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Indian Splendor Journey

7 Nights / 8 Days

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

A meticulously crafted itinerary which includes a dash of royalty, palaces, forts, sand dunes, wildlife and cultural excursions will bring out the best of the India's royal traditions, art and vibrant culture. A journey spanning over 8 days and 7 nights in the magnificence of Asia's most luxurious train brings out an amazing concoction of the myriad hues of this vast and diverse land. Adding to the royal experience is the delectable cuisines, impeccable hospitality and guided off-train excursions bringing out the best of the splendors of the incredible India.

Embarkation & Disembarkation (Indian Splendour)

Check-in Venue & Timing - Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2000 hrs Departure Station & Timing - Delhi - Safdarjung Station / 2200 hrs Arrival Station & Timing - Mumbai - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/ 0815 hrs Guests boarding the Maharaja Express have to report at least an hour before the train's departure at a pre-assigned venue in Delhi 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.
Boarding at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi

Day 1


Arrive at railway station for your check in formalities

A royal welcome in traditional Indian style will greet you at the station, Sip on your welcome drink even as formalities are completed

The train will depart for Agra at 2200 hours

Relax and recuperate in the plush coupes of the train after a delectable dining in restaurants of the train

Day Highlights:

  • Welcome Ceremony at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi

Agra

Day 2


Arrive in Agra early in the morning and pay an early morning visit to Taj Mahal, a jewel of Mughal architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An endearing breakfast session with champagne at the Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal constitute the highlight of the day.

Afterwards you have option of a shopping tour in Agra or local sightseeing tours to Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb and Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Post lunch, you will be visiting Agra Fort. Return to train for dinner and overnight stay as the train leaves for Ranthambore National Park, the next destination of the Indian Splendor itinerary aboard Maharajas Express.

Day Highlights:

  • Visit to Taj Mahal
  • Breakfast with champagne at Taj Khema
  • Optional shopping tour or sightseeing tours to Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Spa Session at Palace hotel (Non-Mandatory)
  • Visit Agra Fort after lunch

Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) - Jaipur

Day 3


A thrilling game safari to Ranthambore National Park in the morning.

Departure to Jaipur after a lavish brunch on board the train after jungle safari.

Upon arrival, shopping and local sightseeing along with a guided countryside excursion and a Exhibition Elephant Polo Match.

Return to train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Highlights:

  • Game Safari to Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit Amber fort, Jaipur
  • Exhibition Elephant Polo Match
  • Optional shopping tour/local sightseeing to the City Palace complex and Jantar Mantar
  • Play golf game/spa session (Non-Mandatory)

Bikaner

Day 4


Early morning on the 4th day, you will arrive in the deserted kingdom of Bikaner.

Afterwards you can take an optional tour to either Lalgarh Palace or Deshnok Temple or cattle breeding farm.

In the afternoon, a tour to the majestic Junagarh Fort.

After lunch, partake in a camel cart procession around the undulating sand dunes. Later in the evening, enjoy the folk dance performance by Kalbeliyas and Langaas over sundowner cocktails and barbecue dinner amidst Sam sand dunes.

Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.

Day Highlights:

  • Sightseeing Lalgarh Palace/Deshnok Temple/Cattle Breeding Farm (Optional)
  • Visit to Junagarh Fort
  • Sand dune excursion on a camel carter
  • Cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists

Jodhpur

Day 5


After an unhurried breakfast, go on a jeep safari to Bishnoi's abode Rohet for a cultural experience. Rohet is a haven for Black Buck Antelope.

Lunch at Rohet Garh.

Post-lunch expedition to Mehrangarh Fort and Old Clock Tower Market.

Dinner is scheduled at an exclusive private venue.

Post dinner, return to the train for overnight stay.

Day Highlights:

  • Jeep safari to Bishnoi's abode Rohet
  • Relish a Gala dinner in Jodhpur
  • Spa Session (Non-Mandatory)
  • Trip to Mehrangarh Fort and Old Clock Tower Market

Udaipur

Day 6


On the 6th day of the sojourn, you will arrive in the city of lakes - Udaipur.

