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Maharajas Express - The Heritage of India"Journey back to India's cultural Heritage."

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.

Itinerary

Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri – Agra and 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 (Sunday) - Mumbai

Assemble at a hotel at 10:30 hours, post which you will be assisted for a transfer to the station. After a welcome drink and check-in formalities explore your cabin and the train. Settle in the comforts of Maharajas' Express as the train proceeds to Udaipur. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay onboard.

Day 2 (Monday) - Udaipur

Start the day with a hearty breakfast onboard. Disembark for a boat ride on Lake Pichola and a visit to City Palace. Lunch is arranged for you at an exclusive venue. Return to the train and spend a leisurely evening. Stay onboard for dinner and overnight stay as train proceeds to Jodhpur.

Day 3 (Tuesday) - Jodhpur

Enjoy a leisurely day with breakfast and lunch onboard. After you are done with lunch, deboard to visit the mighty Mehrangarh Fort looming over the Blue City of Jodhpur. Embark on a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market. End the day with a lavish dinner arranged at an exclusive venue. Return back to the train for overnight stay as train proceeds to Bikaner.

Day 4 (Wednesday) - Bikaner

Have a leisurely day with breakfast and lunch in The Maharajas' Express. Later deboard, to explore the Junagarh Fort. In the evening you will be taken to golden sand dunes for an exclusive barbecue. Return to the train for the night. The train heads to the next stop, Jaipur.

Day 5 (Thursday) - Jaipur

Begin the day with breakfast onboard. Later disembark for a visit to the beautiful Amber Fort. Return for a sumptuous lunch onboard. Dinner is planned at an exclusive venue. Overnight stay in the train as it proceeds to Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).

Day 6 (Friday) - Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri

Deboard for safari at Ranthambore National Park in the early morning. A hearty breakfast awaits onboard. Get back to the train as it proceeds to Fatehpur Sikri. After lunch in the afternoon, disembark for a visit to the abandoned city of the Mughals. Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

Day 7 (Saturday) - Agra

Disembark the train for an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. The beauty of the white-marble icon of love is enhanced in the early hours of the morning. Later, leave for breakfast at an exclusive venue. Savor lunch onboard as the train proceeds to Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as the journey ends at Delhi.

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.

Tariff

Foreign National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $6,340 $9,890 $13,800 $23,700
Single Supplement $4,840 $8,930 $13,800 $23,700

Indian National
Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult INR 4,51,540 INR 7,04,370 INR 9,82,840 INR 16,87,920
Single Supplement INR 3,44,710 INR 6,36,000 INR 9,82,840 INR 16,87,920
New Year / Christmas Supplement during Signature Trip $ 500 INR 35610


# 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.

Heritage of India Dates for Season 2019 & 2020-2021

Month Departure Dates
Jan'1912
Feb'199
Mar'199
Apr'196
Oct' 1913
Nov' 1910
Dec' 198
Oct,202025
Nov,202022
Dec,202020
Jan,202117
Feb,202114
Mar,202114
Apr,202111

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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Maharajas Express FacilitiesSoaked in luxury, bathed with nostalgia, experience an era of elegant traveling with the romance of Indian Maharajas.

  • The Train
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge & Bar Cars
  • Deluxe Cabin
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite
  • Presidential Suite