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The Indian Splendour

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai
4.7/5

$ 7750 / £ 6739

PER PERSON

Experience The Royalty

Experience the symbol of royalty aboard the Maharajas’ Express—the Indian Splendours, redefining the essence of luxury tours in Rajasthan. Board on this magnificent journey through the attractive lands of Rajasthan, where every moment is steeped in richness and glory.

This luxurious odyssey unfolds over seven days with a diverse itinerary, unveiling new adventures every day and starting with the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love. Traverse the lush greens of Ranthambore National Park, where you’ll encounter the tiger roaming freely in his habitat. Moving to the rich heritage of Rajasthan, explore its magnificent forts and vibrant bazaars and indulge in royal cuisines that tantalize the senses. From the vibrant cities of Jaipur, Bikaner, and Jodhpur to the romantic pull of Udaipur, every stop promises a remarkable experience.

This journey is more than just a trip; it’s a cultural absorption that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. Discover a new meaning of India luxury tourism as you delve into the tapestry of culture, history, and folklore that defines this majestic land. Get ready to create everlasting memories and experience the true essence of royalty aboard the Maharajas’ Express – The Indian Splendours.

Embarkation & Disembarkation (Indian Splendour)

Check-in Venue & Timing

Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0700 hrs

Departure Station & Timing

Delhi – Safdarjung Station / 0815 hrs

Arrival Station & Timing

Mumbai – Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus / 1635 hrs

The passengers must report at least one hour before the train’s departure to the pre-assigned venue in Delhi for the pre-boarding facilities.

Foreign Nations must obtain a tourist Visa and a passport valid for six months from the date of departure to visit India.

Sunday, Day 1 – Delhi to Agra

Your luxurious journey begins around 7:00 AM at the Delhi Safdarjung train station, where you’ll complete check-in process. After a warm welcome, you’ll be escorted to your comfortable cabin onboard the Maharajas’ Express. As the train gracefully departs at 8:15 AM, you can savour a delicious breakfast while embarking on your adventure towards Agra, the “City of Mughals.”

Later, a comprehensive tour briefing will be given onboard to familiarize you with the itinerary for the coming days, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience on your exciting journey.

By afternoon, you’ll arrive in Agra for your first monument visit—the iconic Taj Mahal, a symbol of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan constructed this architectural masterwork in remembrance of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. The whole structure is made entirely of white marble, featuring beautiful inlay work and marble screens.

Agra’s history extends far beyond the Taj Mahal. It was once the seat of the Mughal Empire, a powerful dynasty that ruled India for centuries. This rich heritage is evident in the city’s majestic forts and bustling bazaars. As you explore, don’t miss Agra’s famous petha, a sweet local treat made from candied vegetables.

After exploring the Taj Mahal, you’ll be escorted back to the royal chariot. Alternatively, you can opt to participate in the optional activities. Our guest Relations Executive will be delighted to assist you in arranging these activities.

Monday, Day 2 – Agra and Ranthambore

Continue your Agra execution with an early morning video of the majestic Agra Fort, a reminder of the city’s Mughal legacy. After learning about its history, return to the Maharajas’ Express and enjoy a relaxed, tantalizing breakfast onboard as you move towards your next destination, Ranthambore National Park. Lunch will be served onboard during your journey.

Upon arrival in Ranthambore, be ready for a thrilling game drive in the former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, now a national park. The park was declared as Ranthambore National Park in 1973. The park is spread over 1,334 square km and has a unique topography, including rivers, lakes, cliffs, and rocky terrain, creating diverse habitats for various wildlife. Keep your eyes open for Bengal Tigers, elusive leopards, and other animals like spotted deer, sambar deer, chital, chinkara, nilgai, sloth bear, wild boar, hyena and jackal.

Remember, spotting a Bengal Tiger is a proper stroke of luck on these open jeep safaris, which offer an inimitable experience but can be bumpy and dusty. Don’t forget to pack some warm clothes for winter.

 As the sun sets, return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express and enjoy your freshly made delicious dinner as the train sets continues its journey towards the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur.

Tuesday, Day 3 – Jaipur

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast on board the Maharajas Express as you approach Jaipur, the “Pink City.” The city is a vibrant blend of ancient and modern, offering a rich tapestry of royal palaces, historic forts, and colourful bazaars.

Upon arrival. A grand traditional welcome befitting royalty sets the tone for your exciting exploration of the Jaipur tour. Your excursion will start with a visit to the Amber Fort, sitting within picturesque, rugged hills. The fort is an interesting fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built-in 1592 by Raja Man Singh I and completed by Mirja Raja Singh, the fort is primarily constructed from white marble and red sandstones. While the fort’s exterior emanates rugged magnificence, the interior sanctum reveals a paradise of art and architecture. The timeless charm and the romantic aura of this majestic fort- palace will surely mesmerize you.
A short jeep ride will take you to the fort, where you will explore the royal apartments, offering a stunning view of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you explore the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal) and the Hall of Victory.
Following your exploration, return to the Maharajas’ Express for onboard lunch. Post lunch, relax in the comfort of your cabin or participate in exciting optional activities (details available from the Guest Relations Executive).

