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Maharaja's Express – The Southern Sojourn

A Splendid Trip with Grandeur and Mesmerising Lansdscapes

Spend 07 nights 08 days on the ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’ Maharajas’ Express on a tour to Southern Soujourn. On this journey you will explore the Western and Southern India, also get in touch with the Portuguese culture while on a visit to Goa. Get to witness other destinations like Ratnagiri, Hampi, Mysore, Cochin and Kumarakom. Every destination has its own speciality. Maharajas’ Express boasts of sumptuous interiors and world class comforts for its guests.

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  • Day 01 : Saturday Mumbai

    Gather at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 0630 hrs to board the Maharajas’ Express. A traditional welcome will be given at the start of this unique journey. Post lunch de-board the train at Ratnagiri to visit the Ratnadurg Fort ruins, Govt Aquarium and Thibaw Palace & Tombs. After sightseeing return to luxury train and continue the journey towards Goa.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 02 : Sunday Goa

    Morning arrive Goa – the Queen of Beaches. Post breakfast; de-board the luxury train to visit the Churches of North Goa visiting – the Basilica of Bom Jesus (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the place with the remains of Saint Francis Xavier are preserved. You will also visit Se Cathedral opposite to Basilica of Bom Jesus, was built to mark the defeat of Goa by the Portuguese after defeating a Muslim Army. Later take a tour on foot around the Old Panjim houses where you will notice a glimpse of the fusion of Portuguese culture with Goanese. Afternoon return to the Maharajas’ Express for a luxurious lunch. After lunch at around 1545 hrs de-board the train for a fun filled evening with dance and music. Enroute give a visit to one of the finest private ethnographic museum in the state the Goa ‘Chitra Museum’. The museum acts as a sheath for depicting the growth of civilization as it houses a collection of pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, carts and palanquins. A music carnival will be organised during the dinner time to have an exclusive evening. After dinner return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express.

    Highlights : Overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 03 : Monday Goa - Hampi

    Breakfast onboard as the train reaches Hampi. Enjoy a mesmerising view through the ridges. Lunch will be served onboard. Upon arrival to Hospet Railway Station head towards the Anegudi Village, which lies across the Tungabhadra River dates back its history to the Neolithic Age. You can enjoy by participating in their activities and interact with them to get a glance of the village life. Else you also have an option for a rejuvenating spa at one of the deluxe hotels.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 04 : Tuesday Hampi

    Take an early breakfast onboard then proceed to visit Hampi - the UESCO World Heritage Site. Your will find a group of monuments with several stone structures over a vast area which highly defines the developed Dravidian architectural style of the Vijayanagar empire. Most popular sites includes Ganesha Statue, Virupaksha Temple, Narasimha Status, Elephant Stables and the Vittala Temple complex complex, sheath the Musical Pillars Temple and the Stone Chariot. Enjoy travelling around the place on Tuk Tuks and Battery Operated Carts. After return to the luxury wheels for lunch and spend the remaining time in the luxuries of the Maharajas’ Express until next day.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 05 : Wednesday Mysore

    Morning breakfast onboard and then drive to visit the Wodeyar Palace popularly known as the Mysore Palace. The Mysore Palace serves as the residence of the royal family of Mysore. Afternoon enjoy lavish lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel – the heritage building built by the Wodeyars for a comfortable stay of the Viceroy of India in the 1920s. The structure, particularly the central dome of the Lalitha Mahal Palace resembles as of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. Evening return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express else you may also choose to visit Shreerangapatnam, the capital city of Tipu Sultan. While relishing dinner onboard the luxury wheels churns towards the next destination Cochin or Ernakulam.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 06 : Thursday Cochin

    Morning arrive Kerala – God’s Own Country. Savour breakfast and lunch onboard. Leave from the luxury wheels at around 1415 hrs and take a short tuk tuk ride to reach the Model Eco Tourism Village to practice various traditional arts. You will also get an opportunity to witness the unique Chinese Fishing Nets in action, visit a traditional crab farm and other activities using coir products. Lunch will be served onboard. Evening enjoy dinner at an exclusive venue with a traditional South Indian dance being performed. Later back to the luxury wheels to continue its journey to the next destination.

    Highlights : Overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 07 : Friday Kumarakom

    Morning breakfast onboard and then proceed at the backwaters of the Kumarakor for a Canoe Cruise. While on the cruise you will pass through the narrow canals with coconut palms dotting the landscape. You can also witness day to day activities of the local people. Relish lunch at a unique venue in front of the lake. Later on get onto an exciting Snake Boat Race which is traditional sport of South India. Evening return to the comforts of the Maharajas’ Express to have an ‘Indian Evening’ while raising a toast to this memorable experience on a splendid tour

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard

  • Day 08 : Saturday Trivandrum

    Early morning savour last breakfast of this tour onboard and at around 0800 hours we reach Trivandrum the Kochuveli Railway Station. Now it is time to bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as the journey comes to an end.

What’s Included

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Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms

All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits, Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board

Valet Service

Still Camera fees

English Speaking Guide

Monument and museum tickets

Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry

Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)

Video and professional Still Camera fees

Arrival and Departure transfers

International and Domestic air tickets

Pre and Post tour accommodation and any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as a part of the journey

Government Service tax of 5% GST is additional and will be charged extra on the published tariff

Trip Reviews


Ms. Sofia | Scandinavia Finland

14 Aug 2017

A remarkable tour of Indian Panorama at Maharaja Express took us to the spectacular cities of India. I loved how they welcomed us in a royal Indian traditional way. The tour program was designed well considering the comfort of the guest. In short the trip was full of luxuries and worth opting for.

  • 4.8

Mr. Manawa | New Zealand

14 Aug 2017

Last year I went on a trip to Indian Panorama Maharaja Express. I have no words to express how much joy I felt during the trip. It covered all the cities according to my interest, especially the holy city Varanasi for which I had a dream to visit. The tour showed us the best of India’s architecture, culture and spirituality. I love India!!

  • 5.0

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