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Indian Panorama Journey

7 Nights / 8 Days

Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi

Beginning and concluding in Delhi, the Indian Panorama tour chugs along to Agra for a sojourn of Taj Mahal and move on to the sacred city of Varanasi and its holy bathing Ghats on the banks of legendary Ganges. Group of Monuments at Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another attraction offering a glimpse into an era of cultural and architectural brilliance of Chandelas. A never before experience of the India is on the cards in the sheer opulence of Maharajas Express tastefully appointed interiors aided impeccably by gracious hospitality.

Embarkation & Disembarkation (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 Guests boarding the Maharaja Express have to report at least an hour before the train's departure at a pre-assigned venue in Delhi for the pre-boarding facilities. All final details related to the meeting point will be emailed or handed over along with the journey's travel vouchers and documents, around 14 days before the departure date.
Delhi - Jaipur

Day 1


Arrive at the Safdarjung Railway Station to commence the Indian Panorama tour aboard the Maharajas Train. Soon after the boarding formalities are over, you will be given a traditional Indian welcome and ushered to your cabins.

Very soon the train will chug its way out of the station and towards Jaipur.

Day Highlights:

  • Welcome Ceremony at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi


Jaipur

Day 2


Post a leisurely breakfast; visit Amber Fort, the erstwhile seat of Kacchawa Rajputs followed by an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match.

Post the exhibition match; enjoy a lavish dinner arranged at a private venue accompanied with choicest wines.

Post lunch, you can take an optional tour for shopping or local sightseeing to the City Palace complex and Jantar Mantar or choose to play golf or indulge in a rejuvenating spa session.

Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.

Day Highlights:

  • Visit Amber fort
  • Exhibition Elephant Polo Match
  • Optional shopping tour/local sightseeing to the City Palace complex and Jantar Mantar
  • Play golf game/spa session (Optional)


Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

Day 3


As you gorge upon the sumptuous breakfast, the train will enter into the rustic environs of Ranthambore.

Post safari trip, enjoy lip-smacking cuisines in the lunch while the train enters into the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri.

Upon arrival in the city, disembark the train and explore the length and breadth of Sikri Fort.

Return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Highlights:

  • Safari trip to Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit to attractions in and around UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri


Agra - Gwalior

Day 4


Early morning on the 4th day, disembark the train and visit Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A Champanage breakfast atop the Taj Khema with sunset views to feast on will add a delightful moment to the journey for you.

Post breakfast in Agra, the train will roll on to Gwalior.

Lunch will be served at the Usha Kiran Palace.

Post-lunch you can visit the Gwalior Fort and the Jai Vilas Palace Museum.

Enjoy a high-tea organized for you within the premises of the Jai Vilas Palace before returning to the train for overnight stay and dinner.

Day Highlights:

  • Visit to Taj Mahal
  • Breakfast with champagne at Taj Khema
  • Lunch at Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
  • Optional Spa Session at Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
  • Tour to Gwalior Fort and the Jai Vilas Palace Museum
  • Evening high-tea at Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior


Orchha - Khajuraho

Day 5


While the train will traverse to the next destination; you can savor a royal treat at breakfast.

On the way to Khajuraho you will also stopover at Orchha, renowned for its Bundela architectural marvels. You will visit Jahangiri Mahal in Orchha.

Later you will continue your journey to Khajuraho.

Lunch will be served aboard the luxury train.

On your arrival in Khajuraho, you can visit the eastern and western group of temples that have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Later you will return to the train for dinner and overnight stay. The next destination you will head to is Varanasi.

Day Highlights:

  • Trip to Jahangiri Mahal, Orchha
  • Guided tour to the eastern and western group of temples in Khajuraho, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Spa Session (Optional)


Varanasi

Day 6


In the morning you will arrive in Varanasi, a holy Indian city known for its Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

On arrival in the city, the first destination you will visit is Sarnath renowned for its Buddhist heritage.

Post lunch visit the Varanasi Silk Centre and enjoy a river cruise on the Ganges. Spectacular images of the evening 'Aarti' on the banks of the river will capture your senses.

Return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Highlights:

  • Visit to Sarnath
  • Tour to Varanasi Silk Centre
  • Cruise on the River Ganges
  • Attend evening 'Aarti' on the banks of River Ganges


Lucknow

Day 7


On the 7th day of the sojourn, you will arrive in the city of the Nawabs - Lucknow.

Begin your sojourn across the city by visiting the Rumi Darwaza and the Bada Imambara. Later you can choose to explore the colorful bazaars of Lucknow.

Post lunch you can return to the train for some moments of leisure. Later, return to the city for an ultimate evening experience and a lavish dinner.

Overnight stay in the luxury of Maharaja Train

Day Highlights:

  • Visit to the Rumi Darwaza and the Bada Imambara
  • Optional shopping tour to the local markets


Disembark in Delhi

Day 8

On the 8th day of the Indian Panorama itinerary aboard Maharajas Express, you will return to Delhi marking the end of the luxury rail tour.

