Maharajas’ Express

A Lifetime Experience

One of the most expensive and luxurious luxury train rides in the world, the salons of the Maharaja Express train draws inspiration from the private saloons of the erstwhile Maharajas of India. Even before the inception of rail traveling in India, Maharajahs of India had a keen fascination with these moving wonders on wheels invented by James Watt.

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All the journeys speak volumes about the ancient architecture, royal living and religious destinations among others.


With this journey you can explore the true gems of India. The preciousness of Indian gems resides in its shimmering greens, its iridescent heritage and its architectural marvels. With this unique Gems of India route, you can visit the iconic epitaph and monument of love- Taj Mahal, catch the sight of the elusive tiger at Ranthambore and explore the Indian culture in Jaipur.

The exciting Gems of India tour combines enthralling explorations with boundless luxury. Duration – The tour stretches up to four days and each day brings a new city to explore. Fare- The fare for gems of India route starts from $3850 and for interesting offers, you can click here. Season- The season for this unique Gems of India journey starts in October and ends in April. You can always choose to either end or start a year with us amidst luxury and opulence.

Itinerary

Day 1 Wednesday Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi
22:00 hours Assemble at the railway station at least an hour before the actual departure time to complete check-in and registration formalities. The train leaves Delhi at around 2200 hours and proceeds towards its first destination Agra. Dinner is served on board. The guests have the choice of enjoying their meals at any of these two beautifully crafted restaurants – the Rang Mahal and the Mayur Mahal. Overnight stay on Maharajas’ Express.
Day 2 Thursday Agra
Day Schedule As your train reaches Agra early in the morning, proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Owing to the passion of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and the hard work of over 20,000 craftsmen, this white-marbled mausoleum stands as the seventh wonder of the world. The visit is followed by Champagne breakfast atop Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal. Post breakfast you can either return to the train or go for any of these alternatives:

  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri – the fortified Mughal city that was the capital of the Mughal empire from 1571 and 1585.
  • Visit Itmad-ud-Daula – a Mughal mausoleum often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.

After lunch onboard proceed to visit the magnificent Agra fort – a massive red sandstone fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. You may also go for the following optional activities:

  • A rejuvenating spa at a 5 star hotel.
  • Private shopping tour for pietra dura marble and fine Mughal Jewellery.

Return onboard as the train starts proceeding towards Ranthambore National Park, located in sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express

Day 3 Friday Jaipur
Day Schedule
The train reaches the verdant Sawai Madhopur in the wee hours of the third day of your trip. A jungle safari and game drive takes you through the thrilling terrain of Ranthambore National Park, a Project Tiger reserve, and home to many animal species apart from the mysterious Tiger. While in the park, feel the imposing presence of a 10th century fort, whose ramparts soar high. Post breakfast at Vivanta by Taj, Sawai Madhopur, return to the train as it crisscrosses its route towards Jaipur – the ever gleaming capital of Rajasthan. Reach Jaipur and post lunch onboard, visit the rugged and imposing Amber fort. Enjoy a magnificent ride on canopied elephant as you witness a fascinating blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. You may select from any of these optional activities:
Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel. Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club. Visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar (the stone observatory). Shop around the city for some of the finest jewelry, fabrics and handicrafts that Jaipur is famous for.

An exciting Exhibition Elephant Ride at A Jai Mahal Palace awaits you during the latter half of the day. You may also choose to participate in the exhibition game, which is followed by a Champagne dinner An exciting Exhibition Elephant Ride at A Jai Mahal Palace awaits you during the latter half of the day. You may also choose to participate in the exhibition game, which is followed by a Champagne dinner at the hotel. Board the train to continue your journey to Delhi.

Day 4 Saturday Delhi(Disembark).
Day Schedule Breakfast on board. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express.

Schedule

Month Of
Travel /Journey
Depature Dates
October,2017 18
November,2017 15
December,2017 13
January,2018 10
February,2018 07
March,2018 07
April,2018 04

Tariff

Season – October 2017 to March 2019

Cabin Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy
(per person)
Deluxe Cabin $ 6760 $ 3850
Junior Suite $ 9410 $ 4950
Suite $ 15200 $ 7600
Presidential Suite $ 25800 $ 12900

Information

  • Our prices are based on per person.
  • USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • Service Tax will be extra as applicable.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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

Payment Terms

  • 25% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 75% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

  • 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.

