Monday, 15 May 2017

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

What is it?

Jantar Mantar is one of the ancient astronomical houses of India, built in 1734. It was built by Raja Jai Singh who is also known to build such observatories throughout the country, like Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura, Jaipur's being the largest. This astronomical house is still in use due to its accurate calculations and observations.

Why Visit?

The word Jantar Mantar means, ‘instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens.’This is the largest stone astronomical observatory of the world. All the instruments here are made from stone and when clearly visible surfaces were required, marble was used. This made the instruments durable and ideal for extensive use. Today the observatory is in used for teaching and calculation purposes. The observatory treasures the world’s largest sundial. Enter the lunar land and enjoy calculating local time, positions of various constellations at different time phases, experience declination of stars, locate the pole stars and hemispherical position of heavenly bodies.


When to Visit?

The best time to visit Jantar Mantar is from October to March due to the comparatively cool weather. The timings are from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

You can explore Jantar Mantar by various luxury trains of India are as follows:


Maharajas Express is the world' leading luxury train which offers complete facility inside the train.

Journeys of Maharajas Express train:


3. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

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Monday, 3 April 2017

You Should Ride in Luxury Trains Atleast Once in a Lifetime

The Golden Chariot

Simply the flawless and delicate yet attractive violet and gold coaches of the magnificent train is sufficient to charge your heed.Golden Chariot gets its name from the Hampi ruins. Its classy decor is depicting South Indian engineering which is quite hypnotising. This honour winning train has a classy style displayed on Dravidian culture.

Golden Chariot is the only luxury train in India that navigates through the green valleys and landscapes of the Southern India.


Enjoy the immaculate warm services of the staff while benefiting each amenities of day to day life throughout the journey on board Golden Chariot. The culinary alternatives are no less, with an undeniable veggie lover and non-vegan menu, and the private cabins furnished with modern facilities and stunningly furniture. The stylish theme of a lounge bar, 'Madira', is inspired by Mysore palaces, and the coaches are designed unequivocally from Mysore and Hoysala architectures. Golden Chariot gives mind-boggling experience with intricate carvings decoration of the roofs and walls, making it to the rundown of most sumptuous trains in India.

The train has 2 schedules alternative given by the Indian Railways and the Karnataka State Tourism and Development Corporation (KSTDC) where you get the choice to explore different regions of India. Drawing a large portion of its travellers from around the globe, the Golden Chariot is without a doubt brilliant open door for the individuals who need to traverse the best of South Indian legacy.

Golden Chariot – Places to Visit

“The Pride of the South” takes guests on the tour of Bangalore, Kabini, Mysore, Hassan, Hampi, Badami and Goa.

“Southern Splendour”takes guests on a tour of Bangalore, Chennai,Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Alleppey.

Maharajas Express Train

Maharajas Express Train reproduces a time of legendary Maharajas of India prestigious for their peculiar way of life and debauchery. The train already wins 2 back to back World Travel Awards in the classification of World's the most Luxury Trains.

Maharajas Express train is possessed and run by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) from its inception in March 2010. It's sumptuous yet refined decor, best in class comforts like Wi-Fi, LCD TVs and suites with attached bathrooms are something noteworthy in any train journey.


Rediscover India as you go over the absolute most hypnotising destinations across India and get a celebrity welcome on board Maharajas Express.

Visit World Heritage Sites, wonders, clamouring bazaars, energetic local folks andcultural interactions offering you to travel in one of the most luxurious train travel across in India. It offers 5 various rail travels and set out on an adventure like no other.

Maharajas Express – Places to Visit

Maharajas Express Train presents five different journeys through India namely,

1) The Heritage of India, which covers Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra and Delhi.

2) The Indian Panorama, which covers Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.

3) Indian Splendour, which covers Delhi, Agra,Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai.

4) Gems of India, which covers Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, and Jaipur.

5) Treasure of India, which covers Delhi, Agra,Ranthambore and Jaipur.

Palace on Wheels

The first ever luxury train of India ‘Palace on Wheels’ was established in 1982 jointly by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways. The train takes you on the journey of a former time of Indian eminencewhere the coaches were used by the previous Maharajas, Nizams and Viceroys of India.

