Maharajas Express

  • Program
Heritage of India Journey
(7 Nights / 8 Days)
Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Embarkation & Disembarkation (Heritage of India)
Check-in Venue & Timing - The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai / 1330 hrs
Departure Station & Timing - Mumbai - Chatrpati Shivaji Terminus / 1640 hrs
Arrival Station & Timing - Delhi - Safdarjung Station / 1500 hrs
Guests boarding the Maharaja Express have to report at least an hour before the train's departure at a pre-assigned venue in Mumbai for the pre-boarding facilities. All final details related to the meeting point will be emailed or handed over along with the journey's travel vouchers and documents, around 14 days before the departure date.
Day 1 - Mumbai
Welcome to a regal journey aboard the Maharajas Express as you embark on Heritage of India tour. In the evening you will check in and enjoy a warm welcome even as you complete your registration formalities. Proceed towards Ajanta, your first destination in the circuit.
Dinner and overnight stay onboard the Maharaja train.
 
Day Highlights
Welcome Ceremony at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Day 2 Ajanta
After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Ajanta Caves, the rock-cut caves dating back to 2nd century B.C. and comprising of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain sculpted art.
Return to the train for a hearty lunch. Evening at leisure
Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.
 
Day Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments
Day 3   Udaipur
Post breakfast; embark on a sightseeing tour to the City Palace complex and Crystal gallery.
Indulge in a Royal Lunch at either Satkar Mahal or Fatehprakash Palace/Jag Mandir
Post lunch, return to the train or embark on a walking tour across Old Bazaar, go for a spa session at leading hotel in the city, or attend the light and sound show (if the time allows)
Dinner and overnight stay on-board the train.
 
Day Highlights
  • Sightseeing tour to City Palace and Crystal Gallery in Udaipur
  • Son-et-Lumiere program at City Palace
  • Walking tour across Old Bazaar
  • Lunch at Satkar Hall/Fatehprakash Palace
Day 4 Jodhpur
On the 4th day of the tour itinerary, you will arrive in the sun city of Rajasthan - Jodhpur.
Morning at leisure or optionally you may embark on a tour to Bishnoi Village or a spa session at leading hotel in the city.
Lunch will be served on board.
Following lunch, you may choose to rejuvenate yourself with spa facilities at a 5 star hotel, visit Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Jaswant Thada or else go for a private shopping tour.
In the evening today, an exclusive Royal Cocktail evening is arranged for you with cultural performance (puppet show) at Hanwant Mahal which will be concluded with a show of fireworks.
Later, return to train for dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day Highlights
  • Expedition to the Old Clock Tower
  • Trip to Mehrangarh Fort
Optional Tour to Bishnoi Village
Day 5 Bikaner
On arrival in the city, you can take an optional tour to either Deshnok temples or Lalgarh Palace Museum
In the afternoon, you will head to the Junagarh Fort.
Return to the train for lunch.
Post lunch, take a ride on a camel cart nearby Sam sand dunes with a stop over at Gajner Palace for tea. Later in the evening, enjoy a sand dune excursion followed by cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists accompanied with sundowner cocktails.
Overnight stay aboard the train
 
Day Highlights
  • Visits to Deshnok Temples/Lalgarh Palace Museum
  • Visit to Junagarh Fort
  • Sam Sand dune excursion on a camel cart
  • Cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists
Day 6 Jaipur
Post-breakfast; explore the unassailable Amber Fort
Later, proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for an exclusive Elephant Activity where guests may choose to indulge to paint them, feed them or take a joy ride followed by lunch.
Post lunch, visit the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar). Optionally, you may also choose activities such as Spa facilities at a Palace hotel, visit to Amer Fort, private shopping tour or a golf session at Rambagh Golf club.
Later, return to train for dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day Highlights
Elephant Painting & other activities
Day 7 Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) - Agra
Post breakfast, enjoy an early morning jeep safari through the Ranthambore National Park. Post safari, savor on the lunch aboard the Maharajas' Express while you will travel down to Fatehpur Sikri, your next destination. 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.
In the evening, return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day Highlights
  • Jeep Safari to Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit to attractions in and around UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri
  • Trip to Amber Fort
Day 8 Agra - Delhi
Early morning on the last day of the sojourn, you will travel to Agra, home to the grand structure Taj Mahal. Pride of India, Taj Mahal is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, you can take delight in a lavish breakfast accompanied by Champagne at Taj Khema. While you treat yourself to a grand lunch aboard the Maharajas' Express, the train will traverse back to Delhi to mark the end of the voyage aboard this India luxury train.
The Heritage of India sojourn comes to an end.
 
Day Highlights
  • Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra
  • Breakfast with Champagne at Taj Khema
 
Schedule for Season 2018-19 & 2019-20
Heritage of India (8 Days/ 7 Nights)
Month
Departure Dates
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
Sat, 20th
Sat, 17th
Sat, 15th
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
Sat, 12th
Sat, 9th
Sat, 9th
Sat, 6th
Sun, 13th
Sun, 10th
Sun, 8th
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
Sun, 5th
Sun, 2nd
Sun, 1st
Sun, 29th
 
Price for Season 2018-19 & 2019-20
Heritage of India (8 Days/ 7 Nights)
 
Adult
Single Supplement
Deluxe Cabins
USD 6,840.00
USD 5,160.00
Junior Suite
USD 9,890.00
USD 8,910.00
Suite
USD 13,800.00
USD 13,800.00
Presidential Suite
USD 23,700.00
USD 23,700.00

 

* All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis
* The above cost is exclusive of 5% service tax that will be charged extra
* All Optional Tours are on chargeable basis and are subject to availability. Details and pricing will be made available on board during the journey
* Please note all bookings confirmed are non-transferable and will invite a cancellation charge as applicable.
 
Inclusions
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
  • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
  • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
  • Porter charges at stations
 
Exclusions
  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
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  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys