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Great Indian Royale Palace

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There is another face to India - Its World Heritage Sites. The Heriage Train - Great Indian Royale Palace, explores this side of India. With major UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered by this Royal Train, it becomes the World Heritage Site Train.

Enjoy the scenery of the path as you watch Ellora Caves, Ajanta Caves, Bandhavgardh National Park and such other world heritage sites of India. Moving through the highs and lows of the path makes it more interesting.

Experience Luxury:
  • Enjoy the Royal Luxury in the 21 Coaches the Great Indian Royale Palace has. Out of the 21coaches 11 are passenger cars with 4 coupes each. There are 2 Presidential Suite Cars with 2 coupes each. It has a Conference Car which can be converted into a Dance Floor in the night. There is also a Lounge/ Bar car and a Spa Car. In the Spa Car you can enjoy the Ayurvedic Massage, or a workout in a gym, visit the hairdressing sallon or relax in suana in the running train.
  • For the best dishes to be laid out on board, there are two splendid Restaurant Coaches which serve both Indian and International Dishes.
  • There is also a small letter box in which you can drop letters to your friends and family members.
  • Sit in the Car Library and enjoy the soft music as you read the books.
The Jacquazee
The Jacuquazee
Great Indian Royale Express is a entire palace, the only difference lies that this palace runs from one place to another. From the tiny chandeliers to bartanders to spa, its the Royal Ambiance you will live in for the next seven days. It includes your Royal Suite !

Great Indian Dancing Floor
The Dancing Floor
The Indian Royale Expess has also a ball room which comes to life in the night. So if you want to dance in the twinkling lights then, be here for the best moments on the floor.



The Great Indian Royale PalaceItinerary:
Glance through the travel itinerary of the palace on wheels and get ready to relish the lavish lifestyle of the kings. The journey is for eight days and seven nights. Departure from Mumbai on Wednesday 1530 hrs evening from April to September.

Day 1: Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Day 2: Daulatabad
Day 3:Jalogaon
Day 4:Katni
Day 5:Agra
Day 6: Jaipur
Day 7:Udaipur
Day 8: Mumbai
Tour ends


Detailed Itinerary

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus : Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the Railway Station from where your journey begins. Your Royal Journey begins in the later half of the day. The Great Indian Royale express leaves at 15 : 30 sharp in the evening but you are suppose to be at the station about two hours before the departure. Your journey will begin with a entire evening to explore the beautiful Indian Royale Express. Be there in the Bar or pock a book in the library or have a coffee in the Restaurant of the Royal Wheels.

Daulatabad : You will arive at the Daulatabad Railway Station at the early hours of 6 : 00 a.m. After a refreshing tea and snacks, get down for a tour to Daulatabad Fort and Ellora Caves in Aurangabad. Aurangabad is near to Daulatabad and can be reached by road. Ellora Caves are the Buddhist Caves which were carved out in the mid of 350 AD to 700 AD. In total there are 34 Ellora Caves which are buddhist caves which not only depict various forms of Buddhists but also include the carvings of Hindu Gods like Lord Shiva, Parvati, Durga and some animals. After a late lunch in the evening return back to the Coach for the Train. The Train departs from here at 1600 hrs. The dinner will be served overboard. The morning shall see you at Jalgaon.

Jalgaon : Again you reach Jalgaon at early morning hours of 06:00 a.m. After breakfast on board, leave for the further journey to Ajanta Caves through Air Conditioned Coach. Ajanta Caves, the World Heritage Site are one of the finest forms of Rock Cut Architecture in India. Constructed in the 3rd Century these are considered to be the Buddhist Masterpieces. Here you will find the beautiful images of Buddha lying in famous forms. Some of the are very famous like the Sleeping Buddha and the Meditating Buddha. Lunch will be on board. While having lunch proceed for the next destination - Katni. Meanwhile you can enjoy the Ayurvedic Spa on board to relax your tired muscles. Dinner with exotic dishes will be served on board.

