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7-Day Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Tour

7-Day Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Tour

By LancyUpdated Jan. 4, 2024
A Train Journey of a Lifetime

Compared with other countries in Asia, India started to build its railway system earlier. They even have replicated their beautiful palace design in a train for tourists to experience royal life on wheels.

In this 7-day train journey, you will explore the famous 'Land of Kings' via the Maharajas' Express, which is highly recommended for Western travelers. We have selected the best luxury train in terms of facilities, cleanliness, and service. The tailor-made service we offer can help you combine this train journey with the tours in the other parts of India.

  • Days:7 or 4
  • Best For: Anniversary trip / bucket list trip
  • Departure date:Every Sunday from Oct. to Mar.
  • Price:from US$7,750 each (2 per room)

Suggested Journey of the Maharajas' Express

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Tour Highlights

Experience staying in a "palace on wheel" when traveling the royal Rajasthan

the red train

Visit the national treasure of India and the world's wonder, the breathtaking Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal

Search for wild Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park, which is the best one in India.

a tiger in front of the cars

Visit the most beautiful fort of Rajasthan in the "Pink City", Jaipur, and immerse yourself in the stories of the maharajas.

the pink buldings and men on the horses

Visit the most magnificent fort, Mehrangarh Fort, and discover the locals' lifestyle in the Blue City.

Mehrangarh Fort

Explore the most romantic city, Udaipur, which is the pearl of Rajasthan.

white palace on the lake

Itinerary in Detail

Day1
Delhi to Agra
Lunch and dinner
  • Start boarding the train on 06:00. Sip into your welcome drink and enjoying the instrumental music.
  • Depart at 07:00. Join in a session on the train for a tour brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey.
  • Visit the world famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Return to the Maharajas' Express. You may choose optional activities such as the Taj show or explore the city in your private car with guide.
the restaurant on the train
Enjoy a welcome dinner in the restaurant of the train
Day2
Agra to Jaipur via Ranthambore
breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Disembark to visit the exquisite Agra Fort. Later, enjoy relaxed breakfast on-board as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore./li>
  • Arrive into Ranthambore and proceed for an exciting game drive in the Ranthambore National Park.
  • You will be lucky if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.
  • Return to the Maharajas' Express. Dinner onboard as the Maharajas' Express proceeds for Jaipur.
the Bengal tigers
Spot a tiger in Ranthambore National Park
Day3
Jaipur to Bikaner
breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Begin your exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort at 08:00
  • A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge.
  • Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory.
  • You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory) or explore the city in your private car with guide.
  • Proceed for an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel.
The Amber Fort
The magnificent Amber Fort
Day4
Bikaner to Jodhpur
breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Enjoy your journey through the countryside with breakfast on-board.
  • Choose to embark on one of the optional tours to the Lalgarh Palace Museum displaying some fascinating exhibits on the royal heritage of Bikaner.
  • Following lunch, disembark and proceed to the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh.
  • Later experience the royal pageantry as a convoy of camel carts accompanied by musicians takes you for a Sundowner on the Sand Dunes.
  • Return to the comforts of your train by 20:15 and embark on your onward journey to Jodhpur.
a sundowner on the sunde
Enjoy a sundowner on the sand dunes
Day5
Jodhpur to Udaipur
breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Participate in one of the optional tours to the Bishnoi villages to experience rural India or visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Jaswant Thada. /li>
  • After lunch visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly carved arches followed by a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market.
  • Enjoy an exclusive cocktail evening with a wide array of sumptuous Marwar culinary delights served at an exclusive venue.
  • Return to the train and continue your journey to picturesque Udaipur.
Umaid Bhavan Museum
Umaid Bhavan Museum
Day6
Udaipur to Mumbai
breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Admire the magnificent landscape of the Aravali Hills over a leisurely breakfast as you arrive into Udaipur.
  • Begin your visit with a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
  • Following the boat ride, visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas.
  • Feel like a king as you experience the hospitality at the Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace reminiscent of the ancient Mewar glory.
  • Following lunch return to the train for a relaxed afternoon on-board as train proceeds for Mumbai.
the beautiful lake in Udaipur
The beautiful Pichola Lake in Udaipur
Day7
Depart Mumbai
breakfast and lunch

Enjoy relaxed morning on-board, you will disembark at around 16:35 at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in the financial capital city of Mumbai. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your 'The Indian Splendour' journey comes to an end. The royal journey is over, but the memory of which, will live on forever!

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
Disembark at CSMT

Trip Notes

1. The train station drop-off on the first day and the train station pick-up on the last day will be included if you book with us.

2. It is possible to enjoy a train journey starting from Mumbai and ending in Delhi or to have a shorten train journey including Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

3. We are happy to help you combine a train journey with the explorations of the other parts of India. Please let your personal travel adviser know your ideas.

Cabins on the Train

the deluxe cabin
Deluxe Cabin
junior suite
Junior Suite
suite
Suite
presidential suite
Presidential Suite

Our Service Includes:

7 days from
US$ 7,750
per person (based on 2 persons sharing a deluxe cabin) Single Supplement: from US$5,820. The government tax of 5% is additional
  • Train stations pick-up and drop-off
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodations for 6 nights
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Tour code: ah-in-84

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