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Indian Maharaja
The Indian Maharaja is a justly majestic train exemplifying the sculpture of pleasing to the eye traveling style. Interiors soaked to the skin in magnificence of a golden era, graceful décor, well-off drapery and congenial service distinguish an etched in your mind expedition in the circuit of ultimate sumptuousness and mollycoddle.


History
The Indian Maharaja is particularly planned for individuals who fancy familiarity towards a pan-Indian royal journey on helm. This opulence train in India puts forward a wider work of art for the judicious voyager to see the sights of India. The expedition coalesces commencing Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi facilitates the visitors to infuse with luxury train tours india.


Route
The weeklong The Indian Maharaja tour comprises numerous striking visiting attractions casing the gigantic stretch of Maharashtra and North India. Wrapping up Mumbai, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi the train has one to two exoduses for each month, commencing November to April

The Indian Maharaja : Tour Highlights
Ellora Temple Caves
ellora-temple-caves Ellora Temple CavesThe cave temples of Ellora were excavated from the solid rock and symbolizes the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Carved during the 350 AD to 700 AD period, these finest examples of cave - temple architecture houses detailed facades and exceptionally carved interiors. The caves opening to the west are equally associated to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. Out of total 34 caves, 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, the 17 in the centre dedicated to Hinduism, and the 5 caves to the north are dedicated to Jainism. From south to north there are about 34 caves here, which corresponds more or less (Cave 21 with some significant exceptions) to the order in which they were constructed. The caves 1 to 12 in southernmost direction, are dedicated to Buddhism and were built in & around 7th & 8th centuries AD. The middle caves 13 to 29 are dedicated to Hindu deities, which dates back from 7th century to 9th century AD. The upper caves are related to Jainism (9th century). book now


Ajanta Caves
ajanta-caves Ajanta CavesThese 3rd-century caves are fine achievements by Buddhist monks and are considered the finest masterpiece of Buddhist art and architecture.The caves are cut from the volcanic lava of the Deccan and are set in beautiful blooming surroundings. These historical manmade caves comprise of beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings that depict the life of the Buddha. At Ajanta, the paintings on the walls, illustrate the events in the life of Gautama Buddha


Samode Haveli
It has been meticulously restored and integrated into a unique property. This unique atmosphere of the contemporary and the historic gives Samode Haveli a warm & friendly atmosphere enabling guests to relax and treat it as a home away from home! With its understated luxury, antique furniture, furnishings and original work-of-art, the hotel is a celebration of traditional values and gracious living. To be there is to belong. Rooms and Suites Each of the 29 well appointed rooms and suites are individually designed and furnished with genuine antiques and fixtures, old family portraits adorn the walls, the ambience and experience is further enhanced due to the presence of state-of-the-art in room amenities. Most of the rooms have a separate dressing area. All rooms are with en-suite bathrooms with shower and tub with hot and cold water, air conditioning, television with cable connection, telephones with international dialing facilities.


Amber Fort
amber-fort Amber FortAmber is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The construction of the Amber Fort began in the year 1592 and was started by Man Singh I, but it was finished by his descendant Jai Singh I. The exterior of the Fort is not in the least like its interiors. The outside is very imposing and rugged looking whereas the inside is a comforting and warm interior which is influenced by both Hindu and Muslim style of ornamentation. On the walls, are paintings depicting various hunting scenes, and there is also a lot of work on walls, which are covered with intricate carving, mosaic and minute mirror work that make the halls look very majestic and imperial. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and look even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort in itself is a beautiful sight to behold but as one looks on the fort with its clear reflection on the lake in the front, one cannot help but wonder if it is a dream or a beautiful illusion.


Taj Mahal
taj-mahal Taj MahalTaj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river. Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666 C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India. It is an elegy in marble or some say an expression of a dream. Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later. The queen's real name was Arjumand Banu. In the tradition of the Mughals, important ladies of the royal family were given another name at their marriage or at some other significant event in their lives, and that new name was commonly used by the public. Shah Jahan's real name was Shahab-ud-din, and he was known as Prince Khurram before ascending to the throne in 1628.


