Step aboard India’s most luxurious train and enjoy a blend of classic quality and the engineered sophistication of the contemporary age. Journey from Delhi to Jaipur, discovering the spellbinding Taj Mahal, magnificent Amber and Agra Forts, and incredible wildlife in Ranthambore National Park.


Suggested route & duration

3-night round trip from Delhi

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Ranthambore
  • Jaipur

Recommended highlights

Day 1: Delhi to Agra Board the opulent Maharajas’ Express at Safdarjung Railway Station this afternoon. Late in the evening the train departs for Agra.

Day 2: Agra to Ranthambore Early this morning leave the train to visit the iconic Taj Mahal, arriving as the sun rises. Enjoy a Champagne breakfast at Taj Khema, a tableland overlooking the magnificent Taj marble screens. Following lunch on board you can choose to visit the imposing Agra Fort, a 16th-Century Mughal monument and walled city which contains palaces, public and private halls, gardens, pavilions and mosques. Alternatively, there are various optional experiences available this afternoon including shopping and a spa visit. Later re-board the train or watch the Mohabbat-e-Taj show. When everyone is back on board dinner will be served and the train will continue on to Sawai Madhopur. B, L, D.

Day 3: Ranthambore to Jaipur The train arrives early into Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park, one of India’s most revered national parks and a prime location to spot the magnificent Bengal tiger. Enjoy an early morning game drive in the park, tracking the elusive beasts with an expert guide. After breakfast continue your journey to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and enjoy a hearty lunch onboard. Visit the dramatic Amber Fort and tour the royal apartments before entering the Chamber of Mirrors and the Hall of Victory. Alternatively, you can head to a spa at a local luxury hotel (treatments at extra cost), partake in a private shopping trip or head to the City Palace and the Observatory. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before embarking on the final night of your train journey. B, L, D.

Day 4: Jaipur to Delhi This morning the train will arrive back in Delhi and following breakfast you will disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B.

Tailor your tour

There is a selection of alternative itineraries on board the Maharajas’ Express including the 7-night Indian Panorama and the 7-night Heritage of India rail journeys. Call or see online for details.

This rail journey can easily be added to an tailor-made India itinerary.