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Get on board the very luxurious Maharaja’s Express from New Delhi to begin your Indian Panorama tour. Arrive in the city of Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ of India, to enjoy visiting a number of forts and palaces built by Rajput rules of the past. Also take a leisurely stroll through the local market of the Jaipur city before resuming your luxury train journey to Ranthambore where you’ll go on an adventurous jeep safari into the dense forests of the very famous Ranthambore National Park. Make a visit to the 16th century sandstone complex - Fatehpur Sikri - and India’s biggest tourist attraction Taj Mahal in Agra before continuing your journey to reach Gwalior, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. While in Gwalior, enjoy having lunch in a luxurious palace and seeing the massive Gwalior Fort. Next, the Maharaja’s Express takes you to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its erotic sculptures. En route, visit the quaint historical town of Orchha which provides a window to the age-old art and craft of the Bundela kings. Get on board the luxury train again to start travelling to Varanasi, situated in Uttar Pradesh.
Lying on the banks of holy Ganges, the city of Varanasi is a well-known pilgrimage destination of the Hindus. Visit a number of Ganga ghats, witness the ‘Aarti’ ceremony and also visit Sarnath, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. Sarnath lies at a short distance of 10 km from Varanasi. Your next halt is Lucknow - the ‘City of Nawabs’. Urdu poetry, a range of mouth-watering cuisines and beautiful embroidery work are some of the key highlights of the city of Lucknow. The tour concludes as you reach Delhi.
Late evening at 2030 hrs report at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi to board your luxury train Maharaja's Express for a week long Indian Panorama Tour. Complete the registration formalities and check in to your ultra luxurious saloon on Maharaja's Express train.
The first morning of the trip brings you to the glorious city of Jaipur. After breakfast you have a trip to Amber Fort on the cards. Amber Fort is one of the most splendid fortress in Rajasthan with fortifies walls and battlement. The fort was the erstwhile abode of the Maharajas of Jaipur before they moved to City Palace, Jaipur. Followed by the visit enjoy watching Elephant Polo Match in the palace and if you are interested you may also participate in the game.
Lunch will be in an exclusive venue at Jaipur.
Post Lunch enjoy the sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar or / do some shopping in Jaipur or / Enjoy a rejuvenating spa session at a palace hotel in Jaipur.
Highlights : Return to the Train to enjoy a lavish dinner & overnight stay.
This morning take an exciting jungle ride in Ranthambore national Park by a jungle jeep. Lunch will be on board the train. Later after lunch the Maharaja's Express luxury train arrives at Bharatpur railway station and from here we take a short drive by an air conditioned coach to visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. This massive red sandstone complex was build in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Highlights : Return to the comforts of Maharajas Express for dinner and overnight stay.
Arrive in the city of gorgeous Taj Mahal, the white marble masterpiece standing on the bank of river Yamuna in Agra. This ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ is perhaps the most beautiful and most romantic monument ever built in the history of love. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The visit to Taj Mahal will followed by a champagne breakfast and then we continue travelling to Gwalior in our Maharaja's Express luxury train.
Lunch will be in the marvellous Usha Kiran Palace of Gwalior followed by a tour of Gwalior Fort and Jai Vilas Palace Museum. Relaxed time, dinner and night stay on board the luxury train
Enjoy leisurely breakfast on board train as the journey continues through some of most dramatic & picturesque environs towards Khajuraho, en-route visiting the sleepy little town of Orchha sprinkled with monuments. Orchha on the other hand offers glimpses of the rich repertoire of arts and crafts of the Bundela kings. Visit the Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj temple and the Orcha cenotaphs while here. Return to the train & continue towards Temple City Khajuraho.
Khajuraho is world famous for its excellently carved erotic temples built between 950 and 1050 AD. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Khajuraho is a favourite destination for leisure travellers, spiritual travellers and also for those who love to see some excellent architecture of age old civilization.
A walking tour is the best option to explore the place and marvel at the creative and artistic genius of the artists who created these marvels.
Highlights : Lunch & Dinner on board the Maharajas’ Express luxury train.
The Indian Panorama by Maharaja's Express will today take you to the holy city of Varanasi which is a sacred place to Hindus and non Hindus alike. Situated on the bank of holy river Ganga Varanasi is offers an excellent opportunity to explore the oldest living city of the world and life of people living in harmony and peace.
On arrival at Varanasi take a trip to Buddhist temple and ‘Stupa’ at Sarnath which is situated about 10 kms out of Varanasi city.
Later enjoy a boat cruise on holy river Ganges to witness the lifestyle of peoples living in the world’s oldest city and join the huge gathering on the bank of river to witness the ‘Aarti’ prayer ceremony.
Highlights : Dinner and night stay will be on board the Maharaja’s Express luxury train.
Lucknow, the city of ‘Nawabs’ extends along the river Gomti. Lucknow is famous as a centre of Urdu poetry, elaborate cuisine and exquisite shadow work embroidery on fine muslim cloth.
Visit Rumi Darwaza and Bada Imambara and enjoy a ‘Nawabi’ (Royal local style) evening with sumptuous dinner in an exclusive place organised for the guests of Maharaja’s Express luxury train.
Early morning arrive at Delhi and after breakfast disembark at Safdarjang Railway station at around 0830 hrs. The Indian Panorama journey on luxury train ‘Maharaja’s Express’ comes to an end as you depart with everlasting memories.
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