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Spend a week weaving through thousands of years of history, myriad cultures, and natural wonders on an adventure in the land of kings.
Watch sunlight dance across the marble spires of the Taj Mahal. Catch a glimpse of regal tigers darting through Ranthambore National Park. Wander through the bustling bazaars along city streets before raising glasses with royalty. All this and more as you traverse more than 1,000 miles on an exotic journey through India's beautiful heartland.
We pick up our guests at 9:30 AM from their hotel in Delhi and go on a sight seeing tour of Delhi. You may visit sights such as Humayun's Tomb and the impressive Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199 from sandstone and marble. Drive past India Gate (War Memorial Arch), the President's House and Parliament House. Enjoy visits to Birla Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, the largest Sikh house of worship in Delhi.
Once done with the tour of Delhi, the guests will be taken to the train station to board the luxurious Maharajas Express. The itinerary below covers approximate schedule of the tour once boarding the Maharajas Express.
20:30--Guests will arrive at Delhi's Sadarjung Railway Station for a welcome reception and check-in formalities.
21:30--Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.
22:00--The train will depart for Agra.
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7:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Agra, the "City of Mughal Splendor!"
9:45--Enjoy a champagne breakfast at the Taj Khema, overlooking the spectacular Taj Mahal.
10:45--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR visit Itmad-ud-Daula OR visit Fatephur Sikri.
13:00--Lunch will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.
14:30--Visit the Agra Fort OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a private shopping tour OR rest and relaxation at five-star spa facilities.
18:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in an OPTIONAL activity: watch Mohabbat The Taj Show.
20:00--Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.
20:45--The train will depart for Sawai Madhopur.
6:30--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Sawai Madhopur! Breakfast will be served on board the train. Passengers will proceed to nearby Ranthambore National Park, where they will enjoy an exciting game drive!
9:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
11:50--The train will depart for Jaipur. Lunch will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.
13:40--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Jaipur, "The Pink City!"
14:30--Passengers can enjoy a tour of the Jantar Mantar Observatory OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a private shopping tour OR rest and relaxation at five-star spa facilities OR golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club OR a visit to the Amber Fort.
17:45--Passengers will proceed to the Jai Mahal, the city palace, for an evening painting, riding, and feeding majestic elephants, followed by dinner.
21:30: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
23:00--The train will depart for Bikaner.
08:00--Breakfast will be served on board the train.
10:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Bikaner! Passengers can continue relaxing on board the train OR may participate in OPTIONAL activities: a visit to the Lalgarh Museum OR the Rat Temple in Deshnok.
13:00--Lunch will be served on board the train.
14:00--Passengers will enjoy a tour of the Junagarh Fort.
16:00--Passengers will proceed for Sundowners in the sand dunes with a stop for tea at Gajner Palace.
20:15--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
21:00--The train will depart for Jodhpur.
07:30--Breakfast will be served on board the train as the Maharajas' Express arrives in Jodhpur!
09:15--Passengers may spend the morning relaxing on board OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR a tour of Bishno Village (Time permitting).
12:30--Lunch will be served on board the train.
14:30--Visit the Mehrangarh Fort and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market OR visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum OR enjoy spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR take a private shopping tour.
17:30--Enjoy fireworks, a puppet show, and a royal cocktail evening in the Hanwant Mahal.
22:00--The train will depart for Udaipur.
10:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Udaipur! Passengers will proceed for a boat ride on Lake Pichola, followed by a visit to the City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
13:45--Lunch will be served in the Satkar Hall of the Fateh Prakash/Jagmandir Palace.
15:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a shopping tour of local markets OR spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR a private shopping tour OR attend a Sound and Light Show (Time Permitting).
20:00--Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas' Express as the train departs for Balasinor.
06:30--Breakfast will be served on board the train.
08:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Balasinor!
8:15--Passengers will proceed to the Dinosaur Fossil Park, followed by a walking tour of the village.
11:00--Passengers will proceed to the Garden Palace of Balasinor.
11:40--Enjoy a grand welcome at the Garden Palace before a luncheon hosted by the Royal Family of Balasinor.
14:45--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
15:15--The train will depart for Mumbai.
20:00--Enjoy an "Indian Evening." Dinner will be served on board the train.
07:00--Breakfast will be served on board the train.
0815--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Railway Terminus.
08:30--Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express!
DISCLAIMER: All itineraries are approximate and subject to change based on weather or other "on the ground" conditions.
There is no surcharge for Credit Cards.
Minimum/maximum purchase full tour is required No refund given for unused portions of the tour.
Children between 5 and up to 12 years of age at time of travel are priced at 50% of the adult tariff. Children under the age of 5 travel for free. In both cases they need to be accompanied with an adult and should share the bed with the adult.
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Taxes for all tours in India are calculated and are due 30 days prior to departure, at the applicable rate in accordance to the Indian government guidelines. Payments for taxes are expected in the form of a check to Palace Tours. If payment is made by credit card a surcharge of 5% will be applied. Taxes should be paid before any travel documents are issued.
At the time of printing there is a 10.965% service tax on total cost and commercial tax of USD 15 per person
Maharajas Express train detailsLuxurious and created to appeal to the discerning traveler, the Maharajas Express is by far the best way to experience the monuments and sights of India. Having won the "World's Leading Luxury Train" title awarded by the World Travel Awards for three years the Maharajas Express continues to run successfully and capture many more. Traveling on this train which is often billed as the “world’s most luxurious” you will get to immerse yourself in surroundings that befit a Maharaja and experience the ancient and modern heart and soul of India.
Cabins onboard the Maharajas ExpressThere are Deluxe Cabins, Junior Suites, Suites and a Presidential Suite onboard the train (43 cabins with a capacity of 88)
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RestaurantsEnjoy world class cuisine on board the Maharajas Express which has two restaurants that go by the names of Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal. Peacocks provide inspiration for the décor of the Mayur Mahal while the Rang Mahal is based on the décor present in palaces. Price of meals is included in the fare and guests can also avail of alcohol drawn from a list that includes private label beer, Indian wines and spirits.
BarThe bar onboard the train is named the “Safari Bar” and it comes with ample space for guests to relax while they indulge in their drinks or cocktails.
LoungeIn the lounge named 'The Rajah Club' guests can read, relax, play board games or cards and just socialize after a day of touring.
BoutiqueGoing to the boutique onboard the Maharajas is a tantalizing experience as you can spend time browsing through the curios and items on offer and pick out items to help you remember your experience
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Frequently Asked Questions
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