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HERITAGE OF INDIA - MAHARAJA EXPRESS TRAIN 9 NIGHTS PRE TOUR

Maharajas' Express Heritage of India itinerary offer insights into the rich heritage and culture of India. Starting from Mumbai, the train crisscrosses through the medieval caves of Ajanta, forts and Palaces of Rajasthan and the majestic Taj Mahal during the Heritage of India Tour. The highlight of the tour includes cultural immersion during local sightseeing tours, insider experiences such as sundowner cocktails amidst sand dunes and Elephant painting & joyrides and some shopping experiences among others.

 

DAY 1

ARRIVE MUMBAI

Welcome to India! Transfer from airport to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Meals: none.

DAY 2

MUMBAI & TRAIN EMBARKATION

0830 hrs: We begin your sightseeing of Bombay new named Mumbai. We witness Dabbawala and their traditional Lunch delivery process using bicycles and local trains. We visit 1880’s Victoria Terminus Train Station locally called Shivaji Terminus built in Victorian gothic architecture and famed for shooting of film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. We continue sightseeing and visit the main museum of Mumbai Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhawan known as the political activity headquarters of father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. Later return back to your Hotel.

1430 hrs: Welcome & Registration at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. A royal welcome in traditional Indian style will greet you at the station, Sip on your welcome drink even as formalities are completed. The train will depart for Mumbai at 16:30 hours.

Relax and recuperate in the plush coupes of the train after a delectable dining in restaurants of the train.

Meals: breakfast at your hotel. Dinner on train.

DAY 3

AJANTA

After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Ajanta Caves, the rock-cut caves dating back to 2nd century B.C. and comprising of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain sculpted art.

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 4

UDAIPUR

Post breakfast; embark on a sightseeing tour to the City Palace complex and Crystal gallery. Indulge in a Royal Lunch at either Satkar Mahal or Fatehprakash Palace/Jag Mandir.

Post lunch, return to the train or embark on a walking tour across Old Bazaar, go for a spa session at leading hotel in the city, or attend the light and sound show (if the time allows).

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 5

JODHPUR

Arrive in the sun city of Rajasthan - Jodhpur. Morning at leisure or optionally you may embark on a tour to Bishnoi Village or a spa session at leading hotel in the city. Lunch will be served on board.

Following lunch, you may choose to rejuvenate yourself with spa facilities at a 5 star hotel, visit Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Jaswant Thada or else go for a private shopping tour.

In the evening today, an exclusive Royal Cocktail evening is arranged for you with cultural performance (puppet show) at Hanwant Mahal which will be concluded with a show of fireworks.

Meals: breakfast at Taj Khema, lunch and dinner on train.

DAY 6

BIKANER

On arrival in the city, you can take an optional tour to either Deshnok temples or Lalgarh Palace Museum. In the afternoon, you will head to the Junagarh Fort. Return to the train for lunch.

Post lunch, take a ride on a camel cart nearby Sam sand dunes with a stopover at Gajner Palace for tea. Later in the evening, enjoy a sand dune excursion followed by cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa artists accompanied with sundowner cocktails.

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 7

JAIPUR

Post-breakfast; explore the unassailable Amber Fort. Later, proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for an exclusive Elephant Activity where guests may choose to indulge to paint them, feed them or take a joy ride followed by lunch.

Post lunch, visit the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar). Optionally, you may also choose activities such as Spa facilities at a Palace hotel, visit to Amer Fort, private shopping tour or a golf session at Rambagh Golf club.

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 8

RANTHAMBORE

Post breakfast, enjoy an early morning jeep safari through the Ranthambore National Park. Post safari, savor on the lunch aboard the Maharajas' Express while you will travel down to Fatehpur Sikri, your next destination. On reaching the city, you can visit the local attractions housed here such as Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri is a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: full board on train.

DAY 9

AGRA - DELHI

Early morning on the last day of the sojourn, you will travel to Agra, home to the grand structure Taj Mahal. Pride of India, Taj Mahal is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, you can take delight in a lavish breakfast accompanied by Champagne at Taj Khema. While you treat yourself to a grand lunch aboard the Maharajas' Express, the train will traverse back to Delhi to mark the end of the voyage aboard this India luxury train.

Arrival & disembarkation in Delhi. Transfer to the Hotel in Delhi. Rest of day at leisure.

Meals: breakfast & lunch on train.

DAY 10

DELHI - JORHAT

Morning transferred to Delhi airport flight to Jorhat. Upon arrival at Jorhat airport you will be transferred to the Pandaw cruise.

Meals: breakfast at hotel.

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

Experience true grandeur at The Taj Mahal Palace, the iconic sea-facing landmark in Colaba, South Mumbai.This flagship Taj hotel offers you splendid views of the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India, alongside refined century-old hospitality.

Apollo Bunder Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 001

Tel: +91 22 6665 3366

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Maharajas Express Train

Redefining luxury train travel since 2010, Maharajas Express is the latest and most luxurious train in India. Offering 5 fascinating journeys crisscrossing some of the most vibrant destinations, significant attractions and offering a vista of breathtaking landscape, culture and heritage with which India is blessed; Maharajas Express offers journeys to the very depth of the soul of India in sheer opulence.

Designed to recreate the elegance and pageantry of the personal carriages of erstwhile maharajas, the interiors of this luxury train in India is suffused with nostalgia. Elegance of a bygone era and state of the art amenities coalesce seamlessly to offer 5 Star living in the quaint interiors of the Maharaja Express.

Deluxe Cabin

Tel: +91-11-4242 3100

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The Imperial Delhi

Chosen as India’s best ‘Luxury Historical Hotel’ by World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, The Imperial is an iconic property in Delhi in the heart of the capital, reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Raj. A luxury hotel with an iconic and awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance, it dwells in its modern delivery of old-style class and magnificence. Built in 1931 by Blomfield, one of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s associates and inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936, it is New Delhi’s landmark Hotel. The Hotel is steps away from Connaught Place, the renowned shopping district and is very close to the city’s major attractions.

Imperial Room

Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001, India

Tel: +91 11 23341234

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Rates include

Two nights’ accommodation at advertised hotels (or similar) and 7 nights at deluxe cabin on Maharajas Express with butler service, including breakfast at hotels and full board on train, on train house brands of Indian wines, beer, spirits, mineral water, coffee & tea, excursion as per itinerary, one domestic flight Delhi to Guwahati including 20kg check-in luggage.

Rates exclude

Optional tours on the train, visa, international flights, gratuities, video/camera fees.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$8,210
Single (1 Pax) US$14,368

Extension Code: LTID-MAHBRA-PRE-1

Note

  • Please advice arrival/departure flight details in order to arrange the transfer accordingly
  • Apply for Indian visa before departure
  • Check in time 14.00 / Check out time 11.00
  • Itinerary is subject to change

* Please note that your train/hotel will be confirmed after we have received your deposit payment. Prices are subject to change. Hotel subject to availability. We will try to offer you an alternate accommodation if the requested hotel would not be available.

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