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Maharajas' Express Destinations

The attractions during the Maharajas Express train tour include a heady mix of World Heritage Sites, wildlife, art, culture and royalty along with some unique insider experiences at some select destinations.

To start with Maharaja Express recreates the days of royalty, therefore the “land of Rajputs” Rajasthan and its marvelous cities features in many of the itineraries. Journey across Jaipur ‘Pink City’, Blue city of Jodhpur, the Golden City of Jaisalmer, beautiful city dotted with lakes-Udaipur, Bikaner and the royal province of the Royal Bengal Tigers- Ranthambore. The royal province of Gwalior, UNESCO World heritage site Khajuraho-a forgotten royal dynasty and Lucknow-the city of Nawabs. The cave of Ajanta and Ellora add to the glorious heritage. The Taj Mahal, the icon of love is a magnificent creation of the Mughals and features among the most popular destinations in India. Also, pay a visit to the sites of Balasinor, one of the world’s largest Dinosaur fossil park.

Mentioned below are all the destinations which are covered in the 4 itineraries of the Maharaja Express train.

Udaipur City of Lakes

The City of Lakes - Udaipur has numerous lakes, adding a magnificent element to the natural aura. Located amongst the Aravallis, the natural ambiance and rich cultural heritage make this place worth visiting. The old forts also represent the glorious history of the Rajputanas.

The Blue City

The city has abundant of ancient castles to showcase, reflecting the aura of the times gone by. Jodhpur gets its name 'Blue City' due to the blue painted buildings around the popular Mehrangarh Fort. The amazing art and architecture could be seen in every attraction.

Gateway to Thar Desert

To enjoy exotic camel safaris, fairs and festivals, Bikaner is the perfect destination. The city has abundant of historical forts, monuments, palaces and temples worth exploring. Apart from this, you can experience the mesmeric charm in the rich culture and heritage of the city.

The Pink City

The pink color of the forts, palaces and havelis make this city be called as 'Pink City'. The rich culture & art, forts and palaces, reflect the royal aspect of the place. This city also gets its name as 'The City of Victory' as this has been a battleground and witnessed grand victories.

Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambhor National Park is the main attraction making Sawai Madhopur highly popular. The city is a busy commercial town. The forests, guavas, forts, temples etc., also make this place south-after. You can also enjoy street shopping and scrumptious local foods.

Taj Mahal

Agra, the city of love, has to showcase one of the UNESCO world heritage sites - Taj Mahal. Apart from this fine specimen of Mughal art & architecture, you have much more to explore like the Agra Fort and Jama Masjid.

The Ghost Town

Fatehpur Sikri is popularly known as 'the ghost city'. This place was the capital of the Mughals for several years, but soon got abandoned due to scarcity of water in the area. The Fatehpur Sikri palace complex has bountiful attractions to explore. The city showcases the combination of Islamic and Hindu style in every architectural structure.

Pastoral Retreat

Orchha is worth visiting due to the splendid archaeological monuments. This city represents the rich cultural heritage that paints the picture of a glorious past. You can also enjoy exquisite Mural Paintings on the walls of the temples and other monuments.


Khajuraho is the place displaying fine examples of medieval heritage. The temples are appreciated for the architectural and sculptural sheerness. The fine engravings on the temple walls reflect the artistic excellence.

Varanasi: The City of Sacred Lights

'Land of Moksh', the most sacred destination, Varanasi is popularly called Kashi or Banaras. This is one of the significant pilgrim centers in India. The natural setting of the place is very comfortable and locals are very friendly. The Paan is another specialty of the place, apart from the enchanting temples.

City of Djinns

The capital city of India is worth visiting due to the various attractions that date back to Mughal dynasties and British era. Various historical monuments paint the picture of a glorious past. Here are different government buildings, local markets, temples, etc., to be explored.

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