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Maharajas’ Express - World's Leading Luxury Train in India

Maharajas’ Express - World's Leading Luxury Train in India 2021

Departure: Every Wednesday

Location: Delhi-Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur- Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days


Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express, bestowed the "World's Leading Luxury Train" award at the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years from 2012 to 2018. The Maharajas' Express has redefined the luxury travel experience by offering guests the opportunity to explore fabled destinations providing a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Incredible India which will leave you with fond memories of this train journey to be cherished.

Maharajas' Express is an initiative of Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Maharajas' Express is the latest luxury train introduced in India. Dubbed India's equivalent to the Orient Express of Europe, this Maharaja train is rated by prestigious travel magazines and luxury guides as one of the greatest rail journeys in the world.

Maharajas' Express Journeys

There are 04 Maharajas Express Journeys. The journeys of Maharajas Express either begin in Delhi or Mumbai. 03 Journeys starts from Delhi and 01 Journey starts from Mumbai. Each journey is special in itself and covers different destinations & peek into a unique aspect of the vibrant India. You will get the opportunity to explore the lands of Maharajas, the mighty fortresses and exquisite palaces, the tales of valor and chivalry, the private hunting ground of former maharajas which are now occupied by tigers. Each journey includes a tour to Agra for Taj Mahal sightseeing.

A truly world class train journey is promised in each of the 4 itineraries offered by the train. With each destination as vivid as the confounding colors of India and tours encompassing palaces, fortresses, World Heritage Sites, cultural sightseeing and spirituality of India, the royal colors of India and its rich heritage sprinkled across vast geography do come alive in each of these pre-crafted journeys.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day 01 WEDNESDAY: Departure from Delhi

    This grand tour of Rajasthan on Palace on Wheels begins at the Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi. You have to report by 16:00 hrs. at Safdarjung Railway Station for traditional welcome & check-in formalities for Week in Wonderland Train Tour. Time free for photo-shoot with traditionally attired Palace on Wheels staff. Be escorted to your saloon cabins by a Personal Attendant for briefing on cabin facilities. At leisure Proceed to the Bar Lounge for complimentary welcome drink. Once inside the train, you are free to explore this luxury train and its facilities. Dinner is served onboard at any of the 2 restaurants of the train. Train Departs at 18:30 hrs. for its first destination, Jaipur.

  • Day 02 THURSDAY: JAIPUR-Pink City Tour

    At Jaipur Railway Station Royal Welcome by Elephants & proceed to visit St. Albert Museum, Pink City Palace & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (sun Observatory) Photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace Of winds) Afternoon excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber and enjoy ride up the steep ramparts of the fort on festively decorated Elephants. Enjoy lunch in 1135 AD Boutique Restaurant, located in Fort premises. Later discover the beauty of 16th century well preserved Fort Palace, with huge courtyard’s and built in rare fusion of combined Rajput and Mughal architecture. Later Time free for shopping. At around 5pm, visit the vibrant local market for shopping. Return to Palace on Wheels train around 6:00 PM & depart for the next destination. Dinner is served onboard.

  • Day 03 FRIDAY Early Morning: RANTHAMBHORE- Tiger Reserve

    Early morning at 06:30 hrs. proceed from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station for jungle safari by 15-Seater Canters to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The Jungle is home to Tigers, Panthers, Sloth bears, Pythons, Marsh crocodiles & hundreds of deer & numerous birds. Return back to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station and depart by train by 10:00 hrs. Breakfast & lunch onboard.

  • Day 03 FRIDAY Afternoon: CHITTORGARH- Hill Fort

    At 16:00 hrs. train reaches Chittorgarh Railway Station & proceed for excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread over a huge plateau - with history dating back to 11th century. Chittorgarh Fort is considered to be the largest fort of India. In the Evening, enjoy the Sound & Light program in the fort complex & later return to train for dinner. Train departs after midnight.

  • Day 04 SATURDAY: UDAIPUR- City of Lakes

    Train arrives by 08:00 hrs. After onboard breakfast proceed to visit 17th Century built - City Palace complex with eleven constituent Mahal (palaces), balconies, towers and cupolas. Also visit Crystal Gallery - housing the personal collection of H.H. of Udaipur. Later enjoy a boat ride around the world famous "Lake Palace Hotel" atop a small island in Lake Pichola. Proceed for lunch to Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel. Time free for shopping and visit the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari & return to train by 03:00 hrs. and depart. Dinner on board.

