Maharajas Express, the Heritage of India tour itinerary offers whirlwind tour across some of the most fascinating destinations across India to offer you a glimse into the rich heritage of India. Chart the terrain of Western India and witness some of the most spectacular monuments and forts of India. Beginning from World Heritage Site of Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, the train traverses the course of Western India culminating this princely saga in the colonial Delhi City, a kaleidoscope in itself when it comes to the mixture of culture and architecture.
Maharajas’ Express The Heritate of India
- Explore Ajanta caves, housing an array of Jain, Buddhist and Hindu temples
- Royal lunch at Durbar Hall, Udaipur
- Sightseeing tour to the major tourist attractions of Udaipur including City Palace, Jagdish temple, Lake Pichola and the Saheliyon Ki Baari
- Guided tour to majestic Mehrangarh Fort and Rohet Garh village
- Attend cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists at Sam Sand dunes in Bikaner
- Participate or watch in the exciting Exhibition Elephant Polo match in Jaipur followed by Champagne Lunch at Jai Mahal Palace
- Excursion to Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort, in Jaipur
- Jeep safari at Ranthambore National Park
- Explore the Taj Mahal and Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema
- Guided tour to the major tourist attractions of Fatehpur Sikri including Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti and the Ibadat Khana
Tour Duration: 08 Days / 07 Nights
Places Covered: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra – Delhi
Day 1 - Mumbai
Day 2 - Ajanta
Day 3 - Udaipur
Day 4 - Jodhpur
Day 5 - Bikaner
Day 6 - Jaipur
Day 7 - Ranthambore/ Fatehpur Sikri
Day 8 - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
Day 1 Saturday: Mumbai - Ajanta
A welcome drink and the crew of the Maharajas' Express wait to welcome you onboard, in the happening city of Mumbai. The same night, the train begins its journey and roll on to Aurangabad. The World Heritage rock cut caves of Ajanta is the first destination of the luxury train tour.
Dinner and overnight stay will be in the luxury of Maharajas Express train.
Day 2 Sunday: Ajanta
Renowned for its spectacular rock-cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C, Ajanta Caves are one of the most wonderful creations on men. Built entirely using chisels and hammers, the Ajanta caves houses an array of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples famous for exquisite frescoes and carvings.
Return to the train for overnight stay and travel to Udaipur.
Day 3 Monday: Udaipur
Udaipur is a travelers' delight owing to the rich heritage and history that it holds in its bosom. The rugged landscape of the Aravali stands in sharp contrast to the rich architectural wonders that are housed in the city. Be it the imposing forts or the grand palaces, the lakeside promenade or even the impeccable peacock patterns on the Havelis; each one of these will try to lure you and captivate your senses forever. The locations you can visit on the 3rd day of the tour include the City Palace, Lake Pichola, Jagdish temple, and the markets of Udaipur that sell jewelry, wooden crafts, and paintings as well. Optionally, guests may also choose to be a part of bedazzling son et lumiere in the Palace Compound.
Lunch will be served for you in the Durbar Hall and dinner aboard the luxury train.
Day 4 Tuesday: Jodhpur
Post a leisurely breakfast and a lavish lunch aboard the train, get ready to explore another jewel of the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur. The Heritage of India Tour itinerary is set with a number of elements to capture and present before you the finest picture of this Blue city of India. Embark on a sightseeing trip across the city by paying a quick visit to the Old Clock Tower market and a leisurely trip across the Mehrangarh Fort. While here, do not miss to feast on the exotic delicacies of the place; a barbeque experience at Mehrangarh Fort will surely linger in your hearts for long.
Return to the train by evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 Wednesday: Bikaner
You will arrive in Bikaner on the 5th day of the tour. The mesmerizing city of Bikaner with its historical relics is an important destination in the circuit. The local art and culture of the place are also worth mentioning here. While here, you will get a chance to visit Lalgarh Palace, the Junagarh fort, the Deshnoke temple as well as other wonders made of yellow sandstone. In the evening, surrender yourself to the soulful music and dance performances by the Manganiars, the Kalbeliyas and the Langaas, especially arranged for you. Cocktails and evening barbeque will enhance the pleasures of your Bikaner trip.
Overnight stay aboard the Maharajas Express.
Day 6 Thursday: Jaipur
Your arrival in Jaipur will be announced with great style and elegance. After all, this city being the capital of the state of Rajasthan demands special mention and attention; not to mention it also gives special attention to its guests too! Your Jaipur sojourn will begin with an exciting Exhibition Elephant Polo match. Post lunch, the most prominent landmarks of the city such as the grand Amer Fort and the markets of the city will keep you busy and contented.
Day 7 Friday - Ranthambore/ Fatehpur Sikri
If you had a great time following the history and heritage of Rajasthan, get set to follow the flora and fauna of the wild. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the most prominent locations where interesting wildlife activities can be captured. Nature, here, is at its prime! Once you have explored the wilderness of the national park, return to the train to proceed towards Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri was once a Mughal capital and still houses a number of significant monumental wonders, dating back to the era. Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal are a few of the important attractions that you will visit on this day.
Later you will return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8 Saturday - Fatehpur Sikri/ Agra/ Delhi
In the morning of the 8th day of the Heritage of India tour, you will get a chance to travel across Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. A lavish champagne breakfast atop the Taj Khema will accentuate the pleasures of your Taj tour. Later, you can return to the train for some leisure moments or visit the local markets for some handicrafts shopping.
Lunch will be served to you onboard the train as you will continue your journey towards Delhi. The lively sojourn across the princely states in India comes to its end with the train halting at the Safdarjung Railway Station by 1530 hrs. Memories and princely experiences will however stay on with you, forever!
Maharajas Express the Heritage of India Tariff for the season 2015-16 and 2016-17
(05 -12 yrs)
|Deluxe Cabin||USD 6840||USD 3420||USD 5160|
|Junior Suite||USD 9890||USD 4950||USD 8910|
|Suite||USD 13800||USD 6900||USD 13800|
|Presidential Suite||USD 23700||USD 11900||USD 23700|
The tariff of the Maharajas’ Express includes accommodation, meals, beverages (light drinks, tea, coffee, and mineral water), Indian wines (in house brands), butler service, and porter-age at stations, guided tours and entrance fees at monuments.
The tariff however does not include taxes, insurances, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, and fees of video and professional cameras.
- The above cost is per person
- Validity - season 2015-16 and 2016-17
- The above cost does not include 3.50% Govt. Service Tax and is charged extra.
- Prices are subject to change in case of any amendment in the routing or any other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
- Children below 5 years of age can travel for free.
- If booking is done prior to 90 days of departure or more, then 25% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking.
- If booking is done less than 59 days of departure or less, then full 100% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking.
The cancellation Policy
- If cancelled 90 days or more prior to departure date, then 25% of the published tour cost is deducted
- If cancelled 89-60 days prior to departure date, then 50% of the published tour cost is deducted
- If cancelled 59-0 days prior to departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted
- If you fail to show up on the departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted
Maharajas Express Heritage of India Departure Dates for the season 2015-16 and 2016-17
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