Tour Map

All the journeys speak volumes about the ancient architecture, royal living and religious destinations among others.


This journey begins at bustling commercial city of Mumbai and ends at the national capital, Delhi. In this Indian heritage luxury tour our guests get to admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site followed by a visit to the Venice of East, Udaipur. Our royal guests also catch the glimpse of regality of Rajasthan and visit the majestic Mehrangarh fort at Jodhpur and also enjoy sundowner cocktails with a sumptuous barbeque on the charming sand dunes of Bikaner. Our guests also soak in the iridescence of Pink City, Jaipur, catch the glimpse of elusive tigers from close quarters at Ranthambore and relearn the meaning of beauty and love at Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. To make our heritage train tours an unforgettable affair, Maharajas' Express, world's leading luxury train provides all this in utmost lavishness and opulence.

Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday Arrive Mumbai
14:30 hours Assemble at the hotel for a warm traditional welcome and complete your registration and check in formalities. The Maharajas’ Express starts from Mumbai at 1640 hours and will travel through the land of the Marathas. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.
Day 2 Sunday Caves, Aurangabad
Day Summary Enjoy a lavish breakfast on board and visit the astonishing rock-cut caves of Ajanta. A protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India and listed in the World Heritage list of monuments; the caves of Ajanta were created over a span of some 600 years. The Ajanta Caves are a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples, some of which date from the 2nd century BC. Encompassing both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the caves preserve some of the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India. Return onboard and the train rolls towards Udaipur. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served on onboard the two skillfully designed restaurants – The Rang Mahal and the Mayur Mahal. Retire to your cabins or have a drink at the Safar bar or the Rajah club.
Day 3 Monday Udaipur
Day Summary As the sun rises from across the azure lakes, peep outside your window to a vision drenched in romance. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Rajasthan’s lake city – Udaipur, popularly referred to as the jewel of Mewar. After breakfast on board, proceed for a sightseeing excursion to Udaipur, a city where fairy-tale palaces and gardens, temples and narrow lanes create a picture perfect atmosphere. The day begins with the City Palace, a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated wall. The Palace is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Later, visit the Crystal Art Gallery with a magnificent and rare collection of Osler’s crystals. For more than hundred years, the crystals remained underground and the gallery was not open to public, due to its beauty and richness. Everything from the dining table, table, and sofa set to washing bowls, perfume bottles and even beds are adorned with precious crystals. The jewel studded carpet, embodying peerless class is the prime attraction of the gallery. What follows is a visit to the Durbar Hall at the Fateh Prakash Palace, undoubtedly the most lavish Durbar Hall in India – a place where Indian Kings had their formal and informal meetings. Post a sumptuous lunch at the Durbar Hall; the guests have the liberty to indulge in any of the following activities:
  • Return to the train to enjoy a relaxed afternoon.
  • Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa in a five star hotel.
  • Visit the Vintage & Classic Car collection – showcasing the magnificent Rolls-Royce, 1939 Cadillac open convertibles, rare Mercedes models, 1936 Vauxhall and 1937 Opel models.
Day 4 Tuesday Jodhpur
Day Summary To let you listen to the tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the dessert, the train enters the fortress city Jodhpur. The guests have the freedom to either stay on get a glimpse of true Rajasthani village life via the Bishoni Village Safari – where you can spot wild life like black bucks, chinkara, blue bulls, desert foxes, and partridges and can also have an opportunity to see the Bishoni families. Peep into their world and see the weavers, potters and block printers at work. If you prefer, you may go for a spa at a five star hotel in Jodhpur. Post lunch on board, get ready to witness the magnificent forts, palaces and some of the finest architectural wonders of the world in the city of Jodhpur. The excursion starts with a walk through the Old Clock Tower market and proceeds on to the prime attraction in the city – the Mehrangarh Fort. The 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill has some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names within its complex. Noteworthy of these are the Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana. These palaces have a fabulous collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, and miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Enjoy the colorful folk dances of Rajasthan at Hanwant Mahal, where a cocktail dinner is organized. Return to the train as the train rolls towards Bikaner – renowned for the best riding camels in the world.
Day 5 Wednesday Bikaner
Day Summary As the train reaches Bikaner, the harbor of the ship of the dessert – the camel, you may relax on board or pick any of these excursions:

