Maharajas' Express - North India’s Most Luxurious Train
10 days from £6,000 per person
There is a somewhat nostalgic romance to train travel, as you meander through the countryside, disembarking at different points on the map, and the Maharaja’s Express offers one of the most elegant and luxurious train experiences in India, with comfortable accommodation and facilities, delicious food and impeccable service. This itinerary follows the Classical India journey, which is one of their most popular and interesting routes, with highlights including a visit to the Taj Mahal, the little-visited UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho and Bandhavgarh National Park.
Slowly meandering through the lesser-visited areas of central India, this journey will give you the chance to visit the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho, with its exquisite erotic carvings, the bejewelled royal cities of Orchha and Gwalior, the intensely spiritual and holy city of Varanasi, the illustrious Taj Mahal in Agra, the historic and bustling city of Lucknow, and Bandhavgarh National Park, richly populated with a variety of animal, plant and bird life.
This luxury tour is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own ideal tour of India. The Maharaja’s Express also offers different routes and part journeys. For more information please contact one of our consultants.
10 days from £6,000 per person
- Day 1 - The Imperial Hotel - Delhi
On arrival in Delhi and transfer to The Imperial Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 2 - Maharajas Express - Agra
Board the Maharaja's Express and enjoy a welcome drink. Visit the Taj Mahal at Sunset.
- Day 3 - Maharajas Express - Gwalior
Journey south to Gwalior and visit Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior Fort and Jai Vilas Palace.
- Day 4 - Maharajas Express - Khajuraho
Stop at Orchha to visit Jahangiri Mahal and Chaturbhuj temple. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho.
- Day 5 - Maharajas Express - Bandhavgarh National Park
Continue on your journey to Bandhavgarh National Park. Take a village tour and learn about the 'Forests for Tigers' conservation programme before taking a game drive.
- Day 6 - Maharajas Express - Varanasi
Journey on to Varanasi and visit the ruins of Sarnath and the famous Silk Weaving Centre before a cruise on the Ganges to witness Aarti (evening prayer).
- Day 7 - Maharajas Express - Lucknow
The train journey ends in Lucknow where you will visit The Residency, Rumi Darwaza and Bada Imambara before enjoying an Indian Evening.
- Day 8 - The Imperial Hotel - Delhi
Arrive into Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 9 - The Imperial Hotel - Delhi
Visit the sights of Old and New Delhi, including Chandi Chowk, Jama Masjid mosque, Humayan's Tomb, India Gate and the Parliament Buildings.
- Day 10 - In transit.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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