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The Indian Maharaja Express

The Indian Maharaja

The Indian Maharaja - The Train

As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land of fantastic fantasy. Welcome to the mesmerizing Maharashtra experience aboard the luxurious The Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey.

The weeklong The Indian Maharaja - Deccan Odyssey tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and North India. Covering Mumbai, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Sawai Modhopur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi

The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train project is a joint venture of the Ministry of Railway, Government of India and MTDC (Maharashtra Tourist Development Corporation). The Deccan Odyssey has been benchmarked against the best luxury trains in the world like the Blue Train of South Africa, The Orient Express of Europe and the Eastern and Oriental of South East Asia.

The Deccan Odyssey's sheer luxury is a sight to behold. Everything in the train reflects the ways of Indian Royalty - "Maharaja". The plush interiors, an awesome cuisine and grate sites to see makes the journey memorable. Welcome aboard!

Coaches

Deccan Odyssey has 21 coaches out of which 11 are passenger cars with 4 coupes each. There are 2 Presidential Suite Cars with 2 coupes per car. The train also has a conference car (can be redesigned as dance floor in the night) and two restaurant cars. There is also a lounge/bar car and one surprising addition is a Spa Car. Apart from the above there are generator cars with luggage store and staff car or spare car.

Presidental Suite Dimensions
Cabin length 27'7" (8.4m)
Cabin width 7' 7" (2.3m)
Bed width single 3' (0.9m)
Bed width double 5' (1.5m)
Bed Length 6' 5" (2m)
Cabins per car 2

Deluxe Cabin Dimensions
Cabin area 95 sq ft (9sqm)
Cabin length 13' (3.97m)
Cabin width 7' 7" (2.3m)
Bed width twin 3' (0.9m)
Bed Length 6' 5" (2m)
Cabins per car 4
Dining

Fine Indian and Continental cuisine is served on board in two restaurant cars. The high level of on-board service is delivered by one of the prestigious hotel chain of India.

Other Facilities

Conference Room with capacity to host 50 guests with facility for satellite communication, Internet, computer with printer and fax, and telephone exchange.

  • Library
  • Bar
  • Channel Music
  • Ayurvedic Massage Centre
  • Steam Bath
  • Gymnasium
  • Beauty Parlour
  • Business Centre
  • Special Suite for Physically challenged
  • Fully loaded mini pantry in each coach
  • Telephone in each saloon
  • Television in each coach
  • Plasma TV in Lounge Car
  • PA System/ 6 Channel Music System
  • Lounge in each passenger car

Itinerary

Tour : Mumbai to Delhi

Duration : 7 Nights/8 Days

Destinations : Mumbai > Ajanta-Ellora > Udaipur > Ranthambore > Jaipur > Agra > Fatehpur Sikri > Delhi

Departure Day : Wednesday


Tour : Delhi to Mumbai

Duration : 7 Nights/8 Days

Destinations : Delhi > Agra > Fatehpur Sikri > Jaipur > Ranthambore > Udaipur > Ajanta-Ellora > Mumbai

Departure Day : Wednesday

Mumbai to Delhi
Day 1 : Wednesday Journey begins from Mumbai, The financial capital of India
Day 2 : Thursday Visit Ellora caves, the epitome of India rock-cut architecture
Day 3 : Friday Explore Ajanta caves, a universally pictorial art to behold
Day 4 : Saturday See some of the most beautiful Places in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Day 5 : Sunday View India's finest Tiger Reserve and National Park at Ranthambore.
Day 6 : Monday Behold the Pick City, Jaipur and the capital of Rajasthan
Day 7 : Tuesday Witness India's finest architecture, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 8 : Wednesday Arrive at Delhi, India's National Capital and second largest metro. Continue your journey to a destination of your choice...
Delhi to Mumbai
Day 1 : Wednesday Depart Delhi, India's National Capital and its second largest metro.
Day 2 : Thursday Witness India's finest architecture, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 3 : Friday Behold the Pick City, Jaipur and the capital of Rajasthan
Day 4 : Saturday View India's finest Tiger Reserve and National Park at Ranthambore.
Day 5 : Sunday See some of the most beautiful Places in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Day 6 : Monday Visit Ellora caves, the epitome of India rock-cut architecture
Day 7 : Tuesday Explore Ajanta caves, a universally pictorial art to behold
Day 8 : Wednesday Arrive Mumbai, The financial capital of India. Continue your journey to a destination of your choice...

