12 Days of Royal North India – Luxury Train & Land Tour

12 Days of Royal North India – Luxury Train & Land Tour

Duration: 12 days

Price: From USD 5357 per person

Places: New Delhi-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Agra-New Delhi

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Tour Highlights

  • Stay in Luxury India Train – Royal Rajasthan on Wheels for 5 Nights and experience the royal Indian hospitality at its best
  • Experience heritage cities of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur by going on sightseeing tours – Colourful Forts, Palaces and havelis will enchant you
  • Visit the Taj Mahal – a Symbol of love and mascot of India Tourism
  • Have lunches and dinners in opulent hotels during this luxury tour of India
  • Go on a safari in Ranthambore National Park and try your luck spotting wild animals including Tigers
  • Stay in a Palace Hotel in Varanasi – an experience of a lifetime
  • Go on a Boat Cruise in River Ganges in Varanasi and see unique rituals being perfomed
  • See the erotic temples of Khajuraho – its intricate sculptures will surely mesmarize you
  • Places:
  • ANew Delhi
  • BJodhpur
  • CUdaipur
  • DSawai Madhopur
  • EJaipur
  • FKhajuraho
  • GVaranasi
  • HAgra

Itinerary

  • Day 1 New Delhi
  • Day 2 New Delhi
  • Day 3 New Delhi - Agra
  • Day 4 Agra
  • Day 5 Agra - New Delhi - Board Luxury Rajasthan Royal on Wheels
  • Day 6 Jodhpur
  • Day 7 Udaipur
  • Day 8 Sawai Madhopur & Jaipur
  • Day 9 Khajuraho
  • Day 10 - 11 Arrive in Varanasi and Disembark the Luxury Train
  • Day 12 Varanasi - New Delhi

Arrive at Delhi Airport. Meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at New Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi drive past the Red Fort, - a marvel in red sandstone, the Raj Ghat, - memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, - the largest mosque in India. Proceed to ChandniChowk to savour the ambience of an oriental, crowded bazaar. Continue to New Delhi; pass by India Gate (memorial to the Indian army soldiers who died in the World War I), the RashtrapatiBhavan (formerly the viceroy's residence) and the Parliament House. Visit the imposing Lakshmi Narayan Temple, see the 12th century QutabMinar - gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the Ashoka iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years and the mausoleum of emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. (7 to 8 hours). Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride.

Overnight at New Delhi

After breakfast, travel to Agra by AC luxurious car. Agra in terms of ambiance is still associated with its Mughal period. The Mughals besides being great rulers were also great builders and they preserved their best architectural wonders for Agra & its neighbourhood. It has many wonderful monuments and the TajMahal, the greatest of them all, is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture at its best. The massive but elegant Agra Fort, the delicate artistry of Itimad-ud-daulah’s tomb, the magnificent Taj and Akbar’s deserted capital, FatehpurSikri, are each unique and outstanding.

After Lunch visit Agra Fort - an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Later visit the magnificent fortified ghost city of FatehpurSikriwhichwas built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 as his capital and abandoned 15 years later,allegedly due to a severe scarcity of water. You will visit the graceful buildings within such as the Jami Masjid, the tomb of SalimChisti, the PanchMahal, Diwan I Khas and other palaces. It is a place where Islamic architecture fuses with Hindu and Jain decorative art.

Overnight at Agra

After breakfast visit to TajMahal. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife MumtazMahal, in mid17th century, the TajMahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding.Enjoy Tonga ride.

Overnight at Agra

After Breakfast check out from hotel and travel to New Delhi railway station by AC luxurious car to board luxury train 06:30 pm in the evening towards Jaipur. Note:Reporting time is 4 p.m. at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. At Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway station, once boarding formalities are undertaken you will be afforded a warm and traditional welcome before boarding the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. You will be escorted to your cabin and given a brief familiarization tour by the Khidmatgars with a welcome drink, as we start our week-long journey through Rajasthan.

