Maharaja's Express

A Panoramic view of India’s Treasures, Heritage & Splendour, the Maharajas Express Train in most luxurious of fashions operates on 5 different journeys. It has been honoured as the “Worlds Leading Luxury Train” at 2012 & 2013 World Tourism Award function. This luxury train covers mainly North – Western India, Particularly Magnificent Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan with Champagne Breakfast overlooking The Taj Mahal, Spending time with Elephants in Jaipur & Jungle Safari at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The Maharajas Express Train operates on 5 different tour circuits, each with unique names.
Operating from October to April, the Train Journeys have been often compared to Orient Express of Europe. It offers world class facilities such as Hydraulic cabins with Individual Temperature controlled panels, attached private bathrooms, Wi-Fi Internet, DVD players and Plasma TV. The salons of the Maharaja Express train draws inspiration from the private saloons of the erstwhile Maharajas of India. Each of the cabins including the dining coupes is suffused with nostalgia of past grandeur. Quaint décor fused together with the contemporary amenities create an aura of sheer opulence and 5 Star pampering inside Complimentary In House beverages and multi-cuisine Restaurant Cars with a comfortable lounge make a perfect experience to relax after exploring the wonder that is India.

You have option to book Deluxe Cabins, Junior Suites, Suites & Presidential Suites The off-board Group excursions & sightseeing trips are included in the journey cost

 

 

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Maharaja's Express

  • 3 Nights 4 Days Maharaja’s Express: Gems of India Tour
  • 7 Nights 8 Days Maharaja’s Express: The Heritage of India Tour
  • 7 Nights 8 Days Maharaja’s Express: The Indian Panorama Tour
  • 7 Nights 8 Days Maharaja’s Express : The Indian Splendour Tour
  • 3 Nights 4 Days Maharaja’s Express: Treasures of India journey
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3 Nights 4 Days Maharaja’s Express: Gems of India Tour

Overview

A journey drenched in luxury and infused with nostalgia, Gems of India tour itinerary on board Maharajas Express offers a mesmerising ride across the popular golden triangle tour circuit in sheer opulence.

Tour Highlights

A complete all inclusive experience
Accommodation on a Luxury train carriage
Enjoy the royal hospitality
Sumptuous regional food
Marvel the Taj Mahal of Agra
Guided excursions
Game drives in Ranthambore
Explore the royal palaces and forts of Rajasthan

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore- Jaipur – Delhi

Itinerary

Day 1 Wednesday: Delhi – Agra

Namaste... Welcome to India. Our representative will receive you at the International airport and will transfer you to the Railway station.
Arrive at the station to complete your formalities. After a traditional red carpet welcome, Maharajas Express will chug along to Agra.

The dinner will be served on board the train.

Day 2 Thursday: Agra

Welcome to Agra! Today you’ll be taken on an early morning sightseeing of the spectacular Taj Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate Mumtaj Mahal, the emperor’s beloved wife.

Later enjoy a champagne breakfast and return to the train for lunch. Post lunch, embark on a sightseeing tour to Agra Fort, another World Heritage Site and once the center of Mighty Mughals empire. Later you may choose to go for a rejuvenating spa in 5 star property or sightseeing tour to Fatehpur Sikri and Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb.

As the train chugs into Sawai Madhopur Station, you’ll be taken to answer the call of the wild in Ranthambore National Park. It is one of the most popular tiger reserves in India and considered to be the best bet when it comes to spotting the elusive cats.

Return to the comfort of the train later in the day to continue your onward journey to Ranthambore and Jaipur, which will complete the golden triangle tour circuit with a dash of wildlife.

Dinner would be served on board.

Day 3 Friday: Ranthambore - Jaipur

Today, embark on an exciting game drive in Ranthambore National Park which offers best chances of spotting the royal predator. Return to the train later for a leisurely breakfast as the train rolls on to Jaipur.

Trip to Amber Fort is included in today’s itinerary followed by a royal Elephant Polo Match where guests could either watch the exciting game or even participate. Later, guests will be taken to an exclusive venue for a sumptuous dinner.

Day 4 Saturday: Delhi

Your Gems of India itinerary will come to an end today. The train will arrive in Delhi early in the morning. After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to Maharajas Express as an opulent golden triangle tour aboard Asia’s most luxurious train comes to its conclusion.

