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The Heritage of India

Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Fare Starting From: USD 6840

If you want to see the heritage of India and enjoy sightseeing at the same time, then the Heritage of India tour is for you. This itinerary is all about witnessing the heritage of India while being pampered on one of the best luxury trains in India, the Maharajas Express. The tour takes you to Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Apart from this, you are also taken to the various cities in Rajasthan that are famous for their regality like Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jaipur and Bikaner. While you are placed in the hands of comfort in Maharajas Express, India’s luxury train, the tour also takes you to Taj Mahal in Agra, whose surreal beauty will leave you completely charmed, as well as the mini-city of Fatehpur Sikri. You will also visit Ranthambore National Park where exploring the wildlife is as exciting as it gets.

Rating 4.5

Detail Itinerary


Day 1 Mumbai

14.30 hrs: Arrival at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Complete registration/check-in formalities

15.45 hrs :Drive to board Maharaja's express at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Mumbai.

16.40 hrs :Quickly the train begins its journey towards Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World heritage site in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

19.30 hrs :Dinner and overnight stay on the luxury train.

Day 2 Ajanta

06.30 hrs :Enjoy healthy breakfast on board.

07.40 hrs :Proceed for sightseeing to Ajanta Caves, around 29 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments exhibiting rich display of beautiful paintings and sculptures.

13.30 hrs :Get back to the comforts of Maharajas' Express train for lunch. Rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy some leisure time in the train.

13.45 hrs :The luxury train now leaves for Udaipur.

19.30 hrs :Dinner and overnight stay on board Maharajas' Express

Day 3 Udaipur

08.00 hrs : Have breakfast on board

10.00 hrs :Today the train enters Udaipur city, the city of Lakes. Proceed for a joyful boat ride at Lake Pichola (one of the beautiful and oldest lakes in Udaipur). Later, visit City Palace and Crystal art gallery where you can see great collection of crystal chairs, sofa and even beds.

13.45 hrs :Enjoy scrumptious lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace/Jagmandir Palace.

15.00 hrs :Thereafter, in the afternoon, either you can return back to Maharaja's express to loosen-up or go for a shopping tour to lively bazaars of Udaipur or you may choose to indulge in spa facilities at a 5-star hotel in Udaipur. If time permits, you may also attend the Sound and Light show.

20.00 hrs : Back to Maharaja's express for dinner.

22.00 hrs :Afterwards, the train leaves for Jodhpur city. Overnight stay on Maharaja's express.

Day 4 Jodhpur

07.30 hrs: Enjoy early morning at leisure on board Maharaja's Express or you may prefer to go on an optional trip to Bishno village, if time allows you. The other option you may opt for is refreshing spa at a 5-star hotel in Jodhpur.

12.30 hrs: Lunch would be served on board.

14.00 hrs: After lunch, either visit one of the largest forts of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort followed by a old Clock tower market on foot or rejuvenate your mind and body with spa services at a 5-star luxury hotel at Jodhpur or visit Jaswant Thada or Umed Bhawan Palace Museum where you can see a huge collection of weapons, a banner presented by Queen Victoria and amazing clocks.

18.00 hrs: Later, an unforgettable Royal cocktail dinner session with cultural performances (puppet show) at Hanwant Mahal followed by fireworks.

20.15 hrs: Dinner on board Maharaja's express as it leaves for Bikaner. Overnight stay on the train.

Day 5 Bikaner

08.00 hrs :Relish the passing prettiness of the city Bikaner while you have your morning breakfast.

10.00 hrs :Arrive in Bikaner and relax on board or you may also select to visit the Lalgarh museum or the famous Deshnok- the rat temple.

13.00 hrs :Lunch on board Maharajas' Express

14.00 hrs :Visit the famous Junagarh Fort, one of the hugest structures of North India.

16.00 hrs :Later on, head straight to Sundowners at the sand dunes. En route enjoy tea break at Gajner palace.

20.15 hrs :Get back to the comforts of Maharajas' Express luxury train.

21.00 hrs :Thereafter, you leave for 'Pink City' of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Day 6 Jaipur

08.00 hrs :Enjoy breakfast on board Maharajas' Express

09.30 hrs :Arrive in Jaipur and leave for Amer fort, a world heritage site best-known for its brilliant architectural design.

12.30 hrs :After Amer Fort, next, proceed to City Palace or Jai Mahal Palace where you can choose to indulge in exciting elephant activities like painting them or feeding them or take a elephant ride to Amer Fort followed by delicious lunch.

16.00 hrs :Back to on board to enjoy luxurious facilities provided by Maharaja's express. The other options guests can settle on are refreshing spa at Palace hotel or a shopping tour or enjoy golfing at Rambagh Goff Club or visit the City Palace or Jantar Mantar (an observatory).

20.00 hrs :Dinner served on board Maharajas' Express

21.30 hrs :The Maharajas' Express train will depart for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).

Day 7 Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

06.30 hrs :Early morning breakfast on board Maharaja's express. Later, enjoy a game safari at Ranthambore National Park, one of the finest tiger reserves in the country.

09.30 hrs :Return back to the Maharajas' Express train.

11.00 hrs :Savor lunch on board as the train leaves for Fatehpur Sikri.

14.45 hrs : Arrival at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO heritage site.

15.15 hrs : Explore the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri.

18.00 hrs : Come back on board Maharaja's express.

20.20 hrs :Enjoy 'Indian Evening'. Dinner and overnight stay on board Maharajas' Express.

Day 8 Agra - Delhi

07.00 hrs :The train reaches Agra and embarks on a sightseeing tour to Taj Mahal, one among the Seven Wonders of the World.

09.30 hrs :Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema restaurant.

10.45 hrs :Later, back to Maharajas' Express.

11.05 hrs :The train leaves for Delhi.

13.00 hrs :Enjoy delectable cuisines in lunch on board Maharajas' Express

15.30 hrs :Disembark the train and bid adieu to the Maharajas' Express train as your luxurious journey comes to an end.


Departure Dates for Season 2019 - 20
Month Departure Dates
Apr 2019 6
Oct 2019 13
Nov 2019 10
Dec 2019 8
Jan 2020 5
Feb 2020 2
Mar 2020 1,29
Oct 2020 25
Nov 2020 22
Dec 2020 20
Price for Season 2019 - 20
Cabin Adult (Twin Sharing) Single Supplement
Deluxe Cabin USD 6840 USD 5160
Junior Suite USD 9890 USD 8910
Suite USD 13800 USD 13800
Presidential Suite USD 23700 USD 23700

Terms & Conditions

  • All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis
  • The above cost is exclusive of 5% GST 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
  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys
Payment
  • Pay 25% of tour cost at least 90 days or more prior to departure date and pay remaining amount 60 days prior to departure date.
  • Pay 100% of the tour cost if you are booking 59 days prior to departure date.
  • You will have to pay all bank charges.
  • The prevailing rate of exchange on the date of transaction would be applicable
Cancellation
  • 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.