7 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
The Heritage of India tour itinerary by Maharajas’ Express is an exclusively tailored journey that offers an insight view of India to its guests. Though the Indian luxury train Maharajas’ Express is the latest addition to the fleet of luxury trains in India, it successfully secured its own place in the international travel market for its unparallel services and facilities within a very short period of time. The Heritage of India is an 8 days and 7 night’s journey that begins from the dream city Mumbai and ends up in the capital city Delhi. Vivifying the ancient and medieval India, this luxury train ride also makes the guests feel the heart beats of modern India. The gorgeous décor, tender most hospitality and bewitching off-train excursion tours take the travelers to an entirely different world of celestial charm. Lavishness and sophistication reach its level of zenith in a luxury train tour to India onboard Maharajas’ Express.
Assemble at the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace & Towers at 1430 hours to enjoy a peerless holiday amid sheer luxury. The exclusive Heritage of India tour begins from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai with a traditional welcome ceremony. After the check in formalities, board the train for an onward journey to Ajanta. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and a comfy night sleep on board Maharajas' Express.
After a refreshing breakfast aboard Maharajas' Express, set out for a tour to the ancient caves of Ajanta. These caves are rich with rock cut paintings and sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain deities. A fine example of Buddhist art and architecture, most of the rock cuttings depict the life of Gautama Buddha and of his previous incarnations.
Completing a day long excursion tour, come back to the train for dinner and an overnight stay.
Set forth for a sightseeing tour to Udaipur covering City Palace complex and Crystal Gallery after a refreshing morning breakfast onboard Maharajas' Express. Roam through the City Palace complex to get an insight of the royal days of yore and then enjoy an imperial lunch in the gallery restaurant in the Fateh Prakash Palace.
Post lunch, you have a host of options to choose from- you can get a walking tour to the local markets of the city, see the vintage car collection of the royal family, take delight in Son-et-Lumiere program at City Palace, or indulge in a pampering spa session in a luxury hotel in Udaipur.
Later, return to the train for onboard dinner and overnight stay.
Crisscrossing the different terrains of India, the Maharajas' Express reaches the Sun City Jodhpur on the 4th day of Heritage of India tour.
After reaching Jodhpur, savor a delicious breakfast and then you can either relax in the royal carriages of Maharajas' Express or can also participate in an optional village safari.
The lunch will be served on-board.
Post lunch, set out for an expedition tour of the Old Clock Tower Market, and a trip to the Mehrangarh Fort that visualizes the history and lifestyle of the city.
Return to the train after the expedition, to continue the journey to Bikaner. Dinner will be served onboard. Relax in your royal carriage in Maharajas' Express while the train will continue to move towards its next destination Bikaner.
The city of Bikaner is one of the most important cities in Rajasthan, as far as the art and culture of the state is concerned. On reaching Bikaner, you can get an optional tour to either Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok or Lalgarh Palace Museum. You can also choose to go to the camel breeding firm or to the local jewelry market for bag packing some exclusive Kundan jewelries along with you.
The guests will spend the afternoon in the Junagarh Fort. Post lunch, a camel ride in the sand dunes is arranged for elevating the excitement of this tour.
The evening in Bikaner will become more charming with the cultural performances by the Kalbeliya and Langa Artists, over a glass of fine cocktail and a barbecue dinner.
At night, return back to the train for an overnight stay.
On the 6th day of the journey, Maharajas' Express reaches Jaipur, the 'pink city' of Rajasthan. Dotted with palaces, forts and colorful local markets, this city holds a preface to the culture of the state.
A refreshing breakfast and a sightseeing tour to Jaipur mark the beginning of the 6th day of the royal Indian tour. In the afternoon, the Exhibition Elephant Polo Match and a lavish lunch are organized for the guests in the city of Jaipur.
Post lunch, explore the grandeur of Rajputana architecture in the Amber Fort and also enjoy a ride on the colorful elephant back. Later in the evening, you can roam about the city markets or can experience an indulging spa session or also can visit the City Palace.
Return back to the train at night for a tantalizing dinner and an overnight stay.
To add the pinch of thrill to your Heritage of India tour, Maharajas' Express reaches Sawai Madhopur on the 7th day of the journey. Ranthambore National Park, one of the best tiger reserves in India, is situated in Sawai Madhopur.
Enjoy an early morning safari to the thrilling terrain of Ranthambore. After the safari, savor a tempting breakfast at Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur.
Later, return to the train to relax and to continue the journey to the next destination, Fatehpur Sikri which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On reaching Fatehpur Sikri, explore its various attractions and get an insight of the medieval Indian history and especially of Mughal Empire in India.
Later in the evening, return back to the train for dinner and an overnight stay.
With the early morning sun rays touching the ground, we will reach Taj Mahal to witness its peerless beauty and grandeur. A bystander of immortal Love, Taj Mahal is best viewed under the morning rays of the sun.
Later, enjoy a royal style breakfast accompanied by a glass of champagne at the Taj Khema, Agra.
Board the train again for a journey back Delhi. A sumptuous lunch will be served on-board. Reaching Delhi signals the end of the luxury train journey of Heritage of India by Maharajas' Express.