Maharaja Express Explore Journeys

Maharaja’s express is worlds leading luxurious train owned and operated by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). This Maharaja’s express has been rewarded as “The Worlds Leading Luxury Train” consecutively for five years at the “World Travel Awards”. It has been compared and proven equivalent to the Orient Express of Europe.

Heritage of India Journey -(6 Nights - 7 Days)

Destinations : (Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra and Delhi)

Day 1 Mumbai
Today you will board the train, followed by a traditional welcome and start your journey to Mumbai, followed by dinner. (D)
Day 2 Udaipur
Today you head to Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery followed by lunch, before an optional walk through the Old Town or choose from other activities. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Jodhpur
Today you will enjoy breakfast as the train continues to Jodhpur. On arrival, you will be met and taken on a walking tour of the Market and Fort. Enjoy the afternoon free to explore further at your own pace. Later in the evening, you will enjoy dinner at an exclusive venue. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Bikaner
Today you will arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner, where where you have the option to visit the Deshnok (Rat Temple). In the afternoon you will visit the fort before you take part in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and a folk dance performance. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Jaipur
Today, on arrival in Jaipur, you will see an exhibition elephant polo match, enjoy a champagne lunch and visit the Amber Fort. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri
After an early morning wake up call, you will be taken on an exciting game drive in Ranthambore National Park, followed by a visit to see the fascinating royal court complex of Fatehur Sikri. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Agra - Delhi
On arrival in Agra you will be taken on an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a luxurious champagne breakfast. Afterwards, you will board the train and continue onto Delhi and the end of your journey. (B)
Treasures of India Journey -(3 Nights - 4 Days)

Destinations : (Delhi – Agra - Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi)

Day 1 Delhi - Agra
Today, after completing your registration, you will board the train in Delhi and head to Agra. Afterwards, you will enjoy a traditional welcome then later in the evening, dinner will be served onboard before you retire to your cabin. (D)
Day 2 Agra - Ranthambore
Take a day trip to visit the Agra Fort or visit Itmad-Ud-Daula (optional). Head back to your world of Lavishness–Maharaja’h Express for sumptuous breakfast. Enjoy your luxury lunch onboard, as the train proceeds toward SawaiMadhopur. Take a thrilling road drive to the well-known Ranthambore National Park. Later in the evening return to Maharajah' Express. Delectable dinner is arranged on board, overnight on train as it marks its way to Jaipur.
Day 3 Jaipur
Arrive in Jaipur and have breakfast on board After a hearty breakfast, embark a morning trip to magnificent Amer Fort, visit the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar). Optionally, you can also choose activities such as Spa facilities at a Palace hotel, private shopping tour or a golf session at Rambagh Golf club. Return to the train for a hearty lunch, later you can go for a sightseeing tour of the City Palace or Jai Mahal for elephant activities that will include feeding them, painting them or take a ride on them. Thereafter you will embark to attend Kalebiya dance performance by local artist followed by an exclusive dinner. Overnight stay aboard Maharajah' Express as it proceeds to Delhi.
Day 4 Delhi
After breakfast on board, you will arrive in Delhi. On arrival you will disembark and say farewell to the Maharaja Express. (B)
Indian Panorama Journey -(6 Nights - 7 Days)

Destinations : (Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Orcha – Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi)

Day 1 Delhi - Jaipur
Today you will enjoy a traditional welcome before departing by train to Jaipur with dinner on board. (D)
Day 2 Jaipur
Visit the Amber Fort and experience an elephant Polo match with lunch included, as well as optional activities, including visiting the City Palace and Jantar Mantar. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri
Today get ready for an exciting game drive in Ranthambore National Park. Lunch on board, then visit the Sikri Fort. (B)
Day 4 Agra
Early morning on the 4th day, deboard the train and visit the grand structure Taj Mahal. Pride of India, Taj Mahal is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, you can take delight in a lavish breakfast which is served at an exclusive venue. Return to the train for lip smacking Lunch which is served on board. After lunch, visit to the majestic Agra Fort. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in India, this excursion is full of wonders. Or you can even choose to rejuvenate yourself with some spa service in a palace hotel. Return to the train for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 5 Orcha - Khajuraho
On the 5th day of the sojourn, you will arrive in Orchaa. Take an early morning tour to visit the sightseeing in the city. Return to the train for a delicious breakfast. Lunch is arranged for you in the exclusive restaurant on board. Enjoy the amenities of the train as it heads to its next destination Khajuraho. Disembark the train and proceed to visit the Western Group of Monuments in Khajuraho. Dinner and overnight stay onboard, as the train proceeds to its next destination Varanasi.
Day 6 Varanasi
The train will arrive its next station Varanasi, a holy Indian city known for its Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Relish your delicious breakfast and lunch onboard. Disembark the train and proceed to Silk Weaving Center for insights into silk weaving, especially the glorious sarees. In the evening you can visit Sarnath renowned for its Buddhist heritage followed by boat ride in Ganges to witness the evening aarti. Images of the evening ‘Aarti’ on the banks of the river will leave you mesmerized. Dinner is arranged at an exclusive venue in Varanasi. Later board the train for overnight stay.
Day 7 Delhi
This morning you will disembark the train in Delhi.
Indian Splendor Journey -(6 Nights - 7 Days)

