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Maharaja Express Train Tour India - Crowned with extraordinary Luxury

Introduction

Indian Maharaja Express

The royal luxury train Maharajas' Express promises to take you to the world of raja-maharajas! On board this train, you can enjoy a royal experience to the various states of incredible India. Enjoy the fascinating attractions like wildlife, royal palaces and forts, mountains, beaches, monuments, desert, cuisine and fairs and festivals.

Maharaja Express is the finest way to explore all these fabulous attractions in a royal style while enjoying luxury. The train takes its passengers to various enchanting regions of India, offering five travel itineraries touching wonderful themes of India Tourism.

This luxury train promises to take guests across the prominent destinations of incredible India. Taj Mahal, wildlife of Ranthambore, Khajuraho temples and the sacred bathing Ghats of Varanasi with a royal caravan presents a different way to explore the best of the country.

An expedition on Maharaja's Express, India will surely make you feel like king with its world-class facilities and services. Live the royal lifestyle on board this train for a week and enjoy the exciting tour.

History

The Maharaja's Express is the royal creation of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.( IRCTC) and Cox and Kings India Ltd. It is Asia's costliest train which will begin its royal journey in March 2010. After doing an extensive research on some of the most luxurious trains in the world, this train was built.

The Indian Splendour - A wonderful Journey through a magical land

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Bikaner-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Balasinor- Mumbai

In this Journey visit the world's greatest monument of love - the Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan n its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazars and the Royal cuisine. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of Culture, History and Folklore.

India Gate

Day 01/Saturday

Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra-After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.

Day 02/Sunday

Agra - Arrive into the 'City of Mughal Splendour' Agra to visit the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy champagne breakfast over looking the Taj followed by free time for shopping/optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmad-ud-daulah. After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savour our in-house culinary delights at lunch & dinner on board.

Day 03/Monday

Tiger at Ranthambhore

Ranathambore - Jaipur - Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch on board as you enter into the Pink City - Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort followed by an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match with champagne dinner. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles before the exciting match.

Day 04/Tuesday

Bikaner - Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) on Lalgrh Palace Museum of Camel breeding Farm. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.

Day 05/Wednesday

Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur - Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you arrive into Jodhpur. Visit a local village as a optional activity or relax onboard. Enjoy a waling tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 06/Thursday

Udaipur - Admire the splendid landscape as you enjoy breakfast on board as you arrive into the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience the hospitality over a royal lunch. Proceed for an optional 'Walking Tour' through the Old Market or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family amongst other activities.

Day 07/Friday

Balasinor - Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (One of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit and rounded off by a lunch meeting with the Royal Family to relish their unique cuisine.

Gateway of India

Day 08/Saturday

Mumbai - Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express after on board breakfast.

Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast
  • Spot the elusive tiger in the Ranthambore National Park
  • Witness an enthralling Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur
  • Experience Sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner
  • Relish a Gala dinner in Jodhpur
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch in Udaipur
  • Visit one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks in the world

Treasures of India

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Day 1- Sunday

Taj Mahal

Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra - After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Enjoy brunch on board as your arrive into Agra. As you reach the 'City of Mughal Splendour' Agra explore the exquisite Agra Fort. Enjoy a Champagne evening.

Day 2- Monday

Agra - Ranthambore - Early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy the countryside with our in-house culinary delights as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Embark on an exciting game drive after lunch into the Ranthambore National Park.

Day 3- Tuesday

Lake Palace

Jaipur - Visit the Amber Fort, enjoy an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match followed by lunch at an exclusive venue. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles or indulge in rejuvenating Spa treatment or visit the City Palace and Jantar - Mantar as optional activities.

Day 4- Wednesday

Delhi Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express

Highlights

  • Champagne Evening overlooking Taj Mahal
  • An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
  • Elephant Polo match at Jaipur

The Indian Panorama

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi

Day 1 - DelhiRed Fort

Guests get to enjoy a traditional welcome and greet the luxury in a grand style at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.

Treat your appetite with a lavish dinner on-board.

Guests spend their night on the Maharajas' Express that leaves for the first destination in its Indian Luxury odyssey, Jaipur.

