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Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi
The quintessential Maharajas' Express experience and one of our most popular journeys exploring the mystique of India! The Maharajas' Express takes you on a sojourn exploring the hidden treasures of India ! Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendour of the Nawabs in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Bandhavgarh National Park. small_map
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Day 01 / Sunday   Board the Maharajas’ Express in Delhi - Onto Agra
Day 01 Lotus Temple
Welcome aboard the Maharajas’ Express.

The epic journey begins at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway station, where on arrival at 0830 hours approximately, complete your registration and check in formalities as you enjoy a welcome drink.

The Maharajas’ Express departs Delhi at around 1000 hours to Agra.

Enjoy a leisurely brunch on board as you journey through the picturesque countryside, arriving into the ‘City of Mughal Splendour’ Agra. On arrival disembark and explore the spectacular monuments of the city.

Agra, the jewel of India, is home to one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders - the Taj Mahal. With its spectacular monumental masterpieces and picturesque natural setting, Agra is a legendary city glorified by time.

Proceed to visit the magnificent Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Shah Jahan, the Taj's creator, spent the last years of his life imprisoned at the fort by his son Aurangzeb.

The highlight of this afternoon is a high tea atop the Taj Khema. Enjoy a glass of champagne in the backdrop of the splendid Taj Mahal at sunset.

Return to the train or you may, if you wish, enjoy some free time shopping for pietra dura marble and fine Mughal Jewellery keeping the traditional Mughal arts alive OR as an optional activity you may avail of spa facilities at a hotel. Later, return to the comfort of the train.

Brunch on board; High tea at Taj Khema; Dinner on board.

Overnight on the Maharajas’ Express.

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