Overnight at Train

Breakfast will be served on board.Your first stop is Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by RaoJodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. You may admire the grand palaces that lie within, including MotiMahal, Sheesh Mahal, PhoolMahal, SilehKhana and DaulatKhana, before continuing onwards to JaswantThada, a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble, and the impressive UmaidBhawan Palace. After lunch, return to the train. While in Jodhpur, you may shop for exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie dyed fabrics.

Overnight at Train

Breakfast will be served on board. Welcome to Udaipur, the Lake City. Watermarked by whimsy and splendor, the "Venice of the East" holds stage as one of India's truly seductive cities with palaces, havelis, gardens and temples at every turn. Following breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, including a visit to the princely City Palace followed by lunch at a five-star hotel and a trip to the Crystal Gallery this afternoon.

Overnight at Train

One can almost sense a life of the wilderness as the train arrives early this morning in SawaiMadhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja SawaiMadho Singh I. Visit the Ranthambore National Park, a wildlife sanctuary that is considered to be the country’s best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq.kms.is also home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, ratel, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Pay a visit to the AmareshwarMahadeo Temple en route to the imposing Ranthambore Fort to catch a glimpse of the history of Rajasthan. Return to the train and depart for Jaipur, where you have the opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight. Breakfast will be served on board.

You are welcomed to Jaipur by caparisoned elephants and the sweet music of the auspicious 'Shehnai'. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 A.D. To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to HawaMahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honeycombed sandstone windows.This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, eight kms. away, where elephant rides add to the ambiance. Later, you may enjoy shopping for Jaipur’s famous jewelry, handicrafts, carpets, blue pottery and textiles. After lunch at a 5-star hotel, you are off to the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the JantarMantar, the largest observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Enjoy dinner accompanied by a cultural performance and return to the train later this evening.

Overnight at Train

Breakfast will be served on board. Arrive this morning in Khajuraho, a city which exudes passion, eroticism, dance, and other forms of creative arts depicted in the sculpture and images of its temples. These 9th to 12th century temples illustrate the magnificent architecture during the times of the Chandela dynasty. The 85 temples were built in North Indian "Nagara" style, though only 20 of them have survived the harsh weather conditions over time. Return to the train this evening and travel even further back in time to Varanasi.

Overnight at Train

Breakfast will be served on board. Pick up from train and get transferred to the Luxurious Palace hotel in Varanasi by AC car. On Arrival check in to hotel.Take a half-day tour of Varanasi visiting the Bharat Mata temple with its big marble relief map of India, the Durga temple and the modern marble TulsiManas temple whose walls are engraved with scenes and verses from the Ramcharitmanas, the Hindi version of the Ramayana. Also see the New Viswanath temple, one of the tallest in India (non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple). Go around the Benares Hindu University and its museum, and see the mosque of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Evening enjoy Aarti ceremony on banks of river Ganges.

Take an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites. You can see pilgrims bathing and performing rituals on the Ghats, one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Back to hotel, after breakfast check out from hotel and travel to Varanasi airport to board your onward flight to New Delhi.

Tour Ends with Sweet Memories!!!

Accomodations

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • New Delhi – The Oberoi
  • Agra – The Oberoi Amarvilas
  • Varanasi – The Nadesar Palace
  • New Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Khajuraho – Opulent Train - Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

New Delhi – The Oberoi

Stay in style and treasure every moment of your stay with Oberoi hotels in Delhi. With the rich magnificent interiors and warm style of welcoming guests makes it one of the one of the finest hotels in India. Both comfort and convenience falls at your feet when you stay in heart of city and with just 45 minutes’ drive to the airport. You are just one call away to be benefited with personal Butler service at any point of the day! Come celebrate your stay with Oberoi hotels and get the best of it.