  • Day 05 SUNDAY: JAISALMER: Oasis in desert

    After onboard Breakfast proceed by 09:30 hrs. to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort. Straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the 15th century built living Fort complex, standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town & glows golden in the afternoon sun. The fort is entered through a forbidding series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses-which is five storey high & extensively carved. Nearby is located a group of 15th century built Jain Temples, which are beautifully carved & have a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India. Proceed for Lunch to 5-Star Hotel & later return to train for brief rest. At 4:30PM proceed for an excursion to Sam sand Dunes in Thar Desert for Camel joy ride & sunset photo shoot opportunity. Later enjoy Cultural Program & Dinner at 5-Star Hotel. Return to train by 10:00 hrs. and depart to Jodhpur.

  • Day 06 MONDAY: JODHPUR: Heart of Marwar

    Train arrives at 08:00 AM & after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort, atop a rocky hill which soars 125 Mts. above Jodhpur town. The Palace complex is approached by a series of gateways set at an angle so that enemy armies could not charge, with any success. Once past the Fort gates, you have access to breathtaking Palatial Apartments (Mahal), overlooking wide courtyards. Inside the fort complex is a museum having a wide & impressive collection of Royal dresses & Medieval weapons. Nearby the Fort complex is located, late 19th century built Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. Later visit museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace, displaying personal artifacts of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur. Lunch at Hanwant Mahal Boutique Restaurant. Return to the train & depart by 3:30 hrs.

  • Day 07 TUESDAY Early Morning: BHARATPUR: Bird Sanctuary

    At 06:30 hrs. proceed to UNESCO world Heritage Site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary & enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to view many of 375 species of both local & migratory birds (from places like Sri-Lanka, Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet). Return to the train for breakfast & depart by 08:45 hrs.

  • Day 07 TUESDAY Noon: AGRA - City of Taj Mahal

    Train drops you at the Railway station on the outskirts of Agra at 10:30 hrs. Proceed first to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, seat of power of the mighty Mughal Empire. After lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel- Highlight of your journey is to visit the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world & a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble. Time free for shopping. Later return to train for onboard dinner & depart.

  • Day 08 WEDNESDAY: AGRA TO NEW DELHI RETURN

    Train returns to Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station by 05:30 hrs. and Check-out by 07:15 hrs. after early breakfast.

7 Nights Palace on Wheels Train Tour Includes

  • Overnight travel & stay in luxury train with AC Sleeping chambers having private attached bathroom.

  • Prepaid group excursions & sightseeing trips in AC buses with services of English-speaking Guide & monument entrance fees.

  • Bed Tea; Daily 3 meals (viz. breakfast, lunch & dinner) & bottled drinking water.

  • Entrance & Camera fee at Monuments & WildLife Reserves.

  • Jungle Excursion in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve by 15-seater open to air Canters.

  • Elephant joy ride in Jaipur; Sound & Light Show at Chittor Fort; Boat joy ride in Udaipur; Camel joy ride at Sam sand dunes; Cultural Program with dinner in Jaisalmer; Cycle Rickshaw ride in Bharatapur Bird sanctuary.

  • Complimentary use of sharing dongle for wi-fi connective.

  • Visit to Taj Mahal in Agra.

Extra Costs (Not included in train tour)

  • Consumption of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Video camera fees at monuments & wild-life reserves.

  • Laundry; Use of Spa facilities; tips & gratuity; porter fees; tour insurance & all other expenses of personal nature.

  • Visa arrangements for India; hotel arrangements & local tour in New Delhi.

Terms & Conditions

  • Add 5% GST Extra.

  • Add 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.

  • Children below the age of 5 years can travel with a 10% charge of the total cost of the journey. For children in the age group of 5 to 12 years, half of the journey cost will be charged. At the time of issuance of tickets, age proof certificate of the child / children needs to be furnished.

  • Foreign Passport holders with OCI cards, pay as per US$ tariff.

  • Maximum Two persons above Five years can adjust in One Cabin & in new train, there is NO PROVISION for triple occupancy.

  • Guests are allotted exclusive Air-Conditioned Sleeper Cabins (like hotel room) each having attached private bathrooms.

  • Size of Deluxe cabins is 140 square feet with twin bed.

  • Size of Super Deluxe cabins is 190 square feet with single large bed.

  • Sightseeing for Guests Booked in Super Deluxe Cabins is arranged in private AC Car with Guide (except in Ranthambhore Jungle by sharing Center).

  • Sharing Canters are used for Jungle Safari in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (including for Super Deluxe Cabin guests).

  • Cycle Rickshaws are used for visits to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

  • Total journey is of 7 Nights from New Delhi/ New Delhi; but Guests have OPTION to book MINIMUM Five Nights New Delhi/Jodhpur part journey & pay accordingly.

