Relish royalty, spirituality and wilderness. Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendour in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Ranthambhore National Park.
|Saturday - Day 1||Delhi||Time|
|Welcome and Check In at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station||20:45hrs|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur||22:00hrs|
|Sunday - Day 2||Jaipur|
|Arrive into Jaipur||09:50hrs|
|Proceed to visit the Amber Fort||10:00hrs|
|Proceed to City Palace or Jai Mahal Palace for lunch. Indulge with the elephants, paint them, feed them and enjoy a joy ride||12:45hrs|
|Return to Maharajas’ Express or you may choose to participate in Optional Activities such as Spa at a hotel or Private Shopping tour or visit the Observatory and City Palace Museum||15:00hrs|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Sawai Madhopur||23:00hrs|
|Monday - Day 3||Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri|
|Proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park||06:30hrs|
|Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express||09:30hrs|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri||10:55hrs|
|Arrive into Fatehpur Sikr||14:35hrs|
|Visit the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri||15:45hrs|
|Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express||18:00hrs|
|Tuesday - Day 4||Agra – Gwalior|
|Arrive into Agra and proceed to visit the TajMahal||07:30hrs|
|Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema||09:45hrs|
|Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express||11:15hrs|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Gwalior||11:45hrs|
|Proceed for a visit to Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Jain Cave Sculptures or you may avail spa facilities at hotel Usha Kiran Palace||14:30hrs|
|Visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum followed by Hi-Tea at the Jai Vilas Palace Compound||18:00hrs|
|Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express||20:30hrs|
|Wendesday - Day 5||Khajuraho|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Khajuraho||06:30hrs|
|Arrive into Khajuraho and proceed to visit the Khajuraho temples||14:15hrs|
|Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. You have an option to choose Optional Activities – Spa facility at a hotel or Light and Sound Show or Dances of India Show||17:00hrs|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Varanasi||23:10hrs|
|Thursday - Day 6||Varanasi|
|Arrive into Varanasi. Proceed to visit Silk Weaving Center followed by Lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel||12:20hrs|
|Visit Sarnath ruins and museum||15:30hrs|
|Proceed for Boat Ride on the Ganges to witness evening Aarti||16:45hrs|
|Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express||20:00hrs|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Lucknow||23:00hrs|
|Friday - Day 7||Lucknow|
|Proceed to visit Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and Residency||08:45hrs|
|Proceed for an Awadhi Lunch at Vivanta by Taj||12:30hrs|
|Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express||16:00hrs|
|Enjoy an “Indian Evening” on-board||19:00hrs|
|Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi||21:30hrs|
|Saturday - Day 8||Agra-Delhi|
|Disembark and bid farewell to Maharajas’ Express as your journey comes to an end||08:30hr|
Day 1 - Saturday, Delhi
Guests get to enjoy a traditional welcome and greet the luxury in a grand style at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Treat your appetite with a lavish dinner onboard. Guests spend their night on the Maharajas' Express that leaves for the first destination in its Indian Luxury odyssey, Jaipur.
Day 2 - Sunday, Jaipur
Wake up to a delicious onboard Breakfast as you arrive at the Pink City, Jaipur. To take a closer look at the history of Jaipur, guests visit the ancient Amber Fort which is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. Maharajas' Express is a leader in cultural tourism and we ensure that our guests don't miss the cultural essence of our country. After visiting Amber fort guests proceed to City Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for exclusive Elephant activities where guests may choose to decorate them with bright hues, feed them or take the regal ride. This is followed by lunch.
Afterward, guests return to the palatial comforts of Maharajas' Express or may also choose to participate in the optional activities that we provide in our Indian culture tours. Guests can choose from
Spa facilities at the 5-star hotel
Private shopping tour
visit City Palace Museum and the Observatory
the world's largest stone sun-dial that is colloquially known as Jantar Mantar. Guests can treat themselves to an on-board Dinner. Maharajas' Express then leaves for the second place in its Indian luxury odyssey, Sawai Madhopur to bring you closer to the flora and fauna of India.
