The Heritage of India - Maharajas' Express

Day 1 : Mumbai
Our iconic Heritage of India begins with a grand welcome which is carried in accordance with Indian customs. Registration is carried at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (Reporting time is 1430 hrs). Guests are then escorted to Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai to board the Maharajas' Express and begin their Indian heritage luxury tours. The Maharajas' Express then leaves for Ajanta where our guests have their brief affair with the rich Indian history. Guests can satiate their hunger with a sumptuous on-board dinner and then spend the overnight in lavish cabins and suites of Maharajas'.
Day 2 : Ajanta
Begin your day with an on-board breakfast. Proceed for excursion to Ajanta Caves. These archaic Buddhist rock cave monuments date back 2nd BC or 480 or 650 AD; these were discovered under imperial rule and will give a perfect beginning to the luxurious heritage tour. Return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express for an on board lunch and spend your evening at leisure. The Maharajas' Express then proceeds for the Venice of East, Udaipur; the second destination of Heritage of India tour. Enjoy your on-board Dinner and spend the night on the opulent Maharajas' Express.
Day 3 : Udaipur
Begin your day with an on-board breakfast. As soon as guests arrive in City of lakes, Udaipur they proceed for a rejuvenating boat ride on the calm waters of lake Pichola followed by visit to grandiose City Palace which also has a vast collection of ancient miniature paintings and Crystal Gallery. In our iconic Indian heritage luxury tours guests can also peek into Indian artistry. Guests can then have a royal lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace in the premises of city Palace. One can either choose to return to the train for a relaxed afternoon or may also opt for the optional services like Spa facilities at 5 Star hotel in Udaipur.
Private shopping tour.
Sound and Light show (if time permits).
Have a lavish dinner in our thematic restaurants-Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal.
Maharajas' Express then proceeds for Jodhpur, third destination in Heritage of India tour and guests can spend their night comfortably on the Maharajas' Express.
Day 4 : Jodhpur
Have a sumptuous breakfast on-board and either spend the morning at leisure on board or one can choose to.
Avail the Optional tour to Bishnoi village (if time permits)
Enjoy Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel.
Have your lunch on-board. Post lunch, guests proceed to visit the archaic Mehrangarh Fort followed by walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market. Guests can experience like locales of the city in our special Heritage Train Tours with a joy ride on Tuk-tuks. Guests can then proceed for an exclusive Royal Cocktail Dinner with cultural performance, a highlight of our Heritage of India (puppet show), at Hanwant Mahal. Guests then return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express which leaves for Bikaner.
Day 5 : Bikaner
The day five in our Heritage of India tour begins while having on-board breakfast which guests can enjoy with a quaint view of countryside. As guests arrive in Bikaner they can either choose to relax on-board or may also choose to visit either.
Lalgarh Museum - where you can witness the architectural marvel of Rajasthan.
Deshnok (Rat Temple) - About 600 year old and is known for its sacred rats.
Guests have their lunch on-board and proceed to visit Junagarh Fort.
Guests then proceed for sundowners cocktails amidst the picturesque Sand Dunes. En-route tea break at Gajner Palace.
Our Indian heritage luxury tours are exemplars of fun with luxury and our guests experience the same as they arrive at the sand dunes and are greeted by cocktails, barbeque and folk dances.
Guests later return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express and the opulent train leaves for Pink City, Jaipur.
Day 6 : Jaipur
Begin your day with an on-board breakfast. Arrive in Jaipur and begin your odyssey with a visit to the Amber Fort. After that guests proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace where they can get a closer look at the heritage of India for and also indulge in an elephant activity where guests may choose to paint them, feed them or take a regal [Royale ride] ride followed by lunch.
Post lunch guests can either return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express or may choose from optional activities such as.
Spa facilities at 5 star hotel.
Private shopping tour.
Golfing at Rambagh Golf club.
Visit to City Palace and The Observatory (Jantar Mantar).
Guests have their dinner on board.
