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MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS to come with amazing surprises this Christmas and New Year

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Maharaja’s Express is an awarded and much-loved Indian luxury train which who wouldn’t love to board at least once in life! So if you too are fancying a royal sojourn on this luxury train but concerned about the tariff and out of budget journey packages then here’s a good news for you! Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure brings to you two amazing offers on these journeys ! 

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One of the most popular luxury trains in India, Maharajas’ Express has lined-up four special departures during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Get all geared up to make your celebrations even better and lavish on-board this ‘luxury on wheels’.  Following are the departures:

  • The Heritage of India (17th Dec 2016) – This 7 night / 8 day journey covers Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi.
  • Treasures of India (25th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey covers Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • Gems of India (28th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey offers a visit to Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • The Indian Panorama (31st Dec 2016)- This 7 night / 8 day journey offers visit to Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.

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Another highlight of Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure is two amazing offers on these journeys. The offers are valid till the date of departure of the journeys and is subject to availability of cabins.

  • OFFER 1- 50 percent discount

The first offer on the above departures states that on booking a cabin on twin sharing basis the first adult pays the full cost but the second sharing the cabin will avail 50% discount on the adult cost. This offer is applicable for all nationalities. In clear terms, if you and your partner are going, you pay for one and your companion pays 50 percent only

  • OFFER 2- Early bird offer

The second offers states that on booking a Deluxe Room, the guest gets a chance to upgrade his room from Deluxe Cabin to Junior Suite, by just paying only 50% of the difference in Tariff between these two. This offer is valid till 30thNovember 2016. This offer too is applicable for all nationalities.

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All the journeys of Maharaja Express are very meticulously-planned and offer a visit to some of India’s best destinations. The itineraries include sightseeing, special meals, shopping and other memorable experiences. The décor of the train is gorgeous and the hospitality is impeccable. The luxury train has 43 guest cabins along with two multi-cuisine restaurants – Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal. The train also features a souvenir coach and a lounge. Have a memorable journey, amid modern world-class comforts.

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For more information, you may visit http://www.maharajas-express-india.com

IRCTC announced special packages for ‘Bharat Darshan’

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For an avid traveller, there is an incredible opportunity coming up which was announced by IRCTC on Tuesday. The train will take you for “Bharat Darshan” including various historical and pilgrimage destinations across the country at really affordable prices. The journey will take place from October- December in various lots.

The train comprises of two luggage and 15 sleeper coaches including a pantry. These packages will include accommodation, sightseeing, vegetarian food and road transportation.img_7294

The schedule of the trains will be as below:

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Departure October 4 from Chandigarh

Tour span- 6 days

Places- Shirdi- Saisignapur-Trayambakeshwar.

Boarding stations- Ambala, Kurukshetra,Karnal, Panipat, Delhi Cantt, Rawari and Jaipur

Fare- 5,020 per person

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Departure- October 14 from Varanasi

Tour Span- 13 days

Places- Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Thirvananthpuram, Kochi, Tirupati and Malikarjun

Fare- 10,870 per person

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Departure- November 2 from Chandigarh

Places- Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Thirvananthpuram, Kochi, Tirupati and Malikarjun

Fare- 10,870 per person

For more information, visit http://www.irctctourism.com/

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Special Train Between Jaipur And Delhi For Summer Vacations

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Before the summer vacations officially begin, the Indian Railways have introduced extra special trains between Delhi and Jaipur from April 10 to June 29, 2016.
Keeping in mind the rush each year, the summer special train works on the same day departure and return journey. The train will leave Jaipur at 7:55 am to reach Sarai Rohilla in Delhi at 1:20 pm the same day. The return train will depart from Sarai Rohilla, Delhi at 2:30 pm to reach Jaipur at 7:55 pm.

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The main station on which the train halts are Gandhinagar Station Jaipur, Dausa, Bandikui, Alwar, Rewari, Gurgaon and Delhi Cantt. The superfast train run on 6 days a week except Thursdays.

