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Junior Suite, Maharajas’ Express


Toy Train, Ooty


Palace on Wheels


INDIA BY RAIL


Recreating the romance of travel, train journeys are a great way to appreciate the cultural and scenic diversity of India’s vast landscapes. With inspirational experiences that recall the heady days of rail’s most splendid age, India’s extensive rail network gives an unparalleled view of the country’s heritage.


TRAVEL BY TRAIN Experience nostalgic journeys such as the narrow gauge or ‘toy trains’ in the foothills of the Himalayan foothills and travel through southern India’s tea and spice trails. The following luxury journeys offer the advantage of returning to the same cabin each night.


PALACE ON WHEELS Recapturing the elegance of a bygone age, the Palace on Wheels is one of the classic train journeys. Each saloon car is equipped with twin-bedded cabins with attached en suite bathrooms. The 7-night journey visits some of India’s most colourful settings, including Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranthambore and Agra, before returning to Delhi.


MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS The country’s first pan-Indian luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express has the capacity to carry 84 passengers in 23 elegant coaches. Offering a choice of deluxe cabins and suites, each carriage comes with its own personal valet and the train offers 3 unique itineraries, along with 2 fine dining restaurants.


ROYAL RAJASTHAN ON WHEELS The embodiment of regal elegance, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels has reinvented the style of the Maharajas for the modern age. Departing Delhi, the 8-day journey takes you across the landscapes of Rajasthan and a full day in Ranthambore, with 13 carriages offering cabins of silk and carved wood furnishings.


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THE PALACE ON WHEELS


11 DAYS from £3195 (per person twin share with flights)


itinerary


DAYS 1/2 – Fly to Delhi Fly Virgin Atlantic to Delhi. 1 night at the Imperial Hotel.


DAY 3 – Embark on the Palace on Wheels Morning at leisure. This afternoon Board the Palace on Wheels for your 7-night journey.


DAY 4 – Jaipur Visit the Amber Fort and tour the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.


DAY 5 – Ranthambore National Park Game drive in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.


DAY 6 – Udaipur City Palace and Lake Pichola in the ‘Venice of the East’.


DAY 7 – Jaisalmer Sandstone fort, havelis and camel safari in Jaisalmer.


DAY 8 – Jodhpur Meherangarh Fort and tour of the ‘Blue City’.


DAY 9 – Bharatpur and the Taj Mahal Morning bird safari. Afternoon at the splendid Taj Mahal.


DAYS 10/11 – Disembark in Delhi and fly to the UK Overnight in Delhi before flying Virgin Atlantic to Heathrow.


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