An ultra luxury train tour experience –Maharajas Express has been 4 times voted as the best luxury train tour in the world since 2012 and rated higher than Royal Scotsman in UK,Orience Express in Europe & Blue Train South Africa
The Maharajas Express operates on 5 different Journeys(each with unique name) across North,Central & Western India and Guests hace choice to book from Four different categories of Cabins & Suites .Two journeys are of 3 Nights duration each & Three journeys are of 7 Nights duration each
Some common experiences in all 5 journeys are visit to The Taj Mahal,Jungle Safari in Tiger Reserve of Ranthambhore & splending time with colourfully decorated elephants in Jaipur.
The Maharajas Express Train is owned & operated by commercial wing of Indian Railways & both on board & off board services are Out sourced to private companies
The Maharaja Express has Five Passenger Saloons of 4
Deluxe Cabins each; Six Saloons of three Junior Suites each; Two saloons of
two Suites each & One Saloon for Grand Presidential Suite, all with
ensuite bathrooms For meeting the journey comforts, all passenger cabins
come with individual temperature controls, LCD televisions, DVD players,
direct dial telephone & internet, to name a few. With in-house movies
and live television keeping you company when you come back from the tiring
journey it is truly a royal experience with us. Just a small reminder for
those passengers who are using a different power supply, the Maharajas'
Express is equipped with 110/230V sockets. Other than this, every cabin also
has its own electronic safe deposit box.
All the cabins & public areas have large panoramic windows & the
train is just so designed to savor every bit of the journey called India.
The Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants. With a seating
capacity of 42 persons at a time it allows opportunity for everyone on board
to dine together. Here, the wines and beer served whilst dining come
complimentary, of course.
For those who love to ride with the spirits, we have with us exotic Safari
bar that features choicest collection of wines, beer and other spirits with
snacks that come complimentary to every passenger. Further, we also have a
lounge cum bar named 'Raja Club' that has comfortable seating with club
arm-chairs. If these features don't exite you, the Maharajas' Express also
has high-end boutique that feature exquisite and unique creations.
SIGHTSEEING TOUR Transport
Right from super deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin &
Junior Suite passengers, to cars for Suite and Presidential Suite
passengers, we ensure a comfortable journey experience is provided to all.
All vehicles used for traveling is equipped with complimentary sightseeing
kits like bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers. After all, we
understand that when it comes to providing comfort to royals, each &
every little detail counts.
Brief on Maharajas Express Train Journeys
7 Nights Heritage Of India from Mumbai To New Delhi
This journey of Maharajas Express Departs from Mumbai on Saturday Afternoon to cover UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ajanta Cave frescoes(Sunday); Lake city of Udaipur (Monday); Fort town of Jodhpur(Tuesday); Desert Kingdom of Bikaner (Wednesday ); Pink city of Jaipur (Thursday ) ; Ranthambhore Tiger reserve (Friday Morning ) ; UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri(Friday afternoon);
The Taj Mahal at Agra (Saturday morning ); Before reaching New Delhi on next Saturday Afternoon
7 Nights Indian Splendour from New Delhi to Mumbai
This journey of Maharajas Express departs from New Delhi on Saturday Night to cover Taj Mahal at Agra (Sunday); Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (Monday morning) ; Pink city of Jaipur (Monday afternoon) ;Desert Kingdom of Bikaner (Tuesday); Fort town of Jodhpur (Wednesday);Lake city of Udaipur (Thursday);Dinosaur Fossil park at Balsinor (Friday); before reaching Mumbai City on next Saturday Morning
7 Nights Indian Panorama from New Delhi to New Delhi
This journey of Maharajas Express Departs from New Delhi on Saturday Night to cover Pink city of Jaipur (Sunday); Ranthambhore Tiger reserve (Monday morning ) ; UNESCO World Heritage Fatehpur Sikr i( Monday afternoon) ;Taj Mahal at Agra (Tuesday Morning); Fort town of Gwalior (Tuesday afternoon); Orchha Palace(Wednesday morning); Kama Sutra Templesof Khajuraho (Wednesday afternoon) ;Holy Ganges in ancient city of Varanasi & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sarnath (Thursday); City of Nawabs Lucknow(Friday) ; before returning to New Delhi next Saturday morning.