Day 3 - Monday, Ranthambhore - Fatehpur Sikri
The world's leading luxury train arrives at Sawai Madhopur and guests proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park. The shimmering greens of Ranthambore are included in all our pan-Indian itineraries.Guests can then return to the stately comforts of Maharajas' Express.After an on board breakfast the Maharajas' express departs for the ancient Mughal capital, Fatehpur Sikri.Guests can have lunch on Board as they arrive in Fatehpur Sikri.Guests can closely explore the deserted city, Fatehpur Sikri where once the Mughal emperor, Akbar ruled.Guests later return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express for an on-board Dinner.The train leaves for another alluring city in Maharajas' Indian culture tours, Agra.
Day 4 - Tuesday, Agra - Gwalior
Guests Arrive in Agra and continue their Indian luxury odyssey with a visit to the monumental symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. Guests can enjoy a princely Champagne Breakfast atop Taj Khema and later return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express. Maharajas' Express then proceeds for Gwalior, a new destination in our mesmerizing Indian culture tours. Guests can enjoy an onboard lunch and then proceed to visit to Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Jain Cave Sculptures or they can also choose to avail spa facilities at Usha Kiran Palace Hotel.Over the years we have created a niche for ourselves in Indian culture tourism and afterward, our guests can visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum followed by Hi Tea in the compound of the palace. Guests later return to the palatial comforts of Maharajas' Express. Guests spend their night on board amidst comfort and luxury as the train is stationed overnight at Gwalior. Early morning the train leaves for Khajuraho to visit the magnificent temples of Madhya Pradesh.
Day 5 - Wednesday, Khajuraho
Enjoy delicious onboard breakfast and lunch at our thematic restaurants- Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal. Arrive in Khajuraho and proceed to visit the Khajuraho temples (Western Group Of Temples), the beginning of spiritual escapade in our Indian luxury odyssey.
Spa facilities at a 5-star hotel
Sound and Light Show
Dances of India Show
Guests can either return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express or may choose from optional activities
Our unique itineraries have helped us to become the leader of Indian culture tourism. After an onboard dinner, Maharajas'. Express continues its spiritual escapade. Guests spend their night on board at Maharajas' Express that proceeds for Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited city.
Day 6 - Thursday, Varanasi
Guests please their taste buds with an onboard breakfast. Maharajas' Express arrives in Varanasi and gives its guests the authentic taste of Indian culture tourism. In Varanasi, guests visit the Silk Weaving Center followed by a sumptuous lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel. Afterward, guests visit Sarnath ruins and museum. Even in our Indian luxury odysseys, we ensure that our guests do get to observe the divine side Indian culture, our guests enjoy a boat ride at the holy river Ganges to witness evening prayer. Guests then return to the comforts of the Maharajas' Express and have dinner onboard. The Maharajas' Express leaves for the city of royal splendor and relishing delicacies, Lucknow. Guests spend their night comfortable on the opulent Maharajas' Express.
Day 7 - Friday, Lucknow
Guests start their day with an on-board breakfast. Later proceed to visit Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and The Residency followed by delicious Awadhi lunch along with the live Kathak Dance performance at Vivanta by taj. We believe catering everything with extravagance in our Indian luxury odyssey. Guests later return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express and enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner onboard. The Maharajas' Express leaves for Delhi, marking the end of its Indian culture tour.
Day 8 - Saturday, Delhi
Guests begin their day with an onboard breakfast. Collect your unforgettable memories and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!
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Grade: Easy Paced
Departs: Every Saturday
07 nights’ accommodation on board
Entrance fee & Monument charges
Wildlife Safari at Ranthambhore
High tea & Boat Ride at Varanasi
All current taxes
Train Departs every Saturday
Note: Tour Itinerary and Destination may change without prior notice.