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Experiencing the Thriving Days in Ananda with Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express India offers the spellbinding experience by witnessing the richness of India and grandeur by traveling through the luxurious train. It provides a chance to explore some of India’s famous destinations and recreating the lifestyle of former Maharajas of Indian descent. Starting the journey from the National capital covering the famous Indian tourist spots and giving you the seven-night relaxation at the Ananda in the Himalayas you will surely be overwhelmed by this luxurious train experience. There are two beautifully decorated restaurants inside the train named Mayur Mahar and Rang Mahal that offer the guest appetizing Indian and foreign cuisine under a striking fresco ceiling painted with hand.
Visiting the Ananda will let you experience the peace and prosperity of life. In a safe and nurturing atmosphere with the guided yoga gurus offering you to have some relaxing days away from the busy and hectic chaos of daily life. Ananda has well-skilled doctors, therapists helping to improve mental and physical wellness and seeing life with a positive viewpoint. Ananda is the best place to visit if one wants to live in a tranquil environment for a few days.
Arrival at Delhi
Depending on your arrival timing our representative will receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and have a comforting time.
Delhi is the majestic city from Chandni Chowk to India Gate you will find the secret gems and the tourist sport that will make your visit to the national capital memorable, enjoyable and prodigious. Delhi is the city that holds some ancient landmarks, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and mouth-watering street food.
Explore the city and get to know some facts that you have never heard about the famous Dilwalon ki Dilli.
Night Stay in Delhi.
Trip to Dehradun From Delhi: By Air
Day two starts with travel to Dehradun. Take a flight for Dehradun. Depending on your arrival our driver will receive you at the airport.
On your arrival, a road trip to Ananda starts which is one kilometer from Dehradun.
While visiting the Ananda Himalayas you will surely feel yourself as the king or queen of the maharaja palace, immersing yourself in the ancient Indian healing rituals, and experiencing an atmosphere and positivity around that can't be found anywhere else.
Ananda is the luxury spa resort destination located on Northern India's Himalayan foothills. Surrounded by majestic Sal forests and overlooks the holy town of Rishikesh and the valley of the Ganges River. Ananda spa has trained Ayurveda physicians and therapists to offer you various life-improving, health-improving treatments. The rooms in Ananda have luxurious decoration with the overall spiritual representation. Start your day by practicing yoga with spectacular Himalayan views.
Have a comforting day, with a night stay at Ananda.
|Days 3 - 8||
Ananda in the Himalayas- 7 Nights
Seven nights in Ananda will be full of peace, prosperity, and increasing inner peace with the efficacious surrounding.
Packages offered by Ananda:
Stress Management: The stress management program focuses on balancing the lifestyle that helps in reducing tensions and creating positive changes and promoting synergy in life. This package involves the therapeutic aromatherapy and ayurvedic treatment that helps in wellness.
Yogic Detox: The Yogic Detox package in Ananda involves India yoga tour teaching you Asana (Posture) and Pranayama (Yogic Breathing) to incorporate positivity in your daily life.
Weight Management: Weight Management program in Ananda is done by incorporating Ayurvedic therapies, detox therapies, exercise, yoga, diet, and meditation. The main aim of this exercise is to give you a healthy toned body.
Dhyana Meditation: Dhyana Meditation involves self-awareness practices and mediation which helps in harmonizing the mind and increasing the power of consciousness. This mediation involves Pratyahara, Dharana, and Dhyana exercises.
Night stay at Ananda in the Himalayas.
Return to Dehradun from Ananda in the Himalayas: By Road
After having the seven tranquil days in Ananda in the Himalayas. Drive back to Dehradun and take the flight for Delhi.
Once you reach the National Capital (Delhi) our representative will receive you at the airport. And you will be transferred to the hotel.
Night stay at Delhi.
Maharaja Express: Deluxe Indian Train
The Journey from Delhi to Agra
Breakfast will be served at the hotel before taking you to the railway station. You will check-in to the Maharaja Express India, the luxurious Indian train.
You will experience the traditional welcome showing the beauty of India.
The train leaves for Agra at 09:15 hours.
The piquant lunch will be served on the train.
You will reach your spot Agra at 14:15 hours and we will head towards our first visit that is the Taj Mahal: The monument of Love.
