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DEPARTURES October 2017 7 November 2017 4 December 2017 2,30 January 2018 27 February 2018 24 March 2018 24PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS Airfare and Airport taxes Visas Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips, porterage etc. All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature Travel and medical insurance. All other items that are not mentioned in Inclusions section All extras cost given separately

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : SATURDAY BOARD THE TRAIN AT MUMBAI ONTO AJANTA

    Afternoon, assemble at 1430 hours at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace & Towers for a traditional welcome and complete your registration and check in formalities for the Maharajas' Express.
    The Maharajas' Express starts from Mumbai at 1640 hours approximately and will travel through the land of the Marathas.
    1400 HRS. Welcome and Registration at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
    1545 HRS. Proceed for Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai
    1640 HRS. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Ajanta
    1930 HRS. dinner on -board
    Dinner on board. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

  • Day 2 : SUNDAY AJANTA CAVES

    Today you will reach at Ajanta Caves near Aurangabad. After breakfast onboard proceed towards Ajanta Caves.
    The Ajanta caves consist of 30 Caves including the unfinished ones, which belongs from 200 BC to 650 AD. These caves are situated about 104 kms. away from Aurangabad. These Buddhist cave temples and monasteries are cut from the rocks and volcanic lava of the Deccan in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri hills and are set in beautiful sylvan surroundings. They were discovered accidentally by a British Captain, John Smith in 1819, on a hunting expedition. The Ajanta caves provide a unique combination of architecture, sculpture and paintings. The caves are mainly known for their exquisite frescoes and sculptures, depicting scenes from life of Buddha.
    Return onboard for the Maharajas' hospitality and the train will continue for Udaipur.
    0630 HRS. Breakfast on-board
    0740 HRS. Proceed for an excursion to Ajanta Caves
    1330 HRS. Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express for lunch on-board
    1345 HRS. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Udaipur 1945 Dinner on-board as you continue your journey to Udaipur
    Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

  • Day 3 : MONDAY UDAIPUR

    This morning wake up with a view of the picturesque region of Mewar from your window, admiring the magnificent landscape of the Aravali Hills. Udaipur is popularly referred to as the Venice of the East with an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid lakes and green hills. Udaipur is one of the India's greatest destination with the Picturesque havelis, ghats and temples along Lake Pichola and the lively bazaars.Begin your day with a visit to the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas. The building is a unique depiction of the architectural and artistic evolution of Mewar through centuries. The City Palace has always been a self-sufficient developing centre within itself and shall continue to grow into an ideal prototype of a living palace complex.
    Later visit the Crystal Gallery. The Udaipur Collection of crystal is one of the largest and most complete collections of Osler cut glass in existence. In both diversity of objects and in the quality and grandeur of the included pieces, it holds a unique place in the decorative art world. Most of this collection was commissioned by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1878, with the larger commissions of the furniture pieces being given to Osler in 1881.
    The exquisite crystal items in the gallery range from dining table, table, sofa set, washing bowl, goblet, tray, decanter, to perfume bottles, candle stands, crockery and even beds. The highlight of the gallery is a jewel studded carpet, embodying peerless class. Experience the Royal hospitality at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace and relish sumptuous lunch over a spread of International cuisine.
    Following lunch, return to the train for a relaxed afternoon on board OR you have the option of enjoying spa facilities in a five star hotel OR visit the Vintage Car collection of the Royal Family OR you can also opt for a private shopping tour. Later in the afternoon, you may if you wish, proceed for a 'Walking Tour' through the Old Market of Udaipur.
    Return to the Maharajas' Express and continue journey towards Jodhpur.
    0800 HRS. Breakfast on-board
    1000 HRS. Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery
    1330 HRS. Lunch at Satkar hall of Fateh Prakash Palace
    1500 HRS. Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. You may choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel or Private Shopping Tour OR Sound and Light Show
    2000 HRS. Dinner on-board
    2200 HRS. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jodhpur
    Breakfast on board; Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace; Dinner on board.
    Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

