|Day 01 : Sunday, Departure from Mumbai
The Maharajas' Express - The Heritage of India, begins its journey from Mumbai, where passengers receive a traditional Indian ceremonial welcome, and are escorted to their cabins by the attendants. The evening is at leisure to get to know the train and your fellow passengers. Dinner onboard.
Overnight onboard the Maharajas' Express.
|Day 02 : Monday, Sightseeing in Udaipur
As the sun rises from across the azure lakes, peep outside your window to a vision drenched in romance. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Rajasthan's lake city - Udaipur, popularly referred to as the jewel of Mewar. After breakfast on board, proceed for a sightseeing excursion to Udaipur, a city where fairy-tale palaces and gardens, temples and narrow lanes create a picture perfect atmosphere.
The day begins with a boat ride on the Lake Pichola. Later, explore the City Palace, a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated wall. The Palace is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Later, visit the Crystal Art Gallery with a magnificent and rare collection of Osler's crystals. For more than hundred years, the crystals remained underground and the gallery was not open to public, due to its beauty and richness. Everything from the dining table, table, and sofa set to washing bowls, perfume bottles and even beds are adorned with precious crystals. The jewel studded carpet, embodying peerless class is the prime attraction of the gallery.
Return for a sumptuous lunch onboard Maharajas' Express; the guests have the liberty to indulge in any of the following activities: Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa in a five star hotel or procced with a local city tour.
Proceed for an exclusive Dinner at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace or the Jagmandir Island Palace. Relive the moments of luxury dining like royals.
Return to the train as the train rolls towards the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur.
Overnight onboard the Maharajas' Express.
|Day 03 : Tuesday, Sightseeing in Jodhpur
To let you listen to the tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the dessert, the train enters the fortress city Jodhpur. The guests have the freedom to either stay on get a glimpse of true Rajasthani village life via the Bishnoi Village Safari - where you can spot wildlife like black bucks, chinkara, blue bulls, desert foxes, and partridges and can also have an opportunity to see the Bishnoi families. Peep into their world and see the weavers, potters and block printers at work.
Post lunch on board, get ready to witness the magnificent forts, palaces and some of the finest architectural wonders of the world in the city of Jodhpur. The excursion starts with a walk through the Old Clock Tower market and proceeds on to the prime attraction in the city - the Mehrangarh Fort. The 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill has some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names within its complex. Noteworthy of these are the Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana. These palaces have a fabulous collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, and miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.
Enjoy the colorful folk dances of Rajasthan at Hanwant Mahal or the Khaas Bagh, where a cocktail dinner is organized. Return to the train as the train rolls towards Bikaner - renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Overnight onboard the Maharajas' Express.
|Day 04 : Wednesday, Sightseeing in Bikaner
As the train reaches Bikaner, the harbor of the ship of the dessert – the camel, you may relax on board or pick any of these excursions:
Explore the imposing red sand-stone palace - the Lalgarh palace museum, which stands as a hybrid architecture and mixture of different elements of Rajput, Muslim and European styles. The Rajput exterior of Lalgarh Palace contrasts dramatically with the occidental decor within. Lush green sprawling lawns with dancing peacocks and beautiful bougainvilleas adorn the palace.
Post lunch, which is served onboard Maharajas' Express, visit the Junagarh fort that dates back to 1588 A.D. built by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, built in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows. Immerse yourself in the true colors of the dessert with a Camel cart procession, which is followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and Rajasthani folk performances on the sand dunes.
Board the train for dinner and overnight stay. The train proceeds towards to make you witness sheer symphony in pink in Jaipur. Overnight onboard the Maharajas' Express.
|Day 05 : Thursday, Sightseeing in Jaipur
The train reaches Jaipur - the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, sitting on a dry lake bed and surrounded by barren hills, forts and crenellated walls. Post breakfast on board, your trip into this buzzing metropolis starts with a visit to the Amer Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lunch is organized at the Taj Rambagh Hotel, one of the luxury hotels in Rajastha, the former residence of the royal family of Jaipur.
Take one of the optional tours. Have a revitalizing spa at a five star hotel in Jaipur or visit to the City Palace museum and the royal observatory- Jantar Mantar or a local city tour.
Return to the train for dinner. Overnight onboard the Maharajas' Express.
|Day 06 : Friday, Tiger Safari in Ranthambore and Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri
Even before the sun dawns, you reach Sawai Madhopur, home to the Ranthambore National Park. A thrilling safari takes you close to the abode of the national animal of India - the Tiger. The park is home to other wildlife as well including sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopards. After experiencing the exhilarating expedition, have a lavish breakfast on board.
During the latter half of the day, the train takes you across the fabled magnificent fortified Mughal city Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the changing landscape while enjoying a hearty lunch on board. Brace yourself with the Mughal history by visiting this complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, including one of the largest mosques in India - the Jama Masjid. Other prime attractions here include Palace of Jodha Bai, Bibal Bhavan, Karwan Serai & Hiran Minar, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am.
Return to the train to enjoy the flavours of an 'Indian Evening' as the train continues its journey towards Agra.
Overnight onboard the Maharajas' Express.
|Day 07 : Saturday, Sightseeing in Agra and Return to Delhi
On the last day of what can be termed as a truly magical tour, you arrive into Agra city. The city homes the most extravagant monument ever built for love - Taj Mahal. This poignant mausoleum has become the de facto tourist emblem of India. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory if his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose death in childbirth in 1631 left the emperor heartbroken. The construction of the Taj began in that year and continued till 1653. Over 20,000 workers from India and Central Asia are believed to have created this marvel. No wonder, the result is so breath taking and awe-inspiring
The Taj Mahal stands on a raised marble platform, north of the ornamental gardens. Purely decorated white minarets grace each corner of the platform. Twin red sandstone buildings frame the Taj; the western one is a mosque, the identical eastern one is purely for symmetry. The central Taj structure has four small domes. The tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are in a basement room.
The visit to this amazingly beautiful monument is followed by Champagne breakfast at Hotel Taj Khema, which overlooks Taj Mahal. Return to the train and enjoy your lunch on board in any of the exquisite restaurants - The Mayur Mahal or the Rang Mahal.
Soon, your journey into the lap of Indian heritage would conclude as your train reaches the Safdarjung Station in New Delhi.
|Valid from October' 2019 to April' 2020 Per person rates (total for 07 nights) Per person rates (total for 07 nights)|
|6 nights/ 7 days||Deluxe Cabin||Junior Suite||Suite||Presidential Suite|
|Double Occupancy||USD 6340 per person||USD 9890 per person||USD 13800 per person||USD 23700 per person|
|Single Occupancy||USD 11180 per person||USD 18800 per person||USD 27600 per person||USD 47400 per person|
|Departure Dates for Maharajas’ Express- The Heritage of India, during 2019 & 2020|
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