Post breakfast you will be given a traditional farewell for your onward journey.


Note:

* Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.

* Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.

* Guests who wish to indulge in these optional experiences, may stay back and join the main group later.


For some other essential travel information and guideline visit www.maharajas-express-india.com/general-information.html
Delhi – Jaipur

Day 1 / Saturday

2045 hrs: Welcome & Check-in formalities at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station

2130 hrs: Dinner on board

2200 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Jaipur

Jaipur

Day 2 / Sunday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

0950 hrs: Arrive into Jaipur

1000 hrs: Proceed for the Amber Fort

1230 hrs: Proceed from Amber fort for Elephant Polo Match followed by lunch at City Palace.

1600 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express to relax OR You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a deluxe hotel OR Private shopping tour OR Golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to City Palace & Jantar Mantar.


* While returning from Jaigarh Fort you have an opportunity to visit a local center for polishing and cutting of precious and semi precious stones


2000 hrs: Dinner on board

2100 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)


Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri

Day 3 / Monday

0630 hrs: Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park

0930 hrs: Breakfast at Vivanta By Taj, Sawai Madhopur

1030 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express as it proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri.

1230 hrs: Lunch on board

1430 hrs: Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri

1515 hrs: Visit to the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri

1800 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express

2000 hrs: Dinner on board.


Agra – Gwalior

Day 4 / Tuesday

0630 hrs: Arrive into Agra. Proceed to visit Taj Mahal

0815 hrs: Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema

1045 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express

1100 hrs: The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Gwalior

1300 hrs: Onboard lunch

1445 hrs: De-board at Gwalior to visit the Gwalior Fort,Saas Bahu Temple and the Jain Cave sculptures OR You may choose to avail spa facilities at Usha Kiran Palace

1730 hrs: Visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum

1830 hrs: Hi tea at Jai Vilas Palace compound

2000 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express. Light dinner on board


Orcha – Khajuraho

Day 5 / Wednesday

0630 hrs: Breakfast on board

0730 hrs: Proceed to visit Orchha Fort Complex.

0930 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express

0945 hrs: The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Khajuraho

1200 hrs: Lunch on board

1430 hrs: Arrive into Khajuraho

1500 hrs: Visit Khajuraho Temples

1800 hrs: Return to the train OR you may choose from any of the optional such as Spa Facilities at hotel Grand The Lalit OR Sound & Light show.

2000 hrs: Dinner on board

2045 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Varanasi


Varanasi

Day 6 / Thursday

0730 hrs: Arrive into Varanasi

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

0930 hrs: Visit Sarnath ruins and museum

1240 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express for on board Lunch

1500 hrs: Visit the Silk Weaving Centre

1630 hrs: Tea-Coffee break with cookies

1700 hrs: Proceed for Boat ride at River Ganges to witness Evening Aarti

2030 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express. Dinner on board.

2300 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Lucknow.


Lucknow

Day 7 / Friday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

0930 hrs: Proceed towards Lucknow to visit The Residency, Rumi Darwaza & the Bara Imambara

1200 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express for Lunch on board

1730 hrs: Proceed for an "Indian Evening" with Dinner at the palace of Raja of Jehangirabad.

2100 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express

2115 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Delhi


Delhi

Day 8 / Saturday

0715 hrs: Breakfast on board

0830 hrs: Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!


Indian Panorama Departure Dates for Season 2014-15 & 2015-16

Month Departure Dates
October 2014 Sat, 4th
November 2014 Sat, 1st
November 2014 Sat, 29th
December 2014 Sat, 27th
January 2015 Sat, 24th
February 2015 Sat, 21st
March 2015 Sat, 21st
October 2015 Sat, 10th
November 2015 Sat, 7th
December 2015 Sat, 5th
January 2016 Sat, 2nd
February 2016 Sat, 27th
March 2016 Sat, 26th
January 2016 Sat, 30th

Price for Season 2014-15 & 2015-16
Change Currency:

8 Days and 7 Nights Deluxe Cabins Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult USD 5,980.00 USD 9,460.00 USD 13,800.00 USD 23,700.00
Single Supplement USD 4,510.00 USD 8,520.00 USD 13,800.00 USD 23,700.00
Child (sharing cabins
withparents 5-12 years)
USD 2,990.00 USD 4,730.00 USD 6,900.00 USD 11,900.00
Cabins Configurations
and Features

*All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis.

*The above cost is exclusive of 3.09% service tax that will be charged extra.

*All Optional Tours are on chargeable basis and are subject to availability. Details and pricing will be made available on board during the journey.

*Please note all bookings confirmed are non-transferable and will invite a cancellation charge as applicable. For more information visit Terms & Condition Page

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
  • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
  • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
  • Porter charges at stations

Exclusions

  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys

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