Temples and tigers by train

Temples and tigers by train

Guests can now see Rajasthan’s highlights by rail on a new eight-day itinerary from The Maharajas’ Express.

Starting in Delhi, guests will travel to Jaipur, Kota, Ranthambore National Park and Agra before returning to the capital. Along the route will be the chance to see architectural gems such as the Taj Mahal, Garh Palace and Amber Fort. And there’ll be opportunities to spot wildlife, too: leopards, lions, sloth bear and Indian gazelle inhabit Nahargarh Biological Park, and Ranthambore is a tiger sanctuary.

Activities include a boat cruise on the Chambal River, home to Gangetic dolphins and over 300 species of bird; excursions to the Anokhi Textile Museum, City Palace Museum and Maharao Madho Singh Museum; and an elephant polo match in Jaipur.

Travellers can choose from a range of rooms – all with large panoramic windows – but the most luxurious option is the one-carriage grand presidential suite: it comes with a private chauffeur and guide in every destination.

The Royal Sojourn will depart on 22 October 2011. Prices start at ?4123 per person, based on two sharing a deluxe cabin and including all meals, soft beverages, selected housebrands of wines, beers and spirits, butler service, guided off train excursions inclusive of entrance fees and transport and porterage at stations. Cox & Kings offer tailored itineraries. For more information visit www.coxandkings.co.uk.

Guide to Rajasthan

Short breaks by train

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