Jewels of India


Jewels of India: A journey of discovery through India aboard a luxury train: the Maharajas’ Express

Nicholas Sterling


An incredible 7-day journey in an authentic palace on wheels that the Orient Express would envy.


The luxurious Maharajas’ Express train offers a tour package called “Jewels of India Journey,” which runs through the legendary cities at make up the Golden Triangle of Delhi (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur). During the trip of 7 days and 6 nights, you will have the extraordinary experience of exploring the lands of the Maharajas and discovering the imperial beauty of India aboard a train considered a palace on wheels.
Jewels of India

Since 1982, the Maharajas’ Express has been promoting tourism in India, and its superb service can be compared to that of the Orient Express. The interior décor of its luxury wagons is inspired by the private rooms of the ancient maharajas of India, and the train— almost half a mile long— recreates the lifestyle of a princely era: king size beds, personalized service and four types of accommodations: suites, junior suites, luxury cabins and the impressive Presidential Suite, which covers an entire wagon.

The luxurious Maharajas’ Express train offers a tour package called “Jewels of India Journey,” which runs through the legendary cities at make up the Golden Triangle of Delhi.

The Jewels of India Journey

DAY 1. / New Delhi-Agra
Departure from Safdurjung station, check in and enjoy a warm welcome with a drink and live music. Once on the train, passengers will enjoy an exotic lunch. Upon arrival there is a visit to the Agra Fort. Later you can go to a spa in a 5-star hotel, go on a shopping tour or attend the “Mohabbat The Taj Show” performance, which tells the love story between Emperor Shajahan and his beloved Mumtaz.

DAY 2. / Agra
Visit the stunning Taj Mahal, pride of India and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Afterwards visit the sandstone citadel of Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of the Mughal Akbar Empire, which offers a glimpse of the Mongols’ taste for art and architecture.

DAY 3. / Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur
Upon arrival at Sawai Madhopur, enjoy a safari in the Ranthambor National Park home of tigers and leopards. A relaxed lunch will follow aboard the train as it continues on its way to Jaipur, the largest city in Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century, Jaipur is famous for its magnificent palaces, fortresses and temples.

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DAY 4. / Jaipur
Visit the Royal Palace of Jaipur and the Amber Fort, an example of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Located among steep hills, it was built in red sandstone and white marble by Raja Man Singh I.

DAY 5. / Jodhpur-Osiyan
You will visit the Mehrangarh Fortress to admire the architectural beauty of its unique buildings and its traditional daily life. After lunch, the train will proceed to Osiyan, a city known for its medieval temples and extensive sand dunes.

DAY 6. / Udaipur
You start with a delightful boat trip on Lake Pichola. Later on visit the Royal Palace, filled with luxurious mosaics and ornamental tiles, culminating in an exclusive lunch in the Satkar Room.

DAY 7. / New Delhi
Arrival at the Safdarjung train station in New Delhi, and end of the trip.  ■


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