Our heritage is something that always remains with us. History defines who we are.
This journey takes you into the depth of India’s centuries old heritage, majestic relics & epic monuments. Rajasthan & Agra define India in Mughal era. This is where all the legendary Maharajas were born. Forts & tombs were made for grandeur and romance.
You shall also witness the lost Ajanta Caves sculpted to commemorate Lord Buddha and excavated in the last century.
Early morning arrival in Sawai Madhopur Railway station , where a safari tour is awaiting at Ranthambore National Park. Originally private hunting ground of Maharajas, Ranthambore is a National Park famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. Post breakfast at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge, return to train and continue journey to fabled deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri that gives travellers the opportunity to admire changing landscape while you savour a hearty lunch.
On arrival at Bharatpur railway station, a tour awaits for Fatehpur Sikri,that offers fascinating sights comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience and beautifully sculptured palaces with unique water bodies that reflect perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles Post visit return to the train to enjoy an ‘Indian night’
The train continues on its last leg of journey towards magical city of Agra, which is also home to one of the world’s great architectural wonders - the Taj Mahal. Featuring spectacular monumental masterpieces & picturesque natural setting, Agra is indeed a legendary city glorified by time. Early morning arrival that is followed by tour to world famous Taj Mahal which is an incomparable marvel constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece featuring beautiful inlay work and marble screens Enjoy Champagne breakfast gazing at Taj Mahal, from atop Taj Khema Following breakfast, return to train Enjoy a hearty lunch on board as the journey continues to Delhi
Bid farewell to Maharajas’ Express as your ‘Heritage of India ’ journey comes to an end at approximately 1530 hours on arrival into Safdarjung Station. Though the royal journey is over, but memories gained would indeed live on forever!
All 'Options' / 'Optional Tours' are on chargeable basis and are subject to availability. Details and pricing will be made available on board during the journey.
2013-14 & 2014-15 Season
|Cabin Type||Single Occupancy||Twin Sharing(per couple)|
|Deluxe Cabin||US$ 12000 for 1||US$ 13680 for 2|
|Junior Suite||US$ 18800 for 1||US$ 19780 for 2|
|Suite||US$ 27600 for 1||US$ 27600 for 2|
|Presidential suite||US$ 47400 for 1||US$ 47400 for 2|
* Child policy available on request.
* Add 3.09% Government Service Tax (VAT) Extra
* Add US$ 500 per person extra for Signature Journeys
2013-14 & 2014-15 Season
|Depart Ex Delhi||2014||2015|
Payment Options Accommodation in double/twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms, soft beverages, all meals, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits, butler service, guided off train excursions as illustrated in journeys inclusive of entrance fees, transport and services of guides, still camera fee, complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water on board, porter fee at stations.
What your journey price does not include: Any optional tours as mentioned in itinerary, taxes, insurance, telephone calls, gratuities, laundry, alcoholic beverages (apart from house brands of wines, spirits, beer served in restaurants and bar), video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers. International and domestic air tickets, tour insurance & visa fee arrangements for India, pre and post tour accommodation and any tour extensions are also not included (unless specifically mentioned as part of journey)
Surcharges & Signature Journeys The prices shown are based on known costs & exchange rates at time of being published and & due to adverse fluctuation in currency exchange rates, affecting cost structures of your journey, the train company reserves the right to impose a surcharge or revise the tour cost. Also there will be extra surcharge during Xmas & New Year Period & for Signature Journeys.
OPTIONIAL On Board Sightseeing Tours The Management of Maharajas Express does not provide for pre-booking optional sightseeing tours OR Spa treatments in Luxury Hotels, prior to boarding the train The Train Manager or Management of Maharaja Express Train Company bears the onus to book & collect extras for same after boarding the Maharajas Express journey.
Itinerary Changes The itineraries on certain departures will run in reverse direction. There may also be a slight amendment in activities and sequence of destinations visited. The right to vary, amend, alter or withdraw any particular itinerary, departure or excursion rests entirely with the company. Services however, will remain unchanged.
Train Company The Maharajas Express is owned by Indian Railways Government department of IRCTC & all Maharajas Express train Journeys & tour excursions are operated by them. The liability of Lawrence Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd Is limited to that of booking agent only & disputes, if any, are restricted to courts of New Delhi (India) only.
Train Schedules and Flexibility Please note that our train operates within constraints of the Indian Railways Network and timing agreed upon by them We require you to abide by timings suggested by your guides, escorts, etc. enabling us to adhere to schedules Certain departures would be operating in reverse with minor changes in timings and flow of destinations.
Description of Services In Website The information provided in this website is based on brochures available with Marketing Office of IRCTC ,& subject to change The Train Management reserve the absolute right to alter, amend, change or modify tour package & itineraries (including but not limited to cancellation and or substitution of guest speakers & signature departures). The Train Manager or Management of Maharaja Express Train Company bears the onus to inform you of any such last minute changes on the tour.
Force Majeure & Maharaja Express There may be some last minute changes necessary in published tour program, due to factors beyond train company's control such as 'force majeure' events, strikes, fairs, festivals, sport events, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights or railway, closure of / restricted entry at a place of sightseeing. , actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial or nuclear disaster, fire and all similar events outside the control of the party concerned The term 'force majeure' also means any event which we / the supplier of service(s) in question / the Third Party Supplier could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid We cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our agreement with you is prevented or affected by, or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of, 'force majeure'.
Conditions of Travel You will have to strictly follow the tour program There would be no refund if you fail to join the group at the commencement of the tour, or join the group later or leave the group before culmination of the tour for any reasons whatsoever You are responsible to register with representative of Train Company at appointed date, place and time and you would be treated as a no-show if you fail to do so Under no circumstances would any refund be given for any unutilized services You shall not behave in a manner which may cause distress or annoyance to other co-travelers or which may create risk of danger or damage to property of Train Company, co-travelers or others In this event, you may be asked to leave the tour immediately The Principal Train Tour Operator Company or Lawrence Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd. shall be under no liability to any such person.
Minimum Passenger Requirement The scheduled depart of Maharajas Express Train Journey, for which your bookings are confirmed & advance accepted, will operate subject to booking of minimum number of passengers, as decided by management of IRCTC. The Principal Train tour operator is obliged to give minimum 30 days of notice if the said journey date is to be cancelled or postponed. The Booked passengers will be given option to choose amongst the nearest alternate tour date OR refunded full amount of advance taken for train journey. No further compensation is available for other travels bookings made by client & so affected by Cancellation of train tour journey by IRCTC. Disputes, if any, are subject to jurisdiction of courts of New Delhi (India) only.