Maharaja’s Express Train Tour


07 Nights / 08 Days

Destination Covered:

Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Gwalior-Orchcha-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Lucknow-Delhi


  • India Real Heritage Destinations ! Our tour was well organized and amazing. It was very quick and easy to work with our tour manager Mr. Pragya Chandra. Travel docket was well prepared with all of the details and information we needed, plus recommendations and suggestions. Our driver Anil was excellent, especially in India’s busy streets! He was very pleasant, respectful and always on time. We would love to have him as our driver again. Jodi Parker and Family, United States of America, January 2015
  • A wonderful travel agency! My son and I had a wonderful trip along with a fantastic driver and guide. I appreciate the care and attention you had given us in coming up with our itinerary. Thank you so much for your all positive effort! John, New York, USA, January 2015
  • Rapid Golden Triangle I had a wonderful experience in Golden Triangle Tour of North India! Everything was pre plan according to my itinerary, taken care of and I still felt I had the freedom to do what I wanted. I got to see and do so much more than had I tried to do this trip solo. Excellent recommendations from my tour desirner who made us program adaptable to my wishes and price range. My driver was knowledgeable about each locations and gave great suggestions on activities for me (photography related) Echo Blum, United Kingdom, December 2014
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  • The trip was great! Everything worked very well The travel itself was well elaborated, the hotels were very well equilibration, from the more basic ones to the luxury resorts as the Dune or the Taj Malabar in Cochin. A very special experience was the trip on the boat (Spice Coast Cruises) -> simply great!
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    As a summary we were extremely satisfied with the travel and the organization from Shanti Travel.
    Thank you very much for your support, give her our warm regards. Claudia Reinhardt, German, September 2014
  • Rajasthan Royal Fantastic “Very happy with the trip. Rohit Poddar, our Tour Designer was very efficient and thorough! Accommodation was great and we’d like to travel again with Crocus Travel.” Michael, UK, Rajasthan, August 2014
  • Golden Triangle India “Awesome experience! Everything was taken care of & I still felt I had the freedom to do what I wanted. I got to do so much more than had I tried to do this trip solo. Excellent recommendations always !” Miriam, Spain, July 2014
Tour Description


Owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, The Maharajas' Express is a luxury train which runs on 5 circuits, covering more than 12 destinations across the Central India and North-West. The main sector is Rajasthan. It takes you back into an era of elegant traveling evocative of the romance of has got The World Travel Awards, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and voted "The World's Leading Luxury Train". The Maharaja Express was started in March 2010, which is fully equipped with modern amenities to offer comfortable on board experiences to the guest, such as pneumatic suspension, live television, wifi, attached bathroom, dining cars, bar, lounge etc. The duration of this tour is 07 nights and 08 days, this luxury tour itinerary offers you a whirlwind tour across diligently selected destinations to bring out the best of the Indian diversity and rich heritage. It will give you an opportunity explore the rich cultural heritage of North India along with that you will get the chance to know about the glorious history through the stunning monuments, beautiful palaces and forts, places of worship, and Take a dip at one of the Ghats by the bank of Holy Ganges as you visit one of the oldest living cities in the world, Varanasi. Apart from that you will also get the chance to explore the world of erotica ‘Khajuraho Group of Monuments’. These destinations will brief you about the diversity of the culture and traditions of India. Apart from this you will also get an opportunity to explore Lucknow, which renowned for its Dignity and Tehzeeb is also known as the city of Nawabs. This train journey is a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Incredible India which will leave you with fond memories.


Day 01: Depart Delhi at 22:30 Hrs

Have your breakfast and proceed for Delhi sightseeing. At 10:30 p.m. We will board the Maharajas' Express Train at Safdarjung Railway Station. You will be welcomed with royal tradition by garlanding, tikka and welcome drinks before boarding the train. You will be served dinner on board and take rest.

Overnight at Maharaja’s Express.

