Delhi-Jaipur AC Double Decker Train to ply from June05, 2012

The wait for double-decker A.C. train from Jaipur to Delhi gets prolonged. The AC Double Decker train that was slated to ply from May 20, 2012 will now ply from June 5, 2012.

It will have 13 coaches with a seating capacity for 120 passengers in each coach. The lower floor of the train has a capacity of 70 passengers while the upper floor has a capacity of 50 passengers.

The Train would depart from Jaipur at 06.00 am and would reach Gurgaon at 09.38 am, Delhi Cant at 10.05 am and Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 10.30 am.

The fares are as follows –

(a) Jaipur to Gurgoan – Rs 327
(b) Jaipur to Delhi Cant – Rs 337
(c) Jaipur to Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rs 347


Detailed Itinerary of Maharaja Express’s “Heritage of India” Tour

Tour Duration: 08 Days / 07 Nights
Places covered: Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi

Tariff: Total for seven nights per person on double occupancy basis from $ 5, 560 (Deluxe Cabin)

Detailed itinerary

DAY 01: (Saturday) Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta
After traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train.
Dinner on board.
DAY 02: (Sunday) Ajanta Caves
Visit the world heritage site of Ajanta :
Marvel the rock cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C. with their exquisite frescoes and sculptures.
DAY 03: (Monday) Udaipur
Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience traditional hospitality over lunch at an exclusive venue and later proceed for an optional walking tour through the colourful and vibrant Old Market or visit the Vintage car collection of the royal family or enjoy an enthralling Sound and Light show in the Palace.
DAY 04: (Tuesday) Jodhpur
A ride through countryside brings you to Jodhpur. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Ivlehrangark Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue. Enjoy visit to a local village as a optional activity.
DAY 05: (Wednesday) Bikaner
Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner.
Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgark Palace Museum or Camel breeding Farm or shop for Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh.
Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sunclowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.
DAY 06: (Thursday) Jaipur
The ‘Pink City of Jaipur welcomes you with an exhibition elephant polo match and champagne lunch at an exclusive venue. Thereafter, proceed for visit to the impregnable Amber Fort followed by free time for optional activities-shopping/Spa/Golfing/visit to City Palace.
DAY 07: (Friday) Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri
Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Continue the journey to see the fascinating royal court complex of Fatehpur Sikri.
DAY 08: (Saturday) Agra
Disembark in Agra – Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by champagne breakfast. Continue to Delhi as your journey comes to an end.

* Subject to change

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“Urs Special” train from Udaipur to Ajmer announced.

For the convenience of passengers during 800th Khwaja Urs fair at Ajmer, IRCTC will run “Urs Special” from Udaipur to Ajmer and back.

The Train No. 09615 to depart from Ajmer on 27 May at 12.30 am and will reach Udaipur at 5.30 am. Similarly on the return, Train No. 09616 will depart from Udaipur at 4.30 pm and will reach Ajmer at 10 pm.

The annual celebration at the Dargah or tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti, in Ajmer will be observed with great fervor from June03 to 09 this year. The celebrations continue for six days, commencing with the hoisting of a white flag on the tomb by the Sajdanashin.

New Cubs Sighted at Ranthambore National Park.


After two new tiger cubs were spotted in the month of April, the wildlife authorities in Ranthambore were elated after they found T-39 with a cub on Monday. With this, the number of cubs born in the last 10 months has gone up to 21.

The total number of tigers in the park has now gone up to 47 which include 26 adults (12 males and 14 females) and 21 cubs, according to the wildlife authorities at the Ranthambore National Park.

The wildlife authorities have also said that T-17 tigress in the park is also pregnant as judged by her behavioral changes. Usually, a tigress hides her cub for three months, so we will have to wait for three months for confirmation.

Some of the wildlife enthusiasts including state tourism and environment minister Bina Kak have shared pictures of T-39 with a cub and many tiger lovers have expressed happiness.

