Maharajas Express Train Tour
07 Nights / 08 Days
Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Jodhpur- Bikaner - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur -
Fatehpur Sikri - Agra – Delhi
1Day 01 : Board Mumbai(D)
Welcome aboard the Maharajas’ Express. Afternoon you will proceed to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. On arrival you will board the Maharajas’ Express and will be greeted with a welcome drink. The Maharajas’ Express departs Mumbai at 1640 hours approximately and travels from the land of the Marathas to Gujarat.Dinner on board.Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
2Day 02 : Vadodara (B/L/D)
Arrive into the Royal city of the Gaekwads, Vadodara situated on the famous River Vishwamitri. Enjoy a relaxed morning on board the train, following a leisurely breakfast .Later drive to Jambhughoda. Enroute enjoy a brief stop at the famous World Heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh ArchaeologicalPark.On arrival at Jambhughoda participate in the traditional welcome and fanfare of the feudal lords of Jambhughoda, lunch at Jambhughoda , return to Vadodara. On arrival in the city, proceed on a visit to the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Return to the station and board the train for your onwardjourney. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
3Day 03 : Udaipur (B/L/D)
This morning you will wake up in the picturesque region of Mewar, one of the most popular and royal states of the Rajputana. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and admire the magnificent landscape of the Aravali Hills arriving into Udaipur – the City of Lakes and Sunrise. Breakfast on Board ,then visiting City Palace, Mor Chowk , Moti Mahal, Chini Mahal and Zenana Mahal. Lunch at Durbar Hall , return to the train for a relaxed afternoon on board .proceed for a ’Walking Tour’ through the Old Market of Udaipur. Return to the luxury of the train and look forward to another exciting journey. Dinner on board Overnight on the Maharajas’Express.
4Day 04 : Jodhpur (B/L/D)
This morning, the Maharajas’ Express, continues her journey from the pristine environs of Mewar region into the stronghold of the Marwar region. After lunch on board, proceed on a tour of the Jodhpur. Continue to the magnificent Meherangarh Fort. Admire the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches. Tour the palaces and temples built by successive rulers, with priceless jewels and a dazzling collection of arms. The highlight of the day is a Royal Cocktail evening with a wide array of sumptuous Marwar culinary delights served in the Royal courtyard of Meherangarh Fort as you admire the cityscape from atop. Return to the train and continue your journey to glorious Bikaner. Overnight on the Maharajas’Express.
5Day 05 : Bikanker (B/L/D)
Late morning arrive into the desert citadel of Bikaner and relax on board you may choose to embark on an optional tour of the city visiting Lalgarh Palace Museum displaying some fascinating exhibits on the royal heritage of Bikaner. Return to the train for lunch.Following lunch, you will disembark and proceed on a visit to the Junagarh Fort, Diwan-i-Khas, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal and Anup Mahal. The Fort Museum is fascinating and adorned with ornate decorative costume sand jewellery. evening barbecue on dunes. Later return to the comfort of your train and embark on your onward journey to Jaipur. Overnight on the Maharajas’Express.
6Day 06 : Jaipur (B/L/D)
Today, you will arrive into the ’Pink City’ of Jaipur. Jaipur is truly a pristine jewel in the crown of the desert state of Rajasthan., Jaipur is renowned for its magnificent palaces, forts and temples. , your exciting tour of the pink city begins with a unique and enthralling experience an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match.You may choose to watch or participate in the exhibition game. After the match, enjoy a Cocktail lunch over sparkling wine. Following lunch visit to the Amber Fort. Situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city, this fort palace is surrounded by fortified battlements overlooking the Maota Lake. A short jeep ride takes you up to the fort where you will enjoy a tour of the royal apartments, with striking views of the gorge. Step back into the Mughal era as you enter the Chamber of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and the Hall of Victory. Dinner on board. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
7Day 07 : Sawai Madhopur and Fatehpur Sikri (B/L/D)
On arrival in Sawai Madhopur, early in the morning, get ready for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Originally the private hunting ground of the Maharajas, Ranthambore was declared a National Park in 1973. It is famous for its open sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard. After breakfast at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge, return to the train and continue your journey to the fabled deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch on board. On arrival at the quaint station of Fatehpur Sikri, disembark and proceed on a tour of the fascinating sights comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of Private and Public audience, beautifully sculptured palaces with unique water bodies, reflecting a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Then return to the train Dinner on board. Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.
8Day 08 : Agra – Delhi Deboard (B/L/D)
Arrival the magical city Agra . The jewel of India, home to one of the world’s great architectural wonders – the Taj Mahal..Early morning, proceed to the world famous Taj Mahal. it was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz. This incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Then enjoy a Champagne breakfast gazing at the Taj Mahal, from atop the Taj Khema. Following breakfast, return to the train.Enjoy a hearty lunch on board as you continue your journey to Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express as your journey comes to an end at approximately 1530 hours on arrival into Safdarjung Station.