MAHARAJAS EXPRESS ROYAL INDIAN TRAINS HERITAGE OF INDIA

Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days

Destinations Covered 

(Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi)

The Heritage of India tour itinerary offers whirlwind tour across some of the most fascinating destinations across India to offer you a glimpse into the rich heritage of India. Chart the terrain of Western India and witness some of the most spectacular monuments and forts of India. Beginning from World Heritage Site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, the train traverses the course of Western India including famous rock cut Ajanta Caves culminating this princely saga in the colonial Delhi City, a kaleidoscope in itself when it comes to the mixture of culture and architecture.

DEPARTURE DATES FOR SEASON 2023 – 24

Month                           DEPARTURE DATES                                 

OCTOBER, 2023              15

NOVEMBER, 2023          12

DECEMBER, 2023          10

JANUARY, 2024               07

FABRUARY, 2024           04

MARCH, 2024                   03 & 31

Detailed Program: Heritage of India Mumbai to New Delhi

Day 1 – Mumbai

Welcome in Mumbai

Report at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and get transferred to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station. Board Maharajas Express as the train chugs off towards Ajanta.

Dinner and overnight stay will be in the luxury of Maharajas Express train.

Day 2 – Udaipur

Have your breakfast onboard and arrive at Udaipur within few hours. On reaching, proceed for boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit to City Palace and Crystal gallery.

Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is a pride of Rajasthan. City Palace is one of its star attractions, dating back to 1559 when it was commissioned. The splendor of this fort makes it a popular attraction of Udaipur.

Have your lunch at Sarkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace/ Jagmandir Palace. After this, you have a choice of returning to the luxury train/ spa rejuvenation in a five-star hotel/ private shopping tour. If time permits you may also choose to witness Sound and Light Show.

Dinner and overnight stay onboard. The train proceeds for Jodhpur.

Day 3 – Jodhpur

On reaching Jodhpur, you can spend the morning at leisure/ go for a heritage walk in Bisnoi Village which is an open-air exhibition of rural culture of Rajasthan state of India/ spa rejuvenation in a five-star hotel.

Return to the train for lunch and then leave for Mehrangarh Fort, followed by a leisure walk around Old Clock Tower. Other options are spa rejuvenation in a five-star hotel/ visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Jaswant Thada/ private shopping tour.

Mehrangarh Fort is the pride of Jodhpur. This is one of India ’s largest and oldest forts. It is perched on a summit overlooking spectacular view of the city. UNESCO has announced it as a World Heritage Site, along with other selective Hill-Forts of Rajasthan. Jaswant Thada is yet another popular attraction of the city, built entirely of marble. The edifice let out a soothing luster while the sun sets. Umaid Bhavan Palace is an epitome of brilliant architecture, grandeur and precision of the erstwhile era.

Later, proceed for a royal cocktail dinner followed by fireworks and cultural dance performance in Hanwant Mahal.

Return to your luxury train and stay overnight. Your next destination is Bikaner.

Day 4 – Bikaner

Breakfast is served onboard. On arrival in Bikaner you can opt to relax on the train or visit Lalgarh Museum or Deshnok Temple.

Return to the luxury train for lunch and then proceed to Junagarh Fort. This is one of Junagarh’s most popular attraction, built somewhere between 1589 and 1594. Details of the fort’s interior are worth mentioning too. Over the area of 5.28 hectares, temples, palaces and pavilions are dotted evenly.

After this, leave for Sundowners at the Sand Dunes. While on your way, relax at Gajner palace for

hi-tea.

Return to the train and stay overnight. Maharajas Express leaves for Jaipur tonight.

Overnight stay aboard the Maharajas Express.

Day 5 – Jaipur

Have your breakfast onboard as you arrive in Jaipur- the capital or Rajasthan, also known as the Pink City. Freshen up and proceed to visit Amer Fort (a magnificent fort and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), after which you visit City Palace/Jal Mahal where you can indulge in elephant activities such as riding, feeding or even painting these adorable creatures.

In the afternoon, relax and have lunch. You then have options of returning to the train/ rejuvenating in a spa at Palace Hotel/ shopping/ golfing at Rambagh Golf Club/ visiting City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

Dinner is to be served onboard. Overnight stay in Maharajas Express.

Day 6 – Ranthambhore/ Fatehpur Sikri

Breakfast is served onboard after which you freshen up and leave for an enthralling game drive at Ranthambore National Park. This is one of the largest and most popular national parks of India, let alone Rajasthan; especially known for its population of tigers.

Later, return to the train and relax, as it now leaves for Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch is served onboard.

Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a historic city embellished by the great Mughal ruler, Akbar.

