On this journey visit the world’s greatest monument of love-the Taj Mahal, spot the exclusive Tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan at Jaipur and Enjoy a Toy Train Ride to Shimla and Relax in the Himalayan Foothills. The 5 and a half-hour toy train journey provides special services and is must-do when visiting the mountainside of the North. The Kalka to Shimla route is best travelled by way of the toy train that runs on a narrow- gauge track and is known for its dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages. The journey was carved through the abundance of nature in Himachal Pradesh during the British rule due to which the Kalka Shimla Toy toy train is bound to take you back to a completely different era in history and through one of the most scenic railway journeys in India. Situated at a height of 2200m, Shimla is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh in India. Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla has been a very popular hill-station

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi-Friday

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-Saturday

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 Delhipress – The Heritage of India

Day 3 - Board Train Maharaja Express: Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi and Agra, Uttar Pradesh: 0930 hrs-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 Treasures of India

 

This morning, assemble at Delhi Safdarjung station at approximately 0600 hours, complete your registration, and check in formalities, as you enjoy welcome and live instrumental music.

The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at 0700 hours for Agra.

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you arrive into Agra. Join us for a session on the train for a tour brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey. As you reach the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’, visit the world famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens.

Return to the Maharajas’ Express. You may choose optional activities such as spa at a five star hotel or Mohabbat the Taj show or explore the city in your private car with guide.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board.

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – Treasures of India

Day 4 - Agra, Uttar Pradesh and Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan-Monday

Early this morning, disembark to visit the exquisite Agra Fort. Later, enjoy relaxed breakfast on board as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Lunch shall be served onboard.

Arrive into Ranthambore and proceed for an exciting game drive in the Ranthambore National Park. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. The park is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.

The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. You must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months.

Return to the Maharajas’ Express. Dinner onboard as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board.

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – Treasures of India

Day 5 - Jaipur-Tuesday

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board.

Following disembarkation and a grand traditional welcome, begin your exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort at 0800 hrs. 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 a leisurely lunch on board.

You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a five star hotel or visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory) or explore the city in your private car with guide.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional services.

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 2100 hours as Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi.

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

Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – Treasures of India

Day 6 - Delhi (Train Disembark)-Wednesday

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard as the train arrives into Delhi.

Disembark at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station at around 1000 hrs.

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 7 - Delhi – Kalka (By Train Kalka Shatabdi Departure at 0740 Hrs Arrival 1145 Hrs) and Kalka – Shimla (By Toy Train Himalayan Queen, Departure at 1210 Hrs Arrival at 1720 Hrs)-Thursday

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Our Executive will transfer you to the Delhi Railway Station to board Train for Kalka. Upon arrival in Kalka Railway Station you connect onward Toy train for Shimla. Upon arrival in Shimla Railway Station you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla

Day 8 - Shimla-Friday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Shimla is the capital City of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India. Shimla is often referred to as the “Queen of Hills” Day at leisure for personal activities
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla

Day 9 -  Shimla-Saturday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Day Trip to Kufri
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla

Day 10 - Shimla – Delhi (By Private Vehicle 340 Kms, 8 Hrs Drive)-Sunday

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Later depart by Private Vehicle for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi check in at your pre booked Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 11 - Leave Delhi-Monday

Check out from the Hotel and our executive will assist and transfer you to the Indira Gandhi International Terminal 3 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

Oberoi Wildflower Hall

Situated at 8,000 feet above sea level, Wildflower Hall is unique amongst luxury hotels in Shimla.

At Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas, guests can refresh with nature walks, rafting, cycling or yoga, or relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive spa therapy.

Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Shimla will delight in our main restaurant, which spans a smart, brightly lit indoor dining space, a charming glass conservatory with intimate seating arrangements and an outdoor terrace, which has magnificent views of the Himalayas. The menu features pan-Indian (including local Himachali), Asian and Continental cuisine. Adorned with antique war memorabilia, our Cavalry Bar is a wonderful setting for an aperitif, a nightcap or to enjoy an interactive history session, while the intimate Lutyens Hall is perfect for private dinner parties.

Wildflower Hall offers relaxing, rejuvenating treatments unmatched by other spa hotels in Shimla. The Oberoi Spa affords exclusive massage, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. Our open air whirlpool has magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while our indoor pool, lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers, is temperature controlled throughout the year.

Radission Shimla

Take in Mountain Views from Our Shimla Hotel

Situated in the Himalaya Mountains, Radisson Jass Shimla offers scenic vistas that are sure to inspire. Step into the hotel to enjoy a soothing treatment in our on-site spa or swim in the multi-tiered pool. Stay two kilometres from popular area attractions like the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. During your visit, you can stay connected with free high-speed Internet access or disconnect by unwinding with a drink in the lounge. As an added convenience, Shimla Airport (SLV) is only 26 kilometres away.

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