India
Location
8 days
Duration
9/10
Physicality
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Mumbai/New Delhi
TOUR DURATION 8 Days
TOUR ROUTE Mumbai-Ajanta-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Bikaner-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Agra-Delhi

 

“For a land like no other on earth, a journey like no other “- The Maharajas’ Express.
We are delighted to bring to you the glorious Journey of Maharaja Express Train. Your Journey on board the most luxury train in India, the Maharajas Express, is not only romantic but an experience guaranteed to dazzle.

India is a country that holds a deep fascination for the world and is home to some of the most ecstatic architectural marvels and monuments, all steeped in rich history. The Maharajas’ Express is an incredible journey in exploring India’s Cultural diversity, discovering timeless traditions and exotic destinations. You may discover the vibrant bustling city of Mumbai, the imperial monuments of Delhi, marvel at the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal, come face to face with a Royal Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore National Park, visit the impressive Amber Fort in Jaipur and explore the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur. All of this in true-blue royal style, of course.

The Maharajas’ Express never falls short of the promised luxury & royal experience on board. The Train has a state of the art suspension system for a comfortable journey, individual climate control in the passenger cabins, eco- friendly toilet system, and direct dial telephone facility in every cabin. This is the train which offers the ultimate in luxurious travel. The Maharajas’ Express boasts five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and worth mentioning the really plush 2 Bed Room Grand Presidential Suite – It occupies the whole carriage and has a quite big living room with comfortable sofas & a dining table.

Each cabin is equipped with large windows so you can watch fleeting frames of India looking through your window. Each passenger Cabins is fitted with individual temperature control. It has facilities like LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone, internet and many others. You can watch movies to keep yourself entertained. Each cabin is fitted with its electronic safe deposit box.

The features include an Observation carriage with its own bar, games table and club armchairs. Maharaja’s Dining: The Maharajas Express’ also boasts excellent quality of food and beverage hospitality to its Guests on board. There are two big fine dining restaurants – Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal with a capacity of 42 persons at a time to make everyone on board dine together. And worth mentioning is the complimentary house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits which are served to the guests whilst dining.

Maharaja’s Bar and Lounges: The Train also has an exotic Bar – Safari Bar that offers the choicest collection of complimentary House brands of wines, beers and spirits with snacks. There’s also a lounge cum bar Raja Club with comfortable club arm-chairs.

The Maharajas’ Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations. Maharaja’s Transport: For sightseeing’s, the tours are done by deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite guests, by private Cars for the Suite and Presidential Suite Guests each at every destination. During sightseeing there are complimentary kits like bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers.

Internet : There is facility of High speed Internet access on board. The Guest can contact the Train Manager to access the same.

Crew : Maharajas’ Express world-class service is highlighted by a team of highly motivated hospitality staff who ensure that the guest experience is unmatched and every need is not just met, but anticipated. The train has attentive, unobtrusive crew members who add a unique sense of exclusivity to the journey. All the staff members are well versed in the English language for the Guests convenience.

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Day 01: Mumbai

1430 Welcome & Registration at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
1545 Proceed for Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station,Mumbai
1640 The Maharajas’ Express leaves for Ajanta
1930 Dinner on-board
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Day 02: Ajanta

0630 Breakfast on-board
0740 Proceed for excursion to Ajanta Caves
1330 Return to the Maharajas’ Express for lunch on-board
1345 The Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Udaipur
1930 Dinner on-board
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Day 03: Udaipur

0800 Breakfast on-board
1000 Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
1345 Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace
1500 Return to the train for a relaxed afternoon. You may also opt for the optional services such as Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel OR private shopping tour.
2000 Dinner on-board
2200 Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jodhpur
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Day 04: Jodhpur

0730 Breakfast on-board
0915 Optional tour to Bishnoi village
1230 Lunch on-board.
1430 Proceed to Visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by a walking tour of the Clock Tower Market OR you may choose optional activities such as spa at Deluxe Hotel OR visit to Umaid Bhawan palace Museum and Jaswant Thada OR private shopping tour.
1800 Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal.
2015 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express
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Day 05: Bikaner

0800 Enjoy countryside while having breakfast on-board
1000 Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on-board OR you may also choose optional activities such as visit to Lalgarh Museum OR Deshnok (the Rat Temple).
1300 Lunch on-board
1400 Visit to Junagarh Fort
1600 Proceed for Sundowners at the Sand Dunes.En-route tea break at Gajner Palace
1740 Arrive at the Sand Dunes
2015 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express
2130 Train leaves for Jaipur.
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Day 06: Jaipur

0800 Breakfast on-board.
0930 Arrive into Jaipur.Proceed for the Amber Fort.
1230 Procced for an exclusive venue where you can indulge with the
Elephants-paint them,feed them or may take a joy ride followed by lunch at City Palace.
1600 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express OR you may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel OR private shopping tour OR golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to City Palace & The Observatory (Jantar Mantar)
2000 Dinner on board
2130 The Maharajas’ Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)
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Day 07: Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

0630 Proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park
0930 Return to the Maharajas’ Express.
1015 Relaxed brunch on-board
1100 The Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri.
1445 Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri
1515 Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri
1800 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express
2000 Enjoy an “Indian Evening” followed by dinner on-board.
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Day 08: Agra - Delhi

0700 Arrive into Agra and Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
0930 Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema
1045 Return to the Maharajas’ Express.
1105 The Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi
1300 Lunch on-board
1530 Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your journey comes to an end!
Note:
– 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.

