Maharaja Express: India’s Best Luxury Train

DURATION
11 days
FROM
£5575 pp
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With India’s leading luxury Maharajas Express train, you can embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. ‘The Indian Panorama’ journey onboard this train, combines world heritage sites, treasures of India, traditional Indian experiences with luxury train travel across the regal state of Rajasthan. Guests journey their way through iridescent lands of Jaipur to reach the vivid greens of Ranthambore for tiger tracking safari. The royal guests then proceed to the ancient capital city of the Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri and then to Agra where they can witness the immortal sheen of the Taj Mahal. Soak in the regality of Gwalior and discover monumental splendour of the temples of Khajuraho. Later, the Maharaja Express journeys to the sacred city of Varanasi where you witness the divine beauty of River Ganges and lastly savour the elegance and imperial splendour of Lucknow.

Various Departures available between October 2019- April 2020

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ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY 1: In transit

Fly to Delhi.

DAY 2: The Imperial Hotel

On arrival, transfer to the Imperial Hotel for overnight stay. Half day sightseeing tour of Delhi.

DAY 3: Delhi-Maharaja Express

A traditional welcome at Delhi train station and board the Maharaja Express.

DAY 4: Jaipur-Maharaja Express

Breakfast onboard. On arrival in Jaipur, visit Amber fort with your guide. Choice to return to the palatial comforts of Maharajas’ Express or you choose to participate in the optional activities such as spa, sightseeing of City Palace and Jantar Mantar or some retail therapy at the local shops.

DAY 5: Ranthambore-Maharaja Express

Game drive in Ranthambore and proceed for Fatehpur Sikri.Visit the heritage city of Fatehpur Sikri with your guide.

DAY 6: Agra-Maharaja Express

Visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal. Later, Champagne breakfast atop Taj Khema. Board train to continue journey to Gwalior. Onboard lunch followed by sightseeing of regal city of Gwalior including visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum followed by Hi Tea in the compound of the palace.

 

DAY 7: Khajuraho-Maharaja Express

Visit to the famous Western Group of Temples in Khajuraho in the morning. Later choice to return to the palatial comforts of Maharajas’ Express or you choose to participate in spa, dance show or sound and light show.

DAY 8: Varanasi-Maharaja Express

Visit the ruins of Sarnath and the famous Silk Weaving Centre before a cruise on the Ganges to witness Aarti

DAY 9: Lucknow-Maharaja Express

Visit Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and The Residency followed by delicious Awadhi lunch along with the live Kathak Dance performance.

DAY 10: Delhi - The Imperial Hotel

Breakfast onboard before arriving in Delhi. On arrival, your driver takes you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 11: Depart Delhi

Fly back home.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in double room
  • All meals, soft beverages and house wines onboard Maharaja Express
  • Daily breakfast during stay in Delhi
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guides
  • All entrances
  • Airport transfers and Delhi sightseeing in private chauffer driven air-conditioned car
  • Porterage at stations

WHATS EXCLUDED

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights

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TESTIMONIALS

This was our 6 th visit to India. We have travelled before with companies specialising in the country, but they tended to get too big and the personal service was lost. Indian Odyssey gave us that personal service, and also came up with an itinerary that offerred us one or two different locations from other agents – thats why we chose Indian Odyssey. The person who dealt with our enquiry is also familiar with the country which makes a big difference when you are discussing holiday options.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Colin Vibert
Tailormade South India Tour

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