  • Explore the imposing red sand-stone palace – the Lalgarh palace, which stands as a hybrid architecture and mixture of different elements of Rajput, Muslim and European styles. The Rajput exterior of Lalgarh Palace contrasts dramatically with the occidental d?cor within. Lush green sprawling lawns with dancing peacocks and beautiful bougainvilleas adorn the palace.
  • Visit the astonishing Karni Mata Mandir or the Rat temple in Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner. The temple has thousands of rats that live, and are revered in, the temple. Eating food that has been nibbled on by the rats is considered to be highly auspicious.

Post lunch, which is served onboard Maharajas’ Express, visit the Junagarh fort that dates back to 1588 A.D. built by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, built in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows. Immerse yourself in the true colors of the dessert with a Camel cart procession, which is followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and Rajasthani folk performances on the sand dunes. Board the train for dinner and overnight stay. The train proceeds towards to make you witness sheer symphony in pink in Jaipur.

Day 6 Thursday Jaipur
Day Summary The train reaches Jaipur – the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, sitting on a dry bed lake and surrounded by barren hills, forts and crenellated walls. Post breakfast on board, your trip into this buzzing metropolis starts an exclusive experience – an Exhibition Elephant Ride at Jai Singh Palace. Set amidst 18 acres of Mughal Gardens, you get a grand welcome with royal military band and the beating of ‘Nagadas’. The match is followed by Champagne lunch at the hotel. Following lunch continue on a visit to the Amber Fort -a beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens, and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over a period of about two centuries. Enjoy a royal elephant ride to palace complex, which emerges dramatically from the placid waters of the Mootha Lake. Further, the guests may pick from any of the following:
  • Take one of the optional tours.
  • Have a revitalizing spa at a five star hotel in Jaipur.
  • Enjoy Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club – a 18 hole, 6303 yard, Par 70 layout that is beautifully laid out & centrally located.
  • Visit the City Palace – the former royal residence; and Jantar Mantar – a stone observatory.

Dinner and overnight stay on board the royal train.

Day 7 Friday Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) and Fatehpur Sikri
Day Summary Even before the sun dawns, you reach Sawai Madhopur, home to the Ranthambore National Park. A thrilling safari takes you close to the abode of the national animal of India – the Tiger. The park is home to other wildlife as well including sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopards. After experiencing the exhilarating expedition, have a lavish breakfast at Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge. During the latter half of the day, the train takes you across the fabled magnificent fortified Mughal city Fatehpur Sikri – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the changing landscape while enjoying a hearty lunch on board. Brace yourself with the Mughal history by visiting this complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, including one of the largest mosques in India – the Jama Masjid. Other prime attractions here include Palace of Jodha Bai, Bibal Bhavan, Karwan Serai & Hiran Minar, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am. Return to the train to enjoy the flavours of an ‘India Night’ as the train continues its journey towards Agra.
Day 8 Saturday Agra and New Delhi.
14:30 hours On the last day of what can be termed as a truly magical tour, you arrive into Agra city. The city homes the most extravagant monument ever built for love – Taj Mahal. This poignant mausoleum has become the de facto tourist emblem of India. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory if his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose death in childbirth in 1631 left the emperor heartbroken. The construction of the Taj began in that year and continued till 1653. Over 20,000 workers from India and Central Asia are believed to have created this marvel. No wonder, the result is so breath taking and awe-inspiring The Taj Mahal stands on a raised marble platform, north of the ornamental gardens. Purely decorated white minarets grace each corner of the platform. Twin red sandstone buildings frame the Taj; the western one is a mosque, the identical eastern one is purely for symmetry. The central Taj structure has four small domes. The tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are in a basement room. The visit to this amazingly beautiful monument is followed by Champagne breakfast at Hotel Taj Khema, which overlooks Taj Mahal. Return to the train and enjoy your lunch on board in any of the exquisite restaurants – The Mayur Mahal or the Rang Mahal. Soon, your journey into the lap of Indian heritage would conclude as you train reaches the Safdarjung Station in New Delhi.

