Maharaja Express - Indian Panorama

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Maharaja Express

Explore the hidden treasures of India! Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendour in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park.

Tour Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1 - Delhi

2045 Welcome and check-in at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station
2130 Dinner on-board
2200 Maharajas' Express leaves for Jaipur.


Day 2 - Jaipur

0800 Breakfast on-board
0950 Arrive into Jaipur.
1000 Visit the Amber Fort
1230 Proceed for Elephant Polo Match followed by lunch at the City Palace,witness cultural performance by folk artists.
1530 Return to the Maharajas' Express to relax OR You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a deluxe hotel OR private shopping tour OR golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to the Observatory(Jantar Mantar), Hawa Mahal and Birla Temple.
2000 Dinner on-board
2300 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).

 


Day 3 - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

0630 Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
0930 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express.
1015 Relaxed brunch on-board as the train proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri.
1430 Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri.
1515 Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.
1800 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
2000 Dinner on-board.

 


Day 4 - Agra - Gwalior

0700 Arrive into Agra. Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
0945 Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema
1045 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express.
1200 Maharajas' Express proceeds for Gwalior.
1230 On-board lunch
1445 Proceed for a visit to Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Jain Cave Sculptures. OR you may choose to avail spa facilities at Hotel Usha Kiran Palace.
1800 Visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum.
1930 Hi-tea at Jai Vilas Palace Museum.
2030 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express as the train proceeds to Orchha.

 


Day 5 - Orchha – Khajuraho

0630 Breakfast on-board.
0730 De-board at Jhansi to visit Orchha Fort Complex.
1000 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express as the train continues to Khajuraho.
1200 Lunch on-board
1500 Arrive into Khajuraho and proceed to visit the Khajuraho temples.
1815 Proceed to visit Dances of India Show OR you may choose optional activities such as spa facility at a hotel OR Light and Sound Show in temple complex.
2015 Dinner on-board.
2315 Maharajas' Express proceeds for Varanasi.

 


Day 6 - Varanasi

0800 Breakfast on-board
1200 Arrive into Varanasi
1230 De-board and proceed to visit Silk Weaving Center followed by lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel.
1500 Visit Sarnath ruins and museum.
1630 Proceed for Boat ride at River Ganges to witness evening aarti.
2000 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express. Dinner on-board.
2300 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Lucknow.

 


Day 7 - Lucknow

0700 Breakfast on-board.
0800 Arrive at Utretia Station.
0815 Proceed to visit Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and The Residency.
1300 Proceed for Awadhi lunch at the residence of Raja of Jehangirabad.
1600 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express.
1900 Enjoy an "Indian Evening" on-board.
2000 Dinner on-board.
2130 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Delhi.

 


Day 8 - 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:

Indian Panorama Departure Dates for Season 2014-15 & 2015-16

Month Departure Dates
February 2014 Sat, 22nd
March 2014 Sat, 22nd
October 2014 Sat, 4th
November 2014 Sat, 1st
November 2014 Sat, 29th
December 2014 Sat, 27th
January 2015 Sat, 24th
February 2015 Sat, 21st
March 2015 Sat, 21st
October 2015 Sat, 10th
November 2015 Sat, 7th
December 2015 Sat, 5th
January 2016 Sat, 2nd
February 2016 Sat, 27th
March 2016 Sat, 26th
January 2016 Sat, 30th

The Indian Panoroma (8 Days/7 Nights)

Rooming

Deluxe Cabin

Junior Suite

Suite

Presidential Suite

Adult $ 5, 980 $ 9, 460 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Single Supplement $ 4, 510 $ 8, 520 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)
$ 2, 990 $ 4, 730 $ 6, 900 $ 11, 900
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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