Maharaja Express

Maharaja Express Train

Maharaja Express, relive a bygone era

This latest addition to the fleet of luxury trains in India. This is the only luxury train in India which takes the guests on a pan-Indian odyssey on board a regal abode. This train features state of the art amenities including Wi-Fi internet, Plasma TVs, DVD players and individual climate control systems.

Maharaja Express train offers 5 itineraries, all of which either begin or end in Delhi and include a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Each morning, the train arrives at a different station for off-rail excursions, including visits to monuments, heritage sites, shopping, palaces, forts, and hotels.

Facilities include two ornate restaurants with decorative arched ceilings, an observation lounge and souvenir shop, and 43 cabins and suites starting at roughly 110 square feet in size.

Details

Maharaja’s Dining: The Maharaja Express has two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons at a time; and everyone on board dines together. Wines and beer served whilst dining come complimentary.

Maharaja’s Bar and Lounges: One exotic Safari bar with the choicest collection of house brands of wines, beer and spirits come complimentary to every passenger. There’s also a lounge cum bar, Raja Club, with comfortable club arm-chairs. And if these features don’t make you feel pampered, the Maharajas’ Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations.

Maharaja’s Transport:¬†Super deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite passengers and cars for the Suite and Presidential Suite passengers at every destination. All vehicles are equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers. After all, when it comes to providing comfort to royals, every little detail matters. That’s what the Maharaja Express has in waiting for you when you step off.

Internet: High speed Internet access is available on board.

Crew: Maharaja Express’ world-class service is highlighted by a team of highly motivated hospitality staff who ensure that the guest experience is unmatched and every need is not just met, but anticipated. The attentive, unobtrusive crew members add a unique sense of exclusivity to the journey. All staff members are well versed in the English language.

Maharaja Express Itineraries

  • The Indian Splendor (8 Days / 7 Nights)
  • The Heritage of India (8 Days / 7 Nights)
  • Treasures of India (4 Days / 3 Nights)
  • Gems of India (4 Days / 3 Nights)
  • The Indian Panorama (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Indian Splendor

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Route : Delhi → Agra → Ranthambore → Jaipur → Bikaner → Jodhpur → Udaipur → Balasinor → Mumbai

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- 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 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 a optional activity or relax onboard. 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 as you 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 Maharajas’ Express after on board breakfast.

Heritage of India

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Route : Mumbai → Ajanta → Udaipur → Jodhpur → Bikaner → Jaipur → Ranthambore → Agra → Delhi

Day 1 Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta

After 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: Marvel the rock cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C. with their 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 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. Enjoy visit to a local village as a optional activity.

Day 5 Bikaner

Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgark Palace Museum or Camel breeding Farm or shop for Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sunclowner 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. Thereafter, proceed for visit to 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.

Treasures of India

Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights
Route : Delhi → Agra → Ranthambore → Jaipur → Delhi

Day 1 Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra

After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Enjoy brunch on board as you arrive into Agra. As you reach the ‘City of Mughal Splendour,’ Agra explore the exquisite Agar Fort. Enjoy a Champagne evening.

Day 2 Agra – Ranthambore

Early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy the countryside with our in-house culinary delights as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Embark on an exciting game drive after lunch into the Ranthambore National Park.

Day 3 Jaipur

Visit the Amber Fort, enjoy an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match followed by lunch at an exclusive venue. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles or indulge in rejuvenating Spa treatment or visit the City Palace and Jantar-Mantar as optional activities.

Day 4 Delhi

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

Gems of India

Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights
Route : Delhi → Agra → Ranthambore → Jaipur → Delhi

Day 1 Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra

After traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train.
Enjoy on board dinner.

Day 2 Agra

Lally morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by Champagne breakfast. Return to the train for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort followed by a shopping tour or enjoy a Spa treatment/visit to ltmad-ud-daulah/Fatehpur Sikri as optional activities.

Day 3 Ranthambore-Jaipur

Early morning embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy a relaxed lunch as you arrive into Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort, enjoy an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match followed by dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 4 Delhi

Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express.

Indian Panorama

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Route : Delhi → Jaipur → Ranthambore → Fatehpur Sikri → Agra → Gwalior → Orchha → Khajuraho → Varanasi → Lucknow → Delhi

Day 1 Board the Train at Delhi onto Jaipur

After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train and enjoy on board dinner as you begin this wonderful journey.

Day 2 Jaipur

After on board breakfast proceed to visit the Amber Fort followed by an Elephant Polo match with lunch at an exclusive venue. In the afternoon you can enjoy optional activities-Spa Treatment/Shopping/ Golf/visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

Day 3 Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri

Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch onboard as you enter into Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Sikri Fort.

Day 4 Agra – Gwalior

Disembark for an early morning visit to the exquisite Tai Mahal followed by a champagne breakfast.Continue to Gwalior. Relish lunch at the 1 20 year old Usha Kiran Palace, Followed by a tour of the magnificent Gwalior Fort and opulent Jai Vilas with Hi-tea in the palace compounds.

Day 5 Orchha – Khajuraho

Proceed to the bejeweled Jahangin Mahal in Orchha and continue to the World Heritage temples of Khajuraho.

Day 6 Varanasi

Tour the holy city of Varanasi including the ancient ruins of Sarnath, Varanasi Silk Weaving Centre and a scenic cruise on the sacred Ganges. Witness the magical’ evening Aarti on the ghat: of the Ganges.

Day 7 Lucknow

Welcome to the enchanted ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow. Tour the Rumi Darwaza and the spectacular Bada lmambara. Opt to explore the bustling markets of this royal city. Experience the elegance and charm of traditional hospitality during an exclusive dinner and relish Awadhi cuisine from the Royal Kitchen.

Day 8 Delhi

After breakfast, disembark into Delhi and bid farewell to the Train.

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