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MAHARAJAS’  EXPRESS

   MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS - TOUR PROGRAMME      

Note: Train does not operate from April to September.
Day 1
Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi
Wednesday
2200 hours
Assemble at the railway station at least an hour before the actual departure time to complete check-in and registration formalities. The train leaves Delhi at around 2200 hours and proceeds towards its first destination Agra. Dinner is served on board. The guests have the choice of enjoying their meals at any of these two beautifully crafted restaurants - the Rang Mahal and the Mayur Mahal. Overnight stay on Maharajas' Express.


Day 2
Agra
Thursday
As your train reaches Agra early in the morning, proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Owing to the passion of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and the hard work of over 20,000 craftsmen, this white-marbled mausoleum stands as the seventh wonder of the world. The visit is followed by Champagne breakfast atop Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal. Post breakfast you can either return to the train or go for any of these alternatives:
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri - the fortified Mughal city that was the capital of the Mughal empire from 1571 and 1585.
  • Visit Itmad-ud-Daula - a Mughal mausoleum often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.
After lunch onboard proceed to visit the magnificent Agra fort - a massive red sandstone fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. You may also go for the following optional activities:
  • A rejuvenating spa at a 5 star hotel.
  • Private shopping tour for pietra dura marble and fine Mughal Jewellery.
Return onboard as the train starts proceeding towards Ranthambore National Park, located in sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express


Day 3
Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Friday
The train reaches the verdant Sawai Madhopur in the wee hours of the third day of your trip. A jungle safari and game drive takes you through the thrilling terrain of Ranthambore National Park, a Project Tiger reserve, and home to many animal species apart from the mysterious Tiger. While in the park, feel the imposing presence of a 10th century fort, whose ramparts soar high. Post breakfast at Vivanta by Taj, Sawai Madhopur, return to the train as it crisscrosses its route towards Jaipur - the ever gleaming capital of Rajasthan.
Reach Jaipur and post lunch onboard, visit the rugged and imposing Amber fort. Enjoy a magnificent ride on canopied elephant as you witness a fascinating blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. You may select from any of these optional activities:
  • Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel.
  • Golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club.
  • Visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar (the stone observatory).
  • Shop around the city for some of the finest jewelry, fabrics and handicrafts that Jaipur is famous for.
An exciting Exhibition Elephant Polo Match at A Jai Mahal Palace awaits you during the latter half of the day. You may also choose to participate in the exhibition game, which is followed by a Champagne dinner An exciting Exhibition Elephant Polo Match at A Jai Mahal Palace awaits you during the latter half of the day. You may also choose to participate in the exhibition game, which is followed by a Champagne dinner at the hotel.
Board the train to continue your journey to Delhi.


Day 4
Delhi (Disembark).
Saturday
Breakfast on board. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express.

Facilities


Facilities Description

Accommodation

43 fully air- conditioned saloons

Deluxe Cabins – 20 (15 Twin 15 & 05 Dbl) -Approximately 112 square feet wide
Junior Suite – 18 (12 Twin 15 & 06 Dbl)- Approximately 150 square feet wide
Suite -4 (05 Dbl)- Spreading over an area of 220 square feet
Presidential Suite -1 - Spreading over an entire carriage, measures 448 square feet

Internet  Maharajas' Express is equipped with high speed internet connectivity.

Restaurants

Mayur Mahal
Rang Mahal

Bar

Safari Bar
The Safari bar is well-stocked with the most exclusive collection of house brands of beers, wine and spirits, which all come complimentary.

Club Lounge

Rajah Club
The train also has a lounge called the Rajah Club with a private bar, two dining cars and a dedicated bar car. Equipped with games tables, club arm chair, a comprehensive collection of books, and choicest of the wines and spirits, Rajah Club is the best place on the train to unwind, relax, rejuvenate and engage in a leisurely conversation with fellow-travelers. The

Indoor Games

Indoor games like Chess, Playing Cards. Chinese checkers, Carom Board, and Crossword Puzzles etc. are available on the train

Drinking Water

Mineral water is made available to all the passengers throughout the journey

News Papers & Magazines

Leading newspapers & magazines of India are available on the train

Security

Adequate safety arrangements are made for you as well as your personal belongings in the train itself.

Voltage

Voltage available on the train: 110/230V

Smoking

The Maharaja Express is a no smoking train. However , if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.

Toiletries

All essential toiletries like soaps, shampoos, moisturizers etc. are available in bathroom.

Security

Adequate safety arrangements are made on Maharaja Express. To guarantee a high security of the valuables of the guests, each cabin is well appointed with automatic electronic guards.

Personal Travel Insurance

Maharajas' Express India is fully insured for natural calamities or any unforeseen situations such as fire, flood, earthquake and theft. Thus, all passengers are covered under an umbrella of insurance. We also recommend you to have adequate travel insurance in case of any eventuality from the country of your origin/domain.

