Take a trip across the striking backdrop of India on the Maharaja Express train, a journey taken in the utmost comfort on board a beautifully decorated rail carriage. The greatest highlight of Maharaja Express packages is being able to relax in pure luxury as you travel through the country and indulge in the amenities that the carriage offers. Such as large windows so you can take in the breath-taking scenery, a butler service, television for entertainment, air conditioning and much more.
Maharaja Express Train
Fine dining is also provided in two carriages so you can sample delicious food and drink as you make your way across India. To match the stylish setting of the Maharaja Express train, passengers are able to dress up for the trip if they wish to re-enact the majestic style of the regal period in the past.
Maharaja Express Packages - Sample Itinerary
All Maharaja Express journeys begin in India begin at Delhi and end in Mumbai. Below is a sample itinerary with details of all the things you can experience on a magical Maharaja Express package:
Day 1 + 2
Fly with British Airways from London Heathrow to Delhi and stay at The Oberoi Hotel for one night.
Spend some time in New Delhi to explore the area before boarding the Maharaja Express at Safdarjung station. The train will make its way to Agra overnight.
Take the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, the world renowned building that has iconic status in India. You can visit Agra Fort, best described as a walled city before having some free time to go shopping. Dinner will then be served on the Maharajas Express as it travels to Ranthambore National Park.
Go on a safari at Ranthambore National Park with a guide to find out more about the animals that live in the park, like the Bengal tiger, and the flora that grows in the park. Once you finish breakfast at the Taj Swai Madhopur Lodge, you will go back on the train to go to Jaipur. You will then spend the afternoon walking around in this vibrant city and be able to buy gifts and souvenirs, such as jewellery. You can also stop at Amber Fort, a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur. In the evening, you will be able to watch a polo match with elephants. You can even participate in this activity!
The Maharaja Express train will make its way from Jaipur to Bikaner through the picturesque landscape. Look through the panoramic windows to view village settlements and camels as you travel to Bikaner. When you arrive at Bikaner, you will have a chance to explore the city where there are many forts, palaces and temples to visit. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to go to Junagarh Fort to look at the architectural beauty of the structure as well the palace situated inside the fort. Afterwards, go on a camel ride to reach the dunes and enjoy a delightful evening of dance, music and a barbecue as the sun sets.
The Maharaja Express train will continue to Jodhpur, known as the Blue City because of the houses that are painted blue that surround the Mehrangarh Fort. Spend the day discovering the town and stop at the Clock Tower before browsing through the stalls in the Old Market. For the evening activities, you will be able to dine in the Royal Courtyard at Mehrangarh Fort.
Breakfast will be served on the Maharajas Express train as it travels to Udaipur. Here, you will be able to view many wonderful palaces. A must visit is the City Palace in Udaipur before taking a walk through the Old Market.
The Maharaja Express train will stop at Vadodara where you can see the ruins at Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeology Park, a World Heritage Site. Also in Vadodara, you can embrace the artistic culture of the city by visiting the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum to look at a collection of artwork. At Laxmi Vilas Palace, you will be treated with “High Tea” before you get on board the train to get to the final destination in India.
When you arrive in Mumbai, you can explore the busy city before spending a night in the Taj Mahal Palace.
From Mumbai, you will fly back to London Heathrow with British Airways.
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There are four different routes you can take on a Mahara Express package depending on what locations and sights you want to see as you make your way to Mumbai, or how many days you wish to spend in India. Luxury all inclusive packages vary depending on the time of year you wish to travel. The Maharaja express train journeys are a once in a lifetime experience and the perfect way to see the best of India.
Most of our luxury train packages start at around £3,500 - £4,000, which is roughly the amount you would spend on a similar holiday for flights and accommodation.
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