Schedule

Month Of
Travel /Journey
Depature Dates
October,2017 07
November,2017 04
December,2017 02,30
January,2018 27
February,2018 24
March,2018 24

Tariff

Season – October 2017 to March 2019

Cabin Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy
(per person)
Deluxe Cabin $ 12000 $ 6840
Junior Suite $ 18800 $ 9890
Suite $ 27600 $ 13800
Presidential Suite $ 47400 $ 23700

Information

  • Our prices are based on per person.
  • USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • Service Tax will be extra as applicable.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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

Payment Terms

  • 25% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 75% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

  • 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.

Tour Map

All the journeys speak volumes about the ancient architecture, royal living and religious destinations among others.


The hidden riches of India lie in its breathtaking beauty and its diversity of cultures. With world's leading luxury train, Maharajas' Express, you can embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Guests journey their way through iridescent lands of Jaipur to reach the vivid greens of Ranthambore. We then take our royal guests to the ancient capital city of Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri and then to Agra where they can witness the immortal sheen of the Taj Mahal. They soak in the regality of Gwalior and discover the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho. Finally we reach the sacred city of Varanasi, and observe the divine beauty of River Ganges and lastly we savor the elegance and imperial splendour of Lucknow.

Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi
22:00 hours Assemble at Safdarjung station at 2030 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities. The Maharajas’ Express departs from Delhi at 2200 hours to Jaipur. Dinner and overnight stay on board.
Day 2 Sunday Jaipur
Day Schedule The train reaches Jaipur – the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, sitting on a dry bed lake and surrounded by barren hills, forts and crenellated walls. Post breakfast on board, your trip into this buzzing metropolis starts an exclusive experience – an Exhibition Elephant Ride at Jai Singh Palace. Set amidst 18 acres of Mughal Gardens, you get a grand welcome with royal military band and the beating of ‘Nagadas’. The match is followed by Champagne lunch at the hotel. Following lunch continue on a visit to the Amber Fort -a beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens, and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over a period of about two centuries. Enjoy a royal elephant ride to palace complex, which emerges dramatically from the placid waters of the Mootha Lake. Further, the guests may pick from any of the following:
  • Take one of the optional tours.
  • Have a revitalizing spa at a five star hotel in Jaipur.
  • Enjoy Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club – a 18 hole, 6303 yard, Par 70 layout that is beautifully laid out & centrally located.
  • Visit the City Palace – the former royal residence; and Jantar Mantar – a stone observatory.

Dinner and overnight stay on board the royal train. The train progresses its journey towards Sawai Madhopur in Southern Rajasthan.

 

