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Overview

Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow

Have you ever given a thought to go for a honeymoon on train or even honeymoon by train? Leave behind the hassles of airplanes and car rentals on your upcoming honeymoon.

Spend time with your partner in the privacy of comfortable suites, have some gourmet dining experience in one of the opulent dining cars of the train, get high on spirits with cocktails enjoyed in wonderful bar cars and more.

Explore some of the most spectacular tourist destinations each drenched in romance of the Maharajas/Emperor. Not just, travel to places but travel to places and even different eras in style.

If you go for a suite or presidential suite accommodation, a chauffeur driven luxury car with personal guide will be provided to you at all destinations.

And it’s not just the royal destination invoking the romance of a bygone era, the itinerary of Maharajas’ Express are designed to accommodate several optional features that will suite perfectly to couples looking for romantic ideas.

At several destinations, optional tours to five star hotels are accommodated for where couple could head for a romantic and rejuvenating massage session or a creek by the pool side. All you need to do is ask the tour manager.

A royal experience in sheer indulgence is tailor made for couples and honeymooners willing to splurge contributing to an unforgettable experience that easily becomes one of life’s treasured memories.

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS:

  • Elephant Polo match at Jaipur with champagne lunch at Jai Mahal Palace Hotel
  • An exciting Jungle Safari at Ranthambhore
  • Champagne breakfast, overlooking the legendary Taj Mahal
  • Feast over a lavish spread of delicacies from the Royal kitchens of Gwalior and Lucknow.
  • Explore the quaint environs of Orchha and Khajurahos’ marvelous temples
  • Drench yourself in the mystique of Varanasi – the oldest living city in the world.
  • Explore city of nawabs and their exquisite cuisines.

itinerary

Day 1: Saturday: New Delhi

Welcome Aboard! Finish the check-in formalities at 8:45 PM at New Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station followed by dinner on board. The train departs from the station at 10:00 PM.

Day 02: Sunday: Jaipur

After sumptuous breakfast on board, proceed for an Excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 16th century built Amber Fort Palace, built atop a small hillock on city outskirts. Later drive back to City Palace to spend time with Elephants. Recreate the magic of love while both of you are taking a session of painting with elephants, feeding them or taking a Royal Ride at City Palace/Jal Mahal Palace, Hawa Mahal and local shopping markets. This will be followed by a romantic-Champagne lunch.

Post-lunch-Guests have the option to relax in comfort of Maharajas Express train OR avail optional tours. Evening dinner on board & train departs.

Optional Tours in Jaipur:

  • Avail spa facilities in a 5-star hotel
  • Private shopping trip
  • Visit City Palace, Museum & Sun Dial (Jantar Mantar)

Day 03: Monday Morning: Ranthambhore

On arrival at Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, proceed to discover some wild romance in the excursion to Tiger Reserve of Ranthambore- the private hunting ground of the Maharajas. Expect a possible sighting of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Also, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, and leopard. Return to train by 9:30 and enjoy brunch on- board. Depart onwards. Arrival at Fatehpur Sikri at 2:30 PM and proceed for excursion to the deserted Mughal City, comprising of imposing gateways, Halls of the Private and Public audience and beautifully sculptured palaces. Return to the Maharajas Express train by 6 PM enjoy the dinner on board.

Day 4: Tuesday Morning: Agra

Today get up early in the morning at 7 am and take excursion to one of the wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal; constructed entirely out of white marble, an architectural masterpiece featuring beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Click some Nawab-inspired pictures in front of the symbol of love to cherish for life. This is followed by another exclusive event, champagne breakfast at Taj Khema, overlooking Taj Mahal, atop a hillock. Later return to the train by 10:45 am and depart.

Tuesday Afternoon: Gwalior

Enjoy onboard lunch at 12:30 PM. Reach Gwalior by 02:15 PM and proceed for a visit to Gwalior Fort. Admire exquisite temples and palaces, out of which the most spectacular is the Man Mandir Palace, a masterpiece of Rajput architecture, and comes embellished with exquisite stone carving & latticework. There are the famous Saas-Bahu (Mother and Daughter-in-law) temples that are covered with beautiful sculptures of dancing girls and deities. Also, Visit nearby Jain Cave Sculptures.

Optional tour:

Avail Spa facilities at Hotel Usha Kiran Palace.

See Jai Vilas Palace Museum, a section of which remains residence of the royal family of Gwalior. Admire stupendous Durbar Hall with its crystal staircase, arched ceiling with stunning gold leaf work that supports two of world’s largest chandeliers.

Afterward, High tea is served in the compound of Jai Vilas Palace. Return to the train by 9m and journey onwards.

Day 5: Wednesday: Khajuraho

After delicious breakfast on board, proceed for excursion to 10th Century built Kama Sutra erotic temples & return to train for Lunch. Post lunch, Guests have the Option to stay back & relax in Maharajas Express Train or avail Optional Tours. Evening Dinner on board.

Optional Tours in Khajurahoo

  • Spa facilities in 5-Star Hotel
  • Sound & Light Show
  • Dances of India Show

Day 6: Thursday: Varanasi

Enjoy breakfast on board at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM arrival in Varanasi and a quick visit to the Silk Weaving Centre. Shop for some world famous Banarasi silk sarees & brocades. 1:30 pm lunch at Taj Gateway Hotel, followed by an excursion to the ancient runes of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon expounding the principles of Buddhism. Return to the city at 5:30 pm for a boat ride on River Ganga to witness magical evening Aarti and seek blessings of almighty for your togetherness. 8 pm, return to train for dinner and head to next destination.

Day 7: Friday: Lucknow

After breakfast on board Maharajas Express, proceed to discover “City Of Nawabs” with 18th-century monuments like Bara Ibambara, Chotta Imbambara, Rumi Darwaza & The Residency –followed by traditional Kathak Dance program & Awadhi lunch in 5 Star Hotel. Later return to the comfort of Maharajas Express & depart. Onboard Enjoy Indian Evening followed by Dinner

Day 8: Saturday: New Delhi

Journey aboard Maharajas Express ends on return to Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi. Checkout after breakfast by 8:30 AM

Resorts Handpicked for honeymooners

ITC Rajputana Jaipur

Aman-i-Khás, Ranthambhore

Radisson Blu, Agra

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