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The Indian Splendour

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

A wonderful journey through a magical land Taj Mahal. In this journey, visit the world's greatest monument of love the Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore national Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazars and the Royal cuisine. The luxury journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of Culture, History and Folklore.

Embarkation & Disembarkation (The Indian Splendour) :

  • Check-in Venue & Timing : Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2000 hrs
  • Departure Station & Timing : Delhi - Safdarjung Station / 2200 hrs
  • Arrival Station & Timing : Mumbai - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/ 0815 hrs
Itinerary
Day 1

Delhi - Agra

Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express.

Evening, assemble at Safdarjung Railway station at approximately 2030 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities for the Maharajas' Express, as you enjoy a welcome drink.

The Maharajas' Express departs Delhi at approximately 2200 hours to Agra.

Guests can enjoy their dinner in the two thematically restaurants- Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal to give the ambience of royal eatery and serve dishes from all kinds of global cuisine.

Stay overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 2

Agra

Arrive into the city of The Taj Mahal - The monument of Love. Besides being famous for one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Agra is also known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts.

Early morning, disembark and proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took the efforts of approx 20,000 craftsmen for 22 years and the passion of Shah Jahan to create this white marble masterpiece. This marble poetry was created by Shah Jahan in fond memories of his beloved queen Mumtaj Mahal.

The visit is followed by Champagne breakfast at the top of the Taj Khema gazing at the Taj Mahal.

Following breakfast, return to the train. OR you may choose to take an optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri OR an optional visit to Itmad-ud-Daulah. Return to the train for lunch.

You can also take the optionals such as Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel OR Private shopping tour for pietra dura marble and fine Mughal Jewellery.

Guests can either return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express or may watch "Mohabbat, The Taj Show" as an optional activity.

Enjoy dinner on board and continue your journey to Ranthambore National Park.

Stay Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 3

Ranathambore - Jaipur

On arrival in Sawai Madhopur, early in the morning, get ready for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore - the private hunting ground of the Maharajas, was declared a National Park in 1973. You may have the chance to see the wildlife that includes tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.

Return to the Maharajas Express train and treat yourself with a regal on board breakfast in a royal ambience.

Maharajas' Express departs for Jaipur, guests can enjoy a sumptuous lunch On Board.

Train arrive at the Pink City or Jaipur. Guests can proceed to visit Observatory, world's largest sun dial which is colloquially known as Jantar Mantar or they can also choose the optional activities such as

  • Spa facilities at a 5 Star hotel
  • An exclusive private shopping tour

Guests can proceed to city Palace or Jai Mahal Palace for exclusive Elephant Activities where guests can choose to indulge to paint them, feed them or take the royal ride followed by a lavish dinner.

Return to the Maharajas Express and continue your journey towards Bikaner.

Stay Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 4

Bikaner

Start your day with an onboard breakfast. The 4th day begin with arrival at Bikaner.

Bikaner was once a major centre in the cross-desert caravan trade. Also known as Camel Country, Bikaner has the best riding camels in the world. Bikaner's forts, palaces and temples made in red and yellow sandstone are living reflections of its rich historical and architectural legacy.

Guests arrive in Bikaner they can choose to relax on-board or may choose from optional activities such as visit to the Lalgarh Museum or Deshnok, the ancient rat temple.

Following lunch, you will disembark and proceed on a visit to the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh. Inside the Fort visit Diwan-i-Khas, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal and Anup Mahal.

Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and mesmerizing folk performances on the sand dunes. En-route a tea break awaits our guests at Gajner Palace.

After a great evening return to the comfort of your train and embark on your onward journey to Jodhpur. Breakfast and Lunch on board; Sundowner cocktails and Barbecue dinner on sand dunes.

Spend Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 5

Jodhpur

This morning, the Maharajas' Express enters the Marwar region. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board as your train passes through some of the picturesque landscapes of the Thar Desert, arriving into the Blue City of Jodhpur.

Spend the morning leisurely on-board or guests can also choose to go for the optional tour to Bishnoi village (only if time permits) or may choose from

  • Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel
  • An excursion to Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada
  • A private shopping tour

Lunch will be on board. After lunch, disembark to explore the erstwhile capital of Marwar - Jodhpur. Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces and, is home to some of the finest architectural wonders.

Mehrangarh Fort inherits priceless jewels and a dazzling collection of arms. Enjoy Royal Cocktail evening at Hanwant Mahal with folk dance and music and sumptuous Marwar Culinary delights.

Return to the train and continue your journey to Udaipur.

Spend Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 6

Udaipur

Start you day with an onboard breakfast as you arrive in City of lakes, Udaipur.

Udaipur is popularly referred to as the Venice of the East with an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid lakes and green hills. Udaipur is one of the India's greatest destination with the picturesque havelis, ghats and temples along Lake Pichola and the lively bazaars.

Proceed to visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas. The building is a unique depiction of the architectural and artistic evolution of Mewar through centuries. The City Palace has always been a self-sufficient developing centre within itself and shall continue to grow into an ideal prototype of a living palace complex.

Experience the Royal hospitality at a Durbar Hall and relish sumptuous lunch over a spread of International cuisine.

Following lunch, return to the train for a relaxed afternoon on board OR you have the option of enjoying spa facilities in a five star hotel OR visit the Vintage Car collection of the Royal Family OR you can also opt for a private shopping tour. Later in the afternoon, you may if you wish, proceed for a 'Walking Tour' through the Old Market of Udaipur.

Return to the Maharajas' Express and continue journey towards Balasinor.

Spend Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 7

Balasinor

Have an on-board breakfast and arrive into Balasinor. This tiny town called Balasinor in Gujarat is home to the one of the largest dinosaur fossils sites in the world. Paleontologists believe that at least seven species of dinosaurs lived here and researchers have uncovered fossils of about 10,000 dinosaur eggs, making Raiyoli the third largest hatchery in the world. The site was discovered accidentally in 1981 when geologists were conducting a mineral survey of the area. Since then, the finds have attracted scientists and tourists from around the world, triggering off what the Gujarat state calls "dinosaur tourism."

Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (One of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit and rounded off by a lunch meeting with the Royal Family to relish their unique cuisine.

Go fo Garden Palace, Balasinor and be a part of an exclusive lunch hosted by the Royal Family of Balasinor.

After the frolic activities return to the Maharajas' Express.

Dinner onboard Maharajas Express.

Spend Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 8

Mumbai (Disembark)

Enjoy a breakfast on-board as the Maharajas Express arrives at the home of Bollywood, Mumbai at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express after on board breakfast.

The Indian Splendor Schedule 2018, 2019, 2020
Month Departue Date
October, 2018 13
November, 2018 10
December, 2018 8
January, 2019 5
February, 2019 2
March, 2019 2 30
October, 2019 6
November, 2019 3
December, 2019 1 29
January, 2020 26
February, 2020 23
March, 2020 22
The Indian Splendor - Tariff (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Cabin Type Adult Single Supplement
Deluxe Cabin USD 5,980 USD 4,510
Junior Suite USD 9,460 USD 8,520
Suite USD 13,800 USD 13,800
Presidential Suite USD 23,700 USD 23,700
  • All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis
  • Service tax will be charged extra as per the Government Rule.
  • Prices are subject to change in case of any change or amendment in the routing.
  • Supplement will apply for Signature Journey, Special occasions such as a New Year, Christmas etc.
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