3 Nights Treasures of India from New Delhi to New Delhi
This Journey of Maharajas Express Departs from New Delhi on Sunday Morning to cover Taj Mahal at Agra ( Monday Morning ); Ranthambhore Tiger reserve (Monday afternoon); Pink city of Jaipur(Tuesday); and returns back to New Delhi on Wednesday morning
3 Nights Gems of India from New Delhi To New Delhi
This journey of Maharajas Express departs from New Delhi on Wednesday Night to cover Taj Mahal at Agra (Thursday); Ranthambhore Tiger reserve (Friday morning) ; Pink city of Jaipur (Friday afternoon) ;and return back to New Delhi on Saturday morning
MAHARAJAS EXPRESS TRAIN TOUR COST INCLUDES: Travel
& stay in luxuriously furnished cabins with attached bathrooms; bed tea
; all meals; bottled drinking water; non alcoholic beverages & in house
brands of alcoholic beverages; sightseeing tours & group excursions with
English speaking guides; monument entrance fees; porter fee at railway
EXTRA COSTS(Not Included in train tour):
Telephone calls; laundry; alcoholic beverages(other than house brands);
optional excursions & sightseeing tours; tour insurance; taxes;
surcharge for Xmas Holiday Season & Signature departs; video &
professional camera fee at monuments & wild life parks; Air ticket cost
to India OR arrangements for India Visa; hotel stay Or sightseeing tours in
Delhi & Mumbai; tips & gratuity to staff; all other expenses of
Optional Off Board Excursion at Extra Cost(subject to time availability)
Spa treatments in 5 star Luxury Hotel at Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Gwalior.
Visit to Baby Taj-Mughal Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah in Agra
Evening cultural program on history of Taj Mahal in Agra
Elephant Joy Ride at Amber Fort Palace in Jaipur(subject to availability)
Visit to Albert Hall Museum, City Palace complex & Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
Visit to Royal Museum of Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner
Excursion to Karni Mata Rat temple in Deshnoke
Jeep Safari to Traditional Bishnoi Village in Jodhpur
Visit to Cenotophs of Jawant Thada & museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.
Visit to Vintage Car Collection with boat ride in Lake Pichola in Udaipur
Evening Sound & Light show in Udaipur.
Evening Sound & Light show in Khajuraho
Evening Classical Dance program in Khajuraho
Visit to 2000 years Old Ghats(tiled river banks) on Holy River Ganges in Varanasi
Advice Date of Journey & number of cabins/category Required
We require Name & Nationality of all the passengers to process booking
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of MINIMUM 30% of Total Ticket Value(Inclusive Taxes) .
Balance payment must reach us at least 70 days before depart date, with Passport Copies of All the Passengers & Reservation Form
For booking requests made less 70 days before train tour depart, WE REQUIRE One Time full train tour amount
e-ticket will only be issued,-Once full tour amount credited in our bank A/C
All Foreign Passport Holders must apply for India Visa in advance
Train Tour operator(IRCTC) reserves the right to amend booking terms & conditions
Cancellation Request must be received in writing & acknowledged by us
Minimum 30% cancellation fee will be charged on total ticket value- If request received more than 62 working days prior to depart date
Minimum 50% cancellation fee will be charged on total ticket value- If request received between 32 to 61 days prior to depart date
Full 100% cancellation fee will be charged on total ticket value - If request received less than 32 days prior to depart date
Request for Change in Travel Dates AND/OR change in Passenger Names Or Failure to get Indian Visa will be governed by Cancellation Rules
Train Tour operator(IRCTC ) reserves the right to cancel Or postpone the scheduled train depart for technical reasons OR if minimum passengers clause not met- -Guests will be informed at least 30 days prior to scheduled train depart & full advance received for train booking will be refunded (with no further Liability of Royal Indian Trains)
Disputes(if any) are subject to Jurisdiction of Courts of New Delhi(India) only
The Maharajas Express Train is owned & Operated by IRCTC ( commercial wing of Indian Railways ) and both On Board & Off Board have been out sourced to different private companies
Liability of Royal Indian Trains is only restricted to that of Booking Agent of maharajas Express t Train & not that of Principal Train Tour Operator (viz IRCTC)
Maharajas Express t Train tour will operate subject to minimum passengers Clause Or Advance received will be refunded,
Liability of Train Tour Company is restricted to that defined under Indian Railways Act
All Foreign Nationals are advised to have Indian Visa before arrival & buy Tour Insurance from country of current residence