Introducing to the delights of India The Maharajas’ Express introduces new itinerary for year 2019 – 2021. Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the national Capital Delhi. Visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur , enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colorful Pink City of Jaipur. See from close quarters the legendry tigers at Ranthambore and one of the Seven Wonders of the World ‘The TajMahal’ all this and more in utmost luxury and Fly to the Southern Tip of India to enjoy a stay on the traditional thatched Kerala houseboat and exploring the backwaters is a quintessential Kerala experience and relax on the sandy beach of Kovalam overlooking Arabian Sea.

Day 1 - Arrive Mumbai-Saturday

Today you are met at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport by our company executive with your name placard who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Day 2 - Mumbai Board Maharaja Express - The Heritage of India: Mumbai – Udaipur-Sunday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Hotel Room Check Out and Gather at the Hotel Lobby to meet the representative of the Maharajas Express Train
09:00 Welcome and Registration at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
10:30 Proceed for Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai
11:30 Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Udaipur
12:30 Lunch onboard
19:30 Dinner onboard
Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Heritage of India

Day 3 - Udaipur, Rajasthan-Monday

08:00 Breakfast onboard
10:00 Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for Boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery
13:00 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express
13:15 Lunch onboard. You may choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel or Local City Tour
18:15 Proceed for an Exclusive Dinner at Satkar Hall of Fatehprakash Palace or Jagmandir Island Palace
20:30 Returns to comforts of Maharajas’ Express
22:00 Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Jodhpur
Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Heritage of India

Day 4 - Jodhpur, Rajasthan-Tuesday

07:30 Breakfast onboard

09:15 Optional Tour to Bishnoi Village (De-board at Rohat Railway Station)
13:00 Lunch onboard
14:30 Proceed to visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by a Walking Tour of the Old Clock Tower market and enjoy a joy ride on TukTuks
17:30 Proceed for an exclusive cocktail dinner at HanwantMahal or KhaasBagh
20:15 Return to the comforts of Maharaja’s Express
03:00 Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Bikaner
Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Heritage of India

 

Day 5 - Bikaner, Rajasthan-Wednesday

08:00 Enjoy countryside while having breakfast onboard
10:00 Arrive into Bikaner. Relax onboard or you may choose Optional Activities – Visit to Lalgarh Museum or Local City Tour
13:00 Lunch onboard
14:00 Visit to Junagarh Fort followed by sundowners at Sand Dunes
17:30 Arrive at the Sand Dunes followed by cocktails, bar-be-que and folk dances
20:15 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express
21:30 Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Jaipur
Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Heritage of India

Day 6 - Jaipur, Rajasthan-Thursday

08:00 Breakfast onboard
09:30 Arrive into Jaipur. Proceed for a visit to Amber Fort
12:30 After sight seeing proceed to Rambagh Palace hotel for lunch
16:00 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express You may choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel, Visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory or Local City Tour
20:00 Dinner onboard
21:30 The Maharaja’s Express proceeds to SawaiMadhopur (Ranthambore)
Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Heritage of India

Day 7 - SawaiMadhopur (Ranthambore), Rajasthan and FatehpurSikri, Uttar Pradesh-Friday

06:30 Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
09:30 Return to the comforts of Maharaja’s Express
09:45 Breakfast onboard
10:15 Maharaja’s Express proceeds for FatehpurSikri
13:30 Lunch onboard
14:30 Arrive into FatehpurSikri
15:30 Visit the deserted Mughal City of FatehpurSikri
18:00 Return to the comforts of Maharaja’s Express
19:30 Enjoy an “Indian Evening” followed by dinner onboard
Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – The Heritage of India

 

Day 8 - Agra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi – Cochin (By Flight)-Saturday

06:45 Arrive into Agra and proceed to visit TajMahal
09:30 Champagne Breakfast at TajKhema
10:45 Return to the comforts of Maharaja’s Express
11:05 Maharaja’s Express proceeds to Delhi
13:00 Lunch onboard
15:30 Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharaja’s Express as your journey comes to an end

