Maharaja Express -
The Indian Panorama

6 Nights / 7 Days

Overview

Relish royalty, spirituality and wilderness in one unforgettable escapade

The Maharajas’ Express – The Indian Panorama explores the hidden riches of India lie in its breathtaking beauty and its diversity of cultures. With world’s leading luxury train, Maharajas’ Express, you can embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Guests journey their way through iridescent lands of Jaipur to reach the vivid greens of Ranthambore. We then take our royal guests to the ancient capital city of Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri and then to Agra where they can witness the immortal sheen of the Taj Mahal. They soak in the regality of Gwalior and discover the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho. Finally we reach the sacred city of Varanasi, and observe the divine beauty of River Ganges.

Highlights

  • Jaipur City Palace
  • Dinner at Rambagh Palace
  • Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
  • Taj Mahal Visit
  • Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema
  • Orchha Fort and Village Tour by Tuk Tuks
  • Western Group of KhajurahoTemples
  • Visit Sarnath
  • Dinner with Kathak Dance at Brij Rama Palace at Varanasi Ghats

New Delhi

Jaipur

Ranthambore

Fatehpur Sikri

Agra

Orchha

Khajuraho

Varanasi

Tour Route

New Delhi

Jaipur

Ranthambore

Fatehpur Sikri

Agra

Orchha

Khajuraho

Varanasi

New Delhi

Train Stations

Check-in Venue & Timing
Safdarjung Station, Delhi / 0730 hrs

Departure Station & Timing
Delhi – Safdarjung Station/ 0830 hrs

Arrival Station & Timing
Delhi – Safdarjung Station/ 1500 hrs

The train operates between October to April only. Please refer to the available dates below.

October, 2022 – 23
November, 2022 – 20
December, 2022 – 18
January, 2023 – 15
February, 2023 -12
March, 2023 – 12
April, 2023 – 2

October, 2023 – 1, 29
November, 2023 – 26
December, 2023 – 24
January, 2024 – 21
February, 2024 – 18
March, 2024 – 17

April, 2024 – 7
September, 2024 – 29
October, 2024 – 27
November, 2024 – 24
December, 2024 – 22
January, 2025 – 19
February, 2025 – 16
March, 2025 – 16

April, 2025 – 6

Detailed Itinerary

(Sunday) Delhi – Board Maharajas Express The Indian Panorama

Welcome aboard the Maharajas' Express.

This morning, assemble at Delhi Safdarjung station at approximately 0730 hours and complete your registration and check in formalities, as you enjoy sipping into your welcome drink enjoying the live instrumental music. The train shall proceed to Jaipur at 0830 hrs.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch on-board. Join us for a tour brief and meet your facilitators during this exciting journey.

Deboard at around 1500 hrs to visit the City Palace galleries including the Textile Museum, Arms Museum and Arts Museum.  Admire the famous Sterling Silver Vessels entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. The vessels are said to be made from 14000 silver coins without any joint and were used by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to carry the water of the Ganges to drink on his trip to England in 1901 to attend King Edward VII’s coronation.

After your visit to the City Palace, proceed for an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. The Palace built in 1835 AD was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957, when it was converted into a luxury hotel. The palace retains its royal splendour, hand-carved marble latticework, and elaborate gardens.

Afterwards, return to the station by 2030 hours on Maharajas’ Express.

Breakfast and Lunch on-board. Dinner at Rambagh Palace Hotel.

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(Monday) Jaipur, Rajasthan

After on-board breakfast, deboard at around 0830 hrs to visit the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura.

A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory. Return to the train for lunch or you may choose from a range of optional activities like Spa facilities at a hotel or explore the city with your private car and guide.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. Dinner will be served on-board. Maharajas’ Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore). Breakfast, lunch and dinner on-board.

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(Tuesday) Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan; and Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Upon arrival into Sawai Madhopur, early in the morning, get ready for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. It is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. Wildlife cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.

Proceed for an early morning exciting game drive. The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy and dusty. One must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months.

Return to the train. Enjoy breakfast as you continue your journey to the fabled deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Admire the changing landscape as you savour lunch.