Tariff & Schedule

Schedule for 2018 – 19

Month
8 Days / 7 Nights
Day Saturday
Oct’18 20
Nov’18 17
Dec’18 15
Jan’19 12
Feb’19 09
Mar’19 09
Apr’19 06

Price for 2018-19

Treasures of India
Deluxe Cabin
Junior Suite
Suite
Presidential Suite
Single Occupancy $12,000 $18,800 $27,600 $47,400
Twin / Double Occupancy
(per person)
$6,840 $9,890 $13,800 $23,700

Cabins

Deluxe Cabin

There are four categories of cabins/Suites in this Luxury train. The Cabins on the Maharajas’ Express are the most Lavish among all the International Luxury Tourist Trains. The Lavish Interiors, distinct theme supplemented by the latest International safety features such as Electronic smoke detection system, CCTV, Pneumatic suspension for superior ride comfort will ensure your Luxury rail journey a truly comfortable experience you ever had.

The state of the art facilities in all the cabins of the train includes Live Television, Wi-fi Internet, Direct Dial International Telephone Facility, DVD player, LCD screen, wardrobe, Personal safe and cabin controlled air conditioning and en-suite bathroom facilities such as shower cubicle with running hot & cold water, W.C and basin. To make your stay Lavish and relaxed, we provide amenities such as bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer, range of Luxury toiletries made of essential oils.

Each car of the train is attended by personalized valets to provide you with attentive, friendly and un-intrusive service throughout your Luxury rail tour. The high ratio of staff to guests in the train ensures prompt services, should you need any assistance during the rail journey or during off-board excursions. No wonder these Lavish and unique features of this Luxury train has enhanced the comfort levels of the guests and aided Maharajas’ Express to receive the internationally acclaimed World’s Leading Luxury Train Award.

The train coaches of Deluxe Cabin are named after the precious gems Hakik(Agate), Firoza(Torquoise), Katela(Amethyst), Beruz(Aquamarine) & Pitoniya(Bloodstone) to indicate the lavishness present in the overall experience provided in the tour Packages of Maharajas’ Express. The train has 20 Deluxe Cabins of which 15 are twin bedded and 5 double bedded.

Junior suites

A train almost half a mile long redefines luxury and comfort. It recreates the lifestyle of a princely era and provides an experience of lavish living. The Train that never falls short of royal experience provides various categories of cabins, one among them being the Junior suite. The train coaches of Junior suites are named after the precious gems Moti(Pearl), Panna(Emerald), Manik(Ruby), Gomed(Hessonite), Moonga(Coral) & Pukhraj(Saphire) an indicator of lavish present in the overall experience provided in the tour Packages of Maharajas’ Express.

The train has 18 Junior suites of which 12 are twin bedded and 6 double bedded. All the suites have large panoramic windows, so that you can savour every bit of magnificent India on your train journey. All passenger carriages come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities like Live Television, DVD players, Wi-Fi Internet to name a few to keep you entertained through the royal train journey. Each coach of the train has a mini-pantry and manned by a valet to provide a lavish & personalized service during the tour packages.

To ensure your safety and well-being, the train has been provided with CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, RFID door locks and round the clock services of a Paramedic. Your tour package on-board the Maharajas’ Express will be truly an experience extraordinaire.

Suite

A train almost half a mile long redefines luxury and comfort. It recreates the lifestyle of a princely era and provides an experience of lavish living. Maharajas’ Express that never falls short to showcase the splendours of India. The suite room on the rail is luxury redefined at 220 Sq. ft area. The rail coaches of Suites are named after the precious gems Heera(Diamond) & Neelam(Blue Saphire) to indicate the luxury and splendours offered on-board .

All the 4 suites are double bedded and have large panoramic windows, so that you can savour every bit of Indian splendour on your rail journey. Each coach of the rail has a mini-pantry and manned by a valet to provide with attentive & prompt service.

The suite rooms are provided with additional features such as complimentary mini-bar and bath tub. The fare for the suite is inclusive of an exclusive language speaking guide and Luxury car vehicle during the off-board journeys.

To ensure your safety and well-being, the rail has been provided with CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, RFID door locks and round the clock services of a Paramedic. Your luxury vacation on Indian splendour, on-board the Maharajas’ Express will be truly an experience extraordinaire.

Presidential Suite

Maharajas’ Express, a train almost half a mile long redefines luxury and comfort among all the first class tourist trains. It recreates the lifestyle of an Indian princely era and provides an international experience of lavish living. Presidential Suite on-board this first class tourist train has 448 sq. ft of cabin area and the only one of its kind among the international trains. It is really the palace on wheels.

The Presidential suite is aptly named Navratana(nine planetary gems) and has a living room, 2 bedrooms and washrooms. The guests on-board the Presidential suite has an exclusive 24 hours personal valet to provide with attentive and luxury service. This palace on wheels has been provided with latest international features.

The tariff of presidential suite is inclusive of an exclusive English speaking guide and vehicle during the off-board journeys.

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