Gems of India Schedule for the season 2016 - 2017

Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2016 5
NOVEMBER, 2016 2, 30
DECEMBER, 2016 28
JANUARY, 2017 25
FABRUARY, 2017 22
MARCH, 2017 22

Gems of India Schedule for the season 2017 - 2018

Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2017 18
NOVEMBER, 2017 15
DECEMBER, 2017 13
JANUARY, 2018 10
FABRUARY, 2018 7
MARCH, 2018 7
APRIL, 2018 4

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7 Nights 8 Days Maharaja’s Express: The Heritage of India Tour

Overview

Maharajas Express, the Heritage of India tour itinerary offers whirlwind tour across some of the most fascinating destinations across India to offer you a glimpse into the rich heritage of India.

Tour Highlights

A complete all inclusive experience
Accommodation on a Luxury train carriage
Enjoy the royal hospitality
Sumptuous regional food
Marvel the Taj Mahal of Agra
Guided excursions
Game drives in Ranthambore
Explore the royal palaces and forts of Rajasthan

Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi

Itinerary

Day 01 Saturday Mumbai

Welcome to India.Upon arrival you will be transferred to Taj Mahal hotel.
Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta (Embark- 1640 hrs)– After traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.

Day 02 Sunday Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves – Visit the world heritage site of Ajanta Marvel the rock cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C. with their exquisite frescoes and sculptures.

Day 03 Monday Udaipur

Udaipur – Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit the City palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience traditional hospitality over lunch at an exclusive venue and later proceed for an optional walking tour through the colourful and vibrant Old Market or visit the Vintage car collection of the royal family or enjoy an enthralling Sound and Light show in the Palace.

Day 04 Tuesday Jodhpur

Jodhpur – A ride through countryside brings you to Jodhpur. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue. Enjoy visit to a local village as a optional activity.

Day 05 / Wednesday Bikaner

Bikaner – Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or Camel breeding Farm or Shop for Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.

Day 06 / Thursday Jaipur

Jaipur – The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur welcomes you with an exhibition elephant polo match and champagne lunch at an exclusive venue. Thereafter, proceed for visit to the impregnable Amber Fort followed by free time for optional activities-shopping/Spa/Golfing/visit to City Palace.

Day 07 / Friday Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) – Fatehpur Sikri

Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Continue the journey to see the fascinating royal court complex of Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 08 / Saturday Agra – Delhi (Disembark- 1500 hrs)
Agra – Disembark in Agra – Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by champagne breakfast. Now the train chugs off towards Delhi. Lunch is served onboard. On reaching Delhi, disembark and bid adieu to Maharajas Express staff. You will be transferred to the International Airport for your onward journey with a bunch of enthralling and mesmerizing memories of your tour.

Heritage of India Schedule for Season 2016 & 2017
Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2016 22
NOVEMBER, 2016 19
DECEMBER, 2016 17
JANUARY, 2017 14
FABRUARY, 2017 11
MARCH, 2017 11
APRIL, 2017 8
Heritage of India Schedule for Season 2017 & 2018
Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2017 7
NOVEMBER, 2017 4
DECEMBER, 2017 2,30
January, 2017 27
FEBRUARY, 2018 24
MARCH, 2018 24

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7 Nights 8 Days Maharaja’s Express: The Indian Panorama Tour

Overview

Discover the tantalizing allure and aura of mystique connected with India as you embark on Maharajas Express, the Indian Panorama tour itinerary offering you a glimpse into a bygone era of myriad facets of the Indian architecture, culture and spirituality.

Tour Highlights

A complete all inclusive experience
Accommodation on a Luxury train carriage
Enjoy the royal hospitality
Sumptuous regional food
Marvel the Taj Mahal of Agra
See the Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore
Visit to the pink city of Jaipur
Explore the ancient erotic temples of Khajuraho

Delhi – Jaipur - Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior / Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi

Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday: Delhi- Jaipur

Welcome to India.Upon arrival you will be transferred to the station. Begin your tour from Delhi, the capital city of the country and once-important seat of Mughal India. It has been a potpourri of different cultures, religions and also ethnicity. Quickly the train will take you out of the city and into the heart of another historical city, Jaipur.

Dinner will be served aboard the luxury train.

Day 2 Sunday: Jaipur

Today a trip to Amber Fort is on the cards post breakfast. Amber Fort is one of the most resplendent fortresses in Rajasthan with fortifies walls and battlement. It is used to be the erstwhile abode of the maharajas of Jaipur before the capital was shifted to City Palace, Jaipur. The tour will be followed by an exhibition Elephant Polo match and a sumptuous lunch at an exclusive venue.

