7 Nights The Heritage of India Journey of Maharajas Express

Destinations

Operates from Mumbai/New Delhi to cover UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ajanta Buddhist Caves-Lake Town of Udaipur - Fort Town of Jodhpur- Desert Outpost Of Bikaner - Pink City of Jaipur - Tiger Reserve at Ranthambhore - UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri-Taj Mahal in Agra

Day 01 : Saturday Afternoon : Mumbai Depart

Self Report by 2.30 pm at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (near Gateway of India) where registration and check in formalities are completed for Maharajas Express Train Tour. Following this, travelers are transferred to ChhatrapatiShivaji Rail Terminus. On arrival at Railway Station, guests are escorted to respective sleeping chambers & train departs.
Dinner on board and overnight on Maharajas Express.

Day 02 : Sunday: Ajanta Caves

After onboard breakfast, guests proceed for excursion to Ajanta Cave temple-sculpted out of hill side between 2nd century BC to 7th Century AD.
These caves are famous for colorful frescoes displaying Jataka Tales inspired from life of Lord Buddha.

Day 03 : Monday : Udaipur-City of Lakes

After onboard breakfast,guest first proceed for boat ride in famous Lake Pichola & later visit City Palace (the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas) Visit to MorChowk and see lavish mosaics of peacocks, and then proceed to MotiMahal that has beautiful mirror work. There’s also ChiniMahal that is covered in ornamental tiles & Visit to spectacular ZenanaMahal exquisitely designed alcoves, balconies, colored windows, tiled walls and floors are seen. Visit crystal gallery that has a jewel studded carpet. Experience royal hospitality at Durbar Hall which is reminiscent of ancient Mewar glory. Feast your taste buds over vast spread of International cuisine at Satkar hall of FatehPrakash Palace.
Following lunch, guests may return to Maharajas Express to relax Or avail Optional Tours.
Train departs in evening. Dinner onboard

Optional Tours in Udaipur (at extra cost):

  • Spa treatment at 5 star luxury hotel
  • Private shopping tour
  • Evening Sound & Light Show (only if time permits)

Day 04 : Tuesday : Jodhpur-Fort Town

Maharajas Express arrives at Jodhpur Railway Station in the morning. Guests may choose to relax back on the train OR avail Optional Tours.
Post Onboard lunch, visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches.
Later proceed to Old Clock Tower market for walking tour & enjoy joy ride in Tuk-Tuks.
Highlight of the day is Royal Cocktail Dinner with cultural performance and puppet show at Hanwant Mahal.
Post dinner Guests return to Maharajas Express & train departs.

Optional Tours in Jodhpur (at extra cost):

  • Excursion to Bishnoi tribal village (only if time permits)
  • Spa treatment at 5 star luxury hotel

Day 05 : Wednesday : Bikaner-Desert Outpost

Maharajas Express reaches Bikaner Railway Station in the morning.Guests may choose to relax back on the train OR avail Optional Tours. Lunch on board, followed by visit to Junagarh Fort. An unassailable fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh The fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and features numerous decorative halls. The Fort Museum is fascinating & adorned with ornate decorative costumes and jewelery . Then you are escorted through the surrounding village for a rural experience. One of the exclusive events of the trips is sundowner in the sand dunes. Reach the spot in a convoy of decorated canopied camel carts accompanied by musicians. Enjoy cocktails, savour traditional mouth watering barbecue delicacies as you are entertained by traditional folk artists. Later return to comfort of your train and embark on onward journey to Jaipur Overnight on the Maharajas Express.

Optional Tours in Bikaner (at extra cost):

  • Excursion to ancient rat temple at Deshnoke
  • Visit to Lalgarh Museum

Day 6 : Thursday : Jaipur-The Pink city

After onboard breakfast,proceed for excursion to late 16th century built Amber Fort Palace,located atop a small hill
Later drive back to Pink City Palace Complex to splend time with elephants & enjoy leisurely lunch
Post lunch, either return to Maharajas Express Train to relax OR avail optional off board activities Dinner is onboard the train.

Optional Tours in Jaipur (at extra cost):

  • Spa facilities at 5 star hotel
  • Private shopping tour
  • Golfing at Rambagh Golf club
  • Visit to City Palace and The Observatory (Jantar Mantar).