On arrival at the quaint station of Fatehpur Sikri, disembark at 1530 hours and proceed on a tour of the fascinating sights comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience, beautifully sculptured palaces with unique water bodies, reflecting a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. This deserted red sandstone city was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century. It is now a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the train. Enjoy an “Indian Evening” on-board followed by dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

18:00 Return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express

20:00 Dinner onboard. Overnight on train at Fatehpur Sikri

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(Wednesday) Agra, Uttar Pradesh; and Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Early morning arrive into Agra - the jewel of India, home to one of the world’s great architectural wonders - the Taj Mahal. With its spectacular monumental masterpieces and picturesque natural setting, Agra is a legendary city glorified by time. Early morning, disembark and proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz. This incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Approximately 20,000 of India’s most revered craftsmen were recruited to give shape to this poetry in marble.

Later enjoy breakfast gazing at the Taj Mahal, from atop the Taj Khema.

Following breakfast, return to the train for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure or you may choose optional activities – Spa at a hotel or visit to Agra Fort. Return to the train for dinner as the train proceeds to Orchha.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional activities.

Breakfast at Taj Khema, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

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(Thursday) Orcha and Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Disembark at Orchha Railway Station at 0700 hrs to visit the quaint village of Orchha known for its rustic lifestyle. Visit the Orchha Fort, built over several years in the 1500s by the Bundela rulers overlooking the Betwa river. A short Tuk Tuk ride will take you to experience village life in the hinterland. Return to the train for breakfast.

Enjoy a relaxed lunch on-board as the train continues its journey through some of the most dramatic and picturesque environs towards Khajuraho.

Khajuraho is renowned for its architecture and exquisite sculptures. Built between 950 and 1050 AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity, the temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture. The highly sensual engravings depict the whole range of human emotions and relationships.

On arrival proceed on a tour of the magnificent temples of Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the western group which constitutes some of the finest examples of Chandela art at its peak including the Kandariya Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

In the evening you may enjoy optional activities - Dances of India show at Kandariya Shilpgram or you may enjoy Spa facilities at a Hotel or Sound and Light Show at the temple complex.

Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the optional activities.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on-board.

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(Friday) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Today as you enjoy breakfast on-board, your journey continues through rich agricultural fields, arriving into the holy city of Varanasi.

One of the oldest living cities in the world, Varanasi (also known as Kashi or Banaras) has a spiritual legacy of over 3000 years. A place of pilgrimage, this holy city is set on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. Varanasi epitomizes the chaos and colour of India. Lively bazaars, exquisite and bright silks, festivals, temples, mosques and palaces – all can be found here.

Following disembarkation, proceed for lunch at Hotel Taj Ganges. After lunch, visit the ancient ruins of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon expounding the principles of Buddhism. Proceed for a boat cruise on the Ganges, en-route visit a Silk Weaving Centre, where you may even shop for some world famous Banarasi silk saris and brocades.

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the river Ganges and witness a magical evening aarti at the ghats of the holy Ganges.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. Dinner will be served on-board. Maharajas’ Express leaves for Delhi.

Breakfast on-board, Lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel and Dinner on-board.

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(Saturday) Delhi (Train Disembark)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on-board as the train arrives into Delhi.

Disembark at around 1200 hrs at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.

Breakfast on-board.

Disembark and bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your journey comes to an end!

Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.

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Pricing*

Prices Valid From 01 October 2022 Until April 2023

Prices quoted below are in US Dollars and British Sterling Pounds.

Price Per Person Per Journey (USD / GBP)Twin or Double CabinSingle Cabin
Deluxe Cabin$7,750/ £7,045$13,570 / £12,335
Junior Suite$10,400 / £9,455$19,775 / £17,960
Suite$15,180 / £13,800$30,360 / £27,600
Presidential Suite$26,070 / £23,700$52,140 / £47,400
Price Per Person Per Journey (USD / GBP)Twin or Double CabinSingle Cabin
Deluxe Cabin$7,750 / £7,380$13,570 / £12,922
Junior Suite$10,400 / £9,904$19,775 / £18,832
Suite$15,180 / £14,458$30,360 / £28,916
Presidential Suite$26,070 / £24,824$52,140 / £49,648
* Terms and Conditions
  1. At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE TARIFF. Extra Surcharges for departures during Christmas and New Year. The Prices for the Train may vary for Sterling Pounds quotes according to the Exchange Rate against the DOLLAR.
  2. Prices are subject to change in case of any change or amendment in the maharaja train route.
  3. GST will be charged extra as applicable.
  4. Itineraries, destinations, venues and scheduled departure are subject to change without prior notice.
  5. All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis.

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