Mail Box

Mailing facility is provided on board, for posting your mail.

Internet

Maharajas' Express is accessed with high speed internet connectivity.

Laundry

Maharajas' Express offers limited laundry services onboard.

Paramedic Facilities

To help the guests during any emergency situation onboard, the train offers paramedic facilities.

Health

Though the guests need not require any vaccination before coming to India, but tourists from the foreign countries are required to produce the Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate before embarking on the journey which confirms the international health regulations. Moreover, the guests are also suggested to carry enough stock of prescribed medicines if they are on a medication.

Off-train Excursions

Most of the off-train excursions require walking and thus passengers are requested to carry comfortable shoes to participate actively in them. An amount of physical fitness of the guests is required as they may come across unpaved walkways, uneven surfaces during the off-train tours.

Wheelchair Access

For the limited space in the carriages, it is not possible to offer enough space to the wheelchair bonded passengers. Thus, such guests are advised to be companied by a healthy person.

Allowance of Baggage

For the limited space in the carriages, it is not possible to offer enough space to the wheelchair bonded passengers. Thus, such guests are advised to be companied by a healthy person.

Particular Dietary Requirement

If the guests have any dietary requirements, they are requested to inform about the same at the time of making reservation so that last minute disappointment can be avoided. The train makes all the efforts to offer the guest the food of their choice; however, meals with strict religious observing are hard to get prepared.

Dress Code

For off-train excursions, the guests are advised to wear smart casuals and walking shoes. During wildlife excursions, it is highly recommended to the guests to wear comfortable and sober color clothing that gets blended with the surrounding landscape. Guests travelling during winter season are advised to take enough warm cloths.

Minimum Passenger Requirement

The Maharajas' Express journeys require a minimum number of passengers to operate. In case this minimum requirement is not availed, the guests are offered an alternate departure date or an alternate journey or refund of their money.

Child Policy

  • Child below 5 years can travel with their parents free of cost, subject to sharing of double bed with the parents. In turn, it is also subject to availability of double bed cabins at the time of booking
  • Child in the age group of 5 to 12 years can travel with their parents with 50% of the adult journey price, subject to sharing of double bed with the parents. It is also subject to availability of double bedded cabin at the time of booking
  • If two children are travelling with their parents they will be accommodated in a separate cabin. In such a case, the first child pays 50% of the adult journey cost while second child will have to pay the adult journey cost.
  • Except in the Presidential Suite, there is no facility for interconnected cabins in Maharajas' Express.
  • In case of child/children also, applicable taxes will be charged extra.

Special Features which makes difference from other Luxury trains.

  • Sleeping cabins with en suite bathrooms
  • Bars offering house wines, spirits, beers and soft beverages
  • Expert tour director as your janitor
  • Special guest lecturers on select Signature Journeys
  • Exciting choices of optional excursions including luxurious spas in palace hotels
  • 24-hour valet service
  • 2 bars and 2 restaurants on board
  • Paramedics on board throughout

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   TOUR HIGHLIGHTS      What you will visit?

  • Champagne Breakfast overlooking Taj Mahal.
  • An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore.
  • Elephant polo match at Jaipur.

Tour Schedule      Calendar

Month Dates 2015
October 01 29
November 26
December 24
Month Dates 2016
January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
October 7
November 4
December 2 30
Month Dates 2016
January 27
February 24
March 23
Note: Train does not operate from April to September.

    Terms & Conditions      Reservation, Cancellation, Charter Booking Policies

Reservation Policy:

Christmas & New Year booking:

10% additional surcharge would be applicable during the above period.

In case of FITs:

  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • On group of 15 paid persons, one complimentary seat shall be provided.
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

In case of FITs:

  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made between 0-29 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 45% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made between 0-14 days prior to departure.

No show / En route termination of tour / amendment:

  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.
  • Part Journey - Part Journey of minimum 05 nights is permissible in advance. However in case of availability of cabins at the last moment it can be booked for any number of nights in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.
  • First priority will be given to the confirmed bookings for full 07 night's tour. The details of the traveler will have to be provided with the final payment. Any change in the details shall be treated as cancellation and would invite cancellation charges as applicable.
  • Once the names of the guests have been received, no substitution shall be permitted. The old name, if removed shall be treated as cancelled booking (subject to cancellation charges as applicable) and the new name/s will be treated as fresh booking and will be confirmed keeping in view the waitlisted bookings.

For Charter Booking:

  • Charter means booking of full train on a particular tour of departure.
  • The charter can be booked on the existing tour itineraries of the trains. However, diversion in the approved itinerary may be permissible after prior approval of Indian Railways for which an extra payment of 20% of the charter value will be changed.
  • Charter can be booked in advance during Christmas & New Year period subject to 100% advance deposit with additional 10% of the tariff at the time of booking during the season.
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