The Indian Mharaja Train Tour
The Indian Maharaja Deccan Odyssy train offers 2 journeys one beginning from Mumbai and covering destinations such as historical caves at Aurangabad, ‘city of lakes’ Udaipur, call of the wild at Ranthambore National Park, ‘pink city’ Jaipur, avian paradise Bharatpur, World Heritage Site and a ‘ghost town’ Fatehpur Sikri, beacon of immortal love Taj Mahal in Agra and national capital Delhi. The other journey begins from Delhi and covers the same destinations in reverse order. Details of the Indian Maharaja itinerary with destinations and off train activities are mentioned below to assist you in planning your journey on board this Indian luxury train.
Mumbai to Delhi Delhi to Mumbai
Day 1 – Mumbai
Arrive in the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus by about 16:00 hours and enjoy a traditional welcome by the attendants of the Indian Maharaja. As they escort you to your luxury cabins, you will see your fantasy of traveling in a luxury Indian train coming true, just before your eyes.
Dinner will be served aboard the train and swiftly you will proceed towards the first destination in the circuit – Aurangabad.
Day 2 – Aurangabad
In the morning you will arrive in Daulatabad located in Aurangabad. Post breakfast you will move towards the Ellora Caves, grand ancient wonders housed in Maharashtra, mostly visited for the impeccable art done on hard rocks. The beauty of the magnificently adorned Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples will simply take your breath away. Post lunch in a city hotel, move on to the Ajanta Caves that are located at a distance of about 100 km away. The Ajanta Caves are fondly visited for its splendid cave paintings that depict Buddhist religious art.
From Ajanta, drive down to Daulatabad where the Indian Maharaja has already arrived. Dinner will be served onboard and you will then proceed towards Udaipur.
Day 3 – Udaipur
On the 3rd day of the trip, you will arrive in the historical city of Udaipur, a significant destination in Rajasthan. Popularly known as the city of lakes, Udaipur is home to a number of monuments depicting Rajputana styles of architecture and also several forts and palaces. After a delectable brunch aboard the train, you will embark on sightseeing trails through the heart of the city. City Palace, Sahelion ki Baari, the Crystal Gallery, and the Jagdish Temple are a few of the most noteworthy places that you will visit on this day.
Dinner will be organized in a luxury city hotel.
Return to the train and travel down the next destination – Sawai Madhopur.
Day 4 – Sawai Madhopur
The plentiful wildlife housed within the Ranthambore National Park attracts and invites guests to come here throughout the year. The abundant tiger population is the most significant feature to look out for, while here. As they remain active throughout the day, you can visit the park at any time and feast on wonderful visuals of the royal animal. A morning safari and an afternoon safari (post lunch) will more than make your journey exciting and complete.
Retire for the day in the evening in the cozy comforts of your train coach and travel down to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan and the next destination of the Indian Maharaja journey.
Day 5 – Jaipur
Several forts, palaces, grand havelis, and gardens call Jaipur their home. No wonder, tourists flock to it throughout the year! The guests of the Indian Maharaja will be treated to a sumptuous breakfast, in the true Rajasthani style and then taken across the city to the various points of attractions including the Amer Fort, the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, and the Jantar Mantar.
Return to the Indian Maharaja Luxury train in the evening for some leisure moments and to travel to Agra.
Dinner will be served onboard the train.
Day 6 – Fatehpur Sikri/ Agra
You will arrive early morning in Agra.
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Agra – the land of the Taj Mahal! One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal epitomizes the love between Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. Other than the Taj, Agra is also home to the Agra Fort and a host of other monuments dating back to the Mughal era.
All meals to be served abord the Indian Maharaja – Deccan Odyssey train. Overnight stay in the train.
Day 7 – Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the national capital and the melting point of several cultures. Post-breakfast, embark on tours across the city and visit the topmost attractions housed here such as Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, and the India Gate. In the evening, the cocktails and grand dinner aboard the train will surely bring the 8 day sojourn to a spectacular finish.
Overnight stay onboard the train.
Day 8 – Depart Delhi
Your journey will end on the 8th day morning when after breakfast you will be received at the station and given a great farewell. You will proceed towards your respective destinations; sweet memories of the trip will however accompany you.
SCHEDULE – 2011/12 Season
|Month||Depart Date from Mumbai|
|October 2011||12, 26|
|November 2011||09, 23|
|February 2012||08, 22|
TOUR 2: 7 Nights Delhi to Mumbai Indian Maharaja Train Tour
Depart Dates from Delhi :
Day 1 : Wed : Delhi depart
Day 2 : Thu (Morning) : City of Taj-Agra
Day 2 : Thu (Evening) : Bharatpur bird Sanctuary
Day 3 : Fri : Pink city of Jaipur
Day 4 : Sat : Ranthambhore Tiger reserve
Day 5 : Sun : Lake city of Udaipur
Day 6 : Mon : Ellora Cave temples & Aurangabad Fort
Day 7 : Tue : Ajanta Cave frescoes
Day 8 : Wed : Mumbai arrive
SCHEDULE – 2011/12 Season
|Month||Depart Date from Delhi|
|October 2011||05, 19|
|November 2011||02, 16, 30|
|February 2012||15, 29|
Silver class : Stay in deluxe cabins, all transfers, tours and excursion by air-conditioned luxury coaches.
Gold Class : Stay in deluxe cabins, all transfers, tours and excursions by air-conditioned private car with private language failing English speaking local guides (different guides in different cities, guide not staying on the Train with clients, only English Speaking naturalist for jungle safari).
Platinum Class : Stay in Presidential suite, all transfers, tours and excursions by air-conditioned private car with private language failing English speaking local guides (different guides in different cities, guide not staying on the Train with clients, only English Speaking naturalist for jungle safari).
Tariff Cost Includes :
- All meals starting from Dinner on Wednesday till Breakfast on day 08 i.e. next Wednesday.
- Entrances to monuments, National Park and other places of visits as per program.
- 02 Jungle Safari by canters at Ranthambhore (even for Gold class). Jeep safaris for Platinum class
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola (subject to water levels).
- Gala Dinner at Durbar Hall at Fateh Prakash Palace-Udaipur or Gala Dinner at City Palace-Jaipur
- Services of English Speaking guides for sightseeing as per booking class.
- Mineral water, Tea and Coffee throughout the journey.
Extra Costs (Not Included)
- Any drinks (soft drinks, cocktails or liquor) whether on board the train or at land hotels will be payable directly.
- Camera/ video camera charges, insurance, any airfare, airport tax
- Facilities at Conference car, Business centre, Beauty Saloon and Spa.
- Tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Anything which is not mentioned in the “inclusions” section above.
Booking Procedure :
- We require Names/Nationality of all the passengers
- Booking will be confirmed on receipt of USD 1000 advance deposit per person ,which is non refundable & non-adjustable.
- Balance /Full payment: must reach us at least 90 days before tour departure.
Payment Options :
- Either by Credit Card Authorization or via Bank Transfer
Cancellation Policy :
- Minimum US$ 1000 per person will be charge before 90 days of tour depart
- 30% ticket value will be retained, if cancelled 89 – 60 days prior to commencement of Train journey.
- 50% ticket value will be retained, if cancelled 59 – 45 days prior to commencement of Train journey.
- 100% ticket value will be retained, if cancelled 44 days prior to commencement of Train journey.