Day 02: Jaipur

Today morning arrive the pink city, ‘Jaipur’. This city is known for its magnificent and marvellous palaces, forts and temples. Here you can experience the beautiful handicrafts, handlooms,world famous gem stones,and other textiles. Take your lunch at Amber Fort. After reaching Amber, enjoy elephant ride up to the fort.

Overnight at Maharaja’s Express

Day 03: Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Have your breakfast in the morning and reach Ranthambore National Park, which is about 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur. There visit the great fort of Ranthambore at the top of the Aravalli hill. This National Park is reserved for Royal Tigers. Then you will take for jungle safari inside the National Park. Be lucky to find out Tigers and other species. And also you can enjoy bird watching inside the forest. Take your lunch in the train.  Then we will move towards the ghost city of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri. Take your lunch onboard.  Return back to the train and continue your journey to Agra.

Overnight at Maharaja’s Express

Day 04: Agra – Gwalior

Have your breakfast in the morning and arrive at Agra. After the breakfast, we will visit the the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. After that we will continue our journey towards fort city of Gwalior. Take your lunch and then proceed on a tour of the magnificent Gwalior In the evening enjoy tea. Then return back to the train and depart for Orchha.

Overnight at Maharaja’s Express

Day 05: Orchha – Khajuraho

Have your breakfast in the morning and arrive at Jhansi Railway station and drive towards Orchha. Breakfast on board and then visit to the Jahangiri Mahal, pass over Chaturbhuj temple & the Cenotaphs of Orcha. Return to the train and continue onwards to the temple city of Khajuraho. Lunch on board. Upon arrival, proceed to visit the magnificent temples of Khajuraho. Visit the three groups - the Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho,  and after the lunch we will visit the Southern group of temples. Have your evening tea on the train and take rest. You will be served dinner on the board and depart for Varanasi.   

Overnight at Maharaja’s Express

Day 06: Varanasi

Have your breakfastand you will arrive at Varanasi excellent city is famed for its ghats alongside River Ganges. You can go for boat riding in the morning and experience the beautiful ghats on River Ganges. Return back to your Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Train for breakfast and take some rest. Later we will proceed for excursion tour to UNESCO World Heritage site of Sarnath. Return to the train and have your lunch and take some rest. In the evening, attend the Aarti on the river Ganges. You will be served dinner onboard and depart for Lucknow.

Overnight at Maharaja’s Express

Day 07: Friday Lucknow

Have your breakfast in the morning  and arrive at Lucknow, popularly known as “The City of Nawabs”. Morning proceed on a sightseeing tour of Lucknow visiting Bara Imambara & The Residency. The Bara or Great Imambara is an amazing monument of Lucknow dedicated to Muslim holy man. Beside the Imambara, the British Residency of Lucknow is a famous historical landmark of this place. Have your lunch on the train. After sometime of relaxation, we will proceed to enjoy the Indian Night at the Residence of Local Nawab of Jehagirabad.  Dinner on board and depart for Delhi.

Overnight at Maharaja’s Express

Day 08: Saturday In Delhi

Have your breakfast in the morning and arrive at Delhi. Check out from the luxurious train and then transfer to the airport to board flight for onwards journey. We wish you for a safe journey.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights:

  1. Explore Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat, President House, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple & Qutub Minar, India Gate.
  2. Visit Hawa Mahal Palace of Wind, Jantar Mantar, The City Palace and Jai Mandir.
  3. Explore Ranthambore National Park, Jama Masjid, Buland-Darwazah and tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti. Khass Mahal, Shahi-Bazar, Mina-Bazar, the Panch-Mahal, Khwabgah, Anup-Talao, Chaupar Diwan-i-Khass, and Diwan-i-Am.
  4. Explore Taj Mahal, Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace Museum.
  5. Explore Orchha , Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho, Southern group of temples.
  6. Enjoy Varanasi sightseeing.
  7. Enjoy Lucknow sightseeing.
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