Maharaja Express - The Heritage of India

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Maharaja Express

On Board 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 a grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows - a design marvel,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. 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.

Maharaja Express - The Heritage of India

Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the national Capital Delhi. Admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur and enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colorful Pink City of Jaipur. See from close quarters the legendry tigers at Ranthambore and one of the Seven Wonders of the World 'The Taj mahal' all this and more in utmost luxury.

Day 1 - Mumbai

1430 Welcome & Registration at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
1545 Proceed for Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station,Mumbai
1640 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Ajanta
1930 Dinner on-board


Day 2 - Ajanta

0630 Breakfast on-board
0740 Proceed for excursion to Ajanta Caves
1330 Return to the Maharajas' Express for lunch on-board
1345 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Udaipur
1930 Dinner on-board


Day 3 - Udaipur

0800 Breakfast on-board
1000 Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
1345 Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace
1500 Return to the train for a relaxed afternoon. You may also opt for the optional services such as Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel OR private shopping tour.
2000 Dinner on-board
2200 Maharajas' Express proceeds for Jodhpur


Day 4 - Jodhpur

0730 Breakfast on-board
0915 Optional tour to Bishnoi village
1230 Lunch on-board.
1430 Proceed to Visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by a walking tour of the Clock Tower Market OR you may choose optional activities such as spa at Deluxe Hotel OR visit to Umaid Bhawan palace Museum and Jaswant Thada OR private shopping tour.
1800 Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal.
2015 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express


Day 5 - Bikaner

0800 Enjoy countryside while having breakfast on-board
1000 Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on-board OR you may also choose optional activities such as visit to Lalgarh Museum OR Deshnok (the Rat Temple).

1300 Lunch on-board
1400 Visit to Junagarh Fort
1600 Proceed for Sundowners at the Sand Dunes.En-route tea break at Gajner Palace
1740 Arrive at the Sand Dunes
2015 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express

2130 Train leaves for Jaipur.


Day 6 - Jaipur

0800 Breakfast on-board.
0930 Arrive into Jaipur.Proceed for the Amber Fort.
1230 Proceed for Exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by lunch at City Palace.
1600 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express 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 & The Observatory (Jantar Mantar)
2000 Dinner on board
2130 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)


Day 7 - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

0630 Proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park
0930 Return to the Maharajas' Express.
1015 Relaxed brunch on-board
1100 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri.
1445 Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri
1515 Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri
1800 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express
2000 Enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner on-board.


Day 8 - Agra - Delhi

0700 Arrive into Agra and Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
0930 Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema
1045 Return to the Maharajas' Express.
1105 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Delhi
1300 Lunch on-board
1530 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:

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

Month Departure Dates
February 2014 Sat, 8th
March 2014 Sat, 8th
October 2014 Sat, 18th
November 2014 Sat, 15th
December 2014 Sat, 13th
January 2015 Sat, 10th
February 2015 Sat, 7th
March 2015 Sat, 7th
April 2015 Sat, 4th
October 2015 Sat, 24th
November 2015 Sat, 21st
December 2015 Sat, 19th
January 2016 Sat, 16th
February 2016 Sat, 13th
March 2016 Sat, 12th
April 2016 Sat, 9th

Maharaja's Express: Tour Tariff *

Maharajas’ Express package is for accommodation in double or twin bedded cabins with en-suite bathrooms and is inclusive of all meals, soft beverages, house brands of wines, beer and spirits.

This Luxury Train Tariff also includes the butler service, Para-medic services on-board, guided off-tour excursions as illustrated in the journeys, inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide & porterage at stations.

Maharajas’ Express Fare shall not include any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary, taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry, non-house pour drinks, video & professional still camera fees.

Maharajas’ Express booking shall not include arrival and departure transfers, air tickets, Pre and post tour accommodation and any tour extensions, unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys.

This Maharajas’ Express tariff are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis. Supplement will apply for Signature Journey, Special occasions such as a New Year, Christmas etc.

 

The Heritage of India (8 Days/7 Nights)

Rooming

Deluxe Cabin

Junior Suite

Suite

Presidential Suite

Adult

$ 6, 840

$ 9, 890

$ 13, 800

$ 23, 700

Single Supplement

$ 5, 160

$ 8, 910

$ 13, 800

$ 23, 700

Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)

$ 3, 420

$ 4, 950

$ 6, 900

$ 11, 900

Note: Service tax as per the current rates will be charged extra. The current tax is 3.09%

  • 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.

 

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.

1.  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.

2.  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.

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

4.  All applicable taxes will be charged extra.

* Train tariff / Tour Itinerary subject to change without notice.

 



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