Journey Name: The Indian Splendour  |  Journey Duration: Upto 10 days
 
Overview:
Maharaja's Express takes you on a journey with a touch of royalty which includes visits to magnificent forts and palaces, beautiful sand dunes and diverse wildlife, which will give you a glimpse of India’s rich culture and heritage. Experience all this on a royal train with state-of-the –art amenities, impeccable service and utmost luxury in a true Maharaja style. With such beauty to explore in sheer luxury this royal journey will be one you will remember forever!
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2016
October - December
2017
January - March
April - June
 
 
Journey Dates :

  

Month & Year

Dates

October 2016

15

November 2016

12

December 2016

10

January 2017

7

February 2017

4

March 2017

4

April 2017

1

 

 
Places Covered:
Delhi – Agra- Ranthambore- Jaipur- Bikaner- Jodhpur- Udaipur- Bilasnor- Mumbai
 
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Delhi

Today assemble at the Safdarjung railway station to begin you regal journey. Enjoy a traditional Indian welcome along with a refreshing drink as you complete the check-in formalities. Then settle into your cabins and enjoy a delectable dinner as the train makes its way to Agra. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train. 

Day 02: Agra

Today your train reaches Agra early in the morning. Proceed to visit the World famous Taj Mahal. After enjoying the morning at Taj Mahal, relax and enjoy a champagne breakfast atop the Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal. Then you can either return to the train or visit the Itmad-ul-Daula or Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch will be served onboard the train. Post lunch you may choose to visit the Agra fort or go for a relaxing spa at a five star hotel or go shopping at the local markets. Then return to the Maharaja Express or you may watch Mohabbat the Taj show as an optional activity. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train as it leaves for Sawai Madhopur. 

Day 03: Ranthambore

Today the train arrives at Sawai Madhopur early in the morning. Disembark for a rendezvous with the elusive tigers. Then return to the train to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast. Relax in your cabins and enjoy your lunch as the train makes its way to Jaipur. Then disembark to visit the Jantar Mantar. You can also opt for a relaxing spa session or visit the Amber fort or splurge and shop on the various handicrafts in the local Jaipur markets. Golf lovers can opt for a golfing session at the Rambagh Golf club. Then proceed to visit the City Palace / Jai Mahal Palace for an interesting Elephant activity where you can choose to paint them, feed them or take a joy ride. This will be followed by a royal Indian dinner. Then return to the train to relax. Overnight stay onboard the train as it leaves for its next destination Bikaner. 

Day 04:  Bikaner
 
Today morning as you have your breakfast, the train arrives into Bikaner. You can either relax on the train or go for an optional tour to the Lalghar temple or the Deshnook temple (Rat temple).  Lunch will be served onboard the train. Post lunch visit the Junagarh fort. Then take an enjoyable camel cart ride in the sand dunes. Later in the evening enjoy a traditional folk dance performance by Kalbeliyas over cocktails and barbecue dinner amidst the Sam Sand dunes. Overnight stay onboard the train. 

Day 05: Jodhpur

Today morning the train arrives in Jodhpur. After breakfast, disembark for a safari to Rohet for a cultural experience where you can spot the Black buck Antelope. Then return to the train for a delectable lunch. After lunch visit the Mehrangarh fort and the Old Clock Tower market or you can opt for a rejuvenating spa session. You can also visit the Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum and the Jaswant Thada or go for a private shopping tour. In the evening, enjoy a beautiful puppet show at the Hanwant Mahal along with a lavish royal dinner. This will be concluded by fireworks in the end. Then return to the train to relax after an eventful day. Overnight stay onboard the train as it leaves for its next destination Udaipur.

Day 06: Udaipur 

Today you will arrive in the beautiful city of lakes- Udaipur. After a leisurely breakfast, disembark for a sightseeing tour to the City Palace and the Crystal Gallery. After a delicious lunch, you can either return to the train or go take a walking tour across the Old Bazaar. You can also indulge yourself in a spa session or watch the Sound and Light Show.  Then return to the train to relax. Overnight stay and dinner onboard the train. 

Day 07: Balasinor

Today you will arrive into Balasinor- India’s very own Jurassic Park. After breakfast visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park which will be followed by a tour of the local village. Then enjoy a royal lunch hosted by the royal family of Balasinor. Return to the train to relax. Then enjoy an Indian evening onboard the train followed by dinner. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.
Day 8: Mumbai
Today as you enjoy your breakfast the train arrives in Mumbai. Disembark from the train as this memorable journey onboard the royal train 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) sharing cabin with parents

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 3.50% 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:

BOOKING:

  • Pay 25% of the total tariff at least 90 days prior to departure; pay the remaining amount 90 days prior to departure.
  • Pay 100% of the total tariff if you are booking 59 days prior to departure.
  • Alternatively, you could also pay the entire tariff in one go.
  • Government Service tax of 3.625% is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff

 


CANCELLATION:

  • 25% of the published tour cost for 60 days prior to departure date.
  • 50% of the published tour cost for 59- 45     days prior to departure date.
  • 100% of the published tour cost for 44- 0 days prior to departure date.
  • 100% of the published tour cost for No Show.
 
Route Map
 
  • Temperature controlled cabins with state of the art facilities
  • Luxurious food and service on board the train
  • Agra: Champagne breakfast with the Taj Mahal as a backdrop
  • Wildlife of Ranthambore, perhaps even glimpse the elusive tiger
  • Elephant Polo Dinner with a glass of wine at a Palace hotel
  • Special "Sundowner" party in the sand dunes, with traditional dinner and entertainment
  • Supper at the Laximi Vilas Palace, Vadodara