Maharajas' Express Blog

Off Train Excursions


“Let me be surrounded by luxury, I can do without the necessities!
– Oscar Wilde

The World’s Leading Luxury Train is not only praised for its incomparable service and delectable food. The Maharajas’ Express itinerary is the cultural hubbub of local sightseeing tours and shopping excursions, spa and royal banquets at select destinations.

Be it the sky-high buildings overshadowing the allure of the gateway of India in Mumbai or the ornateness of historic monuments in Madhya Pradesh. Maharajas’ Express offers its guests the opportunity to unveil the lavish heritage and culture hidden in India.

Most excursions off the train include a coach transfer for Deluxe Cabin & Junior Suite passengers and Luxury cars for Suite & Presidential Suite passengers. Since we want our guests to truly experience India so professional and qualified English speaking guides accompany the guests on all off train excursions. However there’s no substitute for a little local flavor, so we employ skilled local guides who provide an invaluable and in-depth view of the sights.

Most of our off train excursions involve a fair amount of walking, thus comfortable walking shoes is a must. A moderate degree of physical fitness is also required to participate in the off train excursion as one may encounter unpaved sidewalks, uneven surfaces and problems getting on and off the train.

Our off train excursions include the opportunity to interact with former erstwhile royalty sundowner cocktails on sand dunes at Bikaner, champagne breakfast overlooking the Taj Mahal and last but not the least elephant polo exhibition match at Jaipur.

Hence there are plenty of outstanding on and off board experiences that one can enjoy with us on the Maharajas’ Express.”