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on local sightseeing tour to City Palace and Crystal Gallery.

After a sumptuous lunch, a guided walking tour of old bazaar of Udaipur or visit the 'Vintage car collection' of the royal family..

Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

Day Highlights:

  • Sightseeing tour to City Palace and Crystal Gallery in Udaipur.
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch in Udaipur
  • Walking tour across Old Bazaar.
  • Vintage car collection of the Royal Family of Udaipur.
  • Optional Shopping tour or spa session.

Balasinor

Day 7


On the 7th day of the tour itinerary, you will arrive in Balasinor, home to India's Jurassic park..

After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing excursion to the Dinosaur Fossil Park followed by a visit to the local village.

Rendezvous with the royal family of Balasinor over a royal lunch.

Return to the luxury and pampering of Maharajas Express train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Highlights:

  • Visit one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks in the world
  • Visit to the local village of Balasinor
  • Royal lunch with the royal family of Balasinor

Mumbai

Day 8


Today your opulent ride on board one of the most luxurious trains in the world comes to an end.

Bid adieu to the Indian Splendor itinerary onboard the Maharajas Express on the eighth day of your luxury train tour.


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
Delhi – Agra

Day 1 / Saturday

2045 hrs: Welcome & Check-in formalities at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station

2130 hrs: Dinner on board

2200 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Jaipur


Agra

Day 2 /Sunday

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

0900 hrs: Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema

1030 hrs: Return to the Maharajas' Express OR you may choose optional activities such as Spa at five star hotel or Visit to Itmad-ud-daula

1300 hrs: Lunch on board

1500 hrs: Visit Agra Fort or you may choose optional activities such as Spa at a 5 star hotel, OR Private shopping tour, OR Visit to Fatehpur Sikri.

1830 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express

2000 hrs: Dinner on board

2040 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).


Ranthambore – Jaipur

Day 3 / Monday

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

0930 hrs: Breakfast at Vivanta By Taj, Sawai Madhopur

1045 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express

1100 hrs: The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Jaipur.

1400 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 & Jantar Mantar (The Observatory)

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

1730 hrs: Exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by Champagne Dinner at Jai Mahal Palace.

2030 hrs: Return to the train

2300 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Bikaner


Bikaner

Day 4 / Tuesday

0800 hrs: Enjoy countryside while having breakfast on board

1000 hrs: Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on board OR You may also choose optional activities such as visit to the Lallgarh 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 for Gajner Palace to freshen up

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

2015 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

2100 hrs: Train leaves for Jodhpur


Jodhpur

Day 5 / Wednesday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

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

1300 hrs: Lunch on board

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

1800 hrs: Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal

2015 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express

2030 hrs: The Maharajas' Express leaves for Udaipur


Udaipur

Day 6 / Thursday

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board

1000 hrs: Arrive into Udaipur

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

1330 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 the optional service like Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel or visit to Vintage Car Museum & Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola.

1800 hrs: Return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express

1910 hrs: Train leaves for Balasinor

2000 hrs: Dinner on board


Balasinor

Day 7 / Friday

0630 hrs: Breakfast on board

0730 hrs: Arrive into Sevalia Station

0745 hrs: Drive to Balasinor.

0830 hrs: Depart for Dinosaur Fossil Park

0930 hrs: Arrive at Dinosaur Fossil Park for a guided tour by Princess Aaliya followed by Village Walking Tour.

1145 hrs: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

1630 hrs: Train leaves for Mumbai

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


Mumbai

Day 8 / Saturday

0700 hrs: Breakfast on board

0815 hrs: Train arrives at Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

0830 hrs: Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!


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

8 Days and 7 Nights Deluxe Cabins Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult USD 5,980.00 USD 9,460.00 USD 13,800.00 USD 23,700.00
Single Supplement USD 4,510.00 USD 8,520.00 USD 13,800.00 USD 23,700.00
Child (sharing cabins
withparents 5-12 years)
USD 2,990.00 USD 4,730.00 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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