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Discover a Golden Past on Indian Luxury Train, The Maharajas’ Express

The fabled east, the land of wealthy kings and glorious kingdoms, India holds a certain fascination to tourists all over the world. While some want to marvel at the brilliant architecture, some want to try the mouth-watering cuisine. But there are also those travellers who want to go back in time and unravel the myths and legends of the past, who want to visit historic edifices and spectacular palaces and escape into the golden age. If you want to explore India’s golden past, then you can get on one of the finest luxury trains in the world, The Maharajas’ Express and visit ancient cities while travelling in style. Being the world’s leading luxury train, The Maharajas’ Express by IRCTC needs no introduction. With an array of carefully handpicked destinations, this unique luxury train in India gives travellers a chance to delve into India’s golden past while enjoying the best of modern day luxuries. Here are a few historic destinations that are a part of the journeys offered by Asia’s leading luxury train.
Agra: Recognized everywhere as the city that houses one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal, Agra is undoubtedly one of India’s most popular tourist destinations.Dotted with gorgeous gardens, architectural wonders and grand Mughal structures, this historic city on the banks of river Yamuna was once the hub of art, culture, learning and commerce. While Agra finds a mention in the great Hindu epic Mahabharata, it is believed to have been founded in 1475 by a Sikarwar Rajput king, Raja Badal Singh.
Amer: Overlooking the ‘Pink City of India’ is the picturesque city of Amer which was founded by Raja Alan Singh Meena, a ruler from the Chanda clan of Meenas in 967 AC. Amer boasts of grand palaces, ancient temples and several ornate gates. One of its prime attractions is the Amer Fort and Palace which was commissioned in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh I. An exemplar of Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was the residence of the royal family before they shifted the capital to Jaipur.
Fatehpur Sikri: Built by the powerful Mughal Emperor Akbar between 1572 and 1585 AD, Fatehpur Sikri is engulfed in local folklore, stories, medieval anecdotes and mysterious legends. It is believed that longing for a son, the emperor went to Sikri to get blessed by a Sufi saint and soon his prayers were answered. To express his gratitude, he decided to build a beautiful mosque and three splendid palaces, one each for his three favourite wives. The ‘City of Victory’ continues to attract thousands of devotees who come to pay their respects and seek blessings from the Sufi saint.
Khajuraho: The place where stones come to life, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is the heritage town that is well-known for its Hindu and Jain temples. Depicting the varying aspects of human life, the stunningly intricate sculptures remained forgotten for centuries and were rediscovered in the 1850s. Conceptualised and constructed under the rule of the Chandela dynasty, these elaborate temple complexes date back to 950 AD.

Unravelling India’s rich legacy of art and culture makes for a very rewarding travel experience. And no train does more justice to our country’s myriad attractions than Indian luxury train, The Maharajas’ Express. As the best luxury train in India, The Maharajas’ Express offers impeccable service to the guests, giving tough competition to the most renowned international luxury trains. And although we have mentioned only four cities that represent India’s fascinating history, there are in fact four different itineraries for guests to choose from. Each itinerary includes a balanced mix of historic sites, heritage spots, popular tourist attractions and more. For more details: visit: One of the foremost luxury trains in India.