Maharaja Express - Gems of India

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Experience the Golden Triangle in Luxury


On these journeys visit the world's greatest monument of love - The Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan at Jaipur.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1 - Delhi

2045 Welcome & Check in formalities at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station
2130 Dinner on-board
2200 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Agra

 


Day 2 - Agra

0700 Arrive into Agra. Proceed to visit Taj Mahal
0945 Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema
1045 Return to comfort of Maharajas' Express. You can choose optional activities such as Spa at five star hotel OR Visit to Itmad-ud-daula OR private shopping tour.
1300 Lunch on board
1430 Proceed to visit the Agra Fort OR you may choose for optional activities such as Spa at a five star hotel, private shopping tour, visit to Itmad-ud-daula, visit to Fatehpur Sikri.
1800 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR yow may watch Mohabbat The Taj Show as an Optional Activity
2000 Dinner on-board
2045 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur
 


Day 3 - Ranthambore - Jaipur

0630 Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
0930 Return to the train.
1015 Relaxed brunch on-board.
1100 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Jaipur.
1315 Arrive into Jaipur
1415 Visit the Amber Fort OR You may also choose the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a Palace hotel OR private shopping tour OR golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to City Palace & The Observatory (Jantar Mantar)
1800 Exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by Dinner
2115 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
0030 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Delhi.

 


Day 4 - Delhi

0715 Breakfast on-board
0830 Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!

Maharajas' Dining

A royal banquet for royal passengers, the Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons each and everyone on board dines together. House 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 Rajah 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.

Credit Cards

The Maharajas' Express accepts Credit Cards, master, Visa, Amex on board. A surcharge is applicable on all payments made using credit / debit cards.

Maharajas' Transport

From super deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite passengers, to cars for the Suite and Presidential Suite passengers each at every destination. All equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, candies and tissues 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.

Insurance For Maharajas' Express

 

The Maharajas' Express is comprehensively insured for fire, earthquake, theft and terrorism. All guests are covered under an umbrella insurance cover.

 

Embarkation & Disembarkation

The point of embarkation and disembarkation for the specific journeys is as follows:

 

 

 

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

Month Departure Dates
February 2014 Wed, 19th
March 2014 Wed, 19th
October 2014 Wed, 1st
October 2014 Wed, 29th
November 2014 Wed, 26th
December 2014 Wed, 24th
January 2015 Wed, 21st
February 2015 Wed, 18th
March 2015 Wed, 18th
April 2015 Wed, 15th
October 2015 Wed, 7th
November 2015 Wed, 4th
December 2015 Wed, 2nd
December 2015 Wed, 30th
January 2016 Wed, 27th
February 2016 Wed, 24th
March 2016 Wed, 23rd

Gems of India (4 Days/3 Nights)

Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $ 3, 850 $ 4, 950 $ 7, 600 $ 12, 900
Single Supplement $ 2, 910 $ 4, 460 $ 7, 600 $ 12, 900
Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)
$ 1, 930 $ 2, 480 $ 3, 800 $ 6, 500
Note: Service tax as per the current rates will be charged extra. The current tax is 3.09%

Payment Terms

  • In case of FIT’s:

  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking along with names.

  • Balance payment 60 days prior to the departure.

  • In case of Group Booking (Group booking means booking of at least 15 paid adults travelling together on particular departure).

  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.

  • Next 25% (i.e. cumulative 50%) of published price 90 days prior to departure.

  • Balance payment 60 days prior to departure along with the naming list.

  • In all such cases the IA/ TA/ PSA undertakes to explain to the clients about all Terms & Conditions of booking and Travel on Maharajas’ Express and get a copy of booking form signed by the client as an acknowledgement. In case it is signed by the IA/ TA/ PSA-IA/ PSA-TA on behalf of the client, it will be presumed that the conditions have been accepted by the client.

  • In case of full train booking  (i.e. booking of the full train for a scheduled departure)

  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.

