Maharajas' Express The Indian Panorama

Maharajas' Express The Indian Panorama

Overview
Discover the irresistible allure and aura of mystique associated with India as you embark on Maharajas Express, the Indian Panorama tour itinerary offering you a glimpse into a bygone era of myriad facets of the Indian architecture, culture and spirituality.
This 8 days luxury tour itinerary offers you a whirlwind tour across meticulously selected destinations to bring out the best of the Indian diversity and her rich heritage. Take a dip at one of the Ghats by the bank of Holy Ganges as you visit one of the oldest living cities in the world Varanasi. Also included in itinerary is the World Heritage site of Khajuraho Group of Monuments famous for its stone carved architecture which is said to reflect the ancient Indian text Kamasutra.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit Amber fort
  • Exhibition Elephant Polo Match
  • Safari trip to Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit to attractions in and around UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri
  • Explore the Taj Mahal, epitome of love
  • Tour to Gwalior Fort and the Jai Vilas Palace Museum
  • Full day trip to Jahangiri Mahal, Orchha
  • Guided tour to the eastern and western group of temples in Khajuraho, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Excursion to Sarnath
  • Tour to Varanasi Silk Centre
  • Boat ride on the River Ganges
  • Attend evening 'Aarti' on the banks of River Ganges

Tour Duration:8 days and 7 nights
Places Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow – Delhi

Short Itinerary
Day 1 - Delhi
Day 2 - Jaipur
Day 3 - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri
Day 4 - Agra - Gwalior
Day 5 - Orchha - Khajuraho
Day 6 - Varanasi
Day 7 - Lucknow
Day 8 - Delhi


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Day 1 Saturday: Delhi- Jaipur
Begin your tour from Delhi, the capital city of the country and once-important seat of Mughal India. It has been a potpourri of different cultures, religions and also ethnicity. Quickly the train will take you out of the city and into the heart of another historical city, Jaipur.
Dinner will be served aboard the luxury train.

Day 2 Sunday: Jaipur
Today a trip to Amber Fort is on the cards post breakfast. Amber Fort is one of the most resplendent fortresses in Rajasthan with fortifies walls and battlement. It is used to be the erstwhile abode of the maharajas of Jaipur before the capital was shifted to City Palace, Jaipur. The tour will be followed by an exhibition Elephant Polo match and a sumptuous lunch at an exclusive venue.
Later you have option of visiting City Palace and Jantar Manta or golf/shopping or a rejuvenating spa session at a Palace hotel.
Later return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 Monday: Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri
A game drive into Ranthambore National Park marks the beginning of today’s adventure. This tiger reserve in India offers the highest probability of spotting the elusive cats in their natural habitat. Return to the train for lunch. The train will roll on to Fatehpur Sikri where you’ll be taken to the tour of the famous ghost town and World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri.
Return to the comforts of Maharajas Express for dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 4 Tuesday: Agra - Gwalior
Embark on an early morning visit to Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the magnum opus of Mughal Architecture. An unforgettable breakfast session with champagne at the Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal constitute the highlight of the day.
Continue on to Gwalior on board Maharajas Express.
The excitement of the Indian Panorama tour heightens with the train arriving in the city of Gwalior. You will also get a chance to explore the classic collection of arts and artifacts housed within the Jai Vilas Palace Museum besides the Durbar Hall.
Enjoy lunch in the historical Usha Kiran Palace and a Hi-Tea in the Palace Compounds before returning to the train for overnight stay.

Day 5 Wednesday: Orcha – Khajuraho
Today brings you to the next destination, Khajuraho, en-route visiting the sleepy little town of Orcha sprinkled with monuments. Orcha on the other hand offers glimpses of the rich repertoire of arts and crafts of the Bundela kings. Visit the Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj temple and the Orcha cenotaphs while here.
Khajuraho is mostly visited for the exotic sculptures and figurines that adorn the walls of the temples here. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho attracts the leisure tourists, the spiritual tourists as well as tourists on an architectural tour, all on the same magnitude. A walking tour is the best option to explore the place and marvel at the creative and artistic genius of the artists who created these marvels.

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Day 6 Thursday: Varanasi
The most holy city, sacred to Hindus and non Hindus alike, Varanasi is situated on the banks of the river Ganga. Sadhus taking a dip in the holy water of the river and devotees making beeline to enter into the temples are a few of the commonest sights that one comes across while here.
The itinerary of the Indian Panorama tour also accommodates the sister town of Sarnath that is most famous for the Buddhist connection. Visit the Stupas and the meditating sites of the Buddha and relive an experience like never before. A trip to Silk Weaving Center is also on the cards today.

Day 7 Friday: Lucknow
Explore the city of the Nawabs on the 6th day of the journey. A historical trail across the Residency, the Rumi Darwaza, and the Bada Imambara will capture wonderful memories for you to carry back home. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and a 'Nawabi' evening at a private venue located in the heart of Lucknow. Later you’ll be served delectable “Awadhi Cuisine” from the Royal Kitchen.

Day 8 Saturday – Delhi
On the 8th day of the Indian Panorama itinerary, Maharajas Express will complete a full circle and arrive back in Delhi. Bid adieu to the sojourn after breakfast, in the capital city, and get set to keep alive these fond memories forever.

Maharajas’ Express for the Indian Panorama Tariff for the season 2016-17


CabinAdult (Twin Sharing)First Child (05 -12 yrs)Single Supplement
Deluxe CabinUSD 5980USD 2990USD 4510
Junior SuiteUSD 9460USD 4730USD 8520
SuiteUSD 13800USD 6900USD 13800
Presidential SuiteUSD 23700USD 11900USD 23700

Inclusions
The tariff of the Maharajas’ Express includes accommodation, meals, beverages (light drinks, tea, coffee, and mineral water), Indian wines (in house brands), butler service, and porter-age at stations, guided tours and entrance fees at monuments.
The tariff however does not include taxes, insurances, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, and fees of video and professional cameras.

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  • Service tax at 4.5% to be paid extra.
  • The above cost is Per Person.
  • Validity - season 2016-17
  • Children below 5 years of age can travel for free.
  • Prices are subject to change in case of any amendment in the routing or any other hikes such as fuel, taxes etc.

Booking Policy

  • If booking is done prior to 90 days of departure or more, then 25% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking
  • If booking is done less than 59 days of departure or less, then full 100% of the total tariff is to be paid at the time of booking

The cancellation Policy

  • If cancelled 90 days or more prior to departure date, then 25% of the published tour cost is deducted
  • If cancelled 89-60 days prior to departure date, then 50% of the published tour cost is deducted
  • If cancelled 59-0 days prior to departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted
  • If you fail to show up on the departure date, then 100% of the published tour cost is deducted

Maharajas Express the Indian Panorama Departure Dates for the season 2016-17


MonthDeparture Dates
October 201608
November 201605
December 201603, 31
January 201728
February 201725
March 201725
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