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Maharaja Express - The Indian Splendor



Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

Explore and discover the splendors of India with the Indian Splendor itinerary on board Asia’s most luxurious train, the Maharajas Express. This tastefully crafted itinerary lasting 168 hours, takes the guest on a mesmerizing voyage across some of the most illuminating destinations in India to acquaint the guests with the heritage, culture and diversity of this incredible country. Included in the itinerary are a dash of wildlife, majestic forts and palaces and temples of medieval India. A spectacular journey aboard the Maharajas Express, equipped with state of the art amenities accompanied with impeccable hospitality, is all but promised!


Day 01: Saturday - Day 1- Saturday: Delhi- Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra

Safdarjung Railway Station is the hub of activity as an exciting sojourn across the never-never lands is just about to begin. The Maharajas' Express is especially decked for you and the the Indian Splendor tour is shortly about to commence.


Day 02: Sunday: Agra

Your first destination is Agra, the land of the Taj. A visit to the Taj is perhaps a dream come true for millions of tourists from all over the world and no trip to India can be rendered complete without a visit to this ultimate architectural masterpiece.
After you have explored the Taj Mahal, enjoy a high tea experience atop the Taj Khema and return to the train to continue your sojourn to the next destination.
Dinner aboard the luxury train.


Day 03: Monday: Ranthambore- Jaipur

Visit the wild animals of the Ranthambore National Park in their natural environs and surrender your day completely to nature. On your arrival back in the train, you will be served a leisurely brunch while you will proceed towards Jaipur, the capital city of the Rajasthan. Popularly known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur has in store museums, Fort Amer, shopping arcades, jeep safaris and even an exhibition Elephant Polo Match. Once you have reached Jaipur, you could stay back in the train for some leisure moments or begin your sightseeing trips across city; the choice is completely yours.
Post the exhibition match, dinner will be served in a private venue along with choicest wines.


Day 04: Tuesday: Bikaner

The desert city of Bikaner offers an eclectic mix of rugged deserts, bedecked camels and excited tourists who want to capture every bit of the city in their memories to carry back home with them. Bikaner, an erstwhile princely kingdom, is today home to several medieval palaces and forts and a number of well stocked museums too that facilitate the guests with an easy understanding of the legacies surrounding it. The noteworthy places to visit here are Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort and the Deshnoke temple.
While here, also make it a point to be a spectator to the spectacular performances of the local musicians and dancers in the sand dunes of Bikaner. This musical extravaganaza in the evening will give a tremendous boost to your the Indian Splendor sojourn.

City Palace, Udaipur

Day 05: Wednesday: Jodhpur

Welcome to the Blue City of India, Jodhpur. Some of the premium examples of Rajputana art and crafts can be seen here. An early morning village safari across the Bishnoi village will more than refresh your senses. Return to the train for lunch and later leave for exploring the Old Clock Tower and the Mehrangarh Fort. Do not miss to relish a tasteful barbeque experience while at the Mehrangarh Fort. Overnight stay aboard the luxury train.


Day 06: Thursday: Udaipur

Udaipur offers a sharp contrast as compared to the rugged locales of Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Lake Pichola besides adding beauty to the city, also helps keep the ambience cool. It is also home to the magnificent Lake Palace and several boating activities also take place here. In Udaipur, the topmost attractions that you can visit include the City Palace and the Durbar Hall. Post lunch you could relax in the spa of a heritage hotel or return to the train to explore its luxury amenities.
Later, you could walk through the old market of Udaipur to savor on the local delicacies besides indulging yourself in loads of shopping as well!


Day 07: Friday: Balasinor

Today’s itinerary include trip to Dinosaur Fossil Park, one of the largest in the world followed by a village tour to give you a peek into local culture and ways of life. The activities of the day conclude with a lavish lunch and meeting with the royal family.


Day 08: Saturday: Mumbai

As all good things come to an end, so will the Indian Splendor tour onboard the Maharajas' Express. You will arrive in Mumbai early in the morning on the 8th day of the journey. Have a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of the train. After disembarkation, explore Mumbai for more sightseeing or return home, the decision is ultimately yours!

Schedule

Mentioned below is the schedule of the Indian Splendor itinerary on board Maharajas Express, an 8 days itinerary covering some of the most splendid destinations and attractions in India. Discover the splendor of India in sheer opulence. Plan your journey according to the scheduled departure of the luxury train for the sesion beginning September 2012.


January - 2013 Sat, 19th  
February - 2013 Sat, 16th  
March - 2013 Sat, 16th  
October - 2013 Sat, 12nd  
November - 2013 Sat, 9th  
December - 2013 Sat, 7th  
January - 2014 Sat, 4th  
February - 2014 Sat, 1st  
March - 2014 Sat, 1st Sat, 29th

Tariff

Details of Tariffs of the Indian Splendor itinerary of Maharajas Express luxury train travel in India are mentioned below for your discernment. Maharajas Express cost, details of inclusions, exclusions booking policy and rules of cancellation are also mentioned for your perusal.


The rates valid from Jan 2013 - March 2013
Cabin Per Adult
Deluxe Cabin USD 5,560
Junior Suite USD 8,800
Suite USD 12,800
Presidential Suite USD 22,000

The rates valid from Oct 2013 - March 2014
Cabin Per Adult
Deluxe Cabin USD 5,980
Junior Suite USD 9,460
Suite USD 13,800
Presidential Suite USD 23,700

Facilities


Accommodation

As the name suggests, Maharaja's Express offers a truly royal accommodation for its passengers. It is well-equipped with 5-star hotel facilities and services, offering its guests a royal experience. The train takes its guests across the various destinations starting from north to south.
The accommodation includes five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Each cabin is especially fitted with a huge window for providing its guests the opportunity to see the outside beauty. There are 23 AC luxuriously decorated coaches on the train.
All the cabins have individual temperature controls, the one of its kind in India and state-of-the-art facilities like LCD televisions, direct dial telephone, DVD players, Internet and environmentally friendly wash rooms. The facility of in-house movies and live television is also available to keep the guests entertained. Each cabin is also installed with its own electronic safe deposit box.


Attendants

There are attendants at your service round the clock to ensure your comfortable sojourn on the train. Every need of each passenger is taken care of.


Restaurants

Rang Mahal and Peacock  are the two beautiful restaurants on board, having an accommodation facility of 42 people at a time. Complimentary wines and beer are also served with the dinner. A variety of lip-smacking cuisines like Indian, Continental and Chinese are served in the restaurants.


Bar and Lounges

Safari Bar on board is stocked with a wide range of wines, liquor and beer which comes complimentary to every traveller on the train. Scrumptious snacks are also provided along with the drinks. There is a lounge on the train that has a bar comprising game tables as well as club arm chairs for the comfort of its passengers.


Guides

Guests are also provided with professional and qualified English-speaking guides, who share the knowledge with passengers while exploring the attractions.


Smoking Policy

According to the Indian law smoking is not allowed in the train.


Charters

The Maharajas' Express also offers its booking facility for weddings, conferences or any other exclusive event.

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