Maharajas Express - The Indian Splendour

(9 days)

Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, Mumbai

This meticulously designed itinerary is an encompassing way to discover the culture and heritage of India. From ensuring you experience the royalty, wildlife, nature and culture by ways of various excursions, you can enjoy all that India has to offer in its true vibrant form. On this tour not only will you have unlimited access to one of the most luxurious trains but also experience the myriad of hues the diverse lands and culture of India have to offer. Besides visiting some spectacular points of interest and destinations, you can also satisfy the gourmand in you with our delectable menus and hospitality. The rich culture and long standing traditions of India will leave you enchanted on this tour.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Family

At a Glance

Delhi (1 night), Agra (1 night), Jaipur (1 night), Bikaner (1 night), Jodhpur (1 night), Udaipur (1 night), Balasinor (1 night), Mumbai (1 night), Mumbai (0 night)


Tour Highlights

  • Take a rickshaw ride or explore the lanes of Old Delhi on foot with help and assistance from some of our experienced guides.
  • Surround yourself with the majestic power of love that still reverberates through the halls of the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Pay homage to the art of elephant polo match and enjoy a champagne dinner in all its splendor in the city of Jaipur
  • Traverse the lands of the Ranthambore National Park as you search for some of the elusive cats
  • From art to architecture visit Deshnok, Lalgarh Palace Museum and a Camel breeding Farm, experiences one must not miss out on in Bikaner. Follow up on the evening with some splendid cocktails at the sundowner cocktails as folk performances are held on sand dunes and a respectable barbeque is laid out.
  • Stroll over to the fascinating Old Clock Tower Market or make your way to the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur that is worth a visit.
  • The famous and tourist dominated city palace and Crystal Gallery in Udaipur although mainstream is an essential destination to visit
  • The Dinosaur Fossil Park and a lunch among the Royal Family make Balasinor a surprisingly popular destination.

Detailed Itinerary


Delhi (1 night)

Days  ( 1 - 2 )

Delhi

Delhi

Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.

Activities

On arrival Trip to India Representative will meet and transfer to pre-booked hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Following day proceed for a guided tour of Old & New Delhi.
Late evening transfer to Railway station to board the train.

  • 2030 Guests assemble at Delhi Sadarjung Railway Station at 2030 hrs onwards for Welcome & check in formalities
  • 2130 Dinner on-board
  • 2200 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Agra. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Agra (1 night)

Days  ( 2 - 3 )

Agra

Agra

Home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, the city of Agra throngs with tourists all year round. Reminiscent of the glory that was once the Mogul Empire, this city is seeping in history and gorgeous architecture.

Activities

  • 0700 Arrive into Agra. Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
  • 0945 Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema.
  • 1045 Return to comfort of Maharajas' Express OR visit to itmad-ud-Daula OR Visit to Fatehpur Sikri.
  • 1300 Lunch on-board
  • 1430 Post Lunch, Proceed to Visit the Agra Fort OR you may choose for optional activities such as Spa at a five star hotel OR private shopping tour.
  • 1800 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR you may watch Mohabbat The Taj Show as an optional activity.
  • 2000 Dinner on-board
  • 2045 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur.

 

Jaipur (1 night)

Days  ( 3 - 4 )

Jaipur

Jaipur

The capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is reminiscent of the royal way of life that was once integral to this region. Today it is fondly referred to as the “Pink City” because of the trademark structures that sit here.

Activities

  • 0630 Train arrives at Sawai Madhopur.Breakfast on Board. Proceed for an exciting game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
  • 0930 Return to the Maharajas' Express'
  • 1150 The Maharajas' Express departs for Jaipur. Lunch On Board.
  • 1340 Arrive into Jaipur
  • 1430 Proceed to visit Observatory (Jantar Mantar) OR may also choose the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a palace hotel OR Visit to Amer Fort OR Private shopping tour OR Golfing at Rambagh Golf club.
  • 1745 proceed to city Palace/Jai Mahal Palace for an exclusive Elephant Activity where guests may choose to indulge to paint them, feed them or take a joy ride followed by dinner.
  • 2130 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express.
  • 2300 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Bikaner. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Bikaner (1 night)

Days  ( 4 - 5 )

Bikaner

Bikaner

The vibrant desert town of Bikaner has historically been a significant trading point for desert caravans. While it is one of the less dominating tourist destinations, it is home to some exquisite accommodations designed to give you a true Rajasthani feel. In addition to this, this town also has a rather busy camel safari scene that allows you to avoid the rush in Jaisalmer.