Day 2 - Jaipur

Wake up to a delicious on-board Breakfast as you arrive at the Pink City, Jaipur.

To take a closer look at the history of Jaipur, guests visit the ancient Amber Fort which is known for its artistic Hindu style elements.

Maharajas' Express is a leader in cultural tourism and we ensure that our guests don't miss the cultural essence of our country. After visiting Amber fort guests proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for exclusive Elephant activities where guests may choose to decorate them with bright hues, feed them or take the regal ride. This is followed by lunch.

Afterwards guests return to the palatial comforts of Maharajas' Express or may also choose to participate in the optional activities that we provide in our Indian culture tours. Guests can choose from

  • Spa facilities at the 5 star hotel
  • Private shopping tour
  • visit to City Palace Museum and the Observatory, the world's largest stone sun-dial that is colloquially known as Jantar Mantar

Guests can treat themselves to an on-board Dinner.

The Maharajas' Express then leaves for the second place in its Indian luxury odyssey, Sawai Madhopur to bring you closer to the flora and fauna of India.

Day 3 - Ranthambore - Fatehpur SikriTiger at Ranthambhore

The world's leading luxury train arrives at Sawai Madhopur and guests proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park. The shimmering greens of Ranthambore are included in all our pan-Indian itineraries.

Guests can then return to the stately comforts of Maharajas' Express.

After an on board breakfast the Maharajas' express departs for the ancient Mughal capital, Fatehpur Sikri.

Guests can have lunch on Board as they arrive in Fatehpur Sikri.

Guests can closely explore the deserted city, Fatehpur Sikri where once the Mughal emperor, Akbar ruled.

Guests later return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express for an on-board Dinner.

The train leaves for another alluring city in Maharjas' Indian culture tours, Agra.

Day 4 - Agra - GwaliorTaj Mahal

Guests Arrive in Agra and continue their Indian luxury odyssey with visit to the monumental symbol of love, the Taj Mahal.

Guests can enjoy a princely Champagne Breakfast atop Taj Khema and later return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express.

Maharajas' Express then proceeds for Gwalior, a new destination in our mesmerizing Indian culture tours.

Guests can enjoy an on-board lunch and then proceed to visit to Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Jain Cave Sculptures or they can also choose to avail spa facilities at Usha Kiran Palace Hotel .

Over the years we have created a niche for ourselves in Indian culture tourism and afterwards our guests can visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum followed by Hi Tea in the compound of the palace.

Guests later return to the palatial comforts of Maharajas' Express. Guests spend their night on board amidst comfort and luxury as the train is stationed overnight at Gwalior.

Early morning the train leaves for Khajuraho to visit the magnificent temples of Madhya Pradesh.

Day 5 - KhajurahoKhajuraho

Enjoy delicious on-board breakfast and lunch at our thematic restaurants- Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal.

Guests can either return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express or may choose from optional activities

  • Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel
  • Sound and Light Show
  • Dances of India Show

Arrive in Khajuraho and proceed to visit the Khajuraho temples (Western Group Of Temples), the beginning of spiritual escapade in our Indian luxury odyssey.

Our unique itineraries have helped us to become the leader of Indian culture tourism. After an on-board dinner, Maharajas' Express continues its spiritual escapade.

Guests spend their night on board at Maharajas' Express that proceeds for Varanasi, one of oldest continuously inhabited city.

Day 6 - VaranasiVaranasi Ghat

Guests please their taste buds with an on-board breakfast.

Maharajas' Express arrives in Varanasi and gives its guests the authentic taste of Indian culture tourism.

In Varabasi guests visit the Silk Weaving Center followed by a sumptuous lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel.

Afterwards guests visit Sarnath ruins and museum.

Even in our Indian luxury odysseys we ensure that our guests do get to observe the divine side Indian culture, our guests enjoy a boat ride at the holy river Ganges to witness evening prayer.

Guests then return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express and have dinner on-board.

The Maharajas' Express leaves for the city of royal splendor and relishing delicacies, Lucknow.Guests spend their night comfortable on the opulent Maharajas' Express.

