancy of Punjab with contemporary flair. The hotel pays tribute to local arts and crafts while bringing forth a global perspective to its edifice and the experiences created within. Gastronomically speaking, Taj Swarna, Amritsar serves up a multitude of delicacies, flavours and aromas. From a sprawling all day multi-cuisine diner to a speciality Chinese restaurant and an exclusive bar that houses exotic spirits from across the globe, palate pleasure seekers are in for a sensorial symphony. The hotel is optimized for events and offers a massive 7000 sq. ft. banqueting area accompanied by lush lawns. The hotel is also optimized for differently abled guests with wheelchair accessible elevators, trained staff, parking and more. Health and Wellness facilities abound at Taj Swarna, Amritsar. Right from Jiva spa, which offers signature wellness experiences to a fitness centre, sports trainers, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a steam bath.

Radisson Blu Amritsar

Radisson Blu Hotel is just 1.5 km away from Amritsar International Airport . It features on-site dining restaurants, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. Jallianwala Bagh and Amritsar Railway Station is 12 km away from the property. Wagah Border is 33 km away from Radisson Blu Hotel. The Golden Temple is 12 km. All rooms have air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV and a minibar. En suite bathrooms come with free toiletries and shower facilities. For guests’ convenience, the hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange service. Travel and sightseeing tours can be arranged at the tour desk. Located at Lobby Level, Proof Bar is ideal for a relaxing evening and offers a wide range of beverages and snacks. Guests can enjoy à la carte and buffet meals offered 24 hours at Tavolo Mondo Restaurant or witness food being cooked in the open show kitchen while relaxing in calm jade decor at Wall of Asia Restaurant.

Hyatt Regency Amritsar

Hyatt Regency Amritsar is a 5-star Deluxe hotel of the city with an inventory of 248 rooms, located at a distance of 4.2 kms from the world-renowned Golden Temple. We provide complementary shuttle services to the Golden Temple. Hyatt Regency Amritsar is a 30 minutes’ drive from the Guru Ram Das International Airport. The hotel is also right adjacent to the Mall of Amritsar on GT road. All air conditioned rooms are equipped with a king bed and pillow menu. A flat-screen TV and minibar are available. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub. The property has three dining options. Guests can enjoy a meal in the all day dining restaurant Punjab Province and afternoon tea and evening cocktails can be enjoyed at the Scotch Haus. The hotel also provides a business centre and a 24-hour front desk.

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