Maharaja Express -
The Indian Splendour

6 Nights / 7 Days

Overview

A WONDERFUL JOURNEY THROUGH THE ALLURING LANDS

The Maharajas’ Express – The Indian Splendours take you to the journey that redefined Rajasthan Luxury Tours. This grandiose odyssey has an extensive itinerary extending up to 7 days and each day a new visit awaits our guests. Guests visit and experience 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 baazars and the royal cuisines. 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.

Highlights

  • Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Visit
  • Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit Amber Fort
  • Sand Dunes followed by cocktails, bar-be-que and folk dances
  • Walking Tour of the Old Clock Tower market
  • Tuk Tuk Ride
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola

New Delhi

Agra

Ranthambore

Jaipur

Bikaner

Jodhpur

Udaipur

Mumbai

Tour Route

New Delhi

Agra

Ranthambore

Jaipur

Bikaner

Jodhpur

Udaipur

Mumbai

Train Stations

Check-in Venue & Timing
Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0815 hrs

Departure Station & Timing
Delhi – Safdarjung Station / 0915 hrs

Arrival Station & Timing
Mumbai – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/ 1600 hrs

The train operates between October to April only. Please refer to the available dates below.

October, 2022 – 2 , 30
November, 2022 – 27
December, 2022 – 25
January, 2023 – 22
February, 2023 – 19
March, 2023 – 19

October, 2023 – 08
November, 2023 – 5
December, 2023 – 3 , 31
January, 2024 – 28
February, 2024 – 25
March, 2024 – 24


October, 2024 – 6
November, 2024 – 3
December, 2024 – 1 , 29
January, 2025 – 26
February, 2025 – 23
March, 2025 – 23

 

Detailed Itinerary

(Sunday) Delhi Board Maharaja Express The Indian Splendour – Delhi and Agra

This morning, assemble at Delhi Safdarjung station at approximately 0600 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities,  sipping into your welcome drink and enjoying the instrumental music.

The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at 0700 hours for Agra. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on-board as you arrive into Agra. Join us for a session on the train for a tour brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey.

As you reach the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’, visit the world famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens.

Return to the Maharajas’ Express. You may choose optional activities such as spa at a five star hotel or Mohabbat the Taj show or explore the city in your private car with guide.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

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(Monday) Agra and Ranthambhore

Early this morning, disembark to visit the exquisite Agra Fort. Later, enjoy relaxed breakfast on-board as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Lunch shall be served onboard.

Arrive into Ranthambore and proceed for an exciting game drive in the Ranthambore National Park. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. The park is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.

The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. You must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months.

Return to the Maharajas’ Express. Dinner onboard as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

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(Tuesday) Jaipur, Rajasthan

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on-board.

Following disembarkation and a grand traditional welcome, begin your exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort at 0800 hrs. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura.

A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory. Return to the train for a leisurely lunch on-board.

You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a five star hotel or visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory) or explore the city in your private car with guide.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional services.

Proceed for an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. The Palace built in 1835 AD was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957, when it was converted into a luxury hotel. The palace retains its royal splendour, hand-carved marble latticework, and elaborate gardens.

Afterwards, return to the station by 2100 hours as Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Bikaner.

Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Dinner at Rambagh Palace Hotel.

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(Wednesday) Bikaner Rajasthan

Enjoy your journey through the countryside with breakfast on-board.

Arrives into the desert citadel of Bikaner and relax on-board or you may choose to embark on one of the optional tours to the Lalgarh Palace Museum displaying some fascinating exhibits on the royal heritage of Bikaner.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

After your optional tours, return to the train for lunch.

Following lunch, disembark and proceed to the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh. While the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat, its real beauty lies inside. Be overwhelmed by the Diwan-i-Khas, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal and Anup Mahal.

Later experience the royal pageantry as a convoy of camel carts accompanied by musicians takes you for a Sundowner on the Sand Dunes. Enjoy cocktails, savour traditional mouth watering barbecue delicacies as you enjoy traditional folk arts like the Langaas and Kalbeliyas.

Return to the comforts of your train by 2015 hours and embark on your onward journey to Jodhpur.

Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Evening barbeque on dunes.

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(Thursday) Jodhpur, Rajasthan

This morning, the Maharajas’ Express, continues her journey into the stronghold of the Marwar region. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on-board. The morning is at leisure on-board or you may participate in one of the optional tours to the Bishnoi villages to experience rural India or enjoy spa facilities at a 5 star hotel or visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Jaswant Thada or explore the city in your private car with guide

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Return to the train for lunch on-board.

After lunch visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly carved arches followed by a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market.  As you reach the market on Tuk Tuks, get a glimpse of the daily lifestyle of the local residents, passing some of the old houses and havelis.

Enjoy an exclusive cocktail evening with a wide array of sumptuous Marwar culinary delights served at an exclusive venue.

Return to the train and continue your journey to picturesque Udaipur.

Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Cocktail dinner at Khaas Bagh.

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(Friday) Udaipur, Rajasthan

This morning you will wake up in the picturesque region of Mewar, one of the most popular and royal states of the Rajputana. Admire the magnificent landscape of the Aravali Hills over a leisurely breakfast as you arrive into Udaipur - the City of Lakes.

Disembark the train at 1000 hours as you begin your visit with a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Following the boat ride, visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas. Visit Mor Chowk and see its lavish mosaics of peacocks; Moti Mahal with beautiful mirror work; Chini Mahal covered in ornamental tiles and the spectacular Zenana Mahal. Visit The Crystal Gallery and the Darbar Hall with an audio guide. Feel like a king as you experience the hospitality at the Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace reminiscent of the ancient Mewar glory. Feast your taste buds over a spread of Indian cuisine.

Following lunch return to the train for a relaxed afternoon on-board as train proceeds for Mumbai. Enjoy an ‘Indian evening’ on-board, raising a toast to a memorable experience.

Breakfast on-board. Lunch in Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace. Dinner on-board

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(Saturday) Mumbai (Train Disembark)

Enjoy relaxed morning on-board, you will disembark at around 1635 hours at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj  Terminus (CSMT) in the financial capital city of Mumbai. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your ‘The Indian Splendour’ journey comes to an end. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever!

Breakfast and Lunch on the Maharajas’ Express.

Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.

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Pricing*

Prices Valid From 01 October 2022 Until April 2023

Prices quoted below are in US Dollars and British Sterling Pounds.

Price Per Person Per Journey (USD / GBP)Twin or Double CabinSingle Cabin
Deluxe Cabin$7,750 / £7,045$13,570 / £12,335
Junior Suite$10,400 / £9,455$19,775 / £17,960
Suite$15,180 / £13,800$30,360 / £27,600
Presidential Suite$26,070 / £23,700$52,140 / £47,400
Price Per Person Per Journey (USD / GBP)Twin or Double CabinSingle Cabin
Deluxe Cabin$7,750 / £7,380$13,570 / £12,922
Junior Suite$10,400 / £9,,904$19,775 / £18,832
Suite$15,180 / £14,458$30,360 / £28,916
Presidential Suite$26,070 / £24,824$52,140 / £49,648
* Terms and Conditions
  1. At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE TARIFF. Extra Surcharges for departures during Christmas and New Year. The Prices for the Train may vary for Sterling Pounds quotes according to the Exchange Rate against the DOLLAR.
  2. Prices are subject to change in case of any change or amendment in the maharaja train route.
  3. GST will be charged extra as applicable.
  4. Itineraries, destinations, venues and scheduled departure are subject to change without prior notice.
  5. All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis.

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