Heritage of India
- Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms.
- All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits Butler service.
- Guided off train excursions as illustrated in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide.
- Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board. Porterage at stations.
- Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Taxes, Insurance, Gratuities.
- Telephone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands of wines, spirits, beer served in the restaurants and bar)
- Video, film and professional still camera fees.
- Maharajas’ Express Exclusions Arrival and departure transfers.
- International and domestic air tickets.
- Pre and post tour accommodation and any tour extensions are not included unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys.
THE HERITAGE OF INDIA
The journey begins at Bollywood city of India and end at the national capital, Delhi. In this Indian heritage luxury tour our guests get to admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site followed by a visit to the Venice of East, Udaipur. Our royal guests also catch the glimpse of regality of Rajasthan and visit the majestic Mehrangarh fort at Jodhpur and also enjoy sundowner cocktails with a sumptuous barbeque on the charming sand dunes of Bikaner. Our guests also soak in the iridescence of Pink City, Jaipur, catch the glimpse of elusive tigers from close quarters at Ranthambore and relearn the meaning of beauty and love at Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. To make our heritage train tours an unforgettable affair, Maharajas’ Express, world’s leading luxury train provides all this in utmost lavishness and opulence.
DAY 01- Mumbai
Heritage of India begins it tour with a grand welcome which is carried with Indian Customs.
Check in at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. (Reporting time is 1430 hrs). The guest are escorted to Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai to board The Express. The Maharaja Express then begins their Indian Heritage Luxury tours.
The Express then leaves for Ajanta where our guests have their brief affair with the rich Indian history. Guests can satiate their hunger with a sumptuous on-board dinner and then spend the overnight in lavish cabins and suites of Maharajas’.
DAY 02- Ajanta
Begin your day with an on-board breakfast. After, the breakfast proceed for excursion to Ajanta Caves. This excursion will give a perfect start to the luxurious heritage tour. Return to the Maharajas’ Express and have your lunch on board. Spend your evening at leisure.
The Maharaja’s Express then proceeds for Udaipur; the second destination of Heritage of India. Enjoy the dinner served on board and spend the night on Maharaja’s Express.
DAY 03- Udaipur
The day begins with breakfast served on board. As soon as guests arrive in City of lakes, Udaipur
They proceed for a rejuvenating boat ride on the calm waters of Lake Pichola followed by visit to grandiose City Palace which also has a vast collection of ancient miniature paintings and Crystal Gallery. In our iconic Indian heritage luxury tours guests can also peek into Indian artistry.
Guests can then have a royal lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace in the premises of city Palace.
One can either choose to return to the train for a relaxed afternoon or may also opt for the optional services like
- Spa facilities at 5 Star hotel in Udaipur
- Private shopping tour
- Sound and Light show (if time permits).
Have a lavish dinner in our thematic restaurants-Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal.
Maharajas’ Express then proceeds for Jodhpur, third destination in Heritage of India tour and guests can spend their night comfortably on the Maharajas’ Express.
DAY 04 – Jodhpur
Have refreshing breakfast on-board. After that either spend the morning at leisure on board or one can choose to
- Avail the Optional tour to Bishnoi village (if time permits)
- Enjoy Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel.
Lunch on-board. After lunch guests proceed to visit the archaic Mehrangarh Fort followed by walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market. Guests can experience like locales of the city in our special Heritage Train Tours with a joy ride on Tuk-tuks.
Guests can then proceed for an exclusive Royal Cocktail Dinner with cultural performance, a highlight of our Heritage of India (puppet show), at Hanwant Mahal. Then they return back to Maharaja Express which leaves for its next destination – Bikaner.
DAY 05 – Bikaner
The guest can enjoy their breakfast on board by the view of country side. As guests arrive in Bikaner they can either choose to relax on-board or may also choose to visit either
- Lalgarh Museum- where you can witness the architectural marvel of Rajasthan
- Deshnok (Rat Temple) – About 600 year old and is known for its sacred rats.
Guest have their lunch on-board and then proceed to visit Junagarh Fort. Then they proceed for sundowners cocktails amidst the picturesque Sand Dunes. En-route tea break at Gajner Palace. Our Indian heritage luxury tours are exemplars of fun with luxury and our guests experience the same as they arrive at the sand dunes and are greeted by cocktails, barbeque and folk dances. Later return to the comforts of the Maharajas’ Express and the opulent train leaves for Pink City-Jaipur.
DAY 06 – Jaipur
Begin your day with an on-board breakfast. Arrive in Jaipur and begin your visit to the Amber Fort.
After that guests proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace where they can get a closer look at the heritage of India for and also indulge in an elephant activity where guests may choose to paint them, feed them or take a regal[Royale ride] ride followed by lunch.
After lunch guests can either return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express or may choose from optional activities such as
- Spa facilities at 5 star hotel
- Private shopping tour
- Golfing at Rambagh Golf club
- Visit to City Palace and the Observatory (Jantar Mantar).
Guests have their dinner on board.
DAY 07 – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri
Guests proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park and then Have a breakfast on Board. The Maharajas’ Express then proceeds for ancient Mughal capital, Fatehpur Sikri and guests have their lunch on board.Arrive in Fatehpur Sikri and visit the deserted Mughal city.Guests later return to the Maharajas’ Express and enjoy an “Indian Evening” followed by dinner on-board; a speciality of our Heritage Train Tour. Guests spend their night on the Maharajas’ Express. The train start off to its next destination Agra.
DAY 08 – Agra – Delhi
Arrive into the last destination of The Heritage of India tour, Agra and proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.- monumental icon of love. Enjoy a Champagne Breakfast feast atop Taj Khema. The Maharajas’ Express proceeds for its last stop, the national capital- Delhi.Relish the last lunch of the tour on-board.
Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express and The Heritage of India tour as your journey comes to an end with the beautiful memories!