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One of the oldest civilizations in the world, India’s rich history spans over a period of 4000 years and reflects the perfect amalgamation of a multitude of traditions and customs that embody the country’s rich fabric of its culture and heritage. With 39 identified UNESCO World Heritage Sites, magnificent wildlife, a stunning and diverse landscape and the vibrant art forms of different communities; India has become a much loved tourist destination across the globe. Since its inception in 1999, The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited has been working towards upgrading rail services and tourism in the country by running some special trains in India. With some of the best all India tour packages by train as its offerings, IRCTC gives tourists worldwide an opportunity to delve deep into the soul of India. And if you want to explore India’s heritage like royalty, then The Maharajas Express train is just perfect for you! Here are all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that will take your breath away on your next Maharajas’ Express journey.

  • Taj Mahal, Agra: An immense mausoleum made of white marble, the Taj Mahal is distinguished as the finest example of Mughal architecture because of its harmonious proportions and the fluid incorporation of decorative elements. Let the fascinating saga of eternal love unfold before your eyes as you stand mesmerized by its hypnotic beauty.
  • Amber Fort, Jaipur: A beautiful melange of architecture, the majestic Amber Fort sits splendid atop a hill, making it an incredible site and one of the most significant tourist destinations of Jaipur. Composed of pale yellow, pink sandstone and white marble, it is a perfect example of Rajasthani architecture and makes for an awe-inspiring spectacle.
  • Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh: The ‘Khajuraho Group of Monuments’ are well-known worldwide for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and erotic sculptures. A brilliant archetype of Indian architecture and culture dating back to medieval times, this group of temples showcase a beautiful facet of love in the most sensuous yet aesthetic way.
  • Agra Fort, Agra: Another masterpiece of Mughal architecture in India is the Agra Fort, a mammoth red sandstone edifice erected on the banks of Yamuna. With magnificent towers, majestic gateways and lofty battlements, it stands proudly as a symbol of the ruler, King Abkar’s indomitable spirit and military prowess.
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur: Catching the fancy of astronomers, architects and historians from across the globe, the illustrious observatory of Jantar Mantar features the world’s biggest stone sundial called the ‘Smarat Yantra’. As one of the greatest and best preserved observatories built in Ptolemaic tradition, it is an astounding testimony to the scientific and technical conceptions of the medieval era.
  • The Pink City, Jaipur: One of the most recent additions to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, the walled city of Jaipur has always been known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture. Displaying exemplary development in town planning, it is a delight not only because of its sprawling palaces and colorful bazaars but also because of its warm hospitality that draws people from all over the world.

Can’t wait to explore all these fascinating heritage sites? The Maharajas’ Express, India’s top luxury train will take you to them in unparalleled style and utmost comfort. While Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Agra Fort, Jantar Mantar and Jaipur are covered in all the four itineraries of the Maharajas’ Express, only the Indian Panorama itinerary will give you a chance to explore Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. The Maharajas Express is not only one of the best tourist trains in India but a proud winner of the ‘world’s leading luxury train’ award for seven years in running. So, you can imagine the kind of service and world-class amenities it offers to the guests onboard.

A Maharajas’ Express journey is not only a celebration of India’s rich heritage, it is a celebration of life. From Holi to Diwali, all the major Indian festivals are celebrated on the train with great enthusiasm and gusto. If you want to experience true India, you need to get on The Maharajas’ Express today! Let euphoria wash you over, let the true colours of the festivals of India bring you joy and fond memories of a lifetime! To know more about the all India tour packages by the Maharajas’ Express train, you can visit www.the-maharajas.com