A news to rejoice for all travel lovers- Indian luxury train Maharajas’ Express train is going to cover one of the largest Dinosaur Fossil Parks in the world, located in Balasinor in Gujarat during the last phase of its weeklong journey – the Indian Splendour.
The other four newly introduced journeys for this season include – Heritage of India, Indian Panorama, Gems of India and Treasures of India. The train is run and operated by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
Situated in Gujarat, Balasinor Fossil Park is a unique tourist destination that uncovers many important chapters of organic evolution, especially of dinosaurs. It was in 1981 that Geological Survey of India while searching for the mineral rich areas accidently discovered dinosaur fossils in Balasinor. During the research, paleontologists discovered over 10,000 dinosaur eggs and reached the conclusion that around 13 species of dinosaurs used to live in Balasinor around 65 million years ago.
What amazing is that at the site in Balasinor, Maharajas’ Express’ guests can not only see the skin and bones of the dinosaurs, but it is the only place in world where tourists can actually hold 65 million years old dinosaurs eggs in their hand. Such exclusivities are good enough to justify Maharajas’ Express fare for the train is known to be the costliest in Asia. Adorned with so many unique destinations, the train is gaining popularity among those who don’t mind paying for experiencing ultimate luxury and lavishness.
Coming back to Balasinor, it is popularly referred to as ‘India’s Jurassic park’ and is believed to be one of the largest clutches of dinosaur hatcheries in the world. Apart from Balasinor, the Indian Splendor itinerary also covers some of the most splendid destinations of Northern and North Western India like Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur. While each destination presents a different flavor of India, the off-train excursions make the guests savor some exclusive moments of royalty in the Indian heartland. Some of the highlights of Indian Splendour itinerary are-
· Champaign breakfast at Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal
· Exhibition elephant polo match in Jaipur
· Royal lunch at Amber Fort, Jaipur
· Camel cart procession and sundowner cocktail on the sand dunes in Bikaner
· Cocktail evening at Hanwant Mahal, Jodhpur with cultural performance
· A sumptuous lunch at City Palace, Udaipur
· Visit to the dinosaur fossil park in Balasinor
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