THE LUXURY TRAIN JOURNEY AT A GLANCE
This exquisitely crafted itinerary of Maharajas’ Express called “The Indian Splendour”, of 6 Nights and 7 Days with the aim to connect you with the royal Indian states where you can experience the charm and warmth of the states. A meticulously crafted itinerary that includes a dash of royalty, palaces, forts, sand dunes, wildlife and cultural excursions will bring out the best of the India's royal traditions, art and vibrant culture. Visit the monument of love- Taj Mahal, spot the tigers at Ranthambore and get soaked in the royal heritage of Rajasthan through the guided off-train excursions that comprise of splendid forts, colorful bazaars and relishing royal cuisine. The perfect blend of unique culture, history, folklore, impeccable hospitality and the royal splendors of incredible India will create everlasting memories.
EXPERIENCES AND VISITS DURING ONBOARD LUXURY TRAIN TOUR
- Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne Breakfast.
- Dinner at an exclusive venue at Jaipur
- Relish a gala dinner in Jodhpur
- Spot the elusive tiger in the Ranthambore National Park
- Experience sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner
- Cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists
- Sand dune excursion on a camel carter
- Trip to Mehrangarh Fort and Old Clock Tower Market.
- Indulge in a royal lunch in Udaipur & Boat ride in Lake Pichola.
Embarkation & Disembarkation (Indian Splendour)
Check-in Venue & Timing – Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0815 hrs
Departure Station & Timing – Delhi – Safdarjung Station / 0915 hrs
Arrival Station & Timing – Mumbai – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/ 1600 hrs
Guests boarding the Maharaja Express have to report at least an hour before the train’s departure at a pre-assigned venue in Delhi for the pre-boarding facilities.
LUXURY TRAIN JOURNEY THROUGH MAHARAJA EXPRESS TRAIN
On your arrival at Delhi, Safdarjung Railway Station, you will receive a warm welcome from the crew of Maharajas’ Express and complete the formalities. The train then leaves for Agra. Once you reach Agra, proceed to visit the Taj Mahal. This is followed by a scrumptious breakfast at an exclusive location.
Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World (also UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a white-marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took about 22 years.
You can either choose to return to the comforts of the Taj Mahal or enjoy the Mohabbat The Taj Show, which is based on the love story of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. You can also treat yourself to the pleasures of a spa at a hotel.
0815 Hrs- Welcome and Check-in at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station
0915 Hrs -Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Agra
0930 Hrs -Brunch onboard
1045 Hrs- Tour Briefing onboard
1415 Hrs- Arrive into Agra
1430 Hrs- Proceed to visit the TajMahal- Enjoy sightseeing and photography.
1830 Hrs- Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. You can choose optional activities – Spa at a Hotel OR Mohabbat the Taj Show- enjoy the Mohabbat The Taj Show, which is based on the love story of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
1900 Hrs- Enjoy your dinner followed by an overnight stay onboard.
Today morning visit the Agra Fort, which served as the residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638 when the capital was shifted to Delhi. You also have the option of visiting Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb.
After this, you have to return to the train as it leaves for Sawai Madhopur soon after. Relish delicious lunch at one of the royal restaurants on board. As the train stations at Sawai Madhopur, leave for an enthralling game drive at Ranthambore National Park. This is one of India's largest national parks well-known for its tiger population.
0700 Hrs- Proceed to visit the Agra Fort OR you may choose an optional activity to visit Itmad ud Daula
0900 Hrs- Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express
0915 Hrs- Breakfast onboard
1045 Hrs- Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Ranthambore
1300 Hrs- Lunch onboard
1515 Hrs- Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park, exploring the flora and fauna of Ranthambore,
1815 Hrs- Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
1845 Hrs- Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Jaipur
1930 Hrs- Dinner onboard
2230 Hrs- Maharajas’ Express arrives at Jaipur
An incredible sightseeing experience awaits you at Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Zenana Quarters to Sheesh Mahal, every corner of this grand structure leave you captivated. You also have the option of enjoying a spa treatment at a hotel or visiting the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (also known as the Observatory), two famous tourist attractions in Jaipur. Go ahead and take a local city tour if that’s what you feel like.
Head towards the Rambagh Palace for dinner. Rambagh Palace is a 5-star hotel belonging to the Taj Group of Hotels. Once the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his wife, Gayatri Devi, it has hosted renowned personalities like Lord Louis Mountbatten, Jacqueline Kennedy and Prince Charles. Return to the Maharajas’ Express, which resumes its journey to the next destination, Bikaner.