You will be met by our executive at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station and he will transfer you to Delhi Airport to board Flight for Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Day 9 - Cochin-Sunday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Later proceed for city tour of Cochin visiting Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace. This palace is also famous for depicting Kerala mural paintings. The palace is built in
the traditional style of Kerala architecture.
Jewish Synagogue Also known as Paradesi Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in the entire Commonwealth of Nations and was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin
Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin
Chinese Fishing Nets unique for their size and phenomenal construction.
St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route from Europe to India died in Kochi. His body was buried
in this church.
In the Evening witness the famous Kathakali dance performance performed by professional artists in an A/C Auditorium
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Day 10 - Cochin – Alleppey (By Private Vehicle 65 Kms, 1 ½ Hrs Drive) and Alleppey – Start 01 Night Houseboat-Monday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Later you are transferred to Alleppey Jetty to board Houseboat. House boating can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people. Cruise through the back waters of  Kerala along the palm fringed waterways and you would be able to breeze past the water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves.
You can also witness the traditional Keralite village lifestyle unchanged for many years. You hear the merchants selling vegetables in a boat while the village people wait at the bank of
Vembanad Lake. Here your crew will prepare delicious Keralite meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
(Houseboat starts at 12 Noon) (Meals Included Lunch and Dinner)
Overnight stay at Premium AC Houseboat

Day 11 - Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey and Alleppey – Kovalam (By Private Vehicle 175 Kms, 4-5 Hrs Drive)-Tuesday

Breakfast in the Houseboat
Later Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey at 10:00 Hrs and proceed for Kovalam. Kovalam is a beach resort in Kerala as there are many beautiful beaches. Upon arrival in Kovalam check in at
your pre booked Hotel.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kovalam

Day 12 - Kovalam-Wednesday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Day at leisure for your personal activities (No Transportation Available)
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kovalam

Day 13 - Kovalam-Thursday

Breakfast in the Hotel
Day at leisure for your personal activities (No Transportation Available)
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kovalam

DAy 14 - Kovalam – Trivandrum (By Private Vehicle 20 Kms, ½ Hrs Drive) and Trivandrum – Mumbai (By Flight)-Friday

Breakfast in the Hotel and Checkout
Our executive will assist and transfer you to Trivandrum Airport to board Flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Day 15 - Leave Mumbai-Saturday

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check out from Hotel and our Executive will assist you and transfer you to Mumbai International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey

END OF SERVICES
Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
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Month Days
October, 2020 24
November, 2020 21
December, 2020 19
January, 2021 16
February, 2021 13
March, 2021 13
April, 2021 10
October, 2021 16
November, 2021 13
December, 2021 11
January, 2022 08
February, 2022 05
March, 2022 05
April, 2022 02
October, 2022 08
November, 2022 05
December, 2022 03, 31
January, 2023 28
February, 2023 25
March, 2023 25

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Award Winning – The Maharajas Express

India… a country with a history as old as time. A country where diverse dynasties have ruled through centuries, leaving their indelible imprint on the landscape, language and culture of the Indian Sub-continent. Majestic Palaces, Forts, Rich natural bounty, Untamed wildlife… there’s so much to soak in and store memories for a lifetime while traversing on the Indian Panorama.

The Indian sub-continent is very vast and to undertake comfortable Luxury trips on various tour circuits will be a tiresome affair.

The tour circuit on this vast Indian landscape is made convenient by the Maharajas’ Express – the latest Luxury Train and provides Luxury on wheels.

It offers five luxury train circuits on wheels to let one choose the best way to discover and explore the treasure trove and amazing Indian kaleidoscope.

The Luxury Tour Circuits on wheels, let one explore exotic locales such as a trip to one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks at Balasinor with opportunity to meet one of the Indian royal family, a trip to the erotic temples of Khajuraho, to participate in the Elephant activities at Jaipur, cocktail & barbeque sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner, champagne breakfast overlooking the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal, boat trip on the Ganges at the holy city of Varanasi – and much more…

The unmatched ambience, contemporary amenities, impeccable service and luxurious decor provide a Royal Tours on board this Palace on wheels.

Maharajas’ Express by providing an Experience Unsurpassed, with its mélange of providing immaculate on-board services and well designed Luxury Tour Circuits had made

The Metropolitan – New Delhi

The Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi is 5-minute drive from Connaught Place, It features an outdoor pool and 3 dining options. Situated in New Delhi’s city centre, it also offers a fitness centre and spa. The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa is 1 km from New Delhi Railway Station, 500 m from Airport Express Metro Station (Shivaji Stadium) and 15 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Stylish air-conditioned rooms feature Indian motifs. Equipped with an iron and a flat-screen TV with cable channels, they also come with a minibar. Private bathrooms feature bath and shower facilities and a hairdryer. Guests can check e-mails at the business centre or relax at the full-service NeoVeda Spa, which offers massage services and a steam room. There is also a shop selling a range of items including hand-woven scarves, an assortment of teas and aromatherapy oils. Sakura Restaurant serves Japanese dishes, while Chutney Bar + Tandoor Restaurant offers Indian delights. The pool-side Zing Restaurant offers international fare and is open round-the-clock. In-room dining is possible.  Hotel has 178 Rooms

Divided in the Category of Deluxe , Club and Executive Suites.

