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7 Nights and 8 Days
Availability : Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Delhi
Delhi
Maharajas' Express
The Maharajas' Express has redefined the luxury travel experience by offering guests an immersive adventure into India’s fabled destinations whilst soaking the rich cultural heritage of the region which will leaves the guests with unforgettable memories.

The Maharajas’ Express is operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and runs on 5 circuits covering more than 12 destinations across North-West and Central India. It is mainly centered on Rajasthan between the months of October and April. The Maharajas’ Express was voted “The World’s Leading Luxury Train” five times in a row at The World Travel Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017 and is the most expensive luxury train in the World. 

It is a tough task, even for a frequent traveler to truly absorb the diversity that India has to offer. Hence the train’s itineraries are designed in such a manner that ancient and modern India come alive by integrating a panoramic mix of heritage and splendor of the country’s gems and treasures. 

Highlights
  • Guided excursions to monuments, fortresses, wildlife sanctuaries, and world heritage sites
  • Exclusive cultural performances
  • Diverse optional tours including spa treatments, golf session, and shopping tours
  • Special fine dining arrangements on excursions
  • Sightseeing in luxury buses
Maharajas' Express Facilities

The saloons of the Maharaja Express train have been styled with influence from the private saloons of the former Maharajas of India. Each carriage presents a unique ambiance as each one has been named after a famous gemstone of the Maharajas and designed following that individual pattern.

You will have a gastronomical dining experience aboard two restaurant carriages – Rang Mahal (Color Palace) and Mayur Mahal (Peacock Palace). Socialize or relax in the Rajah Club Lounge and Safari Bar which are essentially the hub of the luxury train. Drinks, snacks, board games, and cultural activities with plush seating arrangements account for most of the attraction. You can also learn more by arranging Vedic sessions, astrologer sessions, Bollywood dancing and the tour directors deliver interactive mythology and historical sessions. Also, there are notable guest lecturers on selected signature journeys.

Highlights
  • Two unique fine dining restaurants with gold edged plates and Swarovski hand-cut crystal glasses
  • As assortment of cuisines that include gluten free, lactose free, kosher, vegan, and more (can be customized to your diet)
  • Rajah Club Lounge and Safari Bar
  • A library replete with books in various languages
Rang Mahal
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Mayur Mahal
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Maharajas' Express Cabins and Suites
Deluxe Cabin
Cabin
  • Wardrobe Cupboard
  • Folding Writing Table
  • Luggage Hold underneath the bed
  • Wi-fi Internet (Subject to network availability)
  • Personalized air-conditioning
  • Direct Dial International Telephone
  • Live Television
  • DVD player
  • Personal safe
  • Dedicated butler service
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water, and light snacks anytime
  • Fire Extinguisher
Bathroom
  • Shower cubicle with running hot and cold water
  • Basin
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Assortment of toiletries
  • Towels and linens changed daily or as per request
Area
  • Cabin Area: 112 Sq. Ft
  • Room Area: 9'5" (L) x 7’-9"(W)
  • Bathroom: 7'9" (L) x 4’-9"(W)
  • Double Bed Dimensions: 80 x 60 (In)
  • Twin Bed Dimensions: 80 x 33 (In)
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Junior Suite
Cabin
  • Wardrobe Cupboard
  • Writing Table with two chairs
  • Luggage Hold underneath the bed
  • Wi-fi Internet (Subject to network availability)
  • Personalized air-conditioning
  • Direct Dial International Telephone
  • Live Television
  • DVD player
  • Personal safe
  • Dedicated butler service
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water, and light snacks anytime
  • Fire Extinguisher
Bathroom
  • Shower cubicle with running hot and cold water
  • Basin
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Assortment of toiletries
  • Towels and linens changed daily or as per request
Area
  • Cabin Area: 150 Sq. Ft
  • Room Area: 13'6" (L) x 7’-9"(W)
  • Bathroom: 7'9" (L) x 4’-10”(W)
  • Double Bed Dimensions: 80 x 60 (In)
  • Twin Bed Dimensions: 80 x 33 (In)
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Suite
Cabin
  • Separate Living room and bedroom
  • Upholstered arm-chairs with side table
  • Mini-Bar
  • Bath Tub
  • Wardrobe Cupboard
  • Writing Table with two chairs
  • Luggage Hold underneath the bed
  • Wi-fi Internet (Subject to network availability)
  • Personalized air-conditioning
  • Direct Dial International Telephone
  • Live Television
  • DVD player
  • Personal safe
  • Dedicated butler service
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water, and light snacks anytime
  • Fire Extinguisher
Bathroom
  • Shower cubicle with running hot and cold water
  • Basin
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Assortment of toiletries
  • Towels and linens changed daily or as per request
Area
  • Cabin Area : 220 Sq. Ft
  • Room Area: 22'3" (L) x 7’-9"(W)
  • Bathroom: 6'4" (L) x 7’-9"(W)
  • Double Bed Dimensions: 80 x 60 (In)
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Presidential Suite
Cabin
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Luxury car during the off-board journeys
  • Exclusive language speaking guide
  • Separate Living room and bedroom
  • Upholstered arm-chairs with side table
  • Mini-Bar
  • Bath Tub
  • Wardrobe Cupboard
  • Writing Table with two chairs
  • Luggage Hold underneath the bed
  • Wi-fi Internet (Subject to network availability)
  • Personalized air-conditioning
  • Direct Dial International Telephone
  • Live Television
  • DVD player
  • Personal safe
  • Dedicated butler service
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water, and light snacks anytime
  • Fire Extinguisher
Bathroom
  • Shower cubicle with running hot and cold water
  • Basin
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Assortment of toiletries
  • Towels and linens changed daily or as per request
Area
  • Cabin Area : 448 Sq. Ft
  • Entrance Lobby: 7'9" (L) x 2’-9”(W)
  • Sitting Room: 16'6" (L) x 7'-9"(W)
  • Twin Bedroom: 11'0" (L) x 7’-9"(W)
  • Double Bedroom: 15'8" (L) x 7’-9"(W)
  • Bathroom 1: 7'9" (L) x 5’-0"(W)
  • Bathroom 2: 8'0" (L) x 7’-9”(W)
  • Double Bed Dimensions: 80 x 60 (In)
  • Twin Bed Dimensions : 80 x 33 (In)
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Maharajas' Express Assurance
Safety
  • 24 hours availability of paramedic on board
  • Air ambulance service in case of emergencies
  • CCTV cameras, Smoke alarms, and RFID door locks
Maharajas' Express Tour Information