Destinations : (Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur and Mumbai)

Day 1 Delhi - Agra
After a traditional welcome, you will complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Enjoy dinner on board. (D)
Day 2 Agra - Ranthambore
Enjoy early morning visit to Taj Mahal, a jewel of Mughal architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After spending precious moments with the white-marble also known as symbol of love. your Lavish Breakfast is awaiting for you at an exclusive venue. Later board the train as it proceeds to you next destination Sawai Madhopur. After lunch at one of the lavish restaurants onboard, proceed for an exciting safari in the Ranthambore National Park. Get back onboard for overnight stay as the Maharajas Express rolls towards Jaipur.
Day 3 Jaipur
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard. Pay a visit to the magnificent Amber Fort of Jaipur. Return to train for a sumptuous lunch at the exclusive restraints on board. In the evening, you will be taken to an exclusive venue for dinner. Overnight stay aboard as train proceeds to its next destination Bikaner.
Day 4 Bikaner
Today after breakfast, you will arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner with an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple), Lalgarh Palace Museum or a camel breeding farm. Later in the afternoon you will visit the fortress of Junagarh and participate in a camel-cart procession followed by barbecuesundowner cocktails and folk performance on the sand dunes. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Jodhpur
Today you will arrive into Jodhpur, enjoy a walking tour to the Old Clock Tower Market and majestic Mehrangarh Fort, followed by a dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 6 Udaipur
Today you will visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery, followed by a royal lunch and optional ‘walking tour’ or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family. (B, L, D).
Day 7 Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai, which completes your journey. (B)

Journeys Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
The Indian Splendour Adult Single Supplement USD 5,980 USD 4,510 USD 9,460 USD 8,520 USD 13,800 USD 13,800 USD 23,700 USD 23,700
The Heritage of India Adult Single Supplement USD 6,340 USD 4,840 USD 9,890 USD 8,930 USD 13,800 USD 13,800 USD 23,700 USD 23,700
The Indian Panorama Adult Single Supplement USD 5,980 USD 4,510 USD 9,460 USD 8,520 USD 13,800 USD 13,800 USD 23,700 USD 23,700
Treasures of India Adult Single Supplement USD 3,850 USD 2,910 USD 4,950 USD 4,460 USD 7,600 USD 7,600 USD 12,900 USD 12,900

Maharaja Express Departure Dates for - 2019-20

Indian Panorama Indian Splendour Heritage of India Treasures of India
Month/Day Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday
Nov.2019 24 3 10 17
Dec. 2019 22 1, 29 8 15
Jan. 2020 19 26 5 12
Feb. 2020 16 23 2 9
Mar. 2020 15 22 1,29 8
Apr. 2020 5 - - -

Maharaja Express Departure dates for 2020-21

The Treasures of India The Indian Panorama The Indian Splendour The Heritage of India
Month/Day Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday
Oct 2020 4 11 18 25
Nov 2020 1,29 8 15 22
Dec 2020 27 6 13 20
Jan 2021 24 3,31 10 17
Feb 2021 21 28 7 14
Mar 2021 21 28 7 14
Apr 2021 - - 4 11


Inclusions
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
  • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
  • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
  • Porter charges at stations
Exclusions
  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys

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Payment
  • Pay 25% of tour cost at least 90 days or more prior to departure date and pay remaining amount 60 days prior to departure date.
  • Pay 100% of the tour cost if you are booking 59 days prior to departure date.
  • You will have to pay all bank charges.
  • The prevailing rate of exchange on the date of transaction would be applicable
Cancellation
  • 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.