Day 1 - Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi - Onto Agra
The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at 0930 hours for Agra. Enjoy brunch on board as you arrive into Agra. As you reach the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’, visit the world famous Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens.
Return back to the Maharajas’ Express. You may choose optional activities such as spa at a five star hotel or a private shopping tour or Mohabbat the Taj show or Visit to Itmad ud Daula.
Day 2 - Agra to Ranthambore
Early this morning, disembark to visit the exquisite Agra Fort. You may choose an optional visit to Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Later, enjoy relaxed breakfast on board as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Lunch shall be served onboard.
Arrive into Ranthambore at around 1330 hours. Proceed for an exciting game drive at Ranthambore National Park at 1415 hrs. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. The Park is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. The safari cannot be compared to that of Africa and you are indeed fortunate if you spot the elusive tiger or the shy leopard.
The safari is carried out in open vehicles and the ride is quite bumpy. One must carry adequate warm clothes for winter months.
Return to the Maharajas’ Express by 1715 hours. Enjoy an “Indian Evening” onboard followed by Dinner as the Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Jaipur.
Day 3 - Jaipur
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board.
Following disembarkation and a grand traditional welcome begin your exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort at 0900 hrs. The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
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 back to the train for a leisurely lunch on board.
You may also choose to participate in the optional activities such as Spa facilities at a five star hotel or Private shopping tour or visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar (The Observatory).
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 dinner over sparkling wine at the venue.
Afterwards return to the station by 2100 hours as Maharajas’ Express proceeds for Delhi.
Day 4 - Delhi
Breakfast will be served 0715 hours onwards on board as you arrive into Delhi. At 0830 hours Maharajas’ Express arrives at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station. Disembark and bid farewell as your journey comes to an end.
Dates & Pricing
Departure Dates in 2019: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 14
Published Tariff per person per journey on twin sharing basis:
Double Occupancy: $3,850
Single Supplement: $2,910
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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