Approved By : Govt. of India, Ministry of Tourism

Maharajas' Express Route Map

Maharajas' Express offers a diverse and par excellence experience to visit the five northern and north-central states of India, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh along with the capital city Delhi. The luxurious train offers 5 different itineraries each covering the pristine regio ns of the 5 states.

Here is a quick overview of what each of the five routes has to offer–

  • Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Destination: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor – Mumbai

This one-week trip is a dream come true for anyone looking to have everything in one trip – adventure, culture, bounty of nature, history and so on. The Indian Splendour trip starts at Delhi and stops at the architectural marvel Taj Mahal of Agra. From there, get into the wild mode through the Ranthambore National Park, which is famous for tigers. You could enjoy the safari or explore the forest all by yourself.

Next stop is Jaipur which is soaked in the rich princely culture depicted by the various forts, palaces and other important monuments.

The next stop will actually make you go ‘what ?’ Yes, in Bikaner, you will visit the unique and unheard ‘Rat temple’ where rats are worshipped. After this quirky experience, the train will take you to Jodhpur for you to enjoy the nature’s most affluent gift – the picturesque views of the dessert and the marble palaces, lakes and lush green hills of Udaipur – all of this on the way to Balasinor, Gujarat. This tiny town is said to have been the home for seven different species of dinosaurs.

The last leg of the journey is Mumbai, where everyone comes with dreams in eyes and has everything to offer to its guests – food, culture, history and most importantly, Bollywood!

  • Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
  • Destination: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Gems of India route (Golden Triangle Luxury Journey) offers a round trip and is ideal for travellers who have less time and want to cover the most important places or the gems of north India. The first stop Agra is the world-famous Taj Mahal which is recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Next is Ranthambore national park, which will give you ample opportunities to be with the nature and explore the flora and fauna. The wild and exciting terrain is sure to bring out your adventurous side. The last stop before Delhi, is Jaipur where you will have a visit to the Amber fort, do handicraft shopping, watch the enthralling elephant polo match and have a champagne dinner at the Jai Mahal palace hotel.

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  • Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Destination: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

As the name says, this is an exclusive trip to some of the many enchanting heritage sites of India. This one-week journey starts at the ‘dream city’ Mumbai on to the Ajanta caves which presents a rich and grand architecture of the past.

The train then moves to the many cities of Rajasthan – Udaipur, the city of Romance and lakes; Jodhpur, the city which is drenched with the heroic sagas of history; Bikaner, where the guests can enjoy camel ride followed by Sundowner Cocktails at the sand dune; Jaipur, the pink city and finally an adventurous drive at Ranthambore national park.

The train then moves to Agra, to showcase one of the best monuments, the marvel – Taj Mahal built by the Mughals, before concluding the trip at Delhi.

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  • Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Destination: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow – Delhi

This route covers a lot of places and is ideal for those who want a glimpse of many beautiful places in a very less time, that too on a royal and luxurious train. This is one trip with an elaborate experience for all the guests.

The trip starts at Delhi and makes a round trip back to Delhi. The first stop is at Jaipur, the city buzzing with activities and captivates the guests through a vivid blend of culture, history and modern lifestyle. The next stop is to explore the wildlife, particularly tigers of the Ranthambore national park. The next two stops – Fatehpur Sikri and Agra – are world heritage sites and guests will be overwhelmed at the beauty of the monuments and architectural marvels at both these places.

On the way to Gwalior is a picturesque sight of beautiful mountain ranges, flowing rivers and the city itself will mesmerize you with its spellbinding forts and museums detailing the rich history of Uttar Pradesh. The next two stops, Orchha and Khajuraho are famous for their authentic sculptures which are magnificent and make you feel proud of those who have created these wonders.

The holy city, Varanasi, where the ‘Ganga’ river flows, is said to wash away all the sins and a visit to the holy place will make you feel at peace and forget your worries. The last destination Lucknow, known as the city of Nawabs, has a lot to offer, the most important being the scrumptious Mughal cuisine!

  • Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
  • Destination: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur – Delhi

This is another quick trip for those who have limited time. The train makes a round trip to Delhi. Start your journey with the monument of timeless love – the Taj Mahal, and the train will then take you to an exciting adventure trip at Ranthambore national park.

The next stop is Jaipur, which is a city exhibiting varying cultures – the forts and palaces display the carefully preserved rich past of the city while the markets and the modern lifestyle give you a glimpse of how progressive Jaipur has been.

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