Explore and discover the splendors of India with the Indian Splendor itinerary on board Asia’s most luxurious train, the Maharajas Express. This tastefully crafted itinerary lasting 168 hours, takes the guest on a mesmerizing voyage across some of the most illuminating destinations in India to acquaint the guests with the heritage, culture and diversity of this incredible country. Included in the itinerary are a dash of wildlife, majestic forts and palaces and temples of medieval India. A spectacular journey aboard the Maharajas Express, equipped with state of the art amenities accompanied with impeccable hospitality, is all but promised!
Maharajas’ Express The Indian Splendor
- Traditional Indian welcome on-board the Maharaja's Express
- Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, a World Wonder in Agra
- Game safari in Ranthambore National Park
- An Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur
- Guided tours to Lalgarh Palace and Junagarh Fort in Bikaner
- Camel ride, barbeque dinner, cocktails and Kalbeliya performance at Sam sand dunes in Jodhpur
- Guided tours to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur
- Visit the well-known City Palace in Udaipur
- An excursion to Dinosaur Fossil Park in Balasinor
- Meals at special venues at various destinations such as Agra, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jodhpur
- Shop at the popular markets of Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur
Tour Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Places Covered: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, Mumbai
Day 1 - Delhi - Agra
Day 2 - Agra
Day 3 - Ranthambore - Jaipur
Day 4 - Bikaner
Day 5 - Jodhpur
Day 6 - Udaipur
Day 7 - Balasinor
Day 8 - Mumbai
Day 1 Saturday: Delhi- Agra
Safdarjung Railway Station is the hub of activity as an exciting sojourn across the never-never lands is just about to begin. The Maharajas' Express is especially decked for you and the the Indian Splendor tour is shortly about to commence.
Day 2 Sunday: Agra
Your first destination is Agra, the land of the Taj. A visit to the Taj is perhaps a dream come true for millions of tourists from all over the world and no trip to India can be rendered complete without a visit to this ultimate architectural masterpiece.
After you have explored the Taj Mahal, enjoy a high tea experience atop the Taj Khema and return to the train to continue your sojourn to the next destination.
Dinner aboard the luxury train.
Day 3 Monday: Ranthambore- Jaipur
Visit the wild animals of the Ranthambore National Park in their natural environs and surrender your day completely to nature. On your arrival back in the train, you will be served a leisurely brunch while you will proceed towards Jaipur, the capital city of the Rajasthan. Popularly known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur has in store museums, Fort Amer, shopping arcades, jeep safaris and even an exhibition Elephant Polo Match. Once you have reached Jaipur, you could stay back in the train for some leisure moments or begin your sightseeing trips across city; the choice is completely yours.
Post the exhibition match, dinner will be served in a private venue along with choicest wines.
Day 4 Tuesday: Bikaner
The desert city of Bikaner offers an eclectic mix of rugged deserts, bedecked camels and excited tourists who want to capture every bit of the city in their memories to carry back home with them. Bikaner, an erstwhile princely kingdom, is today home to several medieval palaces and forts and a number of well stocked museums too that facilitate the guests with an easy understanding of the legacies surrounding it. The noteworthy places to visit here are Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort and the Deshnoke temple.
While here, also make it a point to be a spectator to the spectacular performances of the local musicians and dancers in the sand dunes of Bikaner. This musical extravaganaza in the evening will give a tremendous boost to your the Indian Splendor sojourn.
Day 5 Wednesday: Jodhpur
Welcome to the Blue City of India, Jodhpur. Some of the premium examples of Rajputana art and crafts can be seen here. An early morning village safari across the Bishnoi village will more than refresh your senses. Return to the train for lunch and later leave for exploring the Old Clock Tower and the Mehrangarh Fort. Do not miss to relish a tasteful barbeque experience while at the Mehrangarh Fort. Overnight stay aboard the luxury train.
Day 6 Thursday: Udaipur
Udaipur offers a sharp contrast as compared to the rugged locales of Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Lake Pichola besides adding beauty to the city, also helps keep the ambience cool. It is also home to the magnificent Lake Palace and several boating activities also take place here. In Udaipur, the topmost attractions that you can visit include the City Palace and the Durbar Hall. Post lunch you could relax in the spa of a heritage hotel or return to the train to explore its luxury amenities.
Later, you could walk through the old market of Udaipur to savor on the local delicacies besides indulging yourself in loads of shopping as well!
Day 7 Friday: Balasinor
Today’s itinerary include trip to Dinosaur Fossil Park, one of the largest in the world followed by a village tour to give you a peek into local culture and ways of life. The activities of the day conclude with a lavish lunch and meeting with the royal family.
Day 8 Saturday: Mumbai
As all good things come to an end, so will the Indian Splendor tour onboard the Maharajas' Express. You will arrive in Mumbai early in the morning on the 8th day of the journey. Have a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of the train. After disembarkation, explore Mumbai for more sightseeing or return home, the decision is ultimately yours!
Maharajas’ Express for the Indian Splendour Tariff for the season 2019
|Description||Deluxe Cabin||Junior Suite||Suite||Presidential Suite|
The tariff of the Maharajas’ Express includes accommodation, meals, beverages (light drinks, tea, coffee, and mineral water), Indian wines (in house brands), butler service, and porter-age at stations, guided tours and entrance fees at monuments.
The tariff however does not include taxes, insurances, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, and fees of video and professional cameras.
- Service tax at 3.50% to be paid extra.
- The above cost is Per Person.
- Validity - season 2015-16 and 2016-17
- Children below 5 years of age can travel for free.
- Prices are subject to change in case of any amendment in the routing or any other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
- If booking is done prior to 90 days of departure or more, then 25% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking.
- If booking is done less than 59 days of departure or less, then full 100% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking.
The cancellation Policy
- If cancelled 90 days or more prior to departure date, then 25% of the published tour cost is deducted
- If cancelled 89-60 days prior to departure date, then 50% of the published tour cost is deducted
- If cancelled 59-0 days prior to departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted
- If you fail to show up on the departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted
Maharajas Express Heritage of India Departure Dates for the season 2019
|March 2019||2, 30|
|December 2019||1, 29|
What Travelers Say?
The arrangement of our trip was so perfectly done, that i could not find even a single fault or drawback for which i could provide a suggestion. We are so much impressed and touched by the hospitality and services provided. To be frank, we have already started to plan for our next holiday, may be sometime in the end of the year. We will get back to you soon :-) Thanks again Exceptional Escapes.....you guys are truly EXCEPTIONAL!!!! - read more...
The trip in general has been exceptional
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Thank you so very much for going above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful trip. I have been telling everyone about your hospitality. I truly had a great time and I especially am thankful for all your organizing and to take time to show us your family and invite us to your home. You have a beautiful family and I think Choti (your little sister) is so adorable - read more...
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Many thanks for putting together a wonderful and memorable vacation for us. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We did not find anything lacking from your side. It was our first visit to India and it seems like we are already planning to be back. The pace was hectic so we did not find much time to visit the local markets which we will have to make up next time - read more...
We reached home safely on Sunday morning (USA time) and slept most of the day. I cannot thank you enough for all your help and efforts in making our trip such a wonderful success. I will never forget the experiences we had and fun time we enjoyed all throughout the trip. I will send you pictures soon.....'not to worry!!!' - read more...
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