The Indian Maharaja

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  • Mumbai
  • Aurangabad
  • Udaipur
  • Sawai Madhopur
  • Jaipur
  • Agra
  • Delhi
 
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Indian Maharaja Train affirms to be a diadem of India being the most convenient as well as one of the most luxurious ways of travelling, through the royal destinations of this incredible nation. Looking after the appreciation bestowed upon the Deccan Odyssey by the travellers which denotes that people love the luxury train travel made tourism authority launch the Indian maharaja an advanced luxury train replete with advanced features in November 2009. One can say that Indian maharaja is a replica of Deccan odyssey adorned with extra regal amenities, more fun and excitement, as well as added amusement and adventurous activities.

The introduction of Indian Maharaja was a joint endeavor of Ministry of Railway, Government of India and MTDC. It was commenced to promote the Maharashtra and Rajasthan tourism and aimed to bestow imperial luxury and soothing comfort to its precious travelers. The train exclusively takes you to a luxurious world of distinctive destinations dotted with hypnotic heritage, places exhibiting diverse culture, natural wonders, picturesque landscape and much more which will give you an insight of all of the unique facets and distinguishing colours of India.

Indian Maharaja exclusively encapsulates the most enchanting states of India - Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Delhi and also let you endure the bursting white glory and the romantic ambience of the Taj Mahal with some prominent places of Agra as well. The train proffers two distinctive itineraries to its travelers among which one of the tour commences from Mumbai and concludes in Delhi, the other one begins in Delhi and terminates at Mumbai. The excursion of exceptional royal ecstasy covers Mumbai, Daulatabad, Aurangabad, Ajanta Ellora Caves, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, and Ranthambore National Park, Jalgaon, Jaipur, Delhi and much more prominent destinations of India. It endows a flexible route so that its guests could choose from either of the itineraries to travel depending on the port of arrival in India.

This luxury train bestows the most distinctive way to explore India. The deluxe services offered by the train are just as any top five star hotels serves or any other luxury train. The royal touch is reflected via every nook and corner of the train even the travellers are exclusively pampered with royalty throughout their visit. The train constitutes of 22 coaches which accommodates around 88 passengers. The interiors are exquisitely adorned and designed exhibiting a classic era as well as contemporary sophistication. The classic Indian tradition pervades through the coaches with delicate furnishings, engraved panels, astonishing artefacts and palette of muted themed hues. This exclusive train is equipped with all the modern amenities, including Plasma TVs, internet access, well stocked bar to relish, restaurants providing lip smacking cuisine with complementary drinks, a spa car to rejuvenate and much more.

There is a precise duration of time and dates on which the Indian Maharaja is operated therefore if you are planning your tour and interested in traveling via this luxury train, hurry and execute your dream vacations before it get too late.

About the Train
The latest jewel in the crown of the Indian luxury trains fleet, Maharajas Express is touted to be the India’s answer to the legendary Orient Express train with 4 fascinating pan-Indian journeys named Royal India, Princely India, Classical India ad Royal Sojourn. One of the most expensive and luxurious luxury train rides in the world, the salons of the Maharaja Express train draws inspiration from the private saloons of the erstwhile Maharajas of India.

Cabins
Maharajas Express comprises of 14 guest carriages which can accommodate 88 guests on board. There are 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suites and a plush Presidential Suite offering elegant living comparable to 5 star living.

Some of the amenities that set Maharaja Express apart are the Wi-Fi internet, LCD TVs and direct dial phones in each cabin. Besides, spacious en-suite bathrooms with showers, private butler and 27*7 room service ensure that your journey never fall short of the high standards set by Maharajas Express. The coaches are set with features such as:

» Centrally air conditioning
» Interiors fusing the classical Indian royalty and modern sophistication
» LCD television with satellite connection
» Writing Desk
» Private Bath
» Padded beds
» Direct dial phones
» Electronic safe


Dining
Seating 42 two passengers at once, two dining cars on board Maharajas Express serve an array of delectable cuisines to the guests. Impeccable interiors and gracious hospitality ensures that you get to dine like a royalty on board Maharajas Express. Besides the Table-d’hôte meals included in the fair guests can also avail of a la carte menu and en-suite private dining.

