Chugging across meticulously selected destinations to give you a glimpse of the royal heritage of incredible India, the Indian Splendor tour on board Maharajas Express will let you discover the colonial and imperial facets of India, a journey as spellbinding as the destinations.
|Tour Duration||7 Nights / 8 Days|
|Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai|
|FARE STARTING FROM||USD 5980|
|SEASON||Oct to Apr|
|DISTANCE COVERED||2,185 kms approx|
Chugging across meticulously selected destinations to give you a glimpse of the royal heritage of incredible India, the Indian Splendor tour on board Maharajas Express will let you discover the colonial and imperial facets of India, a journey as spellbinding as the destinations. Be it the invigorating sips of champagne as you behold Taj Mahal, the legendary monuments commemorating love of the resplendent forts and palaces of Rajasthan.
There are elephant polo matches and wildlife safari at Ranthambore national park. Then there are an array of World Heritage Sites giving a peek into the cultural heritage and the mesmerizing splendors of India. The rich tapestry of destinations encompassing several states epitomizes the unique mélange of Indian heritage and her ancient civilization.
Explore and discover the splendors of India with the Indian Splendor itinerary on board Asia's most luxurious train, the Maharajas Express. This tastefully crafted itinerary lasting 168 hours, takes the guest on a mesmerizing voyage across some of the most illuminating destinations in India to acquaint the guests with the heritage, culture and diversity of this incredible country. Included in the itinerary are a dash of wildlife, majestic forts and palaces and temples of medieval India.
Detailed itinerary has been given below for your kind perusal:
On your arrival in Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station receive a warm welcome by the crew of Maharajas Express and complete the formalities.
Dinner is to be served onboard. The train leaves for Agra at 2200 hours.
Stay overnight in the luxury train.
Arrive in Agra at 7 A.M and proceed to visit Taj Mahal. Champagne breakfast is to be served at Taj Khema.
Taj Mahal, the Seventh Wonder of the World (also UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a white-marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took about 22 years to build this masterpiece. Semi precious stones, inlay work, jalis and other such elements were used to decorate different corners of the mausoleum.
After this, you have a choice of visiting Agra Fort/ Spa rejuvenation in a five star hotel/ shopping. Again, following this session you can choose between either returning to the comforts of Maharajas Express or witnessing Mohabbat The Taj Show.
Dinner is to be served onboard. The train leaves tonight for the next destination, Sawai Madhopur.
The train stations at Sawai Madhopur. After refreshing breakfast leave for an enthralling game drive at Ranthambore National Park. This is one of India's largest national parks well-known for its tiger population.
Get back to the train as it now leaves for Jaipur, the Pink City. Lunch is to be served onboard.
On reaching Jaipur, proceed for Jantar Mantar/ spa rejuvenation at a palace hotel/ visit Amer Fort/shopping/ try golf at Rambagh Golf Club. Later, leave for City Palace/ Jal Mahal to enjoy elephant activities like riding, feeding or even painting these adorable creatures. Have dinner and return to the comforts of luxury train. The train leaves for Bikaner at 2300 hours.
Overnight stay in Maharajas Express.
Treat your taste-buds with scrumptious breakfast onboard. On reaching Bikaner spend some time savoring facilities of the trains such as spa, or visit Lalgarh Museum/ Deshnok Temple.
Lunch is to be served onboard, after which you leave for Junargarh Fort, the star attraction of Bikaner. It was built in the twentieth century, but the charm hasn't yet even faded. Afterwards, leave for Sundowners in the Sand Dunes. While on your way take a tea-break in Gajner Palace.
Return to Maharajas express and relax. Tonight, the train leaves for Jodhpur.
Stay overnight onboard.
On reaching Jodhpur early in the morning, breakfast is served onboard. The desert-city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is also called "Sun City", owing to its golden landscape especially when the sun sets or rise.
You have the option of staying back in the train and savoring its world-class amenities or take a heritage tour to Bishno village (if time permits) or indulge in spa rejuvenation at a five-star hotel.
Lunch is served onboard. Afterwards proceed for Mehrangarh Fort (One of India's largest fort, overlooking the whole city. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with other selective Hill Forts of Rajasthan) followed by a stroll in Old Clock Tower Market. Other than this, you can choose to enjoy spa facilities at a five-star hotel/ shopping/ visiting Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Jaswant Thada.
In the evening, prepare to savor royal cocktail evening, cultural performance and fireworks at Hanwant Mahal.
Return to the train as it leaves for Udaipur. Stay overnight onboard.
Have your breakfast onboard as the train reaches Udaipur, the City of Lakes. Commence the day by boating on Lake Pichola and then visit City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
Enjoy your lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace/ Jagmandir Palace.
Get back to the comforts of your luxury train or spend time shopping/ enjoying spa facilities at a five-star hotel/or witness the Sound and Light Show.
Dinner is to be served onboard as train leaves for Balasinor. Stay overnight in Maharjas Express.
Enjoy refreshing breakfast onboard as the train reaches Sevalia Station, from where you are escorted to Dinosaur Fossil Park. Afterwards proceed for village walking tour and Garden Palace.
Lunch is hosted by the royal family of Balasinor at Garden Palace. Later return to the comforts of your luxury train as the train leaves for Mumbai.
Enjoy "Indian Evening" after which the dinner is served on board.
Overnight stay in the luxury train.
As all good things come to an end, so will the Indian Splendor tour onboard the Maharajas' Express.
Breakfast is served onboard, as the train arrives at Mumbai in Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.
Deboard the luxury train and bid adieu to this magical journey of Maharajas Express.
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.
Booking policy followed by the Maharajas Express is as follows:
The cancellation policy that is followed by the train is as:
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