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Maharajas Express - The Indian Splendour"A journey full of wonders in Incredible India."

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 Covered: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – 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.

Day 1 (Sunday) - Delhi and Agra

In the morning, board the luxurious Maharajas' Express at Delhi. The train will proceed to Agra. Pay a visit to the splendid Agra Fort. Brunch and dinner on board. Overnight stay in the train.

Day 2 (Monday) - Agra and Ranthambore

Deboard the Maharajas' Express to marvel at the Taj Mahal in the early morning hours. After exploring the white-marble epitome of love, continue to an exclusive venue for breakfast. Later get back to the train as it proceeds to Sawai Madhopur. After lunch at one of the lavish restaurants onboard, disembark for safari in the Ranthambore National Park. Dinner onboard as the train proceeds to Jaipur.

Day 3 (Tuesday) - Jaipur

After breakfast aboard, disembark to visit the Amber Fort of Jaipur. Return to train for a sumptuous lunch. In the evening, you will be taken to an exclusive venue for dinner. Overnight stay aboard as train proceeds to Bikaner.

Day 4 (Wednesday) - Bikaner

Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast onboard. After a delightful lunch in the train, disembark for a visit to the Junagarh Fort. An exclusive bar-be-cue is planned for evening on the golden sand dunes. Return to the train for overnight stay as train proceeds to Jodhpur.

Day 5 (Thursday) - Jodhpur

Start the day with a hearty breakfast on board. The day is free for your leisurely pursuits on the train. After a delightful lunch, deboard the train. Leave for a visit to the mighty Mehrangarh Fort and a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market. Dinner is scheduled at an exclusive venue. Stay overnight on the train as it makes way towards Udaipur.

Day 6 (Friday) – Udaipur

Start the day with breakfast aboard. Later, proceed for a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit to City Palace. Rest your feet and treat your taste buds with lunch at an exclusive venue. Return to the train for leisurely evening. Dinner and overnight onboard as train proceeds to Mumbai.

Day 7 (Saturday) – Mumbai

After a hearty breakfast onboard, bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as the journey ends in Mumbai.

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

Tariff

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 4,25,900 INR 6,73,750 INR 9,82,840 INR 16,87,920
Single Supplement INR 3,21,210 INR 6,06,800 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.

Indian Splendor Departure Dates for Season 2019 & 2020-2021

Month Departure Dates
Jan'195
Feb'192
Mar'192, 30
Oct' 196
Nov' 193
Dec' 191, 29
Oct,202018
Nov,202015
Dec,202013
Jan,202110
Feb,20217
Mar,20217
Apr,20214

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