For the wine connoisseurs and revelers, there an urbane Safari Bar to take care of you in a suave yet laid back ambience with meticulous concoctions of domestic and international brands of wine and liquors.

Mayur Mahal - This in house restaurant is best visited by guests for its classic ambience and range of gourmet cuisines. With seating capacity of 42, the elegance of this restaurant is aptly matched by the service and presentation of an array of world cuisines prepared by expert chefs.

Rang Mahal - This suave restaurant with its serene interiors and glittering furnishing also houses 42 guests at a time and serves an eclectic melange of wotld cuisines.

Safari Bar - The lounge bar housed within Maharajas Express that guests can visit in order to unwind in a perfectly nonchalant yet suave ambiance after a tiring day of sightseeing and travel. The well stocked bar and an array of tantalizing starters and snacks will surely help lift your spirits. The interiors of the bar are based on the motif of adventure as the name suggests.


Tour 1: Mumbai to Delhi  Tour 2: Delhi to Mumbai

 

Tour 1: Mumbai to Delhi

Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Mumbai - Ellora - Ajanta - Udaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Day 1 - Mumbai (Wednesday)

 

Board the Train in the evening. Train leaves at 19:30hrs. Dinner on board and train departs for Agra.

 

 

 

Day 2 - Aurangabad (Thursday), Visit Ellora Caves

Morning sightseeing of Ellora Caves. Return to Train for Lunch and rest of the day at leisure on board. The Train departs for Jalgaon in the night. Dinner on board.

 

 

Day 3 - Aurangabad (Friday), Visit Ajanta Caves

Morning de-board the Train for an excursion to Ajanta Caves. Return to Train for Lunch and rest of the day at leisure on board as the train leaves for Udaipur. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - Udaipur (Saturday)


Morning sightseeing of City Palace followed by boat rides on lake Pichola (subject to water levels). Return to Train for Lunch on board. In the evening de-board the Train for a Gala Dinner at Fateh Prakash Palace hotel.

The Train travels to Sawai Madhopur in the night.

Day 5 - Sawai Madhopur (Sunday)


After early breakfast leave for jungle safari. Lunch on board followed by afternoon safari. High-Tea at The Taj Lodge. Dinner on board as the Train leaves for Jaipur.

 

 

Day 6 - Jaipur (Monday)

Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Lunch at the Jai Mahal Palace hotel. Afternoon Jaipur sightseeing. Dinner on board as the Train proceeds towards Agra

Day 7 - Agra (Tuesday)


Breakfast on board. Proceed for sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch at City Hotel. Afternoon visit Agra Fortand Taj Mahal. The Train departs forDelhi. Dinner on board.

 


Day 8 - Delhi (Wednesday)

After Breakfast, check-out in the morning and de-board the Train at Railway Station in Delhi.

* The itineraries are subject to change depending on the Indian Railway’s schedule

* Optional return flight from Delhi to Mumbai is also available.

Tour 1: Mumbai to Delhi  Tour 2: Delhi to Mumbai

 

Tour 2: Delhi to Mumbai

Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Udaipur - Ellora - Ajanta - Mumbai

Day 1 - Delhi (Wednesday)

 

Board the Train in the evening. Train leaves at 19:30hrs. Dinner on board and train departs for Agra.

 

 

Day 2 - Agra (Thursday)

After Breakfast on board disembark, and proceed to visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Lunch at City hotel. Then visit Fatehpur Sikri and board the Train at Bharatpur Railway Station. Train leaves for Jaipur while dinner is served on board.