Palace on Wheels Booking Procedure

  • The Palace on Wheels is operated & managed by RTDC (Tourism Dept. of Rajasthan Govt.).

  • Advice depart dates with number of persons & cabins required.

  • We require Name/sex/nationality of all the passengers to process booking.

  • In case of children< 12 years we also require a date of birth.

  • Booking will be confirmed on receipt of MINIMUM 25% of ticket value as advance deposit.

  • Balance payment must reach us before 61 days before tour depart.

  • Booking request made< 61 days prior to tour depart, will be confirmed on receipt of One-Time full payment.

  • For foreign passport holders, we require Passport copies of all passengers to issue travel documents.

  • Indian Nationals can forward copy of ANYONE of Indian residence proof (viz Passport; Driving license; Aadhaar Card).

  • Saloon/cabin will be allocated on the date of departure with boarding cards.

  • Advice arrival/depart details in New Delhi & interest to book Hotels through us.

Cancellation Rules-Palace on Wheels

  • RTDC is the Principal train tour operator & liability of Golden Triangle Tour India Pvt. Ltd. is limited to that of booking agent only.

  • Cancellation requests must be made in writing & acknowledged by us.

  • There will be a MINIMUM levy of 10% cancellation fee on gross train ticket value -if informed 90 days or more before the train tour departs.

  • There will be a MINIMUM levy of 20% cancellation fee on gross train ticket value -if informed between 89 days to 30 days prior to train tour depart.

  • There will be Full 100% cancellation fee levied on gross train ticket value -if informed less than 30 days prior to train tour depart.

  • Request for change in travel date & passenger names is governed by cancellation rules.

  • Cancellation rules will apply -In case payment OR documents requested are not received as per booking terms & conditions.

  • In special case-where travel date of same passengers needs to be postponed to future specific dates, Minimum US$ 100 per person will be charged & subject to approval by RTDC Authorities.

  • Requests for refund of advance/full payment, due to death or serious illness of passenger will be at sole discretion of RTDC Authorities.

  • In case of scheduled train tour depart, being cancelled by RTDC authorities due to technical reasons; full advance received by Golden Triangle Tour India Pvt. Ltd. will be made with no further liability towards loss suffered by Passenger towards cancellation of Domestic/International air tickets; Hotel Booking & Indian visa.

  • Request for refund due to refusal of Indian Visa or Overseas passenger landing in India without proper travel documents-will be governed by cancellation rules.

  • No refund will be made in case of no-show or self-curtailment of journey.

  • Unwillingness to follow train tour as per schedule, will be non-refundable.

  • At times, due to local logistics if Train tour Manager is forced to cancel certain scheduled sightseeing tours or activities-no refund will be made to passenger.

  • Requests for train tour cancellation due to increase of taxes/tariff by RTDC authorities will be governed by cancellation rules.

  • Where a passenger makes a request for refund due to self-cancellation, it will be governed as per RBI regulations & Golden Triangle Tour India Pvt. Ltd. reserves the right to charge Service Charge of MINIMUM US$ 100 per person & refund will be made as prevailing rate of exchange.

  • Train Tour will operate subject to MINIMUM 20(twenty) passengers OR Train Tour Operator (RTDC) reserves the right to cancel the scheduled depart & make refund of advance received (without ANY FURTHER LIABILITY regards reimbursing any cancellation fee charges for other travel plans booked by you to visit India).

Updated Covid19 Cancellation Policy of Train Operator

  • The Train Operator (RTDC) is accepting booking for all departure dates.

  • In case Foreign Passport Holder is not allowed entry to India, DUE to Covid19 Travel Restrictions -Request for REFUND will not be entertained, BUT he/she will be ISSUED CREDIT NOTE to adjust in future journey of choice.

  • In case Indian National, does not wish to travel on Booked Journey DUE to Covid19 Health Precautions -Request for REFUND will not be entertained, BUT he/she will be ISSUED CREDIT NOTE to adjust in future journey of choice.

  • In case Palace on Wheels Train Tour cannot operate on Scheduled Depart, EITHER due to Covid19 Health Restrictions OR Train Depart Cancelled due to low occupancy, NO Request for REFUND will be entertained, BUT Guest will be ISSUED CREDIT NOTE to adjust in future journey of choice.

  • Golden Triangle Tour India Pvt. Ltd. is accepting Money from Guest -in capacity of Booking Agent only & our liability is limited to Prevailing Cancellation Policy of RTDC (Tourism dept of Rajasthan State Govt).

