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 Maharaja Express – Royal India 
 Delhi | Agra | Ranthambore | Jaipur | Bikaner | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Vadodara | Mumbai
INR 3,18,647
From   INR 2,89,120  
(Price per person on twin sharing)
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
  Price Includes:
• Private return transfers
• Accommodation on twin sharing
• Sightseeing
• Meals as per itinerary
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Day 1 (Saturday): Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi – Onto Agra

Delhi: Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express.

In the evening, assemble at Safdarjung Station at 2030 hrs and complete your registration and check in formalities for the Maharajas' Express. On arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome drink on board the Maharajas' Express.

The Maharajas' Express departs Delhi at approximately 2200 hrs to Agra.

Dinner at hotel.

Overnight on the Maharajas' Express

Day 2 (Sunday): Agra – Sawai Madhopur

Agra: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board. On arrival in Agra, enjoy a tour of the spectacular monuments of the city.

Agra, the jewel of India, is home to one of the world’s great architectural wonders - the Taj Mahal. With its spectacular monumental masterpieces and picturesque natural setting, Agra is a legendary city glorified by time.

Visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and ended by 1653. Approximately 20,000 of India’s most revered craftsmen were recruited to give shape to this poetry in marble.

The highlight of the afternoon is high tea atop the Taj Khema. Enjoy a glass of champagne as you admire the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset.

Enjoy some free time shopping for pietra dura marble and fine Mughal Jewellery keeping the traditional Mughal arts alive.

Return to the comfort of the train and continue your journey to Ranthambore National Park.

Breakfast & Lunch on board; High tea at Taj Khema; and Dinner on board.

Dinner and Overnight on board.

Day 3 (Monday) Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) - Jaipur

Sawai Madhopur: On arrival in Sawai Madhopur, get ready for an exciting safari to the 'Ranthambore National Park'. The park encompasses nearly 400 square kilometers of dry, deciduous forest. The park derives its name from the huge 1000 year old Rajput fortress of Ranthambore which sits 215 m high in the forest and is a must visit. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. The Park is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. It is also every bird watcher's paradise.

Return to the train for a hearty brunch; relax and unwind as your journey continues to Jaipur.

Nestled in the rugged Aravali Hills, the picturesque capital city of Jaipur is the pristine jewel in the crown of the desert state of Rajasthan. Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, it is surrounded by rugged hills and dotted by magnificent palaces, massive forts and exquisite temples. Ambling camels and brightly dressed locals reflect Jaipur’s desert heritage, while the swarming markets display a profusion of handlooms and crafts. Enjoy your visit to this city of love, legends and lore.

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy as you visit the bustling markets of Jaipur. Being every shopper's paradise, Jaipur is the perfect place to shop for handicrafts, antiques, jewellery, pottery, carpets, textiles, metalwork and leatherwork.

Continue to visit the fabulous 'Amber Fort', situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. This hilltop castle is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. A short jeep ride takes you up to the hilltop. Once inside you can enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, which open on to striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), Zenana (women’s quarters) and the Hall of Victory.

Complete the exciting day in the evening with a unique and enthralling experience – an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match. Your arrival at the venue will be accompanied by the royal military band and the beating of ‘Nagadas’ (huge Indian drums). You may choose to watch or participate in an exhibition game. After the match, enjoy dinner over sparkling wine.

Following dinner, return to the station and board the train for your onward journey.

Breakfast at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Lunch on board; Elephant Polo Dinner with a glass of wine at a private venue.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Bikaner

Bikaner: Early this morning, you will arrive into Bikaner. Following a leisurely breakfast, set out to explore the desert kingdom of Bikaner. North of Rajasthan, the medieval city of Bikaner was once a major centre in the cross-desert caravan trade. Popularly known as the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Bikaner’s forts, palaces and temples are splendid creations made in red and yellow sandstone and are living reflections of its rich historical and architectural legacy.

Lunch onboard, later visit Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress which has never been conquered. Built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat. But the real beauty of this fort lies inside. Be overwhelmed by the Diwan-i-Khas, the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), which is decorated with paintings and carved marble panels, the Hawa Mahal, the Badal Mahal and the Anup Mahal. The Fort Museum is fascinating and adorned with over-the-top costumes and jewellery.

Continue on an experience of a lifetime! Get a close glimpse of rural India as you are escorted through the surrounding village. Experience the royal pageantry as a convoy of decorated canopied camel carts accompanied by musicians takes you for a Sundowner in the Sand Dunes.

Enjoy cocktails, savour traditional mouth watering barbecue delicacies as you enjoy traditional folk artists like the Langaas and Kalbeliyas whose music and dance will mesmerize you.

Breakfast and Lunch on board; evening barbecue on dunes.

Day 5 (Wednesday): Jodhpur

Jodhpur: After a decadent early breakfast, disembark at Jodhpur, also known as the 'Blue City'.

Jodhpur, the erstwhile ancient capital of Marwar, is situated on the edge of the Thar Desert, set like a jewel amidst the golden sands of the barren desert. It is a perfect starting point for exploring the other wonders of the Thar Desert. Famous for its magnificent forts and palaces reflecting the architectural splendours of the Rajput era, the city is home to the finest Rajput buildings.

Lunch on board, disembark and explore the erstwhile capital of Marwar - Jodhpur. Set like a jewel amidst the golden sands and famous for its magnificent forts and palaces from the Rajput era, it is home to some of the finest architectural wonders.

Proceed on a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower market experiencing the hustle and bustle of the market as well as get an insight of the daily lifestyle of the local residents as you walk through a section of the blue city, past some of the oldest houses and havelis. Continue to the magnificent Meherangarh Fort. Admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches. Tour the palaces and temples built by successive rulers, with priceless jewels and a dazzling collection of arms. The highlight of the day is a Royal Cocktail evening with a wide array of sumptuous Marwar Culinary delights served in the Royal courtyard of Meherangarh Fort as you admire the cityscape from atop.

