India
Location
8 days
Duration
8/10
Physicality
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi
TOUR DURATION 08 Days
TOUR ROUTE Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Gwalior-Orchha-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Lucknow-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: Delhi

2045 Welcome and check-in at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station
2130 Dinner on-board
2200 Maharajas’ Express leaves for Jaipur.
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Day 02: Jaipur

0800 Breakfast on-board
0950 Arrive into Jaipur.
1000 Visit 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.
1530 Return to the Maharajas’ Express to relax OR You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a deluxe hotel OR private shopping tour OR golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to the
Observatory(Jantar Mantar), Hawa Mahal and Birla Temple.
2000 Dinner on-board
2300 The Maharajas’ Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).
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Day 03:Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri

0630 Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
0930 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express.
1015 Relaxed brunch on-board as the train proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri.
1430 Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri.
1515 Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.
1800 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express.
2000 Dinner on-board.
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Day 04: Agra – Gwalior

0700 Arrive into Agra. Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
0945 Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema
1045 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express.
1200 Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Gwalior.
1230 On-board lunch
1445 Proceed for a visit to Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Jain Cave Sculptures. OR you may choose to avail spa facilities at Hotel Usha Kiran Palace.
1800 Visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum.
1930 Hi-tea at Jai Vilas Palace Museum.
2030 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express as the train proceeds to Orchha.
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Day 05: Orchha – Khajuraho

0630 Breakfast on-board.
0730 De-board at Jhansi to visit Orchha Fort Complex.
1000 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express as the train continues to Khajuraho.
1200 Lunch on-board
1500 Arrive into Khajuraho and proceed to visit the Khajuraho temples.
1815 Proceed to visit Dances of India Show OR you may choose optional activities such as spa facility at a hotel OR Light and Sound Show in temple complex.
2015 Dinner on-board.
2315 Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Varanasi.
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Day 06: Varanasi

0800 Breakfast on-board
1200 Arrive into Varanasi
1230 De-board and proceed to visit Silk Weaving Center followed by lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel.
1500 Visit Sarnath ruins and museum.
1630 Proceed for Boat ride at River Ganges to witness evening aarti.
2000 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express. Dinner on-board.
2300 The Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Lucknow.
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Day 07: Lucknow

0700 Breakfast on-board.
0800 Arrive at Utretia Station.
0815 Proceed to visit Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and The Residency.
1300 Proceed for Awadhi lunch at the residence of Raja of Jehangirabad.
1600 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express.
1900 Enjoy an “Indian Evening” on-board.
2000 Dinner on-board.
2130 The Maharajas’ Express leaves for Delhi.
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Day 08: Delhi

0715 Breakfast on-board
0830 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 06
Nov’18 03
Dec’18 01, 29
Jan’19 26
Feb’19 23
Mar’19 23

Price for 2018-19

Treasures of India
Deluxe Cabin
Junior Suite
Suite
Presidential Suite
Single Occupancy $10,490 $17,980 $27,600 $47,400
Twin / Double Occupancy
(per person)
$5,980 $9,460 $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

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.

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.

Suite

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.

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 .

Presidential Suite

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.

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.

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