Maharaja's Express - Heritage of India

A journey to experience the splendour of lost era.

Maharaja Express Heritage of India train gives you a perception of India’s rich heritage and culture. The journey of “Heritage of India” tour starts from Mumbai the financial capital of India, criss-crosses the medieval caves of Ajanta, forts and palaces of Rajasthan and the masjestic Taj Mahal. The highlight of the tour is you will get to experience insights of the culture of India and also a different experience of having cocktail during the sunset. You can also have fun painting Elephant’s and take a joyride on them.

01 Day

Saturday Mumbai – Ajanta (Arrival 14.30 hrs. / Departure 16.40 hrs)

The Maharajas' Express luxury train of India wait to welcome you onboard at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, in the happening city of Mumbai. As you arrive at Mumbai railway station complete the check- In formalities to get into your ultra luxury saloon on the train.

The Heritage of India tour begins as the train flags off from Mumbai and roll on to Aurangabad. The extraordinary rock cut caves of Ajanta is the first destination of the Maharaja's Express luxury train tour.

Dinner and overnight stay will be on board the luxury train.
02 Day

Sunday Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad

The beautiful rock cut caves of Ajanta are one of the most wonderful creations of human. The caves were made by using chisels and hammers only, in the 2nd century BC. Today the Ajanta caves stands excellent testimonial of extraordinary architectural genius of that time. The cave houses an array of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples famous for exquisite frescoes and carvings.

After finishing the tour drive back to Maharaja's Express luxury train for lunch and you spend an evening free for leisure. The Maharajas’ Express then proceed to the City of Lakes, Udaipur; which is the second destination of the tour. Dinner and overnight stay on board.
03 Day

Monday Udaipur

Udaipur, commonly known as the most ‘Romantic city’ of Rajasthan has several architectural wonders, beautiful lakes, gardens and havelies.

We arrive in Udaipur and drive into the city in our air conditioned deluxe coach. The sightseeing tour of Udaipur will include City Palace Museum, boat ride on Lake Pichola, Jagdish temple and the colourful and busy markets of Udaipur. Optionally, the guests may also choose to visit ‘Vintage car Gallery’ or be a part of enthralling ‘Light & Sound Show’ that takes place in the palace.

The guest can have a royal lunch at Satkar Hall or Fateh Prakash Palace in the premises of City Palace. The guest can also take some spa fascilities at a 5 star hotel. You will have dinner at thematic restaurants Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal, later the luxury train Maharaja's Express will proceed for the third destination of the tour Jodhpur.
04 Day

Tuesday Jodhpur

A ride through the beautiful countryside brings you to Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is commonly known as the ‘Blue city’ to the travellers because of its blue buildings which were originally painted to signify that they were occupied by the highest caste of Brahmins. On arrival at Jodhpur you can enjoy spa fascilities at 5 star hotel then have your lunch onboard. Post lunch, guests proceed to take a walk through the Clock Tower; visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada.

While in Jodhpur do not miss the barbeque experience at Mehrangarh Fort. Guests may opt for a trip to Rohet Garh village, home to Bishnoi Tribes.

Evening then guest can proceed for an exclusive Royal Cocktail Dinner with cultural performance, the highlight of the tour to Heritage of India (Puppet Show), at Hanwant Mahal. Later return to the comforts of the Maharajas’ Express which leaves for Bikaner.
05 Day

Wednesday Bikaner

Today is the 05th day of your Heritage of India tour on Maharajas Express luxury train of India. This morning you will arrive in the royal fortified city of Bikaner. Dotted with many sand dunes, Bikaner is still a less visited but a very important tourist destination of Rajasthan.

Take a drive from Bikaner railway station in your deluxe coach to visit Lalgarh Palace and Deshnoke temple (commonly known as ‘Rat Temple’) then take lunch onboard and proceed to visit Junagarh fort. Later on guests can enjoy cocktails during the sunset. Enroute can have a tea break at Gajner Palace. Overnight stay aboard the Maharajas Express luxury train and leave for the Pink City of India, Jaipur.
06 Day

Thursday Jaipur

Enter into another great city of North India this morning on your Maharajas Express train journey. Reach Jaipur today receive warm welcome at the Jaipur railway station. Your Jaipur journey will start with an exciting visit to the Amber Fort. After that do sightseeing of Jai Mahal Palace where they can get a closer look at the heritage of India and get indulge in elephant activity where they can paint them, feed them or take ride along with the lunch/

After lunch one can either go back to the comfort of the luxury train Maharajas’ Express else can take spa at 5 star hotel / Private shopping tour / Visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Dinner and overnight stay onboard.
07 Day

Friday Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

After having explored some of the most prominent site of history and heritage today you arrive at Ranthambore and get set to follow the flora and fauna of the wild. Also known as Sawai Madhopur, the Ranthambore National Park is one of the most famous wildlife locations in North India where one can capture interesting wildlife activities. Take a jeep ride inside the jungle to see the species in their natural habitat. If you are lucky, you can also see the ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’ roaming and relaxing in his kingdom.

After exploring the wilderness of Ranthambore national park, come back to the Maharaja's Express luxury train to proceed towards your next destination, Fatehpur Sikri.

Once the capital of Mughal’s and now this deserted city Fatehpur Sikri still houses a number of significant monumental wonders. Mosque of Salim Chishti, Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal are among few of the important attractions to be visited here.

Later you will return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included entrances: Jeep Excursion, Fatehpur Sikri
08 Day

Saturday Fatehpur Sikri/ Agra/ Delhi

This is the 8th day of your Heritage of India tour on the finest luxury train Maharaja's Express. Start the day with a visit to the most beautiful monument of love – Taj Mahal. This white marble wonder took about 23 years to build and 20,000 men labour put their hard work to finish this architectural masterpiece. A sumptuous breakfast will be arranged atop the Taj Khema restaurant. Later, you can return to the train for some leisure moments.

Lunch will be served on board the luxury train and then continue drive to Delhi where the journey comes to an end at around 1530 hrs at Safdarjang Railway station.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Assistance at railway station on arrival and departure

Accommodation

Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms

Meals

All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits

Transport

Off train excursions as per itinerary by AC vehicle.

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours as per itinerary

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum entrance

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Other charges

Video Camera fees wherever it is applicable

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Heritage of India Schedule for Season 2018-19 & 2019-2020


Month Start Date DELUXE CABIN JUNIOR SUITE
October, 2018 20 USD 6840 USD 9890
November, 2018 17 USD 6840 USD 9890
December, 2018 15 USD 6840 USD 9890
January, 2019 12 USD 6840 USD 9890
February, 2019 09 USD 6840 USD 9890
March, 2019 09 USD 6840 USD 9890
April, 2019 06 USD 6840 USD 9890
October, 2019 13 USD 6840 USD 9890
November, 2019 10 USD 6840 USD 9890
December, 2019 08 USD 6840 USD 9890
January, 2020 05 USD 6840 USD 9890
February, 2020 02 USD 6840 USD 9890
March, 2020 01, 29 USD 6840 USD 9890
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT   USD 5160 USD 8910

*There will be supplement charge of USD 500 per pax travelling during the tour falling on New Year eve and Christmas. The supplement charge will be applicable for child between 05-12 years also. Supplement charges may be applicable for certain signature journeys as announced by IRCTC from time to time.

*To get the rate of Suite and Presidential Suite kindly contact our office

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