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Delhi, Maharajas' Express Train, Mumbai, Kerala / Journey Through India

Whether you have visited India before or are a first time visitor, this unique itinerary appeals to those looking for a combination of historical sights, culture, spectacular landscapes and special experiences. The itinerary begins with a stay in India's capital city Delhi, before boarding the Maharajas' Express Train on a splendid seven night adventure through Rajasthan to Mumbai, visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal, discovering wildlife on an exciting game drive in Ranthambhore National Park and dining with Indian Royalty. Explorations continue in Mumbai, with the highlight being a stay at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace overlooking The Gateway Of India. A stay in Kumarakom provides the ideal ending, for relaxation and independent exploration.

Nights 17

from £9175pp

International World Traveller flights with British Airways, domestic flights within India, hotel accommodation with breakfast, seven nights aboard the Maharaja's Express Train with all meals and excursions, private transfers in Delhi, Mumbai and Cochin, sightseeing as specified. This itinerary is only a suggestion - please contact our reservation team for alternative, bespoke itineraries. Meal Plan (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Evening Dinner.

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Delhi, Maharajas' Express Train, Mumbai, Kerala /Itinerary

Journey Through India

17nights

Day /1

Fly to Delhi

Fly from London Heathrow to Delhi with British Airways.

Day /2

Delhi

Delhi

On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred by private car to the Imperial Delhi for a two night in a Heritage Room. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

The Imperial

Day /3

Delhi

Delhi

After breakfast, enjoy a half day escorted tour of both Old and New Delhi with an English speaking guide, highlights include a rickshaw ride in Old Delhi. (B)

Day /4

Delhi to Agra

Delhi to Agra

A leisurely day, discover more of Delhi at your own pace or relax in the surroundings at The Imperial before transferring to Delhi Train Station to board the Maharajas' Express Train. After a welcome dinner the train departs Delhi late evening, commencing its journey overnight to Agra. (B,D)

Day /5 - 10

Maharajas' Express - Indian Splendour

Maharajas' Express - Indian Splendour

Accommodation for the following six nights is aboard the luxurious Maharajas' Express Train, the Indian Splendour itinerary will visit Agra, Ranthambhore National Park, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodphur, Udaipur, Balasinor with journey’s end in Mumbai. (B,L,D)

Maharajas Express - The Indian Splendour

Day /11

Mumbai

Mumbai

Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express Train after breakfast. You will be met by our local representative after disembarking the train and transferred by private car to the Taj Mahal Palace for a two night stay in a Luxury Grand City View Room. (B)

The Taj Mahal Palace

Day /12

Mumbai

Mumbai

Today, enjoy a guided excursion to the Elephanta Caves and a City Tour of Mumbai.(B)

Day /13

Mumbai to Cochin

Mumbai to Cochin

Transfer to Mumbai Airport for a short flight to Cochin, on arrival you will be met and transferred by private car to the Kumarakom Lake Resort in a Heritage Villa with Pool for a five night stay. The Kumarakom Lake Resort is tucked peacefully away on the idyllic island of Kumarakom, this heritage retreat makes the perfect haven from which to enjoy Kerala's emerald backwaters. (B)

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Day /14 - 17

Kerala

Kerala

Spend the following four days at leisure, included in your stay is a cookery demonstration with lunch at Philip Kutty's Farm where you can learn the secrets of delicious Keralan cuisine.(B)

Day /18

Cochin to Mumbai

Cochin to Mumbai

Transfer to Cochin Airport for your flight to Mumbai, on arrival transfer by private car to the Taj Mahal Palace for an overnight stay. (B)

The Taj Mahal Palace

Day /19

Return to London Heathrow

Return to Mumbai Airport for your flight to London Heathrow.

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