Maharajas' Express: Gems of India

Agra Fort
Amber Fort at Jaipur
The Rajah Club
The Safari bar
Taj Mahal - © Bob Cable
Exterior view of the Maharajah's Express

Holiday Highlights

  • Luxury train travel
  • Champagne Breakfast overlooking Taj Mahal
  • An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
  • Elephant Polo match at Jaipur
  • 4 Days from £3,060pp

Tour Dates:
Monthly departures from October to April each year

A train that never falls short of promising you a royal experience, the Maharajas' Express features carriages with Deluxe Cabins, six Junior Suites, two Suites and one Grand Presidential Suite. Each has large panoramic windows allowing you to savour every bit of magnificent India. Enjoy individual temperature controls, televisions & DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained during the journey and you will be equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits such as bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers on days out. The Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants that allowing everyone on board to dine together. Relax in one of two bars including an exotic Safari bar and the lounge bar Rajah Club with comfortable club arm-chairs and there is even a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations. All brought to you by a team of highly motivated hospitality staff ensuring the guest experience is unmatched and every need is not just met, but anticipated.

From October 2019 Maharajas' Express itineraries will be changing, more details will be available later in the year. On the previous Gems of India route below you experienced the delights of Rajasthan and its ‘Golden Triangle’. Visit the world's greatest monument of love, the Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park and soak up the spectacular regal heritage in Jaipur.

For a visual taste of what you can expect click here.

NB: You have the option of including this special rail journey as part of a Tailored Rail tour. Ffestiniog Travel can make the additional arrangements to allow you to join any of these luxury train journeys, at the beginning, during or end of a bespoke itinerary. We will organise rail and flight tickets where necessary and hotel accommodation. Please contact us direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and we will provide quotations on request.


Day 1 – Board the Train at Delhi

After traditional welcome and once registration formalities are completed you will board the Maharajas' Express and enjoy dinner on board before leaving for Agra.

Day 2 – Agra

Early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a champagne breakfast. Return to the train for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort followed by a number of optional activites including a shopping tour , a Spa treatment, visit to ltmad-ud-daulah or Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 3 – Ranthambore-Jaipur

Another early morning start when we enjoy an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park to view the wildlife and possible tiger sightings. There will be a relaxed lunch en route to Jaipur. Here we visit the Amber Fort and watch an exhibition elephant polo match, followed by dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 4 – Delhi

Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi and bid farewell to the Maharajas Express.

Price Includes

  • Travel as described
  • Onboard Accommodation
  • All meals including tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Sightseeing tours as described with deluxe coaches
  • Entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces
  • Entertainment as described
  • English speaking guides

Price per person

From £3,060 per person

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