Maharajas' Express Blog

Follow the Sun


“Follow your instincts this vacation and visit India, the exotic and eclectic land of maharajas and tigers. This enigmatic and charming land has captured the imagination of poets and philosophers alike, and has compelled visitors to reach out to it despite its many paradoxes. Mark Twain once wrote – In religion, India is the only millionaire the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.

The luxury train Maharajas Express will make your sojourn an affair to remember. It recreates the pageantry and pomp of bygone years with its classic itineraries. This train cruise incorporates five carefully devised itineraries that explore the heart of this magical land. Each one has a distinctive flavour. The Indian Splendour, The Heritage of India , and The Indian Panorama are 8 Days/7 Nights forays into Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh that showcase the splendour of different destinations. The Indian Splendour invites you to feast your eyes on the surreal sights of Rajasthan . Meander in its electrifying bazaars, towering forts and monumental palaces. It is unique in its essence and captures the spirit of India. The surreal beauty of the Taj Mahal eludes description. The travellers on the The Indian Splendour will no doubt lose themselves in the endless forts, palaces and limpid lakes of this surreal world. The beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, the iridescent Lake city of Udaipur, majestic fort at Jodhpur, and the celebration sun downer on the sand dunes at Bikaner, the dinosaur park at Balasinor are only some of the delights of this journey before disembarking at Mumbai. The private shopping excursions, spas and royal banquets at select locations will be etched in your memory forever.

The Heritage of India is a distinctive journey into the pageantry of a bygone era starting from Mumbai and proceeding to Ajanta, the UNESCO heritage sites. View the elusive tiger at the Ranthambore Game Reserve and rejoice in the splendour that is India. As the name suggests The Indian Panorama package is distinct in that it gives you a panoramic view of India, and tantalizes you with every visit. Explore elephant Polo at charming city of Jaipur, play golf at the Rambagh Golf Course or visit Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, or the Birla temple. Savour the poetic statements in stone at Khujuraho. The erotic sculptures of Khajuraho are a statement in stone of the sanctity of human love. Cleanse your soul with a trip down the river Ganga at Varanasi. Explore the Imambarahs, the Rumi Darwaza and the Residency in old world Lucknow. Experience a splendid dinner at the residence of the Raja of Jehangirabad.

The other two itineraries 4days/3nights Gems of India and Treasures of India, encapsulate the fantasy of the Golden triangle and visits Delhi, Agra and Jaipur . The Gems of India encourages you to imbibe the rich cultural ethos of Rajasthan with all its pageantry. The Treasures of India satiates you with its exploration of the fantasy of India. Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur ,Delhi -each destination more magical than the other. Let the Taj mesmerise you with its grandeur. Celebrate the jungle at Ranthambhore and delight in the regal city of Jaipur.

Let India entice you to meander down her vibrant bazaars which recreate its majestic past with glimpses of a bygone era. Most importantly, let the sun lead you through a chimerical world of fantasy.”