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Maharajas' Express -
The Indian Splendour


Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

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Celebrate The Indian Splendour

The royal route of Indian Splendour, an offering from Maharajas' Express illustrates the essence of India that lies in its grandeur and magnificence. This larger than life itinerary is based on the indulgent lifestyle of the Indian royalty. Their beliefs included living life on a grand canvas redefining flamboyance and opulence in a great way.

Fondly called as the king of luxury trains, The Indian Splendour is an immaculate expression of royalty on wheels. Everything on board this Maharajas' Express train is bedecked with the wide-ranged glimpses of Indian culture, history, folklore, wildlife on an elegant train trail. Add on to this overwhelming treat is the plush indulgence of this exclusive train. The caring hospitality of ardent Khidmatgars, the intricate plush coupes, King size bar and butler assistance every time makes this seven day itinerary an enchanting trail to live for. What's more you expect from this ultimate luxury train?

Relive the grandeur and majesty of Maharajas

Receiving such a magical Maharaja treatment laced in Indian tradition and culture is just a beginning. What overwhelms passengers more is fulfilling tour of the heritage etched in the form of various monuments, forts, palaces and other intoxicating structures scattered in different regions. The journey through the different glorious kingdoms of Indian panorama begins with the city of djinns, Delhi as a base city. From there, passengers board on to the trail with a seasoned royalty to visit the many kingdoms of Indian panorama. Extending itself from the Mughal reigns of Delhi and Agra, the luxury train tour escalates towards the ecstatic kingdoms of Rajputana – Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Each kingdom during this illustrious visit is uniquely bestowed with impeccable heritage in terms of wildlife parks, forts, deserts and dream like castles making it a great experience. Towards the end, detour towards Balasinor, a small kingdom in Gujarat where passengers can spot preserved remains of dinosaurs in one of the world's largest dino fossil sites.

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The Indian Splendour (Maharajas' Express) - 8 Days / 7 Nights

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Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

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

Begin the journey of glory and magnificence through The Indian Splendour from Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station. On arrival at station, be ready to experience the traditional Indian welcome suffused with the music, dance and drinks celebrating the majestic royal journey of life. On completion of formalities, enter one of the most awaited experiences of life, the Maharajas’ Express Train enroute the Indian Splendour.

Upon boarding the train, explore the train as passengers will be guided to their respective coupe with luggage assistance. This first impression will be amazingly an awe-inspiring delight where the intricately designed interiors transfer you to the majestic grandeur of the then Indian kingdoms.

The personal suites or coupes are not behind this immaculate expression. Furnished with indulgent interiors, exclusive paintings, theme-coordinated decors, these personal cabins are meant just for the respected king or queen in you. The train will leave for Agra at 22:00 hours.

Highlights of Day 1 - Board the plush coupes of the Maharajas Express train after dining in the regal restaurants.

Day 2. Agra

Arrive Agra early in the morning and capture the beauty of Taj Mahal wrapped in the hues of the rising sun. A jewel of Mughal Architecture and splendour, Taj represents the indomitable spirit of India. This treasured experience complimented with an endearing breakfast session and champagne at the Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal constitutes the great attraction of the day. Later this day, passengers will have an option of shopping in Agra or explore the city in great detail through Itmad-ud-Daula tomb and Fatehpur Sikri, a planned town of the city. During shopping, tourists can obtain the Pietra Dura coasters or other decorative showpieces created by the use of stone cutting and inlay technique. Post lunch, a visit to Agra Fort will be a rich experience taking passengers through the scepter of scintillating Mughal legacy.

Return to The Indian Splendour train for sumptuous dinner and retire to the exclusive coupes as the train leads passengers to Ranthambore National Park, the next destination of the itinerary schedule.

Highlights of Day 2 - Gaze at the marvellous beauty of Taj Mahal in Agra as you enjoy champagne breakfast in Agra

Day 3. Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) – Jaipur

Begin the day of excitement with a thrilling game safari to Ranthambore National Park. Famous for spotting tigers, the wildlife park supports a diverse range of flora and fauna. After this enriching experience, depart to Jaipur as passengers enjoy the lavish brunch on board. Upon the arrival in this colourful pink city, indulge in the famous shopping and local excursion of forts of Jaipur. Also, experience the laidback spree of observing an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match. Passengers can even participate in this polo match by sitting on the back of royal elephant. Return to train for dinner and overnight stay.

Highlights of Day 3- Begin the royal voyage with a foray in Ranthambore National Park and enjoy Exhibition Elephant Polo Match

Day 4. Bikaner

Early morning arrival in Bikaner, the desert city famous for its desserts and snacks. After deboarding the train, there are two ways to explore the city. One way goes through capturing the cultural essence of Rajasthan via a visit to Lalgarh Palace/ Rat Temple at Deshnok/ Cattle Breeding Farm.

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Junagarh Fort in Bikaner. After lunch, participate in a camel cart procession around the mystical sand dunes. Later in the evening, enjoy the folk dance performance by Kalbeliyas and Langaas over sundowner and barbecue dinner amidst the vast expanse of Sam sand dunes. Dinner and overnight stay in the Indian Splendour train.

Highlights of Day 4 - Indulge in sundowners bedecked with the cultural performances direct from the heart of Rajasthan.

