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Extending over three spectacular cities in India, this tour brings you the best tourist destinations available in the country within a mere three days. Here you get to travel from one lovely city or attraction such as the Taj Mahal to the next, onboard the luxurious Maharaja Express train. So even if you have spent a morning trailing tigers and leopards through Ranthambore National Park, you can return to the train to enjoy luxurious meals created by chefs. Then as you travel to the pink walled city of Jaipur you can ride elephants, tour palaces and forts and find out the many stories that surround their creation.
08:00--Guests will enjoy a welcome reception and check-in formalities at Delhi's Safdarjung Railway Station.
09:30--The Maharajas' Express will depart for Agra.
10:00--Brunch will be served on board the train.
14:05--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Agra, "The City of Mughal Splendor!"
14:30--Passengers will proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
19:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in an OPTIONAL activity: attend Mohabbat The Taj Show.
20:00--Dinner will be served on board the train.
07:00--Passengers will proceed to visit the Agra Fort OR may choose the OPTIONAL activity: visit the Itmad-Ud-Daula.
09:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express, where breakfast will be served on board the train.
09:45--The Maharajas' Express will depart for Sawai Madhopur. During the trip, lunch will be served on board.
14:15--The train will arrive in Sawai Madhopur, and passengers will proceed to an exciting game drive in nearby Ranthambore National Park.
17:15--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
19:00--As the train departs for Jaipur, dinner will be served on board.
08:00--Breakfast will be served on board the train.
09:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Jaipur, "The Pink City!" Passengers will proceed to visit the Amber Fort OR may choose to participate in OPTIONAL activities: spa treatments at a palace hotel OR a private shopping tour OR a visit to the City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory OR a golf outing at Rambagh Golf Club.
12:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
13:30--Lunch will be served on board the train.
17:15--Passengers will proceed to the Jai Mahal, the city palace, for an exciting evening painting, feeding, and riding elephants, followed by dinner and a dance performance.
21:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
23:00--The train will depart for Delhi.
07:15--Breakfast will be served on board the train.
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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