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Maharajas’ Express-Gems of India

Duration:04 days
Destination Cover : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Delhi

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Day 01 :Delhi to Agra

Assemble at the Safdarjung Railway Station to begin Gems of India tour aboard Maharajas’ Express. Enjoy a traditional welcome ceremony with garland, Tikka and traditional Turban. After registration formalities, settle into your cabins. Relish a welcome drink and a sumptuous lunch. The train departs for Agra.

Day 02 : Agra

On day 2 of the train journey, leave the train for a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of Agra, a white-marble mausoleum erected by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later, enjoy a sumptuous brunch with Champagne on the terrace of Taj Khema from where you also get a mesmerizing view of Taj. Back on the Maharajas Express for lunch followed by a visit to the Agra Fort- a magnificent Mughal architecture. Post this visit, you have options of activities to choose from- continue with sightseeing including Fatehpur Sikri and Itmad-ud-daulah’s tomb or visit the local bazaar to shop for souvenirs or visit a spa to rejuvenate your tired self. Back on-board the train for dinner and an overnight stay. Departure for the next destination, Ranthambore (Sawai Madhopur).

Day 03 : Ranthambore- Jaipur

Post breakfast on day 3, proceed to Ranthambore National Park, one of the most well-known and largest wildlife reserves of North India, which is quite popular for its high tiger population. Embark on a jeep safari inside the park. Back to the train. Have lunch and leave for Jaipur. On arrival, leave the train for a city tour including Amer Fort, where you can enjoy a ride on an elephant’s back. This is followed by an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match. Later, relish a royal feast at a special venue. Back to the train for an overnight stay.

Day 04 : Delhi

Arrival in Delhi. Post breakfast, disembark the train followed by the farewell formalities.

Day 05 : Hospet (Friday)

On day 5, enjoy a hearty breakfast aboard the train, leave for exploring the prime attractions of Hampi. The sightseeing of today includes the local crafts bazaar, the Virupaksha temple-also known as the Pampapathi temple, Queen's Bath-a rectangular building with a long verandah and the Elephant Quarters or Stables- 11 domed-shaped chambers for the royal elephants. Back to the train for lunch and some leisure time. Later, continue with sightseeing including the remaining attractions such as Royal Enclosure –a fortified campus now in ruins and the Hazara Rama Temple- temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu with beautiful 15th century artworks on their walls. The last visit of the day is to the Vittala temple- a 16th century magnificent structure, dedicated to Lord Vittala. Back to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Price Guide

Maharajas Express tariff for the Gems of India tour has been given below for your kind perusal along with the booking and cancellation policy to help you plan your journey.

Tariff for the season 2015-16 and 2016-17 :

Cabin Adult (Twin Sharing) First Child (05 -12 yrs)
Deluxe Cabin USD 3850 USD 1930
Junior Suite USD 4950 USD 2480
Suite Double USD 7600 USD 3800
Presidential Suite USD 12900 USD 6500

The tariff of the Maharajas’ Express includes accommodation, meals, beverages (light drinks, tea, coffee, and mineral water), Indian wines (in house brands), butler service, and porter-age at stations, guided tours and entrance fees at monuments. The tariff however does not include taxes, insurances, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, and fees of video and professional cameras.
*The above cost is a per person per Journey Cost.
*Validity October 2013 - April 2014-15
The above cost does not include 3.09% Govt. Service Tax and is charged extra.
*Prices are subject to change incase of any amendment in the routing or any other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.
*Children below 5 years of age can travel for free.
Booking policy followed by the Maharajas Express is as follows:
o If booking is done prior to 90 days of departure or more, then 25% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking
o If booking is done less than 59 days of departure or less, then full 100% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking The cancellation policy that is followed by the train is as:
o If cancelled 90 days or more prior to departure date, then 25% of the published tour cost is deducted
o If cancelled 89-60 days prior to departure date, then 50% of the published tour cost is deducted
o If cancelled 59-0 days prior to departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted
o If you fail to show up on the departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted

Departure Dates

Mentioned below is the Schedule for the Maharajas Express Gems of India itinerary, a whirlwind golden triangle tour in sheer opulence of Asia's most luxurious train.

Schedule for the season 2015-16 and 2016-17:
Month Departure Dates
April, 2015 15
October, 2015 7
November, 2015 4
December, 2015 2,30
January, 2016 27
Fabruary, 2016 24
March, 2016 23
October, 2016 5
November, 2016 2,30
December, 2016 28
January, 2017 25
Fabruary, 2017 22
March, 2017 22

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