Day 7 : Friday Morning : Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

On early morning arrival at SawaiMadhopur Railway Station proceed for excursion to Jungles of Ranthambhore - the private hunting ground of the Maharajas. Possible sighting of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.Also, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. After breakfast at a Vivanta by Taj, SawaiMadhopur, return to the train and continue onwards. Breakfast & Lunch on board.

Day 7 : Friday afternoon : FatehpurSikri-UNESCO World Heritage Site

Afternoon train arrives at Fatehpuri Sikri and proceed for excursion to the deserted Mughal City, comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience and beautifully sculptured palaces. Later return to the train and enjoy a special Indian evening followed by dinner.

Day 8 : Saturday Morning : Agra-City Of Taj Mahal

Early morning, proceed for excursion to one of the wonders of the world,TheTajMahal; constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece featuring beautiful inlay work and marble screens. This is followed by another exclusive event, champagne breakfast at TajKhema, overlooking TahMahal, atop a hillock. Later return to the train and depart. Enjoy sumptious Lunch onboard.

Day 8 : Saturday Afternoon : New Delhi Check-Out

Train reaches Safderjung Railway Station by 3 p.m. Check Out & staffs you bids farewell.

Important

  • Onboard Tour Manager reserves the right to amend day to day tour logistics- to suit local conditions
  • Optional Tours can only be booked on board the train,through Guest Relations Executive & are on direct payment

Schedule: Valid till April 2018

7 Nights Heritage of India Journey of Maharajas Express
From Mumbai / New Delhi(depart Saturday afternoon)
Month 2017 2018
January -- 27
February -- 24
March -- 24
April -- No Service
May till September No Service Not Available
October 07 Not Available
November 04 Not Available
December 02, 30* Not Available

Tariff: Valid till April 2018 Departs

COST PER CABIN -in US$ (Taxes Extra)
7 Nights Heritage Of India Journey of Maharajas Express from Mumbai / New Delhi
Occupancy / Cabin Type Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite (offers (Two Cabins)
On Single Occupancy (for 1 Person) US$ 12,000 US$ 18,800 US$ 27,600 US$ 47,400
On Double Occupancy (for 2 persons) US$ 13,680 US$ 19,780 US$ 27,600 US$ 47,400
For 3 Persons Sharing P. Suite N/A N/A N/A US$ 71,100
For 4 Persons Sharing P.Suite N/A N/A N/A US$ 94,800
Important:
  • Add Government Taxes Extra (as applicable on date of journey)
  • Add US$ 500 per person Holiday Surcharge Extra for 30 Dec 2017 Depart
  • Option to book for Twin & Double Beds in Deluxe Cabin & Junior suite
  • Presidential Suite Offers Two Bedroom (One with Double Bed & other with Twin Bed ) & a separate living room area

Booking Terms & Conditions

Booking Procedure:

  • Advice preferred date of journey with cabin type & number of passengers.
  • We require Name/Nationality/Date Of Birth/Passport Numbers of all the passengers to process booking request.
  • Booking will be confirmed on receipt of MINIMUM 30% advance deposit of Ticket Value.
  • Balance Payment must reach us at least 70 days before tour depart.
  • Booking request made less than 70 days before tour depart ,will be confirmed on receipt of one time full deposit of ticket value.
  • To issue Travel documents ,we require Passport Copy of all passengers & Reservation Form.
  • Advice interest to Book Hotels in New Delhi & Mumbai or customized package tours pre/post train tour journey.
  • Passengers are advised to pre-book Tour Insurance from country of origin of travel
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Cancellation Terms:

  • Royal Indian Trains is PSA-IA of Maharajas’ Express operated by IRCTC; & our liability is limited to that of Booking Booking Agent Only.
  • All requests for cancellation must be made in writing & acknowledged by us.
  • Minimum 30% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled > 65 days before tour depart
  • Minimum 50% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled between 64 days to 50 days before tour depart
  • Full 100% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled < 49 days before tour depart
  • Request for Change in Passenger Name/Journey Date as per IRCTC policy.
  • All overseas refunds ,as per cancellation policy are subject to rules & regulations of Reserve Bank Of India
  • Royal Indian Trains reserves the right to deduct US$ 100 bank processing fee to process overseas funds & will be refunded in equivalent INR Rupees as per amount received.

IMPORTANT:

  • Disputes ,if any, are subject to Jurisdiction of Courts of New Delhi (India) Only.

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