Katni : You will reach Katni, a Sub - District in Madhya Pradesh at 6 : 00 a.m. After an early breakfast, start your journey for Bandhavgardh National Park. It takes two hours to reach the National Park by coach. ( The Coach used will be Non - Air Conditioned). An early breakfast at the National Park. After this a tour in the Badhavgarh Village where you will be shown how village arts like pottery making, weaving , hat making are done. A demo of the village cooking style will also be shown. This will be followed by lunch. At 14 30 hrs your will be taken for a Jungle Safari. The Jeep Safari will for the next two hours. In the evening get back to the waiting coaches, from where you will be taken back to Katni Railway Station. The evening refreshments and dinner will be on board. Take a deep sleep in your coach.

Agra : The first sunlight will wake you up in the land of Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world. After refreshing tea and subsequent breakfast on board, get ready to be in the Air - Conditioned Coach which awaits you. The first destination is Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is a five Storey Palace. Once the Capital of India in of the Mughal Empire in the Akbars reign from 1571 to 1585. It was later on abandoned due to lack of water and thus Agra became the capital. A World Heriatge Sites, it is here the Nine Jewels of Akbar including Birbal were born. Lunch will be at a luxury hotel. After noon, be prepared the wonder of wonders - The Taj Mahal. Made in the memory of his beloved wife Noorjahan, Shah Jahan had the hands chopped off of the makers of the this wonder, so that no such thing could ever be made, again. The next destination is the Agra Fort from where you will be taken back to the Royal train for a stumpuous dinner feast on board.

Jaipur : At 6:15 am you will reach Gandhinagar Railway Station of Jaipur City. Jaipur also called the Pink City of Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful cities of India. A land of Palaces and Royal Mansions, its one of the best cities to move in. After breakfast on board, be ready for a ride up hill to the Amber Fort on the back of Elephant. See the Royal ambiance of the Palace in its fountains, carvings, Suraj Pol and the Royal Kings and Queens Room. The lunch will be at one of the best known hotels of the Jaipur City. After savouring the exotic delicacies of Rajasthan, get on the coach to see the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar. City Palace is the most beautiful Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar is the ages old observatory made by Sawai Madho Singh Maharajh to see the changes in the Galaxy. At 17 : 30 hrs get back on the coach to proceed to the Railway Station for the Grand Royale Express Train. The train Shall proceed towards Udaipur City with Dinner onbaord. You can have the dinner of your own choice which includes India, Continental and Chinese Food.

Udaipur : You will reach Udaipur quite early in the morning at 05:30 a.m. After breakfast onboard get ready for a sightseeing of the city which includes seeing the Royal ages havelis of Rajasthan out of which some are even 100 years old! By 12 : 00 return back to the Royale Express to proceed towards Railway Station. Overnight onboard.

The dinner will be served on board. You will reach Mumbai at 08: 00 a.m.

Highlights
  • Daulatabad - Ellora Caves
  • Jalgaon - Ajanta Caves
  • Katni -Bandhavgardh National Park
  • Agra - The Taj Mahal
  • Jaipur - City Palace and Jantar Mantar
Tariff:
Tarrif per person per night for Deluxe Cabin
» Single Occupancy INR 22200
» Double Occupancy INR 10400
» Triple Occupancy INR 93000
» Tarrif per person per night Presidential Suite
» Single Occupancy INR 18800
» Double Occupancy INR 13200
» Triple Occupancy INR 15000
There can be changes in the fare which need to be checked before booking


Suggestions
  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age. Taxes as per Govt. of India rules.
  • Tickets have to be booked days before the Train begans. The train begans in the month of April and runs till September. For the rest of the months, the train is kept for maintenance. Ticket booking depends on the availability.
  • The fair of train includes things like all meals, accommodation on single basis, transportation by air conditioned coaches (except in Katni), 01 jeep safari to bandhavgarh national park, elephant and jeep safari at amber fort, unlimited bottles of mineral water, service tax levied by Govt. Of India and English Speaking Guide at all places. For further information, contact us.
  • The train begins from Mumbai and ends at Mumbai.
  • Tariff all inclusive of travel/catering/conducted sight-seeing/entrance fee at monuments / parks / palaces / cultural programme / camel ride / boat ride / rickshaw ride and for still cameras, except for video cameras, liquor, laundry and other items of personal nature.@ 3.09% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Palace on Wheels. Tariff Subject to change without notice.

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