 

Experience Different Aspects Of Rajasthan With The Desert Circuit

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With the increasing number of tourists visiting the colorful state of Rajasthan, the IRCTC has introduced a royal train to the state, specially designed to cater to the middle class.

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The Desert Circuit is a semi – luxurious train which offers a package of 4 nights and 5 days. The train departs s from New Delhi on a five day odyssey with an array of deluxe facilities. The ‘Desert Circuit covers Rajasthan’s famed cities of sprawling deserts Jaisalmer and the eclectic heritage of the Pink City – Jaipur.

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This special train which runs on the lines of the royal Palace on Wheels has its first halt at Jaisalmer for 2 days where tourists can enjoy the camel safari, sunset and visit the Sonar Haveli, Patwa Ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake and many others. The next halt is in the Pink City, where the tourists get to visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and other tourist spots.

Shekhawati gets broad gauge connectivity to Delhi and Haryana

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Shekhawati the popular frescoed town of Rajasthan on Tuesday received the best gift from Railway Ministry of India! The tourist town, known as the ‘open air art gallery’ got the direct connectivity of rail route for Haryana, NCR, followed by Mumbai and Ahmadabad via broad gauge.

The first train of the route ‘Sikar Delhi Sarai Rohilla’ was flagged of by Rail Minister on August 01, 2015 along with another passenger Train between Sikar and Rewari via Loharu.

With this remarkable initiative, the people who wish to visit Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Chirawa, Pilani and Rewari, Loharu will get direct train access from Haryana and Delhi without visiting Jaipur.

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Sikar, Jhunjhunu, and other parts of Shekhawati region are the most visited tourist destinations for their magnificent havelis (mansions) and incredibly painted walls. Earlier, the tourists and domestic travelers had to come to Jaipur to reach their destinations. Now they can directly board a train from Sikar and reach Rewari, Gurgaon and New Delhi via Jhunjhunu-Chirawa-Loharu route. Also to return they will have a direct train from these destinations for New Delhi itself.

 

Special train for Baba Ramdev Fair in Rajasthan

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In view of the heavy rush of devotees of Baba Ramdev for his annual fair , the Indian railway has started a “Mela Special Train” from Jodhpur to Ramdevra from August 19, 2014.

The first Mela Special Train has chugged on the wheels from Jodhpur at 09.30 am. Below is the list of stations where the Mela Stations will halt.

Rai Ka Bagh : 09.37 am

Mandore : 09.50 am

Marwar Mathania : 10.08 am

Tinwari : 10.19 am

Osian : 10.39 am

Faloudi : 11.45 am

Ramdevra : 01.00 pm

On return from Ramdevra to Jodhpur, the Mela Specia train will begin its journey from Ramdevra at 02.00 pm and halt at following stations:-

Faloudi : 02.38 pm

Osian : 03.27 pm

Tinwari : 03.55 pm

Marwar Mathania : 04.07 pm

Mandore : 04.28 pm

Rai ka Bagh : 04.40 pm

Jodhpur : 05.30 pm

 

 

Jaipur Lucknow Tri-weekly train started from February 04, 2014

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Railways’ another promised train will run on tracks from Today. The train 19715/19716 Jaipur-Lucknow Junction (LJn), announced in the rail budget 2013-14, will start run from February 4 from Lucknow Jn as a special train 09718. From February 7, it will start running regularly from Jaipur and from February 8 from LJn.

19715, will run from Jaipur on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday while train 19716 will run from Lucknow on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. It will depart from Jaipur at 09:45 pm to reach Lucknow at 10:25 am the next day. In the return direction, the train will depart from Lucknow at 12:25 pm to reach Jaipur at 01:45 am.

The train will stop at Kanpur Central, Kanpur Anwarganj, Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Kasganj, Hathras city, Mathura Cantt., Mathura Jn, Acchnera, Bharatpur, Nadwai, Kherli, Bandikui, Dausa and Gandhinagar en route in both the directions.