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The Indian Splendor

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Mumbai
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Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Overview

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.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Delhi / Agra
Day 1 - Delhi / Agra

On your arrival at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station receive a warm welcome by the crew of Maharajas' Express and complete the formalities. The train then leaves for Agra. Once you reach Agra, deboard and get ready for an excursion to the Agra Fort. The historical fort stands as a fine example of Mughal architecture and gets etched on the minds and hearts of the visitors forever. Brunch and dinner are to be served onboard. Stay overnight in the luxury train.

Day 2 - Agra / Ranthambore
Day 2 - Agra / Ranthambore

Early in the morning, proceed to visit Taj Mahal. This is followed by scrumptious breakfast at an exclusive location. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders 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 to return to the train as it leaves for Sawai Madhopur soon after. Relish delicious lunch at one of the royal restaurants on board. As the train stations at Sawai Madhopur, 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. Dinner is to be served onboard. The train leaves tonight for the next destination, Jaipur.

Day 3 - Jaipur
Day 3 - Jaipur

Savor appetizing breakfast served on board. Later on, disembark to proceed towards Amber Fort. Presenting a unique spectacle, the Amber Fort is counted amongst the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. After exploring the fort, return to the train to relish delectable lunch. Dinner is arranged at an exclusive venue. Overnight stay in Maharajas' Express as it proceeds to Bikaner.

Day 4 - Bikaner
Day 4 - Bikaner

Treat your taste-buds with scrumptious breakfast onboard. On reaching Bikaner, spend some time savoring facilities of the trains such as spa. Lunch is to be served onboard, after which you leave for Junagarh Fort, the star attraction of Bikaner. It was built in the twentieth century, but the charm hasn't even faded yet. Afterward, leave for Sundowners and bar-be-cue in the Sand Dunes. Return to Maharajas' Express and relax. Tonight, the train leaves for Jodhpur. Stay overnight onboard.

Day 5 - Jodhpur
Day 5 - Jodhpur

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 rises. You have the option of staying back in the train and savoring its world-class amenities or indulge in spa rejuvenation at a five-star hotel. Lunch is served onboard. Afterward 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. In the evening, get ready for a lavish dinner at an élite venue. Return to the train as it leaves for Udaipur. Stay overnight onboard.

Day 6 - Udaipur
Day 6 - Udaipur

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. Enjoy your lunch at an exclusive venue. Get back to the comforts of your luxury train and spend the evening leisurely. Dinner is to be served onboard as train leaves for Mumbai. Stay overnight in Maharajas' Express.

Day 7 - Mumbai
Day 7 - Mumbai

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 in Mumbai at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Deboard the luxury train and bid adieu to this magical journey of Maharajas' Express.


Price Table

Indian Splendor Tariff for Season 2023-24 & 2024-25

Occupancy Type

Adult

Single Supplement

Deluxe Cabins

USD 7,750

USD 5,820

Junior Suite

USD 9,940

USD 8,950

Suite

USD 14,490

USD 14,490

Presidential Suite

USD 24,890

USD 24,890

Schedule

Indian Splendor Schedule for the season 2023-24 & 2024-25

Month

Departure Dates

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

Included/Excluded

  • 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.




Tour's Location

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Mumbai

FAQs

How long is the trip on Indian Splendor?

Ans : Indian Splendor starts in Delhi and ends in Mumbai in 6 nights and 7 days.

Which destinations are covered in the Indian Splendor train?

Ans : Indian Splendor is a journey of Maharajas’ Express, and it covers the famous cities of Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Mumbai.

How much does the Indian Splendor train ticket cost?

Ans : The Indian Splendor tariff depends on the type of occupancy you choose. The price of Indian Splendor for the season 2022-2023 for adults ranges from USD 7,380 to USD 23,700. For a single supplement, the price starts at USD 5,540 and can go upto USD 23,700.

How to book an Indian Splendor train ticket?

Ans : Booking a ticket for Indian Splendor is easy with Indian Luxury Trains. Just click the link and fill out the form. Your details will be sent to our expert, who will contact you promptly and confirm your luxury train ticket.

