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The Indian Maharaja

Duration : 07Nights / 08Days
Destination : Aurangabad - Jaipur - Udaipur - Agra - Delhi

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Tour Itinerary :

Day 1 : Wednesday - Arrive Mumbai

Meet and greet at 1600 hrs at Victoria Terminus (now also called as Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus) Railway Station to board the train. Dinner and overnight on board the train the train travels from Mumbai to Daulatabad (Aurangabad)

Day 2 : Thursday - Aurangabad

Morning arrive at Daulatabad. After breakfast on board, proceed for sightseeing of Ellora Caves (22 kms/1 hr). Ellora is one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. Just 30 kms Northwest of Aurangabad, Ellora is easily accessible from the nearby major towns. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva.
Lunch at a City Hotel.
Then drive to Ajanta (100 kms / 3 hrs) for sightseeing.
Ajanta - Famous for its caves, is one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognised as the World Heritage site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depict the story of Buddhism that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. Later, drive to Jalgaon railway station to board the train (55 kms / 1 ½ hrs). (In the meantime, the train will arrive from Daulatabad to Jalgaon to receive the guests). Dinner on board the train which then leaves for overnight journey to Udaipur.

Day 3 : Friday - Udaipur

Arrive Udaipur, Late brunch on board the train. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. As capital of the old Mewar State it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion.
From the late 16th century, peace brought about an era of renaissance in the arts and encouraged the building of beautiful palaces around the lake, culminating in the City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in the world. The lake itself is a romantic setting surrounding the gleaming white Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir, a refuge of the rebel Mughal prince, Shah Jahan, soon to be the creator of the incomparable Taj Mahal.
Proceed for Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur City. Visit the vast and exquisite City Palace, a well-fortified, majestic white monument. The main entrance, a triple-arched gate named the Tripolia, was built in 1725 and is a marvel. The Suraj Gokhada, the Balcony of the Sun, where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in times of trouble to the people to restore their confidence, is also a fascinating sight. Also visit the Cristal Gallery. Drive past Fateh Sagar Lake; visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids-of-Honor, which has numerous fountains in four pools, embellished with delicately chiseled kiosks and elephants. The garden brings to the fore the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies, who once strolled through these gardens. Continue to visit Jagdish Temple, a 16th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is the largest and most splendid temple in Udaipur. In the evening take a cruise on Lake Pichola to visit Jag Mandir Palace

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