It is said that one can witness a totally different cultural India after each hundred Kilometers. Illustrious Palaces, Forts, Rich regular abundance, Untamed Wildlife… there’s such a great experience to store memories of incredible forts, royal palaces, rich wildlife and natural beauty for a lifetime.
India is a country where so many diverse dynasties have administered for hundreds of years and left their strong impression on culture, food, and language.
As the definition of luxurious travelling has been changing by different eras, taking a tour in trains is leaving a spectacular experience on the mind of travellers.
Luxurious and rich trains taking us a tour in India has made considerable progress since the inception of Palace on Wheels train in 1982 for promoting tourism in Rajasthan. The latest and the most sumptuous train in India with artfulness at standard with the Orient Express of the West, Maharajas Express has re-defined the specialty of rich voyages through train in India.
An extremely interesting voyage over the most amazing places in India let you find the genuine soul of this incredible country.
The saloons of the Maharajas Express train draws attention from the private train saloons of the rulers of Rajasthan. Indeed, even before the initiation of railways in India, Maharajas of India had a sharp interest with these moving miracles on wheels.
Facilities & Luxury:
There are a number of choices of cabin configuration to choose from. Every coach is decorated with elegance to meet the lavishness of the train.
The Maharajas Express has Five Passenger Saloons of 4 Deluxe Cabins; Six Saloons of three Junior Suites; Two saloons of two Suites each and One Saloon for Grand Presidential Suite, all with attached washrooms with the choice of hot and cold shower and world-class toiletries that reclassify the speciality of luxury train go on board Maharajas Express.
Moreover, all guests are facilitated with LCD TVs, DVD players, intercom, WiFi and centrally AC cabins. Who are fond of television and movies, can have in-house live TVafter a long day fun on an adventure tour to experience the relaxation. Complimentary sightseeing kit, stationary, brochures, and other facilities are surely meant to spend days on wheels in a royal way.
Every single cabin is designed in a way that guests can have beautiful panoramic views through large windows of the Maharajas Express train. Private sitting arrangements, comfortable bedding, wishes from fresh flowers and articulately designed walls are enough to fall you in love with the Maharajas Express Train.
Dining & Bar:
The Maharajas Express train has two dining houses –The Rang Mahal and The Mayur Mahal which serves mouth-watering food from Indian and continental cuisines. 42 people can seat at once to take food on board to eat together. Guests will love to enjoy delicious food in dining cars in truly royal sense. Featuring carved wooden chairs, fine linen and cutlery, floral designed booths, crystal glassware, wooden floor, luxurious drapery and rich gold plating.
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Of course, those who love to ride with the alcohols have world class choices at the Maharajas Express train. Enjoy lavishly made Safari bar that serves a rare collection of beer, finest labels of wines and other cocktails with snacks. The Lounge Saloon – Raja Club with en-suite bar is providing games tables and club arm-chairs to relax the guests in a very relaxed manner. Guests can also buy gifts and souvenirs from Treasure Chest saloon to care for the memory of this plush journey.
Places to Visit during the Luxurious Journey:
The Maharajas Express Heritage train of India offers attractions such as art, culture, Heritage Sites, wildlife, the royalty of past rulers and rich culture of India.
The journey through Maharajas Express offers to look into the unique aspects of India. Beginning from Mumbai, the train takes its travellers through the medieval caves of Ajanta, the magnificent Taj Mahal, forts and palaces of Rajasthan, the stories of valour and gallantry, and wander the private hunting ground of erstwhile rulers they use for hunting.
Find the persona of India at showering ghats of Ganges, witness the undulating sand dunes or enjoy Elephant Polo Match. Below are the destinations the Maharajas Express train covers:
Aurangabad – ‘City Built by Royalty’ has various castles and tombs showcasing the great example of Mughal craftsmanship and engineering. The city is famous for its handicraft items, super quality silk, and metal products. Aurangabad is also known as ‘City of Gates’ as it consists 13 gateways of Ajanta and Ellora.
Udaipur has various lakes, adding an eminent aroma in the atmosphere of Udaipur city and hence it is called as “City of Lakes”. Situated among the Aravallis, the rich cultural heritage and natural flora and fauna make this place worth to enjoy holidays. The royal palaces and forts additionally speak the great history of the Rajputanas.
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The city has antiquated manors, reflecting the ancient time of Rajputs. Jodhpur gets its name ‘Blue City’ because of the blue painted structures around the well-known Mehrangarh Fort. The stunning craftsmanship and design could be found in each wall of the fort.
To explore extraordinary camel safaris, fairs and celebrations, Bikaner is the ideal place and it is also called as a gateway to the Thar Desert. The city has plenteous of authentic buildings, monuments, forts,temples and royal residences worth visiting. Beside these, you can enjoy the rich heritage and culture of the city.
The pink shade of the forts, Havelis and palaces make this city to be called as ‘Pink City’. The rich culture and heritage show the imperial aspect of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also known as ‘The City of Victory’ as it has been a battleground and saw fabulous triumphs.
6) Sawai Madhopur: Royal Hunting Ground
Ranthambhore National Park is the main fascination making Sawai Madhopur profoundly popular amongst tourists. Though the city has a commercial background,the forests, forts and temples make this place worth visiting. Street shopping and luscious local foods are another attraction here.
7) Agra: Beacon of Love
The city of love, Agra, is listed in one of the UNESCO world heritage sites for – Taj Mahal. Agra Fort and Jama Masjid are other examples of Mughal craftsmanship and engineering.
8) Fatehpur Sikri: The Ghost Town
Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughals for quite a long while, yet soon got abandoned because of the shortage of water in the city. The Fatehpur Sikri palace has plentiful attractions to visit. The city exhibits the mix of Islamic and Hindu-Rajwadi style in each construction. Fatehpur Sikri is also known as ‘The Ghost City’.
9) Orchha: Pastoral Retreat
Orchha is popular for its archaeological monuments. This city speaks to the rich culture that shows the glorious past of the city. Also, the Mural Paintings on the walls of the temples and other monuments are worth to visit.
Khajuraho is the place showing the fine history of the medieval age. The temples are acknowledged for the architecture and sculptural transparency. The fine etchings on the temple walls are the best examples of creative incredibleness.
The most sacred destination known for Moksha “Varanasi” is popularly known as Kashi or Banaras. This is one of the significant pioneer pilgrimages in India. The Paan (betel) is another attraction to fame of the place, besides from the captivating temples.
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Lucknow -‘The Nawab City’ is the city of royal individuals who are acknowledged for their manners, respect, hospitality and style of welcome. Being the embodiment of the Shia culture, the tradition and ethos of the place are worth watching.
Gwalior was the princely state of Madhya Pradesh in ancient time. Established by Suraj Sen, a sovereign of the Kachhwaha Rajput family of the eighteenth century, it was a dream city of a few rulers due to its main and strategic location.
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14) Balasinor: Home to India’s Jurassic Park
Balasinor is a small residential town situated in the Kheda district of the West Gujarat which also known as ‘Vadasinor’. It was established in the eighteenth century.
15) New Delhi
The capital of India ‘Delhi’ is famous for different attractions that go back to Mughal era and British period. Its historical monuments paint the picture of a wonderful past. Here distinctive government structures, markets, temples and shopping streets so forth to be visited.