Maharajas' Express: The Indian Splendour

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Spot the elusive tigers in the Ranthambore National Park
  • Amber Fort
  • Experience Sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner
  • Relish a cocktail dinner in Jodhpur
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch in Udaipur

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.

The Maharajas’ Express – The Indian Splendour takes you on the journey that redefined Rajasthan Luxury Tours. This grandiose odyssey has an extensive itinerary extending up to 7 days and each day a new visit awaits our guests. Guests visit and experience beauty of the world’s monumental icon of love the Taj Mahal, can spot the elusive tiger in the vivid greens of Ranthambore National Park, and can soak the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in its magnificent forts, vibrant bazars and the royal cuisines passing through Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur & Udaipur. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of culture, history and folklore and will show you a new meaning of India tourism.

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 Delhi onto Agra

After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Brunch will be served on board before arriving at Agra. Afternoon visit to the Taj Mahal. Return to the train for dinner and overnight on board. Optional evening activities include Spa or Mohabbat the Taj Show.

Day 2 – Agra Fort and Ranthambore

Early morning visit to Agra Fort or optional visit to Itmad ud Daula. Return to the train for breakfast and lunch as train proceeds to Ranthambore. Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Return to train for dinner and overnight. Proceed to Jaipur.

Day 3 – Jaipur

Enjoy breakfast on board as you enter into the Pink City of Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort. Optional activities include Spa/visit to City Palace and Observatory/local City Tour. Return to the train for lunch. Dinner at Rambagh Palace. Overnight on board train. Proceed to Bikaner.

Day 4 – Bikaner

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 Jodhpur.

Day 5 – Jodhpur

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 Udaipur.

Day 6 – Udaipur

Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola before visiting the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Lunch at Satkar Hall of Fateh Prakash Palace. Return to train for dinner and enjoy Indian Evening on board.

Day 7 – Mumbai

Breakfast and lunch on board before arrival at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharaja's Express.

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
  • Two Delhi private transfers

Price per person

Quotes available upon request

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