  • Day 4 : TUESDAY JODHPUR

    This morning, the Maharajas' Express enters the Marwar region. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board as your train passes through some of the picturesque landscapes of the Thar Desert, arriving into the Blue City of Jodhpur.
    The morning is at leisure on board OR you may participate in an optional village safari, where you will have the opportunity to visit a Bishnoi village, considered to be the oldest living environmentalists in the world. You also have an option of availing spa facilities at a five star hotel. Lunch will be on board.
    After lunch, disembark to explore the erstwhile capital of Marwar - Jodhpur. Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces and, is home to some of the finest architectural wonders.
    Proceed on a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower market to experience the hustle and bustle of the market. Continue to the magnificent Meherangarh Fort. The fort with the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches. Mehrangarh Fort inherits priceless jewels and a dazzling collection of arms. Enjoy Royal evening at a Hanwant Mahal with folk dance and music and with cocktail dinner.• 0730 HRS. Breakfast on-board as you arrive into Jodhpur 0915 Optional Tour to Bishnoi Village (De-board at Rohat Railway Station)
    1230 HRS. Lunch on-board
    1430 HRS. Proceed to visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by a Walking Tour of the Old Clock Tower market and enjoy a joy ride on Tuk Tuks
    1730 HRS. Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal
    2015 HRS. Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
    0300 HRS. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Bikaner.
    Return to the train and continue your journey to Bikaner.
    Breakfast and Lunch on board; Cocktail dinner in the evening at Hanwant Mahal.
    Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

  • Day 5 : WEDNESDAY BIKANER

    Continue your journey through the desert. Enjoy observing the desert while having breakfast onboard as you enter Bikaner region.
    Bikaner was once a major centre in the cross-desert caravan trade. Also known as Camel Country, Bikaner has the best riding camels in the world. Bikaner's forts, palaces and temples made in red and yellow sandstone and are living reflections of its rich historical and architectural legacy.Late morning, arrive into the desert citadel of Bikaner and relax on board OR you may choose to embark on one of the optional tours - Visit the Lalgarh Palace Museum displaying some fascinating exhibits on the royal heritage of Bikaner OR an excursion to the Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok also known as “Rat Temple”. This temple complex has hundreds of rats swarming the courtyard. You also have the option to visit the Camel Breeding Farm (opens at 1200 hrs).
    Lunch on board.
    Following lunch, you will disembark and proceed on a visit to the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh. Inside the Fort visit Diwan-i-Khas, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal and Anup Mahal.
    Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes that will mesmerize you.
    After a great evening return to the comfort of your train and embark on your onward journey to Jaipur.
    Breakfast and Lunch on board; Sundowner cocktail and barbecue dinner on sand dunes.
    0800 HRS. Breakfast on-board
    1000 HRS. Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on-board or you may choose Optional Activities – Visit to Lalgarh Museum or Excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple)
    1300 HRS. Lunch on-board
    1400 HRS. Proceed for visit to Junagarh Fort
    1600 HRS. Proceed for sundowners at Sand Dunes. En-route tea break at Gajner Palace
    1730 HRS. Arrive at the Sand Dunes followed by cocktails, bar-be que and folk dance.
    2015 HRS. Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
    2130 HRS. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur
    Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

  • Day 6 : THURSDAY JAIPUR

    Arrive into the 'Pink City' of Jaipur.
    Jaipur was built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, Jaipur is renowned for its magnificent palaces, forts and temples. Start your exciting tour of the pink city with a unique and enthralling experience - an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match and experience a Royal welcome at A Jai Mahal Palace hotel. You may choose to watch or participate in the exhibition game. Arrival at the venue to be accompanied by the royal military band and the beating of ‘Nagadas'. Guests may choose to watch elephant polo or participate in the exhibition game. The match is followed by Champagne lunch at a Jai Mahal Palace hotel.Following lunch continue on a visit to the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura.
    On completing the tour of Amber you will have the opportunity to shop for some of the finest jewellery, textiles and blue pottery for which the city is renowned.