The Lalit – New Delhi

Set in a grand building in bustling Connaught Place, The LALIT New Delhi welcomes guests with its full spa and outdoor pool. It offers an extensive range of 7 dining options, including some 24-hour ones. The Lalit is a 10-minute drive from New Delhi Railway Station, while Indira Gandhi International Airport is 24 km away. Spacious, soundproofed rooms offer subtle touches of Indian culture. Generously furnished with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, some rooms offer an iPod dock. An electric kettle and a minibar are provided in each room. Iron and ironing board can be requested. Guests can experience Ayurvedic and natural therapies at Rejuve spa, or opt for a work out in the fitness centre. Other facilities include a business centre, free private parking and The LaLit Galleria, which features a variety of shops. Dining options include Baluchi Indian restaurant and Woks Chinese restaurant. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar are open all day everyday for dining convenience. The hotel also has a 24-hour pastry shop for sweet cravings. Hotel offers 461 Rooms categorized under Deluxe Rooms , Premier Rooms , Executive Club, Suites

The Claridges New Delhi

Located in Lutyens New Delhi, The Claridges, New Delhi, offers rooms with old-world charm and contemporary furnishings. Just 3 km from the city centre, it has a temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool and 6 dining options. Free WiFi and parking is available. Wooden-floored rooms feature a satellite flat-screen TV and a pillow menu. Each is well-equipped with a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Safety deposit boxes and ironing facilities are available for guests convenience. The hotel has a variety of amenities including a health club. Mediterranean cuisine is served at Sevilla, while Dhaba offers North Indian fare. Pastries are available at Ye Old Bakery Patisserie and Jade serves Chinese food. Choose from beverages at Aura – The Vodka Bar. The Claridges is within 1.5 km from Delhi National Museum and Lodhi Gardens. Within 4 km of the hotel is Connaught Place. It is 13 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi is a blend of Lutyen’s architecture and the royal Indian culture. A pampering spa, 4 dining options and free parking are available. Elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms feature a high-definition flat-screen TV with a DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden furnishings. A 2nd flat-screen TV in the bathroom is a mirror when turned off. The Leela Palace New Delhi is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the India Gate. Indira Gandhi International Airport is 15 km while the Domestic airport is 13 km. The exclusive spa by ESPA offers an Ayurveda inspired day spa menu created for both women and men while rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool offers the panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Guests can also approach the 24-hour front desk to rent a computer or a car. Housed in a modern glass structure, The Qube offers an international and Indian buffet with open kitchens. Other dining options include Le Cirque and MEGU from New York, the award winning restaurants. Indian food is served at Jamavar . Drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel’s 2 bars. Hotel offers 254 Rooms

The Oberoi Mumbai

The Oberoi offers luxury and convenience with its 24-hour spa, fitness and concierge service. It also features 5 food and beverage options offering a variety of cuisines. Free WiFi is available for 30 minutes. The Oberoi Mumbai’s elegant rooms feature wooden floors, large windows offering beautiful views and en suite bathroom separated by a glass panel with electronic blinds. Rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, tea/coffee maker and iPod docking station. Free local newspapers are available. Guests can relax with a swim at the outdoor heated pool or enjoy shopping at the high-end shopping arcade. The Oberoi Spa offers a variety of treatments and therapies. Guest services include 24-hour laundry service and babysitting. European, Asian and Indian specialities are featured on the menu at Fenix, alongside traditional Japanese delicacies. Vetro serves Italian dishes, while Indian cuisine can be savoured at Ziya. The Eau Bar overlooks the Arabian sea and features a live Jazz band. The Champagne Lounge serves an extensive selection of Champagne and teas. Situated at Nariman Point at the end of Marine Drive, The Oberoi Mumbai is a 45-minute drive from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. A 20-minute drive leads to the railway station. Hotel Offers 287 Rooms

