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Rajasthan's Heritage on a Glorious Palace on Wheels

Explore Rajasthan’s Heritage on a Glorious Palace on Wheels

An Indian luxury train par excellence, The Maharajas’ Express offers a unique tour of the princely state of Rajasthan. Nothing short of an opulent palace on wheels, it is owned and operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), and plays vital role in promoting Rajasthan tourism. Truth be told, embodying luxury beyond imagination, a trip aboard the Maharajas’ Express is a must if you wish to undertake heritage tours of Rajasthan in the most unique & royal style.

Along with state-of-the-art amenities, impeccable service and delectable food, the train offers four different journeys for guests to choose from.


The Indian Panorama – This mesmerising 7 days/6 nights journey covers 6 fascinating tourist destinations across 3 different Indian states i.e. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Starting from Delhi, it makes its first stop in Jaipur where guests can witness the grandeur of architectural marvels like City Palace, Amber Fort and Rambagh Hotel. The next stop on this delightful journey is Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan which is followed by a visit to the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri in Agra. Next destination onboard this palace on wheels is Agra where guests can feast their eyes over the magnificent Taj Mahal. The next day on the itinerary is reserved for the quaint locales of Orchha and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. The last day of the trip takes you to witnesses the religious fervour on the ghats of holy Ganges in Varanasi before ending it in Delhi.


The Indian Splendour – Starting from Delhi, this splendid 7 days/6 nights trip culminates in Mumbai after covering some of the most coveted tourist destinations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Day 1 takes the guests to Agra where they visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. On day 2, guests are taken to Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan for a thrilling game drive. Arriving in Jaipur on Day 3, travellers get to visit the breathtakingly beautiful Amber Fort and City Palace which is followed by a visit to Observatory (Jantar Mantar). Day 4 comes with a visit to the archaic Junagarh Fort followed by a lovely evening spent sipping cocktails and enjoying barbecue along with a spectacular dance performance against the backdrop of glorious sand dunes in Bikaner. On day 5, guests can choose between an excursion to Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada or a tour to Bishnoi Village in Jodhpur. The final destination on this itinerary is ‘the city of lakes’, Udaipur where guests can enjoy a refreshing boat ride.


The Heritage of India – ‘The Heritage of India’ tour is a 7 days/6 nights imperial extravaganza that begins from Mumbai and moves on to a much-loved tourist destination, Udaipur where guests are taken to the enchanting Lake Pichola followed by a visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Next stop on the journey is the beautiful city of Jodhpur where passengers get to visit the mighty Mehrangarh Fort and the famous Clock Tower in the old city. This is followed by a trip to the golden city of Bikaner where guests can explore the lanes of the city on a local city tour.

A visit to Rajasthan is incomplete without witnessing the splendour of India’s ‘pink city’, Jaipur followed by a game drive in Ranthambhore National Park. This is followed by a tour of the hauntingly beautiful city of Fatehpur Sikri. In the last leg of the journey, guests are taken for a mesmerising trip of the picturesque Taj Mahal in Agra before ending the journey in Delhi.


Treasures of India – A short yet exciting 4 days/ 3 nights journey, it begins in Delhi and the first stop is the beautiful city of Agra where guests can visit the monument of love, Taj Mahal. Day 2 starts with a visit to the famous Agra Fort followed by an exhilarating game drive at Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan. On the third day, guests are given a taste of Rajasthan’s local culture with a trip to Jaipur, a city known for its pink hued walls and rich heritage.

For a slice of India’s royal past, get onboard the Maharajas’ Express, akin to a palace on wheels in India. To know more about this palace on wheels, Rajasthan journey, offers and more, visit