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Spanning 859 kilometres, the Maharajas Express Treasures of India route is a true journey of a lifetime. Along the way not only will you witness some of the most fabulous views the sub-continent has to offer, there will also be opportunities to gaze upon some of this vast country’s world famous icons, from the Amber Fort to Taj Mahal, tigers to jungles. An unforgettable experience from start to finish, to say the least.
Arrive mid-morning at Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station for a welcome meeting and check in. Having boarded and settled in to the Maharajas Express, expect to depart before 10AM, with brunch served on board shortly after leaving the Indian capital behind. Pulling into Agra early afternoon, your first stop is the Taj Mahal, arguably the world’s most recognisable testament to love.
After exploring the building and its grounds, indulge in a high tea, complete with champagne, at Taj Khema. As evening falls, head back to the train to relax before dinner, or opt for a five star spa treatment at a nearby hotel, or Mohabbat The Taj Show, an unforgettable entertainment experience comprising a series of plays dedicated to matters of the heart.
This morning you will have two options either a visit to the famous Agra Fort, or a trip to It mad-Ud-Daulah, a stunning mausoleum built in the days of the Mughal Empire. Climbing back on board the Maharajas Express mid-morning, the train will then depart for Ranthambore, with brunch served as you travel towards the majestic National Park.
Home to some of the world’s rarest and most exotic species, such as the elusive tiger, while on the game drive you will have a chance at catching glimpse of these incredible animals. Returning to the train as afternoon turns into evening, an Indian Evening will begin shortly after departure, with dinner included, as the Maharajas Express leaves for Jaipur.
Wake to find yourself in Jaipur, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on board, and then head off for another day adventuring. Given the option of either a visit to the Amber Fort, spa morning in a five star hotel, private shopping tour, visit to the City Palace and Observatory (Jantar Mantar), or golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club, the first part of the day is yours to do with as you see fit.
Climbing back aboard the Maharajas Express, indulge the taste buds with an elegant lunch, before moving on to the City Palace for one of life’s most unforgettable experiences- an elephant polo match, followed by cocktail dinner. Returning the train late evening, expert a nighttime departure for the final leg of the journey, back to Delhi.
Rise early and enjoy a final breakfast on board, pulling into Delhi mid-morning, where you bid farewell to the Maharajas Express, and are free to explore the fabulous Indian capital at your own leisure.