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Maharajas' Express – The Indian Splendor


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Date: 2017: 7 Jan, 4 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr


A wonderful journey through a magical land.

In this journey visit the world's greatest monument of love the Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore national Park, and soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazaars and the Royal cuisine. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of Culture, History and Folklore.

Day 1

Saturday - Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi – Onto Agra (Embark- 2045 hrs)


DELHI: Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra- After a traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train.

Dinner on board

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 2

Sunday - Agra


AGRA: Arrive into the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’ Agra to visit the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy champagne breakfast overlooking the Taj followed by free time for shopping/optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmad-ud-daulah. After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savour the in-house culinary delights at lunch & dinner on board.

Breakfast in Agra. Lunch & dinner on board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 3

Monday - Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) - Jaipur


SAWAI MADHOPUR - JAIPUR: Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park followed by breakfast at a five star hotel. Enjoy lunch on board as you enter into the Pink City- Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort followed by an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match with champagne dinner. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles before the exciting match.

Breakfast at Ranthambore, Lunch on board & Dinner at a palace hotel in Jaipur.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Please note in favour of animal welfare rights, the High Court has now imposed a ban on Elephant Polo activity in Rajasthan. Henceforth, Elephant Polo cannot be organized in Rajasthan. Instead of Elephant Polo we may suggest an afternoon with the elephants where you will get an opportunity to understand and befriend this gigantic animal – you get a chance to learn the language to communicate with elephants, followed by elephant feeding and painting. The afternoon will conclude with a sunset elephant safari.

Day 4

Tuesday - Bikaner


BIKANER: After breakfast on board, arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lallgarh Palace Museum or a Private shopping tour for Kundan Jewellery. After lunch on board, visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Later proceed to Gajner Palace to freshen up. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.

Breakfast & Lunch on board. Dinner at sanddunes in Bikaner.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 5

Wednesday - Jodhpur


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

Breakfast & Lunch on board. Dinner at a restaurant in Jodhpur.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 6

Thursday - Udaipur


UDAIPUR: Admire the splendid landscape as you enjoy breakfast on board as you arrive into the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience the hospitality over a royal lunch. Proceed for an optional ‘Walking Tour’ through the Old Market or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family amongst other activities. You may also choose to take an optional boat ride on lake Pichola.

Breakfast & Dinner on board. Lunch at a palace hotel in Udaipur.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 7

Friday - Balasinor


BALASINOR:  After breakfast disembark the train & drive to Balasinor. Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (One of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit.

Return to the train & enjoy an “Indian Evening” followed by dinner on board.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 8

Saturday - Disembark in Mumbai - 0830 hrs


MUMBAI: Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express after on board breakfast.

Special Note

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


Note: -

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

About the Train

ABOARD THE MAHARAJAS' EXPRESS

A train that never falls short of promising you a royal experience, the Maharajas' Express features five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows - a design marvel developed by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. Just so, that you can savour every bit of magnificent India. All passenger Cabins come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities. LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet, to name a few. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained through the royal journey. Just a small reminder for those who are used to a different power supply, the Maharajas' Express is equipped with 110/230V sockets. Every cabin also has its own electronic safe deposit box.


MAHARAJAS' DINING

A royal banquet for royal passengers, the Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons at a time; and everyone on board dines together. Wines and beer served whilst dining come complimentary, of course.


MAHARAJAS' BAR AND LOUNGES

One exotic Safari bar with the choicest collection of house brands of wines, beer and spirits with snacks come complimentary to every passenger. There's also a lounge cum bar Raja Club with comfortable club arm-chairs. And if these features don't make you feel pampered, the Maharajas' Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations.


MAHARAJAS' TRANSPORT

From super deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite passengers, to cars for the Suite and Presidential Suite passengers at each and every destination. All equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers. After all, when it comes to providing comfort to royals, every little detail matters. That's what the Maharajas' Express has in waiting for you when you step off.


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