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Delve into the depths of Indian culture & tourism aboard The Maharajas’ Express

Do you want to undertake a holiday that offers the best of everything: from adventure to history, and from a peek into the rich Indian culture to tourism? Then we have a unique offering that might spike your interest. The Maharajas’ Express tour brings to you handcrafted experiences and handpicked locations; showcasing India’s culture and tourism at its finest. With four unique itineraries, you can choose one that excites you the most. And depending on which circuit you choose, the experiences and destination will vary. But let’s look at some of the amazing places this royal train journey includes.

  1. Historic Monuments: If you’re fascinated by the grandiosity of India’s archaic structures, then this train journey has been made just for you. From larger-than-life palaces to impressive and strong edifices that represent military prowess, this tour has it all. Jaipur’s City Palace, Rambagh Palace and Amber Fort; Agra’s Taj Mahal and Agra Fort; Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada; Udaipur’s City Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace; Bikaner Fort and Orchha Fort are just some of the historic edifices that you can feast your eyes over, during your Maharajas’ Express journey.
  2. Cultural Performances: A trip brimming with India’s cultural wealth is what you get on The Maharajas’ Express. If you want to relive the epic saga of Shah Jahan’s love for his queen, then you can choose this optional activity to enjoy a spectacular rendition through Mohabbat, The Taj Show, a live dance-drama that will keep you on the edge. For those of you who prefer the comforts of the luxurious Maharajas’ Express, an ‘Indian Evening’ with dance and singing will be the perfect time to experience Indian culture while having the best time of your life. A delightful ‘Kalbeliya’ dance performance against the backdrop of the glorious sand dunes in Bikaner will be an unmatched visual treat. You can also enjoy a light and sound show or choose to witness the ‘Dances of India’, a performance that will showcase some of the county’s finest traditional and folk dances. The Kathak Dance at Brij Ram Palace at Ganga Ghats will be a memory that will stay with you for a long time. To book the best culture tour of India, visit
  3. Colourful Bazaars: Explore Jaipur’s local markets and collect little treasures like its famous bandhani sarees or get a decorative showpiece perfect for your home. Set out for a local city tour of Bikaner to explore its winding lakes and get your hands on some beautiful handicrafts. Finally, soak in the wonderful atmosphere of Jodhpur’s Old Clock Tower Market while having the most unique tuk-tuk ride. Udaipur’s quaint lanes and charming local shops will also fill your heart with joy. And a visit to Varanasi’s famous silk weaving centre will be the perfect opportunity to hoard some statement sarees and beautiful fabrics.

And if you want to discover incredible India, then it can be done through authentic experiences of its small towns and villages. Go for a tour of Bishnoi Village near Jodhpur to experience warm Indian hospitality and get a glimpse of their simple lifestyle. Or participate in an evening aarti in Varanasi on the Ghats of river Ganga to be swept off by the power of true devotion and religiosity. Or walk through the ruins of the deserted Mughal city, Fatehpur Sikri, a shadow of what it once used to be. You can even embark on a tour of the quaint Orchha village to travel back in time. Experiences and opportunities will be plenty on The Maharajas’ Express journey. No other train journey can bring India’s culture and tourism on a golden platter for its guests the way The Maharajas’ Express can. Perhaps, this is why The Maharajas’ Express has been awarded as the ‘world’s leading luxury train’ for seven consecutive years. Indian culture and royalty is a heady mix that you should not miss. Bookings for 2020-21 departures are now open. So, grab your seats and don’t forget to check out the exciting offers available on The Maharajas’ Express website. For more information, visit