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The Indian Splendour

The Indian Splendour







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Tour Overview

Do the royal face of India always attract you? Is Rajasthan among your must-visit places? The 8 days 7 nights trip waits for you exclusively. Everything from the journey, to the destinations, to the train – speak of nothing but the glitzy-bitsy imperial touch that is undoubtedly the most prominent image of Rajasthan. The journey does touch here and there of Agra (UP), Balasinor (Gujarat) and Mumbai (Maharashtra), though the main attractions remain that of forts, culture, food and scenic beauty of different places of Rajasthan.

The Indian Splendour tour is a must for those who spell luxury with a capital L! Enjoy and relax your body, mind and soul with the specially crafted tour package that begins at Agra and ends at Mumbai while traveling cities like Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Bikaner. Don’t miss out on the special Indian cuisines that would be served by the royal families and at the specially chosen venues. Enjoy the journey to the core, and carry the memories in your heart forever.

Tour highlights

  • TajMahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Open jeep safari at Ranthambore National Park – spot several animals like tigers, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena

  • Lalgarh Palace Museum and Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple) at Bikaner

  • Boat ride in Lake Pichola at Udaipur

  • The royal city of Jaipur and some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites


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Day 01 : Sunday - Board the Maharajas Express in Delhi - onto Agra

Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express.

This morning, assemble at Delhi Safdarjung station at approximately 0700 hours and complete your check in formalities.

The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at 0815 hours for Agra. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on-board as you arrive into Agra. Join us for a session on the train for a tour brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey.

As you reach the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’, visit the world famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens.

Return to the Maharajas’ Express or you may choose to participate in the optional activities.

  • Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 02 : Monday - Agra - Ranthambore

Early this morning, disembark to visit the exquisite Agra Fort. Later, enjoy relaxed breakfast on-board as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Lunch shall be served on-board.

Arrive into Ranthambore and proceed for a game drive in the Ranthambore National Park. Originally, the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. The park is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.

The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. You must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months. .

Return to the Maharajas’ Express. Dinner on-board as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 03 : Tuesday - 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. Return to the train for a leisurely lunch on-board.

Post lunch, you relax onboard or may choose to participate in the optional activities.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional services.

Later in evening, proceed for an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. The Rambagh 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 splendor with hand-carved marble latticework and elaborate gardens.

Afterwards, return to the station by 2100 hours. Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Bikaner..

Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Dinner at Rambagh Palace 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.
After your optional tours, return to the train for lunch.
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 2015 hours and embark on your onward journey to Jodhpur.

  • Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Evening barbeque dinner on dunes.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 05 : Thursday - Jodhpur

This morning, the Maharajas’ Express, continues her 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 picturesque Udaipur.

  • Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Cocktail dinner at Khaas Bagh, a heritage hotel.
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 06 : Friday - 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.

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.

Post excursion, 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.

Enjoy an ‘Indian evening’ on-board, raising a toast to a memorable experience as train proceeds for Mumbai.

  • Breakfast on-board. Lunch in Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace. Dinner on-board
  • Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Day 07 : Saturday - Disembark in Mumbai

Enjoy relaxed morning on-board, you will disembark at around 1635 hrs at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, the financial capital city of Mumbai. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your ‘The Indian Splendour’ journey comes to an end. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever!

Breakfast and Lunch on the Maharajas’ Express.


Departure Dates 2023-24 & 2024-25

Oct 2023 - Sunday 08 Oct 2024 - Sunday 06
Nov 2023 - Sunday 05 Nov 2024 - Sunday 03
Dec 2023 - Sunday 03,31 Dec 2024 - Sunday 01,29
Jan 2024 - Sunday 28 Jan 2025 - Sunday 26
Feb 2024 - Sunday 24 Feb 2025 - Sunday 23
March 2024 - Sunday -- March 2025 - Sunday 23
April 2024 - Sunday 25 April 2025 - Sunday --

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