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Maharajas' Express - The Heritage of India

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Maharajas' Express - The Heritage of India 10 Days / 08 Nights

From close encounters with the Indian Tiger and exploring regal cities of Rajasthan to admiring the fabulous Taj Mahal, this journey truly reveals the best of India with a dash of luxury! Begin your journey from the bustling city of Mumbai and then proceed towards Udaipur. Thereafter, the tour will introduce you to some fascinating sights and sounds of North India.

 

Tour Nights

  • Mumbai: 1 nights
  • Maharajas' Express Luxury Train: 6 nights
  • Delhi: 1 nights
  • Tour code: AWI60
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Tour At a Glance

  • Enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of India’s financial capital, Mumbai
  • Visit Udaipur, the City of Lakes, and embark on a tour through the Old Market
  • Marvel at the majestic forts and palaces in Jodhpur
  • Savour Rajasthani delicacies in the city
  • Visit the Lallgarh Museum and the Fort of Junagarh in Bikaner
  • Enjoy a tour of the Pink City, Jaipur and experience its royal heritage
  • Embark on an exciting game drive at the Ranthambore National Park
  • Behold the beauty of Taj Mahal, and enjoy a quick tour of Fatehpur Sikri

Itinerary details

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Day 01

UK - Mumbai

Depart from UK an overnight flight to Mumbai. Read More

Mumbai

Day 02

Arrival at Mumbai

Upon arrival in Mumbai, Our company representatives will escort you from Mumbai airport to your hotel. You may relax during your overnight stay or opt to take a brief stroll through the city. Read More

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Day 03

Mumbai - Udaipur

Start your trip by registration at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Proceed from there to the Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaja Terminus Railway station to board your train and start the journey. As the train moves towards Udaipur, you enjoy a sumptuous lunch and dinner onboard respectively.  Read More

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Day 04

Udaipur

Wake up on your luxury ride and enjoy an amazing breakfast. When you arrive in Udaipur, you shall proceed for a boat ride at the Lake Pichola, after which you will visit the crystal gallery and the city palace. After this you return to your comfortable carrier, the Maharaja Express. Enjoy a lavish on-board lunch. You may now choose to indulge in  optional activities like enjoying a local tour or a relaxing spa  at a hotel. Have  a dinner at the Satkar Hall or Fatehprakash Palace or the Jamandir Island Palace. After this youreturn to the Maharaja express again as it now proceeds to Jodhpur.  Read More

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Day 05

Jodhpur

Enjoy onboard breakfast and embark on the optional tour to Bishnoi village if you may like. Come back and have lunch on board. After this you visit the famous Mehrangarh fort, which is followed by a tour of the Old Clock Tower market. Here you can enjoy tuk tuk ride or proceed for an elite cocktail dinner at the Khaas Bagh or the Hanwant Mahal. You then return to the comfort of Maharaja express. Your luxury ride now proceeds to Bikaner.  Read More

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Day 06

Bikaner

Enjoy the views of the country while enjoying an onboard breakfast. When you arrive to Bikaner, you can choose to either relax on board or choose from optional activities such as visiting the Lalgarh Museum or taking the local city tour. After this you enjoy on-board lunch. You then leave for your visit to Junagarh fort, where you will enjoy sundowners at the sand dunes. At the sand dunes, you will enjoy local folk dances and songs, together with barbeque and cocktails. You then return to the comfort of the Maharaja express and the train proceeds to Jaipur.  Read More

Jaipur

Day 07

Jaipur

Enjoy on board breakfast. When you arrive at Jaipur, you can proceed to visit the Amber Fort. After taking in the spectacular views of the vicinity, you will proceed to Rambagh Palace hotel for lunch, after which you return to your luxurious train. There are other activities you can choose from such as visit to the city palace museum, a local hotel for a spa or a local city tour. Come back on board for dinner. The Maharaja express then takes you to Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore).  Read More

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Day 08

Ranthambore - Fathepur Sikri

Experience the game drive at the Ranthambore National Park. Return to the luxurious train for breakfast. Leave for Fatehpur Sikri then and enjoy lunch on board. Visit this splendid, deserted Mughal city, which was plush and proper back in the day. You then return to your splendid abode, where you will enjoy an “Indian Evening” that will be followed by a lavish on-board dinner.  Read More

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Day 9

Agra - Delhi

As you arrive into Agra, gear up to visit the extremely beautiful Taj Mahal. Enjoy an exclusive Champagne breakfast at the Taj Khema. Return to your luxurious train as it begins for Delhi. Enjoy an amazing lunch here, you last meal of the trip. After this, bid farewell to the glorious Maharaja express and leave with memories worth a lifetime.  Read More

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Day 10

Delhi - UK Departure

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Memories and princely experiences will however stay on with you, forever! Read More

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Extension

Shimla - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 14)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £499*

    £329*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £699*

    £519*

Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British, is today the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. For a small town, this place is absolutely teeming with appeal whether it is hills, fruit orchards, flowering meadows or nostalgic colonial history.