Later you have option of visiting City Palace and Jantar Manta or golf/shopping or a rejuvenating spa session at a Palace hotel. Later return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 Monday: Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

A game drive into Ranthambore National Park marks the beginning of today’s adventure. This tiger reserve in India offers the highest probability of spotting the elusive cats in their natural habitat. Return to the train for lunch. The train will roll on to Fatehpur Sikri where you’ll be taken to the tour of the famous ghost town and World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas Express for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 Tuesday: Agra - Gwalior

Embark on an early morning visit to Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the magnum opus of Mughal Architecture. An unforgettable breakfast session with champagne at the Taj Khema overlooking Taj Mahal constitute the highlight of the day.

Continue on to Gwalior on board Maharajas Express. The excitement of the Indian Panorama tour heightens with the train arriving in the city of Gwalior. You will also get a chance to explore the classic collection of arts and artifacts housed within the Jai Vilas Palace Museum besides the Durbar Hall.

Enjoy lunch in the historical Usha Kiran Palace and a Hi-Tea in the Palace Compounds before returning to the train for overnight stay.

Day 5 Wednesday: Orcha - Khajuraho
Today brings you to the next destination, Khajuraho, en-route visiting the sleepy little town of Orcha sprinkled with monuments. Orcha on the other hand offers glimpses of the rich repertoire of arts and crafts of the Bundela kings. Visit the Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj temple and the Orcha cenotaphs while here.

Khajuraho is mostly visited for the exotic sculptures and figurines that adorn the walls of the temples here. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho attracts the leisure tourists, the spiritual tourists as well as tourists on an architectural tour, all on the same magnitude. A walking tour is the best option to explore the place and marvel at the creative and artistic genius of the artists who created these marvels.

Day 6 Thursday: Varanasi

The most holy city, sacred to Hindus and non Hindus alike, Varanasi is situated on the banks of the river Ganga. Sadhus taking a dip in the holy water of the river and devotees making beeline to enter into the temples are a few of the commonest sights that one comes across while here.

The itinerary of the Indian Panorama tour also accommodates the sister town of Sarnath that is most famous for the Buddhist connection. Visit the Stupas and the meditating sites of the Buddha and relive an experience like never before. A trip to Silk Weaving Center is also on the cards today.

Day 7 Friday: Lucknow

Explore the city of the Nawabs on the 6th day of the journey. A historical trail across the Residency, the Rumi Darwaza, and the Bada Imambara will capture wonderful memories for you to carry back home. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and a 'Nawabi' evening at a private venue located in the heart of Lucknow. Later you’ll be served delectable “Awadhi Cuisine” from the Royal Kitchen.

Day 8 Saturday - Delhi
On the 8th day of the Indian Panorama itinerary, Maharajas Express will complete a full circle and arrive back in Delhi. Bid adieu to the sojourn after breakfast, in the capital city, and get set to keep alive these fond memories forever.

Indian Panorama Schedule for the season 2016 - 2017
Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2016 8
NOVEMBER, 2016 5
DECEMBER, 2016 3, 31
JANUARY, 2017 28
FABRUARY, 2017 25
MARCH, 2017 25
Indian Panorama Schedule for the season 2017 - 2018
Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2017 21
NOVEMBER, 2017 18
DECEMBER, 2017 16
JANUARY, 2018 13
FABRUARY, 2018 10
MARCH, 2018 10
APRIL, 2018 7

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7 Nights 8 Days Maharaja’s Express : The Indian Splendour Tour

Overview

Discover and discover the splendors of India with the Indian Splendor itinerary on board Asia's most luxurious train, the Maharajas Express. This tastefully crafted itinerary lasting 168 hours, takes the guest on a mesmerizing voyage across some of the most illuminating destinations in India to acquaint the guests with the heritage, culture and diversity of this incredible country. Included in the itinerary are a dash of wildlife, majestic forts and palaces and temples of medieval India.

Tour Highlights

A complete all inclusive experience
Accommodation on a Luxury train carriage
Enjoy the royal hospitality
Sumptuous regional food
Marvel the Taj Mahal of Agra
See the Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore
Visit to the pink city of Jaipur
Explore the stunning forts and palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Balasinor – Mumbai
Itinerary

Day 01 / Saturday Delhi

Welcome to India.Upon arrival you will be transferred to the railway station. Board the Maharajas' Express in Delhi - Onto Agra (Embark- 2200 hrs)Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra-After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.

Day 02 / Sunday Agra

Arrive into the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’ Agra to visit the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy champagne breakfast over looking the Taj followed by free time for shopping/optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmad-ud-daulah. After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savor our in-house culinary delights at lunch & dinner on board.

