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The Heritage of India

(Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Agra – Delhi)
4.7/5

$ 8130 / £ 7070

PER PERSON

Experience The Royalty

Maharajas Express – Heritage of India – A Journey into history to Experience the Splendour of a by Gone Era

Head on a tour of “The Heritage of India”, beginning from the bustling, vibrant commercial metropolis of Mumbai and culminating in the capital of India, Delhi. This tour will take you to the glistening Lake City of Udaipur and the imposing Jodhpur fort. In Bikaner, enjoy cocktails as the sun sets, painting the sky with its hues on the sand dunes. Explore the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, bathed in rosy glow. Try your luck at Ranthambore National Park, where you might glimpse a tiger and end the show with a visit to one of the seven wonders of the world, the breath-taking Taj Mahal. Prepare to be pampered with royal hospitality while exploring India’s historical and cultural treasures.

Embarkation & Disembarkation (Heritage of India)

Check-in Venue & Timing

The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai / 0830 hrs

Departure Station & Timing

Mumbai – Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus / 1050 hrs

Arrival Station & Timing

Delhi – Safdarjung Station / 1615 hrs

The passengers must report at least 1 hour before the departure of the train at the pre-assigned venue in Mumbai for the pre-boarding facilities.

Foreign Nations must obtain a tourist Visa and a passport valid for six months to visit India from the date of departure from India.

Sunday, Day 1 – Mumbai Board Maharaja Express

Step abroad on Maharajas Express for your historical journey.

Meet at the Tower Hotel and The Taj Mahal Palace this morning at 08:30 AM in Mumbai.
After completing the registration process and check-in formalities, join us for a tour briefing and meet your host for this exciting journey.

Then, head towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, where you’ll be welcomed with a refreshing drink and a vibrant tune of a local band as you board the Maharajas Express.

The train will depart at around 10:50 AM from Mumbai, the land of Marathas, towards Udaipur, a land of shimmering lakes and regal palaces.

Monday, Day 2 – Udaipur, Rajasthan

Wake up to the majestic view of sun-kissed Aravalli hills, painted with golden hues of the morning sun, a beautiful region of Mewar, a land steeped in Rajput royalty. Savour a leisurely breakfast, taking in the views of nature’s painting while the Maharajas’ Express pulls into Udaipur, the charming “City of Lakes.”
Post breakfast, alight from the train as you begin your excursion with a boat ride on Lake Pichola to visit City Palace, which is considered the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and has scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and domes. Visit Mor Chowk, whose mosaics are replete with peacock motifs, showcasing the three seasons, summer, winter and monsoon; the Moti Mahal is embellished with fine mirror work; the Chini Mahal, covered with ornamental tiles with intricate designs illustrating floral motifs and geometric and traditional Indian themes; and Zenana Mahal which is simply stunning. After exploring all these, visit The Crystal Gallery and Darbar Hall with the aid of an audio guide.
After City Palace’s exploration, get ready for lunch at Fateh Prakash Palace’s Satkar Hall, where ancient Mewar traditions come alive through the hospitality reminiscent of its glorious past. Your taste buds will be spoilt by choice with a lavish spread of International and Indian cuisine.
After lunch, head back to your coaches and have a leisurely evening onboard, or you can join the optional activities.
For more information about these optional activities, please get in touch with our Guest Relations Executive.
Maharajas’ Express proceeds overnight to Jodhpur.

Tuesday, Day 3- Jodhpur, Rajasthan

On the 3rd day, the Maharajas’ Express ventures further into the heart of Rajasthan via the heartland of the Marwar region in the ‘Blue City” Jodhpur. Have a leisurely breakfast on board as the beautiful sights of Rajasthan pass by your windows. The rest of the morning is yours; you can relax in your comfortable cabins, mingle with fellow members, catch up on reading or participate in optional activities.
For these optional activities, please ask for a Guest Relations Executive.
Return to the Maharajas Express for lunch.
Following a delightful lunch, head to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Admire beautiful latticed windows, intricately carved panels and delicately curved arches before embarking on a walking tour of the Colourful Old Clock Tower market. Your tuk-tuk ride will wind through the charming lanes, taking you into the market, where you can catch glimpses into local lives while passing by a few old houses and havelis.
Tonight, enjoy an exclusive cocktail party at Khaas Bagh’s hotel, where you will have a delectable spread of traditional Marwari cuisine.
After bellies full of delicious food, return to the train and set off for your next stop- the desert city of Bikaner.

