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  • Maharajas' Express, Fine Travel Redefining luxury train travel since 2010, Maharajas’ Express is a luxurious train in India. Offering 5 fascinating journeys crisscrossing some of the most vibrant destinations, significant attractions and offering a vista of breathtaking landscape, culture and heritage Maharajas’ Express offers journeys to the very depth of the soul of India in sheer opulence

    • The Heritage of India | Days 8/7 Nights

      A journey into history to experience the splendour of a by gone era
      Mumbai-Ajanta-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Bikaner-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Agra-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 cocktails 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 01/SATURDAY
      Board the Train at Mumbai. After a traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner onboard as the train makes its way to Ajanta.

      Day 02/SUNDAY
      Ajanta Caves – Visit the world heritage site of Ajanta. Marvel at the rock cut caves dating back to the 2nd Century B.C.

      Day 03/MONDAY
      Udaipur – Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience traditional hospitality over lunch at an exclusive venue. Afternoon tour options include a walking tour through the colorful and vibrant Old Market, visit the Vintage car collection of the royal family or enjoy an enthralling Sound and Light show in the Palace.

      Day 04/TUESDAY
      Jodhpur – A ride through the countryside brings you to Jodhpur. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, enjoy dinner at an exclusive venue. Enjoy a visit to a local village as an optional activity or relax onboard.

      Day 05/WEDNESDAY
      Bikaner – Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or a Camel breeding Farm or Shop for Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by evening cocktails, a barbecue and folk performances on the sand dunes.

      Day 06/THURSDAY
      Jaipur – The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur welcomes you with an exhibition elephant polo match and champagne lunch at an exclusive venue. Thereafter, proceed for a visit to the impregnable Amber Fort followed by free time for optional activities – shopping/spa treatments/golfing/visit to City Palace.

      Day 07/FRIDAY
      Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Embark on an exciting game drive into Ranthambore National Park. Then continue on to see the fascinating royal court complex of Fatehpur Sikri.

      Day 08/SATURDAY
      Agra –Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a champagne breakfast. Continue to Delhi as your journey comes to an end.

      Highlights
      Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments
      Indulge in a Royal Lunch in 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.
      Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
      Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy a Champagne breakfast.

    • The Indian Splendour | Days 8/7 Nights

      A wonderful Journey through a magical land
      Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Bikaner-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Balasinor-Mumbai

      This journey visits the world’s greatest monument of love – the Taj Mahal. You can spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park and soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazaars and Royal cuisine. This journey will leave you with everlasting memories of India’s Culture, History and Folklore.

      Day 01/SATURDAY
      Board the Train at Delhi. After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner will be served as the train makes its way to Agra.

      Day 02/SUNDAY
      Agra – Arrive into the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’. Visit the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy a champagne breakfast overlooking the Taj followed by free time for shopping or an optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmad-ud-daulah. After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savour our in-house culinary delights with lunch & dinner served onboard.

      Day 03/MONDAY
      Ranathambore & Jaipur – Embark on an exciting game drive into Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch onboard as you enter into the Pink City of Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort followed by an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match with a champagne dinner. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles before the exciting match.

      Day 04/TUESDAY
      Bikaner – Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgrh Palace Museum or a Camel breeding Farm. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by cocktails, a barbecue and folk performances on the sand dunes.

      Day 05/WEDNESDAY
      Jodhpur- Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you arrive into Jodhpur. Visit a local village as an optional activity or relax onboard. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, enjoy dinner at an exclusive venue.

      Day 06/THURSDAY
      Udaipur- Admire the splendid landscape as you enjoy breakfast onboard as you arrive into the City of Lakes. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience true Indian hospitality over a royal lunch. Take an optional ‘Walking Tour’ through the Old Market or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family amongst other activities.

      Day 07/FRIDAY
      Balasinor – Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (one of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit. Then enjoy lunch with the Royal Family to relish their unique cuisine.

      Day 08/SATURDAY
      Mumbai – Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express after an onboard breakfast.

      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

    • The Indian Panorama | Days 8/7 Nights

      Relish Royalty spirituality and wilderness.
      Delhi-Jaipur- Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho- Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi

      Explore the hidden treasures of India! Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and Cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendour in Lucknow and the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park.

      Day01/SATURDAY
      Board the Train in Delhi – After a traditional welcome and registration formalities, enjoy dinner onboard.

      Day 02/SUNDAY
      Jaipur – After breakfast on board, visit Amber Fort followed by an Elephant Polo match with lunch at an exclusive venue. In the afternoon you can enjoy optional activities such as a Spa Treatment/Shopping/Golf or a visit to the City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory.

      Day 03/MONDAY
      Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Embark on an exciting game drive into Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch onboard as you enter into Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the magical Fort.

      Day 04/TUESDAY
      Agra – Gwalior- Disembark for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a champagne breakfast. Continue to Gwalior. Enjoy lunch at the 120 year old Usha Kiran Palace, followed by a tour of the magnificent Gwalior Fort and Opulent Jai Vilas Palace Museum with High Tea in the palace grounds.

      Day 05/WEDNESDAY
      Orchha – Khajuraho – Proceed to the bejeweled Jahangiri Mahal in Orchha and continue to the world renowned Heritage temples of Khajuraho.

      Day 06/THURSDAY
      Varanasi – Tour the holy city of Varanasi including the ancient ruins of Sarnath, Varanasi Silk Weaving Centre and a scenic cruise on the sacred Ganges. Witness the magical evening Aarti on the ghats of the Ganges.

