19 Day Ananda in the Himalayas with Maharaja Express Luxury Train Experience

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  • Day 1: Delhi – Arrival

    Reach Delhi. Our Company Representative meets you at the airport and will take you to the hotel. Check-in and relax.

     

    DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land and a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

     

    Relax/ free to explore.

     

    Overnight will be at Delhi.

     

  • Day 2: Delhi – Haridwar

    By Shatabdi Express train

    Departure: 0650 hr

    Arrival : 1125 hr

     

    Haridwar – Ananda in the Himalayas:

    By Road in 2 hr

     

     

    Morning – board the train to Haridwar.

     

    Reach and proceed for the sightseeing tour of the various temples and ashrams of Haridwar.

     

    Later – drive to Ananda in the Himalayas. Reach and check in to your room.

     

    Ananda Spa Resort in the laps of Himalayas offers a harmonious integration of vegetation, Fresh Mountain air and Himalayan spring water. The luxurious therapy rooms facing the holy River Ganges and the mystifying Himalayas provides the ideal environment for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. Ananda Spa Resort also houses the only 'Aveda' Beauty Institute in India, an international beauty line now part of Estee Lauder.

     

    Focusing the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Ananda Spa Resort creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities are designed to meet individual needs and health goals - de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise at Ananda Spa Resort.

     

    The 20 treatment rooms of Ananda Spa Resort with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments - all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.

     

    Rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight will be at Ananda

     

  • Day 3: Ananda in the Himalayas

    Next 6 nights – enjoy the spa and peace of Ananda and unwind.

     

    Overnight will be at Ananda in the Himalayas.

     

  • Day 4: Ananda in the Himalayas

    Next 5 nights – enjoy the spa and peace of Ananda and unwind.

     

    Overnight will be at Ananda in the Himalayas.

     

  • Day 5: Ananda in the Himalayas

    Next 4 nights – enjoy the spa and peace of Ananda and unwind.

     

    Overnight will be at Ananda in the Himalayas.

     

  • Day 6: Ananda in the Himalayas

    Next 3 nights – enjoy the spa and peace of Ananda and unwind.

     

    Overnight will be at Ananda in the Himalayas.

     

  • Day 7: Ananda in the Himalayas

    Next 2 nights – enjoy the spa and peace of Ananda and unwind.

     

    Overnight will be at Ananda in the Himalayas.

     

  • Day 8: Ananda in the Himalayas

    Last night – enjoy the spa and peace of Ananda and unwind.

     

    Overnight will be at Ananda in the Himalayas.

     

  • Day 9: Ananda in the Himalayas – Haridwar,by Road in 3 hr

    Haridwar – Delhi:

    By Shatabdi Express Train

    Departure: 1830 hr

    Arrival: 2245 hr

     

     

    Morning at leisure.

     

    Check out and drive back to Haridwar to take a train for Delhi.

     

    Reach Delhi and our representative will receive you at the station. Transfer to the hotel.

     

    Overnight will be at Delhi.

     

  • Day 10: Maharaja Express – Indian Splendour

    Morning at leisure.

     

    Optional sightseeing tour of the city.

     

    Later – check out from the hotel and drive to the railway station for your check-in formalities at 2000 hr.

     

    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 Agra at 2200 hours.

     

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

     

  • Day 11: Agra

    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.

     

    Afterwards, you have the option for a shopping tour in Agra or local sightseeing tours to Itmad-Ud-Daula Tomb and Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

     

    Post lunch, you will be visiting Agra Fort. Return to train for dinner and overnight stay as the train leaves for Ranthambore National Park, the next destination of the Indian Splendor itinerary aboard Maharajas Express.

     

  • Day 12: Ranthmabhore National Park – Jaipur

    A thrilling game safari to Ranthambore National Park in the morning.

     

    Departure to Jaipur after a lavish brunch on board the train after jungle safari.

     

    Upon arrival, shopping and local sightseeing along with a guided countryside excursion and an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match.

     

    Return to train for dinner and overnight stay.

     

  • Day 13: Bikaner

    Early morning on the 4th day, you will arrive in the deserted kingdom of Bikaner.

     

    Afterward, you can take an optional tour to either Lalgarh Palace or Deshnok Temple or cattle breeding farm.

     

    In the afternoon, a tour to the majestic Junagarh Fort.

     

    After lunch, partake in a camel cart procession around the undulating sand dunes. Later in the evening, enjoy the folk dance performance by Kalbeliyas and Langaas over sundowner cocktails and barbecue dinner amidst Sam sand dunes.

     

    Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.

     

  • Day 14: Jodhpur

    After an unhurried breakfast, go on a jeep safari to Bishnoi's abode Rohet for a cultural experience. Rohet is a haven for Black Buck Antelope.

     

    Lunch at Rohet Garh.

     

    Post-lunch expedition to Mehrangarh Fort and Old Clock Tower Market.

     

    Dinner is scheduled at an exclusive private venue.

     

    Post dinner, return to the train for the overnight stay.

     

  • Day 15: Udaipur

    On the 6th day of the sojourn, you will arrive in the city of the Nawabs – Lucknow.

     

    After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a local sightseeing tour to City Palace and Crystal Gallery.

     

    After a sumptuous lunch, a guided walking tour of the old bazaar of Udaipur or visit the 'Vintage car collection' of the royal family.

     

    Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

     

  • Day 16: Balasinor

    On the 7th day of the tour itinerary, you will arrive in Balasinor, home to India's Jurassic Park.

     

    After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing excursion to the Dinosaur Fossil Park followed by a visit to the local village.

     

    Rendezvous with the royal family of Balasinor over a royal lunch.

     

    Return to the luxury and pampering of Maharajas Express train for dinner and overnight stay.

     

  • Day 17: Mumbai

    Today your opulent ride on board one of the most luxurious trains in the world comes to an end.

     

    Bid adieu to the Indian Splendor itinerary onboard the Maharajas Express on the eighth day of your luxury train tour. The train will reach Mumbai at 0815 hr.

     

    Transfer to the hotel. Later optional sightseeing tour of the city or the day free for shopping.

     

    Overnight will be at Mumbai.

     

  • Day 18: Mumbai – Back Home

    Today as per your flight timings, we will transfer you to the airport to continue with your onward journey. 

     

    Tour ends!

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