Day 03 / Monday Ranathambore-Jaipur
Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch on board as you enter into the Pink City- Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort followed by an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match with champagne dinner. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles before the exciting match.

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Day 04 / Tuesday Bikaner

Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) on Lalgrh Palace Museum of Camel breeding Farm. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.

Day 05 / Wednesday Jodhpur

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you arrive into Jodhpur. Visit a local village as a optional activity or relax onboard. Enjoy a waling tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 06 / Thursday Udaipur

Admire the splendid landscape as you enjoy breakfast on board as you arrive into the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience the hospitality over a royal lunch. Proceed for an optional ‘Walking Tour’ through the Old Market or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family amongst other activities.

Day 07 / Friday Balasinor

Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (One of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit and rounded off by a lunch meeting with the Royal Family to relish their unique cuisine.

Day 08 / Saturday Disembark in Mumbai - 0815 hrs

Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express after on board breakfast. You will be transferred to the International Airport for your onward journey with a bunch of enthralling and mesmerizing memories of your tour.

Indian Splendor Schedule for the season 2016 - 2017
Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2016 15
NOVEMBER, 2016 12
DECEMBER, 2016 10
JANUARY, 2017 7
FABRUARY, 2017 4
MARCH, 2017 4
APRIL, 2017 1
Indian Splendor Schedule for the season 2017 - 2018
Month Departure Dates
SEPTEMBER, 2017 30
OCTOBER, 2017 28
NOVEMBER, 2017 25
DECEMBER, 2017 23
JANUARY, 2018 20
FABRUARY, 2018 17
MARCH, 2018 17

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3 Nights 4 Days Maharaja’s Express: Treasures of India journey

Overview

Treasures of India is a spectacular tour across the famed Golden Triangle tour circuit of India. From the colorful bazaars and majestic forts of Rajasthan, to catching the glimpse of tigers prowling in the wild in Ranthambore National Park. Maharajas Express Treasures of India itinerary include visits to no less than 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with insider experiences and shopping detours in Agra and Jaipur.

Tour Highlights

Guided tour to Agra
Jeep safari at Ranthambore national park
Visit the mighty Amber fort in Jaipur
Explore the beauty of Taj Mahal
Enjoy royal hospitality on a train
Enjoy a unique elephant polo match

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi – Agra

Assemble at Safdarjung Railway Station to begin your Treasures of India tour aboard Maharajas Express train. Soon after a traditional Indian welcome, complete your registration formalities and get ushered to your cabins. Savor your delicious brunch onboard.Arrival in the city of love, Agra. A visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Taj Mahal) becomes the star attraction of the day. Get back to enjoy the comfort of Maharajas' Express or go for Mohabbat The Taj Show or visit Itamd–Ud–Daula or Spa at a 5-star hotel as an optional.
Dinner and overnight stay on board the train.

Day 2 Agra – Ranthambore

Disembark to visit the Agra Fort or visit Itmad-Ud-Daula (optional). Get back to your world of lavishness- Maharajas’ Express for breakfast. Leave for Sawai Madhopur as you enjoy lunch onboard. Enjoy a thrilling drive to the well-known Ranthambore National Park.
Return to Maharajas' Express.
Treat your taste buds with lip-smacking dinner as you leave for Jaipur.

Day 3 Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur and have breakfast on board.Proceed to visit Amer Fort, visit the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar). Optionally, you may also choose activities such as Spa facilities at a Palace hotel, visit to Amer Fort, private shopping tour or a golf session at Rambagh Golf club. Return to the train for a delectable dining experience. Post lunch you could take one of the optional activities mentioned above. After a hearty lunch, you could embark on sightseeing tour of the City Palace or Jai Mahal for elephant activities that will include feeding them, decorating them or take a ride on them.
Embark on a cultural experience wherein you would attend a Kalbeliya dance performance by local artists followed by a sumptuous dinner.
Overnight stay aboard Maharajas' Express.

Day 4 New Delhi

Today you will bid adieu to the Treasure of India tour on board Maharajas' Express train.
Post breakfast, disembark the train to proceed on your onwards journey with a bunch of mesmerizing memories of your tour.

Departure Dates 2017 - 2018

April 2017 Sun, 16th
October 2017 Sun, 15th
November 2017 Sun, 12th
December 2017 Sun, 10th
January 2018 Sun, 7th
February 2018 Sun, 4th
March 2018 Sun, 4th
April 2018 Sun, 1st

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