This might be a right time to visit the park and you could be the lucky one to get a glimpse of these little cubs and their frivolity :)

Maharajas’ Express Heritage of India to Embark on its Maiden Voyage in October

The latest in the repertoire of Indian luxury trains, Maharajas’ Express concluded a successful seasonal run after going through several changes in terms of journeys, operators and tariff. The operators of Maharajas’ Express, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have introduced five new journeys for the upcoming run season. Heritage of India is one of the five journeys introduced by this Indian luxury train and will embark on its maiden voyage on 6th October, 2012.

The recently introduced Heritage of India journey is an endeavor to encapsulate the real heritage of India during 8 days and 7 night’s journey on board Maharajas’ Express.

The week long rail journey encompasses various destinations in India which include Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra and Delhi.This uber-luxe train has a capacity to accommodate 88 passengers in its 43 well-appointed cabins which includes a presidential suite spanning over entire carriage offering grandness and exclusivity to its guests.

The cabins of this Indian luxury train are outfitted with various state of the art amenities which include LCD television, individual temperature control, electronic safe and attached bathroom among others. Besides above mentioned facilities, there are two suave restaurants, a lounge bar and a souvenir coach which add wonders to the opulence of this weeklong sojourn on board Maharajas’ Express train. The highlight of this lavish train is the meticulously designed itineraries that come coupled with various exclusive insider experiences making it one of the most enticing journeys in India.

Maharaja’s Express Heritage of India: Tour Schedule


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Kanak Vrindavan Valley

Kanak Vrindavan valley is a picturesque spot located in the desert lands of Jaipur, Rajasthan. This beautiful valley is placed on the bed of Nahargarh hills in the vicinity of Amber Fort, at Jaipur – Amber road. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur, labeled it as Kanak VrindavanValley, some 280 years ago. The Maharaja was so possessed with this place that he consequently built a temple dedicated to Shri Govind Devji in the same complex.

According to the religious beliefs, waters from numerous rivers are intermingled here for carrying out the Ashwamedh Yagna which is why Kanak Vrindavan Valleyis also believed to be a sacred place in Jaipur. The temples in the valley are decorated with fine carving and look exquisite with exotic chhatris (cenotaphs), lattice and mirror work.

Kanak Vrindavan Valley lies between the Aravalli ranges and one can capture its beautiful view from all the three forts of Jaipur. The vast plantation of Dhok and Kadamba trees in a sequence within the valley adds to its beauty along with water cascades, brooks, blooming flowers and lotus ponds.

Divided into eight sections, the garden comprises a series of fountains. The picture of the garden is amazing and one cannot describe its beauty in words. Kanak Vrindavan valley is simply breathtaking and due to its inexplicable charm, it has made background to many Bollywood movies.

At night, when the temple is brightly lit, it offers a heavenly picture on the earth itself. The sounds of chants and hymns offered to the God complete the celestial picture of the place. If you are on a trip to Jaipur, do not miss this enchanting valley which is always in bloom.


Rajasthan Fashion Week

Fashion industry is turning out once again to roll out red carpet for the first edition of Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW 2012).

The three-day fashion extravaganza will start in Jaipur on May 24 till May26, 2012  at the prestigious Marriott, Jaipur, where as many as 30 national and international designers along with 40 top and super models will participate, designers like Shaahid Amir, Rohit Verma, Lina Tipnis, Poonam Patel, Shilpa Marigold, will showcase their collections. India’s top listed Choreographer Achla Sachdev is taking the lead to provide phenomenal Extravaganza on the Ramp of RFW 2012.

Jaipur being one of the favorite hubs for textile and craft serves the Indian as well as International fashion fraternity with a world class platform to interact with each other. Thus the Rajasthan Fashion Week in Jaipur would be instrumental in promoting the best of fashion design talent from across the country. This event in the Pink City will bring together almost everybody linked to the fashion industry – from models, top designers to choreographers and makeup artists to the fashion connoisseurs.


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