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Maharajas' Express – The Indian Panorama


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2017: 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar


Relish Royalty spirituality and wilderness.

Explore the hidden treasures of India! Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendour in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park.

Day 1

Saturday - Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi - Onto Jaipur (Embark- 2045 hrs)


NEW DELHI: Board the Train at Delhi onto Jaipur-After a traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train and enjoy on board dinner as you begin this wonderful journey.

Dinner and Overnight on board.

Day 2

Sunday - Jaipur


JAIPUR: After on board breakfast proceed to visit the Amber Fort and later lunch at an exclusive venue. In the afternoon you can enjoy optional activities- Spa Treatment/Shopping/Golf/visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

Breakfast & Dinner on board. Lunch at a palace hotel in Jaipur.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 3

Monday - Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri


RANTHAMBORE – FATEHPUR SIKRI: Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park followed by breakfast at a five star hotel. Enjoy lunch onboard as you enter into Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Sikri Fort.

Brunch & Dinner on board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 4

Tuesday - Agra - Gwalior


AGRA - GWALIOR: Disembark for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a champagne breakfast. Continue to Gwalior. Disembark the train to take a tour of the magnificent Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple & the Jain Caves Sculptures followed by a visit to the Opulent Jai Vilas Palace Museum with Hi- tea in the palace compounds.

Champagne breakfast in Agra. Lunch & Dinner on board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 5

Wednesday - Orchha – Khajuraho


ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO: Proceed to the bejeweled Jahangiri Mahal in Orchha and continue to the world Heritage temples of Khajuraho. You may choose to take an optional Light & Sound show in Khajuraho.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 6

Thursday - Varanasi


VARANASI: Tour the holy city of Varanasi including the ancient ruins of Sarnath, Varanasi Silk Weaving Centre and a scenic cruise on the sacred Ganges. Witness the magical evening Aarti on the ghats of the Ganges.

Breakfast & Dinner on board. Lunch in Varanasi.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 7

Friday - Lucknow


LUCKNOW: Welcome to the enchanted ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow. Tour The Residency, Rumi Darwaza and the spectacular Bada Imambara. Opt to explore the bustling markets of the royal city. Experience the elegance and charm of traditional hospitality during an exclusive dinner and relish Awadhi cuisine from the Royal Kitchen.

Breakfast & Lunch on board. Dinner in Lucknow.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

Day 8

Saturday - Disembark in Delhi - 0830 hrs


NEW DELHI: After breakfast, disembark into Delhi and bid farewell to the Train.


Special Note

Highlights

Elephant Polo match at Jaipur

Champagne breakfast, overlooking the legendary Taj Mahal

An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore

Feast over a lavish spread of delicacies from the Royal kitchens of Gwalior and Lucknow.

Explore the quaint environs of Orchha and Khajurahos’ marvelous temples

Drench yourself in the mystique of Varanasi – the oldest living city in the world.



Note: -

All ‘Options’ / ‘Optional Tours’ are on chargeable basis and are subject to availability. Details and

pricing will be made available on board during the journey.


About the Train

ABOARD THE MAHARAJAS' EXPRESS

A train that never falls short of promising you a royal experience, the Maharajas' Express features five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows - a design marvel developed by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. Just so, that you can savour every bit of magnificent India. All passenger Cabins come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities. LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet, to name a few. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained through the royal journey. Just a small reminder for those who are used to a different power supply, the Maharajas' Express is equipped with 110/230V sockets. Every cabin also has its own electronic safe deposit box.


MAHARAJAS' DINING

A royal banquet for royal passengers, the Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons at a time; and everyone on board dines together. Wines and beer served whilst dining come complimentary, of course.


MAHARAJAS' BAR AND LOUNGES

One exotic Safari bar with the choicest collection of house brands of wines, beer and spirits with snacks come complimentary to every passenger. There's also a lounge cum bar Raja Club with comfortable club arm-chairs. And if these features don't make you feel pampered, the Maharajas' Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations.


MAHARAJAS' TRANSPORT

From super deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite passengers, to cars for the Suite and Presidential Suite passengers each at every destination. All equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers. After all, when it comes to providing comfort to royals, every little detail matters. That's what the Maharajas' Express has in waiting for you when you step off.


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