  • Next 25% (i.e. cumulative 50%) 120 days prior to departure.

  • Balance payment 90 days prior to departure.

  • Naming list needs to be submitted 30 days prior to departure for the purpose of insurance, off board services, cabin allotment etc.

  • In all such cases the IA/ TA/ PSA undertakes to explain the clients about all T&C of booking and Travel on Maharajas Express and get a copy of booking form signed by the client as an acknowledgement. In case it is signed by the IA/ TA/ PSA on behalf of the client, it will be presumed that the conditions have been accepted by the client.

  • For full train booking during X-Mas and New Year additional 10% of tariff (including supplement charges for X-Mas and New Year) will be payable. Entire amount is payable at the time of booking and it will be non refundable.

  • In case of Charter Booking (booking of the full train for a modified/different itinerary during season or any booking outside the announced departures):

  • 25% of the agreed price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.

  • Next 25% (i.e. cumulative 50%) of agreed price 120 days prior to departure.

  • Balance payment on agreed price 90 days prior to departure.

  • Naming list needs to be submitted 30 days prior to departure for the purpose of insurance, off board services, cabin allotment etc.

  • In all such cases the IA/ TA/ PSA undertakes to explain the clients about all T&C of booking and Travel on Maharajas Express and get a copy of booking form signed by the client as an acknowledgement. In case it is signed by the IA/ TA/ PSA on behalf of the client, it will be presumed that the conditions have been accepted by the client.

The following cancellation charges will apply:

Cancellations:

For any cancellation days are counted excluding the date of departure

  • In case of FIT’s:

  • 60 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.

  • 45 to 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.

  • 0 to 44 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.

  • In case of Group Booking:

  • 90 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.

  • 60 to 89 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.

  • 0 to 59 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.

  • In case of Full Train Booking:

  • 120 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.

  • 90 to 119 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.

  • 0 to 89 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.

  • In case of Charter Booking:

  • 120 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of agreed price.

  • 90 to 119 days prior to departure, 50% of the agreed price.

  • 0 to 89 days prior to departure, 100% of the agreed price.

  • REFUND

IRCTC reserves the right to determine the amount of refund value in case of cancellation and amendments. The decision on the quantum of refund will be final as that made by IRCTC. The refund will be made in the name of the IA/TA/PSA. There will be no refund for unutilized services unless specified. In no circumstances whatever shall the IA/ TA/ PSA make or promise any refund on or in respect of the tours, deviations in route/service or vouchers supplied by IRCTC without previous reference to IRCTC and by its written authority.  Where the IA/ TA/ PSA makes such representations, the IA/ TA/ PSA would be solely responsible and incur full liability for such representation including  but not limited to damages, compensation and specific performance.

  • Other Terms & Condition

  • Christmas & New Year, Signature Journey Supplement Charges:

  • There will be supplement charge of USD 500 per pax travelling during the tour falling on New Year eve and Christmas.

  • The supplement charge will be applicable for child between 05-12 years also.

  • Supplement charges may  be applicable for certain signature journeys as announced by IRCTC from time to time.

  • No show/enroute termination of tour/amendment:

  • In case of No Show/non-arrival of the guest, no Refund/adjustment in future travel will be admissible.

  • En route termination of tour: In case of termination of tour by the guest, no refund/adjustment for future travel will be made.

  • Amendment: is admissible only during the serious health problems (supported by Doctor certificate) and is entirely at discretion of IRCTC and further subject to availability of the seats. No refunds are permissible.  Every case will be decided on merit and case-to-case basis. No amendment is permissible in case of booking of groups or full train booking or charters.

  • CHILD POLICY

Maharajas' Express does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavour to maintain.

  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking. However, this is not recommended by us.

  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing of double bed with two full paid adults. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking. However, this is not recommended by us.

  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins except in the Presidential Suite Car.

  • All applicable taxes will be charged extra.



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