Maharajas' Express Blog

Forays into a Fantasy Land


“The Maharajas’ Express is sheer poetry in motion. Make forays into the fantasy land that is India, with the Maharajas’ Express with its magical itineraries designed to let you explore the heart of India.

The Luxury tour circuits explore unusual and riveting locales. Here is the opportunity to mingle with royalty. You will no doubt enjoy the chance to participate in the Exhibition Elephant Polo Match at Jaipur. Wake up to a champagne breakfast with a breathtaking view of the majestic Taj Mahal. Rejuvenate your spirits with an awesome selection of our idyllic destinations. Let the Maharajas’ Express experience enable you to weave your own tapestry of memories.

The Indian Panorama Journey is designed to give a panoramic view of the essence of Indian destinations. Welcome and check in formalities will be completed at the Safdarjung Railway station. The formalities will be followed by a luxurious dinner on board and the train will leave for Jaipur. Breakfast will be served on board and this will be followed by an excursion to the Jaigarh fort. The highlight of the day will be the Elephant Polo Match and a tempting lunch at the City Palace. Lunch will precede a visit to the Sawai Mansingh Museum II within the City Palace complex.

You may return to the splendour of the Maharajas luxury train or choose to participate in the rejuvenating option of a Spa visit at a 5 Star hotel. Alternative activities include golf at the Rambagh Golf Club or a private shopping tour.

On day 3, proceed for a riveting Game Drive at the Ranthambhore National park.Catch a glimpse of the elusive tiger. Wind down with a relaxed brunch on board as the train proceeds to Fatehpur Sikri. Explore the city at your leisure and return to the tranquil comfort of the Maharajas’ Express.

On day 4, get a glorious morning view of the indescribable Taj Mahal. Reinvent yourself with this early morning view of a vision in white. This celebration of beauty will be toasted by a champagne breakfast at the Taj Khema. Return to the delights of the Maharajas’ Express . En-route you will enjoy the opportunity to examine the marvellous Pietra Dura marble inlay work which is native to the region. As the train proceeds to Gwalior there will be a delicious on board lunch. Proceed for a visit to the Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Jain Cave Sculptures. OR You may choose to rejuvenate yourselves with the Spa facilities at Hotel Usha Kiran Palace. Optional activities include a visit to the Jai Vilas Palace Museum, Hi Tea at Jai Vilas Palace Museum after which you return to the comfort of the Maharajas’ express.

Proceed to the stunning celebration of love in the stone carvings of Khajuraho that talk to you of Indias rich heritage. Visit the mythological city of Varanasi and reinvent yourself with a boat ride down the holy Ganges. Proceed for an Indian Evening with Dinner at the residence of Raja of Jehangirabad.

Soak in the indelible luxury of India with a trip aboard the Maharajas’ Express. Let the creative juices flow and maybe pen your first travelogue.”