Maharajas Express - The Heritage of India

(9 days)

Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi

It doesnt matter if you are an avid traveler and explorer or you simply wish to soak in some more culture and heritage India’s diversity has to offer. This package is designed to satisfy all such needs. beginning from the bustling epicenter Mumbai, your journey will take you through the fabled Ajanta caves before you reach the monumental forts and Palaces of Rajasthan. You will also be taken to the renowned site of the Taj Mahal, a small token that symbolizes love more important than life. The main idea behind the places and plan is to allow our guests to experience the true hospitality of India and gives them a chance to immerse themselves in the local culture. Staying true to the royal nature of the trip, you can expect events such as a sundowner with cocktails among sand dunes and an exhibition of Elephant Polo Matches to be a sure addition.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Honeymoon

At a Glance

Mumbai (1 night), Aurangabad (1 night), Udaipur (1 night), Jodhpur (1 night), Bikaner (1 night), Jaipur (1 night), Agra (1 night), Delhi (1 night), Delhi (0 night)


Tour Highlights

  • As old as from 2nd Century B.C., the Ajanta caves are the first wonder to be visited during the trip
  • Explore the fabled city of Mumbai, a place where dreams truly can come true for those that pursue them hard enough.
  • Visit the tourist sites of City Palace and the Crystal Gallery in Udaipur. You can also have a glance at the Royal family’s Vintage Car Collection or witness the colourful and enthralling Sound and Light show that takes place in the Palace.
  • You will then be taken to Jodhpur where visits to a local village and the famous Ivlehrangark Fort have been arranged.
  • If you seek to purchase some quality Indian gemstone jewels, Bikaner is the perfect destination. Besides that you also have the option of visiting the Deshnok, a Rat Temple, the majestic Lalgark Palace Museum or you may even visit a Camel breeding Farm where you can be a part of a camel cart procession.
  • As you make your way to the Junagarh fortress you can attend sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performances on the sand dunes just as the blue blooded would on a casual day to lighten things up.
  • At the amazing city of Jaipur we have a number of enchanting experiences lined up for you such as an enthralling match of elephant polo and an exclusive dinner served with prized champagne.
  • Experience the serenity of nature at the Ranthambore National Park and visit the historical Fatehpur Sikri fort.
  • Sip on some champagne or nibble at your breakfast before you head over to the Taj Mahal in Agra.
  • Take our guided tour to witness all that Delhi has to offer to passionate tourists.

Detailed Itinerary


Mumbai (1 night)

Days  ( 1 - 2 )

Mumbai

Mumbai

The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.

Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.

Activities

On arrival Trip To India Representative will meet and transfer to hotel.

Following day transfer to Taj Mahal Hotel for train boarding registration.

  • 1300 Welcome & Registration at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel(Passengers assembles between 1300 to 1500).
  • 1545 Transfer to Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai to board Maharajas' Express.
  • 1640 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Ajanta
  • 1930 Dinner on-board. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Aurangabad (1 night)

Days  ( 2 - 3 )

Aurangabad

Aurangabad

While this city managed to stay out of focus during most part of India’s history, it only made its mark in the map during the rule of Mogul King Aurangzeb, when he made it his capital city between 1653 and 1707. This brief period was sufficient for it to optimize its glory years, witnessing the construction of some of the most fascinating monuments one has seen.

Activities

  • 0630 Breakfast on-board
  • 0740 Proceed for excursion to Ajanta Caves
  • 1330 Return to the Maharajas' Express for lunch on board. Evening at leisure.
  • 1345 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Udaipur
  • 1930 Dinner on-board. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Udaipur (1 night)

Days  ( 3 - 4 )

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur is a noted tourist destination in Rajasthan and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in India. The city looks marvelous with Lake Pichola on one side and the Aravalli ranges on the other. Besides, Udaipur is also dotted with beautiful palaces, havelis, and forts that remind us of the wonderful architecture of the past.

