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Maharaja Express

Maharaja Express - Luxury Train Packages in India

Maharaja Express is the gem in the crown of luxurious trains of India. The train offers 5 amazing pan-Indian itineraries including The Indian Splendor, the Heritage of India, Treasures of India, Gems of India and the Indian Panorama. Offering one of the most expansive and luxury tours of India, the train takes the passengers into the royal era of Insdian Maharajas and giving the true feel of that time. Flagged off in the year 2010, Maharajas Express is the latest addition in luxury offerings of India. It is comprised of 14 guest carriages accommodating 88 guests on board. The train has 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suites and 1 lavish Presidential Suite. All of these offer stylish facilities like 5 star hotel. A journey on Maharajas Express brings a beautiful experience for its passengers allowing them to enjoy an unforgettable India travel that they have never had before.


The Indian Splendor
Duration:
8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered:Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor – Mumbai

Treasures of India
Duration:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Destinations Covered:Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

The Indian Panorama
Duration:
8 Days and 7 Nights
Destinations Covered:Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi

The Heritage of India
Duration:
8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered:Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

Gems of India
Duration:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Destinations Covered:D elhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

 

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Facilities & Services

Maharaja Express offers a comfortable journey to its passengers along with following facilities and services.

* 24x7 Room Service
* Centrally Air Conditioning
* LCD Television with Satellite Connection
* Writing Desk
* Private Bath
* Padded Beds
* Direct Dial Phones
* Electronic Safe
* Wi-Fi Internet
* Souvenir Shop

Restaurants & Bar

Mayur Mahal: It offers a classic ambiance and offers a range of gourmet cuisines. The restaurant has 42 seating capacity and serves an array of world cuisines prepared by expert chefs.

Rang Mahal: The restaurant has a serene ambiance and chic furnishing. With a seating capacity of 42 guests, it serves an eclectic melange of cuisines.

Safari Bar: A well-stocked lounge bar serving an array of tempting starters and snacks. It has an attached library.

 

Maharaja Express - Tariff

Per person in US $*
2013-2014

Maharajas' Express

Deluxe Cabin
Twin/Double

Junior Suite
Twin/Double

Suite Double
Double

Presidential Suite
Suite

The Indian Splendour

 

 

 

 

(8 Days/ 7 Nights) Adult

$5,980

$9,460

$13,800

$23,700

Single Supplement

$4,510

$8,520

$13,800

$23,700

Child ( 5-12 yrs)

$2,990

$4,730

$6,900

$11,900

The Heritage of India

 

 

 

 

(8 Days/7 Nights) Adult

$6,840

$9,890

$13,800

$23,700

Single Supplement

$5,160

$8,910

$13,800

$23,700

Child ( 5-12 yrs)

$3,420

$4,950

$6,900

$11,900

Treasures of India

 

 

 

 

(4 Days/3 Nights) Adult

$3,850

$4,950

$7,600

$12,900

Single Supplement

$2,910

$4,460

$7,600

$12,900

Child ( 5-12 yrs)

$1,930

$2,480

$3,800

$6,500

Gems of India

 

 

 

 

(4 Days/3 Nights) Adult

$3,850

$4,950

$7,600

$12,900

Single Supplement

$2,910

$4,460

$7,600

$12,900

Child ( 5-12 yrs)

$1,930

$2,480

$3,800

$6,500

The Indian Panorama

 

 

 

 

(8 Days/7 Nights) Adult

$5,980

$9,460

$13,800

$23,700

Single Supplement

$4,510

$8,520

$13,800

$23,700

Child ( 5-12 yrs)

$2,990

$4,730

$6,900

$11,900

3.09% service tax will be charged extra as applicable.
There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas (25th December) and New Year (1st January)

The above tariff and itineary is subject to revise without prior notice.
Tariff is inclusive of cost of travel and accommodation, catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches, entrance fee for monuments and palaces and cultural entertainment. Tariff does not include liquor, laundry, video cameras and other items of personal nature.

 

Terms & Conditions

Booking Policy:
You can pay the entire amount one time or can make booking by paying 25% amount of the tour cost at least 90 days or more prior to the date of journey. Rest amount should be paid latest by 60 days before the tour. If booking is done before 59 or less days to the departure of the tour, 100% payment has to be made to confirm booking.

If it is not done, the request will not be accepted and booking will be cancelled taking relevant cancellation charges.

After done with payment formalities, you or your agent will receive a confirmation call and email. Check immediately to rectify any kind of error, if any. The final document along with itinerary and voucher will be sent to you before 14 days of the date of departure.

After paying the booking amount, you will receive an acknowledgement for it.
You will have to pay the bank charges.
The rate of exchange on the date of the transaction will be applicable.
The company reserves the right to decline your booking for any tour or to cancel your booking without any reason.

Cancellation Policy:
* 25% of total amount if cancellation is done 90 days or more prior to departure date.
* 50% of total amount if cancellation is done 89-60 days prior to departure date.
* 100% of total amount if cancellation is done 59-0 days prior to departure date.

