Maharajas' Express Blog



“The Indian subcontinent, the great landmass of South Asia, is the home of one of the worlds oldest and most influential civilizations. Indian culture is an amalgamation of various culture and traditions and so is Lucknow. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are loved all over the country. The City of Nawabs, Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India are some of the adjectives Lucknow enjoys.

With the Maharaja luxury train you can experience the unique combination of Lucknows cultured grace and newly acquired pace that is its most promising feature.

Lucknow, this name is synonymous with architectural beauties of ‘Lakhauri’ bricks, the fragrance of ‘itra'(perfume), musical notes, the sound of dancers’ trinklets, and of course its ‘MehmanNawazi'(hospitality). Known for its refinement in speech, entertainment, dresses and manners, Lucknow is also called the ‘City of Adab'(etiquette). Infact, it is here that one can experience hospitality in the true sense of the term. Various cultural ingredients have contributed to the richness of this unique city. It is a hallmark of cultural extravaganza, known all over the world for its much splendor.

Some of the architectural wonders of the city are AsafiImambara (Bara Imambara), ChhotaImambara, Residency and Rumi Darwaza that one cannot afford to miss on a visit to the city.

Dress forms though have changed noticeably in the span of a century, yet the beauty and charisma of Chikan, the intricate and delicate hand embroidery, still rules the wardrobe. Dont miss to buy this piece of unique artwork as Lucknow duly understands the grace of the ‘dupattas’ or the covering cloth should have.It is the pivotal point around which the traders, engravers, painters,artisans, weavers and singers flourished and grew.

Come aboard on the Maharajas Express to discover and rediscover Lucknow every day. No one has known Lucknow to the full and will ever.”