Day 7 : Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri
Guests proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park. Have a sumptuous breakfast on Board. The Maharajas' Express then proceeds for ancient Mughal capital, Fatehpur Sikri and guests have their lunch on board. Arrive in Fatehpur Sikri and visit the deserted Mughal city. Guests later return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express and enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner on-board; a speciality of our Heritage Train Tour. Guests spend their night on the Maharajas' Express.
Day 8 : Agra - Delhi
Arrive into the last destinations of The Heritage of India tour, Agra and proceed to visit the monumental icon of love, Taj Mahal. Enjoy a Champagne Breakfast feast atop Taj Khema. The Maharajas' Express proceeds for its last stop, the national capital - Delhi. Relish the last lunch of the tour on-board. Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express and The Heritage of India tour as your journey comes to an end!
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A journey into history to experience the splendour of a bygone era
Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the national Capital Delhi. Admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur and enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colorful Pink City of Jaipur. See from close quarters the legendry tigers at Ranthambore and one of the Seven Wonders of the World 'The Taj mahal' all this and more in utmost luxury.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments.
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch at the Udaipur.
  • Enjoy Cocktail Dinner with Marwar Culinary Delight in Jodhpur.
  • Camel procession followed by Sundowner Cocktails at the Sand Dunes in Bikaner.
  • Witness an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur.
  • An exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
  • Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maharajas' Express Exclusions 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.
 Child Policy
For Deluxe/Jr.Suite/Suite Cabins :
  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents.This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) sharing cabin with adults - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing of double bed with two full paid adults.This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin -50% of the(adult fare + Supplement charges) if requested in a separate cabin.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child in a separate cabin on twin sharing basis.
  • Three child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of double bed.
  • If third child request in a separate cabin - 50% of the (adult fare + Supplement charges).
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin :- Two adults fare on twin sharing basis.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin : - One adult fare plus 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of double bed.
 For Presidential Suite Cabin
  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed in PS.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) sharing cabin with adults - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing with two/three/four full paid adults in PS.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child in a separate sub cabin on twin sharing basis subject to sharing with two full paid adults in PS.
  • Three child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of with two/three full paid adults in PS.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin : - Two adults fare on twin sharing basis in PS.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin : - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing with one full paid adult.
 Christmas & New Year, Signature Journey Supplement Charges :
  • There will be supplement charge of USD 500 per pax travelling during the tour falling on New Year eve and Christmas.
  • The supplement charge will be applicable for child between 05-12 years also.
  • Supplement charges may be applicable for certain signature journeys as announced by IRCTC from time to time.
 Penalty Clause
  • Deduction of 0.5% of the balance amount shell be paid if payment is made between 30 to 59 days prior to departure.
  • Deduction of 0.75% of the balance payment shall be paid if payment is made between 0 to 29 days prior to departure.
  • If this is not done, then the request will not be accepted and the booking will be treated as cancelled and relevant cancellation charges will be applied following deduction for services rendered.
  • On completion of the booking and payment formalities, a confirmation will be sent to you or your travel agent. It is your / travel agent's responsibility to check the confirmation and advise us immediately in case of any errors. The final documentation containing the itinerary and voucher will be dispatched to you 14 days prior to date of departure.
  • On payment of the booking amount, you will receive an acknowledgement for the amount paid. You will have to pay all bank charges.
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The Heritage of India Tour Program for Year 2018-19
 Month Departure Dates
January, 2018 27
February, 2018 24
March, 2018 24
October, 2018 20
November, 2018 17
December, 2018 15
January, 2019 12
February, 2019 9
March, 2019 9
April, 2019 6
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  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking along with names.
  • Balance payment 60 days prior to the departure.
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 60 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
Cancellation charges per person
  • 60 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.
  • 45 to 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the Net amount.
  • 0 to 44 days prior to departure, 100% of the Net amount.
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.
If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.
All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.
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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your.
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The Heritage of India Price for Year 2018-19
Adult Price
Deluxe Cabins $ 6840
Junior Suite $ 9890
Suite $ 13800
Presidential Suite $ 23700
Single Supplement Price
Deluxe Cabins $ 5160
Junior Suite $ 8910
Suite $ 13800
Presidential Suite $ 23700