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Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers. It was completed in 1648 C.E. at a cost of 32 Million Rupees. The construction documents show that its master architect was Ustad 'Isa, the renowned Islamic architect of his time. The documents contain names of those employed and the inventory of construction materials and their origin. Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Qannauj, Lahore, and Multan were employed. In addition, many renowned Muslim craftsmen from Baghdad, Shiraz and Bukhara worked on many specialized tasks.
The Taj stands on a raised, square platform (186 x 186 feet) with its four corners truncated, forming an unequal octagon. The architectural design uses the interlocking arabesque concept, in which each element stands on its own and perfectly integrates with the main structure. It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and a symmetry of architectural elements.


Its central dome is fifty-eight feet in diameter and rises to a height of 213 feet. It is flanked by four subsidiary domed chambers. The four graceful, slender minarets are 162.5 feet each. The entire mausoleum (inside as well as outside) is decorated with inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy using precious gems such as agate and jasper. The main archways, chiseled with passages from the Holy Qur'an and the bold scroll work of flowery pattern, give a captivating charm to its beauty.The central domed chamber and four adjoining chambers include many walls and panels of Islamic decoration.


The mausoleum is a part of a vast complex comprising of a main gateway, an elaborate garden, a mosque (to the left), a guest house (to the right), and several other palatial buildings. The Taj is at the farthest end of this complex, with the river Jamuna behind it. The large garden contains four reflecting pools dividing it at the center. Each of these four sections is further subdivided into four sections and then each into yet another four sections. Like the Taj, the garden elements serve like Arabesque, standing on their own and also constituting the whole.

Tour 1 Destination : Mumbai to Delhi
Tour Period : 07Nights / 08Days
Touring Route : Mumbai - Ellora - Ajanta - Udaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Agra - Jaipur – Delhi


Day 1 : Mumbai (Wednesday)
book now Mumbai We will Board the Train at CST terminus at Mumbai. Train takes off at 16:40 hrs for Aurangabad. Enjoy the lip-smacking buffet on wheels.


Day 2 : Aurangabad (Tuesday)
aurangabad Sunup we'll progress for visiting the attractions of Ellora Caves. On arrival on wheels enjoy your exclusive Lunch and the lasting daylight hours take pleasure in relaxation on board. The Train proceeds for Jalgaon at the hours of darkness. Dinner will be provided on wheels.


Day 3 Aurangabad (Friday) Visit Ajanta Caves
Take a Pleasure trip to Ajanta Caves early in the morning. Back on wheels for Lunch and relax on wheels while the train leaves for Udaipur. Lip-smacking Regal Dinner on wheels.


Day 4 : Udaipur (Saturday)
udaipur-tours UdaiourDaybreak we'll be visiting the attractions of the City Palace trailing the boat rides at Lake .Lunch on wheels. During the sunset get down from the Train for a ball Dinner at Fateh Prakash Palace hotel. Later The Train will progress to Sawai Madhopur in the hours of darkness.


Day 5 Sawai Madhopur (Sunday) Sawai Madhopur
Subsequent to early breakfast progress for an adventurous and wild jungle safari. Lunch on board chased by an afternoon safari as well. Feel to be regal at the evening-Tea at the Taj Lodge. Dinner on wheels as the Train proceeds for Agra.


Day 6 : Agra (Monday)
taj mahal The taj mahalMorning feast on wheels. Advance for seeing the sights of Fatehpur Sikri and later enjoy your Lunch at the City Hotel. Late Afternoon stopover at Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. The Train heads off for Jaipur during the nighttime serving Dinner on wheels.


Day 7 : Jaipur (Tuesday)
Jaipur Hawa mahalMorning expedition to Amber Fort. Dine for lunch at the Jai Mahal Palace hotel. Hours of daylight Jaipur sightseeing. Dinner on wheels as the Train moves in the direction of the shining capital of India New Delhi.


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Day 8 : Delhi (Wednesday)
Red Fort Delhi Post-brunch vacate from the train and shift to IGI Airport for your beyond passage to your homeland.

Tour 2 Destination :
Delhi to Mumbai
Tour Period : 07Nights / 08Days
book now Touring Route : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Udaipur - Ellora - Ajanta - Mumbai


Day 1 : Delhi (Wednesday)
Head off on the Train during sundown. Train proceeds at 19:30hrs.Lip-smacking Dinner on wheels and train make tracks for Agra.


Day 2 : Agra (Thursday)
taj mahal Morning feast on wheels. Advance for seeing the sights of Fatehpur Sikri and later enjoy your Lunch at the City Hotel. Late Afternoon stopover at Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. The Train heads off for Jaipur during the nighttime serving Dinner on wheels.