    Following lunch, you may choose to participate in one of the optional tours. Enjoy spa facilities at a five star hotel OR proceed on a private shopping tour OR enjoy Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club OR visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory).

    Breakfast on board; Elephant Polo with Champagne Lunch at A Jai Mahal Palace hotel.
    0800 HRS. Breakfast on-board
    1000 HRS. Arrive into Jaipur. Proceed for the Amber Fort
    1230 HRS. Proceed to City Palace or Jai Mahal Palace for lunch. Indulge with the elephants, paint them, feed them and enjoy a joy ride
    1600 HRS. Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. You may choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel, Visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory or Private Shopping Tour
    1930 HRS. Dinner on-board
    2130 HRS. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).
    Dinner on board. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

  • Day 7 : FRIDAY SAWAI MADHOPUR (RANTHAMBHORE) – FATEHPUR SIKRI

    On arrival in Sawai Madhopur, early in the morning, get ready for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore – the private hunting ground of the Maharajas, was declared a National Park in 1973. You may have the chance to see the wildlife that includes tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard. After breakfast at Vivanta By Taj, Sawai Madhopur, return to the train and continue your journey to the fabled deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Admire the changing landscape as you savour a hearty lunch. Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri, Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals. The sloping levels of the city were connected into terraces which were utilised for various complexes such as Jami masjid, Buland-Darwazah and tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti; Khass Mahal, Shahi-Bazar, Mina-Bazar, the Panch-Mahal, Khwabgah, Diwan-i-Khass, Anup-Talao, Chaupar and Diwan-i-Am. The efficient system of drainage and water-supply adopted here suggest an extremely intelligent town-planning by the Mughal emperor.
    All these palaces were built of red sandstone in the trabeate beam-and-post order, and composed of pillars, ornamental arches, brackets-and-chhajjas, jharokhas, chhatris, chhaparkhats, chaukhandis and so on. Domes have been used sparingly. Sometimes corbelled pendentives have been employed in the transition phase.

    It is now a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then return to the train to enjoy an 'Indian night'!
    Breakfast at Vivanta by Taj, Sawai Madhopur;
    0630 Proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park
    0930 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
    0945 Breakfast on-board
    1100 Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri
    1330 Lunch on-board
    1435 Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri
    1545 Visit the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri
    1800 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express.
    2000 Enjoy an “Indian Evening” followed by dinner
    Lunch and Dinner on board.

  • Day 8 : SATURDAY AGRA – DELHI (DISEMBARK)

    Arrive into the city of The Taj Mahal – The monument of Love. Besides being famous for the one of the seven wonders of the world, Agra is also known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Early morning, disembark and proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took the efforts of approx 20,000 craftsmen for 22 years and the passion of the by Shah Jahan to create this white marble masterpiece. The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in fond memories of her beloved queen Mumtaj Mahal.The visit is followed by Champagne breakfast atop Taj Khema gazing at the magnificient Taj Mahal.
    Following breakfast, return to the train.
    0700 HRS. Arrive into Agra and proceed to visit the Taj Mahal
    0945 HRS. Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema
    1045 HRS. Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
    1105 HRS. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi
    1330 HRS. Lunch on-board
    1530 HRS. Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your journey comes to an end Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema; Lunch on board.
    Enjoy the lunch on board as you continue the last lap of this wonderful journey to Delhi.
    Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end at approximately 1530 hours on arrival into Safdarjung Station.

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  • Sightseeing
  • PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • cost of travel, accommodation, All meals, soft beverages, Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board, Butler service,transport & guide services for sightseeing, entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces and entertainment.

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Exclusions

  • PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS
  • Airfare and Airport taxes
  • Visas
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips, porterage etc. All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in Inclusions section
  • All extras cost given separately

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* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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