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Palace on WheelsAbout Indian Maharaja Deccan Odyssey Train Tour from Mumbai to New Delhi
Connecting the two metropolis of Mumbai & New Delhi,The Indian Maharaja Tour aboard Deccan Odyssey Train is operated by a private tour operator & onboard services are managed by Taj Group of hotels.The Deccan Odyssey Train is jointly owned by Indian Railways & Govt. of Maharashtra.
The 7 Nights Indian Maharaja Train from Mumbai to New Delhi,departs on Wednesday afternoon from Mumbai & covers UNESCO World Heritage site of Ajanta & Ellora Caves( Thurs & Fri) ;lake city of Udaipur (Sat);Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (Sun) ;Pink City of Jaipur(Mon) ;Taj Mahal at Agra(Tue); before arriving in New delhi,next Wednesday Morning.

To popularise the Deccan Odyssey Train,operating on Konkan coast ,two new train tour circuits were added from Sept 2009,viz
* 7 Nights Indian Maharaja Train Tour from Mumbai/New Delhi
* 7 Nights Indian Maharaja Train tour from New Delhi/Mumbai

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The Indian Maharaja Ex Mumbai - Tour Program
Day 1 : Wed : MUMBAI Depart
Report by 3.30 p.m. at VT (Fort) Railway Station,Mumbai for check-in formalities of "The Maharaja Train" tour
Train departs by 430 p.m. & proceed to lounge area for tour briefing

After early breakfast,proceed for excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ellora caves
You feast your eyes on one of the finest examples of cave - temple architecture in the world.These rock cut houses have detailed facades and exceptionally carved interiors,dating between 4th to 8th century A.D
and symbolize the unique amalgamation of three different faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Day 3 : Fri : AJANTA
From Jalgaon Railway station drive 1.5 hrs to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ajanta caves
These historical manmade caves,dating back to 3rd Century A.D; Comprise of beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings that depict the life of the Buddha and are considered the finest masterpiece of Buddhist art and architecture.

Palace on WheelsDay 4 : Sat : UDAIPUR
Welcome to the former capital of Mewar Kingdom,founded in 16th Century,by rulers of Chittorgarh and often called the "Venice of the East"and also nicknamed the "Lake City"
Apart from its glorious history, culture and scenic locations, Udaipur is also famous for The Lake Palace, covering an entire island in the Pichola Lake. & now converted into a luxury hotel.Your tour includes visit to the impressive City Palace,towering on the east bank of Lake Pichola, with overlapping parathions, terraces, corridors and gardens, built between 16th to 18th Century.

Early morning & afternoon safari to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve,
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time.Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India.

Day 6 : Mon: JAIPUR
Morning excursion to 16th century built Amber Fort Palace & tourists can ride up to the fort from the base of the hill on elephants
Lunch in 5 star Palace Hotel
Afternoon visit 18th Century built Pink City palace complex with an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings.
Nearby is located UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar,an operational Sun Dial observatory
Evening return to Train & depart

Day 7 : Tue : AGRA
Morning excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri, first planned Mughal City built in mid 16th century and also a fine amalgamation of Indian Persian and Islamic architecture.
Lunch in 5 Star City hotel
Afternoon visit UNESCO World Heritage site of Red Fort & one of the eight wonders of the modern world ,The Taj Mahal, built entirely of white marble, & whose stunning architecture is beyond adequate description.
Evening return to Train & depart

Day 8 : Wed : DELHI Arrive
Your train arrives in delhi by 6 a.m.
Check-out by 8 a.m. after hearty breakfast.
Tour Ends

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Facilities - Indian Maharaja Train
The Centrally Air-Conditioned Indian Maharaja Deccan Odyssey Train offer option to travel in Deluxe cabins or Presidential Suites. Onboard are facilities of Bar Lounge, Two dining car saloons, Aryuvedic Spa Centre, Conference Saloon Car, Business Centre & Mini Gym. All cabins have attached private bathrooms with toiletries of international standard.

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7 Nights Indian Maharaja Train Tour Ex. Mumbai/Delhi 2012 - 13 Season
Month Depart Date
Oct 2012 17
Nov 2012 14,28
Dec 2012 No Departs
Jan 2013 No Departs
Feb 2013 06,20
March 2013 06
April 2013 03

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COST PER CABIN- 7 Nights The Indian Maharaja Train Tour
Plan/Cabin On Twin Sharing On Single occupancy
Silver Class –Deluxe Cabin US$ 8330 for 2 + taxes US$ 6650 for 1 + taxes
Gold Class –Deluxe cabin US$ 9730 for 2+ taxes US$ 7770 for 1 + taxes
Platinum Class –Presidential Suite US$ 13,930 for 2+ taxes US$ 11,130 for 1 + taxes

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Important :

EXTRA COSTS (Not Included in train tour) :
Professional/Video camera fee at monuments & wild life reserves ;Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic beverages; tips, laundry, telephone calls,, Use of Business Centre & Spa Car Facilities, travel tour insurance; Hotel Stay in Mumbai Or Delhi; and other items of personal nature.

The Indian Maharaja Booking Procedure :

Payment Options :
Either by credit card Authorization Bank swift wire transfer

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The Indian Maharaja Cancellation Rules :
1. Minimum US$ 1000 per person cancellation fee will be charged if booking cancelled> 90 days before tour depart
2. Minimum 30% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee,if booking cancelled between 61-90 days prior to tour depart
3. Minimum 50% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee,if booking cancelled between 46-60 days prior to tour depart
4. If request for cancellation made < 45 days prior to tour depart,your advance stands forfeited & you are liable to pay for full 100% of ticket
5. Requests for postponement of journey will be governed by cancellation rules
6. Non receipt of payment as per given schedule,will be governed by cancellation rules
7. Disputes, if any, are subject to jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi (India) only
8. The Deccan Odyssey train is owned by MTDC,but The Indian Maharaja Train tour is operated by Indian travel company of TCI.
9. Maximum Liability of Lawrence Travels & Tours pvt. Ltd,New Delhi is limited to that of booking agent only & not Principal Train Tour
Zero operator.
10. Esteemed Guests are adviced to make prior self arrangements & apply in time for Indian Visa documents.
11. It is suggested to pre-purchase Tour Insurance from country of orgin of travel.

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