Later in the evening, head to the Rambagh Palace Hotel for an exclusive, delicious dinner. Steeped in history, this magnificent palace has stood tall for 189 years. Once the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the palace now graces the city as a luxurious hotel.

Even now, the palace holds its royal majesty, attracting tourists with hand-carved marble latticework and expensive, intricately designed gardens.

With lingering memories of your royal dining experience, board the Maharajas’ Express by 9:00 PM as the train departs for Bikaner.

Wednesday, Day 4- Bikaner

Enjoy a scenic journey through the countryside with a flavourful breakfast on board.
Upon reaching the desert citadel of Bikaner, you can either relax in your cabins while enjoying the view or participate in optional activities. Our Guest Relations Executive will assist you in arranging these activities.

After your optional tour, return to the train for a delectable lunch. After that, disembark and head to the Junagarh Fort, an impressive fortress constructed by Raja Rai Singh in 1593 AD. Encircled by a moat and a defensive wall, its striking exterior displays strength and resilience. However, the interior of the fortress holds a real treasure. Stepping inside, you’ll be dazzled by the Diwan-i-khas, Hawa Mahal, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Anup Mahal and Badal Mahal.

Afterwards, experience royal pageantry as you are escorted on a Sundowner excursion to the Sand Dunes, where a convoy of camel carts adorned with colourful fabrics awaits, accompanied by musicians. Savour traditional scrumptious barbecue delicacies with cocktails while enjoying folk arts like Kalbeliyas and Langaas.

With a heartful of memories from the day, return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express by 20:15 and continue your tour for Jodhpur.

Thursday, Day 5 – Jodhpur

The Maharajas Express continues its journey into the heart of the Marwar region, Jodhpur, known as the ‘Blue City’ due to its stunning blue-painted houses against a desert backdrop. It’s a vibrant hub of Rajasthani culture and heritage.
Begin your day with a fresh breakfast on board. Spend the morning at your leisure, or you can choose to participate in exciting activities. For the optional activities, please get in touch with the Guest Relations Executive.

Following your chosen activity, head back to the train for the lunch on-board.
After lunch, visit the splendid Mehrangarh Fort, perched atop a 400-foot high hill, among one of India’s largest forts. Admire the intricate details- the elaborately carved panels, gracefully arched doorways and the latticed windows that offer glimpses of the city below. Then, take a walking tour of the vibrant Old Clock Tower Market. Reach the market on a tuk-tuk ride, taking in the sights and sounds of everyday life of the locals who pass by the historic houses and havelis (mansions).

Enjoy an exclusive cocktail evening at the Khaas Bagh Hotel as the day draws to a close. The hotel serves a collection of delicious Marwar culinary delights with pleasant ambience.

Following the lovely evening, head back to the Maharajas Express to continue your tour to scenic Udaipur.

Friday, Day 6 – Udaipur

Wake up to the beautiful region of Mewar, one of Rajasthan’s most celebrated and royal states. Admire the sunbathed vistas of the Aravali Hills while savouring a leisurely breakfast on board the Maharajas’ Express enroot to Udaipur- the City of Lakes. Udaipur is also known as the “Venice of the East” due to its beautiful lakes, intricate palace, and romantic ambience, echoing the charm of the Italian city.
Upon arriving in Udaipur, alight the train and get on a boat ride on Lake Pichola to visit the City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan. Situated amidst Lake Pichola, this architectural masterpiece is adorned with scalloped arches, ornate domes and fretted balconies. Visit Mor Chowk, one of the highlights of the palace. Here, you can see the intricate picture of three peacocks made from small pieces called mosaics. These peacocks represent three seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Next, explore Moti Mahal (the Pearl Palace), known for its beautiful mirror work and among the many stunning rooms of the palace. Next visit the Chini Mahal and Zenana Mahal. The gorgeous tiles in the hall of Chini Mahal are meticulously hand-painted with elaborate designs depicting geometric patterns, floral motifs and traditional Indian themes. The unique architectural style of the Mahal reflects a unique architectural combination of traditional Rajput architecture with the elements of Persian and Mughal art. After that, discover the Crystal Gallery and Darbar Hall with the aid of an audio guide.
After the excursion, head to the Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel for lunch and enjoy the hospitality reminiscent of the ancient Mewar glory. Delight your taste buds with a spread of Indian and International cuisine.
Post lunch, return to your royal chariot and enjoy the evening, relaxing in your cabins or participating in other activities while proceeding to your last destination, Mumbai.