Agra – The Oberoi Amarvilas

Stay with Oberoi Amarvillas to witness the greatest love story of India in form of Taj Mahal. Feel like a Mughal emperor with its impressive architecture with its terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and the royal interiors. Ranked as the leading hotels in the world, it ensures all the relaxation amenities like health clubs, beauty sessions to yoga rooms for both body and soul relaxation. Fulfill your appetite with the lavish Indian and international delicacies. One of best creation of Oberoi Groups, Oberoi Amarvillas makes your stay wonderful in Agra.

Varanasi – The Nadesar Palace

Get ready to spoil yourself with the royal treatment you will get with Nadesar Palace in Varanasi. Nadesar Palace is one of the most beautiful stay in Varanasi with its lovely surroundings, nice pool, spacious rooms, good food and a nice bar making it a perfect holiday. Surely it’s one of the best luxury hotels of Varanasi making it an unforgettable and best experience. Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

New Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Khajuraho – Opulent Train - Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The new variant of Palace on Wheels – this train redefines luxury train travel in India and is one of the most opulent trains in India – exquisite interiors, best royal hospitality, luxury sightseeing tours makes this train experience one of the best in the country. Travel through various parts of Rajsthan and central India and cover the best experiences that India has to offer.

  • New Delhi – The Claridges
  • Agra – Trident
  • New Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Khajuraho – Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
  • Varanasi – Taj Ganges Gateway

New Delhi – The Claridges

Feel of Indian tradition and the warmness in welcoming with Indian culture is surely attracts you to stay in The Claridges, Delhi. The rooms are designed by great mastermind to maintain the royalty of the rooms. Along with the well-designed and spacious rooms, all the amenities are as well ensured to make it an enjoyable stay for the guests. Get ready to fall in love with view of greenery and beautiful flora all around you! Experience a truly pleasurable stay with The Claridges.

Agra – Trident

Great ambience, beautiful gardens, excellent views of the fountains all around you are the highlights of Trident, Agra. You will surely be driven to the era of Mughals with the Mughal style architecture made in your room stay. Not only this, you can also experience the heritage theater right at back of the hotel which is very accessible. Trident ensures that you get the best of delicacies prepared by the expert chefs along with the perfect hospitality. Staying in Trident is a surely a treat!

New Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Khajuraho – Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The new variant of Palace on Wheels – this train redefines luxury train travel in India and is one of the most opulent trains in India – exquisite interiors, best royal hospitality, luxury sightseeing tours makes this train experience one of the best in the country. Travel through various parts of Rajsthan and central India and cover the best experiences that India has to offer.

Varanasi – Taj Ganges Gateway

Taj Gateway Ganges is definitely gateway to luxury and calmness in the midst of chaos.it has maintained the Taj standards with its great service, delicious food and beautiful surroundings. Taj Gateway Ganges understands that different people have different reasons of their stay varying from business meetings, leisure visit or family stays. Depending on this it provides luxury services like swimming pool, fitness center and business center to ensure that guests have these facilities whenever they require it. Taj Gateway Ganges makes it a pleasant stay in Varanasi.

Pricing And Availability

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
Place Hotel
New Delhi The Oberoi
Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas
Varanasi The Nadesar Palace
New Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Khajuraho Opulent Train - Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Period - Opulent Price per person
01 Oct 2017 – 15 Apr 2018 For prices contact us
Place Hotel
New Delhi The Claridges
Agra Trident
New Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Khajuraho Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Varanasi Taj Ganges Gateway
Period - Luxury Price per person
01 Oct 2016 – 15 Apr 2017 For prices contact us

Bespoke India Holidays Value Includes

  • All entrances charges in monuments
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and Tonga ride in Agra
  • All transfers including airport transfers by an AC Car (For Opulent and Luxury option large car)
  • All internal air transfers (Varanasi – New Delhi)
  • Full Catering (All meals) in Luxury train as per the itinerary for 5 nights.
  • 2 Mineral Water bottles per person per day
  • All taxes

Bespoke India Holidays Specials

Travelling with Bespoke India Holidays ensures a memorable and hassle free experience with following specials

  • One Special lunch in New Delhi
  • Highly responsive 24x7 support during the tour
  • High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved
  • Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • Special assistance in each city for smooth check-ins

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