Maharajas' Express: Treasures 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
  • Delicious food
  • Champagne Evening overlooking Taj Mahal
  • Exciting Jeep Safari at Ranthambore National Park
  • Guided tour of the Amber Fort
  • 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.  The itinerary below is a previous one and similar to the Gems of India tour. The Treasures of India rail route is a 3 nights and 4 days whirlwind tour across the famed Golden Triangle circuit of India. Visit the colourful bazaars and majestic forts of Rajasthan, catch a glimpse of tigers prowling in the wild in Ranthambore National Park and enjoy the wonder of the Taj Mahal.

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 onto Agra

Following registration formalities and a traditional welcome we board the luxury train. Enjoy a relaxing brunch on board before arriving in Agra, known as the 'City of Mughal Splendour'. In the the afternoon we will explore the exquisite Taj Mahal before enjoying a dinner on the train.

Day 2 – Agra-Ranthambore

Early morning visit to the Agra Fort or visit Itmad-Ud-Daula. As our journey continues, sit back and enjoy the countryside whilst tasting onboard culinary delights before arriving at our next destination Ranthambore. On arrival we will have lunch before embarking on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park for some tiger spotting.

Day 3 – Jaipur

A visit to the Amber Fort is a must when in Jaipur and we have the added attraction of enjoying an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match before lunching at an exclusive venue. In the afternoon you may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles or indulge in a rejuvenating Spa treatment or visit the City Palace and Jantar-Mantar – all optional activities.

Day 4 – Delhi

Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi. 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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