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The Heritage of India

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Tour Overview

Starting from Mumbai, we will help you witness the true beauty of India. We will help you travel from one city to another, and help you visit various places of importance. Our tour will help you explore the majestic past of the country, help you visit some important holy places and structures, as well as help you witness the true form of Indian hospitality.

Our train journey will allow you to even have a look at the outskirts of some of the largest and the best cities in India. With us, you not only visit various places in the country but can also understand the intricate history of India.

Tour highlights

  • On an eight-day trip with us, here is what you will experience:

  • We will help you revisit the ancient and past glory of the country.

  • We will help you explore palaces and fortresses, as well as walk you through their history.

  • This trip will help you explore various World Heritage Sites.

  • We will also help you travel from one city to another on wheels, and help you witness what India truly is.


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Day 01 : Sunday - Board the Maharajas’ Express at Mumbai - onto Udaipur

Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express..

This morning, assemble at 0830 hours at The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel, Mumbai and complete your registration and check in formalities. Join us for a tour brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey.

Proceed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Terminus railway station where upon arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and the Local Band playing as you board the Maharajas’ Express.

The Maharajas’ Express departs Mumbai at 1050 hours approximately and travels through the land of the Marathas to Udaipur.

  • Lunch and Dinner on-board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.
Day 02 : Monday - Udaipur

This morning you will wake up in the picturesque region of Mewar, one of the most popular and royal states of the Rajputana. Admire the magnificent landscape of the Aravali hills over a leisurely breakfast as you arrive into Udaipur - the City of Lakes.

Post breakfast, disembark the train as you begin your excursion with a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Following the boat ride, visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas. Visit Mor Chowk and see its lavish mosaics of peacocks; Moti Mahal with beautiful mirror work; Chini Mahal covered in ornamental tiles and the spectacular Zenana Mahal. Visit The Crystal Gallery and the Darbar Hall with an audio guide.

Proceed for lunch at the Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace hotel and experience the hospitality reminiscent of the ancient Mewar glory. Feast your taste buds over a spread of International and Indian cuisine.

Return to the train after lunch. Have a relaxed evening on-board or you may choose to participate in the optional activities.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional services.

  • Maharajas’ Express proceeds overnight to Jodhpur.
  • Breakfast and Dinner on-board; Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 03 : Tuesday - Jodhpur

This morning, the Maharajas’ Express, continues the journey into the stronghold of the Marwar region. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on-board. The morning is at leisure on-board or you may choose to participate in the optional activities.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Return to the train for lunch on-board.

After lunch, visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly carved arches followed by a walking tour of the Colorful Old Clock Tower market. As you reach the market on Tuk Tuks, get a glimpse of the daily lifestyle of the local residents, passing by some of the old houses and havelis.

Enjoy an exclusive cocktail evening with a wide array of sumptuous Marwar Culinary delights served at Khaas Bagh hotel.

  • Return to the train and continue your journey to desert city of Bikaner.
  • Breakfast and Lunch on-board; Cocktail dinner at Khaas Bagh, a heritage hotel.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 04 : Wednesday - Bikaner

Enjoy your journey through the countryside with breakfast on-board.

Arriving into the desert citadel of Bikaner, relax on-board or you may choose to participate in the optional activities.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Following lunch, disembark and proceed to the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh. While the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat, its real beauty lies inside. Be overwhelmed by the Diwan-i-Khas, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal and Anup Mahal.

Later experience the royal pageantry as a convoy of camel carts accompanied by musicians takes you for a Sundowner on the Sand Dunes. Enjoy cocktails, savour traditional mouth watering barbecue delicacies as you enjoy traditional folk arts like the Langaas and Kalbeliyas.

Return to the comforts of your train by 2030 hours and embark on your onward journey to Jaipur.

Breakfast and Lunch on-board; Evening barbeque on dunes.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 05 : Thursday - Jaipur

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on-board.

Following disembarkation and a grand traditional welcome begin your exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura.

A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory. Proceed for an exclusive lunch at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. The Palace built in 1835 AD was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957, when it was converted into a luxury hotel. The palace retains its royal splendour with hand-carved marble latticework and elaborate gardens.

After lunch, return to the train or you may choose to participate in the optional activities.

  • Dinner onboard and train proceeds to Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)
  • Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional services.
  • Breakfast and Dinner on-board. Lunch at Ram Bagh Palace.
Day 06 : Friday - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

On arrival into Sawai Madhopur, early in the morning, get ready for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Originally, the private hunting ground of the Maharajas, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. It is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. Wildlife cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.

Proceed for an early morning exciting game drive. The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. One must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months.

Return to the train. Enjoy breakfast as you continue your journey to the fabled deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Admire the changing landscape as you savour lunch on-board.

On arrival at the quaint station of Fatehpur Sikri, disembark and proceed on a tour of the fascinating sights comprising of imposing gateways, halls of private and public audience, beautifully sculptured palaces with unique water bodies, reflecting a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. This deserted red sandstone city was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century. It is now a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then return to the train to enjoy an ‘Indian Evening’ as train proceeds to Agra.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 07 : Saturday - Agra-Delhi

Today, the train continues on her last leg of the journey towards the magical city of Agra. The jewel of India, home to one of the world’s great architectural wonders - the Taj Mahal. With its spectacular monumental masterpieces and picturesque natural setting, Agra is a legendary city glorified by time.

Early morning, disembark and proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). Also, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz. This incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Approximately 20,000 of India’s most revered craftsmen were recruited to give shape to this poetry in marble.

Later, enjoy breakfast from atop the Taj Khema, a tabletop lawn, gazing at the Taj Mahal. Return to the train as it proceeds to Delhi.

Enjoy a hearty lunch on-board.

Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your ‘The Heritage of India’ journey comes to an end at approximately 1615 hours on arrival at Delhi Safdarjung Station.

The royal journey is over, but the memory of which will live on forever!

Breakfast at Taj Khema; Lunch on-board.



Departure Dates 2023-24 & 2024-25

Oct 2023 - Sunday 15 Oct 2024 - Sunday 13
Nov 2023 - Sunday 12 Nov 2024 - Sunday 10
Dec 2023 - Sunday 10 Dec 2024 - Sunday 08
Jan 2024 - Sunday 07 Jan 2025 - Sunday 05
Feb 2024 - Sunday 3, 31 Feb 2025 - Sunday 02
March 2024 - Sunday -- March 2025 - Sunday 02, 30
April 2024 - Sunday 04 April 2025 - Sunday --

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