Maharaja Express - The Heritage of India
8 Days / 7 Nights
From AU$ 9633

Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the National Capital Delhi. Admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur and enjoy sundowns on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colorful Pink City of Jaipur. See from close quarters the legendary tigers at Ranthambhore and one of the Seven Wonders of the World 'The Taj Mahal' in utmost luxury.

 

Saturday - Day 1MumbaiTime
  Welcome and Registration at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai 14:00hrs
  Proceed for Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai 15:45hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Ajanta 16:40hrs
  Dinner on -board 19:30hrs
Sunday - Day 2Ajanta 
  Breakfast on-board 06:30hrs
  Proceed for an excursion to Ajanta Caves 07:40hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express for lunch on-board 13:30hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Udaipur 13:45hrs
  Dinner on-board as you continue your journey to Udaipur 19:45hrs
Monday - Day 3Udaipur 
  Breakfast on-board 08:00hrs
  Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery 10:00hrs
  Lunch at Satkar hall of Fateh Prakash Palace 13:30hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. You may choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel or Private Shopping Tour OR Sound and Light Show 15:00hrs
  Dinner on-board 20:00hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jodhpur 22:00hrs
Tuesday - Day 4Jodhpur 
  Breakfast on-board as you arrive into Jodhpur 07:30hrs
  Optional Tour to Bishnoi Village (De-board at Rohat Railway Station) 09:15hrs
  Lunch on-board 12:30hrs
  Proceed to visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by a Walking Tour of the Old Clock Tower market and enjoy a joy ride on Tuk Tuks 14:30hrs
  Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal 17:30hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 20:15hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Bikaner 03:00hrs
Wendesday - Day 5Bikaner 
  Breakfast on-board 08:00hrs
  Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on-board or you may choose Optional Activities – Visit to Lalgarh Museum or Excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) 10:00hrs
  Lunch on-board 13:00hrs
  Proceed for visit to Junagarh Fort 14:00hrs
  Proceed for sundowners at Sand Dunes. En-route tea break at Gajner Palace 16:00hrs
  Arrive at the Sand Dunes followed bycocktails, bar-be que and folk dance. 17:30 hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 20:15 hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur 21:30 hrs
Thursday - Day 6Jaipur 
  Breakfast on-board 08:00 hrs
  Arrive into Jaipur. Proceed for the Amber Fort 10:00 hrs
  Proceed to City Palace or Jai Mahal Palace for lunch. Indulge with the elephants, paint them, feed them and enjoy a joy ride 12:30 hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. You may choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel, Visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory or Private Shopping Tour 16:00 hrs
  Dinner on-board 19:30 hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) 21:30 hrs
Friday - Day 7Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri 
  Proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park 06:30 hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 09:30 hrs
  Breakfast on-board 09:45 hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri 10:55 hrs
  Lunch on-board 13:30 hrs
  Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri 14:35 hrs
  Visit the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri 15:45 hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. 18:00 hrs
  Enjoy an “Indian Evening” followed by dinner on-board 20:00 hrs
Saturday - Day 8Agra-Delhi 
  Arrive into Agra and proceed to visit the TajMahal 07:40 hrs
  Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema 09:45 hrs
  Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 10:45 hrs
  Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi 11:05 hrs
  Lunch on-board 13:30 hrs
  Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your journey comes to an end 15:30 hrs

Day 1 - Saturday, Mumbai

Our iconic Heritage of India begins with a grand welcome which is carried in accordance with Indian customs. Registration is carried at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (Reporting time is 1430 hrs). Guests are then escorted to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai to board the Maharajas' Express and begin their Indian heritage luxury tours. The Maharajas' Express then leaves for Ajanta where our guests have their brief affair with the rich Indian history. Guests can satiate their hunger with a sumptuous onboard dinner and then spend the overnight in lavish cabins and suites of Maharajas'.


Day 2 - Sunday, Ajanta

Begin your day with an onboard breakfast. Proceed for an excursion to Ajanta Caves. These archaic Buddhist rock cave monuments date back 2nd BC or 480 or 650 AD; these were discovered under imperial rule and will give a perfect beginning to the luxurious heritage tour. Return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express for an onboard lunch and spend your evening at leisure. The Maharajas' Express then proceeds for the Venice of East, Udaipur; the second destination of Heritage of India tour. Enjoy your on-board Dinner and spend the night on the opulent Maharajas' Express.


