Thursday, 7 June 2012

Royal Rajasthan on wheels - luxury train tour of India

Royal Rajasthan on wheels - luxury train tour

Royal Rajasthan on wheels - luxury train tour 10 days

All our itineraries below are bare-bone versions. While our Budget tours are meant to be assisted and not guided tours, however, if you wish for a guided tour, you can opt to have a guide in any city for an additional cost of USD 20 per day. As all our trips are flexible, additionally you can add or subtract activities within a city as per your interest or in consultation with us or your guide or as per available time. Our itineraries are made to deliver optimal travel routes and experience.

Day 01 : : Arrive New Delhi
Arrival Delhi, as per your flight schedule pickup from New Delhi airport and transfer to hotel, day at your rest,  Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : : New Delhi – Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Morning after breakfast, half day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Afternoon transfer to the Railway station to begin the seven night luxurious train journey. Dinner on Board.

Day 03 : : Jodhpur
Morning arrival in Jodhpur, the ‘Blue City’ at the entrance of the Thar Desert. Tour of the city visiting the magnificent Meharangarh fort with palaces and temples, housing a rich collection of palanquins, jewels and armory. Jaswant Thada, a 19th century royal cenotaph, an example architectural brilliance. Return to the train for your onward journey to Udaipur.

Day 04 : : Udaipur / Chittorgarh
Arrive in the morning. After breakfast on board proceed for the city tour of Udaipur, the city interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and beautiful laid gardens. Visit the City Palace complex, a marvel of marble and granite with ornate windows and craftsmanship in glass. Lunch is followed by a visit to the crystal gallery. Return to the train and depart for Chittorgarh. Visit the Fort that still reverberates with stories of courage, chivalry, valor and sacrifices.

Day 05 : : Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhor National Park) / Jaipur
Early morning arrival in Sawai Madhopur. Morning wildlife safari at the Ranthambor National Park, a Project Tiger Reserve. The reserve is noted for daylight Tiger sightings. The other fauna includes Panther, Nilgai, Hyena fox, sloth bear, wild boar, marsh crocodile and variety of resident and migratory birds. Continue on to Jaipur, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’. Visit the Amber Fort with huge ramparts and watch towers. Sightseeing of the city visiting Hawa Mahal (The Palace of the Winds), City Palace complex housing centuries-old artifacts and Observatory. In the evening depart for Khajuraho.

Day 06 : : Khajuraho
Arrive in the morning and visit the magnificent rock-cut Chandela temples, the evidences of an architectural geniuses, built between 950 -1050 AD and frequently depicting erotic themes. These temples were discovered by Captain T S Burt in 1838, though only 20 of them have survived. In the evening depart for Varanasi.

Day 07 : : Varanasi
Morning arrival in Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities of the world situated on the banks of the holy Ganges. Also known as Kashi and Banaras, Varanasi has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy & mysticism for thousands of years & has produced great saints. Varanasi is the most popular pilgrimage for Hindus & center of music & learning. Sightseeing includes visit to temples, Ghats and a visit to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Witness the Maha Aarti and in the evening depart for Agra.

Day 08 : : Agra
Morning arrival in Agra. Breakfast on board. Proceed for the city seeing of Agra. Visit the immortal Taj Mahal, a poem in marble, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and Fort with several Palaces and Mosques including the largest pure marble mosque built by Mughal Kings. Agra is famous for handicrafts products such as Inlay work on marvel, leather work, footwear, brass-wear, carpets, Jewelry, Zari & embroidery work. Late in the evening depart for Delhi.

Day 09 : : Delhi
Morning arrival in Delhi. Breakfast on board. Transfer to hotel for an overnight stay. Rest of the day at leisure perhaps by the pool of your hotel or for any independent exploration.

Day 10 : : Delhi Departure
Morning at your leisure, later as per your flight schedule transfer to New Delhi airport
to take your flight for your onward journey.

* Note:  The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train departs on every Sunday from Delhi.

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