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The Maharaja Express - Golden Triangle & Tigers

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8 days From £6,195 per person
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2024 Tour code: MGI24

About the tour

Step back in time to the golden age of travel when you board the luxurious Maharaja's Express, and take a once-in-a-lifetime journey. You'll explore Delhi in all its vibrant winder, and you'll visit historically important landmarks like the Taj Mahal. Relax as the Maharaja's Express takes you from town to city in this magical part of India, introducing you to the cuisine and the people of this wondrous country.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Maharaja’s Express
Maharaja’s Express
Travel on the opulent Maharaja’s Express Train.
The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal
Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Take a safari drive through the Ranthambore National Park.
Amber Fort
Amber Fort
Explore the Amber Fort.

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Outbound Travel

Day 1 - UK to India

Your journey begins today with your overnight flight out from London to Delhi.

Delhi

Day 3 - Delhi

Delhi

Enjoy a free day in Delhi today and get to know the city better. Take a wander around the colourful markets and try out some of the delectable street food. Visit a temple, or some of the other historically important and awe inspiring buildings and monuments, like the incredible Red Fort. Or, take it easy and watch this busy city bustle by around you. Alternatively, choose one of our optional excursions.

Taj Mahal

Day 4 – The Maharaja’s Express & the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

This morning you'll join the opulent Maharajas' Express for a very special journey. It's an early start onboard the train, where live instrumental music will play as you familiarise yourself with your surroundings and you depart from Delhi heading for Agra. Enjoy brunch on board as you arrive in to Agra and get to know your fellow passengers. As you reach the 'City of Mughal Splendour', you'll visit the world famous Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After this incredible excursion you'll return back to the Maharajas' Express for dinner onboard and overnight in Agra, in your luxurious cabin.

Ranthambore National Park

Day 5 – Tiger spotting in Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park

You'll visit the historic Agra Fort this morning, before breakfast, and then it's back to the train to enjoy a relaxed breakfast onboard as you travel to your next destination, Ranthambore. Lunch is also served onboard before you arrive in to Ranthambore and take an exciting game drive in the Ranthambore National Park. The park is known for its sightings of tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and leopard, although the tiger and the shy leopard can be difficult to spot. Be aware that the safari uses open vehicles and the ride is bumpy and dusty. Following this you'll return to the Maharajas' Express for dinner and overnight onboard.

Jaipur

Day 6 - Jaipur

Jaipur

Following breakfast onboard this morning, you'll take an exciting tour of the pink city with a visit to Amber Fort. The Amber Fort, a blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture, was constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592. A short jeep ride takes you to the fort where you'll take a tour of the royal apartments. Step back into the Mughal era in the Chamber of Mirrors, and the Hall of Victory. Lunch is served back onboard the train, after which you can choose from a spa at a five star hotel or a visit of the City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Or you can explore the city in a private car with a guide. Later, enjoy an exclusive dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel, built in 1835 AD. It was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur from 1925 to 1957. Return to the station later for your journey on to Delhi.

Back to Delhi

Day 7 - Delhi

Back to Delhi

Take your time over your last delicate breakfast onboard as the train arrives in to Delhi this morning. You can make the most of a free day in Delhi today, after being transferred to your hotel to relax. Sample some of Delhi's vibrant cuisine, drink tea and watch the city go by, or shop for last minute souvenirs.

Inbound Travel

Day 8 – Delhi to the UK

Your epic journey comes to a close today as you are transferred from your hotel to Delhi airport, for your flight back to London. If you're not quite ready to leave, you can choose to extend your stay on one of our optional extensions.

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