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is famous for its majestic beauty and inspiring past. This monument attracts visitors from all over the world. The crowd enjoys around the perforated marble shield with great reverence, bordered by inlaid semi-precious stones behind which one sees cenotaphs.
Day eleven starts at 7:00 with the early morning visit to one of the famous attractions Agra that is Agra Fort. The fort is known for the majestic rampart and gateways that symbolize the Mughal empire.
After having a delightful Agra fort experience you will return to the Maharajas’ Express at 9:00 and savor breakfast at 9:15 on the train.
After this, Maharaja Express India at 10:45 will proceed towards the next destination that is Ranthambore. Luncheon at 13:00 will be served on the train.
After a few hours, you will arrive at Sawai Madhopur at 15:15 from there you will head towards Ranthambore National Park. And you will immensely enjoy the jeep safari inside the national park with an opportunity to capture the wildlife that you have rarely seen or had never seen before.
After witnessing the astonishing Wildlife inside Ranthambore National Park you will again return to Maharajas’ Express at 18:15. And the journey will proceed further at 18:45 to the Pink City: Jaipur. Dinner at 19:30 will be served on the train. At 22:30 Maharajas’ Express will arrive at Jaipur.
Rajasthani Tour: Jaipur to Bikaner
Day twelve starts with some more excitement. Breakfast will be served at 7:00 on the train.
And you will head towards your first tourist spot that is the 17th century Amber Fort. A red and white stone fort known for its Hindu-Muslim architectural style. You also have some discretionary to choose from: you visit the well-known City Palace, choose a short tour to Jantar Mantar, go for a local market visit, or choose to stay at the hotel and enjoy the Spa that is giving yourself some ME-TIME.
At noon return to the Maharajas’ Express. Lunch will be served at 12:30 on the train.
At 17:30 head towards the Rambagh Palace for the dinner. The lavish palace with magnificent Indian architecture is also captivating, reviving the historic past of rulers of Rajasthan. Come back to Maharaja Express India at 21:00 and the journey will proceed further at 23:00 to Bikaner.
Rajasthani Tour: Bikaner to Jodhpur
Breakfast will be served at 8:00 on the train. Enjoy the breakfast viewing the scenic beauty of Rajasthan.
You will arrive at 10:00 at the Royal City: Bikaner. The city is renowned for the range of things from forts to palaces to sweets and snacks. You can relax on the train or go for the local tour. The city is popular for its vibrant market and handicraft items. Luncheon will be served at 13:00 on the train.
At 14:00 head towards visiting the Junagarh Fort. A fort that stands amid the Thar Desert and was founded in 1594 by Raja Rai Singh. The fort is dotted with temples, palaces, and pavilions. Complementing your trip with enjoying a drink during sunset and between the sand.
Arrive at 17:00, the peak and best time to enjoy a barbeque, Rajasthani folk dance, and cocktails sitting surrounded by desert and seeing the sunset. Come back to Maharajas' Express at 20:30, and the train will proceed at 21:00 towards the next destination, Jodhpur.
Rajasthani Tour: Jodhpur to Udaipur
Breakfast will be served at 7:00 on the train. And at 8:00 you will arrive at Jodhpur. The city is known for keeping the old-age culture alive.
The trip starts at 9:00 with some options. You can visit the Bishnoi village, a popular tourist destination to enjoy natural beauty, and witness the variety of handicrafts and arts. Or you can have some Spa time inside the hotel, or you can choose the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada that are two of the prominent symbols of Rajasthan. Or you go on a local city trip. Lunch will be served on the train at 13:00.
At 15:00 head towards Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is known for its exquisite architecture and cultural heritage. It is the palace that can be colored by the morning sun. After visiting this historic piece continue your trip with a walking tour to the Old ClockTower market constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh. Keeping the past time breathing, the market will still make you feel like the ancient time. And lastly, complete your trip with the Rickshaw ride the TUK TUKS ride.
At 17:00 head towards the jollification of the cocktail dinner. Come back to Maharajas' Express at 20:15. And the train at 22:00 will take you to your next stop that is Udaipur.
