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7 Nights The Heritage of India Journey of Maharajas Express

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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
Report by 2pm at The TajMahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai where registration and check in formalities are completed for Maharajas’ Express Train Tour. Following this, travelers are transferred to ChhatrapatiShivaji Rail Terminus. Board the Maharajas’ Express & depart from Mumbai by 5pm.
Dinner on board and overnight on Maharajas’ Express.

Day 02 : Sunday: Ajanta Caves

After breakfast on board,excursion to World Heritage site of Ajanta Caves from Jalgaon Railway Station. These Buddhist cave temples date were sculpted out of hill sides between 2nd century BC to 7th Century AD & famous for colorful frescoes executed On a ground of mud plaster in the tempera technique, showing incidents from life of Lord Buddha & the Jatakas.
Later return to the train & depart. Lunch & dinner on board.

 

Day 03 : Monday: Udaipur
Arrive early morning in Udaipur - the City of Lakes and also referred to as Venice of the East. Post breakfast, disembark train as the journey begins with the visit to the 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, return to train for relaxed afternoon on board & later depart for Jodhpur. Dinner on board.

 

Optional Tours in Udaipur (at extra cost):

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


Day 04: Tuesday: Jodhpur
Enjoy leisure breakfast as Maharajas’ Express train passes through some of dramatic landscapes of Thar Desert, arriving into Blue City of Jodhpur. Following lunch, disembark & explore erstwhile capital of Marwar - Jodhpur which is set like jewel amidst golden sands and is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces from Rajput era. Proceed on a walking tour of Old Clock Tower market and then visit to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches. Highlight of the day is Royal Cocktail evening with wide array of sumptuous Marwar culinary delights that are served in Royal courtyard of Mehrangarh Fort as you admire cityscape from atop Return to train and continue journey.


Optional Tours in Jodhpur (at extra cost):

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

 

Day 05: Wednesday: Bikaner
Enjoy countryside while having breakfast on board. Arrive into Bikaner. At 10 am, relax on board or You may also choose optional activities such as visit to Lalgarh Museum OR Deshnok (the Rat Temple). 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):

1)  Excursion to ancient rat temple at Deshnoke
2)  Visit to Lalgarh Museum

Day 6: Thursday : Jaipur
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):

1)  Spa facilities at 5 star hotel
2)  Private shopping tour

3)  Golfing at Rambagh Golf club

4)  Visit to City Palace and The Observatory (Jantar Mantar).


Day 7: Friday Morning: Ranthambore
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. Lunch on board.

 


Day 7: Friday afternoon: FatehpurSikri
At 2:30 pm, arrive at FatehpurSikri and proceed for excursion to the deserted Mughal City, comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience and beautifully sculptured palaces. Return to the train by 6 pm and enjoy a special Indian evening followed by dinner.

 


Day 8: Saturday Morning: Agra
Early morning, 6:30 am, 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 by 10:15 am.

 

Day 8: Saturday Afternoon: Delhi
Lunch on board. Reach the capital by 3:15 pm and check out and the magical journey comes to and end.

IMPORTANT:


SCHEDULE: From Oct 2016 till April 2018

7 Nights Heritage of India Journey of Maharajas Express
From Mumbai / New Delhi(depart Saturday afternoon)
MONTH 2016 2017 2018
January -- 14 27
February -- 11 24
March -- 11 24
April -- 08 No Service
May till September No Service No Service Not available
October 22 07 Not available
November 19 04 Not available
December 17 02, 30* Not available

IMPORTANT:

In case of Low Occupancy ,Train Tour Operator (IRCTC) reserves the right to cancel the scheduled depart at 30 days notice & FULL ADVANCE RECEIVED for train tour booking Will be refunded by Royal Indian Trains (without further liability)


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 (offer 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
  • Special Limited Time Promo Discount Offer for 17 Dec 2016 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
  • Rates are only in US$ -which you can pay in equivalent currency as per prevailing rate of exchange on http://www.xe.com/


Note:
# Add Government Service Tax Extra, as applicable.
# Add US$ 500 Holiday Surcharge Extra per person for Tour Depart 19 Dec 2015 Departs.
# Indian Nationals can pay in equivalent INR Rupees as prevailing rate of exchange.

Booking Procedure:
1. Advice preferred date of journey with cabin type & number of passengers.
2. We require Name/Nationality/Date Of Birth/Passport Numbers of all the passengers to process booking request.
3. Booking will be confirmed on receipt of MINIMUM 30% advance deposit of Ticket Value.
4. Balance Payment must reach us at least 70 days before tour depart.
5. Booking request made less than 70 days before tour depart ,will be confirmed on receipt of one time full deposit of      ticket value.
6. To issue Travel documents ,we require Passport Copy of all passengers & Reservation Form.
7. Advice interest to Book Hotels in New Delhi & Mumbai or customized package tours pre/post train tour journey.
8. Passengers are advised to pre-book Tour Insurance from country of origin of travel
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Cancellation Terms:
(a) Royal Indian Trains is PSA-IA of Maharajas’ Express operated by IRCTC; & our liability is limited to that of Booking       Booking Agent Only.
(b) All requests for cancellation must be made in writing & acknowledged by us.
(c) Minimum 30% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled > 65 days before tour depart
(d) Minimum 50% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled between 64 days to 50 days       before tour depart
(e) Full 100% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled < 49 days before tour depart
(f) Request for Change in Passenger Name/Journey Date as per IRCTC policy.
(g) All overseas refunds ,as per cancellation policy are subject to rules & regulations of Reserve Bank Of India
(h) 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.

Payment Options:
By Online Credit Card Authorization OR Swift Wire Transfer OR NEFT/RTGS Transfer.
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