7 Nights Heritage of India Journey



Destinations Covered: Depart Mumbai-Ajanta Caves-Lake City of Udaipur-Fort Town of Jodhpur-Desert Outpost of Bikaner-Pink City of Jaipur-Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra Taj Mahal-Arrive New delhi

Day 01: Saturday Afternoon: Mumbai Depart

Report by 2pm in Banquet Hall of Hotel Taj Mahal Palace (Gateway of India) for check in formalities of Maharajas’ Express Train Tour. Following this, travelers are transferred to ChhatrapatiShivaji Rail Terminus to board the Maharajas’ Express Train & depart by 5 p.m.
Dinner on board

Day 02 : Sunday: Ajanta Buddhist Caves

After on board breakfast proceed from Jalgoan Railway Station for excursion to World Heritage Site of Ajanta Caves. These cave temples were sculpted out of hill sides between 2nd century BC to 7th Century AD & famous for colorful frescoes executed On a ground of mud plaster in the tempera technique, showing incidents from life of Lord Buddha & Buddhist Jataka Tales..
Later return to the train & depart. Lunch & dinner on board.

Day 03 : Monday: Lake City of Udaipur

Udaipur - the City of Lakes and also referred to as Venice of the East. Post breakfast, disembark from the train & first enjoy boat ride in Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace (one of the largest palace complex in India) with scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas & Crystal Gallery –with display of personal collection of Udaipur Royalty. Experience a sumptous lunch in Durbar Hall of Fatehprakash Palace .Post Lunch Option to return back to train to relax OR avail optional activities
Dinner onboard the train & depart.

Optional tours in Udaipur (at extra cost-on direct payment)

1) Personal Shopping Trip
2) Enjoy spa facilities in 5 star hotel
3) Evening Sound & Light Show(time permitting)

Day 04: Tuesday: Fort Town of Jodhpur

Train arrives in Jodhpur in the morning & post breakfast, Option to relax on the train OR time available for optional tours.
After onboard lunch, explore this erstwhile capital of Marwar, which is set like jewel amidst golden sands and is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces from Rajput era. Proceed on a walking tour of Old Clock Tower Market and visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort to admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches. Highlight of the day is Royal Cocktail Evening with cultural program & array of sumptuous Marwar culinary delights.
Post dinner return to Railway Station & train departs

Optional Tours in Jodhpur(at extra cost-on direct payment)

1) Jeep Safari excursion to a nearby located Bishnoi village-traditional eco farmers.
2) Spa facilities at 5 star hotel.

Day 05: Wednesday: Desert Outpost of Bikaner

Train arrives at Bikaner Station in the morning & post breakfast -Option to relax on the train OR enjoy optional tours.
After Lunch on board,visit late 16th century built Junagarh Fort- a formidable structure encircled by a moat and features numerous decorative halls.
Later proceed for excursion to sand dunes with en-route high-tea stop at Gajner Palace.
On arrival at the sand dunes you are greeted by cocktails, barbeque and folk dances.
Later drive back to Railway Station & train departs.

Optional Tours in Bikaner (at extra cost-on direct payment)

1) Visit to Lalgarh Museum- where you can witness the architectural marvel of Rajasthan
2) Excursion to Deshnok (rat) Temple- About 600 year old and is known for its sacred rats

Day 6: Thursday: Pink City Of Jaipur

After onboard breakfast ,proceed for excursion to Amber Fort Palace – constructed in late 16th century using combination of Red sandstone & marble & having large ramparts ,series of well decorated gates & hallways,Halls of Public & Private Audience.
Later drive back to town & spend time with elephants(decorating OR feeding them Or enjoy Royal Ride) at City Palace , followed by lunch.
Post lunch OPTION to return to train to relax OR time free for optional tours .
Evening dinner on board & train departs

Optional Tours in Jaipur (at extra cost-on direct payment)

1) Enjoy Spa facilities at 5 star hotel
2) Private shopping tour.
3) Golfing at Rambagh Golf club
4) Visit to City Palace and The Sun Observatory (Jantar Mantar).