Activities

  • 0800 Breakfast on board
  • 1000 Arrive into Bikaner. Relax on-board OR You may also choose optional activities such as visit to the Lalgarh Museum OR Deshnok (the Rat Temple)
  • 1300 Lunch on board
  • 1400 Following lunch, Visit to the Junagarh Fort
  • 1600 From Junagarh Fort Proceed for Sundowners at the Sand Dunes. En-route tea break at Gajner Palace.
  • 2015 Later Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.
  • 2100 Train leaves for Jodhpur. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Jodhpur (1 night)

Days  ( 5 - 6 )

Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Often referred to as the “Sun City”, it is named so because of the bright sunny weather that continues to bless these lands all year round. This enchanting dessert city was founded by the then chief of the Rathore Clan, Rao Jodha way back in 1459. Formerly referred to as Marwar, this is the second largest city in the state and offers charming experiences through the Old and New parts.

Activities

  • 0730 Breakfast on-board as you arrive into Jodhpur.
  • 0915 The Morning at leisure on board OR can avail the Optional tour to Bishno village(If Time Permits) OR You may also choose to enjoy spa facilities at a 5 star hotel.
  • 1230 Lunch on board
  • 1430 Following lunch, disembark and Proceed to visit the Mehrangarh Fort followed by Walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market OR you may also choose to enjoy spa failities at a 5 star Hotel OR visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Jaswant Thada OR private shopping tour.
  • 1730 Proceed for an exclusive Royal cocktail evening with cultural performance (puppet show) at Hanwant Mahal followed by fireworks
  • 2015 Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express
  • 2200 The Maharajas' Express leaves for Udaipur. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Udaipur (1 night)

Days  ( 6 - 7 )

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur is a noted tourist destination in Rajasthan and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in India. The city looks marvelous with Lake Pichola on one side and the Aravalli ranges on the other. Besides, Udaipur is also dotted with beautiful palaces, havelis, and forts that remind us of the wonderful architecture of the past.

Activities

  • 0800 Breakfast on-board.
  • 1000 Arrive into Udaipur. Proceed for boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery.
  • 1345 Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace/ Jagmandir Palace
  • 1500 Return to the train for a relaxed afternoon OR may continue with shopping tour visiting local market OR may also opt for the optional service Spa facilities at 5 star hotels in Udaipur OR private shopping tour OR Sound and Light show(if time permits).
  • 2000 Dinner on-board as Maharajas' Express proceeds for Balasinor. Overnight on the Maharajas' Express.

 

Balasinor (1 night)

Days  ( 7 - 8 )

Balasinor

Balasinor

Located in the Kheda district of Gujarat, Balasinor is a small city. It is also popular as Vadasinor and was foubded in the 18th century. More specifically, this ex princely state of Yusufzai Pathan or Nawab Babi dynasty was introduced on 28th September, 1758 from the Babis of Junagadh.

Activities

  • 0630 Breakfast on-board
  • 0800 Arrive into Sevalia Station
  • 0815 Proceed for Dinosaur Fossil Park followed by village walking tour.
  • 1100 Proceed for Garden Palace, Balasinor.
  • 1140 Grand welcome at Garden Palace followed at Garden Palace followed by lunch hosted by the Royal Family of Balasinor
  • 1445 Return to the comfort of Maharajas' Express
  • 1515 Train proceeds for Mumbai
  • 2000 Enjoy an "Indian Evening" followed by dinner.

 

Mumbai (1 night)

Days  ( 8 - 9 )

Mumbai

Mumbai

The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.

Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.

Activities

  • 0700 Breakfast on-board
  • 0815 Train arrives at Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.
  • 0830 Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express as your journey comes to an end!

    On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

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    Mumbai (0 night)

    Days  ( 9 - 9 )

    Mumbai

    Mumbai

    The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.

    Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.

    Activities

    In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.

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    Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, Mumbai

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    "Dear Mr. Dhir, I wish to thank you for coordinating all the arrangements to make our trip to Rajasthan a memorable one. Thank you again for your time and efforts."

    -Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

    (Riyadh)