Day 3 Monday Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri.
Day Schedule
Even before the sun dawns, you reach Sawai Madhopur, home to the Ranthambore National Park. A thrilling safari takes you close to the abode of the national animal of India – the Tiger. The park is home to other wildlife as well including sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopards. After experiencing the exhilarating expedition, have a lavish breakfast at Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge. During the latter half of the day, the train takes you across the fabled magnificent fortified Mughal city Fatehpur Sikri – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the changing landscape while enjoying a hearty lunch on board. Brace yourself with the Mughal history by visiting this complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, including one of the largest mosques in India – the Jama Masjid. Other prime attractions here include Palace of Jodha Bai, Bibal Bhavan, Karwan Serai & Hiran Minar, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am. Return to the train to enjoy the flavours of an ‘India Night’ as the train continues its journey towards Agra.
Day 4 Tuesday Agra and Gwalior
Day Schedule Early morning, your train reaches Agra – the city that homes the most extravagant monument ever built for love – Taj Mahal. This poignant mausoleum has become the de facto tourist emblem of India. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory if his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose death in childbirth in 1631 left the emperor heartbroken. The construction of the Taj began in that year and continued till 1653. Over 20,000 workers from India and Central Asia are believed to have created this marvel. No wonder, the result is so breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The visit to this amazingly beautiful monument is followed by Champagne breakfast at Hotel Taj Khema, which overlooks Taj Mahal. Return to the train and continue your journey towards Gwalior – the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh. As you reach Gwalior, enjoy a royal welcome and lunch at the 120-year-old palace – Usha Kiran, now turned into a heritage hotel. Post this, visit the Gwalior fort – steeped in the splendor of its past. Built by Raja Man Singh, the fort dominates the city like a great monolith. It is one of the finest citadels of India. Emperor Barbur described it as ‘the pearl amongst the fortress of Hind.” Return to the main city to visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum, which exhibits a collection of antiques belonging to the Scindia reign. Enjoy Hi tea at the palace compound. Return to the train for dinner and overnight stay as the train rolls towards its next destination Orchha.
Day 5 Wednesday Khajuraho
Day Schedule As the train reaches Jhansi railway station, you will embark on an excursion to Orcha, some 15 km away from the station. Visit the Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris. Stroll through Chaturbhuj Palace and the Cenotaphs of Orcha rulers along the shores of Betwa River. Return to the train as it progresses towards the World Heritage site – Khajuraho. The temples of Khajuraho are India’s unique gift to the world, representing a paean of life, to love and to joy; perfect in execution and sublime in expression. Life, in every form and mood, has been captured here in stone testifying to the craftsman’s artistry and the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs. Post this sightseeing excursion to the spectacularly mounted temples, you may go for a spa at a 5 star hotel. All optional tours are chargeable. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay on board.
Day 6Thursday Varanasi
Day Schedule As the dawn breaks and the train arrives to Varanasi – the city of Hindu God Shiva, located on the banks of the sacred Ganges. Varanasi, also known as Benaras and Kashi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Its Prominence in Hindu mythology is immense. In Mark Twain’s words, “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Post breakfast; embark on a tour to Sarnath ruins followed by a visit to the Sarnath Museum. All of the ancient buildings and structures at Sarnath were damaged or destroyed by the Turks. However, amongst the ruins the Dharmekh Stupa is impressive at 128 feet high, and 93 in diameters. This dates from around 200 BC and is the spot where the Buddha is said to have preached his first sermon. Lunch is served on board Maharajas’ Express. After lunch, visit the Silk Weaving Centre. Varanasi abounds in the art of silk weaving, an exotic work of art which manifests itself in precious Banarasi Silk Sarees and Silk brocades which are cherished as collector’s items across the world today. Board Maharajas’ Express to proceed towards Lucknow. Dinner will be served on the train itself.
Day 7 Friday Lucknow
Day Schedule Your train reaches the city of Nawabs Lucknow early morning on the seventh day of your journey. Proceed on a sightseeing excursion of the city and pay a visit to Bara Imambara and The Residency. The Bara Imambara or Great Imambara was built in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula as a famine relief project. The central hall of the Imambara, 50 m long and 15 m high, is one of the largest galleries in the world. The Residency was built in 1800 for the British Resident, and this group of buildings became the stage for the most dramatic events of the 1857 Uprising – the Siege of Lucknow. The red-brick ruins are peaceful nowadays, surrounded by lawns and flowerbeds. Return on board for lunch and rest and get ready for an entertaining and fun-filled evening at the Residence of Local Nawab of Jehagirabad. Enjoy the world-renowned hospitality of Lucknow and relish the rich Mughlai cuisines and be a part of the ‘Indian Night’.
Day 8 Saturday Delhi (Disembark).
Day Schedule Post breakfast on board, bid farewell to the train and disembark.

Schedule

Month Of
Travel /Journey
Depature Dates
October,2017 21
November,2017 18
December,2017 16
January,2018 13
February,2018 10
March,2018 10
April,2018 07

Tariff

Season – October 2017 to March 2019

Cabin Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy
(per person)
Deluxe Cabin $ 10490 $ 5980
Junior Suite $ 17980 $ 9460
Suite $ 27600 $ 13800
Presidential Suite $ 47400 $ 23700

Information

  • Our prices are based on per person.
  • USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • Service Tax will be extra as applicable.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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

Payment Terms

  • 25% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 75% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

  • 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.

