The Indian Splendor (Maharajas' Express)


Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai
( 07 Nights / 08 Days )

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 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
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Delhi - Agra
Maharajas' Express Train tour

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.

Dinner on board.

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Day 02 : Agra

agra tour by Luxury trainArrive 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. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work.

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 atop 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

Return to the comfort of the train and continue your journey to Ranthambore National Park.

Breakfast at Taj Khema; Lunch and Dinner on board.

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Day 03 : Ranathambore - Jaipur
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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.

Jaipur was built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, and is renowned for its magnificent palaces, forts and temples. After Lunch, disembark to visit the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura.

Following dinner, return to the Railway station and board the train for your onward journey towards Bikaner.

Breakfast at Vivanta by Taj, Sawai Madhopur; Lunch on board; Elephant Polo with champagne dinner at a Private Venue.

Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

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Day 04 : Bikaner
Bikaner Tour by the Indain Splendour tour (Maharajas' Express Train)

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.

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.

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.


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Day 05 : Jodhpur
Jpdhpur Tour by the Indain Splendour tour (Maharajas' Express Train)

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.
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.

Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

Day 06 : Udaipur
Udaipur Tour by the Indain Splendour tour (Maharajas' Express Train)

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. Begin your day with a visit to 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.

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Day 07 :Balasinor

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.

Breakfast Onboard; Lunch at Garden Palace, Balasinor; dinner onboard.

Day 08 : Mumbai (Disembark)

Arrive into Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express after on board breakfast.

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The Indian Splendor Schedule 2017 - 2018

Month Departure Dates
April, 2017 1
September, 2017 30
October, 2017 28
November, 2017 25
December, 2017 23
January, 2018 20
Fabruary, 2018 17
March, 2018 17

The Indian Splendor - Tariff
(Covering approx. 2767 kms)

Cabin Type Adult Single Supplement
Deluxe Cabin USD 5980 USD 4510
Junior Suite USD 9460 USD 8520
Suite USD 13800 USD 13800
Presidential Suite USD 23700 USD 23700
 

  • All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis
  • The above cost is exclusive of 9% service tax that will be charged extra.
  • 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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