      Day 07/FRIDAY
      Lucknow – Welcome to the enchanted ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow. Tour the Rumi Darwaza and the spectacular Bada Imambara. Opt to explore the bustling markets of the royal city. Experience the elegance and charm of traditional hospitality during an exclusive dinner and enjoy Awadhi cuisine from the Royal Kitchen.

      Day 08/SATURDAY
      Delhi – After breakfast, disembark into Delhi and bid farewell to the Train.

      Highlights
      Elephant Polo match at Jaipur
      Champagne breakfast overlooking the legendary Taj Mahal
      An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
      Feast over a lavish spread of delicacies from the Royal kitchens of Gwalior and Lucknow.
      Explore the quaint environs of Orchha and Khajurahos’ marvelous temples
      Drench yourself in the mystique of Varanasi – the oldest living city in the world.

    • The Treasures of India | Days 4/3 Nights

      Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

      Day 01/SUNDAY
      Board the Train at Delhi. After a traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Enjoy brunch on board while the train makes it way to Agra. Explore the exquisite Agra Fort in this ‘City of Mughal Splendour’. Enjoy a Champagne evening.

      Day 02/MONDAY
      Agra – Ranthambore – Early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy the countryside with our in-house culinary delights as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Embark on an exciting game drive after lunch into Ranthambore National Park.

      Day 03/TUESDAY
      Jaipur- Visit the Amber Fort, enjoy an enthralling elephant polo match followed by lunch at an exclusive venue. The following options are available for the rest of your day….shop for fine jewellery & textiles or indulge in a rejuvenating Spa treatment or visit the City Palace and Jantar-Mantar.

      Day 04/WEDNESDAY
      Breakfast is served onboard as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express

      Highlights
      Champagne Evening overlooking Taj Mahal
      An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
      Elephant Polo match at Jaipur

    • Gems of India | Days 4/3 Nights

      Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

      Day 01/WEDNESDAY
      Board the Train in Delhi. After a traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities enjoy dinner onboard.

      Day 02/THURSDAY
      Agra – Enjoy an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a Champagne breakfast. Return to the train for lunch. In the afternoon visit Agra Fort followed by optional activities such as: A shopping tour, Spa treatment, and visit to Itmad-ud-daulah or Fatehpur Sikri.

      Day 03/FRIDAY
      Ranthambore – Jaipur – Embark on an exciting game drive into Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy a relaxed lunch as you arrive into Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort and enjoy an elephant polo match followed by dinner at an exclusive venue.

      Day 04/SATURDAY
      Delhi – Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express

      Highlights
      Champagne breakfast overlooking Taj Mahal
      An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
      Elephant Polo match at Jaipur

  • General information

    Inclusions:

    • Maharajas' Express Elephants, Fine Travel

      Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms

    • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
    • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
    • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
    • Porter charges at stations
    • For departures out of Delhi – Free arrival Airport Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Delhi & Free Half day tour of Delhi prior to train departure
    • Complimentary WIFI is available but internet reception may vary while the train is moving

     

    Extra information

    On board accommodation

    Deluxe Cabins (112sq ft)

    • Maharajas' Express Cabin, Fine TravelEach Deluxe Coach consists of four Twin/ Double bed cabins with attached bathroom
    • Cabins feature wardrobe, luggage storage, writing table, LCD television and individual climate control
    • The bathrooms are modern with washbasin, WC, shower cubicle, running hot and cold water.
    • 20 Deluxe Cabins onboard

    Junior Suites (150sq ft)

    • Each Junior Suite Coach consists of three Twin/ Double bed cabins with attached bathroom
    • Cabins feature luggage storage, wardrobe, writing table, flat screen LCDs with live television, audio/ video channels, direct dial telephone, internet facilities, individual climate control and an electronic safe
    • The bathrooms are modern with washbasin, WC, shower cubicle, running hot and cold water
    • 18 Junior suites onboard

    Suites (220sq ft)

    • Maharajas Express Bathroom, Fine TravelEach Suite Coach consists of two suites with separate living and bedroom areas
    • Cabins feature a double bed with luggage storage underneath, wardrobe, flat screen LCDs with live television, audio/ video channels, direct dial telephone, internet facilities, individual climate control, an a electronic safe and mini bar.
    • The living area has a sofa, writing table
    • Bathrooms are modern with wash basin, WC, shower cubicle and a bathtub, running hot and cold water.
    • 4 suites onboard

    Presidential Suite (465sq ft)

    • The Presidential Suite consists of two bedrooms, two attached baths, a living/dining room
    • Each bedroom features a double / twin bed with luggage storage underneath, wardrobe, flat screen LCDs with live television, audio / video channels, direct dial telephone, individual climate control and mood lighting
    • The living/dining room area has a sofa, writing table, minibar, and internet facility
    • Each bathroom is modern with wash basin, WC, shower cubicle, a full bath tub with running hot and cold water
    • 1 presidential suite onboard

     

     

  • *TERMS & CONDITIONS

    Conditions

    • A 25% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the full balance payable 60 days prior to departure date.

    Important Conditions:

    • Minimum Passenger Requirements: All tours require a minimum passenger number to operate. Should this not be reached, we will offer possible alternatives. If an alternative is not suitable, a full refund may be offered. Rail Plus will not issue a refund unless and until Rail Plus receives the refunded sum in full from the supplier.
    • Travel insurance providing appropriate cover is strongly recommended.
    • More information upon request

    Refunds

    Written notice received Cancellation fee Administration fee for each change
    60 days or more Loss of deposit One free, then 10%
    21-59 days 40% 20%
    3-20 days 80% 60%
    Within 2 days of departure or no show 100% 100%