Day 7 - Lucknow

Guests start their day with an on-board breakfast.

Guests proceed to visit Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and The Residency followed by delicious Awadhi lunch along with the live Kathak Dance performance at Vivanta by

Taj. We believe catering everything with extravagance in our Indian luxury odyssey.

Guests later return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express and enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner on-board.

Then Maharajas' Express leaves for Delhi, marking the end of it Indian culture tour.

Day 8 - Delhi

Guests begin their day with an on-board breakfast.

Collect your unforgettable memories and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!

The Heritage of India
A journey into history to experience the splendour of a by gone era

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the National Capital Delhi. Admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur and enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colourful Pink City of Jaipur. See from close quarters the legendary tigers at Ranthambore and one of the seven wonders of the world 'The Taj Mahal'- all this and more in utmost luxury.

Day 1- Saturday

Gateway of India

Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta - After traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.

Day 2- Sunday

Ajanta Caves - Visit the world heritage site of Ajanta Marvel the rock cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C. with their exquisite frescoes and sculptures.

Day 3- Monday

Saheliyo ki bari

Udaipur - Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit the City palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience traditional hospitality over lunch at an exclusive venue and later proceed for an optional walking tour through the colourful and vibrant Old Market or visit the Vintage car collection of the royal family or enjoy an enthralling Sound and Light show in the Palace.

Day 4- Tuesday

Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur - A ride through countryside brings you to Jodhpur. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue. Enjoy visit to a local village as a optional activity.

Day 5- Wednesday

Bikaner - Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or Camel breeding Farm or Shop for Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.

Lalgarh Palace

Day 6- Thursday

Jaipur - The 'Pink City' of Jaipur welcomes you with an exhibition elephant polo match and champagne lunch at an exclusive venue. Thereafter, proceed for visit to the impregnable Amber Fort followed by free time for optional activitiesshopping/ Spa/Golfing/visit to City Palace.

Day 7- Friday

Fatehpur Sikri

Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Continue the journey to see the fascinating royal court complex of Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 8- Saturday

Agra - Disembark in Agra - Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by champagne breakfast. Continue to Delhi as your journey come to an end.

Taj Mahal

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments.
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch at the Udaipur
  • Enjoy Cocktail Dinner with Marwar Culinary Delight in Jodhpur
  • Camel procession followed by Sundowner Cocktails at the Sand Dunes in Bikaner
  • Witness an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur.
  • An exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
  • Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast.

Gems of India

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Day 1- Wednesday

Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra - After traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Enjoy on board dinner.

Day 2- Thursday

Agra - Early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by Champagne breakfast. Return to the train for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort followed by a shopping tour or enjoy a Spa treatment/visit to Itmad-ud-daulah/Fatehpur Sikri as optional activities.

Day 3- Friday

Ranthambore - Jaipur - Early morning embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy a relaxed lunch as you arrive into Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort, enjoy an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match followed by dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 4- Saturday

Delhi - Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express

Highlights

  • Champagne breakfast overlooking Taj Mahal
  • An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
  • Elephant Polo match at Jaipur

The Southern Sojourn

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Mumbai – Ratnagiri - Goa – Hampi – Mysore – Ernakulam – Kumarakom - Trivandrum

Day 1- Saturday Ratnagiri

The Southern Sojourn

Welcome Onboard the Maharajas' Express as we proceed to Ratnagiri.
Early in the morning at around 0630 hrs assemble at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus to board the Maharajas’ Express. Embark on this unique journey after a traditional welcome.
Disembark at Ratnagiri after lunch to visit the Ratnadurg Fort ruins, Govt Aquarium and Thibaw Palace and Tombs. Return to the train.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 2- Sunday Goa

The Southern Sojourn

Arrive into Goa – the Queen of Beaches.

After onboard breakfast, deboard to visit the Churches of North Goa including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the remains of Saint Francis Xavier are preserved. Visit the Se Cathedral, just opposite the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The Se Cathedral was built to mark the conquest of Goa by the Portuguese after defeating a Muslim army. A Walking Tour of the Old Panjim houses will give a glimpse of the amalgamation of the Portuguese culture with Goanese.