Once you are done exploring Fatehpur Sikri, return to Maharajas Express. Savor “Indian Evening” and have your dinner.

Overnight stay in the train.

Day 7 – Agra / Delhi

In the morning have your breakfast and prepare to visit the Seventh Wonder of the World (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal. This white-marble mausoleum took about 22 years to get fully constructed. True love of Shah Jahan and her beloved wife (for which it was built) is reflected in different corners of this edifice. Later, have champagne breakfast at Taj Khema and return to Maharajas Express. Now the train chugs off towards Delhi. Lunch is served onboard. On reaching Delhi, disembark and bid adieu to Maharajas Express staff.

TIME WISE ITINERARY

Maharajas Express: Heritage of India

Day 1 – Enjoy a welcome ceremony at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as you make your way to Ajanta!

13:00–Guests will arrive at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

15:45–Guests will be transferred to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station

And board the Maharajas’ Express.

16:40–The train will depart for Ajanta.

19:30–Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 2 – Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, and a visit to the City Palace/ Crystal Gallery

08:00–Breakfast will be served on board the train.

10:00–The Maharajas’ Express will arrive in Udaipur! Passengers will proceed for a boat ride on

Lake Pichola, followed by a visit to the City Palace and Crystal Gallery.

13:45–Lunch will be served in the Satkar Hall of the Fateh Prakash/Jagmandir Palace.

15:00–Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a

Shopping tour of local markets OR spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR a private shopping

Tour OR attend a Sound and Light Show (Time Permitting).

20:00–Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas’ Express.

22:00–The train will depart for Jodhpur.

Day 3 – Take a tour through Bishnoi Village followed, visit Mehrangarh Fort, and enjoy a cultural performance

07:30–Breakfast will be served on board the train as the Maharajas’ Express arrives in Jodhpur!

09:15–Passengers may spend the morning relaxing on board OR participate in OPTIONAL

Activities: spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR a tour of Bishnoi Village (Time permitting).

12:30–Lunch will be served on board the train.

14:30–Visit the Mehrangarh Fort and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market OR visit

The Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum OR enjoy spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR take a

Private shopping tour.

18:00–Enjoy fireworks, a puppet show, and a royal cocktail evening in the Hanwant Mahal.

20:15–Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express as the train departs for Bikaner.

Day 4 – Visits to Deshnok Temples/Lallgarh Palace Museum, tour of Junagarh Fort, and a Sam Sand dune excursion

08:00–Breakfast will be served on board the train.

10:00–The Maharajas’ Express will arrive in Bikaner! Passengers can continue relaxing on board

The train OR may participate in OPTIONAL activities: a visit to the Lalgarh Museum OR the

Rat Temple in Deshnok.

13:00–Lunch will be served on board the train.

14:00–Passengers will enjoy a tour of the Junagarh Fort.

16:00–Passengers will proceed for Sundowners in the sand dunes with a stop for tea at Gajner

Palace.

20:15–Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express.

21:30–The train will depart for Jaipur.

Day 5 – Elephant Riding & other activities, and a tour of the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar)

08:00–Breakfast will be served on board the train.

09:30–The Maharajas’ Express will arrive in Jaipur, “The Pink City!” Passengers will proceed for a

Visit to the Amber Fort.

12:30–Passengers will proceed to the Jai Mahal, the city palace, for an afternoon painting, riding,

And feeding majestic elephants, followed by lunch.

16:00–Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a

Tour of the Jantar Mantar Observatory OR spa treatment at a five-star hotel OR a private

Shopping tour OR golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club.

20:00–Dinner will be served on board the train.

21:30–The Maharajas’ Express will depart for Sawai Madhopur.

Day 6 – Jeep Safari to Ranthambore National Park followed by visit to Fatehpur Sikri

06:30–Breakfast will be served on board the train as the Maharajas’ Express arrives in Sawai

Madhopur! Passengers will proceed to an exciting game drive at nearby Ranthambore National Park.

09:30–Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express.

11:00–Lunch will be served on board the train as the Maharajas’ Express departs for Fatehpur

Sikir.

14:45–The Maharajas’ Express will arrive in Fatehpur Sikir.

15:15–Passengers will proceed to the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.

18:00–Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express.

20:00–Enjoy an “Indian Evening.” Dinner will be served on board the train.

Day 7 – Bid adieu to the Heritage of India By Rain onboard the Maharajas Express

07:00–The Maharajas’ Express will arrive in Agra! Passengers will proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.

09:30–Enjoy a champagne breakfast at the scenic Taj Khema, overlooking the splendor of the Taj

Mahal.

10:45–Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express.

11:05–The train will depart for Delhi.

13:00–Lunch will be served on board the train.

15:30–Disembark in Delhi and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express!