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Maharajas' Express -
Gems of India


Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights

Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

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Gorgeous Gems of India Train

The Gems of India aboard the Maharajas Express Train is an itinerary discovering the heritage of golden triangle of India. But the difference here lies in the way how this golden route to glory is explored. The journey takes place aboard the Maharajas' Express, a luxury train which redefined the royalty of erstwhile India in modern times.

The train is not just any other medium used for travelling, but is a grand interpretation of India's golden age traversing through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Draped in rich maroon hues with a hint of gold and royal blue, this premium train is greatly known for its precious experiences. Every moment onboard this three day itinerary is a prized celebration of gems in India. The train coupes are named on and inspired by the 15 most precious gems of India, which in turn offer an experience extraordinaire.

Collect the Gems of India on the Maharajas' Express Train Trail

Each coupe draws the theme and colour coordination based on the gems on which it is named. The two in house restaurants, Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal serve the varying taste buds with an enthusiastic zeal. To add on to the pleasures and uplift the spirits, the train is bedecked with the choicest variety of wines, beers, and spirits. All this is just said about the glory of this grand luxury train. The route on which this Maharajas' Express train trails is also a triangle bestowed with the illustrious gems of India. The tour begins from the city ingrained with difference in terms of culture, flavours and ethnicity, Delhi and transfers passengers on the most luxurious trail to Agra, the city of Mughal essence and character. There awaits the Maharajas' one of the most royal experiences of marvelling at the architectural jewel of India, Taj Mahal and enjoying champagne dinner in the morning. Later, passengers will be transported to the capital of the royals, Jaipur. Dotted with the forts, palaces and monuments, this city is a great experience of touring the Maharaja way.

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Gems of India (Maharajas' Express) - 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Day 01. Wednesday Delhi Arrival 20:30 hrs – Departure 22:00 hrs

Welcome on a fulfilling journey where moments go through like gems that remain etched in the memories forever. By 20:30 hrs, assemble at Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi where the king size transportation is ready to transport you to the kingdoms of Maharajas in India. You will be welcomed amidst the celebratory cacophony of music, dance and Indian traditions. The first greeting at the station featuring traditional Indian welcome of Aarti and Red Tilak makes every passenger a part of lively India. After the check-in formality is over, board the majestic Maharaja Express train, occupy your plush coupes and enjoy dining inside the intricately decorated royal restaurants. Leave Delhi for Agra around 22:00 hrs. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Highlights of Day 1 - Be in majestic awe as you board the Maharajas Express – Gems of India in royal flamboyance and exhilarating reception.

Day 2. Thursday Agra

Arrive into the city of love, Agra where the indomitable spirit is inherently present in the form of Taj Mahal, the monument of love. Besides Taj Mahal, the city is famous for its celebrated legacy of handicrafts, featuring marble and soft stone inlay work.

Early morning, deboard the Maharajas’ Express Train for living the priceless moments at Taj Mahal. The white legacy, draped in the nascent sunny hues presents a breathtaking view of this splendid edifice. The illustrious visit is accentuated with a Champagne breakfast atop Taj Khema gazing the marvel in marble, Taj Mahal. After such an exhilarated start of the day, there are options to plan the day. You can return back to relax in the train. Or can explore the rich city of Agra in great detail through an optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmad-ud-Daulah.

After lunch onboard, proceed towards the magnificent Agra fort, another world heritage site in the city. This mighty towers and facades of this walled city present a monument testifying the glory of flourishing Mughal Empire. Also known as Lal Quilla, Fort Rouge or Quila-i-Akbari, this monument is the highlight of the Agra city, the then capital of Mughal Sultanate. Also, there is another option in Agra where you can avail Spa facilities at a five star hotel or explore the bustling bazaars of the city through a private shopping tour. In the evening, return to the comforts of the train and venture towards Ranthambore, the next enroute destination. Lunch and Dinner on board. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Highlights of Day 2 - Relish the Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema while gazing at the brilliant beauty of Taj.

Day 3. Friday Ranthambore – Jaipur

On early morning arrival in Sawai Madhopur, get ready for venturing out to the Ranthambore National Park. The semi arid forest of Ranthambore was the private hunting ground of the Maharajas. It is now a protected National Park, synonymously called as flourishing den of tigers. Besides tigers, the park is also a home to sambar, chinkara, chital, wild boar, nilgai, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopards. Complete this exciting game drive by spotting the elusive tiger or leopards. Post this safari, leave for breakfast at Vivanta by Taj at Sawai Madhopur and later return to the train and continue the journey to the Pink City – Jaipur.