Tour Map

All the journeys speak volumes about the ancient architecture, royal living and religious destinations among others.


The Indian Splendor, this journey has redefined Rajasthan Luxury Tours. This grandiose odyssey has an extensive itinerary extending up to 8 days and each day a new visit awaits our gusts. Guests can examine the detailed beauty of the world's monumental icon of love the Taj Mahal, can spot the elusive tiger in the vivid greens of Ranthambore National Park,and can soak the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in 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 and will show you a new meaning of India tourism.

Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi
22:00 hours Assemble at Safdarjung Railway station at 2030 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities for the Maharajas’ Express. After a traditional royal welcome, the train departs Delhi at approximately 2200 hours to Agra. Dinner and overnight stay on board.
Day 2 Sunday Agra
Day Schedule As your train reaches Agra early in the morning, proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Owing to the passion of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and the hard work of over 20,000 craftsmen, this white-marbled mausoleum stands as the seventh wonder of the world. The visit is followed by Champagne breakfast atop Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal. Post breakfast you can either return to the train or go for any of these alternatives:

  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri – the fortified Mughal city that was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 and 1585.
  • Visit Itmad-ud-Daula – a Mughal mausoleum often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. After lunch onboard proceed to visit the magnificent Agra fort – a massive red sandstone fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. You may also go for the following optional activities:
  • A rejuvenating spa at a 5 star hotel.
  • Private shopping tour for pietra dura marble and fine Mughal Jewellery.

Return onboard as the train starts proceeding towards Ranthambore National Park, located in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 3 Monday Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur
Day Schedule The train reaches the verdant Sawai Madhopur in the wee hours of the third day of your trip. A jungle safari and game drive takes you through the thrilling terrain of Ranthambore National Park, a Project Tiger reserve, and home to many animal species apart from the mysterious Tiger. While in the park, feel the imposing presence of a 10th century fort, whose ramparts soar high. Post breakfast at Vivanta by Taj, Sawai Madhopur, return to the train as it crisscrosses its route towards Jaipur – the ever gleaming capital of Rajasthan. Reach Jaipur and post lunch onboard, visit the rugged and imposing Amber fort. Enjoy a magnificent ride on canopied elephant as you witness a fascinating blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. You may select from any of these optional activities:
  • Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel.
  • Enjoy Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club.
  • Visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar (the stone observatory).
  • Shop around the city for some of the finest jewelry, fabrics and handicrafts that Jaipur is famous for.
  • An exciting Exhibition Elephant Ride at A Jai Mahal Palace awaits you during the latter half of the day. You may also choose to participate in the exhibition game, which is followed by a Champagne dinner at the hotel.

Board the train to continue your journey to Bikaner.

 

