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Heritage of India Journey

7 Nights / 8 Days

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

Maharajas' Express Heritage of India itinerary offer insights into the rich heritage and culture of India.

Starting from Mumbai, the train crisscrosses through the medieval caves of Ajanta, forts and Palaces of Rajasthan and the majestic Taj Mahal during the Heritage of India Tour.

The highlight of the tour includes cultural immersion during local sightseeing tours, insider experiences such as sundowner cocktails amidst sand dunes and Exhibition Elephant Polo Match and some shopping experiences among others.

Embarkation & Disembarkation (Heritage of India)

Check-in Venue & Timing - The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai / 1430 hrs Departure Station & Timing - Mumbai - Chatrpati Shivaji Terminus / 1640 hrs Arrival Station & Timing - Delhi - Safdarjung Station / 1500 hrs Guests boarding the Maharaja Express have to report at least an hour before the train's departure at a pre-assigned venue in Mumbai for the pre-boarding facilities. All final details related to the meeting point will be emailed or handed over along with the journey's travel vouchers and documents, around 14 days before the departure date.
Mumbai

Day 1


Welcome to a regal journey aboard the Maharajas Express as you embark on Heritage of India tour. In the evening you will check in and enjoy a warm welcome even as you complete your registration formalities. Proceed towards Ajanta, your first destination in the circuit.

Dinner and overnight stay onboard the Maharaja train.

Day Highlights

  • Welcome Ceremony at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus


Ajanta

Day 2


After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Ajanta Caves, the rock-cut caves dating back to 2nd century B.C. and comprising of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain sculpted art.

Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

Day Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments.


Udaipur

Day 3


Post breakfast; embark on a sightseeing tour to the City Palace complex and Crystal gallery. The royal lunch served in the gallery restaurant of the Fateh Prakash Palace forms the crescendo of the day. Post lunch, you have an option to go on a walking tour across the old bazaar, market, of the Udaipur city or visit the vintage car collection or royal family or take delight in Son-et-Lumiere program at City Palace.

Dinner and overnight stay on-board the train.

Day Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to City Palace and Crystal Gallery in Udaipur
  • Son-et-Lumiere program at City Palace
  • Walking tour across Old Bazaar
  • Vintage car collection of the Royal Family of Udaipur


Jodhpur

Day 4


On the 4th day of the tour itinerary, you will arrive in the sun city of Rajasthan-Jodhpur. Post a delectable brunch and a lavish lunch, embark on an expedition to the Old Clock Tower Market followed by a leisurely trip across the Mehrangarh Fort. Dinner is scheduled at a 5-star hotel followed by an optional tour of the Rohet Garh village, home to Bishnoi tribe.

Later, return to train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Highlights

  • Expedition to the Old Clock Tower
  • Trip to Mehrangarh Fort
  • Optional Tour to Rohet Garh village


Bikaner

Day 5


On arrival in the city, you can take an optional tour to either Deshnok temples or Lalgarh Palace Museum or Camel breeding farm or choose to shop for Kundan jewelry.

In the afternoon, you will head to the Junagarh Fort.

Post lunch, take a ride on a camel cart nearby Sam sand dunes. Later in the evening, enjoy a sand dune excursion followed by cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists accompanied with sundowner cocktails and barbecue dinner.

Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.

Day Highlights

  • Visits to Deshnok Temples/Lalgarh Palace Museum
  • Camel Breeding Farm
  • Antique Kundan jewelry shopping
  • Visit to Junagarh Fort
  • Sam Sand dune excursion on a camel carter
  • Cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists


Jaipur

Day 6


Post-breakfast; embark on a local sightseeing spree across the heart of Jaipur. Do not miss to savor on the Exhibition Elephant Polo Match and a lavish lunch with champagne. Explore the unassailable Amber Fort post lunch. Later, you may opt for a shopping tour in Jaipur or choose to indulge in spa session or play golf or visit City Palace.

Later, return to train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Highlights

  • Exhibition Elephant Polo Match
  • Elephant ride to the top of Amber Fort


Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) - Agra

Day 7


Enjoy an early morning jeep safari through the Ranthambore National Park. Post safari, savor on the brunch aboard the Maharajas' Express while you will travel down to Fatehpur Sikri, your next destination. On reaching the city, you can visit the local attractions housed here such as Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri is a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the evening, return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Highlights

  • Jeep Safari to Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit to attractions in and around UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri


Agra - Delhi

Day 8


Early morning on the last day of the sojourn, you will travel to Agra, home to the grand structure Taj Mahal. Pride of India, Taj Mahal is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, you can take delight in a lavish breakfast accompanied by Champagne at Taj Khema. While you treat yourself to a grand lunch aboard the Maharajas' Express, the train will traverse back to Delhi to mark the end of the voyage aboard this India luxury train.