Tariff


Maharajas' Express Packages for 2018-19

Foreign National
Journeys Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
The Indian Splendour
(8 Days/ 7 Nights)
(Covering approx. 2767 kms)
Adult $5,980 $9,460 $13,800 $23,700
Single Supplement $4,510 $8,520 $13,800 $23,700
The Heritage of India
(8 Days/ 7 Nights)
(Covering approx. 3285 kms)
Adult $6,840 $9,890 $13,800 $23,700
Single Supplement $5,160 $8,910 $13,800 $23,700
The Indian Panorama
(8 Days/ 7 Nights)
(Covering approx. 2307 kms)
Adult $5,980 $9,460 $13,800 $23,700
Single Supplement $4,510 $8,520 $13,800 $23,700
Gems of India
(4 Days/ 3 Nights)
(Covering approx. 859 kms)
Adult $3,850 $4,950 $7,600 $12,900
Single Supplement $2,910 $4,460 $7,600 $12,900
Treasures of India
(4 Days/ 3 Nights)
(Covering approx. 859 kms)
Adult $3,850 $4,950 $7,600 $12,900
Single Supplement $2,910 $4,460 $7,600 $12,900
  • USD 500 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • GST will be extra as applicable.
  • 05% TDS on commission will be charged
  • The tariff structure for the guests having Foreign National passport.

Season 2017-18 (October 2017 to March 2018)

Indian National
Maharajas' Express Description Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
The Indian Splendour
(8 Days / 7 Nights)
Adult INR 397,620 INR 629,000 INR 917,570 INR 1,575,830
Single Supplement INR 299,880 INR 566,500 INR 917,570 INR 1,575,830
The Heritage of India
(8 Days / 7 Nights)
Adult INR 454,800 INR 657,600 INR 917,570 INR 1,575,830
Single Supplement INR 343,100 INR 592,430 INR 917,570 INR 1,575,830
The Indian Panorama
(8 Days / 7 Nights)
Adult INR 397,620 INR 629,000 INR 917,570 INR 1,575,830
Single Supplement INR 299,880 INR 566,500 INR 917,570 INR 1,575,830
Gems of India
(4 Days / 3 Nights)
Adult INR 255,990 INR 329,130 INR 505,330 INR 857,730
Single Supplement INR 193,490 INR 296,550 INR 505,330 INR 857,730
Treasures of India
(4 Days / 3 Nights)
Adult INR 255,990 INR 329,130 INR 505,330 INR 857,730
Single Supplement INR 193,490 INR 296,550 INR 505,330 INR 857,730
Jewels of India
(7 Days / 6 Nights)
Adult INR 388,970 INR 561,850 INR 781,270 INR 1,343,110
Single Supplement INR 292,560 INR 505,330 INR 781,270 INR 1,343,110
  • INR 33250 per person extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
  • GST will be extra as applicable.
  • 05% TDS on commission will be charged
  • The tariff structure for the guests having Indian Identity proof (Passport/Voter ID/Aadhaar/OCI will be applicable.

INLUSIONS :

  • 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.

EXLUSIONS :

  • 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.
GST are subject to change as per the government of India directives.


Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions

Booking Policy :

  • 25% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 75% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

Penalty Clause :

  • Deduction on discount 0.5% of the balance amount shell be paid if payment is made between 30 to 59 days prior to departure.
  • Deduction on discount 0.75% of the balance payment shall be paid if payment is made between 0 to 29 days prior to departure.

For USD bookings : The payable amount in INR should be credited in our account as per the rate of exchange (ROE) of the previous day of the date (www.rbi.org.in) of transferring the amount by the agent.

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.
  • 100% of ticket value 44 or less days prior to the departure.

Child Policy

A) For Deluxe/Jr.Suite/Suite Cabins

  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • 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.
    OR Single child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin -50% of the(adult fare + Supplement charges) if requested in a separate cabin.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child in a separate cabin on twin sharing basis.
  • Three child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of double bed.
    OR If third child request in a separate cabin - 50% of the (adult fare + Supplement charges).
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- Two adults fare on twin sharing basis.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- One adult fare plus 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of double bed.