Return to the train for onboard lunch.

Deboard at around 15:45 hrs for an evening of dance and music. Enroute, visit the Goa Chitra Museum, one of the finest private ethnographic museum in the state. The museum houses a collection of pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, carts and palanquins depicting the growth of civilization in Goa.

Later enjoy an exclusive Goan evening of carnival music followed by dinner at an exclusive venue. After dinner, return to comfort of Maharajas’ Express.

  • Breakfast and Lunch onboard. Dinner at an exclusive venue
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 3- Monday Goa

The Southern Sojourn

Breakfast onboard as the train shall proceed to Hampi. Enjoy the scenic ride through ridges. Lunch shall be served onboard.

Arrive HOSPET Railway Station and proceed to visit Anegudi Village. The sylvan village across the Tungabhadra river dates its history to the Neolithic Age. Interact with the locals and participate in activities to get a glimpse of the village life. Or you may choose for a rejuvenating spa at one of the deluxe hotels.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express.

Dinner shall be served onboard. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional Activities.

Day 4- Tuesday Hampi

The Southern Sojourn

After an early breakfast, proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. The group of monuments with several stone structures spread over a vast expanse speaks volumes about the highly developed Dravidian architectural style of the Vijayanagar empire. Prominent sites include Ganesha Statue, Virupaksha Temple, Narasimha Statute, Elephant Stables and the Vittala Temple complex, housing the Musical Pillars Temple and the Stone Chariot.

Enjoy the surroundings as you travel around these on Tuk Tuks and Battery Operated Carts.

Return to the train for lunch as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Mysore.

Dinner shall be served onboard.

  • Breakfast, lunch and Dinner onboard.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 5- Wednesday Mysore

The Southern Sojourn

After onboard breakfast, visit the Wodeyar Palace popularly known as the Mysore Palace. The residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Palace is one of the largest in South India and house two ceremonial halls coupled with an array of courtyards, gardens and other buildings.

Proceed for lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. The heritage building, was built by the Wodeyars for the exclusive stay of the Viceroy of India in the 1920s. The structure, particularly the central dome, resembles, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and houses a Viceroy Hall, a Ball Room and a restaurant.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express

Or you may choose a visit to Shreerangapatnam, the capital of Tipu Sultan.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Ernakulam/Cochin.

  • Breakfast and Dinner on board; Lunch at Lalitha Mahal Palace.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
  • Requires removal of footwear at Mysore Palace

Day 6- Thrusday Cochin

The Southern Sojourn

Arrive into Kerala - God’s Own Country.

Breakfast and lunch shall be served onboard.

Disembark at around 14:15 hrs to visit a village complex practicing various traditional arts. Take a short Tuk Tuk ride to reach the Model Eco Tourism village. Witness the unique Chinese Fishing Nets in action, a traditional crab farm and other activities using coir products.

Proceed for dinner to an exclusive venue. Enjoy traditional South Indian dances while you relish a traditional South Indian lunch.

  • Breakfast and lunch onboard.
  • Dinner at an exclusive venue.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 7- Friday Kumarakom

The Southern Sojourn

After onboard breakfast, proceed for a Canoe Cruise on the famous backwaters of Kumarakom. Enjoy this scenic cruise into the hinterland as the canoe's pass through narrow canals with coconut palms dotting the landscape.

Proceed for lunch at an exclusive venue on the lakefront. Witness an exciting Snake Boat Race. Snake Boat Races with upto 60 boatmen rowing in provide a magnificent example of rigorous training and team spirit of the traditional sports of South India.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express.

Enjoy an ‘Indian Evening’ onboard raising a toast to this memorable experience as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Trivandrum.

  • Breakfast on board; Lunch at an exclusive venue; Indian Evening and Dinner on board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 8- Saturday Disembark in Trivandrum

The Southern Sojourn

Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at around 08:00 hours at Trivandrum (Kochuveli Railway station), the capital city of Kerala. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as the journey comes to an end. The journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever!