The Heritage of India sojourn comes to an end.

Day Highlights

  • Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra
  • Breakfast with Champagne at Taj Khema

Note:

* Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.

* Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.

* Guests who wish to indulge in these optional experiences, may stay back and join the main group later.


For some other essential travel information and guideline visit www.maharajas-express-india.com/general-information.html
Mumbai – Ajanta

Day 1 / Saturday

1430 hrs: Welcome & Registration at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

1545 hrs: Depart for Mumbai CST Railway Station

1640 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Ajanta

1930 hrs: Dinner on Board


Ajanta

Day 2 / Sunday

0630 hrs: Breakfast on board

0730 hrs: Proceed for excursion to the Ajanta Caves

1315 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express for Lunch on board

1345 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Udaipur

1930 hrs: Dinner on Board


Udaipur

Day 3 / Monday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

1000 hrs: Arrive into Udaipur

1030 hrs: Proceed for sightseeing of City Palace & Crystal Gallery (Audio Tour)

1230 hrs: Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace

1430 hrs: Return to the train for a relaxed afternoon OR continue for a shopping tour. You may also opt for optional activities like Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel, Sound & Light show at City Palace Or visit to the Vintage Car Museum & Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola

1830 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express

2000 hrs: Dinner on board

2130 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Jodhpur


Jodhpur

Day 4 / Tuesday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

0900 hrs: Optional tour to Bishnoi village OR enjoy Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel

1100 hrs: Arrive into Jodhpur. Relax on board

1300 hrs: Lunch on board

1430 hrs: Visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by a walking tour of the Clock Tower market OR You may also choose to enjoy spa facilities at a 5 star hotel.

1830 hrs: Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal

2030 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express

0400 hrs: Train leaves for Bikaner


Bikaner

Day 5 / Wednesday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

1100 hrs: Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on board OR You may also choose optional visit to the Lallgarh Palace Museum OR Deshnok (the Rat Temple) OR a Private shopping tour for Kundan Jewellery.

1300 hrs: Lunch on board

1400 hrs: Visit to Junagarh Fort

1600 hrs: Start from Junagarh Fort to Gajner Palace

1700 hrs: Reach Gajner Palace

1730 hrs: Proceed for Sundowner Cocktails and barbecue at the Sand Dunes

2100 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express


Jaipur

Day 6 / Thursday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

1130 hrs: Arrive into Jaipur

1145 hrs: Proceed for Exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by Champagne lunch at City Palace.

1500 hrs: Visit the Amber Fort OR You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel OR Private shopping tour OR Golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to City Palace & The Observatory (Jantar Mantar)


* While returning from Amber Fort you have an opportunity to visit a local center for polishing and cutting of precious and semi precious stones


1900 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express

2000 hrs: Dinner on board

2130 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)


Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri

Day 7 / Friday

0630 hrs: Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park

0930 hrs: Breakfast at Vivanta By Taj, Sawai Madhopur

1030 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express.

1040 hrs: The Maharajas' Express departs for Fatehpur Sikri.

1300 hrs: Lunch on board

1430 hrs: Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri

1515 hrs: Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri

1800 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express

2000 hrs: Enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner on board.


Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi

Day 8 / Saturday

0630 hrs: Arrive into Agra and Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.

0830 hrs: Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema

0945 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express.

1015 hrs: The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Delhi

1300 hrs: Lunch on board

1530 hrs: Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!




Heritage of India Departure Dates for Season 2014-15 & 2015-16

Month Departure Dates
November 2014 Sat, 15th
December 2014 Sat, 13th
January 2015 Sat, 10th
February 2015 Sat, 7th
March 2015 Sat, 7th
April 2015 Sat, 4th
October 2015 Sat, 24th
November 2015 Sat, 21st
December 2015 Sat, 19th
January 2016 Sat, 16th
February 2016 Sat, 13th
March 2016 Sat, 12th
April 2016 Sat, 9th
April 2015 Sat, 4th
April 2015 Thu, 9th

Price for Season 2014-15 & 2015-16
Change Currency:

8 Days and 7 Nights Deluxe Cabins Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult USD 6,840.00 USD 9,890.00 USD 13,800.00 USD 23,700.00
Single Supplement USD 5,160.00 USD 8,910.00 USD 13,800.00 USD 23,700.00
Child (sharing cabins
withparents 5-12 years)
USD 3,420.00 USD 4,950.00 USD 6,900.00 USD 11,900.00
Cabins Configurations
and Features

*All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis

*The above cost is exclusive of 3.09% service tax that will be charged extra

*All Optional Tours are on chargeable basis and are subject to availability. Details and pricing will be made available on board during the journey

*Please note all bookings confirmed are non-transferable and will invite a cancellation charge as applicable. For more information visit Terms & Condition Page

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys


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