Maharajas Express Asia, India
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- Discount off the published prices of any journey. Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
- Our Indian agent can assist with hotels and tours.
NOTE: Offers are subject to conditions, frequent change and availability. Prices shown are net of the Government of India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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India needs no explanation, as the wonderful panoramas, breathtakingly romantic buildings, rich cultures, sites and sounds are known to all. But to travel in the luxury of the Maharajas Express through these beautiful visions evoke a wealth of feelings and delights.
The Maharajas Express takes one back to an elegance of a bygone era, whilst maintaining all the modern comforts that can cater for 88 passengers. The pneumatic and hydraulic suspension systems ensure a smoother train ride.
Along with exquisite, comfortable dining and lounge cars, there are luxurious cabin choices of Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite, Presidential Suite on the Maharajas Express. They all have large panoramic windows. The 24-hour valet service ensures that passengers have a comfortable experience, from having drinks brought to their cabins through to preparing cabins for the night.
Designed to recreate the elegance and pageantry of the personal carriages of erstwhile Maharajas, the interiors of the Maharajas Express are full of nostalgia.
Accommodation, Maharajas Express
Lounge, Dining and Bar Cars
There are two restaurant cars, (Peacock and Haveli), each seating 42 guests. All breakfasts (except at the Taj Mahal) are taken on board, with some lunches and dinners off the train.
The two Maharajas Express lounge cars provide complimentary drinks, amongst a selection of books and wonderful views, as well as a gift shop in the Maharaja's Club.
The Bar Car is a well stocked bar with a variety of finest labels of wines and spirits from around the world in an enchantingly decadent setting of a royal safari.
Maharajas Express Suites with Cutaway Plans
(112 sq.ft): Twin or double beds with bathroom
(150 sq.ft): Twin or double beds, writing table and bathroom
(220 sq.ft): Double bed, living area, bathroom with bath. Private vehicles for local excursions at all destinations.
(448 sq.ft): Two double bedrooms with bathrooms (one with a bath tub), living/dining area. Private vehicles for local excursions at all destinations.
Heritage of India Maharajas Express : This 6 night/7 day tour takes you from the city of Mumbai to the city of Delhi, via some of the most romantic, historical sights in India - the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur, the majestic fort at Jodhpur, the Pink City of Jaipur and the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Treasures of India Maharajas Express : 3 night/4 day tour city of Delhi to Agra, via the renowned golden triangle, which includes the beauty of Agra with the Taj Mahal and Jaipur and Agra with the Amber Fort.
Indian Panorama Maharajas Express : 6 night/7 day tour is a return journey to Delhi, via some of the breathtaking sights of India, visiting temples, forts and palaces. From the beauty of Jaipur, to the romance of Lucknow, via Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, and Varansi.
Indian Splendour Maharajas Express : 6 night/7 day tour takes you from the city of Delhi to Mumbai, via the beauty of Agra and Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Balasinor.
Heritage of India, Maharajas Express
Sunday Day 1, Mumbai. Check-in begins at 10:30hrs at the hotel. Following a traditional welcome and boarding at Mumbai, dinner is served as we travel to Udaipur.
Monday Day 2, Udaipur. The fantastic landscape leading to stunning Udaipur is further enhanced by the magnificent structures. Following breakfast, there is a visit to the large City Palace complex. Built in 1559 in a flamboyant style, it is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. This visit is followed by a traditional lunch in the Fatehprakash Palace, which houses the crystal gallery that consists of crystal chairs, dressing tables, sofas, tables, chairs, beds, crockery, and table fountains which were never used. There is also a unique jewel studded carpet here. After this, one can either take a walking tour through the colourful and vibrant Old Market, or visit the vintage car collection of the Royal family, or enjoy a Son et Lumiere show in the Palace.
Tuesday Day 3, Jodhpur. Following breakfast and lunch on the train, we see the beautiful structures of Jodhpur come into view. Dinner is served following a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, a sprawling 16th century palace perched on a rocky cliff, 400 feet above the plain, comprising of a complex of beautiful buildings, complete with sandstone filigree stone work.