Activities

  • 0800 Breakfast on-board
  • 1000 Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for Boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
  • 1345 Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace/ Jagmandir Palace
  • 1500 Return to the train for a relaxed afternoon OR may continue with shopping tour visiting local market OR may also opt for the optional service Spa facilities at 5 Star hotels in Udaipur OR private shopping tour OR Sound and Light show(if time permits).
  • 2000 Dinner on-board
  • 2200 Maharajas' Express proceeds for Jodhpur. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Jodhpur (1 night)

Days  ( 4 - 5 )

Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Often referred to as the “Sun City”, it is named so because of the bright sunny weather that continues to bless these lands all year round. This enchanting dessert city was founded by the then chief of the Rathore Clan, Rao Jodha way back in 1459. Formerly referred to as Marwar, this is the second largest city in the state and offers charming experiences through the Old and New parts.

Activities

  • 0730 The Morning at leisure on board OR can avail the Optional tour to Bishno village (if time permits). OR you may also choose to enjoy Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel.
  • 1230 Lunch on-board
  • 1430 Following lunch, disembark and proceed to Visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market OR you may also choose to enjoy spa facilities at 5 star hotel OR visit to Umaid Bhawan palace Museum and Jaswant Thada OR private shopping tour.
  • 1800 Proceed for an exclusive Royal Cocktail Dinner with cultural performance(puppet show) at Hanwant Mahal followed by fireworks.
  • 2015 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express And Leaves for Bikaner. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express

 

Bikaner (1 night)

Days  ( 5 - 6 )

Bikaner

Bikaner

The vibrant desert town of Bikaner has historically been a significant trading point for desert caravans. While it is one of the less dominating tourist destinations, it is home to some exquisite accommodations designed to give you a true Rajasthani feel. In addition to this, this town also has a rather busy camel safari scene that allows you to avoid the rush in Jaisalmer.

Activities

  • 0800 Enjoy countryside while having breakfast on-board
  • 1000 Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on-board OR you may also choose optional activities such as visit to Lalgarh Museum OR Deshnok (the Rat Temple).
  • 1300 Lunch on-board
  • 1400 Visit to Junagarh Fort
  • 1600 From Junagarh Fort Proceed for Sundowners at the Sand Dunes. En-route tea break at Gajner Palace
  • 2015 Later Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express
  • 2130 Train leaves for Jaipur. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Jaipur (1 night)

Days  ( 6 - 7 )

Jaipur

Jaipur

The capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is reminiscent of the royal way of life that was once integral to this region. Today it is fondly referred to as the “Pink City” because of the trademark structures that sit here.

Activities

  • 0800 Breakfast on-board.
  • 0930 Arrive into Jaipur. Proceed for a visit to the Amber Fort.
  • 1230 Proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for an exclusive Elephant activity where guests may choose t indulge to paint them, feed them or take a joy ride followed by lunch.
  • 1600 Post lunch Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express OR you may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at Palace hotel OR private shopping tour OR golfing at Rambagh Golf club OR Visit to City Palace & The Observatory (Jantar Mantar)
  • 2000 Dinner on board
  • 2130 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)

 

Agra (1 night)

Days  ( 7 - 8 )

Agra

Agra

Home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, the city of Agra throngs with tourists all year round. Reminiscent of the glory that was once the Mogul Empire, this city is seeping in history and gorgeous architecture.

Activities

  • 0630 Breakfast on Board and Proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park
  • 0930 Return to the Maharajas' Express.
  • 1100 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch on board.
  • 1445 Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri
  • 1515 Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • 1800 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express
  • 2000 Enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner on-board. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Delhi (1 night)

Days  ( 8 - 9 )

Delhi

Delhi

Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.

Activities

  • 0700 Arrive into Agra and Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
  • 0930 Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema
  • 1045 Return to the Maharajas' Express.
  • 1105 The Maharajas' Express proceeds for Delhi
  • 1300 Lunch on-board
  • 1530 Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!


  • On arrival meet and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free and overnight at hotel.

 

Delhi (0 night)

Days  ( 9 - 9 )

Delhi

Delhi

Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.

Activities

In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.

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Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi

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"Dear Mr. Dhir, I wish to thank you for coordinating all the arrangements to make our trip to Rajasthan a memorable one. Thank you again for your time and efforts."

-Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

(Riyadh)