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai

Trident Bandra Kurla provides an outdoor swimming pool and full spa services. Concierge services and room service are available 24 hours. Stylish with accents of red, the air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD Player and iPod connections. A well-stocked minibar and a personal safe are also included. En suite bathrooms come with either a shower or a bathtub. Trident Bandra Kurla is located in North Mumbai, a 15-minute drive from the domestic airport. It is a 20-minute drive from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and a 40-minute drive from Western Railway Terminus. Botticino restaurant serves fine wine and Italian dishes, while 022 restaurant offers an interactive sushi bar, as well as Western and Asian food. Other dining options include regional Indian food at Maya restaurant and salads at Trident Patisserie & Delicatessen. At Trident Spa & Fitness Centre, guests can look forward to relaxing massage treatments or a good workout at the gym. Hotel offers 436 Rooms

Taj Mahal Palace , Mumbai

Standing majestically opposite the Gateway of India, this iconic 5-star hotel features a landscaped pool, fitness facilities and a first-rate spa. The hotel provides 11 dining options. Hotel offers 560 Rooms. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower is 2 km from Mumbai’s city centre and 32 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Free parking is available. Featuring a private balcony, elegant rooms are tastefully furnished with fine linen and classic wood furnishings. They offer the comfort of a flat-screen TV, sofa and luxurious bathrooms that feature a bathtub. Enjoy the use of steam rooms and sauna facilities after an energizing workout at the well-equipped gym. Attentive staff at Taj Mahal Palace offer childcare, tour and concierge services. Hearty meals featuring Indian specialities are availabe at Masala Kraft. Other dining highlights include Golden Dragon Chinese restaurant, Mediterranean fare at Souk and Wasabi Japanese restaurant.

Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa Kovalam

The 16 acre Taj Green Cove has a kilometer of coastline, Balinese style villas nestled on a hillock overlooking the Ocean with a lagoon in between. Ayurveda and Jiva spa lead by a Naturopathy Doctor. Wellness Spa therapies as well as A holistic Wellness Routine is crafted on request by our Wellness Doctor. The Seaview villas, suites, exclusive Pool Villas as well as Tropical Garden view rooms are all architected in a Balinese Style with exquisite wooden furnishing, 24 hour in-room dining. All Villas havebeen particularly designed to blend into the tropical gardens around, the bathrooms embodying a unique stone sculpture garden. Sprawling lawns and wooden walkways along the coastline, jogging trails allow guests to run along different terrains, down the hillock from their rooms, along the lagoon and seaside. Sunsets are photographed along with high tea and typical Kerala snacks hosted by the Taj Green Cove every evening. Children and adults enjoy a tranquil evening country boat ride along the lagoon. If tranquility is what you are looking for, the beach beds along the coastline will have you asking for more. The Infinity Pool and Fitness center overlook the lagoon & the ocean, the Ayurveda Spa room has a private plunge pool and dining nook. All Jiva Spa treatment rooms have a private stone sculpture garden view. The kid’s activity room has carom and other board games, books, toys along with a full-time care- taker and baby-sitting services on request. The Seaside Specialty Restaurant “Bait” is uniquely located with the tranquil backwaters to one side and the roaring Arabian Sea with sandy dining as its facade. The world-renowned “Bait” is also frequented for its exhaustive variety of vegetarian platters and wood-fired marinades give plenty of options for every palate. An all-day Diner “Jasmine Bay” offers poolside dining with Asian and Continental menus. The Taj Green Cove is a 20 minute drive from the Trivandrum International airport.

The Leela Kovalam

The Leela sits on a cliff, offering panoramic views of the Kovalam shoreline and the Arabian Sea. The Leela Kovalam offers Rooms and Suites starting from 474 sq ft (44 sq mt). It has 125 Garden and Beach View rooms, 49 Club rooms: includes dedicated Butler and exclusive Club Spa and Gymnasium, 9 Suites: includes dedicated Butler and exclusive Club Spa and Gymnasium. Rooms at The Leela Kovalam Beach combine wooden décor with modern amenities like a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Each room provides views of the garden or the sea. Dining Options Include The Terrace (all day dining); The Tides (Beach side Sea food restaurant); The Cafe (at The Club); The Bar and The Sky Bar. The Leela Kovalam Beach is 14 km away from Trivandrum City and the famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Trivandrum International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.

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