 

 

Day 3 - Jaipur (Friday)

Morning excursion to Amber Fort, Observatory and Hawa Mahal. Lunch at the Jai Mahal Palace hotel. Evening visit City Palace followed by Gala Dinner at the Palace. The Train proceeds towards Sawai Madhopur at night.

Day 4 - Sawai Madhopur (Saturday)

After early breakfast enjoy jungle safari by canter. Lunch on board followed by afternoon safari. High-Tea at The Taj Lodge. Dinner on board as the Train leaves for Udaipur.

Day 5 - Udaipur (Sunday)

Morning sightseeing of Udaipur city followed by boat rides on lake Pichola (subject to water levels). Return to Train for Lunch on board. Rest of the day at leisure. The Train travels to Aurangabad in the afternoon

Day 6 - Aurangabad (Monday), Visit Ellora Caves

Morning at leisure after breakfast on board. Early lunch on board / packed lunch as we drive to Ellora. After sightseeing of Ellora Caves, drive back to Jalgaon in the evening to board the train. Dinner on board

Day 7 - Aurangabad (Tuesday), Visit Ajanta Caves

Morning de-board the Train for an excursion to Ajanta Caves. Return to Train for Lunch on board. The rest of the day free on board as the train leaves for Mumbai. Dinner on board

Day 8 - Mumbai (Wednesday)

After Breakfast, check-out and de-board the Train at Railway Station in Mumbai.
End of Journey

* The itineraries are subject to change depending on the Indian Railway's schedule
* Optional return flight from Mumbai to Delhi is also available.

 

The rates valid from September 2011 to April 2012
Occupancy Silver Class Gold Class Platinum Class
Twin US $ 595. 00 US $ 695. 00 US $ 995. 00
Single US $ 950. 00 US $ 1110. 00 US $ 1590. 00

10% of the tariff for the children upto 5 years of age.
(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)
(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)

Please note:
» The costs are per person per night and are for a minimum of 7 nights package on the train
» All the costs are excluding Govt Service tax which presently is @ 2.58 % on the total bill. This service tax is to be added to any of these costs.
» 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.
» Triple occupancy is not available.
City Name Luxury (5* Deluxe)
Mumbai Over Night in Train
Aurangabad Over Night in Train
Udaipur Over Night in Train
Sawai Madhopur Over Night in Train
Jaipur Over Night in Train
Agra Over Night in Train
Delhi Over Night in Train

Inclusion & Exclusions:

Silver class: Stay in deluxe cabins, all transfers, tours and excursion by air-conditioned luxury coaches.

Gold Class: Stay in deluxe cabins, all transfers, tours and excursions by air-conditioned private car with private language failing English speaking local guides (different guides in different cities, guide not staying on the Train with clients, only English Speaking naturalist for jungle safari).

Platinum class: Stay in Presidential suite, all transfers, tours and excursions by air-conditioned private car with private language failing English speaking local guides (different guides in different cities, guide not staying on the Train with clients, only English Speaking naturalist for jungle safari).


General inclusions for all the classes of travel:

• All meals starting from Dinner on Wednesday till Breakfast on day 08 i.e. next Wednesday.
• Entrances to monuments, National Park and other places of visits as per program.
• 02 Jungle Safari by canters at Ranthambhore (even for Gold class). Jeep safaris for Platinum class
• Boat ride at Lake Pichola (subject to water levels).
• Gala Dinner at Durbar Hall at Fateh Prakash Palace-Udaipur or Gala Dinner at City Palace-Jaipur
• Services of English Speaking guides for sightseeing as per booking class.
• Mineral water, Tea and Coffee throughout the journey.
General exclusions for all the classes of travel
• Any drinks (soft drinks, cocktails or liquor) whether on board the train or at land hotels will be payable directly.
• Camera/ video camera charges, insurance, any airfare, airport tax
• Facilities at Conference car, Business centre, Beauty Saloon and Spa.
• Tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
• Anything which is not mentioned in the “inclusions” section above.

 

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