Major Attractions of Rajasthan through Maharajas Express Train

The land of kings, royalty, spirituality and nature, Rajasthan is a home of forts and palaces of India. Placed in the western zone of India, Rajasthan is full with stories of romance and chivalry. Imperial forts, amazing havelis, folk music, arts and craft and delicious traditional cuisines are the testimonies to its glorious culture.

Following places of Rajasthan can be visited through Maharajas’ Express train:

1. Ranthambore National Park

Named after the Ranthambore fort, this national park is a dream destination of wildlife photographers. Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, this sanctuary is spread over 392 sq. km. This reserve is well known for the Royal Bengal Tigers, Indian leopard, Striped Hyena, Crocodile, Sambar and Chital. As per the 2014 census of tigers, there were 62 tigers in Ranthambore National Park, making it one of the best park to spot them.

Ranthambore National Park

2. Jaipur

The first planned city of India and the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur forms the famous Golden triangle of Indian Tourism along with Delhi and Agra. The Pink City offers you some of the most spectacular monuments of ancient India.

UNESCO World Heritage Site such as Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar, Jaipur’s iconic landmark Hawa Mahal, City Palace of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jal Mahal located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake and the Nahargarh Fort of Aravalli Hills are some of the finest example of it.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

3. Jodhpur

Founded by the Rao Jodha in 1459, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Popularly known as “The Sun City”, Jodhpur is divided into two parts such as Old city and the New city, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Rai ka bag Palace are the charms of Jodhpur.

Jaswant Thada Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada

4. Bikaner

The son of Rao Jodha, Rao Bikaji founded Bikaner in 1488 AD. Referred as the Camel country, Bikaner is situated in the Thar Desert. The legendry Junagarh Fort made of red stone and marble, Indo Saracenic architectural marvel Laxmi Niwas, world famous Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple) and the Jain temple of Kodamdesar should not be missed to understand the rich culture of Bikaner.

Karni Mata Mandir Bikaner

Karni Mata Mandir

5. Udaipur

The former capital of Mewar Kingdom, Udaipur is famous as the “City of Lakes”. By the statement “the most romantic spot on the continent of India” by British administrator James Rod, one can understand the beauty of Udaipur.

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City Palace is amongst the top places to visit in Udaipur. Lake Palace, marvelously built on Lake Pichola is another most visited tourist place of this city. Apart from this places one can go to Jag mandir, Jagdish Temple & Fatehsagar lake.

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola

Maharajas Express and its Packages for Rajasthan

The luxurious train of India, Maharajas’ Express, has won several awards in the fields of tourism across the world including “The World’s Leading Luxury Train” award. Owned by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, this express was started in the year 2010.

The Maharajas Express train is equipped with the modern amenities like eco-friendly toilets, direct dial phones, LCD television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, individual climate controller, dining car and bar named as Rajah Club, restaurants named as Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal which offers comfortable experiences to the guests.

Our Guest of Maharajas Express

Our Guest of Maharajas Express

During October to April, this train runs on five circuits, mainly centered on Rajasthan.

1. Heritage of India : Duration 7 night/ 8days

Destination Covered: Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra and Delhi.

2. Treasures of India : Duration 3 nights/ 4days

Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi.

3. Gems of India : Duration 3 nights/ 4days

Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi.

4. Indian Panorama : Duration 9 nights / 10 days

Destination Covered: Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Lucknow and Delhi.

5. The Indian Splendour : Duration 7 nights/ 8 days

Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai.

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So, all the heritage lovers, pack your bags and board the Maharajas Express for an unforgettable journey of Rajasthan.

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