Day 4 Tuesday Bikaner
Day Schedule As the train reaches Bikaner, the harbor of the ship of the dessert – the camel, you may relax on board or pick any of these excursions: Explore the imposing red sand-stone palace – the Lalgarh palace, which stands as a hybrid architecture and mixture of different elements of Rajput, Muslim and European styles. The Rajput exterior of Lalgarh Palace contrasts dramatically with the occidental decor within. Lush green sprawling lawns with dancing peacocks and beautiful bougainvilleas adorn the palace.Visit the astonishing Karni Mata Mandir or the Rat temple in Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner. The temple has thousands of rats that live, and are revered in, the temple. Eating food that has been nibbled on by the rats is considered to be highly auspicious.Post lunch, which is served onboard Maharajas’ Express, visit the Junagarh fort that dates back to 1588 A.D. built by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, built in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows. Immerse yourself in the true colors of the dessert with a Camel cart procession, which is followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and Rajasthani folk performances on the sand dunes. Board the train for dinner and overnight stay. The train proceeds towards the Marwar region – Jodhpur.
Day 5 Wednesday Jodhpur
Day Schedule To let you listen to the tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the dessert, the train enters the fortress city Jodhpur. The guests have the freedom to either stay on get a glimpse of true Rajasthani village life via the Bishoni Village Safari – where you can spot wild life like black bucks, chinkara, blue bulls, desert foxes, and partridges and can also have an opportunity to see the Bishoni families. Peep into their world and see the weavers, potters and block printers at work. If you prefer, you may go for a spa at a five star hotel in Jodhpur. Post lunch on board, get ready to witness the magnificent forts, palaces and some of the finest architectural wonders of the world in the city of Jodhpur. The excursion starts with a walk through the Old Clock Tower market and proceeds on to the prime attraction in the city – the Mehrangarh Fort. The 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill has some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names within its complex. Noteworthy of these are the Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana. These palaces have a fabulous collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, and miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Enjoy the colorful folk dances of Rajasthan at Hanwant Mahal, where a cocktail dinner is organized. Return to the train as the train rolls towards Bikaner – renowned for the best riding camels in the world.
Day 6 Thursday Udaipur
Day Schedule As the sun rises from across the azure lakes, peep outside your window to a vision drenched in romance. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Rajasthan’s lake city – Udaipur, popularly referred to as the jewel of Mewar. After breakfast on board, proceed for a sightseeing excursion to Udaipur, a city where fairy-tale palaces and gardens, temples and narrow lanes create a picture perfect atmosphere. The day begins with the City Palace, a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated wall. The Palace is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Later, visit the Crystal Art Gallery with a magnificent and rare collection of Osler’s crystals. For more than hundred years, the crystals remained underground and the gallery was not open to public, due to its beauty and richness. Everything from the dining table, table, and sofa set to washing bowls, perfume bottles and even beds are adorned with precious crystals. The jewel studded carpet, embodying peerless class is the prime attraction of the gallery. What follows is a visit to the Durbar Hall at the Fateh Prakash Palace, undoubtedly the most lavish Durbar Hall in India – a place where Indian Kings had their formal and informal meetings. Post a sumptuous lunch at the Durbar Hall; the guests have the liberty to indulge in any of the following activities:

 

Day 7 Friday Balasinor
Day Schedule As you reach Balasinor – a tiny town in Gujarat that is home to the one of the largest dinosaur fossils sites in the world, get ready for an exciting visit to the Dinosaur Fossil Park, one of the largest in the world. Famously known as the Jurassic Park of India, thousands of tourists travel to Balasinor for the see hundreds of fossils of Dinosaurs. At the site in Balasinor, tourists can see the skin, bones and real eggs of dinosaurs. But what makes Balasinor must travel destination is the fact that it is the only place in world where tourists can actually hold a 65 million years ago dinosaur eggs in their hand. Post this; enjoy a walkthrough the village and a lunch meeting with the Royal Family of the town. Return to the train as the train proceeds to Mumbai, where your trip would conclude.
  • Return to the train to enjoy a relaxed afternoon.
  • Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa in a five star hotel.
  • Visit the Vintage & Classic Car collection – showcasing the magnificent Rolls-Royce, 1939 Cadillac open convertibles, rare Mercedes models, 1936 Vauxhall and 1937 Opel models.

Later in the afternoon, proceed for a ‘Walking Tour’ through the Old Market of Udaipur, if you feel like. Return to the Maharajas’ Express as it starts rolling towards it next destination – Jodhpur. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 8 Saturday Mumbai (Disembark).
Day Schedule Bid farewell to the train post breakfast on board.

Schedule

Month Of
Travel /Journey
Depature Dates
September,2017 30
October,2017 28
November,2017 25
December,2017 23
January,2018 20
February,2018 17
March,2018 17

Tariff

Season – October 2017 to March 2018

Cabin Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy
(per person)
Deluxe Cabin $ 10490 $ 5980
Junior Suite $ 17980 $ 9460
Suite $ 27600 $ 13800
Presidential Suite $ 47400 $ 23700

Information

  • Our prices are based on per person.
  • USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • Service Tax will be extra as applicable.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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

Payment Terms

  • 25% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 75% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

  • 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.

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All the journeys speak volumes about the ancient architecture, royal living and religious destinations among others.


With this unique tour you can catch the glimpses of Indian heritage and beauty within a span of four days. This golden triangle tour takes you an enthralling journey to three of the most fascinating and culturally enriched parts of the country. On these journeys guests get visit the world's monumental personification of love - The Taj Mahal; they can also spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park and soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan at Jaipur.