Meeting Location and Time

Meeting point in Safderjung Railway Station at 8:45 p.m. for a royal welcome. Maharajas’ Express departs at 10:00 p.m.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation on board
  • Morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner
  • Wines, Tea, Indian beverages, coffee, and bottled water
  • Local english speaking guides for sightseeing tours
  • Deluxe coaches for sightseeing tours
  • Cultural entertainment and monuments/palaces fees as specified in the itinerary
  • $500/person Holiday Surcharge extra for tour departures covering Christmas and New Year's EveNote: This is automatically added to the price at the time of booking on applicable dates.

Price Excludes

  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Airfare
  • Laundry services
  • Gratuities, souvenirs, or any other item of personal interest
  • Any service that is not specified as included in the itinerary
  • Admission tickets to excursions that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • 5% Service Tax charged by Government of IndiaNote: This is not included in the price shown at the time of booking. It will be charged when your booking is confirmed.
Maharajas' Express Itinerary

DAY 1: SATURDAYDEPART FROM NEW DELHI

Report by 8:45 p.m. at Safdarjung Railway Station for a royal welcome. After check-in formalities, board the Maharajas’ Express for on board dinner.
Train departs by 10 p.m. from Delhi.

DAY 2 SUNDAYJAIPUR

After sumptuous breakfast on board, Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of 16th century built Amber Fort Palace, built atop a small hillock on city outskirts. Later, drive back to City Palace to spend time with Elephants – an opportunity to decorate and feed them or enjoy a Royal Ride. This is followed by a Champagne lunch.
Post lunch, guests have the option to relax in comfort of Maharajas’ Express or take any of the available optional tours/activities. In the evening, dinner is served on board and the train departs to continue the journey.

Optional Tours/Activities in Jaipur (Available at extra cost and booked on site via direct payment):
1) Available spa facilities in 5 star hotel
2) Private shopping trip
3) Visit City Palace, Museum, and Sun Dial (Jantar Mantar)

DAY 3 MONDAYRANTHAMBHORE AND FATEHPUR SIKRI

On arrival at Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, proceed for excursion to Jungles of Ranthambhore – the private hunting ground of the Maharajas. These jungles are home to sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, and leopard. There may also be possible sighting of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Return to the Maharajas’ Express by 9:30 a.m. to enjoy brunch on board and then depart to continue the journey.

Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri by 2:30 p.m. and proceed for excursion to the deserted Mughal City, comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience, and beautifully sculptured palaces. Return to the Maharajas’ Express by 6 p.m. for dinner and then the train departs to continue the journey.

DAY 4 TUESDAYAGRA AND GWALIOR

By 7 a.m., arrive at one of the Seven Wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal; constructed entirely out of white marble, an architectural masterpiece featuring beautiful inlay work, and marble screens. This is followed by another exclusive event, champagne breakfast at Taj Khema, overlooking Taj Mahal, atop a hillock. Later, return to the train by 10:45 a.m. and depart.

At 12:30 p.m., have lunch on board the Maharajas’ Express. Reach Gwalior by 2:15 p.m. and proceed for a visit to Gwalior Fort. Admire exquisite temples and palaces, out of which the most spectacular is the Man Mandir Palace, a masterpiece of Rajput architecture, and comes embellished with exquisite stone carving and latticework. There are the famous Saas-Bahu (Mother and Daughter-in-law) temples that are covered with beautiful sculptures of dancing girls and deities. Also, visit the nearby Jain Cave Sculptures.

Optional Tours/Activities (Available at extra cost and booked on site via direct payment):
1) Spa facilities at Hotel Usha Kiran Palace

At 6 p.m., See Jai Vilas Palace Museum, a section of which still remains residence of royal family of Gwalior. Admire the stupendous Durbar Hall with its crystal staircase and arched ceiling with stunning gold leaf work that supports two of world’s largest chandeliers.
Afterwards, high tea is served in the compound of Jai Vilas Palace.
Return to the train by 9 p.m. and the journey continues.

DAY 5 WEDNESDAYKHAJURAHO

After delicious breakfast on board Maharajas’ Express, proceed for excursion to 10th Century built Kama Sutra erotic temples and return to train for lunch afterwards.
Post lunch, guests have the option to stay back and relax in their Maharajas’ Express cabin or take any available optional tours/activities. Evening dinner is served on board and then the train departs.

Optional Tours/Activities in Khajuraho (Available at extra cost and booked on site via direct payment):
1) Spa facilities in 5 Star Hotel
2) Sound and Light Show
3) Dances of India Show

DAY 6 THURSDAYVARANASI

Have breakfast on board at 8 a.m.
By 12 p.m., arrive in Varanasi and take a quick visit to Silk Weaving Centre Shop for some world famous Banarasi silk saris and brocades.
At 1:30 p.m., have lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel, followed by an excursion to the ancient ruins of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon expounding principles of Buddhism.
Return to the city at 5:30 p.m. for a boat ride on River Ganges to witness the magical evening Aarti.
At 8 p.m., return to the train for dinner and continue to the next destination.

DAY 7 FRIDAYLUCKNOW

After breakfast on board the Maharajas’ Express, proceed to discover the “City Of Nawabs” with 18th century monuments like Bara Ibambara, Chotta Imbambara, Rumi Darwaza, and The Residency. Next follows the traditional Kathak Dance program and Awadhi lunch in a 5 Star Hotel. Later, return to the comfort of Maharajas’ Express and depart. On board, enjoy the Indian Evening followed by dinner

DAY 8 SATURDAYDELHI

Journey aboard Maharajas’ Express ends on return to Safderjung Railway Station, Delhi. Check-out after breakfast by 8:30 a.m.

Important:
1) The train manager reserves the right to change the day to say program to suit local logistics.
2) The Optional Tours are subject to time available and cannot be guaranteed.

Maharajas' Express Price and Schedule
Price
Dates
Room Type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Deluxe Cabin $ 10,490.00 $ 11,960.00
Junior Suite $ 17,980.00 $ 18,920.00
Suite $ 27,600.00 $ 27,600.00
Presidential Suite $ 47,400.00 $ 47,400.00

 

Note:

  • The prices DO NOT include 5% Service Tax charged by the Government of India.
  • There is a 10% Holiday Surcharge extra for departures that cover Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Months

Days

October 2020 11
November 2020 8
December 2020 6
January 2021 3, 31
February 2021 28
March 2021 28
October 2021 24
November 2021 21
December 2021 19
Maharajas' Express Photos