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Luxury Train Adventure through India: Highlights of Indian Culture

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 50 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Railway Trips   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 295 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3950 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1: Delhi Palace on Wheels.
Delhi, the capital of India has rocked in its cradle numerous dynasties and empires, enticed rulers and attracted plunderers over the millennia. The history of Delhi is the abridged history of India. From being the seat of royal power to colonial power and finally the seat of the largest democracy in the world, Delhi preserves an enviable heritage evident in its numerous monuments dotting the city. The Old Fort, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Raj Ghat, India Gate and Lotus Temple are a few of the tourist attractions of Delhi. 4 PM Ceremonial welcome onboard the Palace On Wheels at the Delhi Cantonment Railway Station. Departure for the regal journey of a lifetime. 1930 hours: Dinner is served onboard.

Day 2: Jaipur.
The gateway to Rajasthan, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the late 17th century. Jaipur has much to offer visitors - everything from a royal legacy of architectural wonders and a wealth of handicrafts to pageants and festivals, and sightseeing. Jaipur is a harmonious blend of traditional lifestyles and modern ways. Arrive at Jaipur. Breakfast served onboard.After, city sightseeing. At 1 PM lunch at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. 5 PM depart for Jaisalmer. 8 PM dinner on board.

Day 3: Jaisalmer.
Referred to as the western sentinel of India, Jaisalmer is one of the greatest bastion of the world. Situated at the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer offers the visitor an enchanting world of fable, colour and history. A citadel that seemed to be willing trapped into a medieval time-wrap, Jaisalmer portrays the love and interest the Rajputs had for the fine arts. Arrive at Jaisalmer. Depart for sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Lunch onboard and rest. After, visit the sand dunes and go on a camel safari. Depart for Jodhpur.

Day 4: Jodhpur Palace on Wheels.
The city of Jodhpur is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert and is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces. Founded by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459, Jodhpur was the erstwhile capital of the Marwar state and today is the second largest city of Rajasthan. There are about 100 towers in the city, most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements. The imposing Mehrangarh Fort stands majestically overlooking the city.

Day 5: Sawai Madhopur - Chittaurgarh.
Sawai Madhopur is the town at the entrance of Ranthambhore National Park, which is famous for its lush environs, clear lakes, meandering rivers and various wild species like the royal Bengal tiger. Chittaurgarh is India's most valorous fort lingering with its history and unending passion of saga, chivalry and romance. Built in the 7th century, the Chittaurgarh Fort was once adorned with beautiful palaces within its sprawling ramparts, but few survived the perpetual onslaughts of invaders.

Day 6: Udaipur Palace on Wheels.
Poetically referred to as the 'City of Lakes', Udaipur, was founded in the mid-16th century by Maharana Udai Singhji. Situated by the Lake Pichola, Udaipur been an inspiration for poets, painters and writers and is famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples and gardens. The Lake Palace is the major attraction of the city.

Day 7: Bharatpur and Agra.
Bharatpur is the home of the world-famous bird sanctuary - Keoladeo Ghana National Park, also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. An ornithologist's paradise, Bharatpur is home to an astonishing range of exotic flora and fauna. Arrive at Bharatpur and visit Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. Breakfast at the Bharatpur Forest Lodge. After visiting the Bharatpur bird sanctuary, travel to Fatehpur Sikri (22 kms/14 miles), the red-sandstone city build by Mughal Emperor Akbar, by air-conditioned coach. The grand finale of this unique journey is definitely Agra. Situated by the sacred River the Yamuna, Agra is the erstwhile bastion of the mighty Mughal Empire and home to the mesmerizing Taj Mahal - a poetry etched in white marble and one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra also presents some of the marvels of Mughal architectural brilliance.

Day 8: Delhi
Arrive as early as 7 AM in Delhi Cantonment Railway Station. After farewell breakfast onboard, its back to reality with only royal memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

On the basis of per person per night:
- Single Occupancy - US $ 395
- Double Occupancy -US $ 295.

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