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a city known for its indulgent palaces, forts and temples. Upon arrival in Jaipur, enjoy the lunch and later disembark to visit the Amber Fort, the dream-like walled fort mansion of the city. Later, enjoy shopping artifacts and you will have the opportunity to shop for some of the finest traditional jewellery, textiles and blue pottery for which the city is known worldwide.

Following lunch, you may choose the option from a variety of optional tours suiting your needs. Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel OR proceed on a private shopping tour OR enjoy Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club OR visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory) are few of the options in Jaipur.

If you think, you are going to miss the ride of the royals – the mighty elephant, then one of the most awaited moments of the journey are waiting for you at Exhibition Elephant Polo Match. Enthralling Exhibition Elephant Polo Match at Jai Mahal Palace Hotel. You can even participate in the royal game by sitting on the elephant’s back as a part of a regal parade. Upon arrival at the Palace Hotel, experience the royal welcome by the royal military band and the beating of ‘Nagadas’. Enjoy the Farewell Champagne Dinner at Jai Mahal Palace Hotel. Following dinner, return to the station and board the train for your onward journey towards Delhi. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Highlights of Day 3- Game Safari at Ranthambore and Exhibition Elephant Polo Match at the Jai Mahal Palace Hotel Grounds followed by Champagne Dinner in Jaipur.

Day 4. Saturday Delhi (Disembark)

Breakfast onboard as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express - Gems of India with the journey extraordinaire.

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.

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Tour Highlights
  • Board the Maharajas Express to collect the gem-like experiences during the extravagant journey
  • Relish the Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema while gazing at the brilliant beauty of Taj.
  • Participate in the Game Safari at Ranthambore and Exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by Champagne Dinner in Jaipur.

Highlights of Maharajas' Express Train

Accommodation – The accommodation of Maharajas' Express Train features four cabin configurations (Deluxe Cabin, Junior Suite, Suite and Presidential Suite). Named on the precious gems of India, the train is best suited to provide the grand touring experience. Deluxe Cabin is spread over 112 sq ft area offering twin/double bed cabins with attached bathroom. This cabin can accommodate 40 passengers. Junior Suite comes up with 150 sq ft area featuring twin/double bed accommodation along with writing table and an attached bath facility. The accommodation can hold over 36 passengers during the journey. The Suite comes equipped with a separate living and double bedroom areas over an area of 220 sq ft area. This accommodation also features the attached bath with bathtub as a luxurious option. This Suite can hold only 8 passengers in its luxurious setting. The largest suite of Maharajas' Express, Presidential Suite is the grandest accommodation on a luxury train ever. The coupe is spread over an area of 448 sq ft having two bedrooms, two attached bath; one of them having a bathtub and a living cum dining room. This exclusive accommodation can hold 4 Maharajas' in its indulgent setting.

Panoramic Views – The train also boasts of the largest panoramic views furnished with matching royal furnishings to cater to your indulgent taste. These royal windows allow you to marvel at the distinctive beauty of India.

Individual Temperature Control – All royal coupes of Maharajas' are equipped with individual temperature control, the first of the kind facility in India devised keeping in mind your comforts.

The Rajah Club and Safari Bar (Lounge and Bar Cars) – The Rajah Club provides the connoisseurs of indulgence with the choicest collection of house brand of beers, wines and spirits. All these drinks are available complimentary for you to indulge in the pleasures. Also, the club features a comfortable sitting arrangement and an exquisite collection of books, which makes it a nice socializing joint of Maharajas' Express. The Safari Bar is another option to relax in the comfortable club arm chairs in the company of selected books and bar game tables.

Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal (Restaurant Cars) - The restaurant cars in this luxury train is also a promising experience. The two restaurants, namely Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal boast of a unique theme décor based on their names. Mayur Mahal has a peacock based theme, the vibrant national bird of India. Everything you find here is embossed with royal peacock ornamentation, making the experience truly ecstatic. At Rang Mahal, you get to experience the colourful indulgence of the Maharajas' by living their lifestyle. Sitting under the hand painted golden motif on crimson ceiling is a royal experience enhanced with the finest dining. Even the cutlery and crockery are plated with 24-carat gold. The fine Limoges plates edged with gold, hand cut and crafted crystal glasses, and the cutlery monogrammed with letter M also make this dining a Maharaja experience. These restaurants employ the finest chefs and butlers who eagerly will be dishing out choicest delicacies for the dining kings. All the meals will be served with great zeal.

