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Maharaja Express Tours

Maharaja Express Tours

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • 1
    Day 1
    Saturday Afternoon: Mumbai

    Report by 2pm at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai where registration and check in formalities are completed for Maharaja Express Train Tour. Following this, travelers are transferred to Chhatrapati Shivaji Rail Terminus. Board the Maharaja Express & depart from Mumbai by 5pm.

    Dinner on board and overnight on Maharaja Express.

  • 2
    Day 2
    Sunday: Ajanta Caves

    After breakfast on board,excursion to World Heritage site of Ajanta Caves from Jalgaon Railway Station. These Buddhist cave temples date were sculpted out of hill sides between 2nd century BC to 7th Century AD & famous for colorful frescoes executed On a ground of mud plaster in the tempera technique, showing incidents from life of Lord Buddha & the Jatakas.

    Later return to the train & depart. Lunch & dinner on board.

  • 3
    Day 3
    Monday: Udaipur

    Arrive early morning in Udaipur - the City of Lakes and also referred to as Venice of the East. Post breakfast, disembark train as the journey begins with the visit to the City Palace (the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas) Visit to Mor Chowk and see lavish mosaics of peacocks, and then proceed to Moti Mahal that has beautiful mirror work. There’s also Chini Mahal that is covered in ornamental tiles & Visit to spectacular Zenana Mahal exquisitely designed alcoves, balconies, colored windows, tiled walls and floors are seen. Visit crystal gallery that has a jewel studded carpet. Experience royal hospitality at Durbar Hall which is reminiscent of ancient Mewar glory. Feast your taste buds over vast spread of International cuisine at Satkar hall of Fateh Prakash Palace.

    Following lunch, return to train for relaxed afternoon on board & later depart for Jodhpur. Dinner on board.

    Optional Tours in Udaipur (at extra cost):

    • Spa treatment at 5 star luxury hotel
    • Private shopping tour
    • Evening Sound & Light Show (only if time permits)
  • 4
    Day 4
    Tuesday: Jodhpur

    Enjoy leisure breakfast as Maharaja Express train passes through some of dramatic landscapes of Thar Desert, arriving into Blue City of Jodhpur. Following lunch, disembark & explore erstwhile capital of Marwar - Jodhpur which is set like jewel amidst golden sands and is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces from Rajput era. Proceed on a walking tour of Old Clock Tower market and then visit to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches. Highlight of the day is Royal Cocktail evening with wide array of sumptuous Marwar culinary delights that are served in Royal courtyard of Mehrangarh Fort as you admire city scape from atop Return to train and continue journey.

    Optional Tours in Jodhpur (at extra cost):

    • Excursion to Bishnoi tribal village (only if time permits)
    • Spa treatment at 5 star luxury hotel
  • 5
    Day 5
    Wednesday: Bikaner

    Enjoy countryside while having breakfast on board. Arrive into Bikaner. At 10 am, relax on board or You may also choose optional activities such as visit to Lalgarh Museum OR Deshnok (the Rat Temple). Lunch on board, followed by visit to Junagarh Fort. An unassailable fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh The fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and features numerous decorative halls. The Fort Museum is fascinating & adorned with ornate decorative costumes and jewelery . Then you are escorted through the surrounding village for a rural experience. One of the exclusive events of the trips is sundowner in the sand dunes. Reach the spot in a convoy of decorated canopied camel carts accompanied by musicians. Enjoy cocktails, savour traditional mouth watering barbecue delicacies as you are entertained by traditional folk artists. Later return to comfort of your train and embark on onward journey to Jaipur Overnight on the Maharaja Express.

    Optional Tours in Bikaner (at extra cost):

    • Excursion to ancient rat temple at Deshnoke
    • Visit to Lalgarh Museum
  • 6
    Day 6
    Thursday : Jaipur

    After On board breakfast,proceed for excursion to late 16th century built Amber Fort Palace,located atop a small hill

    Later drive back to Pink City Palace Complex to spend time with elephants & enjoy leisurely lunch

    Post lunch, either return to Maharajas Express Train to relax OR avail optional off board activities Dinner is on board the train.

    Optional Tours in Jaipur (at extra cost):

    • Spa facilities at 5 star hotel
    • Private shopping tour
    • Golfing at Rambagh Golf club
    • Visit to City Palace and The Observatory (Jantar Mantar)
  • 7
    Day 7
    Friday Morning: Ranthambore

    On early morning arrival at SawaiMadhopur Railway Station proceed for excursion to Jungles of Ranthambhore - the private hunting ground of the Maharajas. Possible sighting of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.Also, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. After breakfast at a Vivanta by Taj, SawaiMadhopur, return to the train and continue onwards. Lunch on board.

    Friday afternoon: FatehpurSikri

    At 2:30 pm, arrive at FatehpurSikri 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 train by 6 pm and enjoy a special Indian evening followed by dinner.

  • 8
    Day 8
    Saturday Morning: Agra

    Early morning, 6:30 am, excursion to one of the wonders of the world, TheTaj Mahal; constructed entirely out of white marble and is 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 and depart by 10:15 am.

    Saturday Afternoon: Delhi

    Lunch on board. Reach the capital by 3:15 pm and check out and the magical journey comes to and end.

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