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Maharajas' Express - The Indian Panorama

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Maharajas' Express - The Indian Panorama 11 Days / 09 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: 7 nights
  • Tour code: AWI56
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Tour At a Glance

  • Enjoy a quick tour of Delhi and wonder at the city’s remarkable contrasts
  • Arrive in Jaipur via the Maharajas’ Express
  • Embark on a morning tour of the Pink City, Jaipur
  • Witness a fascinating elephant polo match, and follow it up with a champagne lunch at an exclusive venue
  • 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
  • Explore the many sights of Gwalior
  • 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
  • Enjoy sightseeing in the city of Lucknow
  • Explore sites such as Rumi Darwaza and Bada Imambara Lucknow

Itinerary details

Delhi-01

Day 01

UK - Delhi

Depart from London Heathrow on an overnight flight to Delhi. Read More

Delhi

Day 02

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. Read More

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Day 03

Delhi - Jaipur

Post some registration formalities and a traditional welcome at the Delhi Railway Station, you will be able to board and explore the luxurious cabins of Maharajas’ Express. Relish your onboard dinner while the train moves towards Jaipur, your first destination of this tour. Read More

Jaipur

Day 04

Jaipur

You will be waking up at the Jaipur station this morning. Here, at this beautiful pink city, you will get to experience the royal Rajputana culture which is known for its warm hospitality. Witness here an enrapturing elephant polo match, followed by a champagne lunch at an exclusive venue. Then, proceed towards Amber Fort and enjoy an intrepid Jeep ride ascent to the fort which displays a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu panache. Read More

Ranthambore

Day 05

Ranthambore Fatehpur Sikri

This day is for an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. This park is famous for Tiger sighting and is an abode to large diverse variety of wildlife and birds. Afterwards, proceed towards Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. Upon arrival, you can visit the local attractions here such as Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal. Read More

Gwalior

Day 06

Agra - Gwalior

Reach Agra early morning and thereon, proceed to visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Savour a Champagne breakfast while gazing at this wonderful piece of art. Afterwards, head on towards Gwalior, where you’ll see the magnificent Gwalior Fort and Opulent Jai Vilas Palace Museum. Read More

Orcha

Day 07

Orchha Khajuraho

Proceed for day sightseeing of the magnificent Jahangiri Mahal after breakfast, as you arrive in Orchha. Afterwards, carry on with your journey towards Khajuraho. Declared as a world heritage site, Khajuraho depicts some superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture. The exotic temples of Khajuraho illustrate images of Gods and Goddesses’, warriors and musicians, real and mythological animals, reflecting an eternal philosophy relevant to all mankind. Read More

Varanasi

Day 08

Varanasi

Arrive in Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest religious sites. Drive to Sarnath, which is 5 miles away from Varanasi. Visit here, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon in 592 BC. Transfer to the banks of the river Ganges and observe thousands of faithful performing several religious activities and offering prayers at the Ghat. Drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the river to experience the traditions of this world’s oldest living city. Read More

Lucknow

Day 09

Lucknow

This morning, reach Lucknow, the enchanted ‘City of Nawabs’. See here the majestic Rumi Darwaza and the spectacular Bada Imambara and thereon, explore the bustling markets of this imperial city. In the evening time, proceed towards the palace of Raja of Jehangirabad where you’ll be delighted by the elegance and charm of traditional hospitality during an exclusive dinner at the palace. Read More

Delhi

Day 10

Delhi

Bid adieu to your new onboard friends and this luxurious journey as you arrive in Delhi. Read More

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Day 11

Delhi - UK Departure

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

Extension

Shimla - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 15)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 15 Apr

    £589*

    £359*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 15 Apr

    £739*

    £559*

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

Delhi-02

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 11 to Day 13)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 15 Apr

    £219*

    £129*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 15 Apr

    £239*

    £149*

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 11 to Day 15)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 30 Sep

    £639*

    £149*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 30 Sep

    £699*

    £209*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 30 Sep

    £729*

    £229*

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.

Kathmandu-01

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 11 to Day 16)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 15 Apr

    £3369*

    £1249*

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

Rishikesh-03

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

Hotels

  • Le Meridien
    Le Meridien
    Delhi
  • Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi
    Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi
    Delhi

Le Meridien

Delhi
  • Le Meridien

Le Meridien New Delhi is conveniently located in the centre of the city, within a two kilometre radius of major central government offices, Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapathi Bhawan and the bustling comme

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Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi

Delhi
  • Maharajas' Express Luxury Train Delhi

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 7 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. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • 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.

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