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Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India

Have you ever thought about experiencing and exploring India's mesmerising golden triangle by rail? Be treated like Indian royalty and travel the infamous route in unrivalled luxury. Taking inspiration from the golden age of rail, travel the Maharajas' Express - it is one of the great trains of history. Spend a few nights exploring the vibrant cosmopolitan of Delhi, visiting the Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb and the bustle of Old Delhi before departing from at approximately 09:30 from Delhi's Safdarjung railway station to embark to the romance of Agra. 

After visiting the captivating Taj Mahal, head onto Ranthambore National Park - head out on a game drive to spot elusive tigers, sloth bears and leopards. After a safari like no other, head onto the Pink City of Jaipur for more exploration before heading back to Delhi for your onward journey. From Delhi, another Indian adventure can await you - head to other cultural delights including Amritsar or head south to Goa for a relaxing beach stay white honey-coloured sands and inviting waters.

2019 Departure Dates

14th April, 20th October, 17th November and 15th December

2020 Departure Dates

12th January, 09th February and 8th March

Duration
4 days

Guide Price

 £3,499  pp
Options
Group basis, Escorted

Board the train in Delhi and be received with a traditional Indian greeting. Dine in luxury at one of the two on-board restaurants – Mayur Mahal or Rang Mahal. After an amazing dinner, retire to your private cabin for an overnight stay en route to Agra. 

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  • On board the Maharajas' Express

After travelling through the night you will arrive to Agra - the romance capital of India. Highlights of the Agra city tour today include the infamous Taj Mahal - the epitaph of Mughal Queen Mumtaz Mahal, and possibly the world's greatest architectural symbol of eternal love. 

After your early morning visit you will head to the Taj Khema, a unique boutique hotel where you will indulge in a champagne breakfast with views of the city. 

Return on board the Maharajas' Express for a sumptuous lunch. After, either head to the Agra Fort for some more of the city's cultural sites, or alternatively relax with a massage at a nearby spa. 

After dinner on board, you set off through the night towards Ranthambore National Park - bengal tiger spotting starts nice and early tomorrow.

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  • On board the Maharajas' Express

This morning it's another early start to maximise your chances of seeing the striking and powerful bengal tiger. After your amazing jeep safari game drive, return to the Maharajas' Express for an on-board breakfast, and you will travel on to the gem in Rajasthan's crown, Jaipur. 

Arrive mid-afternoon in the pink city of Jaipur - named after the entire city was painted pink in 1876 to celebrate a visit from the Prince of Wales. This stunningly beautiful city is known for its flair for royal celebration and rich royal heritage. 

Enjoy a tour around the Amber Fort or the Jantar Mantar before returning for your last night on board the Maharajas' Express. 

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  • On board the Maharajas' Express

After your breakfast on board, disembark for your onward travels.