Wednesday, Day 4- Bikaner, Rajasthan

Enjoy your morning with a mouth-watering breakfast served onboard as you traverse the countryside.
On reaching Bikaner’s desert citadel, relax in your cabins or engage in one or more optional activities.
Please get in touch with the guest relations executive about these optional activities.
After lunch, we’ll disembark and proceed to Junagarh Fort, built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, as it is considered unbeatable. And even though moats surround it, its true beauty lies inside. A visit to Diwan-i-Khas, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Badal Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Cloud Palace) and Anup Mahal would leave one utterly speechless.
Following the Junagarh Fort exploration, get ready for a royal procession on a clam cart with musicians and head to the sunset celebration on the sand dunes. Sip on refreshing cocktails with mouth-watering traditional barbeque and spellbinding folk performances like Langaas and Kalbeliyas.
By 20:30 hours, you’ll return to the comfort of your luxurious train and continue your adventure towards Jaipur.

Thursday, Day 5- Jaipur, Rajasthan

Have a relaxed breakfast aboard the Maharajas’ Express as we arrive in Jaipur, an attractive “Pink City” of Rajasthan.

Firstly, after landing and receiving a traditional grand welcome, begin your tour of the pink city with your first visit to Amber Fort. Located amidst picturesque and rugged hills, Amber Fort is a living evidence of the fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

Initiated by Raja Man Singh I in 1592, the fort’s construction was brought to fruition by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. The fort was built using red sandstone and white marble, creating a stunning contrast. Its forbidding exterior contains an inner paradise where art merges with architectural beauty. Amber is one of the most classic and romantic fort palaces, and it carries its mystique.

A short jeep will take you to the fort, where you will be taken through the royal apartments, offering impressive views over the gorge. Travel back in time as you visit the Hall of Victory and the Sheesh Mahal (Chamber of Mirrors), where you’ll be enveloped in the splendour of the Mughal era. Following this, enjoy an exclusive lunch at the luxurious Rambagh Palace Hotel, established in 1835 AD. Previously serving as the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957, the palace still maintains an aura of royal magnificence, featuring hand-carved marble latticework, regal archways, and beautifully landscaped gardens.

After a delightful lunch, return to your train or participate in the optional activities. As the sun sets, enjoy a delicious dinner prepared onboard the Maharajas’ Express, and the train gracefully departs for Sawai Madhopur, the gateway to Ranthambore National Park. For the optional activities kindly, contact the Guest Relations Executive.

Friday, Day 6- Sawai Madhopur- Fatehpur Sikri

As dawn paints the sky in Sawai Madhopur, buckle up your seat belt for an exciting adventure – a safari through Ranthambore National Park.
Formally a hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, this park was converted into a sanctuary in 1973 and is now a haven for diverse wildlife. It is well known for open sightseeing of tigers, chital, sambar, chinkara, nilgai, wild boar, hyena, leopard, sloth bear and jackal. While Ranthambore might not rival Africa’s vast wildlife, spotting a tiger or a leopard here is a stroke of luck.

Set off on an early morning game drive. The safari will be conducted in open-air jeeps, and the ride is dusty and bumpy, but the chance to see amazing wildlife is worth it. Winter months can be chilly, so pack warm clothes for your early morning safari.

After the safari, head back to your train for a refreshing breakfast while you resume your tour to the legendary deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard while taking in the transforming landscape around you.

Upon arriving at the small charming station of Fatehpur Sikri, get down for a fascinating tour. Explore the impressive gateways, private and public audience halls, and intricately sculptured palaces with unique water figures impeccably blending Hinduism with Muslim architectural styles in this magnificent red sandstone city. Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century as his capital, Fatehpur Sikri is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Post your exploration, return to the train for an “Indian Evening” as you depart for Agra.

Saturday, Day-7- Agra – Delhi

Today, Maharajas Express marks its final leg of the tour as it heads towards the enchanting city of Agra.
This legendary city houses one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders- the Taj Mahal and is also known as the jewel of India. Adorned with spectacular monuments and sitting amidst an attractive landscape, it calls you to explore its timeless beauty.

Leave early in the morning to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage and among the world’s seven wonders. Built by Shah Jahan in remembrance of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal, this structure is crafted entirely from white marble, featuring exquisite inlay work and marble screens. Around 20,000 of India’s finest artisans were employed to bring this marble poetry to life.

Afterwards, enjoy a scenic breakfast at a tabletop lawn atop the Taj Khema, take the splendid views of the Taj Mahal and return to the Maharajas Express for your final stop- Delhi, the heart of India.
Relish a hearty lunch onboard as the journey progresses.