Day 3 : Jaipur (Friday)
Jai Mahal PalaceMorning expedition to Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal. Dine for lunch at the Jai Mahal Palace hotel. Evening leisure at city palace served with a lip-smacking buffet including dinner in the night. Later the Train moves in the direction of the shining city of Sawai Madhopur in the hours of darkness.


Day 4 : Sawai Madhopur (Saturday)
Sawai Madhopur Subsequent to early breakfast progress for an adventurous and wild jungle safari. Lunch on board chased by an afternoon safari as well. Feel to be regal at the evening-Tea at the Taj Lodge. Dinner on wheels as the Train proceeds for Udaipur.


Day 5 : Udaipur (Sunday)
Daybreak we’ll be visiting the attractions for trailing the boat rides at Lake .Lunch on wheels. During the sunset enjoy your lunch in the Train. Later The Train will progress to Aurangabad in the Noon.


Day 6 : Aurangabad (Monday) Visit Ellora Caves
ellora-caves Ellora CavesSunup we'll progress for visiting the attractions of Ellora Caves. On arrival on wheels enjoy your exclusive Lunch and the lasting daylight hours take pleasure in relaxation on board. The Train proceeds for Jalgaon at the hours of darkness. Dinner will be provided on wheels.


Day 7 : Aurangabad (Tuesday) Visit Ajanta Caves
Take a Pleasure trip to Ajanta Caves early in the morning. Back on wheels for Lunch and relax on wheels while the train leaves for Udaipur. Lip-smacking Regal Dinner on wheels


Day 8 : Mumbai (Wednesday)
book now Post-brunch vacate from the train and shift to Shivaji Airport for your beyond passage to your homeland.


Season 2014-15 ( October 2014 to March 2015)

 
Cabin Cabin Tariff Description
Deluxe Cabin
Double/Twin US$ 5980 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 4510 per person Single Cabin
Child ( 5-12 years) US$ 2990 Sharing Cabin with Parents
Junior Suite
Double/Twin US$ 9460 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 8520 per person Single Cabin
Child ( 5-12 years) US$ 4730 Sharing Cabin with Parents
Suite
Double/Twin US$ 13800 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 13800 per person Single Cabin
Child ( 5-12 years) US$ 6900 Sharing Cabin with Parents
Presidential Suite
Double/Twin US$ 23700 per person TWN Sharing Cabin
Single Supplement US$ 23700 per person Single Cabin
Child ( 5-12 years) US$ 11900 Sharing Cabin with Parents


# USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
# 3.09% Service Tax will be extra as applicable.


#The tariff is inclusive of cost of travel, accommodation, All meals, soft beverages, Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board, Butler service,transport & guide services for sightseeing, entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces and entertainment.
# The tariff does not include Insurance, Telephone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages, (apart from the house brands of wines, spirits, beer served in the restaurants and bar) Video and professional still camera fees, SPA Car, Business Car Facilities and other items of personal nature.
The above Tariff is subject to change without notice.


Booking Policy:
book now - 25% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
- Remaining 75% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy:
- 25% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
- 50% of ticket value between 45 to 59 days prior to departure.
1- 00% of ticket value 44 or less days prior to the departure.


Child Policy :
1. Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents.
2. 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.


No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:
- No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
- En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
- Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.

The Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey - Schedule
Schedule for the season 2014-15 and 2015-16 :
book now Mentioned below is the schedule of the Indian Splendor itinerary on board Maharajas Express, an 8 days itinerary covering some of the most splendid destinations and attractions in India. Discover the splendor of India in sheer opulence. Plan your journey according to the scheduled departure of the luxury train for the sesion beginning October 2013.

Month Departure Dates
October, 2014 11
November, 2014 8
December, 2014 6
January, 2015 3, 31
Fabruary, 2015 28
March, 2015 28
October, 2015 17
November, 2015 14
December, 2015 12
January, 2016 9
Fabruary, 2016 6
March, 2016 5
April, 2016 2


Dates For Departure From Delhi To Mumbai
» Schedule for the season 2014-15 and 2015-16:


Month Departure Dates
October, 2014 18
November, 2014 15
December, 2014 13
January, 2015 10
Fabruary, 2015 7
March, 2015 7
April, 2015 4
October, 2015 24
November, 2015 21
December, 2015 19
January, 2016 16
Fabruary, 2016 13
March, 2016 12
April, 2016 4
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