  • Breakfast on the Maharajas’ Express.

The Southern Jewels

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Trivandrum – Chettinad –Mahabalipuram – Mysore – Hampi – Goa – Ratnagiri - Mumbai

Day 1- Saturday Chettinad

The Southern Jewels

Welcome Onboard as we proceed to Chettinad.

Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express.

This afternoon, assemble at 1800 hours at Vivanta by Taj Hotel, Trivandrum and complete your registration and check in formalities at the hotel for the Maharajas’ Express. Proceed to the train station for a traditional welcome as you board the Maharajas’ Express.

Dinner shall be served onboard.

The Maharajas’ Express departs Trivandrum (Kochuveli Railway station) at 21:15 hours for Chettinad, land of the South India’s most influential trading community Chettiars.

  • Dinner on board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 2- Sunday Chettinand/Karaikudi

The Southern Jewels

Arrive into Chettinad. After onboard breakfast, visit famous Chettinad Mansions and Athnagudi Tile Factory. Proceed to visit one of the Chettinad Heritage Hotels for activities including Mundu/Dhoti Draping, Saree Draping, Henna Art etc.

Return to the train for lunch.

Dinner shall be served onboard as the Maharjas’ Express proceeds to Mahabalipuram.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 3- Monday Mahabalipuram

The Southern Jewels

After onboard breakfast disembark at around 08:00hrs to visit Mahabalipuram, the historical port town from where sea trade with South Asian countries flourished. A 40 minute drive from the train station brings you to this historical town. Visit 5 Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance and Shore Temple, UNESCO World Heritage site.

Proceed for lunch at an exclusive venue with folk dances .

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express as the train proceeds to Mysore.

  • Breakfast and dinner onboard, lunch at an exclusive venue.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional Activities.

Day 4- Tuesday Mysore

The Southern Jewels

After onboard breakfast, visit the Wodeyar Palace popularly known as the Mysore Palace. The residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Palace is one of the largest in South India and house two ceremonial halls coupled with an array of courtyards, gardens and other buildings.

Proceed for lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. The heritage building, was built by the Wodeyars for the exclusive stay of the Viceroy of India in the 1920s. The structure, particularly the central dome, resembles, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and houses a Viceroy Hall, a Ball Room and a restaurant.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express

Or you may choose, as an optional activity, a visit to Shreerangapatnam, the capital of Tipu Sultan.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

At around 20:00 hrs, Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Hampi.

  • Breakfast and Dinner on board; Lunch at Lalitha Mahal Palace.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
  • Requires removal of footwear at Mysore Palace.

Day 5- Wednesday Hampi

The Southern Jewels

After an early breakfast, proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. The group of monuments with several stone structures spread over a vast expanse speaks volumes about the highly developed Dravidian architectural style of the Vijayanagar empire. Prominent sites include Ganesha Statue, Virupaksha Temple, Narasimha Statute, Elephant Stables and the Vittala Temple complex, housing the Musical Pillars Temple and the Stone Chariot.

Enjoy the surroundings as you travel around the ruins on Tuk Tuks and Battery Operated Carts.

Return to the train for lunch. At around 15:45 hrs, proceed to visit Anegudi Village. The sylvan village across the Tungabhadra river dates its history to the Neolithic Age. Interact with the locals and participate in activities to get a glimpse of the village life.

Or You may choose for a rejuvenating spa at one of the deluxe hotels.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. Dinner shall be served onboard.

  • Breakfast, lunch and Dinner onboard.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 6- Thrusday Goa

The Southern Jewels

After onboard Breakfast proceed by road to visit the churches of North Goa including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the remains of Saint Francis Xavier are preserved. Visit the Se Cathedral, just opposite the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The Se Cathedral was built to mark the conquest of Goa by the Portuguese after defeating a Muslim army. A Walking Tour of the Old Panjim houses will give a glimpse of the amalgamation of the Portuguese culture with Goanese. Return to the train for lunch.

Deboard at around 15:45 hrs for an evening of dance and music. Enroute, visit the Goa Chitra Museum, one of the finest private ethnographic museum in the state. The museum houses a collection of pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, carts and palanquins depicting the growth of civilization in Goa.

