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To get to know India with Royal Orient
It costs less than what you think!

Offer No. 01/15, from September 2002 to April 2003

Welcome to a rare delight. We take you and your family back in time: to the age of Maharajas and Maharanis, Kings and Queens. This exotic train will carry you to two of the world's most culturally fascinating states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. You cross the great Indian desert at nights and take day trips to charming places of tourist interest. By luxury coaches we will transport you to palaces and forts steeped in legends of heroism and chivalry. You will feel the spirituality of ancient Jain templecity. You will soak your feet in warm waters of the Arabian Sea and enjoy safari in jungles to see lions, the only ones outside Africa. You will shop for exquisite handicrafts as old as history.

The Royal Orient has been provided with personalised service by liveried attendants that only royalty was privileged. Thirteen coaches and saloons have been made for you, inspired from the palaces of mighty kingdoms, for seven memorable days. You will wake up to see Aravalli horizon, watching the moon lift slowly up the twilight to glimmer on domes and minarets of a bygone era.. The Royal Orient is fitted with all modern conveniences. The train is airconditioned . Bar with all your favourite drinks and some new ones too are available there.

Travel route: Delhi - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Modhera (Mehsana) - Patan - Ahmedabad - Sasan Gir Lion Reservat - (Delwada) - Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach - Diu - Palitana - Sarkhej - Ranakpur - Shilpgram - (Udaipur) - Amber - Jaipur - Delhi Cantonment

Day 1 Wednesday: Delhi
Meeting at noon in Delhi Cantonement Railway station. Officers of Gujarat Tourism will be available to greet you. Memorable journey starts at 1500 hrs.

Day 2 Thursday: Chittaurgarh - Udaipur
Arrival at Chittaurgarh Railway Station, where traditional welcome will be extended. You will visit historic 7th century fort, Rajasthan's noblest, known for its tragic history. Leave for Udaipur, where you will have lunch at Lake Palace Hotel or similar. Visit City Palace and Royal Garden. (Sahelion ki Bari). Leave for Mehsana and dinner on board.

Day 3 Friday: Mehsana (Modhera) - Patan - Ahmedabad
Visit famous Sun Temple on a wheel of a chariot, built in 1026 A.D. The temple is imposing structure and is counted among best specimens of the Indian art and architecture. Patan once saw the rise and fall of the great Solanki Rajput dynasty.It is home of famous Patola silk saris.The greater reminder of the golden period of Gujarat under the Solanki kings is the Queens's Stepwell, Rani ki Vav, built in 1050 A.D. The stepwell is the oldest and perhaps the grandest among the 120 plus stepwells in Gujarat. We come to the capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. It means different things to different people. For architects, it is a rich repository of maginficent styles - from the Indo-Saracenic times to 15th century Muslim monuments, from the experimental modern styles, to the legendary Le Corbusier. You will visit the Siddi Saiyad mosque (1571A.D).with its exquisite windows of pierced stonetracery and architectural delight. In quiet corner of Ahmedabad, called Sabarmati, you will walk along the most revered precinet in the history of modern India - the Gandhi Ashram. The austere habitat from where the 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi gave human race one of its remarkable ways of the life of non-violence. The visit to Calico Museum, one of the finest museumsin the world, will be another memorable experience.

Day 4 Saturday: Sasan Gir (Delwada) Ahmedpur Mandvi - Diu
Arrival in Gir Forest, the only place in the world outside Africa where the Lion can be seen in its natural habitat. Ahmedpur Mandvi - one the fine beaches of Gujarat. Across Ahmedpur Mandvi lies the island Diu. A sensuous blend of sun, sand and deep blue sea. Another attraction at Diu is the fort of Diu. Leave for Palitana.

Day 5 Sunday: Palitana
After breakfast leave for temple city of Palitana, built on the peaks of two hills joined together, where 863 temples stand in perfect shape. The 3572 steps can be climbed or we will provide you with chairlings free of charge to be carried on human shoulders. Lunch will be served on board. Visit Sarkhej, an open air ----museum of Indian way of life, with rustic delights. You have a chance to eat in Indian way, but if you are skeptical, you can also have dinner in the train.

Day 6 Monday Udaipur - Ranakpur
After breakfast excursion Ranakpur temples built in 1440., and made of intricatelly sculpted white marble. It would take any body by surprise that they are so old but so well preserved.The main temple is supported by 1444 pillars none of which are similarly carved.You will proceed to visit Shilpgram a village of handworkers where you have the chance to see how work of arts are produced.

Day 7 Tuesday: Amber - Jaipur
Apart from normal sightseeing, lunch will be served at Trident Hotel or similar. Sightseeing of Amber Fort, City Palace and Observatorium. You will have dinner at Maurya Sheraton or similar.

Day 8 Wednesday: Delhi
You reach back to Delhi Cantonment Railway Station early morning at about 7.00 am - end of the memorable tour.

Notice: Change and improvement in Royal Orient Programm possible.

Price of above tour from Delhi to Delhi with full pension on board and with connected sightseeing, entrance fees to the monuments will be included in the programme. Price per person:
Single Occupancy 350 US $ x 7 days = 2450 US $ 263 US $ x 7 days = 1841 US $
Double occupancy 200 US $ x 7 days = 1400 US $ 150 US $ x 7 days = 1050 US $
Triple occupancy 175 US $ x 7 days = 1225 US $ 132 US $ x 7 days = 924 US $
Royal Orient can be booked for a minimum of 3 nights.
Children below 5 years are permitted free, but for age between 5 years & 12 years are charged only 50 %.
Please excuse that we cannot provide persons to share room with you.

1 US Dollar = approx. 1,15 Euro
Currency change possible

Not included in the price are the services not mentioned in the programme: International flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and sightseeing of Delhi; drinks, laundry charges and personal purchases. Euro 50,- visa fees are also not included.
Since US Dollar/ Euro prices are ever changing, you can either pay in US Dollar, which remains unchanged or in Euro, which will be calculated on the rate prevailing on the day of payment. Booking will only be considered effective when an advance is received by us. If full payment is not received before 60 days of departure, the booking will automatically be cancelled. Cancellation charges will be regulated as under:

60 days prior to the tour DM 300,-
59 to 45 days of the tour 50 %
45 to 30 day of the tour 75 %
30 to 0 day 100 %

We advise you to insure yourself against all risks.
We can arrange your international flights and quote prices for Lufthansa, Air India, Delta, SAS, Swiss Air, KLM, Alitalia, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, PIA, Biman etc. with convenient connections, transfers from airport to hotel and to the Royal Orient and return as well as sight seeing of Delhi, with hotels or other extension programmes of your choice.

Vermerk: Verbesserungen bzw. Änderungen in Royal Orient Programm möglich

We strongly recommend prolongation of this tour by extension to Agra to see the world famous Taj Mahal, which is described as a poem of love. Price per person . . . Euro 99,-

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Asra Orient Reisen GmbH
Kaiserstraße 50
60329 Frankfurt / Main
Tel.: 069 - 25 30 98 / 25 62 72 - 0
Fax: 069 - 23 20 45 / 25 62 72 74
E-Mail: Info@AsraOrient.de
Internet: http://Asra-Orient.com