With bellies full of delicious food and a heart full of beautiful memories, bid farewell to your luxurious tour of ‘the Heritage of India’ at around 16:15 hours upon arrival at Delhi Safdarjung Station.

Though the royal journey ends, the memories will stay forever.

Note:

Note : At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE Fares / Prices.

Maharajas Express The Heritage of India (01 October 2024 until April 2025)

Price in US Dollars ($) Price in Sterling Pounds (£)
Category Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis   Single Cabin Supplement Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis Single Cabin Supplement
Deluxe Cabin $ 8130 Per Person $ 6100 £ 7070 Per Person £ 5304
Junior Suite $ 10390 Per Person $ 9360 £ 9035 Per Person £ 8139
Suite $ 14490 Per Person $ 14490 £ 12600 Per Person £ 12600
Presidential Suite $ 24890 Per Person $ 24890 £ 21643 Per Person £ 21643

Maharajas Express The Heritage of India (01 October 2025 until April 2026)

Price in US Dollars ($) Price in Sterling Pounds (£)
Category Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis  Single Cabin Supplement Price Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis Single Cabin Supplement
Deluxe Cabin $ 8200 Per Person $ 6200 £ 7130 Per Person £ 5391
Junior Suite $ 10400 Per Person $ 9400 £ 9043 Per Person £ 8174
Suite $ 14500 Per Person $ 14500 £ 12609 Per Person £ 12609
Presidential Suite $ 25000 Per Person $ 25000 £ 21739 Per Person £ 21739

Maharaja Express Train Fares for 2024 – 2026

Since its debut in 2010, the Maharajas’ Express has been the epitome of luxury travel in India.

The train offers a variety of accommodations, including Deluxe Cabins, Junior Suites, Suites, and the extravagant Presidential Suite. Each cabin is spacious and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and opulent journey.

The Maharaja Express ticket pricing for these cabins varies based on the four unique journeys the train offers. The tariffs are subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to check the latest rates.

If you’re dreaming of a royal experience, explore the Maharajas’ Express cabin Fares for 2024-25 listed below.

Note

Per Person Pricing : Maharaja train ticket cost is based on per person, per journey on a twin-sharing basis.

GST Charges : GST will be charged extra as per government regulations.

Inclusive Costs :
A. Enjoy luxurious accommodations in Air-Conditioned Deluxe Cabins, Junior Suites, Suites, or Presidential Suites, all with attached bathrooms on board The Maharaja Express.

  1. Savor delicious meals, including tea, coffee, mineral water, and house brands of Indian wines, beer, and spirits throughout your journey.
  2. For Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite guests, transportation for sightseeing is provided in Deluxe Coaches, while Suite and Presidential Suite guests enjoy private vehicles with personal guides.
  3. Explore stunning palaces, museums, and parks with all entrance fees covered.
  4. An English-speaking guide will accompany you during the trip.
  5. Suite and Presidential Suite guests will also have the convenience of butler service.
  6. Our dedicated Tour Manager will ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable.
  7. Enjoy the added comfort of two private vehicle transfers in Delhi with a driver.

Price Changes : Prices are subject to change if there are any amendments or changes in the routing.

Bookings / Payment Policy

Initial Payment : At the time of booking, you need to pay an amount equal to 30% of the published price plus applicable taxes.

Balance Payment : The remaining amount must be paid 90 days before the departure date.

Full Payment : If you are booking within 90 days of the departure date, 100% of the tour cost is required at the time of booking.

All booking requests will follow the above payment policy. If the payment policy is not followed, bookings may be released or cancelled, and relevant cancellation charges will apply after deducting the cost of services rendered.

Once your booking and payment are complete, you will receive a confirmation. Please review this confirmation and inform us immediately of any errors. Final documentation, including the itinerary and vouchers, will be emailed to you 14 days before departure. Original documents will be handed over upon your arrival in India.

After paying the booking amount, you will receive an acknowledgement for the amount paid. Any relevant bank charges will need to be borne by the travelers.

The applicable exchange rate on the date of the transaction will be used.

 Cancellation Policy

 If You Cancel Your Journey :

90 days or more before departure: 30% of the published price will be charged.

75 to 89 days before departure: 50% of the published price will be charged.

0 to 74 days before departure: 100% of the published price will be charged.

 If Maharajas Express (IRCTC) Cancels or Changes Your Journey :

Insufficient Bookings or Operational Reasons :

If the minimum number of cabins is not booked or due to certain operational conditions, Maharajas Express (IRCTC) may cancel the departure 30 days before the scheduled date.

