Maharajas' Express Blog

A Traveller’s Guide to Indian Luxury Holidays

“This is India…- the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.”  -Mark Twain

Glamorous and beguiling, colourful and charming, traditional yet modern, India is ‘diversity’ at its finest. Awash with unique travelling experiences for the adventurous, the cautious as well as the luxury traveller, this splendid country offers something for all kinds of travellers.

If you are travelling to India for the first time, then these are a few things you should keep in mind.

  • The sheer size of the country means that weather patterns vary but generally the best time to visit is during winters i.e. the months between October to March.
  • With so much to witness and explore, research is your best friend. So, pick a part of the country you want to focus on and bookmark the places you just can’t miss.
  • The colourful country is a street photographer’s dream come true. Be sure to pack a camera with you and capture picture-perfect moments of your Indian luxury vacation.
  • Keep your visa ready. If you are travelling from abroad, make sure your visa, passport and other official documents are updated.

Simply want to enjoy an Indian luxury holiday and don’t want to worry about the details? Trust the experts! The Maharajas’ Express Train by IRCTC is a world-renowned luxury train that offers bespoke journeys across India and also covers the most prominent tourist circuit in the country, the Golden Triangle. Here are four absolutely delightful experiences that you won’t find elsewhere.

The Most Sought-After Travel Experiences in India

  • Gazing at the Taj Mahal: Perhaps no other architectural gem has evoked as much admiration and fascination as the Taj Mahal. The symbol of eternal love, this white mausoleum with its exquisite beauty and regal splendour leaves every tourist awestruck. Experience its magic on the most unforgettable journey across India while travelling on The Maharajas’ Express.
  • Jungle Safari at Ranthambore: Located in the ancient town of Sawai Madhopur and surrounded by the rolling hills of Vindhyas and soothing Aravali ranges, Ranthambore is a well-known wildlife reserve. As the former hunting ground of the kings and royals, the Ranthambore National Park is a much coveted destination and it boasts of a wide variety of animals, birds and reptiles.
  • A Cultural Tour of Jaipur: From its history to culture, from the architecture to cuisine, Jaipur truly is a tourist gem. Capturing the essence of Rajasthan, the gorgeous Pink City with its opulent palaces, warm locals and bustling bazaars is a sight to behold.
  • Evening Prayers at Varanasi: As the land of myriad beliefs and multiple religions, there are plenty of sacred places in India but Varanasi or the holy city of Kashi is undoubtedly the most revered of them all. Participating in the evening aarti along the ghats of river Ganga is a surreal experience that can only be found in this incredibly spiritual country.

Apart from these, The Maharajas’ Express tours include several other activities and excursions as well such as a visit to the temples in Khajuraho, boating on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, sundowner at the sand dunes in Bikaner, sightseeing in the royal city of Jodhpur and lots more, it all depends on the itinerary you select. But when it comes to organizing Indian luxury holidays, The Maharajas’ Express team are unmatched. Want to book your royal Indian holiday? Visit