Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai
Travel the domain of erstwhile Indian royalty with tours to Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh provided by Indian Splendor tour itinerary by Maharajas’ Express train. The meticulously designed tour itinerary lasting for 168 hours, takes guests on a roller coaster ride across some of the most illuminating destinations in India to familiarize guests with the royal and cultural heritage of India. Maharajas’ Express Indian Splendor journey offers a dash of forts, palaces and temples built during medieval India. A mesmerizing voyage on board Maharajas’ Express train is outfitted with opulent stay, gourmet dining, state of the art amenities and impeccable hospitality and guided off train excursions providing a splendid view of India’s colonial and imperial heritage and Indian Jurassic Park in Balasinor.
At Safdarjung Railway Station, Maharajas’ Express waits for the guests to enter its premises. The traditional Indian style welcome with garlands and vermillion mark will give you the signal of upcoming royal experience. Just as you complete your check in formalities, you will usher to your cabins. The train will roll on to Agra. Dinner will be served in the plush coupes of the train.
Today you will arrive in Agra, the first destination of Indian Splendor tour itinerary. Disembark the train and proceed on a sightseeing tour of Taj Mahal, the epitome of true love and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Post Taj Mahal exploration; savor an endearing Champanage breakfast atop the Taj Khema. Post breakfast, you have an option for shopping tour in Agra and sightseeing tour of Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb and Fatehpur Sikri. Return to the train for lunch followed by visit to Agra Fort. Post sightseeing of Agra Fort, return to the train for dinner and onwards journey.
Explore the faunal and avifaunal species of Ranthambore National Park in their natural turf via safari trip. Post safari trip, return to the train for lunch and continue your journey towards Jaipur. Famed as the Pink City of India, Jaipur is home to several forts, palaces, museums and shopping emporiums. First, you will visit Amber Fort, the formidable residence of Kacchawa Rajputs followed by an enthralling Exhibition Elephant Polo Match clubbed with Champanage dinner.
Overnight stay on board Maharajas’’ Express.
On the 4th day, you will arrive in the desert city of Bikaner. Disembark the train and proceed on an optional tour to either Lalgarh Palace or Deshnok temple or Camel breeding farm. Return to the train for a lavish lunch followed by visit to Junagarh Fort. Don’t miss to partake in a thrilling camel cart procession around the undulating sand dunes. Savor a dance and musical extravaganza by the local Kalbeliya and Langa tribe amidst the Sam sand dunes in Bikaner over a barbecue evening.
Overnight stay will be provided on board Maharajas’ Express.
Post a leisurely breakfast in the morning; embark on a jeep safari to Rohet, the abode of Bishnoi tribe for cultural interactions. Return to the train for lunch. Post lunch, leave on road for sightseeing trip of Old Clock Tower and Mehrangarh Fort. A delectable barbeque experience at the Mehrangarh Fort will form the crescendo of the day.
Overnight stay will be provided on board this luxury train.
The City of Lakes ‘Udaipur’ is quite picturesque as compared to harsh terrains of Jodhpur and Bikaner. The breathtaking view of Aravali hills and the cool ambience created by Lake Pichola invites the romanticism in one’s inner self. Explore the attractions housed within this city such as City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Savor a royal lunch in the splendid ambience of Durbar Hall. Post lunch, you can either proceed on a walking tour to the Old Markets or explore the Vintage Car Collection of the erstwhile royal family.
From here onwards, Maharajas’ Express will leave the desert realm of Rajasthan and head towards the princely state of Balasinor.
Today, you will arrive in Balasinor, India’s very own Jurassic park. The sightseeing trip includes visit to Dinosaur Fossil Park followed by a village tour to understand the local ways of living. Also in store is a lunch date with the royal family of Balasinor where guests can relish the lip-smacking tastefully prepared in the royal kitchen.
Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.
Like all good things, the weeklong Indian Splendor itinerary aboard Maharajas’ Express will too conclude on the 8th day of the journey. After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to the opulent ride aboard Asia’s most luxurious train, Maharajas’ Express.
Tariff for Season 2014-15 and 2015-16:
First Child(5-12 yrs)
|Deluxe Cabin||USD 5980||USD 2990||USD 4510|
|Junior Suite||USD 9460||USD 4730||USD 8520|
|Suite||USD 13800||USD 6900||USD 13800|
|Presidential Suite||USD 23700||USD 11900||USD 23700|
The tariff of the Maharajas’ Express the Indian Splendor tour itinerary 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.