No show/ En-route Termination of Tour/Amendment:
* In case of No Show and non-arrival of passengers, no refund or adjustment will be done. The whole amount will be forfeited.
* If guest doesn't complete his trip, for any reason, no refund or adjustment will be done.
* Amendment is only possible in special cases like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problems (needs doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds will be made in any case and no amendment can be done if booking of groups or complete train is done.

Maharaja Express - Schedule

2013 - 2014

Gems of India

4 Days / 3 Nights Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

9th

6th

23rd

3rd and 17th

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2nd and 30th

27th

25th

 

Departure Dates - Year 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

22nd

19th

19th

16th

Heritage of India

8 Days / 7 Nights Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

26th

23rd

23rd

 

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

19th

16th

14th

 

Departure Dates - Year 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

11th

8th

8th

5th

Indian Panorama

8 Days / 7 Nights Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Gwalior-Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

12th

9th

9rd

6th

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

5th

2nd and 30th

28th

 

Departure Dates - Year 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

25th

22nd

22nd

-

Indian Splendour

8 Days / 7 Nights Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

16th

16th

16th

 

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

12th

9th

7th

 

Departure Dates - Year 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

4th

1st

1st and 29th

 

Treasures of India

4 Days / 3 Nights Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

6th

3th

3rd and 31st

14th

Departure Dates - Year 2013

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

27th

24th

22nd

 

Departure Dates - Year 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

19th

16th

16th

13th

* Off Season

Maharajas Express - General Information

ON BOARD THE MAHARAJAS' EXPRESS
A train that never falls short of promising you a royal experience, The Maharajas' Express features five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for a grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows - a design marvel,just so, that you can savour every bit of magnificent India. All passenger Cabins come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India. LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet, to name a few. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained through the royal journey. Just a small reminder for those who are used to a different power supply, the Maharajas' Express is equipped with 110/230V sockets. Every cabin also has its own electronic safe deposit box.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Please find below some general information to assist you with your planning for your journey aboard the Maharajas' Express

MAHARAJAS' DINING
A royal banquet for royal passengers, the Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons each and everyone on board dines together. House wines and beer served whilst dining come complimentary, of course.


MAHARAJAS' BAR AND LOUNGES
One exotic Safari bar with the choicest collection of house brands of wines, beer and spirits with snacks come complimentary to every passenger. There's also a lounge cum bar Rajah Club with comfortable club arm-chairs. And if these features don't make you feel pampered, the Maharajas' Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations.


MAHARAJAS' TRANSPORT
From super deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite passengers, to cars for the Suite and Presidential Suite passengers each at every destination. All equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers. After all, when it comes to providing comfort to royals, every little detail matters. That's what the Maharajas' Express has in waiting for you when you step off.


PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance cover from your country of domicile for injury, illness, death, accident, loss of effects or luggage and holiday cancellation. Kindly refer to the cancellation policy stated in our Booking Terms & Conditions.


INSURANCE FOR MAHARAJAS' EXPRESS
The Maharajas' Express is comprehensively insured for fire, earthquake, theft and terrorism. All guests are covered under an umbrella insurance cover.

EMBARKATION & DISEMBARKATION
The point of embarkation and disembarkation for the specific journeys is as follows:
Journey 2012 Check-in Venue / Time Departure Station / Time Arrival Station / Time

Heritage Of India
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai / 1430 hrs Mumbai - Chatrpati Shivaji Terminus/1640 hrs Delhi - Safdarjung Station/1500 hrs

Treasures Of India
Safdarjung Station, Delhi / 0800 Delhi - Safdarjung Station/ 0930 hrs Delhi - Safdarjung Station/ 0800 hrs

Gems Of India
Safdarjung Station, Delhi / 2000 hrs Delhi - Safdarjung Station / 2200 hrs Delhi - Safdarjung Station / 0800 hrs

Indian Panorama
Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2000 hrs Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station/ 2200 hrs Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station/ 0815 hrs

Indian Splendour
Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2000 hrs Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station/ 2200 hrs Mumbai - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/ 0815 hrs

Guests are required to check-in at least 1 hour prior to departure at Mumbai and Delhi for pre-boarding formalities. Checkin takes place at a pre assigned venue in Mumbai and Delhi. Final details of the meeting point will be provided in the travel documents and vouchers which will be e-mailed or handed over to you approximately 14 days prior to departure.

Following completion of boarding formalities, you will be escorted to your cabin and assisted with your luggage.

On your final night on board, the Train Manager will assist with disembarkation formalities which include luggage and clearance of extras.

EXTENSIONS
Before or after your journey aboard the Maharajas' Express, why not enhance your visit by extending your stay in the Indian Subcontinent.

WHAT YOUR JOURNEY PRICE INCLUDES
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.

WHAT YOUR JOURNEY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
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 and 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.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Travel Documents, which are valid only for the passenger(s) named, will be issued after receipt of full payment for your reservation and not normally later than 14 days prior to departure. Please carry your confirmation of booking with you on departure.