Saturday, Day 7 – Mumbai

As your tour draws to the end of the royal tour, enjoy your last morning on the Maharajas Express. At around 4:35 PM, we’ll arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station in Mumbai, the bustling financial hub of India. Bid farewell to the Maharajas Express, cherishing the memories created during your ‘The Indian Splendour’ adventure. Though the royal expedition concludes here, the lasting impressions will last forever!

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Note : At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE Fares / Prices.

Maharajas Express The Indian Splendour (01 October 2024 until April 2025)

Price in US Dollars ($) Price in Sterling Pounds (£)
Category Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis   Single Cabin Supplement Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis Single Cabin Supplement
Deluxe Cabin $ 7750 Per Person $ 5820 £ 6739 Per Person £ 5061
Junior Suite $ 9940 Per Person $ 8950 £ 8643 Per Person £ 7783
Suite $ 14490 Per Person $ 14490 £ 12600 Per Person £ 12600
Presidential Suite $ 24890 Per Person $ 24890 £ 21643 Per Person £ 21643

Maharajas Express The Indian Splendour (01 October 2025 until April 2026)

Price in US Dollars ($) Price in Sterling Pounds (£)
Category Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis  Single Cabin Supplement Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis Single Cabin Supplement
Deluxe Cabin $ 7800 Per Person $ 5900 £ 6783 Per Person £ 5130
Junior Suite $ 10000 Per Person $ 9000 £ 8696 Per Person £ 7826
Suite $ 14500 Per Person $ 14500 £ 12609 Per Person £ 12609
Presidential Suite $ 25000 Per Person $ 25000 £ 21739 Per Person £ 21739

Price / Includes

Presidential Suite

The Presidential suite is aptly named Navratana(nine precious gems) and has a living room, 2 bedrooms and washrooms. The guests on-board the Presidential suite has an exclusive 24 hours personal valet to provide with attentive and luxury service. This palace on wheels has been provided with latest international features.

The tariff of presidential suite is inclusive of an exclusive language speaking guide and Luxury car during the off-board journeys.

Suites

All the 4 suites are double bedded and have large panoramic windows, so that you can savour every bit of Indian splendour on your rail journey. Each coach of the rail has a mini-pantry and manned by a valet to provide with attentive & prompt service.

The suite rooms are provided with additional features such as complimentary mini-bar and bath tub. The fare for the suite is inclusive of an exclusive language speaking guide and Luxury car during the off-board journeys.

To ensure your safety and well-being, the rail has been provided with CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, RFID door locks and round the clock services of a Paramedic. Your luxury vacation on Indian splendour, on-board the Maharajas’ Express will be truly an experience extraordinaire.

Junior Suites

The train has 18 Junior suites of which 12 are twin bedded and 6 double bedded. All the suites have large panoramic windows, so that you can savour every bit of magnificent India on your train journey. All passenger carriages come with airconditioning, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities like Live Television, DVD players, Wi-Fi Internet to name a few to keep you entertained through the royal train journey. Each coach of the train has a mini-pantry and manned by a valet to provide a lavish & personalized service during the tour packages.

To ensure your safety and well-being, the train has been provided with CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, RFID door locks and round the clock services of a Paramedic. Your tour package on-board the Maharajas’ Express will be truly an experience extraordinaire.

Deluxe Cabin

The train coaches of Deluxe Cabin are named after the precious gems Hakik(Agate), Firoza(Torquoise), Katela(Amethyst), Beruz(Aquamarine) & Pitoniya(Bloodstone) to indicate the lavishness present in the overall experience provided in the tour Packages of Maharajas’ Express. The train has 20 Deluxe Cabins of which 12 are twin bedded and 8 double bedded.

Restaurant

On-Board the luxurious Maharajas’ Express, you will find two thematic fine dining restaurants which will allow you to enjoy delicious meals in a vibrant yet soul soothing environment. The names of the restaurants are aptly suited to the tastefully crafted design, ambience and concept.

One of it is “Mayur Mahal”, named after India’s very own graceful national bird peacock, fondly called as Mayur and the other is “Rang Mahal”, which literally means ‘The Palace of Colors’ decorated with hand painted fresco ceiling.

Lounge & Bar

For the guests who like to enjoy drinks over a friendly chat, we have two bars. One of it is a Lounge bar- ‘The Rajah Club’ and the other is a thematic bar named as – ‘Safari Bar’. Both the bars provide comfortable & relaxed sitting arrangements to complement the exquisite range of wines & spirits, allowing you to unwind and lighten up. For those who wish to be left alone, we provide selective collection of books and for those who love to socialize, we do have few board games to play and have fun with.

For the corporate travelers, who want to combine business and leisure onboard the Maharajas’ express, we can organize a suitable setup for meetings at the Safari Bar. This bar also serves as a venue for festive events.