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INDIAN PANORAMA - MAHARAJA EXPRESS TRAIN 9 NIGHTS PRE TOUR

Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow - Delhi – flight to Kolkata
1 night Delhi Hotel – 7 nights Train – 1 night Kolkata Hotel

Train journey 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.

Private arrangements in Delhi and Kolkata. Group tour on the train.

 

DAY 1

ARRIVAL NEW DELHI

Welcome to India! Transfer from airport to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Meals: none.

DAY 2

TRAIN EMBARKATION

10:30 Today’s tour includes heritage rich Old and New Delhi including a Heritage Walk inside India’s large st Mosque ‘Jama Masjid’ built in 1644 AD showcasing finest Islamic style of architecture. Explore real life of Old Delhi through maze like streets of the iconic Ancient Bazaar ‘Chandni Chowk’ and Asia’s largest Spice Market. Experience colonial-era at ‘Lutyens Delhi’ including Mahatma Gandhi Museum ‘Birla House’, Temple ‘Bangla Sahib Gurudwara’ and volunteer inside its holy Community Kitchen that daily feeds over 10,000 devotees, pilgrims and homeless. Visit Ceremonial Boulevard ‘Raj Path’ to witness ‘Sir Edwin Lutyens’ finest works from 1920’s British Raj Era including Colonial Government Buildings, India Gate, President and Parliament House from outside.

Journey to the City Centre Market ‘Connaught Place’ named after the ‘Duke of Connaught’ and surrounds the central park of Delhi.

20:00 Transfer from hotel to Delhi Safdarjung Railway station. A royal welcome in traditional Indian style will greet you at the station, Sip on your welcome drink even as formalities are completed. The train will depart for Jaipur at 22:00.

Relax and recuperate in the plush coupes of the train after a delectable dining in restaurants of the train.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel. Dinner on train.

DAY 3

JAIPUR

Arrive in the city of Kachwaha kings, Jaipur, the pink city and visit Amber Fort.

Later, proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for an exclusive Elephant Activity where guests may choose to indulge to paint the elephants or feed them. Post lunch, visit the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar). Or book an Optional tour: you may also choose activities such as Spa facilities at a Palace hotel, visit to City Palace, private shopping tour or a golf session at Rambagh Golf club.

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 4

RANTHAMBORE – FATEHPUR SIKRI

The train will arrive in Sawai Madhopur in the morning. You will be served your breakfast on board the train before proceeding for a game safari in Ranthambore National Park.

Enjoy lunch while the train enters into the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri. Explore Sikri Fort.

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 5

AGRA - GWALIOR

Arrive in Agra early in the morning and pay an early morning visit to Taj Mahal, a jewel of Mughal architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An endearing breakfast session with champagne at the Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal constitute the highlight of the day.

Lunch on board and continue to Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Jain Cave sculptures. Hi tea at Jai Vilas Palace Museum.

Meals: breakfast at Taj Khema, lunch and dinner on train.

DAY 6

KHAJURAHO

Train ride in the morning with breakfast and lunch. Upon arrival, visit the Western Group of Monuments in Khajuraho.

Dinner will be served on board The next destination is Varanasi.

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 7

VARANASI

Early arrival in Varanasi, a holy Indian city known for its Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

Visit the Silk Weaving Center and learn the weaving insights. Lunch at Vivanta by Taj.

Visit Sarnath renowned for its Buddhist heritage followed by boat ride in Ganges to witness the evening arti. Images of the evening 'Aarti' on the banks of the river will capture your senses.

Return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: breakfast & dinner on train. Lunch at Vivanta.

DAY 8

LUCKNOW

Arrive in the city of the Nawabs - Lucknow. Breakfast will be served on board.

Begin your sojourn across the city by visiting the Rumi Darwaza and the Bada Imambara. Later, indulge in a cocktail lunch at Taj hotel.

Enjoy an exclusive "Indian Evening" arranged to give you a peek into the vibrant culture of India.

Have dinner on board. The train will leave for Delhi tonight.

Meals: breakfast and dinner on train. Lunch at Taj hotel.

DAY 9

DELHI - KOLKATA

Arrival & disembarkation in Delhi. Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Kolkata followed by transfer to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

DAY 10

DEPARTURE KOLKATA

Transfer to your Pandaw vessel.

Meals: breakfast at hotel.

The Imperial Delhi

Chosen as India’s best ‘Luxury Historical Hotel’ by World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, The Imperial is an iconic property in Delhi in the heart of the capital, reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Raj. A luxury hotel with an iconic and awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance, it dwells in its modern delivery of old-style class and magnificence. Built in 1931 by Blomfield, one of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s associates and inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936, it is New Delhi’s landmark Hotel. The Hotel is steps away from Connaught Place, the renowned shopping district and is very close to the city’s major attractions.

Imperial Room

Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001, India

Tel: +91 11 23341234

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Maharajas Express Train

Redefining luxury train travel since 2010, Maharajas Express is the latest and most luxurious train in India. Offering 5 fascinating journeys crisscrossing some of the most vibrant destinations, significant attractions and offering a vista of breathtaking landscape, culture and heritage with which India is blessed; Maharajas Express offers journeys to the very depth of the soul of India in sheer opulence.

Designed to recreate the elegance and pageantry of the personal carriages of erstwhile maharajas, the interiors of this luxury train in India is suffused with nostalgia. Elegance of a bygone era and state of the art amenities coalesce seamlessly to offer 5 Star living in the quaint interiors of the Maharaja Express.

Deluxe Cabin

Tel: +91-11-4242 3100

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Oberoi Grand Kolkata

Fondly known as The Grande Dame of Chowringhee, The Oberoi Grand is situated in a prime location, unrivalled by other luxury hotels in Kolkata, near the central business district, bustling markets and cultural landmarks of the city. Dating back to the late 1880s, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata was frequented by the country's leading figures during colonial times.

Deluxe Room

15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata - 700 013, India

Tel: +91 33 2249 2323

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Rates include

Two nights accommodation at advertised hotels (or similar) and 7 nights at deluxe cabin on Maharajas Express with butler service, including breakfast at hotels and full board on train, on train house brands of Indian wines, beer, spirits, mineral water, coffee & tea, excursion as per itinerary, one domestic flight Delhi to Kolkata including 20kg check-in luggage.

Rates exclude

Optional tours on the train, visa, international flights, gratuities, video/camera fees.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$7,002
Single (1 Pax) US$12,275

Extension Code: LTID-MAH-PRE-3

Note

  • Please advice arrival/departure flight details in order to arrange the transfer accordingly
  • Apply for Indian visa before departure
  • Check in time 14.00 / Check out time 11.00
  • Itinerary is subject to change

* Please note that your train/hotel will be confirmed after we have received your deposit payment. Prices are subject to change. Hotel subject to availability. We will try to offer you an alternate accommodation if the requested hotel would not be available.

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