Maharajas' Express Train Tour
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The Southern Jewels - Maharajas' Expres Train

Trivandrum – Chettinad – Mahabalipuram – Mysore – Hampi – Goa – Ratnagiri - Mumbai
( 07 Nights / 08 Days )

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Trivandrum
Mumbai Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express.

Reach Vivanta by Taj Hotel, Trivandrum at 1800 hours and board the Maharaja Express and complete all the formalities before boarding the train. After a warm welcome in the traditional style board the lovely express train and enjoy the comforts.

Enjoy a delicious dinner served onboard.

The Maharajas’ Express departs Trivandrum (Kochuveli Railway station) at 21:15 hours for Chettinad, land of the South India’s most influential trading community Chettiars.

  • Dinner on board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.
Day 02 : Chettinad / Karaikudi
Chettinad Palace

Reach Chettinad and complete the breakfast on the train. Explore the Chettinad Mansions and Athnagudi Tile Factory. People can enjoy the activities in the Chettinad heritage hotels for activities including Mundu/Dhoti Draping, Saree Draping, Henna Art etc.

Get back to the Indian luxury train for lunch.

Enjoy dinner onboard the Maharajas Express and proceed to your next destination to Mahabalipuram.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 03 :Mahabalipuram

One of the striking destinations of India welcomes travelers to see the exceptional grace of the region.

Enjoy a good breakfast shall be served onboard. Get down by 8:00 AM in the morning and proceed to visit Mahabalipuram.

Spend the time to explore Arjuna’s Penance and Shore Temple, UNESCO World Heritage sites and many other wonders.

Travelers are offered with a golden opportunity to see the folk dance and enjoy lunch without missing the nativity in the historic port city.

Get back to the train and relax as by the morning you will reach Mysore.

  • Breakfast and dinner onboard, lunch at an exclusive venue.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
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Day 04 : Mysore

Have a heavy breakfast of your choice on the train and get a chance to explore the enchanting Wodeyar Palace which is also known as Mysore Palace.

Proceed for lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel to have lip smacking lunch.

After having a good meal in the heritage building, was built by the Wodeyars for the exclusive stay of the Viceroy of India in the 1920s. The structure, particularly the central dome, resembles, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and houses a Viceroy Hall, a Ball Room and a restaurant.

Get back to the comforts of Maharajas Express and enjoy optional activities, a visit to Shreerangapatnam, the capital of Tipu Sultan or you can rest in the train.

By 8:00 PM in the night the train drives you to Hampi and serve dinner on board along with all comforts.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

  • Breakfast and Dinner on board; Lunch at Lalitha Mahal Palace.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
  • Requires removal of footwear at Mysore Palace
Day 05 :Hampi

Enjoy the breakfast on the train, proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. Witnessing the mind-blowing attractions around Hampi makes travelers gain a unique experience and the stone constructions are known for a great architectural style.

After spending the day seeing the beauty of the region on the banks of the Tungabhadra River get back to the train and complete the delicious lunch and spend the day in your way.

You get a chance to see the village life or You may choose the rejuvenating spa at one of the deluxe hotels.

Get back to the train and have dinner while reaching the next destination.

  • Breakfast, lunch and Dinner onboard.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 06 : Goa

The train shall proceed to Goa. Have breakfast as well as lunch on board and reach Goa by evening. start your day visiting the Churches of North Goa including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, St Francis Xavier along with the Se Cathedral and many other Portuguese sites.

A Walking Tour of the Old Panjim houses will give a glimpse of the amalgamation of the Portuguese culture with Goanese. Go back to the train for lunch.

Relax for sometime and around 03:45 PM, enjoy the evening od dance and music, visit the Goa Chitra Museum, one of the private ethnographic museum which shows the collection of palanquins, pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, carts which depicting the growth of civilization in Goa.

Later, Along with the unique Goa evening of "Carnival Music" travelers get a chance to taste the exclusive food and cocktails at a very special place.

After dinner, return to comfort of Maharajas’ Express and then train proceed to Ratnagiri.

  • Breakfast and Lunch onboard. Dinner at an exclusive venue.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
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Day 07 :Ratnagiri

Start your day with an onboard breakfast and train disembark at Ratnagiri. This city is a combination of beauty and old histoy. Explore Ratnadurg Fort ruins, Thibaw Palace and Tombs along with a visit to the Government Aquarium. Go back to the train for lunch.

In evening onboard the luxury train, enjoy Indian Bollywood dance and music which is followed by the delicious onboard dinner. Stay overnight on the train and Maharajas Express proceeds to Mumbai.

  • Breakfast on board; Lunch at an exclusive venue; Indian Evening and Dinner on board.
  • Sightseeing at Ratnagiri.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 08 :Disembark in Mumbai

Enjoy a delicious breakfast on the train and wave bye to the staff as the train leaves the travelers in Mumbai by 8.15 in the morning. Pack your bags and preserve your memories of travelling on the Maharaja Express for a life.

  • Breakfast on the Maharajas’ Express.
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The Southern Jewels - Schedule 2018

Month Departure Dates
September, 2018 22

The Southern Jewels - Tariff (8 Days -7 Nights)

Cabin Type Adult Single Supplement
Deluxe Cabin USD 7530 USD 5680
Junior Suite USD 10880 USD 9810
Suite USD 15180 USD 15180
Presidential Suite USD 26070 USD 26070

  • All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis
  • GST 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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