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Taj Mahal Agra
Pablerpiggipt, United States
21/02/2013

Dream of Rajasthan

"All in all a wonderful experience. Everything was well organized with many highlights . Due to the busy itinerary we had too little time to sozialize with other passengers. We had a Junior Suite with stylish interior, a very good bed and all amenities you could ask for on such a journey. Oue butler was just sweet, allways available and catering to all our needs. Food was excellent for train cuisine. The Chef went out of his way to provide specialities not on the menu. Excusrsions were very well organized and executed. This train compares well with other luxury trains such as the Eastern and Orient Express and the Orient Express."
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Taj Mahal Agra
Brian Hanson, United Kingdom
18/12/2013

Outstanding service

"The service was that really made it for us - it was faultless. Truly delightful staff. The accommodation was of a very high standard and the food and wine (indian and remarkably palatable) was good. Our only criticism was with the itinerary.The places we visited were fascinating but, for example, having visited the Taj Mahal early in the morning we were given breakfast in a very average (and not at all comparable) hotel that was a waste of time and not as good as had we returned to the train. We would have liked to have spent more time travelling on the train during the day when we could have seen the Indian countryside.The overall pace of the tours was too laid back and less time could have been spent at each destination thus allowing for more places to be visited. That said, we would go on the Maharaja's Express again bout next time on the longer trip to Mumbai."
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Taj Mahal Agra
Mike Boon, United Kingdom
18/12/2013

Gems of India Tour

An enjoyable few days with great sightseeing and tours. The accommodation is a little basic and the standard rooms very small. The staff are excellent and vey helpful.
Taj Mahal Agra
Jennifer young, United States
01/05/2023

Fabulous Maharaja Express

This was an amazing experience. We actually took our 12 year old twin boys who are quite used to international travel and they too had an amazing time. The staff was attentive and very friendly. The train is luxurious and a great way to see India. Overall there is no way we could have seen such a vibrant country in such a comfortable manner. We would do it again without hesitation.
Taj Mahal Agra
Jonathan Strauss, Australia
16/02/2016

A most wonderful experience of royal aspect of India

"I traveled on Maharaja Express (Royal India) last October and it will definitely rate it as a world class rail journey 's“ although mixed with a little hiccups. But with the benefit of hindsight they were nothing as compared to normal train traveling or just traveling in India.The train is definitely one of the most luxurious vessels which I have ever ridden in. Expectations, I know, tend to disappoint but this train journey was mostly upto mark in delivering all that was promised. Special mention is definitely deserved when it comes to the service and staff. Facilities were up to date and even the sleeping part is way much comfortable than usual train journey.Eating which is a thing of concern in India was taken care of in a fabulous way. Dining was mostly arranged at various 5 star heritage hotels. Imagine a royal lunch in Lake Palace's loved it completely. Besides even the food quality on board was above average. Best part was eating in the restaurants on board. Stylish decor and wares and suave ambience too.One of the problems was excessive shopping options and another one is long breaks in luxury hotels when all you want is hop in your cabin and relax. They should do something about this. Otherwise selection of destinations is good and with facilities and service to match the best this one is a truly wonderful ride. "
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Taj Mahal Agra
Eila Laine, Finland
16/05/2011

A Maharaja indeed in name and spirit

"I was curious and keen to board this train. It is officially described as the India's answer to the Orient Express which again is described by couture specialist Vanity Fair Magazine as the train against which all other luxury train are measured.The journey on board Maharajas Express promises to unravel the varied tapestry of this majestic landscape. Music, dance and cheerful ladies adorning us with garlands and applying vermillion mark on our forehead as we walked the red carpet mark the ceremonial entrance, a traditional Indian welcome on board the Maharajas Express.First impression is an important one and for sure I was Impressed. Was I wrong? Here's the summary of my trip This train certainly is a cut above other cruise trains in India in terms of comfort and elegance and even comparable to the top luxury trains plying in different part of the globes.The train is unarguably luxury with facilities such as LCD TV, internet connectivity, comfortable beds, suave restros and bar and well equipped bathrooms. Destinations covered are truly regal and itinerary which includes not only traveling to royal forts and palaces but meeting and dining with the descendants of erstwhile princes themselves captures a variety of experiences.The restaurants and bar on board the train is truly 5* when it comes to decor and service offered by the staff and even the variety of cuisines and yes you can savor some mouth watering delicacies prepared by master chefs.Dining during off train excursion are great and mostly in 5 star heritage hotel. Taj Lake Palace definitely gets a thumbs up.The fellow travelers gathered from around the globe were another interesting element of the journey so that I couldn't even open the book I was carrying.Collection of wine and beer is limited and Indian drinks can really give you a culture shock and for foreign brand of liquors and wine you'll have to cough up extra bucks.Sleeping is the most difficult task but way improved as compared to other cruise trains out here.The shopping part in œrecommended shops still remains the major dampener of cruise train journey in India.Do I recommend it? Yes, I definitely do but mind you it's one of the costliest train journeys in the world. What you get is slice of royal forts & palaces, wildlife adventure, camel safari, elephant polo as well as a cultural excursion to village of Bishnois considered to be oldest living environmentalist. If you are short on time not money then this luxury cruise is crafted just for you."
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