Wednesday Day 4, Bikaner. The beauty of the desert with its palaces and temples. Here one can take optional tours of either the Deshnok temples, the Lalgarh Palace Museum, a camel breeding farm or shopping for Kundan jewellery, followed by a visit to the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Camel cart rides will be followed later in the evening by a sand dune excursion with sundowner cocktails and a barbecue dinner.
Thursday Day 5, Jaipur. A sightseeing tour of this pretty city then leads us to an elephant polo match followed by a champagne lunch. After a visit to the impregnable Amber Fort, there will be an opportunity to indulge in shopping, golf, spa, or a visit to the 18th century City Palace, painted pink in honour of the visiting British royal family.
Friday Day 6, Ranthambore to Fatehpur Sikri. After an exciting early morning safari through the Ranthambore National Park, we rejoin the train for breakfast, whilst travelling down to Fatehpur Sikri where we visit the fascinating deserted royal court complex, comprising of fabulous 16th century architecture, and Jama masjid which is one of the largest mosques in India.
Saturday Day 7, Agra to Delhi. In the early morning we visit the romantic Taj Mahal. A lavish champagne breakfast is served at Taj Khema, overlooking the Taj Mahal. Back on the train our final luncheon is taken whilst the train traverses back to Delhi, where this magical voyage ends.
Dates and Prices 2021/2022
2021: April 11. October 17. November 14. December 12. 2022: January 9. February 6. March 6. April 3
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount. * Christmas/New Year prices on application
|Price/USD$ inc tax/ex Club discount||Per Cabin||Single Cabin|
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
Indian Panorama, Maharajas Express
Sunday Day 1, Delhi: After a traditional Indian welcome and being shown to your cabin, guests enjoy brunch and a wonderful rest as the train travels to Jaipur. Dinner at an exclusive venue in Jaipur.
Monday Day 2, Jaipur: After breakfast, guests embark on a sightseeing tour of the Amber Fort, with its impressive architecture and intricate carvings, followed by an elephant polo match. At the end of a tasty lunch in an exclusive venue, there will be an opportunity to indulge in either shopping in the local bazaars, golfing, spa sessions, or a visit to the City Palace or the royal observatory Jantar Mantar, with its collection of architectural instruments dating back to the mid-sixteenth century. Then we rejoin the train to journey to Ranthambore whilst enjoying dinner.
Tuesday Day 3, Ranthambore to Fatehpur Sikri: Following breakfast, embark on an exciting morning safari through the Ranthambore National Park, before rejoining the train to enjoy lunch whilst travelling down to Fatehpur Sikri where we visit the fascinating deserted 16th century royal court complex. We return to the train for dinner as we travel to Agra.
Wednesday Day 4, Agra: Following an early morning visit to the jewel of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal, there will a champagne breakfast served at the Taj Khema, overlooking the Taj Mahal. Rejoin the train for lunch and then a visit to the wonderful Agra Fort. Return to the train for dinner as it travels to Orchha.
Thursday Day 5, Orchha to Khajuraho: After a stop at Orchha and a visit to Jahangiri Mahal, our journey continues to Khajuraho whilst having lunch. On arrival one can visit the fabulous temples before returning to the train for dinner.
Friday Day 6, Varanasi: The day is spent in this Holy Indian city, known for its Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites. One can visit the silk center and enjoy a river cruise on the Ganges, before returning to the train for dinner.
Saturday Day 7, Delhi: Following a sumptuous breakfast, we bid farewell to the train.
Dates and Prices 2021/2022
2021: October 3,31. November 28. December 26. 2022: January 23. February 20. March 20. April 10
|Price/USD$ inc tax/ex Club discount||Per Cabin||Single Cabin|
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
Indian Splendour, Maharajas Express
Sunday Day 1, Delhi. After a traditional Indian welcome and being shown to your cabin, enjoy a brunch as the train takes you to Agra. There is a visit to the Agra Fort and then back to the train for dinner.
Monday Day 2, Agra/Rathambore. Following an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, there will a champagne breakfast served at the Taj Khema, overlooking the wonderful Taj Mahal. We rejoin the train for lunch as it travels towards Ranthambore and an exciting safari.