Day 7: Friday Morning: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

On early morning arrival at Sawai Madhopur Railway Station proceed for excursion to Jungles of Ranthambhore-the private hunting ground of the Maharajas. Possible sighting of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. These jungles are also home to, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard.
Post safari,return to the railway station & train departs. Breakfast & lunch on board.

Day 7: Friday afternoon: Mughal Town of Fatehpur Sikri

Afternoon excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri,built in Red Sandstone in late 16th century & abandoned within 20 years of it’s construction Due to water scarcity. This deserted Mughal City, offers imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience and beautifully sculptured palaces.
Later return to the train to enjoy a special Indian evening followed by dinner.

Day 8: Saturday Morning: Agra

Early morning, 6:30 am, excursion to one of the wonders of the world,TheTaj Mahal; constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece featuring beautiful inlay work and marble screens. This is followed by another exclusive event, champagne breakfast at TajKhema, overlooking TahMahal, atop a hillock & later return to the train and depart.

Day 8: Saturday Afternoon: New Delhi Arrival

Lunch on board. Train arrives in Delhi by 3:15 p.m.& Check out on arrival The magical journey comes to and end

Depart SCHEDULE Ex Mumbai:

From October 2016 till April 2018
Depart Ex Delhi 2016 2017 2018
January -- 14 27
February -- 11 24
March -- 11 24
April -- 08 --
October 22 07 --
November 19 04 --
December 27 02, 30* --
     

Note:
Train Tour Operator (IRCTC) reserves the right to cancel the scheduled depart if occupancy is less & refund the advance received (with NO further liability)



Journey Cost

7 Nights Heritage India Journey Cost (in US$)
Valid Till April 2018 travel (Taxes Extra)
Occupancy Type Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
On Single Occupancy for
1 person
US$ 12,000 US$ 18,800 US$ 27,600 US$ 47,400
On Twin Share for 2 Persons US$ 13,680 US$ 19,780 US$ 27,600 US$ 47,400
For 3 Persons In P. Suite N/A N/A N/A US$ 71,100
For 4 Persons In P. Suite N/A N/A N/A US$ 94,800

Note:

- Add Government Taxes Extra, as applicable.
- Add US$ 500 Per Person Holiday Surcharge Extra for 27 Dec 2016 & 30 Dec 2017 Tour Departs.
- Indian Nationals can pay in equivalent INR Rupees as prevailing rate of exchange.

Booking Procedure

1. Advice preferred date of journey with cabin type & number of passengers.
2. We require Name/Nationality/Date Of Birth/Passport Numbers of all the passengers to process booking request.
3. Booking will be confirmed on receipt of MINIMUM 30% advance deposit of Ticket Value.
4. Balance Payment must reach us at least 70 days before tour depart.
5. Booking request made less than 70 days before tour depart ,will be confirmed on receipt of one time full deposit of ticket value.
6. To issue Travel documents ,we require Passport Copy of all passengers & Reservation Form.
7. Advice interest to Book Hotels in New Delhi & Mumbai or customized package tours pre/post train tour journey.
8. Passengers are advised to pre-book Tour Insurance from country of origin of travel
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CANCELLATION TERMS

(a) Royal Indian Trains is PSA-IA of Maharajas’ Express operated by IRCTC; & our liability is limited to that of Booking Agent Only.
(b) All requests for cancellation must be made in writing & acknowledged by us.
(c) Minimum 30% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled > 65 days before tour depart
(d) Minimum 50% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled between 64 days to 50 days before tour depart
(e) Full 100% of ticket value will be charged as cancellation fee if booking cancelled < 49 days before tour depart
(f) Request for Change in Passenger Name/Journey Date as per IRCTC policy.
(g) All overseas refunds ,as per cancellation policy are subject to rules & regulations of Reserve Bank Of India
(h) Royal Indian Trains reserves the right to deduct US$ 100 bank processing fee to process overseas funds & will be refunded in equivalent INR Rupees as per amount received.
(i) Train Tour Operator (IRCTC) reserves the right to cancel the scheduled depart if occupancy is less & refund the advance received (with NO further liability)

IMPORTANT: Disputes ,if any, are subject to Jurisdiction of Courts of New Delhi (India) Only.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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