DRESS CODE
We recommend smart casual clothing and suitable walking shoes for off-train excursions during the day. Comfortable attire in natural subdued colours (bright colours are not advised) which blend with the landscape is essential for all excursion to wildlife reserves. The tradition and sheer elegance of the train provides an opportunity to dress for the occasion, recreating the magic and opulence of a royal era. Lounge suit / blue blazer is acceptable. Warm clothing is advisable on the winter departures.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
There is limited storage space inside your cabin. We recommend that each guest travels with luggage as per international airline - rules for first / business class passengers. It is also advisable to carry soft-topped luggage as it is easier to store. Luggage storage is provided under the bed and in the luggage hold.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENT
Kindly specify any special dietary requirements at the time of booking to avoid disappointment during your journey. Every effort will be made to accommodate all culinary requests; however, we are unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in the preparation.

PORTERS
Porters will be available at all embarkation and disembarkation stations to assist you with your luggage.

BUTLERS
There is a dedicated team of butlers on board to attend to your every need. Each carriage is manned by a single butler, on call 24 hours, trained to meet the needs of our guests and comply with utmost speed and efficiency. Our butlers take pride in offering unique services to each of our guests ensuring a memorable stay on board.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS / DISABLED PASSENGERS
We regret that the dimensions of the carriages and design of the train are not suitable for wheelchair bound passengers. We also recommend that guests with limited mobility and other such constraints should be accompanied by an able-bodied passenger. However, our valets will be available to provide additional assistance. Kindly specify any special requirements at the time of booking.

ELECTRICITY
Voltage available on the train is 110 volts. International adaptors are also available on board.

OFF TRAIN EXCURSIONS
Since most of our Off Train Excursions involve a fair amount of walking, we recommend you pack some comfortable walking shoes. A moderate degree of physical fitness is required to participate on our off train excursions. You may encounter unpaved sidewalks, uneven surfaces and problems getting on and off the train.

Travellers with walking difficulties or any such physical condition should inform us at the time of booking. We reserve the right to refuse participation on any of our excursions to anyone who would be incapable of completing the tour or would cause unacceptable delays to the rest of the group. In these circumstances there would be no refund for any unused part of the tour.


GUIDES
On all off train excursions, you will be accompanied by professional and qualified English speaking guides. There's no substitute for a little local flavour, so we employ experienced local guides who provide an invaluable and in-depth view of the sights that you visit.

Language speaking guides can be provided at select destinations, subject to availability and at an extra cost. Please let us know of your requirement at the time of booking.

TRANSPORTATION ON EXCURSIONS
Most excursions off the train include a coach transfer for Deluxe Cabin & Junior Suite passengers and cars for Suite & Presidential Suite passengers; however, certain excursions are also undertaken by jeeps. Kindly refer to your itinerary for specific details.

SMOKING POLICY
In accordance with Indian Law, smoking is not permissible on board the train. Smoking is also prohibited in all public places such as restaurants, airports, stations, shopping malls, hotels, public areas etc.

PARAMEDIC ON BOARD
We have a paramedic on board the train that can provide emergency medical facilitation if required.

HEALTH
No specific vaccinations are required for travel to India, however, you are advised to check for advisories on the Govt. of India website. Foreign tourists should be in possession of a Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate conforming to international health regulations, if they are originating or travelling through Yellow Fever endemic countries. Anti-malaria precautions should be taken. It is also recommended that you consult your physician for any personal health advice based on your travel itinerary. If you are taking prescription medication, it is advisable to carry enough supplies to last for the duration of your trip. It is also advisable to carry sufficient insect repellent.

LAUNDRY
A limited laundry service is available at select destinations. Please contact your carriage butler for details.

INTERNET
High speed Internet access is available on board. Please contact the Train Manager for details. The internet reception can vary while the train is moving, but does improve when the train is stationary or near main roads.

CELL PHONES
Kindly keep your Cell Phone on silent mode on board the train out of consideration for your fellow passengers and also while visiting certain monuments on your Off Train Excursions. Please also note that the use of cell phones and laptop computers is discouraged in all the public areas and should be used in the privacy of your cabin.

CELL PHONE RECEPTION
The reception can vary while the train is moving, but does improve when the train is stationary or near main roads.

TELEPHONE CALLS
Telephone facility is provided in all cabins. The cost for all external calls is additional and not included in the cost of the journey.

ON-BOARD SAFE
All cabins are equipped with electronic safes. While every precaution is taken, we cannot be held liable for loss of valuables.

CREW
Maharajas' Express world-class service is highlighted by our team of highly motivated hospitality staff who ensure that the guest experience is unmatched and every need is not just met, but anticipated. Our attentive, unobtrusive crew members add a unique sense of exclusivity to the journey. All our staff members are well versed in the English language.

MINIMUM PASSENGER REQUIREMENT
All our journeys require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Should this not be accomplished, we will offer you an alternate departure date or an alternate journey or a refund. In the unlikely eventuality of this occuring, 30 days advance intimation can be given.

SPECIAL EXCURSIONS / EVENTS
An additional supplement will be levied on certain departures which offer special interest excursions, signature events and special guest lecturers.

CHARTERS
The Maharajas' Express can be chartered to corporate companies, agencies and individuals worldwide for incentives, conferences, weddings or any other exclusive event.

 

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