  • This Updated Covid19 Policy also governs those CLIENTS who have pre-paid full amount for train operator self-cancelled Departs of March/April 2020 and they will be Issued Credit Notes to adjust in future journey, with NO PROVISION of Refund.

  • For Guests Who have made Advance deposit for travel in 2020-21 Season under OLD Cancellation Rules (prevailing before April 2020) the Updated Covid19 Cancellation Rules Policy are applicable & regret we cannot make refund, despite you WILLING to accept 10% fee on total ticket value.

  • Palace on Wheels Train is Operated by Tourism Department of Rajasthan State Government (viz RTDC) having head office in Jaipur & this Policy was discussed & approved by their Boards of Director meeting in 3rd Week of June 2020 meet.

  • Involving Force Majeure, This supersedes all previous Communications regards Cancellation Rules.

  • Disputes (if any) are restricted to jurisdiction to courts of New Delhi (India) only.

Important:

  • Overseas guests are requested to pre-purchase Tour Insurance from the country of origin of travel.

  • From 3rd week of December to 2nd week of January-North India experiences heavy fog conditions & it is suggested to passengers to arrive at least one day earlier in New Delhi during that period.

  • Maximum liability of Golden Triangle Tour India Pvt. Ltd. is limited to that of booking agent only.

  • Liability of Principal train Tour Operator is limited as defined in Indian Railways Act.

  • Disputes (if any) are subject to jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi (India) only..

INR Price for Off Season Period (For Indian Nationals only) - Tariff Per Person

Sept 2021 & April 2022 (For 07 Nights 08 Days)

SINGLE
OCCUPANCY

Deluxe Cabin

PRICE PER PERSON
 

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • Rs. 4,28,400/- PP
    Price Per Person

    DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Deluxe Cabin

    PRICE PER PERSON
     

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • Rs. 2,61,800/- PP
    Price Per Person

    SINGLE or DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Super Deluxe Cabin (Suite)

    PRICE PER CABIN
    (SINGLE OR DOUBLE)

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • Rs. 7,06,860/- PP
    Price Per Cabin

    USD Price for Off Season Period (For Foreign Passport Holders) - Tariff Per Person

    Sept 2021 & April 2022 (For 07 Nights 08 Days)

    SINGLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Deluxe Cabin

    PRICE PER PERSON
     

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • US$ 6300 PP
    Price Per Person

    DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Deluxe Cabin

    PRICE PER PERSON
     

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • US$ 3850 PP
    Price Per Person

    SINGLE or DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Super Deluxe Cabin (Suite)

    PRICE PER CABIN
    (SINGLE OR DOUBLE)

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • US$ 10395 PP
    Price Per Cabin

    INR Price for Peak Season Period (For Indian Nationals only) - Tariff Per Person

    Oct 2021 to March 2022 (For 07 Nights 08 Days)

    SINGLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Deluxe Cabin

    PRICE PER PERSON
     

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • Rs. 5,23,600/- PP
    Price Per Person

    DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Deluxe Cabin

    PRICE PER PERSON
     

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • Rs. 3,40,340/- PP
    Price Per Person

    SINGLE or DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Super Deluxe Cabin (Suite)

    PRICE PER CABIN
    (SINGLE OR DOUBLE)

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • Rs. 9,42,480/- PP
    Price Per Cabin

    USD Price for Peak Season Period (For Foreign Passport Holders) - Tariff Per Person

    Oct 2021 to March 2022 (For 07 Nights 08 Days)

    SINGLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Deluxe Cabin

    PRICE PER PERSON
     

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • US$ 7700 PP
    Price Per Person

    DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Deluxe Cabin

    PRICE PER PERSON
     

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • US$ 5005 PP
    Price Per Person

    SINGLE or DOUBLE
    OCCUPANCY

    Super Deluxe Cabin (Suite)

    PRICE PER CABIN
    (SINGLE OR DOUBLE)

  • INR TARIFF
    For Indian Nationals only
  • US$ 13860 PP
    Price Per Cabin


    Palace on Wheels - A Royal Train - Departure Dates: 2021-2022

     Month  Dates  Dates  Dates  Dates  Dates
     Sep-21  01  08  15  22  29
     Oct-21  06  13  20  27  -
     Nov-21  03  10  17  24  -
     Dec-21  01  08  15  22  29
     Jan-22  05  12  19  26  -
     Feb-22  02  09  16  23  -
     Mar-22  02  09  16  23  30
     Apr-22  06  13  20  27  -

    Palace on Wheels - A Royal Train - Departure Dates: May 22 to Aug 22

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