Return to the train and continue your journey to picturesque Udaipur.

Breakfast and Lunch on board; Barbecue at Meherangarh Fort.

Day 6 (Thursday): Udaipur

Udaipur: Awake to the magnificent scenery of the Aravali Hills as you arrive into Udaipur. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and get ready to spend the day exploring one of the most romantic cities in India.

Renowned as the Venice of the East, Udaipur is an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid lakes and green hills. It is an oasis of colour in a stark and arid region. Picturesque havelis, ghats and temples along Lake Pichola and the lively bazaars make Udaipur one of India’s greatest destinations.

Begin with a visit to the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas. Visit Mor Chowk and see its lavish mosaics of peacocks; Moti Mahal with beautiful mirror work; Chini Mahal covered in ornamental tiles and the spectacular Zenana Mahal.

Feel like a king as you experience the hospitality reminiscent of the days of yore and feast your taste buds over a vast spread of ‘Rajasthani’ delicacies.

Following lunch in Durbar Hall, proceed on a ‘Walking Tour’ through the Old Market of Udaipur. Browse through the shops selling exquisitely embroidered and printed fabrics, jewellery, paintings and carved wood artifacts and other local crafts.

Return to the luxury of the train and look forward to another exciting journey.

Breakfast on board; Lunch in Durbar Hall; Dinner on board.

Day 7 (Friday): Vadodara

Vadodara: Early this morning, you will arrive into Vadodara. Relish a sumptuous breakfast, following which, you will disembark and enjoy a tour of the city highlights.

Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums and considered by many as the de facto cultural capital of Gujarat. Once the capital of the Gaekwads, the former rulers of Vadodara, it is also known as Baroda and rises from the banks of River Vishwamitri.

Later, following disembarkation, you will be driven in a convoy of cars through some of the picturesque countryside to the quaint hamlet of Jambhughoda. Enroute enjoy a brief stop at the famous World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, an ancient town full of ruins scattered over the foothills of Pavagadh. The Pavagadh hill is one of the oldest rock formations in India. Visit the magnificent Jami Masjid, an architectural marvel built in 1513 with tall minarets and minutely carved gates.

On arrival at Jambhughoda participate in the traditional welcome and fanfare of the feudal lords of Jambhughoda, and relish their royal cuisine, typical only to their family. You have an opportunity to interact with the family members and catch a glimpse of their royal past.

Following a sumptuous lunch, return to Vadodara. On arrival in the city, proceed on a visit to the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. A must for every art lover, it exhibits a royal collection of work by the important 19th century painter Raja Ravi Verma. It also displays 19th and 20th centuries European paintings of old masters like Raphael, Titian and Murillo.

Enjoy ‘High Tea and Snacks’ at the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace. Designed in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, the palace built by Maharaja Sayajirao III in 1890 is the residence of the Royal family. Witness the grandeur of its ornate Durbar Hall, the Venetian mosaic floor, Belgium stained glass windows and sculptures of bronze and marble by Fellici. Witness a lovely folk dance performance, typical to the Royal House, as you savour some of the special delicacies from the Royal kitchens.

Return to the station and board the train for the last leg of your journey. Enjoy an Indian evening on board, raising a toast to a memorable experience.

Breakfast on board; Lunch at Jambhughoda; High Tea with Snacks at Laxmi Vilas Palace; Dinner on board.

Day 8 (Saturday): Disembark in Mumbai

Mumbai: Early morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at around 0830 hours at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in the financial capital city of Mumbai. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your ‘Royal India’ journey comes to an end. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever!

Breakfast on the Maharajas' Express.


Aboard The Maharajas Express
A train that never falls short of promising you a royal experience, the Maharajas' Express features 5 carriages for Deluxe Cabins, 6 for Junior Suites, 2 for Suites and 1 for grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows - a design marvel developed by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, so you can savour every bit of magnificent India. All passenger cabins come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities such as LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet, to name a few. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained through the royal journey. Just a small reminder for those who are used to a different power supply, the Maharajas' Express is equipped with 110/230V sockets. Every cabin also has its own electronic safe deposit box.

Maharajas Dining
A royal banquet for royal passengers, the Maharajas' Express has 2 fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons at a time; and everyone on board dines together. Wines and beer served whilst dining come complimentary, of course.

Maharajas Bar And Lounges
One exotic Safari bar with the choicest collection of house brands of wines, beer and spirits with snacks come complimentary to every passenger. There's also a lounge cum bar Raja Club with comfortable club arm-chairs. And if these features don't make you feel pampered, the Maharajas' Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations.

Maharajas Transport
The land tours are based on deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite passengers and superior cars for Suite and Presidential Suite passengers at every destination. All vehicles are equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers. After all, when it comes to providing comfort to royals, every little detail matters! That's what the Maharajas' Express has in waiting for you when you step off.

7 night’s accommodation in the train
Double / twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms
All meals and beverages as per the program
All excursion as per the program with inclusive of entrance fee
Transfers and guide service during excursion
Afternoon is high tea at the Taj Khema in Sawai Madhopur
Enjoy one jeep safari to the 'Ranthambore National Park'
One breakfast at Taj Sawai Madhopur lodge
Enjoy Elephant polo match with dinner at a private venue in Jaipur
One evening barbecue on dunes in Bikaner
One barbecue at Meherangarh fort in Jodhpur
One lunch in Durbar hall in Udaipur
Enjoy ‘High Tea and Snacks’ at the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace
All current and applicable taxes
Any insurance and charges
All personal Expenses (e.g. like tipping, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature)
Any other accommodation except shown in program
Any other service not mention in program

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