- Evening Hi Tea with at Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal
- An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore National Park
- Elephant polo match followed by Champagne Lunch at Jai Mahal Palace Hotel
Begin with exploring the world's greatest monument of love - the eternal Taj Mahal; proceed on with a thrilling jungle safari at Ranthambore National park and embrace yourself with the vibrant colours of the buzzing metropolis Jaipur - a city of royal forts and majestic palaces.
The trip begins with assembling at Safdarjung Raiwlay Station at around 0800 hours and completing registration and check-in formalities. After a warm welcome onboard the Maharajas' Express, the train starts rolling towards Agra at 0930 hours. Brunch is served on board.
Home to one of the Seventh Wonder of the World - the mesmerizing Taj Mahal, Agra is also famous for other archeological marvels like the Agra Fort - a massive red sandstone structure on the bank of the Yamuna River, built by Emperor Akbar in 1656. After exploring the Agra Fort, enjoy a champagne Hi Tea at Taj Khema while looking at splendid Taj Mahal as the sun decides for retire for the day. Guests also have the option of going for either for these activities:
Early morning, get awe-struck by the beauty and majesty of the magnificent Taj Mahal. This giant white marble mausoleum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took the efforts of over 20,000 craftsmen for over 20 years to create this wonder, often described as the greatest monument of love constructed ever in the history of mankind. Stroll through the ornamental gardens leading the way to the Taj and soak yourself in the symmetry, splendor and symphony that this monument exhibits.
Board the train to continue your journey towards Ranthambore National Park, located in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. As you savour your lunch, enjoy the beauty of the changing landscape from your window.
As you arrive in Sawai Madhopur, get ready for an exhilarating jungle safari through the terrains of Ranthambore National Park. Consider yourself lucky if you spot the elusive tiger or a leopard. Nevertheless, you would witness other wildlife like sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena and jackal. Return to the train, enjoy a drink at one of the bars or relax at the lounge as the train keeps rolling, taking you nearer to your next destination - the vibrant Jaipur.
As you reach Jaipur - the pink city, you would notice the this is a city of contrasts with age-old palaces, monuments and forts on one side and buzzing contemporary bazaars (markets) on the other. The capital of Rajasthan stills retains its medieval flavour and this is what you would experience at the Exhibition Elephant Polo Match at A Jai Singh Palace. Set amidst 18 acres of Mughal Gardens, you get a grand welcome with royal military band and the beating of 'Nagadas'. The match is followed by Champagne lunch at the hotel.
Following lunch, continue on a visit to the Amber Fort -a beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens, and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over a period of about two centuries. Enjoy a royal elephant ride to palace complex, which emerges dramatically from the placid waters of the Mootha Lake.
Further, the guests may pick from any of the following
Enjoy your breakfast on board and bid farewell to Maharajas' Express as you reach Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.
Treasures of India Schedule for the season October 2013 to April 2014:
|27 October, 2013|
|24 November, 2013|
|22 December, 2013|
|19 January, 2014|
|16 February, 2014|
|16 March, 2014|
|13 April, 2014|
|26 October, 2014|
|23 November, 2014|
|21 December, 2014|
|18 January, 2015|
|15 February, 2015|
|15 March, 2015|
|12 April, 2015|
|4 Days and 3 Nights||Deluxe Cabins||Junior Suite||Suite||Presidential Suite|
|Adult||USD 3850||USD 4950||USD 7600||USD 12900|
|Single Supplement||USD 2910||USD 4460||USD 7600||USD 12900|
|Child (sharing cabins with parents 5-12 years)||USD 1930||USD 2480||USD 3800||USD 6500|