Day 5. Jodhpur

After a laidback breakfast, embark on cultural trail to Jodhpur, the city with blue hues. Embark on a jeep safari to a Bishnoi village called Rohetgarh for an enriched cultural experience. Rohet is known for its strong animal connections where Black Buck Antelopes and Chinkaras are not only found but exist in tune with the mankind. Enjoy Lunch at Rohetgarh. Later embark on an excursion to Mehrangarh Fort and Old Clock Tower Market; the power bastions of Jodhpur kingdom. These monuments are resplendent with legends of heritage and cultural essence. Dinner is scheduled at an exclusive private venue. Post dinner, return to the train for overnight stay.

Highlights of Day 5 - Enjoy a Gala Dinner in a luxury hotel at Jodhpur

Day 6. Udaipur

Day 6 of the Indian Splendour will take you to marvellous city of marble palaces, Udaipur. This idyllic city is famed for its dream like persona and fabled palaces cum hotels standing in the middle of Lake Pichola. Post breakfast, visit City Palace and Crystal Gallery. The City Palace of Udaipur has been the proud backdrop of many Hollywood movies and is a structural specimen of marble and masonry. Crystal Palace is nothing but a museum where everything right from crystal chairs, dressing tables, sofas, tables, chairs, beds, table fountains and lastly crockery are displayed.

After a gala lunch in Udaipur, a guided walking tour of old bazaar of Udaipur or visit the 'Vintage car collection' of the royal family. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the train.

Highlights of Day 6 - Indulge in gala lunch and find out more about the vintage essence of royalty

Day 7. Balasinor

On the 7th day of the tour itinerary, detour towards Balasinor, a small kingdom in Gujarat famous worldwide for its ancient dinosaur fossil remains. A home to India's Jurassic park, here passengers can find the fossil remains of almost seven kinds of dinosaurs. Post breakfast; embark on an exciting excursion to the Dinosaur Fossil Park followed by a visit to the local village. Meet the royal family of Balasinor over a royal lunch. Post this rarest experience, return to the pampering of Maharajas Express train for dinner and overnight stay.

Highlights of Day 7 - Explore the fossil remains in one of the world's largest Dinosaur Fossil Park at Balasinor.

Day 8. Mumbai

Disembark the mighty Maharajas' Express – The Indian Splendour Train's opulent ride in Mumbai for onward journey.

Highlights of Day 8 - Deboard the mighty Maharajas' Express – the Indian Splendour Train with the multifariously rich experiences.

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Tour Highlights
  • Board the plush coupes of the Maharajas Express train after dining in the regal restaurants.
  • Gaze at the marvellous beauty of Taj Mahal in Agra as you enjoy champagne breakfast in Agra
  • Begin the royal voyage with a foray in Ranthambore National Park and enjoy Exhibition Elephant Polo Match Indulge in sundowners bedecked with the cultural performances direct from the heart of Rajasthan.
  • Enjoy a Gala Dinner in a luxury hotel at Jodhpur
  • Indulge in gala lunch and find out more about the vintage essence of royalty
  • Explore the fossil remains in one of the world’s largest Dinosaur Fossil Park at Balasinor.
  • Deboard the mighty Maharajas’ Express – the Indian Splendour Train with the multifariously rich experiences.
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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 - The Indian Splendour - 8 Days / 7 Nights

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Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

The exclusive train itinerary of The Indian Splendour allows passengers to take on to the inimitable journey of surprises onboard the mighty Maharajas' Express. Trailing through the scepters of power in different regions of North India, the itinerary is a grand interpretation of rewarding royal experiences on a luxury train tour. Follow the schedule to experience this journey of grandeur.


Departure Dates for 2017-18
MONTH THE INDIAN SPLENDOUR
Day Saturday
Sept'17 30
Oct'17 28
Nov'17 25
Dec'17 23
Jan'18 20
Feb'18 17
Mar'18 17
Apr'18

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Tariff - The Indian Splendour - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destination Covered »

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

Maharajas' Express Tariff in USD for 2017-18
Occupancy Cabin Tariff (USD) Description
Deluxe Cabin
Double/Twin US$ 5980 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 4510 per person Single Cabin
Junior Suite
Double/Twin US$ 9460 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 8520 per person Single Cabin
Suite
Double/Twin US$ 13800 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 13800 per person Single Cabin
Presidential Suite
Double/Twin US$ 23700 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 23700 per person Single Cabin

Maharajas' Express Tariff in INR for 2017-18
Occupancy Cabin Tariff (INR) Description
Deluxe Cabin
Double/Twin INR 397620 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 299880 per person Single Cabin
Junior Suite
Double/Twin INR 629000 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 566500 per person Single Cabin
Suite
Double/Twin INR 917570 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 917570 per person Single Cabin
Presidential Suite
Double/Twin INR 1575830 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement INR 1575830 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 - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

The Indian Splendour – The Maharajas’ Express begins its mighty trail from Delhi and transports tourists directly to Agra, the city of love famous for its ultimate expression in the form of Taj. The journey later transports tourists to the fabled land and kingdoms of Rajasthan, where royalty is still alive in the form of its culture, traditions and life. The kingdoms covered enroute are Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Towards the end, take a detour to Balasinor where the fossils of dinosaurs can be spotted easily. This royal kingdom features one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks in the world.


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