At Safari Bar, you can enjoy playing indoor games on the bar game tables.

Arrival kit – An arrival kit is a part of welcoming your stint in Maharajas' Express. This kit features stationery items, brochures and cards for your convenience.

Luggage collection - Your luggage will be picked up and taken to your respective saloons without you worrying about it.

No hassle of daily packing and unpacking the luggage as you will be staying in the Maharajas' Express.

Exclusive sightseeing with entrance fee is included in the fare. All you have to do is marvel at the amazing sights and colours of India.

Various cultural shows, sound and light shows form an enticing attraction of this luxury train.

Paramedic is available onboard during the complete luxury train tour for immediate contact

Optional excursions can be availed at specified location where you can indulge in the luxurious spas at hotels

Services of a tour director are included in exclusive train tour

On this dream trail, you even get to meet the Indian royalty

24 hr valet service is another highlight of this tour


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Schedule - Gems of India - 4 Days / 3 Nights

Destination Covered »

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Explore the gorgeous golden triangle of India in gilded flamboyance on this Gems of India – Maharajas’ Express Train Tour. This premium journey trails around the centers of power and architectural splendours India is known for. Take a tour to the timeless Taj Mahal and royal forts and palaces of Rajasthan in style and extravagance on this worthy journey of life in India. Follow the schedule to book your date with Gems of India – Maharajas’ Express Train Tour.


Departure Dates for 2017-18
MONTH GEMS OF INDIA
Day Wednesday
Sept'17
Oct'17 18
Nov'17 15
Dec'17 13
Jan'18 10
Feb'18 7
Mar'18 7
Apr'18 4

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Tariff - Gems of India - 4 Days / 3 Nights

Maharajas Express tariff for the Gems of India tour has been given below for your kind perusal along with the booking and cancellation policy to help you plan your journey.

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Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Maharajas' Express Tariff in USD for 2017-18
Occupancy Cabin Tariff (USD) Description
Deluxe Cabin
Double/Twin US$ 3850 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 2910 per person Single Cabin
Junior Suite
Double/Twin US$ 4950 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 4460 per person Single Cabin
Suite
Double/Twin US$ 7600 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 7600 per person Single Cabin
Presidential Suite
Double/Twin US$ 12900 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 12900 per person Single Cabin

Maharajas' Express Tariff in INR for 2017-18
Occupancy Cabin Tariff (INR) Description
Deluxe Cabin
Double/Twin INR 255990 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 193490 per person Single Cabin
Junior Suite
Double/Twin INR 329130 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 296550 per person Single Cabin
Suite
Double/Twin INR 505330 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 505330 per person Single Cabin
Presidential Suite
Double/Twin INR 857730 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 857730 per person Single Cabin
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
# USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
Taxes will be extra as applicable.
  • Prices are subject to change in case of any change or amendment in the routing
  • Service tax will be charged extra as applicable
  • For child policy and other details, please refer to our website
  • Itineraries, destinations, venues and schedules departure are subject to change without prior notice
  • All the above prices 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.
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.

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) sharing cabin with adults - 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.OR Single child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the (adult fare + Supplement charges) if requested in a separate cabin.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child in a separate cabin on twin sharing basis.
  • Three child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of double bed. ORIf third child request in a separate cabin - 50% of the (adult fare + Single Supplement charges)
  • Single child (5 years -12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin: - Two adults fare on twin sharing basis.
  • Two child (5 years -12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin: - One adult fare plus 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of double bed.
  • Child booking if requested in a separate cabin is subject to travelling with the adults. It is to be noted that single child has to share guide/vehicle with adults travelling together in case of Suite & PS cabin booked pax. In case, a separate higher category vehicle is required then supplement will be levied.
  • 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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Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Discover the secrets of Golden Triangle in absolute flamboyance as you board the mighty Maharajas’ Express Train. Draped in the colours of royalty and luxury, the journey will take you through the royal trinity of India featuring Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Explore the gems of architectural and historical splendour in the golden route to India.


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