Later enjoy an exclusive Goan evening of carnival music followed by dinner at an exclusive venue. After dinner, return to comfort of Maharajas’ Express as the train proceeds to Ratnagiri.

  • Breakfast and Lunch onboard. Dinner at an exclusive venue.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 7- Friday Ratnagiri

The Southern Jewels

After onboard breakfast, disembark at Ratnagiri to visit the Ratnadurg Fort ruins, Govt Aquarium and Thibaw Palace and Tombs. Return to the train for lunch. Enjoy an Indian Evening onboard – an evening of Bollywood dance and music with dinner as the train proceeds to Mumbai.

Return to the train.

Enjoy an ‘Indian Evening’ onboard raising a toast to this memorable experience as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Mumbai.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 8- Saturday Disembark in Mumbai

The Southern Jewels

Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at around 08:15 hours at Mumbai, the financial capital of India.

Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as the journey comes to an end. The journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever!

  • Breakfast on the Maharajas’ Express.

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The Indian Panorama

India Gate, Delhi Delhi
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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Jaipur
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Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan Ranthambore
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Maharajas' Express Packages for Season 2018-19 & 2019-20

The Indian Splendour (8 Days/7 Nights)

Foreign National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $5,980 $9,460 $13,800 $23,700
Single Supplement $4,510 $8,520 $13,800 $23,700

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 437800 INR 692570 INR 1010300 INR 1735080
Single Supplement INR 330180 INR 623750 INR 1010300 INR 1735080

Treasures of India (4 Days/3 Nights)

Foreign National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $3,850 $4,950 $7,600 $12,900
Single Supplement $2,910 $4,460 $7,600 $12,900

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 281860 INR 362390 INR 556400 INR 944410
Single Supplement INR 213050 INR 326520 INR 556400 INR 944410

The Indian Panoroma (8 Days/7 Nights)

Foreign National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $5,980 $9,460 $13,800 $23,700
Single Supplement $4,510 $8,520 $13,800 $23,700

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 437800 INR 692570 INR 1010300 INR 1735080
Single Supplement INR 330180 INR 623750 INR 1010300 INR 1735080

The Heritage of India (8 Days/7 Nights)

Foreign National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $6,840 $9,890 $13,800 $23,700
Single Supplement $5,160 $8,910 $13,800 $23,700

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 500760 INR 724050 INR 1010300 INR 1735080
Single Supplement INR 377770 INR 652310 INR 1010300 INR 1735080

Gems of India (4 Days/3 Nights)

Foreign National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $3,850 $4,950 $7,600 $12,900
Single Supplement $2,910 $4,460 $7,600 $12,900

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 281860 INR 362390 INR 556400 INR 944410
Single Supplement INR 213050 INR 326520 INR 556400 INR 944410

The Southern Sojourn (8 Days/ 7 Nights)

Foreign National / Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $7,530 $10,880 $15,180 $26,070
Single Supplement $5,680 $9,810 $15,180 $26,070

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 551280 INR 796530 INR 1111330 INR 1908590
Single Supplement INR 415840 INR 718190 INR 1111330 INR 1908590

The Southern Jewels (8 Days/ 7 Nights)

Foreign National / Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $7,530 $10,880 $15,180 $26,070
Single Supplement $5,680 $9,810 $15,180 $26,070

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 551280 INR 796530 INR 1111330 INR 1908590
Single Supplement INR 415840 INR 718190 INR 1111330 INR 1908590


# USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
# INR 33250 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
# 5% GST will be extra as applicable.
# 5% TDS on commission will be charged
# The tariff structure for the guests having Indian Identity proof (Passport/Voter ID/Aadhaar/OCI will be applicable.

# The tariff is inclusive of cost of travel, accommodation, All meals, soft beverages, Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board, Butler service,transport & guide services for sightseeing, entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces and entertainment.

# The tariff does not include Insurance, Telephone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages,
(apart from the house brands of wines, spirits, beer served in the restaurants and bar) Video and professional still camera fees, SPA Car, Business Car Facilities and other items of personal nature.