Shimla

Day 1

To Shimla

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chandigarh. Upon arrival proceed towards Shimla by car and transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Shimla. Read More

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Days 2-3

Shimla

At leisure.

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Day 4

To Delhi

Post breakfast, proceed towards to board the UNESCO-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka and early this evening you will board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 5

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Amritsar - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 12)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £199*

    £109*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £219*

    £119*

Amritsar, in Punjab, hides up its sleeves a multi faceted allure for tourists in the form of the beautiful Golden Temple, the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Ram Bagh Gardens & the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Also the Sunset Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border here is most captivating and worth a watch.

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Day 1

To Amritsar

Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed towards your onward journey to Amritsar by Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Amritsar.  Read More

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Day 2

Amritsar

This Morning visit the Golden Temple, the heart of the Sikh religion and the somber gardens of Jallianwallah Bagh memorial and the Ram Bagh Gardens with the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the afternoon, proceed towards Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Read More

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Day 3

To UK

Transfer to the airport in Amritsar via Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Kathmandu - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 14)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £639*

    £149*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £699*

    £209*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £729*

    £229*

Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, seems in the first glance yet another city lost in the race of time & development. But take a stroll along its backstreets and you will meet the quaint old middle age still flourishing in this city’s heritage, culture, temples, and courtyards overflowing with flowers and tiny shops where goods and services have remained much the same since centuries.

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Day 1

To Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.Rest of the day at leisure Read More

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Day 2

Kathmandu

Tour of the city visiting the Durbar Square, noted for its temples and palaces including the Khasta Mandap, the wooden temple which gave Kathmandu its name, and the temple of Living Goddess or Kumari. You will see much evidence of the Pagoda style of architecture that Nepalese claim to have originated. Visit Syambunath with the all seeing eyes of Buddha overlooking the valley. In the afternoon visit the twin villages of Bungmati Khokana dating back to 6th century, the ancient city of Patan and the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Read More

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Day 3

Kathmandu to Nagarkot

Today visit the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to Nagarkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Rest of the day at leisure to absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Read More

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Day 4

Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day you can see Mount Everest from here. Return to Kathmandu visiting en route Bodhnath, one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet, and Pashupatinath. Read More

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Day 5

Depart Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the  International airport towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Varanasi - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 13)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £369*

    £259*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £419*

    £309*

Experience Varanasi, a city steeped in history and mythology located on the banks of River Ganga. A city that penetrates your hearts & minds through its aura of divinity. A city that links you to that supreme almighty who is worshipped in various forms in its numerous ancient temples.

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Day 1

To Varanasi

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Varanasi and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Varanasi. Afternoon visit Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon. This evening visit the Dasaswamedh Ghats to witness the fascinating Ganga Aarti ceremony. Read More

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Day 2

To Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges and see the famous bathing ‘Ghats’. Later visit the Chunar Fort, which enjoys a commanding position on the banks of the Ganges and the crumbling Ramnagar Fort, the ancestral home of the former Maharaja of Banaras that dates back to 1750. Read More

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Day 3

To Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to fly back towards Delhi and stay overnight at the Hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Ananda Spa and Wellness - ( 05 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 15)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 30 Sep

    £2649*

    £919*

Rishikesh, often referred to as the world Yoga capital, is a town that sits on the banks of River Ganga in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges. The region is known for its tranquil environs, ancient temples and art of holistic healing, which attract people to its throes from far and wide.

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Day 1

To Rishikesh

Post breakfast, transfer to airport towards your onward journey to Dehradun. Continue by car to Ananda in The Himalayas in Rishikesh for a 5-night stay. Read More

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Days 2-5

Rishikesh

At leisure. Wellness Package • Individual Wellness consultation• Ayurvedic consultation • Personal fitness consultation•Fitness Test and Body composition analysis • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day• 3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath and Heated Lap Pool • Scheduled Spa Lifestyle and Wellness activities Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations Lectures, Workshops and Excursions Read More

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Day 6

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport in Dehradun towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • Le Meridien
    Le Meridien
    Delhi
  • JW Marriott Hotel
    JW Marriott Hotel
    Mumbai
  • Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi
    Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi
    Delhi

Le Meridien

Delhi
  • Le Meridien

Le Meridien New Delhi is conveniently located in the centre of the city, within a two kilometre radius of major central government offices, Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapathi Bhawan and the bustling comme

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JW Marriott Hotel

Mumbai
  • JW Marriott Hotel

JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu hotel is within walking distance of Juhu Beach and various popular eateries and shopping outlets. The hotel provides easy access to the business district and is approximately 3 miles from Chhatrapati S

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Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi

Delhi
  • Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi

This spectacular train journey takes you to a glorious Indian escapade and acquaints you with the best of heritage sites and historical monuments and offers an insight into the rich culture of India.   

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers : All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner) for 6 nights in Deluxe Cabin on Train and Breakfast for 2 nights on hotel in Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses:Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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