Royal Rajasthan - Maharaja Express
Experience the Luxury Train - Maharaja Express
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 8 days and 7 nights in the magnificence of Asia's most luxurious train 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 incredible India.
What To Expect
07 Days / 6 Nights
Experience the Luxury Train - Maharaja Express
DAY 1: Agra
You will be welcomed on board the Maharajas' Express with a welcoming drink at Delhi's Safardjung Station. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board en route to Agra. On arrival, you will be treated to a tour of the city's spectacular monuments. Visit the magnificent Agra Fort, exploring the House of Commons and the royal pavilions, including the Macchi Bhavan and the Shah Jahani Mahal. Wander through lavishly decorated halls, courtyards and alcove, with tantalising glimpses of the Taj Mahal in the distance. Lunch will be held in colourful tents on the lush green lawns of the Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal. Traditional dancers and musicians will provide entertainment. From here, you will be taken on a visit of the world famous Taj Mahal before enjoying some free time for shopping. Return to the comfort of the train in time for dinner.
DAY 2: Ranthambore National Park and Jaipur
On arrival in Sawai Madhopur get ready for an exciting safari to Ranthambore National Park. Return to the train in time for a hearty brunch, and relax and unwind as your journey continues to Jaipur. Indulge in some retail therapy as you visit the city's bustling markets. Take a short jeep ride to the famous Amber Fort, situated on a ridge overlooking Jaipur. Enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, which open onto striking panoramas. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors, zenana and the Hall of Victory. Carry on by jeep to the romantic hamlet of Kuka, situated amidst the Aravali hills, for an Exhibition Polo Match, accompanied by a champagne dinner. The guests are welcomes by the royal military band. Choose whether to enjoy the match from the sidelines or to take part yourself! That evening you will return to the station and board the train for your onward journey.
DAY 3: Bikaner
Early this morning you will arrive in Bikaner. Following a leisurely breakfast, set out to explore this desert kingdom. Begin by visiting the unassailable fortress of the Junagarh Fort. Be overwhelmed by the Diwan-i-Khas, the Flower Palace, decorated with paintings and carved marble panels, the Hawa Mahal, the Badal Mahal and the Anup Mahal. The fascinating Fort Museum is adorned with over-the-top costumes and jewellery. Enjoy an extravagant lunch in a majestic palace sprawled like an oasis in the midst of the desert. In the late afternoon you will be taken to a neighbouring village, from where a convoy of decorated camel carts accompanied by musicians will lead you into the sand dunes for an atmospheric sundowner. Rejoin the train and continue your journey.
DAY 4: Jodhpur
Disembark in the Blue City of Jodhpur. Enjoy an exciting jeep safari to the rural village of Rohet, where you can witness folk rituals and see village artisans at work. After lunch at the magnificent Rohet Garh hotel, you will tour the extravagant Mehrangarh Fort. Return to the train to continue your journey.
DAY 5: Udaipur
Wake up to the magnificent scenery of the Aravali Hills as you arrive in Udaipur. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before exploring the City Palace, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupolas. Visit Mor Chowk and see its lavish mosaics of peacocks, gaze at the beautiful mirror work at the Moti Mahala and admire the tiled Chini Mahal and spectacular Zenana Mahal. Feast on Rajasthani delicacies for lunch before going on a walking tour through the Old Market, browsing its shops. Return to the luxury of the train for the night.
DAY 6: Vadodara
Relish a sumptuous breakfast before enjoy a tour of the city. Begin with a visit to the World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, an ancient ruined town. Visit the magnificent Jami Masjid, with its tall minarets and carved gates, followed by the Kewda Masjid and the Nagina Masjid. Travel back more than a century to the ancient Jambughoda Palace for lunch. Return to the city to explore the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, with its royal art collections. Enjoy high tea at the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace, with its ornate Durbar Hall, Venetian mosaic hall, Belgian stained glass windows, and bronze and marble sculptures. Return to the station and board the train for the final time.
DAY 7: Mumbai
After an early breakfast you will disembark in the city of Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express.
- WildlifeThis itinerary is a cultutally focussed one , however one will have an opportunity to visit Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve for one game drive - where one will be able to see Monkeys, Deer and if lucky Tiger.
- Travelling with ChildrenNot Suitable for Children
- Don't Leave withoutIndulge in a Royal lunch at Durbar Hall, Udaipur. Enjoy Cocktail Dinner with Marwar Culinary Delights at Hanwant Mahal, Jodhpur.
Where to Stay
Set in an exclusive residential area of Delhi, close to the seat of government, The Taj Mahal Hotel is proud reflecting of Delhi's Mughal heritage.
Inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the Oberoi Amarvilas is the perfect counterpoint to the majestic Taj Mahal.
Rates & Terms
- Accommodation on Double / Twin share basis.
- Buffet Meals ( Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner) All applicable taxes.
- This offer is valid from 1 October 2014 to 15 April 2015.
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Enjoy breathtaking architecture and urban vibe in Delhi, the spectacular forts of Jaipur/Jodhpur and Udaipur, and the famous Taj Mahal.