DELHI – JAIPUR 0730 : Welcome and Check in at Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station 0800 : Breakfast onboard 0830 : Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Jaipur 1300 : Lunch onboard 1430 : Arrive into Jaipur 1500 : Proceed to visit City Palace Galleries followed by dinner at Rambagh Palace Hotel 2030 : Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express. Overnight on train at Jaipur
JAIPUR 0700 : Breakfast onboard 0800 : Visit the Amber Fort 1230 : Return to the Maharajas' Express for lunch onboard. After lunch you may choose the Optional Activities - Spa at a hotel or a visit to City Palace and Observatory (Jantar Mantar) or a Local City Tour 1930 : Dinner onboard 2300 : Maharajas' Express leaves for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)
RANTHAMBORE – FATEHPUR SIKRI 0600 : Proceed for an exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park 0930 : Return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express 0945 : Breakfast onboard 1015 : Maharajas' Express proceeds for Fatehpur Sikri 1330 : Lunch onboard 1430 : Arrive into Fatehpur Sikri 1530 : Visit the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri 1800 : Return to the comforts of Maharajas' Express 2000 : Dinner onboard. Overnight on train at Fatehpur Sikri
AGRA 0630 : Arrive into Agra and proceed to visit the Taj Mahal 0930 : Champagne Breakfast at Taj Khema 1100 : Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express 1300 : Lunch onboard. After lunch you may choose Optional Activities such as Spa at a Hotel or Visit to Itmad-ud-daula or Agra Fort or a Local City Tour or Mohabbat the Taj Show 1730 : Dinner onboard
ORCHHA – KHAJURAHO 0630 : Breakfast onboard 0730 : Deboard at Jhansi to reach Orchha by Road. Visit Orchha Fort and Village Tour by Tuk Tuks 1000 : Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express and Maharajas Express proceeds to Khajuraho 1200 : Lunch onboard 1530 : Arrive into Khajuraho and proceed to visit the Western Group of Temples 1800 : Return to the comforts of Maharajas’ Express You may choose Optional Activities – Spa facility at a hotel or Light and Sound Show or Dances of India Show 2000 : Dinner Onboard 2310 : Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Varanasi
VARANASI 0800 : Breakfast onboard 1200 : Arrive into Varanasi. Proceed for Lunch at Taj Ganges 1430 : Visit Sarnath ruins followed by visit to silk weaving centre 1630 : Proceed for Boat ride on the Ganges to witness Evening Aarti 1730 : Enjoy an exclusive vegetarian Dinner with Kathak Dance at Brij Rama Palace at Ghats 2100 : Returns to the comforts of the Maharajas’ Express 2115 : Maharajas’ Express proceeds to Lucknow
Welcome to India’s capital city! Upon arrival, you are treated to a traditional Indian greeting before being escorted to your hotel. After a morning of leisure, you will explore the many sights of Old Delhi, Red Fort (drive by), Raj Ghat, and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Welcome dinner at the hotel.
Enjoy a morning tour of New Delhi driving past the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, where you will check in at your hotel. Visit the mountain fortress of Amber, a superb example of Rajput architecture with its complex of palaces, temples, and ornate apartments. In the afternoon you will tour Jaipur City and visit the Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the ancient observatory.
This morning drive to Agra, en route, visiting the abandoned ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. In Agra, visit the 16th century Agra Fort and enjoy the magnificent Taj Mahal in the warm glow of sunset. Today, board the train for Jhansi. Visit the medieval city of Orcha en route to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit the Western group of temples. Not much has changed to the appearance of the city since the 17th century.
Fly out to the holy city of Varanasi (Benares) after visiting the Eastern Group of Temples. Later visit Sarnath, site of Buddha’s first sermon, with its stupas and museum. In the evening proceed to the ghats in cycle rickshaws to witness the evening aarti ceremony.
Early this morning embark on a cruise on the Ganges. Witness a stunning sight as a multitude of devotees swarm the river and pay obeisance to the rising sun. Later continue on a walking tour of the historic city where spiritualism permeates the walls around you. Fly to for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be provided a day room for your rest and relaxation before being transferred in the evening to board your flight home.