On this journey visit the world’s greatest monument of love-the Taj Mahal, spot the exclusive Tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan at Jaipur. Cochin or Kochi Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. The city is marked by influences of Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, Portuguese,Chinese and the British city as well as that of the Indian rule of Chera Dynasty followed by rule of the Feudal Lords. Cruise on a 120-foot-long abodes of luxury glide along the placid backwaters of Alleppey and provide you with a stunning view of endless paddy fields and swaying coconut trees as they surround you on all sides and lean over the waters as if they’re admiring their own reflection. The serenity and quietude on the beach is beyond description, so much so that Marari Beach has been enlisted among the top five hammock beaches of the world by National Geographic Survey. The ambience is rather on the peaceful side with very few sports or activities available. It is mostly meant for nature lovers who are looking for some solitude or to spend some time soaking in the ataraxy and the idyllic setting. The beach reverberates with pristine beauty and is sure to transport you to a haven of natural exquisitivity.
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi-Friday
Today you are met at the Indira Gandhi Airport Terminal 3 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 Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi-Saturday
Breakfast in the Hotel Later our executive will introduce you to your Guide who would then take you for a full day city tour of New and Old Delhi visiting Qutab Minar – which is the tallest brick minaret in the world, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate – a war memorial which was built to salute the brave Indian soldiers of the British Army who lost their lives in World War 1, Rastrapati Bhawan or the President’s House and the Parliament Street where you can see various government buildings, Raj Ghat the cremation place of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and the Chandni Chowk After the city tour you return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi
Day 3 - Board Train Maharaja Express: Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi and Agra, Uttar Pradesh: 0930 hrs-Sunday
Breakfast at the Hotel and Checkout Later our executive will assist and transfer you in a Private Air Conditioned Car to Delhi Safdarjung railway station to board Maharajas Express The Treasures of India 08:15 Welcome and Check in at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station 09:15 Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Agra 09:30 Brunch onboard 10:45 Tour Briefing onboard 14:15 Arrive into Agra 14:30 Proceed to visit the TajMahal 18:30 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. You can choose optional activities –Spa at a Hotel or Mohabbat the Taj Show 19:00 Dinner onboard Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – Treasures of India
Day 4 - Agra, Uttar Pradesh and Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan-Monday
07:00 Proceed to visit the Agra Fort or you may choose optional activity to visit ItmadudDaula 09:00 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 09:15 Breakfast onboard 10:45 Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Ranthambore 13:00 Lunch onboard 15:15 Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park 18:15 Return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express 18:45 Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Jaipur 20:00 Dinner onboard 20:30 Maharajas’ Express arrives at Jaipur Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – Treasures of India
Day 5 - Jaipur-Tuesday
07:00 Breakfast onboard 08:00 Proceed to visit the Amber Fort following which you may choose Optional Activities – Spa at a hotel or a visit to City Palace and Observatory (JantarMantar) or Private Shopping Tour 12:00 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 13:30 Lunch onboard 17:00 Proceed for Dinner at Rambagh Palace 21:00 Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 22:30 Maharaja’s Express proceeds to Delhi Overnight Stay at Luxury Train Maharajas Express – Treasures of India
Day 6 - Delhi (Train Disembark) & Delhi – Cochin (By Flight)-Wednesday
08:00 Breakfast onboard 10:00 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 7 - Cochin-Thursday
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 8 - Cochin – Alleppey (By Private Vehicle 65 Kms, 1 ½ Hrs Drive) & Alleppey – Start 01 Night Houseboat-Friday
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 9 - Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey & Alleppey – Marari (By Private Vehicle 20 Kms, ½ Hrs Drive)-Saturday
Breakfast in the Houseboat Later Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey at 10:00 Hrs and proceed for Marari. A small beautiful beach village with vast area of water, land and swaying palm trees. Upon arrival in Marari check in at your pre booked Hotel Overnight stay at the Hotel in Marari
Day 10 - Marari-Sunday
Breakfast in the Hotel Day at leisure for your personal activities (No Transportation Available) Overnight stay at the Hotel in Marari
Day 11 - Marari-Monday
Breakfast in the Hotel Day at leisure for your personal activities (No Transportation Available) Overnight stay at the Hotel in Marari
Day 12 - Marari – Cochin (By Private Vehicle 60 Kms, 1 ½ Hrs Drive) & Cochin – Mumbai (By Flight)-Tuesday
Breakfast in the Hotel and Checkout Our executive will assist and transfer you to Cochin 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 13 - Leave Mumbai-Wednesday
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. Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.
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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
Marari Beach Resort
Marari Beach Resort offers a sea-side village experience. Located 9.7 km from Alleppey and 14.5 km from Kumarakom, it has an outdoor pool while beachside dining is available. The spacious and airy villas have an authentic thatched roofing and come with full length windows, partly opened bathrooms and a private pool or garden views. Each includes a safety deposit box, kettle and minibar. Guests can savour the fresh catch of the day grilled to perfection at the Beach Grill restaurant, and indulge in multi-cuisine delicacies at Chakara restaurant. There is a Palm Shack for organized special dinners.You can handpick fresh ingredients for your meal from the vast Organic Farm. Witness the preparation of your food using these ingredients at the cooking demo, and dig into a sumptuous meal at the Farm Kitchen Restaurant. Marari Beach Resort is 3 km from Mararikulam Railway Station. Cochin International Airport is 62.8 km away.
Xandari Pearl Marari
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Marari Pearl is located just 100 m from the scenic Marari Beach. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. The accommodation will provide you with air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring bathrobes, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries and slippers. Extras include a desk, bed linen and a fan. At Marari Pearl you will find an Ayurvedic spa, a gift shop, a library . Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. It is 7 km from Arthungal Church and 14 km from Alleppey Beach. It is 16 km from both the Alleppey Bus Station and Alleppey Railway Station while the Cochin International Airport is 75 km away. The in-house restaurant serves Indian, Chinese and continental delicacies. Room service is available for in-room dining comforts.