Maharaja's Express: The Indian Splendour

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

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast
  • Spot the elusive tigers in the Ranthambore National Park
  • Witness an enthralling Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur
  • Experience Sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner
  • Relish a Gala dinner in Jodhpur
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch in Udaipur
  • Visit one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks in the world
  • 8 Days from £4,750
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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.

On this journey visit the world's greatest monument of love the Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazars and the Royal cuisine. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of Culture, History and Folklore.

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 Delhi onto Agra

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

Day 2 – Agra

Arrive into the 'City of Mughal Splendour' Agra to visit the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy champagne breakfast over looking the Taj followed by free time for shopping/optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmachud-daulah. After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savour our in-house culinary delights at lunch & dinner on board.

Day 3 – Ranthambore - Jaipur

Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch on board as you enter into the Pink City of Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort followed by an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match with champagne dinner. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles before the exciting match.

Day 4 – Bikaner

Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or 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 5 – Jodhpur

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you arrive into Jodhpur. Visit a local village as an optional activity or relax on board. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 6 – Udaipur

Admire the splendid landscape and enjoy breakfast on board as you arrive into the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience the hospitality over a royal lunch. Proceed for an optional 'Walking Tour' through the Old Market or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family amongst other activities.

Day 7 – Balasinor

Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (One of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit and rounded off by a lunch meeting with the Royal Family to relish their unique cuisine.

Day 8 – Mumbai

Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharaja's Express after on board breakfast.

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 £4,750 per person

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