Journey Name: The Indian Panorama  |  Journey Duration: Upto 7 days
 
Overview:
Maharaja Express takes you on a regal journey exploring some of the hidden treasures of India. Explore the holy city of Varanasi, cruise through the Ganges, witness the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal, marvel at the carvings in Khajuraho and experience the wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park. You will also visit the city of Nawabs- Lucknow famous for its mouthwatering Mughlai cuisine. With so much to see and explore, along with the experience of the luxury of the Kings, this journey is one you will remember forever! 
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2016
October - December
2017
January - March
 
 
Journey Dates :
  

Month & Year

Dates

October 2016

8

November 2016

5

December 2016

3, 31

January 2017

28

February 2017

25

March 2017

25

 

 
Places Covered:
Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow - Delhi
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Delhi- Jaipur

Today assemble at Safdarjung railway station to commence your royal journey. Enjoy a traditional Indian welcome as you complete all the check-in formalities. Settle into your cabins as the train makes its way to Jaipur. 

Day 02: Jaipur

Today morning you will arrive in the pink city- Jaipur. After breakfast disembark to visit Amber fort. Later proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace to indulge in an exclusive Elephant activity where guests may choose to paint them, feed them or take a joy ride. Then enjoy a delicious royal lunch. Post lunch you can opt for a shopping or local sightseeing to the city Palace complex and Jantar Mantar. You may also choose to play golf or indulge in a relaxing spa session. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train. 

Day 03: Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri

As you enjoy a delectable breakfast the train arrives in Sawai Madhopur. After breakfast, proceed for a rendezvous with the majestic cats at Ranthambore National Park. After the safari return to the train and enjoy a mouthwatering lunch, as the train enters the town of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival, disembark and visit the Sikri fort. Then return to the train to relax. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train. 

Day 04: Agra- Gwalior

Today early morning, disembark and visit the mesmerizing Taj Mahal- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then enjoy a Champagne breakfast atop the Taj Khema with the beautiful views of the Taj Mahal to soak in. then return to the train as it chugs along to Gwalior. Lunch will be served onboard the train. Post lunch, disembark to visit the Gwalior fort, Saas Bahu temple and the Jain cave sculptures. You may also opt for a rejuvenating spa session at the Usha Kiran Palace hotel. In the evening you will visit the Jai Vilas Palace museum followed by Hi tea. Then return to the comforts of the train as it makes its way to the nest destination- Khajuraho. Overnight dinner and stay onboard the train. 

Day 05- Khajuraho

Today enjoy a delicious breakfast onboard the train as it traverses towards Khajuraho. Lunch will be onboard the train. Upon arrival, disembark to visit the famous Western Group of Monuments in Khajuraho. The extraordinary carvings and architecture of these temples represent life in every mood and form in such a way that it is bound to leave you awe-struck.

After visiting  these beautiful temples, you may opt for a rejuvenating spa session at a 5 star hotel or attend the Sound and light show and Dances of India show. Then return to the train to relax as it makes its way to Varanasi. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.  

Day 06: Varanasi

Today as you have your breakfast the train arrives into the holy Hindu city of Varanasi, located on the banks of the Ganges. After breakfast, disembark to visit the Silk Weaving centre followed by a delicious lunch at the Taj Gateway hotel. After lunch you will visit the Sarnath ruins and museum. In the evening proceed to for an amazing boat ride on the river Ganges and witness the evening aarti which is sure is leave you mesmerized. Then return to the train to relax. Overnight stay and dinner onboard the train.

Day 07: Lucknow

Today morning the train arrives into the city of Nawabs- Lucknow. Breakfast will be served onboard the train. Later disembark to visit the Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara and the Rumi Darwaza. After spending the morning exploring the city, have a royal Avadhi lunch at the Vivanta by Taj hotel. Return to the comforts of your royal train. Enjoy an exclusive "Indian evening” which will give you a peek into the diverse and vibrant culture of India. Dinner will be served onboard the train as it leaves for its destination- Delhi. Overnight stay onboard the train.

Day 08: Delhi 

Today after breakfast, disembark from the train as this royal journey comes to an end.

 
Price:

 

Occupancy Type

October 2016 to  March 2017

Total for 7 nights per person (US$)

Single supplement

Twin/Double

Child (5-12 years)

Deluxe Cabins

4510
5980
2990

Junior Suites

8520 9460
4730

Suite

13800
13800
6900

Presidential Suite

23700
23700
11900









  • All costs are in US Dollars.
  • The above cost is a per person per Journey Cost.
  • The above cost does not include 3.625% Govt. Service Tax and is charged extra.
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or any other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
 
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms.
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits.
  • Butler service.
  • Guided off train excursions as illustrated in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board.
  • Porterage at stations.

 
Exclusions:

  • Telephone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands of wines, spirits, beer served in the restaurants and bar).
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation and any tour extensions are not included unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys.
 
Notes – Remarks:

 
Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT TERMS

In case of FIT’s

  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking along with names.
  • Balance payment 60 days prior to the departure.

 


In case of Group Booking
  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Next 25% (i.e. cumulative 50%) of published price 90 days prior to departure.
  • Balance payment 60 days prior to departure along with the naming list.


CANCELLATION
For any cancellation days are counted excluding the date of departure
In case of FIT’s:

  • 60 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.
  • 45 to 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.
  • 0 to 44 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.

 


In case of Group Booking:

  • 90 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.
  • 60 to 89 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.
  • 0 to 59 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.

 
Route Map
 
  • Temperature controlled cabins with state of the art facilities
  • Luxurious food and service on board the train
  • Enjoy a glass of champagne in the backdrop of the splendid Taj Mahal at sunset.
  • Visit and dining at the royal family's residence of Gwalior
  • A visit to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its architecture and exquisite sculptures
  • A visit o Varanasi, holy city on the banks of the River Ganges
  • Lucknow with its dramatic ruins once called "The Constantinople of the East"
  • Jeep safari in Bandhavgarh National Park
 
 
 
Choose one of the below offers for 8 Oct, 1 & 31 Dec 2016 departures - 1. PAY FOR ONE AND YOUR COMPANION PAYS 50% ONLY - On Above departures first adult pays full cost, the second adult sharing the same cabin will get 50% discount on the adult cost. Offer valid till the date of departure and is subject to availability of cabins. OR 2. EARLY BIRD OFFER - Book a Deluxe Room & get a chance to upgrade your room from Deluxe Cabin to Junior Suite by paying only 50% of the difference in Tariff between Junior Suite and Deluxe Cabin. Offer valid till 30th Aug 2016 and is subject to availability.