Journey Name: Maharashtra Wild Trail  |  Journey Duration: Upto 10 days
 
Overview:
A safe haven for nature lovers, Maharashtra is home to a large number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. These national parks are home to many rare species of flora and fauna. The week long 'Maharashtra Wild Trail', beginning from Mumbai, will take you on an enchanting ride across Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Other destinations that you will visit include Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, famous as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read the itinerary given below for your kind perusal.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
January - March
April - June
 
 
Journey Dates :

Departure dates for season 2014 - 15

 

Month

Departure Dates

Mar 2015

21

Apr 2015

11

May 2015

9,16

 

 
Places Covered:
Mumbai - Ajanta Caves - Nagzira - Tadoba - Aurangabad – Mumbai
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Mumbai (Arrival)

 

Upon your arrival at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal in the evening, board the train on an enchanting voyage through Maratha heartland. Dinner and overnight stay on board as the train chugs its way towards Ajanta Caves.

 

 

Day 02: Ajanta Caves (sightseeing)

 

Upon your arrival at the Jalgaon Railway Station, leave by road for Ajanta Caves, a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short bus ride will take you to the Ajanta Caves known for housing Buddhist Caves. These ancient murals and sculptures depict the life of Buddha. In the evening, depart for Gondia where some wildlife thrill is awaiting you.

 

 

Day 03: Gondia (sightseeing)

 

Upon your arrival in Gondia, leave by road to Naziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as the "Green Oasis". In the afternoon, enjoy a game safari in the national park. Post an exciting game safari in the Naziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, return back to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

 

 

Day 04: Naziranga Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Early morning, proceed on an adventure trip to the Nagzira Sanctuary. During the first half of the day 4, explore the length and breadth of this wildlife sanctuary. In the afternoon, board the train and continue your journey towards the famous Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

 

 

Day 05: Tadoba Tiger Reserve

 

Upon your arrival at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, spend an adventurous day with morning and afternoon safaris into the reserve. The Tadoba Tiger Reserve was built in the year 1995 and spans over an area of 625.4 square kilometers. It is arguably one of India's most exciting and best protected tiger reserve. Later, return back to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

 

 

Day 06: Ellora Caves

 

Today, in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Ellora Caves, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ellora Caves are a perfect blend of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain artistic creations. Besides, you will also visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal. Post sightseeing, return to the train for dinner and night stay.

 

 

Day 07: Aurangabad

 

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Aurangabad. Explore the famous sights of Aurangabad including a Himroo Factory. Himroo Fabric is a famous handicraft that is used to make Paithani Sarees and shawls. The factory is located near the Zaffar Gate in the old town of Aurangabad. Later, return back to the train for onwards journey.

 

 

Day 08: Mumbai

 

Upon your arrival in Mumbai, after breakfast, de-board the train at the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, where your journey comes to an end.

 
Price:

Tariff for season 2014 - 15

Per cabin per journey price for 7 nights / 8 days journey

 

Room Type

Single Occupancy

Twin/Double Occupancy

Child

Deluxe Cabin

$ 5,075

$ 7,350

$ 735

Presidential Suite

$ 11,025

$ 11,025

 

 
Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms.
  • All Meals.
  • Soft Beverages during meals.
  • Valet Service.
  • Still Camera fees.
  • Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary - inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide.

 

 
Exclusions:

  • Taxes, Insurance , Gratuities
  • Laundry, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft beverages during non meal hours
  • Video and professional Still Camera fees
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • International and Domestic air tickets
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey

 

 
Notes – Remarks:

  • All Costs are in US Dollars
  • The above costs are per cabin per Journey
  • Presidential Suite can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
  • (Applicable for Children below 12 years)
  • Government Service tax of 3.09% is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff
  • Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
  • Child rates are applicable from 6 to 12 years.

 

 
Terms and Conditions:

Payment:

  • 20% of the ticket value at the time of booking
  • 80% of the ticket value 45 days before the departure date

 

Cancellation:

  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email and subsequently confirmed by
  • letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • No cancellation on cancelling 60 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 20% of ticket value on cancelling 59 – 45 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 50% of ticket Value on cancelling 44 – 30 days prior to the departure date
  • Retention of 100% of ticket value on cancelling 29 days prior to the departure date

 

 

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:

  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited. 
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited. 
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case be decided on merits on a case to case basis. 

 

 
Route Map
 

  • Explore the famous caves of Ajanta and Ellora, known for its sculptors and paintings.
  • Enjoy a thrilling game drive at Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and Tadoba Tiger Reserve.