Day 3 - Monday, Udaipur

Begin your day with an onboard breakfast. As soon as guests arrive in City of lakes, Udaipur they proceed for a rejuvenating boat ride on the calm waters of Lake Pichola followed by a visit to grandiose City Palace which also has a vast collection of ancient miniature paintings and Crystal Gallery. In our iconic Indian heritage luxury tours guests can also peek into Indian artistry. Guests can then have a royal lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace in the premises of City Palace. One can either choose to return to the train for a relaxed afternoon or may also opt for the optional services like

Spa facilities at 5 Star hotel in Udaipur
Private shopping tour
Sound and Light show (if time permits).

Have a lavish dinner in our thematic restaurants-Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal. Maharajas' Express then proceeds for Jodhpur, third destination in Heritage of India tour and guests can spend their night comfortably on the Maharajas' Express.


Day 4 - Tuesday, Jodhpur

Have a sumptuous breakfast onboard and either spend the morning at leisure on board or one can choose to

Avail the Optional tour to Bishnoi village (if time permits)
Enjoy Spa facilities at a 5-star hotel.

Have your lunch on-board. Post lunch, guests proceed to visit the archaic Mehrangarh Fort followed by walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market. Guests can experience like locales of the city in our special Heritage Train Tours with a joy ride on Tuk-tuks. Guests can then proceed for an exclusive Royal Cocktail Dinner with a cultural performance, a highlight of our Heritage of India (puppet show), at Hanwant Mahal. Guests then return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express which leaves for Bikaner


Day 5 - Wednesday, Bikaner

The day five in our Heritage of India tour begins while having on-board breakfast which guests can enjoy with a quaint view of the countryside.As guests arrive in Bikaner they can either choose to relax on-board or may also choose to visit either

Lalgarh Museum- where you can witness the architectural marvel of Rajasthan
Deshnok (Rat Temple)- About 600-year-old and is known for its sacred rats.

Guests have their lunch on-board and proceed to visit Junagarh Fort. Guests then proceed for sundowners cocktails amidst the picturesque Sand Dunes. En-route tea break at Gajner Palace. Our Indian heritage luxury tours are exemplars of fun with luxury and our guests experience the same as they arrive at the sand dunes and are greeted by cocktails, barbeque, and folk dances. Guests later return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express and the opulent train leaves for Pink City, Jaipur.


Day 6 - Thursday, Jaipur 

Begin your day with an on-board breakfast. Arrive in Jaipur and begin your odyssey with a visit to the Amber Fort. After that guests proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace where they can get a closer look at the heritage of India for and also indulge in an elephant activity where guests may choose to paint them, feed them or take a regal [Royale ride] ride followed by lunch. Post lunch guests can either return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express or may choose from optional activities such as

Spa facilities at 5 star hotel
Private shopping tour
Golfing at Rambagh Golf club

Visit to City Palace and The Observatory (Jantar Mantar).Guests have their dinner on board.


Day 7 - Friday, Ranthambhore - Fatehpur Sikri

Guests proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park. Have a sumptuous breakfast on Board. The Maharajas' Express then proceeds for ancient Mughal capital, Fatehpur Sikri and guests have their lunch on board. Arrive in Fatehpur Sikri and visit the deserted Mughal city. Guests later return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express and enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner on-board; a specialty of our Heritage Train Tour. Guests spend their night on the Maharajas' Express.


Day 8 - Saturday, Agra - Delhi

 Arrive into the last destinations of The Heritage of India tour, Agra and proceed to visit the monumental icon of love, Taj Mahal. Enjoy a Champagne Breakfast feast atop Taj Khema. The Maharajas' Express proceeds for its last stop, the national capital- Delhi. Relish the last lunch of the tour on-board. Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express and The Heritage of India tour as your journey comes to an end!

 

 

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Single
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Heritage of India
Train Journey

Starts: Mumbai

Ends: Delhi

Grade: Easy Paced

Departs: Every Saturday

What's Included?

07 nights’ accommodation on board

Complete travel

All Meals

Sightseeing tour

Entrance fee at monuments

Wildlife safari at Ranthambhore

Boat ride at Udaipur

All current taxes

Fact File

Train Departs every Saturday

Note: Tour Itinerary and Destination may change without prior notice.