0700 Hrs- Breakfast onboard
0800 Hrs- Proceed to visit the Amber Fort. You may also choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel or a visit to City Palace and Observatory (Jantar Mantar) or a Local City Tour
1200 Hrs-Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
1330 Hrs-Lunch onboard
1700 Hrs- Proceed for Dinner at Rambagh Palace
2100 Hrs- Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
2300 Hrs- Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Bikaner
Wonderful scenic images of the rural areas meet your eyes as you start your day with breakfast. The train arrives at Bikaner. You have the option of either relaxing onboard or opting for optional activities, which involve a visit to the Lalgarh Museum or a local city tour. Lunch is served on board.
Set off to visit the Junagarh Fort, one of the few forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. Sheer magnificence is reflected in its colossal proportions and its gates, temples and palaces.
You are taken to the sand dunes that Rajasthan is famous for. Here, you can enjoy sundowners which consist of cocktails accompanied by a barbecue. A folk dance show makes your evening as lively as it can be. Return to the train. Maharajas’ Express departs for Jodhpur.
08:00 Enjoy countryside while having breakfast on board
10:00 Arrive in Bikaner. Relax on board or you may choose Optional Activities – Visit Lalgarh Museum or a Local City Tour.
13:00 Lunch onboard
14:00 Proceed to visit the Junagarh Fort followed by sundowners at Sand Dunes
17:30 Arrive at the Sand Dunes followed by cocktails, bar-be-que and folk dances.
20:15 Return to the comforts of the Maharajas’ Express
21:00 Train leaves for Jodhpur
Enjoy your time at Jodhpur. One, you can take an optional tour to Bishnoi village to explore their way of life or head towards a hotel to pamper yourself to a spa treatment. You also have the option of visiting Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada. Umaid Bhawan is the largest private residence in the world and the only palace built in the 20th century. Lunch is served on board.
The next place which you will visit is Mehrangarh Fort, counted among the most famous forts and palaces in Rajasthan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it rises 100 feet and easily dominates Jodhpur’s skyline.
This is followed by a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market. You can also enjoy a ride on a tuk-tuk, which is funny, enjoyable and the local way of exploring things. Your next stop is at Hanwant Mahal or Khaas Bagh, where you can enjoy an exclusive cocktail dinner. Return to the Maharajas’ Express for an overnight stay. The next stop in your journey is Udaipur.
0700 Hrs- Breakfast onboard
0800 Hrs- Arrive into Jodhpur
0900 Hrs- Optional Tour to Bishnoi Village or you can enjoy Spa a hotel or an excursion to Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada or a Local City Tour
1300 Hrs-Lunch onboard
1500 Hrs- Proceed to visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by a Walking Tour of the Old Clock Tower market. Enjoy a joy ride on Tuk Tuks.
1730 Hrs- Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal or Khaas Bagh
2015 Hrs- Return to the comforts of the Maharajas’ Express
2200 Hrs- Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Udaipur
The train reaches Udaipur, the City of Lakes. You will be treated to a boat ride at Lake Pichola. The lake is surrounded by famous attractions like Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, City Palace and Mohan Mandir. Other famous attractions in Udaipur which you will visit are City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Return to the train post-lunch. Rest, relax and enjoy the comforts on board the train even as it makes its way to Mumbai. Enjoy an Indian evening on board followed by a delightful dinner.
800 Hrs- Breakfast onboard
1000 Hrs- Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for a boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by a visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
1330 Hrs- Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace
1500 Hrs- Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
1600 Hrs- Train proceeds to Mumbai
1900 Hrs- Enjoy an Indian Evening onboard
2000 Hrs- Dinner onboard
Start your day with a delicious breakfast that is served on board. Enjoy the sights which greet you as the train makes its way towards Mumbai. It is interesting to observe the changes in the landscape, people and houses. Enjoy your lunch on board.
Maharajas’ Express arrives at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. This lovely trip comes to an end.
0700 Hrs- Breakfast onboard
1300 Hrs- Lunch onboard
1540 Hrs- Train arrives at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Terminus, Mumbai.
1600 Hrs- Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your journey comes to an end!
Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN THIS LUXURY TRAIN TOUR
- Total 06 night’s accommodation on The Indian Splendour (Maharajas' Express)
- Accommodation in Twin Cabin cabin on full board basis (as per the program).
- Deluxe cabin with attached bath
- 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
- Transport for sightseeing with Deluxe Coaches
- Entrance fee to monuments and museums
- All transfers, sightseeing/excursion as per the Palace on wheels by air-conditioned luxury vehicle (on sharing basis) with Local English-Speaking Guide.
- All local tax and service tax, as applicable at present.
JOURNEY COST DOES NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES
- Airfare and airport taxes.
- Pre and post-tour accommodation
- Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car
- Facilities, Spa Car Facilities and other items of personal nature
- No charter can be booked during X-Mas & New Year period.
- Tariff Subject to change without notice
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks, personal insurance, tips, Video/Still Camera permits and telephone calls.
- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like a natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flight or a last-minute change of timings, etc.
Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".
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