Maharajas' Express: The Heritage of India

Holiday Highlights

  • Indulge in a Royal Dinner at Udaipur
  • Cocktail Dinner with Marwar Culinary Delight in Jodhpur
  • Sundowner Cocktails in Bikaner Sand Dunes
  • Amber Fort
  • An exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast

Tour Dates:
Monthly departures from September to April each year

A train that never falls short of promising you a royal experience, the Maharajas' Express features carriages with Deluxe Cabins, six Junior Suites, two Suites and one Grand Presidential Suite. Each has large panoramic windows allowing you to savour every bit of magnificent India. Enjoy individual temperature controls, televisions & DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained during the journey and you will be equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits such as bottle coolers, pith hats and shoe uppers on days out. The Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants that allowing everyone on board to dine together. Relax in one of two bars including an exotic Safari bar and the lounge bar Rajah Club with comfortable club arm-chairs and there is even a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations. All brought to you by a team of highly motivated hospitality staff ensuring the guest experience is unmatched and every need is not just met, but anticipated.

Introducing to the delights of India, The Maharajas’ Express – The Heritage of India start the journey with the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and end in the national Capital Delhi. During the journey you visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur, enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colourful Pink City of Jaipur. You get an opportunity to see from close quarters the legendry tigers at Ranthambore and one of the Seven Wonders of the World ‘The Taj Mahal’ all this and more in utmost luxury.

For a visual taste of what you can expect click here.

NB: You have the option of including this special rail journey as part of a Tailored Rail tour. Ffestiniog Travel can make the additional arrangements to allow you to join any of these luxury train journeys, at the beginning, during or end of a bespoke itinerary. We will organise rail and flight tickets where necessary and hotel accommodation. Please contact us direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and we will provide quotations on request.


Day 1 – Board the Train at Mumbai onto Udaipur

After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Lunch and dinner on board.

Day 2 – Udaipur, Rajasthan

Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola followed by a visit to the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Return to the train for lunch onboard. Optional activities include Spa at a hotel or local City Tour. An exclusive dinner will be held Satkar Hall of Fatehprakash Palace or Jagmandir Island Palace. Return to train for overnight and proceed to Jodhpur.

Day 3 – Jodhpur, Rajasthan

A ride through the countryside brings you to Jodhpur. Optional morning tour to Bishnoi Village and return for lunch onboard train. Afternoon visit to Mehrangarh Fort followed by a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and enjoy ride on TukTuks. Later, savour a cocktail dinner at Hanwant Mahal or KhaasBagh. Return to train for overnight and proceed to Bikaner.

Day 4 – Bikaner, Rajasthan

Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to the Lalgarh Palace Museum or a local City Tour. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes. Return to train for overnight and proceed to Jaipur.

Day 5 – Jaipur, Rajasthan

The 'Pink City’ of Jaipur welcomes you with a visit to the impregnable Amber Fort followed by lunch at Rambagh Palace. Afternoon optional activities-shopping/Spa/visit to City Palace. Return to train for dinner and overnight. Proceed to SawaiMadhopur (Ranthambore).

Day 6 – Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri

Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Continue the journey to see the fascinating royal court complex of Fatehpur Sikri. Return to train for dinner and overnight. Proceed to Agra and Delhi.

Day 7 – Agra & Delhi

Disembark in Agra - Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by champagne breakfast. Return to train for lunch and continue to Delhi as your journey comes to an end.

Price Includes

  • Travel by train as described
  • Onboard accommodation
  • All meals including tea, coffee and mineral water and house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
  • Sightseeing tours as described , with deluxe coaches
  • Entrance fee (excluding video camera fee) for monuments & palaces
  • Entertainment as described
  • English speaking guides
  • Mumbai and Delhi private transfers

Price per person

Quotes available upon request

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