B) For Presidential Suite Cabin

  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed in PS.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) sharing cabin with adults - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing with two/three/four full paid adults in PS.
  • Two child(5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child in a separate sub cabin on twin sharing basis subject to sharing with two full paid adults in PS.
  • Three child (5 years - 12 years) in a separate cabin - 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing of with two/three full paid adults in PS.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- Two adults fare on twin sharing basis in PS.
  • Two child (5 years - 12 years) + one adult in a separate cabin:- 50% of the adult fare for each child subject to sharing with one full paid adult.

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.

Destinations

Ellora

Ellora is one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India.
Just 30 kms Northwest of Aurangabad, Ellora is easily accessible from the nearby major towns. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva.

Sawai Madhopur - The Feline Bounty

After the exquisite palanquins and architectural landmarks, the perfect place to experience the other side of the royal charm is Sawai Madhopur. Named after its king, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, this place is in close proximity to the famous Ranthambore National Park.

The wilderness of Ranthambore envelopes an aura around you to explore the land of the majestic tiger. This wildlife park is home to various species of animals but the ones that capture most attention are the graceful tigers. The time spent at the National Park is full of adventure, exploration and wonder. Amidst the forest, are the ruins of the ancient fort from the tenth century and the heroic tales associated with it fill you with admiration.

Jaipur - The Pink City

Jaipur's past is never too far from hand. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts.

The palaces and forts of yesteryear that were witness to royal processions and splendour are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of the people of the "pink city". Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed. There is a timeless quality to Jaipur's bazaars and its people. With its historical past, Jaipur revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and the turbans of the men add colour to this fascinating city.

Udaipur - Picturesque Royalty

The land of marvellous beauty, Udaipur is named after the dynamic ruler of this princely state, Rana Udai Singh. The scenic beauty of Udaipur has earned it various titles in superlatives. This City of Lakes has a long glorious history and is also considered as the romance city of Rajasthan with endless love sagas of its rulers.

Jag Niwas, the City Palace, one of the largest palaces in India, is an interesting blend of Rajput architecture and Mughal interiors that carve this fortress as a distinctive structure. The palace also homes a well-maintained museum that upkeeps the armoury, costumes and other belongings of its rulers. The other captive interests in the mystic land are the Lake Palace, the Jag Mandir and numerous other forts and temples. A stunning masterpiece, Sahelion ki Bari also known as the 'Garden of Maidens' is a true delight to experience. Udaipur is a shopper's paradise and has fine marble mementoes, miniature paintings and handicraft items. There are other exquisite attractions like the ballads and compositions woven in melody by artists in traditional Rajasthani style. Overall, the excursion to this overwhelming city is a true delight.

Delhi - India's capital

A major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region's ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.

You will first visit Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort – a world heritage site, continuing to the Jama Masjid, It is the largest mosque in India, accommodating up to 25,000 worshippers at one time.

The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started it in 1199. Pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain temples and using their columns erected the attached Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque also built by him. The tour also includes a photo stop at the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President's residence

Agra - The city of Taj

Agra is located on the banks of river Yamuna and was established in 1504 by the then ruler of Delhi, Sultan Sikandar Lodi. The medieval era city, Agra is a witness of the rise and fall of numerous dynasties. The city is home to the gem of finest architectural monument, Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal, is the mausoleum that reminiscences of the love shared between Shah Jahan, the king for his beloved queen Mumtaz after her demise. This white-marble-wonder expands on the design traditions of Persians and Mughals and is one of the most visited sites in India. After a heartfelt visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, you'll be ushered to the Lal Quila or the Red Fort of Agra. This fort is also called the Palatial City because of its enormous size. The fort was the largest state treasury and welcomed ambassadors from other princely states.

Schedule

Scheduled Departure Dates 2018-19
Month
 
Day
Southern*
Soujoun
(7N/8D)
Saturday
Southern
*Jewels
(7N/8D)
Saturday
Gems of India
(3N/4D)
Wednesday
The Indian Panorama
(7N/8D)
Saturday
The Indian Splendour
(7N/8D)
Saturday
Heritage of India
(7N/8D)
Saturday
Treasures of India
(3N/4D)
Sunday
Sept - 18 15 22
Oct-18 3,31 6 13 20 28
Nov-18 28 3 10 17 15
Dec-18 26 1, 29 8 15 23
Jan-19 23 26 5 12 20
Feb-19 20 23 2 9 17
Mar-19 20 23 2,30 9 17
Apr-19 6 14
Trips 1 1 7 7 7 7 7

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