Maharajas’ Express: Colors of Classical India Tours Part I

Maharajas' Express Classical India Journeys

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Witness the landscape spool by like illuminating scroll even as you enjoy in suave ambiance of Maharajas Express coupes

Unarguably the most luxurious tourist train in India with finesse at par with the Orient Express of the West, Maharajas Express has redefined the art of elegant train traveling in India. Radiating sheer opulence, Maharajas Express offers a fascinating voyage across some of the finest destinations across India manifesting the true spirit and kaleidoscope that is India. One of the itineraries offered by the Maharajas Express train is the classical India tour. This particular itinerary is bespoke to offer the glimpse of the heritage of India making for enlightening vacations in India. The 7 days/6 nights of Classical India journey on board Maharajas Express train encompasses destinations like Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Lucknow and Varanasi along with national capital Delhi and offers one of the most exciting luxury rail journeys of world.

The classical India journey unfolds as the train leaves from the Safdurjung Railway Station in Delhi after a traditional red carpet welcome reminiscent of the imperial tradition of a bygone era. Maharajas Express leaves for Agra from Delhi at 1000 hours which mark the first day first destination of the classical India tour on board this luxury train in India. As you step aboard the train you’ll realize you have stepped into an era of princely splendor. The cabins are designed to recreate the elegance and pomp of the cabin used by the erstwhile maharajas of the past and yet the contemporary flamboyance and facilities ensure that you get top class treatment and pampering inside the train.

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Sitting area of the Presidential Suite


Agra used to be one of the most important cities when the Mughal Empire was at its peak. Due to its association with who’s who of Indian history, Agra is sprinkled with an array of monuments, and breathtaking landmarks. The old city is crowded and confounding but as a guest of Maharajas Express, a red carpet welcome and exclusive treatment befitting maharajas will be ensured at each stage of your excursion.

Agra is famous for the iconic Taj Mahal. It is in this heritage structure that one can witness the culmination of the seamless fusion of Indo-Saracenic architecture which can be seen at Fatehpur Sikri or at Sikandra where the Tomb of Akbar lies. Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jehan to commemorate his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. A recognized World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest monument of love and one of the Seven Modern Wonders of World.

After your sightseeing tour of Taj Mahal get a royal treatment as you savor the high tea atop the Taj Khema. Sip in the champagne as you behold the enchanting views of the Taj Mahal in the backdrop.

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Breathtaking view of Taj Mahal: One of the seven Modern Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site


After witnessing the wonder of Agra in Taj Mahal, one of the classical masterpieces of India and magnum opus of Mughal architecture you might return to Maharajas Express or else go shop for memorabilia of your trip to this historical city. Another option available to guests is an alternative spa break at a hotel.

At the conclusion of the 1st day of your Classical India journey, Maharaja Express will leave for Gwalior, an ancient city in Madhya Pradesh with a majestic fort located in its heart. Before the train leaves for Gwalior you will be served gourmet dinner in the 2 restaurants on board. Mouth tingling cuisines prepared by master chef ensures that the stately aspect of this maharaja journey onboard one of the most royal trains in India is maintained throughout.

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A view of the Mayur Mahal or the Peacock Restaurant of Maharajas Express


P.S: The details of the 2nd day of your Classical India journey will continue in our next post or you may refer to luxury train trip for quick information and details of Maharajas Express.