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Maharajas Express Gems of India


“The Maharajas’ Express denotes one of the most exclusive milestones in the world of luxury. It tosses up tradition with exoticism in its effortless journeys into Indias rich cultural heritage. Gems of India is a Golden Triangle tour package offered by the Maharajas’ Express. The hectic itinerary encompasses three of the most fascinating tour destinations in India-Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

Rajasthan beckons to its door with its otherworldly landscapes, staggering extremes and delightful new ways to explore it. Included in the rich and varied Maharajas’ Express itinerary is an exciting visit to Ranthambhore National Game Reserve and local sightseeing, shopping and optional Spa treats at select ports of call.

The luxury train journey commences at the Sardarjung railway station in New delhi. After a sumptuous dinner on board, the train leaves for Agra. An early morning visit to the Taj Mahal captures its pristine beauty in the first rays of the morning sun . It stands like a vision of chastity and lets you drink in its surreal beauty. This ecstatic experience is toasted by a champagne breakfast at the Taj Khema . You return to the luxurious Maharajas’ Express intoxicated by the beauty of your visit. You have the option to explore the Pietra Dura marble inlay work which Agra is famed for or to visit a five star hotel spa or, for the more adventurous ,to explore the Itmad-Ud-Daula

After a delightful lunch on board you proceed to the Agra Fort or choose from optional activities such as a spa visit at a 5 star hotel, private shopping tour,a visit to Itmad-ud-daula or to Fatehpur Sikri. The tomb of Sheik Salim Chisti is one of the most magnificent examples of Mughal architecture and well worth a visit.

You can lounge in the comfort of the Maharajas’ Express or you may watch Mohabbat- the Taj show.

The highlight of Day 3 is the game drive at Ranthambhore National park. Spot the elusive tiger and soak in the beauty of the jungle. After a relaxed brunch on board you arrive in Jaipur. This desert capital that has been tagged the Pink City lures visitors to its doorstep with its echoes of a bygone era. Its intricate architecture is a resplendent reminder of a glorious heritage.

Soak in the splendour of the Amber Fort, or you may choose from optional activities such as the spa facilities, shopping tour or a round of golf at the Rambagh Golf Club. Alternatively, you could visit the City palace and the Jantar Mantar. Lose yourself in the citys winding and tumultuous bazaars that weave a tapestry of indelible memories.

The Exhibition elephant polo match is truly delightful. After a relaxed dinner at an off-board location, you leave for Delhi, but you carry the Rajasthan with you.

Day 4 will start with a energizing breakfast on board. Its time to say goodbye to this awesome adventure, you return to life enriched by the experience of the Maharajas’ Express.”