The new season for the Maharajas’ Express will begin next month and runs until April 2012, with four luxury rail journeys in India on offer.


As an example, new for this year is a Royal Sojourn itinerary travelling roundtrip from Delhi. The seven-night journey offers guests the chance to discover the heritage, architecture and mix of cultures of Imperial India, travelling through Jaipur, Kota, Ranthambore and Agra. Highlights include the historical city of Kota in south-east Rajasthan, with visits to the 13th century Garh Palace; a boat cruise on the Chambal river, home to the endangered Gangetic dolphins; and a Royal dinner at the Umed Bhawan Palace.

Cox & Kings is offering an 11-night Princely India journey on the train from Mumbai to Delhi for £5,995 per person. It includes flights from Heathrow with BA, full board on the train, two nights' breakfast accommodation pre- and post- train tour, transfers and excursions.

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