Udaipur to Mumbai
At 8:00 breakfast will be served on the train. You will arrive at Udaipur at 10:00 and head towards capturing some memorable moments during the boat ride at Lake Pichola. The beautiful surrounding makes the lake more enchanting. You will be captivated by the beauty of this beautiful lake with the perfect backdrop of lush green hills. Complete your visit by tripping to City Palace well-known for its ancient architecture and visit the Crystal Gallery that presents the executive crystal collection you might have never seen before.
At 13:30 lunch will be served at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace. That will help you to once again dig into the beauty of Rajasthan.
At 15:00 return to the Maharajas' express. Train at 16:00 will head towards the City of Dreams: Mumbai. Enjoy the evening inside the train cherishing the luxurious journey. Dinner will be served at 20:00 inside the train.
City of Dreams: Mumbai
Breakfast and lunch will be served inside the train. Debark the Maharaja Express India. The train will arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai.
Our representative will receive you at the railway station. And transfer you to the hotel.
Mumbai the capital state of Maharashtra is the financial and commercial hub of the country. The city shows the majestic panorama to the visitors by its mesmerizing past and overwhelming present. The architecture of the city is the combination of the florid Gothic style that is contemporary designs from the 18th and 19th centuries of the United States and Britain.
Have a relaxing day.
Night stay in Mumbai.
City Tour: Mumbai
A day tour to the City of Dreams.
Gateway of India: Gateway of India is one of the most epochal landmarks of Mumbai. Situated at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the passage of somerset light infantry first battalion has been documented on 28 February 1848, as the first event taking place at Gateway of India when the last group of British troops and divisions left India.
Marine Drive: The arc-shaped marine drive begins at the southern end of Nariman Point and ends at Chowpatty Girgaon. The cost wraps the Arabian sea and it is one of the best spots in Mumbai to see the sunset. The curve of the coastline in the marine drive is covered by palm trees offering an extraordinary view.
Queen Victoria Terminus: Queen Victoria Terminus is the railway terminus and the hub of trains heading towards various cities in Maharashtra. The architecture of this railway terminus is alluring and inspiring and a reminder of the British time in India.
Mani Bhavan: It is the museum that documents the stay of Mahatma Gandhi and houses some of his personal belongings. The history of this museum is depicted as a major center of the movements from 1917 to 1934. Mani Bhavan has also been the headquarters of Mahatma Gandhi for seventeen years.
Prince of Wales Museum: The Prince of Wales Museum is one of the largest museums of art and history in India. Situated on the crescent site at the southern tip of Mumbai, the museum is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The building of the museum was listed as a Grade I Heritage building.
Have a splendid evening in Beach.
Chowpatty Beach: Chowpatty Beach one of the popular beaches in Mumbai because of the charismatic attraction it offers to the visitors. The beach is located in the heart of the city and is known for its local delicacies that people enjoy while visiting the beach or just sitting and witnessing the beautiful sunset.
City Visit: Mumbai
After having breakfast, head towards another major tourist spot in Mumbai- Elephanta caves excursion.
Elephanta caves excursion is an hour-long ferry ride from Gateway of India to Mumbai's Harbor Elephanta Island. After reaching, you can enjoy the much-anticipated toy train trip to the caves and can explore the Hindu and Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves are dedicated to various manifestations of Lord Shiva while the Buddhist portion is made up of the remains of stupas and Buddhist water tanks. The caves are embellished by the fascinating artwork that will take all our attention.
And in the afternoon do some food tours in the city: Kebab and Curry walk tour.
Mohammad Ali lane is the holy precinct of Mumbai's street food. This lane is filled with kebabs, spicy curries, and luscious sweets. Then walk to the Bohri Mohalla, which will introduce you to the delicacies from Bohri, such as curry, sherbets, chana batata, Boti kebab, seekh kebab.
Enter the famous restaurant Hole-in-the-wall. A fully-Bollywood influenced restaurant reminding you of famous movies, where you can try various dishes named after famous Bollywood stars. And lastly, visit the Minara masjid, a paradise for the sweet lovers.
In the evening explore the nearby area.
Night stay in Mumbai.
Mumbai: Back Home
Depending upon your flight timing, you will be taken to the airport for a flight to London taking with yourself the indelible memories of India.