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Maharajas' Express - The Indian Panorama

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Maharajas' Express - The Indian Panorama 10 Days / 08 Nights

Explore different colours of incredible India as you relish flawless hospitality and delightful amenities onboard the luxury train, Maharajas’ Express! The journey begins from Delhi and takes you through the ancient city Varanasi and the rich wilderness of Ranthambore National Park. You’ll also witness the ‘white wonder’ Taj Mahal and the beauty of exotic temples in Khajuraho.

 

Tour Nights

  • Delhi: 2 nights
  • Maharajas' Express Luxury Train: 6 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Enjoy a quick tour of Delhi and wonder at the city’s remarkable contrasts
  • Embark on a morning tour of the Pink City, Jaipur
  • Enjoy a Jeep ride to the Amber Fort
  • Take a safari tour at Ranthambore National Park to locate wild animals
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri, a stunning and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great
  • Marvel at the white wonder, Taj Mahal after reaching Agra
  • Discover the fascinating and exotic sculptures at Khajuraho, a world heritage site
  • See the sights in Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest religious cities
  • Tour code: STI56
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Itinerary details

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  • Day 01 UK - Delhi
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    UK - Delhi

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Delhi.

  • Day 02 Arrival at Delhi
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    Arrival at Delhi

    Upon arrival in Delhi, Our company representatives will escort you from Delhi airport to your hotel. You may relax during your overnight stay or opt to take a brief stroll through the city.

  • Day 03 Delhi - Jaipur
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    Delhi - Jaipur

    Post some registration formalities and a traditional welcome at the Delhi Railway Station, start your journey from Delhi’s Safdarjang Railway Station. Once on board and settled, enjoy breakfast, hot and fresh. The train leaves for Jaipur and soon lunch time arrives. When you reach Jaipur, you will proceed to the City Palace Galleries which shall b followed by a lavish dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel. After this, you return to the Maharaja Express. 

  • Day 04 Jaipur
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    Jaipur

    Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on board.  You then proceed to visit the Amber Fort. After returning to the Maharaja express for lunch, you may choose to rest or indulge in optional activities such as a visit to the city palace and observatory (Jantar Mantar) or a spa at a hotel, a local city tour. Enjoy dinner onboard after a day of sightseeing. The Maharaja express now proceeds to Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore). 

  • Day 05 Ranthambore Fatehpur Sikri
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    Ranthambore Fatehpur Sikri

    Today you will visit Ranthambore National Park for an all exciting Game drive. After this you return to Maharaja express and have breakfast on-board. You then leave for Fatehpur Sikri and enjoy lunch on-board. When you visit the deserted Mughal city, you will be mesmerized by the rustic charm of the same. After this you return to the Maharaja express and enjoy dinner on board while the train takes you to Agra. 

  • Day 06 Agra
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    Agra

    Upon arrival in Agra, visit the Taj Mahal. After this have splendid champagne breakfast at the Taj Khema. You return to the Maharaja Express and rest for a while, before lunch on board arrives. You may then choose to opt for activities such as visiting Itmad-ud-daula or the Agra fort, take a local city tour or get a spa at a local hotel. Besides this you can choose to witness Mohabbat, the Taj Show at the Taj Mahal. After this, you return on board for dinner.

  • Day 07 Orchha Khajuraho
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    Orchha Khajuraho

    Enjoy an early on board breakfast before de-boarding at Jhansi. From here you begin your journey to Orchha by road. You will visit the Orchha fort as well as take a tour of the village in tuk tuks. Return to the comfort of the Maharaja express and it will proceed to Khajuraho. Have  lunch on board and then you can proceed to visit the Western group of temples. Return to Maharaja express and choose from a range of leisure activities such as a spa at a hotel or the light and sound show, or dances of India show. Enjoy dinner on board while the Maharaja express further proceeds towards Varanasi.  Read More

  • Day 08 Varanasi
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    Varanasi

    Have on board breakfast as you arrive to Varanasi. Then have a relaxing lunch at the Taj Ganges Hotel. You will also visit the ruins of Sarnath followed by a visit to the Silk weaving centre. After this, you proceed for a boat ride on the Ganges and witness the evening aarti in all its glory. .After this you will enjoy an exclusive vegetarian dinner, accompanied by a Kathak dance performance at the Brij Rama Palace Ghats. After this you return to the Maharaja express and it proceeds to Delhi. 

