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Luxury Rail: a taste of the Maharajas' Express and western Rajasthan

11 days from £6,230pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Delhi
  • Jodhpur
  • Chanoud
  • Udaipur
  • Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra.

  • Explore the Pink City of Jaipur and nearby Amber Fort.

  • Climb atop the ramparts of Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort.

  • Experience life in rural India with a local family.

  • Relax in peaceful Udaipur.

Audley Travel specialist Alexandra

What our specialists say...

This trip combines three nights on board the luxurious Maharajas' Express train, exploring India's Golden Triangle, with time discovering the highlights of western Rajasthan with a private driver and guides. It provides a taste of rail travel with some Audley favourites included too; the best of both worlds.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Delhi
  • Jodhpur
  • Chanoud
  • Udaipur

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Delhi.

Day 2 Delhi

Delhi

Arriving into Delhi International Airport, one of our local colleagues will meet you. You'll then be transferred by private vehicle into Delhi and to your hotel for the night.

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Day 3 On-board train

On-board train

Board the Maharajas' Express this morning, before the train heads to Agra. After brunch on board you will arrive and visit the iconic Taj Mahal.

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Day 4 On-board train

On-board train

Day two on board the Maharajas' Express. An early start as you head to Agra Fort, before the train departs for Ranthambhore National Park. This afternoon explore the park on a game drive, in search of the elusive Bengal tiger.

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Day 5 On-board train

On-board train

Day three on board the Maharajas' Express. Spend the day in Jaipur, known as the Pink City, visit the nearby Amber Fort, and enjoy a special dinner within one of the impressive city palaces.

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Day 6 Jodhpur

Delhi , Jodhpur

Upon arrival into Delhi this morning, enjoy breakfast before disembarking the Maharajas' Express. Bid farewell to your fellow guests and meet your Audley driver who will take you to the airport. From Delhi you will fly to Jodhpur, a short journey of around 90 minutes. Upon arrival, a local representative will meet you and you'll be driven to your hotel in the heart of the Blue city, as Jodhpur is fondly known.

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Day 7 Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Explore Jodhpur today with your local and knowledgeable guide. You'll be guided through the fascinating and extensive Mehrangarh Fort before discovering the Old City on foot. Later, enjoy a cookery experience with a local family.

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Day 8 Chanoud

Jodhpur , Chanoud

Continue south through Rajasthan this morning to a small village called Chanoud. Here you will stay with a local family in their beautiful home, which has been painstakingly restored and converted into a small hotel. Chanoud is an Audley favourite and receives excellent feedback.

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Day 9 Udaipur

Chanoud , Udaipur

During the long journey to Udaipur today, you will have the opportunity to stop for lunch and explore the expansive and intricate Jain temple at Ranakpur as well as the impressive fortress at Kumbhalgarh.

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Day 10 Udaipur

Udaipur

Explore the pretty city of Udaipur today, which sits around Lake Pichola, accompanied by your experienced local guide. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at leisure and consider a boat ride on the lake to watch the sun set across the city palace.

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Day 11 International return flight

Udaipur , International return flight

After being transferred to the airport, you will start your homeward-bound journey. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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