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Exotic Destinations of India Covered by Maharajas’ Express Train

India is one of the most diversified countries in the world and different elements of India’s rich cultural past and heritage have a profound influence on the hearts of tourists across the globe. This bestows India several mesmerizing tourist places, historic monuments and cultures to explore.
In a bid to glimpse the most exotic and ancient cultures of India, the Maharajas’ Express – The World’s Leading Luxury Train – operates six different itineraries covering these tourist destinations of great attractions.
Agra’s Taj Mahal is one of the World’s Seven Wonders. The mausoleum of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal, the fascinating monument has also been declared one of the world heritage site by the UNESCO.
Completed in 1653 and finished in white marble, this amazing masterpiece is a classy specimen of Mughal art and architect. It took 22 years and 20,000 workers, masons and jewelers to build.Apart from this, the city of love has more to showcase, like – Agra Fort and Jama Masjid.
Udaipur is a tourist place of paramount importance in Rajasthan famous for calm, placid and alluring lakes. Famously known as ‘The City of Lakes’ and ‘Venice of the East’, the city was the capital of Mewar during the Rajputana regime in the region. The palaces in the city portrait the architectural opulence and affluence of the period.
Udaipur attractions include City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Lake Pichhola, Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace) and many more.
City Palace: Built in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, the palace is situated on the bank of Pichhola Lake. The City Palace is a splendid exhibit of architectural combination of Medieval, European and Chinese styles.
Bagore Ki Haveli: Situated near the famous Pichhola Lake, the Haveli was constructed by Amir Chand in 18th century which became the residence of Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore in 1878. The Haveli has now been converted into a museum obtaining the stuff used by Rajputs.
Kumbhalgarh Fort: This 15th century fort was constructed by Maharana Kumbh. This is the birth place of King of Mewar Maharana Pratap. The thick wall of the fort is the second longest wall (approx. 38 km) in the world after the Great Wall of China.
Lake Pichhola: This man made wonder was created in 1362, which was extended by Rana Udai Singh II in the 16th century. Lake Pichhola is surrounded by grandiose palaces, huge hills, temples and bathing ghats.
Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace): The palace was built by Maha Rana Sajjan Singh in 1884 as an observatory to predict weather condition and to observe the arrival of monsoon.
Udaipur is one of the destinations included in the Maharajas’ Express itineraries – The Jewels of India, The Indian Splendour and The Heritage of India

Popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, the capital city of Rajasthan is included in all six itineraries of the Maharajas’ Express train. Showcase of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, forts, palaces and havelis that paint the glorious past of the city, draw the attractions of visitors.
Jantar Mantar, City Palace Complex, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jal Mahal are some of other significant monuments that you must not miss during your visit to Jaipur.
Activities with elephants and camel riding are also famous in Jaipur.
Also known as Kashi or Banaras, Varanasi is considered as the oldest civilization in India. Situated on the bank of pious river Ganges, the city is sacred to Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. Pilgrims in large number perform their devotions in the river Ganges at sunrise set against the backdrop of the ancient temples that creates great spirituality and calmness.

The Paan (betel) and Silk Saris are the other specialties of the city of temples.

Khajuraho is a place in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, mainly popular for the temples with erotic carvings and stunning sculptures. Most temples in Khajuraho were constructed by the Chandela dynasty (950 to 1050) which are amongst World Heritage Sites in India, declared by the UNESCO.
However, the Khajuraho group of temples were built together but were dedicated to two different religions Hindu and Jain that shows the culture of acceptance and respect for one another.