The Southern Jewels (Maharajas' Express)


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


Detail Itinerary

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

This afternoon, assemble at 1800 hours at Vivanta by Taj Hotel, Trivandrum and complete your registration and check in formalities at the hotel for the Maharajas’ Express. Proceed to the train station for a traditional welcome as you board the Maharajas’ Express.

Dinner shall be 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

Arrive into Chettinad. After onboard breakfast, visit famous Chettinad Mansions and Athnagudi Tile Factory. Proceed to visit one of the Chettinad Heritage Hotels for activities including Mundu/Dhoti Draping, Saree Draping, Henna Art etc.

Return to the luxury train for lunch.

Dinner shall be served onboard as the Maharjas’ Express proceeds to Mahabalipuram.

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

Breakfast and lunch shall be served onboard. Disembark at around 08:00hrs to visit Mahabalipuram, the historical port town from where sea trade with South Asian countries flourished. A 40 minute drive from the train station brings you to this historical town. Visit 5 Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance and Shore Temple, UNESCO World Heritage site.

Proceed for lunch at an exclusive venue with folk dances .

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express as the train proceeds to Mysore.

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

After onboard breakfast, visit the Wodeyar Palace popularly known as the Mysore Palace. The residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Palace is one of the largest in South India and house two ceremonial halls coupled with an array of courtyards, gardens and other buildings.

Proceed for lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. 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.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas Express

Or you may choose, as an optional activity, a visit to Shreerangapatnam, the capital of Tipu Sultan.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

At around 20:00 hrs, Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Hampi.

  • 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
Hampi

After an early breakfast, proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. The group of monuments with several stone structures spread over a vast expanse speaks volumes about the highly developed Dravidian architectural style of the Vijayanagar empire. Prominent sites include Ganesha Statue, Virupaksha Temple, Narasimha Statute, Elephant Stables and the Vittala Temple complex, housing the Musical Pillars Temple and the Stone Chariot

Enjoy the surroundings as you travel around the ruins on Tuk Tuks and Battery Operated Carts.

Return to the train for lunch. At around 15:45 hrs, proceed to visit Anegudi Village. The sylvan village across the Tungabhadra river dates its history to the Neolithic Age. Interact with the locals and participate in activities to get a glimpse of the village life.

Or You may choose for a rejuvenating spa at one of the deluxe hotels.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. Dinner shall be served onboard.

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

In the early morning hours, the train shall proceed to Goa. Breakfast and Lunch shall be served onboard. Enjoy a relaxed morning as the train passes through beautiful scenery.

Deboard at around 16:00 hrs for an evening of dance and music. Enroute, visit the Goa Chitra Museum, one of the finest private ethnographic museum in the state. The museum houses a collection of pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, carts and palanquins depicting the growth of civilization in Goa.

Later enjoy an exclusive Goan evening of carnival music followed by dinner at an exclusive venue. After dinner, return to comfort of Maharajas’ Express.

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

After onboard breakfast, proceed by road to visit the Churches of North Goa including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the remains of Saint Francis Xavier are preserved. Visit the Se Cathedral, just opposite the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The Se Cathedral was built to mark the conquest of Goa by the Portuguese after defeating a Muslim army. A Walking Tour of the Old Panjim houses will give a glimpse of the amalgamation of the Portuguese culture with Goanese.

lunch at an exclusive venue

Return to the train.

Enjoy an ‘Indian Evening’ onboard raising a toast to this memorable experience as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Mumbai.

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

Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at around 08:15 hours at Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as the journey comes to an end. The journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever!

  • Breakfast on the Maharajas’ Express.
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The Southern Jewels - Schedule 2017

Month Departure Dates
September, 2017 16

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
  • 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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