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Maharajas’ Express -The Indian Splendor

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

Price:

5,980

per person


Overview

Maharajas’ Express, the most opulent luxury train of India has 5 journeys to offer one of which is the Indian Splendor. This package of 7 nights and 8 days offers you a chance to explore the well-known destinations of Rajasthan along with Delhi and Agra. During the tour, you visit major tourist attractions of Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Balasinor. The itinerary also includes game safari inside the Ranthambore National Park.

Trip Highlights
  • Traditional Indian welcome on-board the Maharaja's Express
  • Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, a World Wonder in Agra
  • Game safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • An Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur
  • Guided tours to Lalgarh Palace and Junagarh Fort in Bikaner
  • Camel ride, barbeque dinner, cocktails and Kalbeliya performance at Sam sand dunes in Jodhpur
  • Guided tours to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur
  • Visit the well-known City Palace in Udaipur
  • An excursion to Dinosaur Fossil Park in Balasinor
  • Meals at special venues at various destinations such as Agra, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jodhpur
  • Shop at the popular markets of Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at the Safdurjung railway station and complete your registration formalities. Enjoy a traditional Indian style welcome with garland, Turban and Tikka. Settle into your cabins and explore the train. Enjoy your welcome drink.  At 2200 hours, the train departs for Agra. Relish sumptuous dinner in the restaurant of Maharajas Express.

Day 2: Agra

On the 2nd day of the tour, early morning arrival in Agra and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Taj Mahal, a white-marble mausoleum commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, which is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Relish breakfast and Champagne at Taj Khema, while enjoying a view of the Taj. Later, you have a list of activities to choose from- continue with sightseeing including Fatehpur Sikri and Itmad-ud-Daulah’s tomb or visit the markets to shop for souvenirs.

After lunch, visit Agra Fort. Back to train. The rest of the day is at leisure. Relish your dinner on-board. Maharajas Express departs for Ranthambore National Park. Overnight  in train.

Day 3: Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) - Jaipur

Enjoy an early morning game safari into Ranthambore National Park, an extremely popular wildlife reserve of the northern region of the country, which is the largest one as well. Return to the train. Relish a sumptuous brunch on-board the train. Depart for Jaipur. Once you reach Jaipur, indulge in shopping at the popular local bazaars and visit the major attractions.  In the evening, attend an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match.

Back to  train for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Bikaner

Early morning arrival in Bikaner, an erstwhile princely state of Rajasthan. Later, proceed for sightseeing. Now, you have activity options to choose from- visit Lalgarh Palace- built by Maharaja Ganga Singh between 1902 and 1926 as per Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles or Deshnok Temple- also known as Karni Mata Temple or the cattle breeding farm.

Later, enjoy a guided tour to the majestic Junagarh Fort, originally known as Chintamani.  The fort complex was erected under Karan Chand’s supervision, the Prime Minister of Raja Rai Singh, Bikaner’s sixth ruler, whose construction began in 1589 and got completed in 1594.

Post lunch, participate in a camel cart procession around the sand dunes. The evening is scheduled for a folk dance performance by Kalbeliyas and Langaas amidst Sam sand dunes. Relish cocktails and barbecue dinner.

Overnight  aboard the train and departure for the next destination.

Day 5: Jodhpur

On day 5, post a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for a jeep safari to Rohet to visit Bishnoi villages for a great cultural experience. They are also popular as the world’s first environment conservationists. Observe their livelihood and other activities. Also enjoy sightings of Blackbuck Antelope. Relish lunch at Rohetgarh fort.

After lunch, enjoy guided tours to Mehrangarh Fort-  situated 400 m above the city, it is one of the largest forts of Rajasthan and Old Clock Tower market to shop for souvenirs.

Dinner is at a special venue. After dinner, back to the train for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Udaipur

On the 6th day of the tour, arrive in Udaipur, popular as the City of lakes. Post a hearty breakfast, leave for sightseeing including the City Palace – erected by the Maharana Udai Singh as the capital of the Sisodia Rajput clan, it is located on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola and the Crystal Gallery- founded by Maharana Sajjan Singhji, it houses some of the beautiful precious crystal items brought from all across the world.

After lunch, you have an option to choose from- embark a guided walking tour to the old bazaars of Udaipur or visit the vintage car collection of the royal family.

Return to the train for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 7: Balasinor

Today, you arrive in Balasinor, former princely state of Rajasthan that is home to India's own Jurassic Park. After you have breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing excursion to the Dinosaur Fossil Park. This Fossil Park contains fossilized bones, eggs etc. of around 13 different species of Dinosaurs. This is followed by a visit to the local village to observe the daily lifestyle of the people and observe their traditional activities.

Enjoy a chit-chat with Balasinor’s royal family over a royal lunch. Later, back to the train for dinner and staying overnight.

Day 8: Mumbai

On day 8 of the tour, you arrive in Mumbai where your luxurious journey aboard Maharajas Express comes to an end. After breakfast, disembark from the train and complete the farewell formalities.


Price Guide

Details of tariffs of the Indian Splendor itinerary of Maharajas Express luxury train travel in India are mentioned below for your discernment. Maharajas Express cost, details of inclusions, exclusions booking policy and rules of cancellation are also mentioned for your perusal.

Tariff for the season 2019 - 20 & 2020-21 :

Cabin Adult (Twin Sharing) Single Supplement
Deluxe Cabin USD 5980 USD 4510
Junior Suite USD 9460 USD 8520
Suite USD 13800 USD 13800
Presidential Suite USD 23700 USD 23700

The tariff of the Maharajas’ Express the Indian Splendor tour itinerary includes accommodation, meals, beverages (light drinks, tea, coffee, and mineral water), Indian wines (in house brands), butler service, and porter-age at stations, guided tours and entrance fees at monuments. The tariff however does not include taxes, insurances, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, and fees of video and professional cameras.

*The above cost is a per person per Journey Cost.
*Validity - October 2019 - April 2021
*The above cost does not include 5% GST 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.
*Children below 5 years of age can travel for free.

The cancellation policy that is followed by the train is as:

  • If cancelled 90 days or more prior to departure date, then 25% of the published tour cost is deducted
  • If cancelled 89-60 days prior to departure date, then 50% of the published tour cost is deducted
  • If cancelled 59-0 days prior to departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted
  • If you fail to show up on the departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted

Departure Dates

Mentioned below is the schedule of the Indian Splendor itinerary on board Maharajas Express, an 8 days itinerary covering some of the most splendid destinations and attractions in India. Discover the splendor of India in sheer opulence. Plan your journey according to the scheduled departure of the luxury train for the sesion beginning October 2019.

Schedule for the season 2019-20 & 2020-21 :

Month Departure Dates
October 2019 6
November 2019 3
December 2019 1,29
January 2020 26
February 2020 23
March 2020 22
October 2020 18
November 2020 15
December 2020 13
January 2021 10
February 2021 7
March 2021 7
April 2021 4


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