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Explore India’s Incredible Heritage on the World’s Leading Luxury Train

Incredible India with its grand monuments, illustrious temples, historical structures, and beautiful heritage sites is a traveler’s dream destination. If you have always wanted to book an Indian heritage tour or an Incredible India vacation, then it is time to board IRCTC’s Maharajas Express Train. An extraordinary luxury train, it has been designed to showcase India’s unique cultural heritage and diversity to tourists from far and wide. A heritage tour of India on The Maharajas’ Express Train includes everything from sightseeing at important landmarks to experiencing the culture through dances and musical performances.

Some of the most famous sites covered by this train include:

  • Amer Fort: Cradled on top of a hill on the outskirts of Jaipur lies one of India’s most magnificent palaces, Amer Fort. From its maze-like passages to its serpentine staircases, this architectural wonder offers something beautiful in every corner. Built by Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592, it used to serve as the main residence for Rajput rulers.
  • Agra Fort: Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, Agra Fort or the Red Fort of Agra is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, it is a beautiful monument made entirely of red sandstone. Featuring unique internal structures such as Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, etc., it is an excellent example of Mughal art and architecture in India.
  • City Palace: A much-loved tourist attraction in the old part of the pink city, City Palace was once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. With sprawling gardens, expansive courtyards and huge buildings, and a museum, it showcases India’s royal heritage at its finest.
  • Fatehpur Sikri: Often touted as the ‘Pride of Mughal Empire’, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1572 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, it houses several renowned monuments such as Jodha Bai’s Palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and the Tomb of Salim Chisti among others.
  • Jantar Mantar: The largest stone astronomical observatory in the world, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur has been featured on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites due to its rich cultural, scientific, and heritage value. Built in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, it enabled observers to note the position of heavenly bodies with their naked eyes.
  • Junagarh Fort: A gigantic structure around which the city of Bikaner grew, Junagarh Fort, is one of the most decorated forts in the country. A living museum of arts, it is a fortified complex housing unique monuments that offer a glimpse into the lives and times of the maharajas of Bikaner.
  • Taj Mahal: A world-famous monument, the Taj Mahal in Agra is India’s pride and a beacon of its diverse heritage. An architectural marvel, the Taj Mahal is so much more than any ordinary structure, it is the legend of ever-lasting love.
  • Western Group of Temples: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in India, Khajuraho is renowned for its Hindu and Jain temples and unique carvings. A brilliant example of Indian architecture, the entire town bears testimony to India’s artistic heritage.

Depending on which itinerary you select, the sites and experiences will vary but every journey comes with the promise of good times. Want to book your incredible India vacation on The Maharajas’ Express Train? Visit and get your hands on the most coveted Indian heritage tours.