7 Nights Indian Splendour Journey of Maharajas Express

Destinations

Operates from New Delhi/Mumbai to cover Taj Mahal in Agra-Tiger Reserve at Ranthambhore-Pink City of Jaipur-Desert Outpost Of Bikaner-Fort Town of Jodhpur-Lake Town of Udaipur-Dinosaur Fossil Park at Balsinor

Day 1 : Saturday Evening : New Delhi Depart

Self report by 8 p.m. at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station for traditional welcome & check-in formalities.

Later be escorted to your respective sleeping chambers ,followed by dinner in Dining Car

Train departs by 10:30 p.m.

Day 2 : Sunday: Agra-City of Taj Mahal

Early morning visit World Heritage Site of TajMahal, often described as poetry in white marble constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece featuring beautiful inlay work and marble screens.The visit is followed by Champagne breakfast atop TajKhema gazing at the Taj Mahal.

Optional Tours in Agra (at extra cost):

  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Visit to Itmad-ud-Daulah.
  • Spa at a 5 star hotel
  • Private shopping tour

Post lunch excursion to the mighty Agra Fort. Built in mid 16th century by the great Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This fort was the Seat of power of the Mughal Dynasty over the next 150 years. Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express by 6 pm OR you may watch Mohabbat The Taj Show as an optional activity
Dinner is served on board the Maharaja Express and train departs by 8:45 pm.

Day 3 : Monday Morning : Ranthambhore 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. Return to train by 9:30 and enjoy brunch on board. Depart onwards.

Day 3 : Monday Afternoon: Pink City of Jaipur

On arrival in Jaipur, Guests proceed to visit Observatory, world's largest sun dial which is colloquially known as Jantar Mantar.

Or avail optional tours.

Optional Tours in Jaipur (at extra cost):

  • Extend private shopping tour.
  • Spa facilities at a palace hotel.

Evening proceed to city Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for exclusive Elephant Activities where guests can choose to indulge to paint them, feed them or take the royal ride followed by a lavish dinner.Later drive back to Railway station to board the train & depart.

Day 4 : Tuesday : Desert outpost of Bikaner

Maharajas Express train reaches Bikaner Railway Station in the morning.
Option to relax onboard the train Or avail Optional Tours.
After onboard lunch, proceed for excursion to Junagadh 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 journey onwards.

Optional Tours in Bikaner (at extra cost):

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

Day 5 : Wednesday : Fort Town of Jodhpur

Maharajas Express train reaches Jodhpur Railway station in the morning.
Option to relax back on the train OR avail one of the optional tours.
After onboard lunch proceed to visit Mehrangarh Fort.

Admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels, elegantly curved porches followed by a walking tour of the Clock Tower market, past some of the oldest houses and havelis.
Evening proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hotel Hanwant Mahal Palace.
Afterwards, return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express and 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
  • Visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace & Jaswant Thada
  • Private shopping tour

Day 6 : Thursday : Udaipur-Venice of the East

On arrival in Udaipur, guests proceed for a boat ride on Lake Pichola and afterwards visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery,followed by a princely lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace.

After lunch, guests can either return back to comorts of Maharajas Express Train to relax OR avail Optional Tours

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 07 : Friday : Balasinor - Fossil Park

On arrival at Sevaalia Railway Station, Guests proceed for excursion to Dinosaur Fossil Park, with 65 million years old fossilized eggs, followed by Village walking tour
After Village visit, drive to Garden Palace, Balasinor and be a part of an exclusive lunch hosted by the Royal Family of Balasinor.
Later return to Railway Station to Comforts of Maharajas Express & depart
Enjoy an "Indian Evening", onboard the train followed by dinner.

Day 08 : Saturday Morning : Mumbai Check Out

After onboard breakfast, check out by 830 a.m. at LokNayak Rail Terminus, Mumbai.
Staff bids you adieu. Happy journey ends.

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: From Sept 2017 till April 2018

7 Nights Indian Splendour Journey of Maharajas Express
From New Delhi/Mumbai (depart Saturday Night)
Month 2017 2018
January -- 20
February -- 17
March -- 17
April -- No Service
May till Augustr No Service Not Available
September 30 Not Available
October 28 Not Available
November 25 Not Available
December 23* Not Available

Tariff: Valid till April 2018 Departs

COST PER CABIN in US$ (Taxes Extra)
7 Nights Indian Splendor Journey of Maharajas Express from New Delhi/Mumbai
Occupancy / Cabin Type Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
(Two Cabins with living room)
On Single Occupancy (for 1 Person) US$ 10,490 US$ 17,980 US$ 27,600 US$ 47,400
On Double Occupancy (for 2 persons) US$ 11,960 US$ 18,920 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 23 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

Note:

  • Add Government Service Tax Extra, as applicable.
  • Indian Nationals can pay in equivalent INR Rupees as prevailing rate of exchange.

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.

Payment Options:

  • By Online Credit Card Authorization
    OR
  • Swift Wire Transfer
    OR
  • NEFT/RTGS Transfer

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