Indian Splendour



per person

Journey Overview

Delhi to Mumbai

10-night Luxury Escorted Fly, Tour & Rail Holiday 

Departing: 25 February 2022

A meticulously crafted itinerary which includes a dash of royalty, palaces, forts, sand dunes, wildlife and cultural excursions will bring out the best of the India’s royal traditions, art and vibrant culture.

A journey spanning over 11 days and 10 nights in the magnificence of India’s most luxurious train, Maharajah’s Express, brings out an amazing concoction of the myriad hues of this vast and diverse land

Adding to the royal experience is the delectable cuisines, impeccable hospitality and guided off-train excursions bringing out the best of the splendors of the incredible India.

About the Maharajas Express

India’s Maharaja Express is a luxury train in India introduced by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). A traveller gets an amazing opportunity to experience royalty but all the while running on wheels. The Maharaja Express has four cabins: Deluxe Cabin, Presidential Suite, Suite and Junior Suite. It also has a Lounge Bar and Restaurants. All cabins are designed so beautifully that if one looks through the window, one can enjoy beautiful landscapes. The Maharaja Express Train interiors are designed  with keeping the Indian Royal Heritage in mind.

Your Cabin

Deluxe Cabins (112sq ft)

  • Each Deluxe Coach consists of four Twin/ Double bed cabins with attached bathroom
  • Cabins feature wardrobe, luggage storage, writing table, LCD television and individual climate control
  • The bathrooms are modern with washbasin, WC, shower cubicle, running hot and cold water.
  • 20 Deluxe Cabins onboard

Upgrade to a Junior Suite aboard Maharajah’s Express from $5,520 per person​ 


Meet your host

Phil Smethurst is the co-founder of Bicton Travel with his mother Carole and manages our Bicton Travel Premium division, creating bespoke travel experiences for the luxury traveler. 

Join Phil as you embark on a Luxury Journey through India. Climb onboard the Maharajas’ Express, one of the most luxurious trains in the world, for a 2000-mile journey from New Delhi to Mumbai on the Maharajas’ Express.

Indian Splendour

10-night Luxury Escorted Fly, Tour & Rail Holiday departing Perth 25 February 2022




per person


Package Includes:

  • Economy class airfares from Perth to Delhi with Singapore Airlines (or similar)
  • 10-night escorted Indian Splendour Journey from Delhi to Mumbai including an all-inclusive 6-night rail journey onboard the Maharajas' Express
  • Economy Class flights from Mumbai to Perth with Singapore Airlines (or Similar)
  • All taxes & entrance fees


Upgrade to Business Class

from $2,995 per person

Upgrade to a Junior Suite on the Maharaja's Express

from $5,520 per person

Extend your stay!

Pre-tour options

Stay 3-nights in Mashobra

from $2,520pp

Visit Shimla and delve into the nostalgic past of the Summer Capital of the British Raj. 

Situated in the northwest Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and the gateway to the Himalayas. Spread across 12 kms along a ridge that overlooks terraced hillsides and cultivations, Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur, and rhododendron.

Cost includes:

  • Accommodation with breakfast daily.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at the monuments and places of visit.
  • Internal flights in Economy Class on sector Delhi/Chandigarh/Delhi

Stay 2-nights in Varanasi

from $2,530pp

Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world and an important pilgrimage destination. Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of the holy Ganga, it is one of the ancient seats of learning in India. 

Cost includes:

  • Accommodation with breakfast daily.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at the monuments and places of visit.
  • Rickshaw ride in Varanasi.
  • 2 boat rides on the river Ganges.
  • Internal flights on Economy Class on sector Delhi/Varanasi/Delhi 

Post-tour Options

Stay 2-nights in Cochin & 3-nights in Alleppey onboard The Oberoi Vrinda

from $3,270pp

Take a cluster of beautiful islands and narrow peninsulas surrounded by sparkling, azure water. Carpet them with mile after mile of unending lush, green paddy fields and towering coconut trees. Add in a touch of divine whimsy, throw in the oldest European church in India; cantilevered Chinese fishing nets; winding roads crammed with 500-year-old Portuguese houses; a Dutch Palace containing breath-taking murals depicting scenes from the great Indian mythological epics. Welcome to Cochin – now known as Kochi – ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’.

Soak in the beautiful scenery and the local sights as the cruiser meanders through a series of picturesque canals and lakes. The luxurious interiors, gentle lapping of water and balmy breeze make this a perfectly relaxing retreat.

Cost includes:

  • Accommodation with breakfast daily.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at the monuments and places of visit.
  • Internal flights on Economy Class on sector Mumbai/Cochin
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Pricing is correct as of 11/06/2020, inclusive of taxes, is per person, based on twin share. A deposit of $2,500 per person is due at the time of booking. A further part payment for airfare ticketing will be required, details advised at time of flight booking. Full payment is due by 05 November 2021. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice at any time. Flights and accommodation are at the discretion of Bicton Travel. Tour and rail itinerary are subject to change. Tour escort subject to minimum numbers. Travel insurance is a requirement of travel, please ask for a quote. Payment by credit card attracts a merchant fee. Tour gratuities are payable locally. Full terms and conditions will be provided at the time of booking.