Maharaja Express - The Indian Splendour

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The Train

In this Journey 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 n its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazars and the Royal cuisine. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of Culture, History and Folklore.

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Detailed Itinerary


Day 1 - Delhi - Agra (Saturday)

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

 

Day 2 - Agra (Sunday)

0700 Arrive into Agra. Proceed to visit the 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 you 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 (Monday)

0630 Proceed for an exciting game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
0930 Return to the train
1015 Relaxed brunch on-board
1150 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Jaipur
1340 Arrive into Jaipur
1430 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)

1745 Exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by Dinner.
2130 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express.
2300 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Bikaner.

 


Day 4 - Bikaner (Tuesday)

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 the 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.
2100 Train leaves for Jodhpur.

 


Day 5 - Jodhpur (Wednesday)

0730 Breakfast on-board as you arrive into Jodhpur.
0915 Optional tour to Bishnoi Village OR enjoy spa facilities at a 5 star hotel

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 a Deluxe Hotel OR visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada OR private shopping tour.
1730 Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal
2015 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express
2200 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Udaipur.

 


Day 6 - Udaipur (Thursday)

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 service like spa facilities at a 5 star hotel OR private shopping tour.

2000 Dinner on-board as Maharajas' Express proceeds for Balasinor.

 


Day 7 - Balasinor (Friday)

0630 Breakfast on-board
0800 Arrive into Sevalia Station
0815 Proceed for Dinosaur Fossil Park followed by village walking tour.
1100 Proceed for Garden Palace, Balasinor.
1140 Grand welcome at Garden Palace followed at Garden Palace followed by lunch hosted by the Royal Family of Balasinor
1445 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express
1515 Train proceeds for Mumbai
2000 Enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner.

 


Day 8 - Mumbai (Saturday)

0700 Breakfast on-board
0815 Train arrives at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus,Mumbai.
0830 Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to

 

Travel as once did the Maharajas of India, with your own butlers and all the elegance of a bygone era – getting high on spirits in the exclusive Safari Bar served in imported hand cut crystal glasses, or over range of world cuisine and Indian delicacies served on fine Limoges plates and gold & silver plated cutlery in one of two exclusive restaurants.

Yet unlike the days of maharajas, state of the art amenities such as Wi-Fi in rooms, plasma TVs with satellite channels, DVD players and individual climate control will ensure premium luxury that even the maharajas would envy.

 
Dining Car

Gracefully appointed Mayur Mahal (Peacock Restaurant) and Rang Mahal (Haveli Restaurant) serve an eclectic mix of delectable cuisines in a relaxing ambience. Each car can accommodate 42 persons at a time. These minimally furnished and quaintly decorated cabins have been designed keeping in mind the need for comfort and space of the guests.

 
Bar

Safari Bar is a well stocked bar with a variety of finest labels of wines and spirits from around the world in an enchantingly decadent setting of a royal safari. Reclaim yourself with choice from a menu having crème de la crème of wines and spirits along with innovative cocktails.

 
Lounge

Rajah Club with en-suite bar is equipped with games tables and club arm-chairs to pamper and relax the guests in a laid back atmosphere. Rajah Club with en-suite bar is equipped with games tables and club arm-chairs to pamper and relax the guests in a laid back atmosphere.

 
Bedroom Cabins

There are 14 passenger cabins aboard the Maharajas' Express; 5 deluxe cabins, 6 junior suites, 2 suites, and the majestic presidential suite. All the cabins come equipped with either twin beds or a double bed. All cabins are equipped with direct dial phones, LCD TVs, DVD players, internet, individual temperature control and electronic safe. An en-suite bathroom with shower is also available with the cabins.

 
Boutique

Treasure Chest, a high end boutique where you can shop for gifts and souvenirs to cherish the memory of this plush journey. Treasure Chest, a high end boutique where you can shop for gifts and souvenirs to cherish the memory of this plush journey

The Indian Splendor Departure Dates for Season 2014-15 & 2015-16

 

Month

Departure Dates

February 2014 Sat, 1st
March 2014 Sat, 1st
October 2014 Sat, 11th
November 2014 Sat, 8th
December 2014 Sat, 6th
January 2015 Sat, 3rd
January 2015 Sat, 31st
February 2015 Sat, 28th
March 2015 Sat, 28th
October 2015 Sat, 17th
November 2015 Sat, 14th
December 2015 Sat, 12th
January 2016 Sat, 9th
February 2016 Sat, 6th
April 2016 Sat, 2nd
March 2016 Sat, 5th
March 2016 Sat, 29th

 

The Indian Splendour (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, 700 $ 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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