- TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi
Day 01 – Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi – onto Agra
Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express.
This morning, assemble at Delhi Safdarjung station at approximately 08:15 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities, as you enjoy welcome and live instrumental music.
The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at 0915 hours for Agra.
Enjoy brunch on board as you arrive into Agra. Join us for a session on the train for a Tour Brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey. As you reach the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’, visit the world famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens.
Return back to the Maharajas’ Express. You may choose optional activities such as spa at a five star hotel or Mohabbat the Taj show or or explore the city in your private car with guide.
Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.
Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Meal: Brunch and Dinner on board.
Day 02- Monday - Agra – Ranthambore
Early this morning, disembark to visit the exquisite Agra Fort. Later, enjoy relaxed breakfast on board as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Lunch shall be served onboard.
Arrive into Ranthambore and proceed for an exciting game drive in the Ranthambore National Park. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. The Park is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.
The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. You must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months.
Return to the Maharajas’ Express. Dinner onboard as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur.
Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board.
Day 03 - Tuesday - Jaipur
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board.
Following disembarkation and a grand traditional welcome, begin your exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort at 0830 hrs. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura.
A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory. Return back to the train for a leisurely lunch on board.
You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a five star hotel or visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory) or explore the city in your private car with guide.
Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional services.
Proceed for an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. The Palace built in 1835 AD was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957, when it was converted into a luxury hotel. The palace retains its royal splendour, hand-carved marble latticework, and elaborate gardens.
Afterwards return to the station by 2100 hours as Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi.
Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch on board. Dinner at Rambagh Palace Hotel.
Day 04 - Wednesday - Delhi
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard as the train arrives into Delhi.
Disembark at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station at around 10:00 hrs.
Meal: Breakfast on board
- Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms.
- All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits, Butler service.
- Guided off train excursions as illustrated in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide.
- Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board, Porterage at stations.
- Telephone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands of wines, spirits, beer served in the restaurants and bar), Video, film and professional still camera fees, Arrival and departure transfers.
- Pre and post tour accommodation and any tour extensions are not included unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys.