Experience the elegance and charm of a bygone era whilst travelling through India in style on board the luxurious Maharajas’ Express. Enjoy traditional hospitality, opulent comfort and fine dining as you journey from Mumbai to Delhi, discovering captivating cities and UNESCO sites.
Suggested route & duration
6 nights from Mumbai to Delhi
• Fatehpur Sikri
2022: Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 4
2023: Jan 1, 29, Feb 26, Mar 26
Days 1: MUMBAI Register for your journey at the luxurious Jaj Mahal Palace Hotel before heading to the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station to board the classic Maharajas' Express. Enjoy a traditional welcome before the train departs and travels towards the lakeside city of Udaipur.
Day 2: UDAIPUR Admire the stunning landscapes as you arrive in Udaipur which lies on the banks of Lake Pichola and is known as the 'Venice of the East'. Partake in a boat trip on the lake and admire the Aravali Hills and City Palace complex which you will then visit on a guided tour. You'll have lunch in an exclusive venue in the city before reboarding and spending the evening at leisure before dinner on board.
Day 3: JODHPUR Following a delightful journey through the Rajasthan countryside, arrive in the Blue City of Jodhpur. After lunch onboard the train, take a walking tour of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, the pride of Jodhpur, which offers stunning views across the blue-tinged city. You will also visit the Old Clock Tower market, passing beautiful havelis on the way. Enjoy dinner at a local exclusive spot before reboarding the train and travelling towards Bikaner.
Day 4: BIKANER Enjoy breakfast and lunch as the train rolls onwards. On arrival in Bikaner, visit the 16th Century Junagarh Fort which is unique as it wasn't built on a hilltop and so the city of Bikaner has developed around the fort. Later, drive out to the Thar Desert for the wonderful experience of a barbeque with sundowners out on the dunes. Once you are back on board the Maharajas' Express, the train will proceed towards Jaipur.
Day 5: JAIPUR After breakfast on board embark on a city tour of the 'Pink City' of Jaipur where you'll visit the iconic hilltop Amber Fort. There is some free time this afternoon allowing you to visit the City Palace and the Observatory which is known locally as Jantar Mantar. Dinner will be served in the city before you rejoin the train and travel on to Sawai Madhopur.
Day 6: RANTHAMBORE & FATEHPUR SIKRI Upon arrival in Sawai Madhopur, transfer to Ranthambore National Park where you will embark on an early morning jeep safari in search of local wildlife. The park is home to endangered Bengal tigers and if you are lucky you may spot one of these elusive creatures. Return to the train for a hearty breakfast. Later, the train will continue to Fatehpur Sikri where you will disembark for a tour of this deserted city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was the Mughal capital for just 14 years.
Day 7: AGRA Early this morning you'll leave the train to visit the iconic Taj Mahal, arriving as the sun rises. Enjoy a Champagne breakfast before reboarding the train as you make the final journey towards Delhi, your last stop.
Tailor your tour
This is a fixed itineary rail journey on the luxurious Maharajas' Express. All of your on board meals are included and served in two fine-dining restaurant cars, as well as soft drinks, tea, coffee, mineral water and house wines, beers and spirits which are served in the bar and lounge. Other alcoholic drinks are available to buy on board. The service of an English-speaking local guide for the off train excursions and game drives, and butler service for all cabins are also included. Each of the elegant cabins – from Deluxe Cabins to the Presidential Suite – feature large panoramic windows, a flat-screen television and en suite bathroom.
We would recommend as a minimum, adding a night in a hotel either side of the train journey. Please speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts who will help to create your perfect holiday whether that is just adding pre and post night stays in Mumbai and Delhi, flying you down to Goa for a few days of beachside relaxation, or designing an independent itinerary to complement this train route.
Good to know
Local conditions may necessitate slight variations to the itinerary without notice.