Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Orchha and Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Day 1 - Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi
The epic journey begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station, where on arrival at 2045 hours approximately, complete your registration and check in formalities as you enjoy a welcome drink, with Live Music.
Dinner will be served 2100 hours onwards. The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at 2200 hours for Jaipur.
Day 2 - Jaipur
This morning arrive into Jaipur.
After on board breakfast proceed for a visit to the Amber Fort situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. 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.
Proceed for an exclusive royal experience. Your arrival at the venue will be accompanied by the band and the beating of ‘Nagadas’ (Indian drums). You shall also have an opportunity to indulge with the elephants – paint them, feed them or opt for a joy ride. Later, enjoy Cocktail Lunch over sparkling wine at the venue.
In the afternoon you may choose from a range of optional activities like Spa facilities at a hotel or Private Shopping Tour or visit to City Palace Museum and Observatory (Jantar Mantar)
Day 3 - Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri
On arrival in Sawai Madhopur, early in the morning, get ready for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park.
Proceed for an early morning exciting game drive. The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy.
Return to the train. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you continue your journey to the fabled deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Later enjoy lunch onboard.
On arrival at the quaint station of Fatehpur Sikri, disembark 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. It is now a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express. Dinner will be served onboard 2000 hours onwards.
Day 4 - Agra
This morning arrive into Agra - the jewel of India, home to one of the world’s great architectural wonders - the Taj Mahal. Early morning, disembark and proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal.
Later enjoy a Champagne breakfast gazing at the Taj Mahal, from atop the Taj Khema.
Afternoon visit to Agra Fort. Dinner onboard as train proceeds to Orchha.
Day 5 - Orchha and Khajuraho
Early morning visit Orchha. Return to train as train proceeds to Khajuraho.
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 enjoy Dances of India Show at Kandariya Shilpgram or you may enjoy Spa facilities at Hotel or Sound and Light Show at the temple complex as an Optional Activity.
Return to the comfort of the train and continue your journey for Varanasi. Dinner will be served onboard 2015 hours onwards.
Day 6 - Varanasi
Today as you enjoy breakfast, your journey continues through rich agricultural fields, arriving into the holy city of Varanasi.
Deboard at Varanasi to visit a Silk Weaving Center and Sarnath followed by a Boat Ride on the Ganges to witness evening Aarti. Dinner at an exclusive venue. Train proceeds to Delhi.
Day 7 - Disembark in Delhi
Early this morning the train pulls into New Delhi. Following breakfast on board you will disembark at Safdarjung Station at around 0830 hours. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your ‘The Indian Panorama’ journey comes to an end.
Dates & Pricing
Departure Dates in 2019: January 26, February 23, March 23
Published Tariff per person per journey on twin sharing basis:
Double Occupancy: $5,980
Single Supplement: $4,510
Price for airfare: depending on seasonality
*Price per person in US dollars based on two people traveling together, double occupancy and subject to availability.
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