Maharajahs' Express: Indian Panorama
Beginning and ending in Delhi aboard the luxurious Maharajas' Express, the Indian Panorama rail journey visits Jaipur, then Agra for a tour of the Taj Mahal before continuing to the sacred city of Varanasi to see its holy bathing ghats on the banks of the legendary Ganges. You'll also explore extraordinary temple sculptures at Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and embark on a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park. Experience the opulence of the Maharajas' Express with its tastefully appointed interiors paired with gracious hospitality.
Maharajas' Express The Maharajas' Express offers the highest end of luxury train travel in India, savouring the country's rich heritage on exclusive journeys. Guests board the train to a chorus of live Indian music, while traditionally dressed staff drape garlands around necks and daub foreheads with vermillion - there is even a royal red carpet. A range of Indian and international cuisine is served in two sumptuous restaurants, and the onboard bars offer a selection of exquisite spirits and wine.
The Maharajas' Express has four premium cabin categories, all with a dedicated butler service and ensuite bathrooms. Amenities in all cabins include an LCD screen, Wi-Fi, spacious wardrobe, writing table, personal safe and air-conditioning.
Deluxe Cabins come with a twin or double bed, while the Junior Suites also feature large panoramic windows for sightseeing. Express Suites include double beds and the added comfort of a bathtub and minibar. Presidential Suites boast two bedrooms and washrooms, a separate living room, minibar and an exclusive 24-hour personal valet service.
Day 1: Delhi > Jaipur Board the train at Delhi in the morning and proceed to Jaipur. Tonight, have dinner at an exclusive venue in Jaipur.
Day 2: Jaipur > Ranthambore This morning head out on a visit to the Amber Fort. Later, enjoy dinner as the train continues to Ranthambore.
Day 3: Ranthambore > Fatehpur Sikri Early morning safari in Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers. Travel to Fatehpur Sikri for an afternoon tour.
Day 4: Agra > Orchha Enjoy an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal followed by breakfast at an exclusive venue. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort. Dinner on board as the train proceeds to Orchha.
Day 5: Orchha > Khajuraho > Varanasi Visit Orchha this morning, a living medieval town. The train then continues to Khajuraho to visit its famous temples. Enjoy dinner as the train continues to Varanasi.
Day 6: Varanasi > Delhi Arrive in Varanasi and visit the Sarnath Stupas followed by a boat ride on the Ganges to witness evening Aarti. Tonight, dinner is at an exclusive venue before the train sets off for Delhi.
Day 7: Delhi Arrive back in Delhi after lunch for journey's end.
• Luxury accommodation on board • All meals • Excursions as per the itinerary • Non-alcoholic beverages • Tour host • Porterage • Gratuities • Indian taxes
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 5, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 6 2021
Jan 3, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28
2020 Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 5, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 6
2021 Jan 3, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28
Not included • International airfares
• International airfares