Tuesday Day 3, Jaipur: After breakfast, there is a sightseeing tour of this pretty pink city, followed by a visit to the impregnable Amber Fort with its impressive architecture and intricate carvings. Return to the train for lunch and rest time as we travel to Bikaner.
Wednesday Day 4, Bikaner: If ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, it has been at Bikaner. Founded in 1488, the imposing palaces and beautiful, richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sandstone display some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. A visit to the unassailable fort of Junagarh. Following a camel cart procession around the undulating sand dunes there is an evening of folk dance performances over sundowner cocktails and barbecue dinner amidst the sand dunes. Return to the train for travel to Jodpur.
Thursday Day 5, Jodpur: During a relaxed breakfast the beautiful structures of Jodhpur come into view. Here we partake of a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort. Dinner is served at an exclusive venue.
Friday Day 6, Udaipur: The fantastic landscape leading to Udaipur is further enhanced by the magnificent structures. Following breakfast, there is a visit to the City Palace complex followed by a traditional lunch in the Fateh Prakash Palace, which houses the fabulous crystal gallery. After this, one can either take a walking tour through the colourful and vibrant Old Market, or visit the vintage car collection of the Royal family.
Saturday Day 7, Mumbai and departure after breakfast.
Dates and Prices 2021/2022
2021: April 4. October 10. November 7. December 5. 2022: January 2,30. February 27. March 27
|Price/USD$ inc tax/ex Club Discount||Per Cabin||Single Cabin|
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount. * Christmas/New Year prices on application.
Price. All the above prices are per cabin based on twin sharing. Please note all bookings confirmed are non-transferable and will invite a cancellation charge as applicable. Prices are ex Club Discount
Tax: The Government of India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a tax levied on the sale of goods and services. It varies regularly.
Inclusions. The price includes train accommodation, all meals, house brands of Indian wines, spirits and beers and soft drinks as well as a Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board. Conducted sightseeing tours and entrance fee at monuments, palaces, parks, and cultural programmes. There is an opportunity to meet Indian Royalty, a choice of optional excursions and luxurious spas at hotels, and 24 hour valet service. Porter charges at stations.
Cabins include. Folding Writing Table; Range of toiletries; Luggage Hold underneath the bed; Wi-fi Internet (Subject to network availability); Wardrobe, Personal safe and Air-conditioning; Towels and linens changed daily or as per request; Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water and light snacks available at all times; Shower cubicle with running hot & cold water; W.C, Basin; Bathrobe, Slippers; Hairdryer
Cuisine and Menus. Authentic Indian, Chinese and Continental (European) cuisine among other options: Lactose Free, Ovo Lacto Veg, Jain, Vegan, Kosher, Gluten Free, Non Vegetarian and Vegetarian
Visas. Please ensure you have the correct visas for entry into and travelling within India. Please check with your visa office.
Insurance. Travel insurance is a condition of your booking on the Maharajas’ Express. Passengers must have adequate travel insurance cover from the country of domicile for injury, illness, death, accident, loss of effects or luggage and holiday cancellation. Guests must supply the name, address and telephone number of the insurers, policy number and the 24-hour medical emergency telephone number. Any pre-existing medical conditions must be declared to the insurer and to us; failure to do so may invalidate your Travel Insurance Policy. Guests must take their policies with them to show.
Dress Code. This is smart casual for the day although of course one may dress up for the evening. Being winter, there may be a need for some woolen attire.
Smoking. No smoking allowed.
Gratuities. The recommended tipping charges are USD125pp for the entire journey (this is a guideline advised by train and not mandatory). The guest need not tip anybody off train i.e, it includes tip for coach drivers/guides etc. An envelope will be provided in each cabin on the last night of the journey for the same.
Credit Cards. All major credit cards are accepted onboard, with applicable surcharges.
Optional Tours. These can be booked on the train.
Unforeseen events/changes: itineraries, routes and times may change at any time for reasons outside the control of the train company. Every effort will be made by train staff to minimise any impact; the Luxury Train Club cannot accept any responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.
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