DAY 1 - Delhi
2045 : Welcome & Check in formalities at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station
2130 : Dinner on board
2200 : The Maharajas' Express leaves for Agra
DAY 2 - Agra
0630 : Arrive into Agra. Proceed to visit Taj Mahal
0900 : Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema
1030 : Return to the Maharajas' Express OR you can choose optional activities such as Spa at five star hotel OR Visit to Itmad-ud-daula OR Fatehpur Sikri.
DAY 3 - Ranthambore - Jaipur
0630 : Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
0900 : Breakfast at Vivanta By Taj, Sawai Madhopur
1045 : Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
1100 : The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Jaipur.
1230 : Lunch on board
1315 : Arrive into Jaipur
1430 : Visit the Amber Fort OR You may also choose the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a hotel OR Private shopping tour OR Golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to City Palace & Jantar Mantar
DAY 4 - Delhi
0715 : Breakfast on board
0830 : Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
1. Amber Palace :
Amber (pronounced Amer) is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur and was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachwahas of Amber, before the capital was shifted to the plains, the present day Jaipur.
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. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking vista. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.
All means of survival and luxuries for the royal families and the people who were concerned with the functioning of this small kingdom of the Kachhawas were well provided. The Rajputs who had apparently won a small structure passed on by Meena tribes, later on renovated it into the grand Amber Fort. Holding a history as old as seven centuries, this place vibrates with its legendary past. Although many of the early structures have been literally ruined but at the same time, those dating from 16th century onwards are remarkably well preserved by sincere efforts.
1 .Ranthambore National Park :
It was once the private hunting grounds of the Kings and Royals of Jaipur. Spread over 392 sq km, the park has steep crags embracing a network of lakes and rivers. The terrain is a blend of impregnable forests and open grasslands. The forest is open deciduous type with Dhok being the most prominent tree. The park can be visited in the morning and evening either by canter or gypsy.
At Ranthambore, tigers are readily observed during daylight, hunting or lazing around, oblivious of jeep load of tourists and their cameras. Apart from tigers, the park has a wide variety of animals, birds and reptiles. One can find Marsh Crocodiles, Hyenas, Leopards, Jungle Cats, Fox and Jackal apart from Chital, Nilgai and Chinkara. Sambhar Deers are the pride of Ranthambore.
The park has more than 300 varieties of avian population including Black Storks, Quails, Crested Serpent Eagles and Painted Storks.
1.The Taj Mahal :
Taj Mahal was built by a grief stricken Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. A world-renowned wonder, Taj Mahal sits pretty on the northern side of this green paradise. It looks the same from all the four sides! The Quranic inscriptions on its four entrances are carved in such subtle increase in size that may appear to be of the same size from top to bottom! Shahjahan invited master craftsmen from as far as Italy and Persia to help design his ambitious tribute to love.
The Taj Mahal is phenomenal not in the beauty alone that shines forth, but in the deep planning and design that went into its making, and the ethereal idea of immortalizing love. Delicate carvings in marble vie with gorgeous pietra dura for attention. Lapis-lazuli, Cornelian, Mother of pearl, Agate and Emerald are inlayed in floral and geometrical patterns in the marble itself. This enchanting mausoleum, on the bank of river Yamuna started in 1631 and it took 22 years to complete with the help of an estimated 20000 workers.
A Panoramic view of Treasures, Heritage and Splendour of India, the Maharajas Express is one of the most lavish trains that operates in five different journeys. The train has been awarded as the leading luxury train of India, at 2012 World Tourism Award function. The Maharaja Express luxury train covers North-Western India, mainly glorious forts and palaces of Rajasthan with champagne breakfast along with the Taj Mahal and Exhibition Elephant polo match. Operating from October to April, the journey has been often compared to the Orient Express of Europe.
By Maharaja Express Booking, one can avail the facilities and services offered that are luxurious to the extent of being pampered. From 'Namoh', you can book a luxury train ride in Maharaja Express and live a life that is akin to the emperors, which is not something you get in your day-to-day routine.
Experience the Golden Triangle in Luxury
On these journeys visit the world's greatest monument of love - The Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan at Jaipu.