Journey Name: The Heritage of India  |  Journey Duration: Upto 10 days
 
Overview:
From the bustling city of Mumbai to the tranquility at Bikaner, this journey covers it all. Welcome aboard the Maharaja Express which offers insight into the vibrant and diverse world of India. Visit majestic forts, enjoy sunset on the sand dunes at Bikaner, explore the ultimate sybmol of true love-the Taj Mahal and meet the glorious tigers at Ranthambore in sheer luxury on one of the epic train of India- the Maharaja Express, With so much to see and explore this journey across the heart of India offers insights into the rich culture and heritage of this wonderland called India.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2016
October - December
2017
January - March
April - June
 
 
Journey Dates :

  

Month & Year

Dates

October 2016

22

November 2016

19

December 2016

17

January 2017

14

February 2017

11

March 2017

11

April 2017

8

 

 
Places Covered:
Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Mumbai - Ajanta

Welcome to a royal journey aboard the Maharajas Express as you start your journey of the Heritage of India 

In the evening you will check in and enjoy a traditional welcome even as you complete your registration formalities

Board the train and relax in you cabins as the train makes its way to Ajanta

Dinner and overnight stay onboard the Maharaja train

Day 2: Ajanta

After breakfast, head out for an excursion to Ajanta caves which are rock-cut caves dating back to as far as 2nd Century B.C and depicting Hindu Buddhist and Jain sculptures.

Return to the train for a delicious lunch. The evening is at leisure as the train makes its way to Udaipur

Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

Day 3: Udaipur

Today after breakfast head out for a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery.

Then proceed to enjoy a royal lunch at Sarkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace also known as Jagmandir Palace.

After lunch you have the choice of returning to the train to relax or indulge yourself in a rejuvenating spa session or embark a walking tour to the Old Bazaar.  You may also see the sound and light show (if time permits).

Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

Day 4: Jodhpur

Today after breakfast you have the morning at leisure. You can either go for the Bishnoi village tour (optional) or take a relaxing spa session at a leading hotel in the city.

Post a delectable and lavish lunch, embark on an expedition to the Old Clock Tower Market followed by a leisurely trip across the Mehrangarh Fort. You can even enjoy a tuk-tuk ride.

Later you will enjoy an amazing Royal Cocktail Dinner with a cultural performance at the Hanwant Mahal.

Later return to the train to relax. Overnight stay onboard the train as the train makes its way to Bikaner 

Day 5: Bikaner

On arrival in the city, you can take an optional tour to either Deshnok temple(Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or Camel breeding farm or choose to shop for Kundan jewelry

In the afternoon, you will head to the Junagarh Fort.

After lunch take a ride on a camel cart nearby Sam sand dunes. Later in the evening, enjoy a sand dune excursion. Then enjoy cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists as you relish some cocktails and barbecue dinner.

Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train

Day 6: Jaipur

After breakfast embark on a local sightseeing spree across the heart of Jaipur

Do not miss to relish on the Exhibition Elephant Polo Match and a lavish lunch with champagne

Explore the irrefutable Amber Fort post lunch

Then you may chose to take a relaxing spa session at a 5 star hotel or go shopping or participate I golf or visit the City Palace

Overnight stay and dinner onboard the train.

Day 7: Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) - Agra

Today morning, head out for an exciting safari in the Ranthambore National Park.

After having n exciting day morning with the majestic tigers, savour on the brunch aboard the Maharajas' Express while you will travel down to your next destination, Fatehpur Sikri

On reaching the city, you can visit the local attractions housed here such as Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri is a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Overnight stay and dinner onboard the train.

Day 8: Agra - Delhi

Early morning on the last day of this royal journey, you will travel to Agra, home to the grand structure Taj Mahal- a symbol of love. The Pride of India, Taj Mahal is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Later, you can take enjoy in a lavish breakfast accompanied with Champanage at Taj Khema

Then return to the train to relax. In the afternoon as you relish you lunch the train will make its way to Delhi where you disembark as this royal journey comes to an end.

The Heritage of India sojourn comes to an end.

 
Price:

Occupancy Type

October 2016 to April 2017 

Total for 7 nights per person (US$)

Single supplement

Twin/Double

Child (5-12 years)

Deluxe Cabins

5160

6840

3420

Junior Suites

8910

9890

4950

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.
  • Validity - April 2015 - April 2016
  • 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 spirit.
  • Butler Service.
  • Guided off train excursions inclusive of entrance fees and services of a guide
  • Still camera fee
  • 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)
  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Pre and post tour arrangements.
  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys
 
Notes – Remarks:

 
Terms and Conditions:


  • Maharajas Express start its journey on Saturday (from Mumbai)

  • All applicable taxes will be charged extra

  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.

    Single child (5-12 years) - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.

  • Two children travelling with parents will be accommodated in a separate cabin, where first child pays 50% of the adult fare and the second child will have to pay the adult cost.

  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins except in the Presidential Suite car.

  • There will be a surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.


 

BOOKING:

25% of ticket including taxes 90 days prior to departure

75% of ticket value including taxes 60 days prior to departure.


 

CANCELLATION:

25% of ticket value until 60 days prior to departure.

50% of ticket value between 59 to 45 days prior to departure. 

100% of ticket value between 44 to 0 days prior to departure.





 
Route Map
 
  • Temperature controlled cabins with state of the art facilities 
  • Luxurious food and service on board the train
  • Supper at the Laximi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
  • Watch the sunrise over the amazing Taj Mahal
  • BBQ Dinner at the Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur 
  • Special "Sundowner" party in the sand dunes, with traditional dinner and entertainment

 
 
 
Choose one of the below offers for 17 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.