Itinerary

Day 1 Sunday Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi and Agra
09:30 hours The trip begins with assembling at Safdarjung Raiwlay Station at around 0800 hours and completing registration and check-in formalities. After a warm welcome onboard the Maharajas’ Express, the train starts rolling towards Agra at 0930 hours. Brunch is served on board. Home to one of the Seventh Wonder of the World – the mesmerizing Taj Mahal, Agra is also famous for other archeological marvels like the Agra Fort – a massive red sandstone structure on the bank of the Yamuna River, built by Emperor Akbar in 1656. After exploring the Agra Fort, enjoy a champagne Hi Tea at Taj Khema while looking at splendid Taj Mahal as the sun decides for retire for the day. Guests also have the option of going for activities like:
  • A rejuvenating spa at a five star hotel in Agra.
  • Private shopping tour for pietra dura marble and fine Mughal jewellery.
  • Visit to Itmad-ud-daulah – a Mughal mausoleum often described as ‘jewel box’. It is also called the ‘Baby Taj’ and considered as a draft of the Taj Mahal.
  • Return on board to enjoy the dinner.
Day 2 Monday Agra & Ranthambore
Day Schedule Early morning, get awe-struck by the beauty and majesty of the magnificent Taj Mahal. This giant white marble mausoleum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took the efforts of over 20,000 craftsmen for over 20 years to create this wonder, often described as the greatest monument of love constructed ever in the history of mankind. Stroll through the ornamental gardens leading the way to the Taj and soak yourself in the symmetry, splendour and symphony that this monument exhibits. Board the train to continue your journey towards Ranthambore National Park, located in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. As you savour your lunch, enjoy the beauty of the changing landscape from your window. As you arrive in Sawai Madhopur, get ready for an exhilarating jungle safari through the terrains of Ranthambore National Park. Consider yourself lucky if you spot the elusive tiger or a leopard. Nevertheless, you would witness other wildlife like sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena and jackal. Return to the train, enjoy a drink at one of the bars or relax at the lounge as the train keeps rolling, taking you nearer to your next destination – the vibrant Jaipur.
Day 3 Tuesday Jaipur
Day Schedule As you reach Jaipur – the pink city, you would notice the this is a city of contrasts with age-old palaces, monuments and forts on one side and buzzing contemporary bazaars (markets) on the other. The capital of Rajasthan stills retains its medieval flavour and this is what you would experience at the Exhibition Elephant Polo at A Jai Singh Palace. Set amidst 18 acres of Mughal Gardens, you get a grand welcome with royal military band and the beating of ‘Nagadas’. The match is followed by Champagne lunch at the hotel. Following lunch, continue on a visit to the Amber Fort -a beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens, and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over a period of about two centuries. Enjoy a royal elephant ride to palace complex, which emerges dramatically from the placid waters of the Mootha Lake. Further, the guests may pick from any of the following:
  • Take one of the optional tours.
  • Have a revitalizing spa at a five star hotel in Jaipur.
  • Enjoy Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club – a 18 hole, 6303 yard, Par 70 layout that is beautifully laid out & centrally located.
  • Visit the City Palace – the former royal residence; and Jantar Mantar – a stone observatory.

Dinner and overnight stay on board the royal train.

Day 4 Wednesday Delhi(Disembark).
Day Schedule Enjoy your breakfast on board and bid farewell to Maharajas’ Express as you reach Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.

Schedule

Month Of
Travel /Journey
Depature Dates
October,2017 15
November,2017 12
December,2017 10
January,2018 07
February,2018 04
March,2018 04
April,2018 01

Tariff

Season – October 2017 to March 2018

Cabin Single Occupancy Twin / Double Occupancy
(per person)
Deluxe Cabin $ 6760 $ 3850
Junior Suite $ 9410 $ 4950
Suite $ 15200 $ 7600
Presidential Suite $ 25800 $ 12900

Information

  • Our prices are based on per person.
  • USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • Service Tax will be extra as applicable.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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

Payment Terms

  • 25% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 75% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

  • 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.

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