Maharaja's Express: The Heritage of India

The Rajah Club
The Safari bar
Taj Mahal - © Bob Cable
Exterior view of the Maharajah's Express

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch at Udaipur
  • Cocktail Dinner with Marwar Culinary Delight in Jodhpur
  • Camel procession & Sundowner Cocktails in Bikaner Sand Dunes
  • Watch an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur
  • An exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast
  • 8 Days from £5,430pp
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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.

Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the national Capital Delhi. Admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur and enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colourful Pink City of Jaipur and see the legendry tigers at Ranthambore together with a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World 'The Taj Mahal' - all this and more in utmost luxury.

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 Tailor Made 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.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta

After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.

Day 2 – Ajanta Caves

Visit the world heritage site of Ajanta and marvel at the rock cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C. which show exquisite frescoes and sculptures.

Day 3 – Udaipur

Admire the magnificent 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 4 – Jodhpur

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

Day 5 – Bikaner

Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) , the Lalgarh Palace Museum or a 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 6 – Jaipur

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

Day 7 – 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 8 – Agra

Disembark in Agra - Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by champagne breakfast. Continue to Delhi as your journey comes to an end.

Price Includes

  • Travel by train 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 £5,430 per person

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