  • Day 9 Delhi
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    Delhi

    You will have on board breakfast and then eventually lunch onboard. You will disembark and leave the palatial Maharaja express with memories of a lifetime. 

  • Day 10 Delhi - UK Departure
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    Delhi - UK Departure

    Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Extension

Shimla - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 14)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £729*

    £369*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £709*

    £359*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £798*

    £589*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £779*

    £569*

Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British, is today the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. For a small town, this place is absolutely teeming with appeal whether it is hills, fruit orchards, flowering meadows or nostalgic colonial history.

Shimla

Day 1

To Shimla

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chandigarh. Upon arrival proceed towards Shimla by car and transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Shimla. Read More

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Days 2-3

Shimla

At leisure.

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Day 4

To Delhi

Post breakfast, proceed towards to board the UNESCO-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka and early this evening you will board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 5

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Amritsar - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 12)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £239*

    £139*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £229*

    £139*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £259*

    £179*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £259*

    £179*

Amritsar, in Punjab, hides up its sleeves a multi faceted allure for tourists in the form of the beautiful Golden Temple, the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Ram Bagh Gardens & the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Also the Sunset Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border here is most captivating and worth a watch.

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Day 1

To Amritsar

Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed towards your onward journey to Amritsar by Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Amritsar.  Read More

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Day 2

Amritsar

This Morning visit the Golden Temple, the heart of the Sikh religion and the somber gardens of Jallianwallah Bagh memorial and the Ram Bagh Gardens with the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the afternoon, proceed towards Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Read More

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Day 3

To UK

Transfer to the airport in Amritsar via Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Kathmandu - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 14)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £659*

    £139*

  • 11 Jan - 30 Sep

    £649*

    £139*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £719*

    £199*

  • 11 Jan - 30 Sep

    £709*

    £199*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Nov - 19 Dec

    £749*

    £229*

  • 11 Jan - 30 Sep

    £739*

    £219*

Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, seems in the first glance yet another city lost in the race of time & development. But take a stroll along its backstreets and you will meet the quaint old middle age still flourishing in this city’s heritage, culture, temples, and courtyards overflowing with flowers and tiny shops where goods and services have remained much the same since centuries.

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Day 1

To Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.Rest of the day at leisure Read More

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Day 2

Kathmandu

Tour of the city visiting the Durbar Square, noted for its temples and palaces including the Khasta Mandap, the wooden temple which gave Kathmandu its name, and the temple of Living Goddess or Kumari. You will see much evidence of the Pagoda style of architecture that Nepalese claim to have originated. Visit Syambunath with the all seeing eyes of Buddha overlooking the valley. In the afternoon visit the twin villages of Bungmati Khokana dating back to 6th century, the ancient city of Patan and the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Read More

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Day 3

Kathmandu to Nagarkot

Today visit the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to Nagarkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Rest of the day at leisure to absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Read More

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Day 4

Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day you can see Mount Everest from here. Return to Kathmandu visiting en route Bodhnath, one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet, and Pashupatinath. Read More

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Day 5

Depart Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the  International airport towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Ananda Spa and Wellness - ( 05 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 15)

Rishikesh, often referred to as the world Yoga capital, is a town that sits on the banks of River Ganga in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges. The region is known for its tranquil environs, ancient temples and art of holistic healing, which attract people to its throes from far and wide.

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Day 1

To Rishikesh

Post breakfast, transfer to airport towards your onward journey to Dehradun. Continue by car to Ananda in The Himalayas in Rishikesh for a 5-night stay. Read More

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Days 2-5

Rishikesh

At leisure. Wellness Package • Individual Wellness consultation• Ayurvedic consultation • Personal fitness consultation•Fitness Test and Body composition analysis • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day• 3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath and Heated Lap Pool • Scheduled Spa Lifestyle and Wellness activities Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations Lectures, Workshops and Excursions Read More

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Day 6

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport in Dehradun towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

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This spectacular train journey takes you to a glorious Indian escapade and acquaints you with the best of heritage sites and historical monuments and offers an insight into the rich culture of India.   

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner) for 6 nights in Deluxe Cabin on Train and Breakfast for 2 nights on hotel in Delhi.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses:Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
* Offer valid for selected dates | Subject to Availability | Terms and Conditions Apply