The above Tariff is subject to change without notice.
Service Tax are subject to change as per the government of India directives.


Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions

Booking Policy:
25% of ticket value plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
Remaining 75% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Penalty Clause:
Deduction on discount 0.5% of the balance amount shell be paid if payment is made between 30 to 59 days prior to departure.
Deduction on discount 0.75% of the balance payment shall be paid if payment is made between 0 to 29 days prior to departure.
For USD bookings: The payable amount in INR should be credited in our account as per the rate of exchange
(ROE) of the previous day of the date (www.rbi.org.in) of transferring the amount by the agent.

Cancellation Policy:
25% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
50% of ticket value between 45 to 59 days prior to departure.
100% of ticket value 44 or less days prior to the departure.

Child Policy
A) For Deluxe/Jr.Suite/Suite Cabins
1. Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents.This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
2. Single child (5 years - 12 years) sharing cabin with adults - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing of double bed with two full paid adults.This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
OR Single child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin -50% of the(adult fare + Supplement charges) if requested in a separate cabin.
3.Two child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child in a separate cabin on twin sharing basis.
4. Three child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of double bed. OR If third child request in a separate cabin - 50% of the (adult fare + Supplement charges).
5. Single child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- Two adults fare on twin sharing basis.
6. Two child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- One adult fare plus 50% of the adult fare
for each child subject to sharing of double bed.

B) For Presidential Suite Cabin
1. Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed in PS.
2. Single child (5 years - 12 years) sharing cabin with adults - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing with two/three/four full paid adults in PS.
3. Two child(5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child in a separate sub cabin on twin sharing basis subject to sharing with two full paid adults in PS.
4. Three child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of with two/three full paid adults in PS.
5. Single child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- Two adults fare on twin sharing basis in PS.
6. Two child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing with one full paid adult.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:
# No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
# En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
# Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.

Indian Splendor Departure Dates for Season 2018 & 2019

Month Departure Dates
Jan'18 20
Feb'18 17
Mar'18 17
Oct'18 13
Nov'18 10
Dec'18 8
Jan'19 5
Feb'19 2
Mar'19 2, 30
Oct' 19 6
Nov' 19 3
Dec' 19 1, 29

Treasures of India Departure Dates for Season 2018 & 2019

Month Departure Dates
Jan'18 7
Feb'18 4
Mar'18 4
Apr'18 1
Oct'18 28
Nov'18 25
Dec'18 23
Jan'19 20
Feb'19 17
Mar'19 17
Apr'19 14
Oct' 19 20
Nov' 19 17
Dec' 19 15

Indian Panorama Departure Dates for Season 2018 & 2019

Month Departure Dates
Jan'18 13
Feb'18 10
Mar'18 10
Apr'18 7
Oct'18 6
Nov'18 3
Dec'18 1, 29
Jan'19 26
Feb'19 23
Mar'19 23
Oct' 19 27
Nov' 19 24
Dec' 19 22

Heritage of India Departure Dates for Season 2018 & 2019

Month Departure Dates
Jan'18 27
Feb'18 24
Mar'18 24
Oct'18 20
Nov'18 17
Dec'18 15
Jan'19 12
Feb'19 9
Mar'19 9
Apr'19 6
Oct' 19 13
Nov' 19 10
Dec' 19 8

Gems of India Departure Dates for Season 2018 & 2019

Month Departure Dates
Jan'18 10
Feb'18 7
Mar'18 7
Apr'18 4
Oct'18 3, 31
Nov'18 28
Dec'18 26
Jan'19 23
Feb'19 20
Mar'19 20

The Southern Sojourn Departure Dates for Season 2018-19 & 2019-20

Month Departure Dates
September 2019 Sat, 7th

The Southern Jewels Departure Dates for Season 2018-19 & 2019-20

Month Departure Dates
September 2019 Sat, 14th

Facilities and Services

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.

Attractions

The train takes you to the most enchanting destinations of India on board. You can enjoy folk dance performance at different halts. Experience the royal pageantry of camel carts followed by musicians that will take you to another world.


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