In this case, you can either postpone your trip to another available departure date or get a refund for the payment made to us.

Note : There will be no refund for services like pre/post-accommodation, airline tickets, excursions, or extensions.

Force Majeure Events :

 In case of cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure), such as natural disasters or other unforeseen events, no refund will be given for the payments made.

We will try to offer an alternative date, subject to availability and agreement from the train company. Any additional charges due to tariff changes will be applicable.

If a force majeure event occurs during the tour, we may alter the tour program as needed without offering compensation. No refund will be given for unused portions of the tour.

Amendment Policy

Any changes to the services will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking, and new arrangements will be considered a completely new booking. In this case, cancellation charges as mentioned above will apply.

Booking Information Required:

To proceed with your booking, please provide the following details:

– Full name of all passengers

– Date of birth and gender

– Passport details: Passport number, date of issue, date of expiry, and nationality

– Any other travel-related services you require

This information is necessary to ensure a smooth and accurate booking process.

Additional Information

The Maharaja Express fare includes a detailed breakdown of the maharaja express ticket price for different accommodations. Whether you are interested in the maharaja Deluxe Cabin or the luxurious Presidential Suite, each option is designed to provide a royal experience. It’s important to review the maharaja train ticket price to plan your budget accordingly. For a comprehensive understanding, ensure you are aware of all factors affecting the maharaja express ticket price, including additional charges and inclusive costs.

Presidential Suite

The Presidential suite is aptly named Navratana(nine precious gems) and has a living room, 2 bedrooms and washrooms. The guests on-board the Presidential suite has an exclusive 24 hours personal valet to provide with attentive and luxury service. This palace on wheels has been provided with latest international features.

The tariff of presidential suite is inclusive of an exclusive language speaking guide and Luxury car during the off-board journeys.

Suites

All the 4 suites are double bedded and have large panoramic windows, so that you can savour every bit of Indian splendour on your rail journey. Each coach of the rail has a mini-pantry and manned by a valet to provide with attentive & prompt service.

The suite rooms are provided with additional features such as complimentary mini-bar and bath tub. The fare for the suite is inclusive of an exclusive language speaking guide and Luxury car during the off-board journeys.

To ensure your safety and well-being, the rail has been provided with CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, RFID door locks and round the clock services of a Paramedic. Your luxury vacation on Indian splendour, on-board the Maharajas’ Express will be truly an experience extraordinaire.

Junior Suites

The train has 18 Junior suites of which 12 are twin bedded and 6 double bedded. All the suites have large panoramic windows, so that you can savour every bit of magnificent India on your train journey. All passenger carriages come with airconditioning, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities like Live Television, DVD players, Wi-Fi Internet to name a few to keep you entertained through the royal train journey. Each coach of the train has a mini-pantry and manned by a valet to provide a lavish & personalized service during the tour packages.

To ensure your safety and well-being, the train has been provided with CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, RFID door locks and round the clock services of a Paramedic. Your tour package on-board the Maharajas’ Express will be truly an experience extraordinaire.

Deluxe Cabin

The train coaches of Deluxe Cabin are named after the precious gems Hakik(Agate), Firoza(Torquoise), Katela(Amethyst), Beruz(Aquamarine) & Pitoniya(Bloodstone) to indicate the lavishness present in the overall experience provided in the tour Packages of Maharajas’ Express. The train has 20 Deluxe Cabins of which 12 are twin bedded and 8 double bedded.

Restaurant

On-Board the luxurious Maharajas’ Express, you will find two thematic fine dining restaurants which will allow you to enjoy delicious meals in a vibrant yet soul soothing environment. The names of the restaurants are aptly suited to the tastefully crafted design, ambience and concept.

One of it is “Mayur Mahal”, named after India’s very own graceful national bird peacock, fondly called as Mayur and the other is “Rang Mahal”, which literally means ‘The Palace of Colors’ decorated with hand painted fresco ceiling.

Lounge & Bar

For the guests who like to enjoy drinks over a friendly chat, we have two bars. One of it is a Lounge bar- ‘The Rajah Club’ and the other is a thematic bar named as – ‘Safari Bar’. Both the bars provide comfortable & relaxed sitting arrangements to complement the exquisite range of wines & spirits, allowing you to unwind and lighten up. For those who wish to be left alone, we provide selective collection of books and for those who love to socialize, we do have few board games to play and have fun with.

For the corporate travelers, who want to combine business and leisure onboard the Maharajas’ express, we can organize a suitable setup for meetings at the Safari Bar. This bar also serves as a venue for festive events.