Friday, 3 March 2017

You Should Know About the Route of Golden Chariot Train

Golden Chariot is a luxury train that focuses on the states of South India. The train provides two tours namely; The Pride of South and The Splendour of South.

 In Pride of South, the train takes you through Karnataka and Goa. The train tour starts in Bangalore and ends in Goa. It is a seven nights and eight days trip that include main destinations like Kabini, Mysore, Hassan, ruins of Hampi and Badami. The trip starts on a Monday. The tourists start their travel towards Mysore and reach there by midnight. Tourists enjoy Kabini and Mysore tourist destinations and start their travel to Hassan on day four. After enjoying important destinations, it would reach Hospet. From Hospet, tourists take road transportation to reach the ruins of Hampi. On day six, the train reaches Badami. On day seven, the train reaches its last tourist destination, Goa. After a full day in Goa, the train halts its journey at Bangalore on the morning of day eight. By afternoon, the luxury train will be ready for the next trip.


The South Splendour covers three states of South India, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. This route also includes the union territory, Pondicherry. The Golden Chariot train starts its trip from Bangalore on day one. It reaches Chennai, Tamil Nadu on day two and tourists visit Mahabalipuram, a world heritage site before starting their trip to Pondicherry. From Pondicherry, the train reaches Tanjavur on day four. On day five, the train takes a slight turn towards left and reaches Madurai. On day six, the train reaches the next state, Kerala and halts at Trivandrum. On day seven, the train reaches Aleppey and also halts at Kochi. From Kochi, the train takes its last trip of the tour and reaches Bangalore on the morning of day eight. The tour starts and ends in Bangalore, Karnataka and it covers eight destinations in this trip that stretches for seven nights and eight days.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Experience the Royalty of Palace on Wheels in Vintage Hotels

Now to experience the royalty of Palace on Wheels it is not required to embark on a journey over the train. The Indian railways have come up with a unique idea in which tourists can enjoy the opulence of the Indian Maharajas through their meals on luxury rail coaches of Palace on Wheels. Sounds incredible? Well, it is true and a matter of joy to all travelers who love to experience the regal life of India and are just not satisfied with visiting the majestic palaces and mighty forts.

Palace on Wheels is one of the oldest luxury trains of India. The train comes with best in class amenities, exquisitely decorated with vintage furniture and promising a luxurious journey to its passengers through Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra. At present there are nine original coaches of Palace on Wheels that are preserved at the Indian National Museum. Indian railways is on a venture to refurbish these coaches and turn them into world class restaurants where people can relish their meal in the style and ambience of Rajasthani monarchs.



These coaches will be hotel-cum-restaurants with two or three coaches each. These hotels will not only serve authentic Indian cuisines but also global dishes, like Chinese and Continental. The well-stocked bar lounge will refresh the travelers after a daylong exploration and act as a get together point for the group of tourists. Every coach will be spacious and equipped with large dining tables and cozy chairs to bring in the majestic feel.

As per the plan, these hotels will be placed at quieter railway stations so that people can embrace the royal living in peace. These hotels may be built near Rewari Steam Care Centre or at the Brar Square Station near Delhi Cantonment or at the popular tourist destinations like Jaipur to draw more people.



These hotels will be replica of the palaces and forts, exhibiting the grandeur of Indian lifestyle that existed in the golden past of the country. These hotels will not only generate revenue for the Indian railways but will also unravel the rich Indian culture and heritage to more number of people. Palace on Wheels train is the oldest luxury train in India which gives complete facility inside the train.

Friday, 14 October 2016

You Should Know About the Route Of Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey is a luxury train in India that takes you to many important tourist destinations in Goa and Maharashtra.  There are six routes covered by Deccan Odyssey and this article will talk in detail about the routes in each itinerary.

Indian Sojourn

This route starts in Mumbai and ends in Delhi. This itinerary is for seven nights and eight days.  The train’s first destination is Vadodara. Then, it enters into Rajasthan for destinations like Udaipur, Jodhpur and others. Then, the train takes a turn towards Agra, Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur. The train then reaches its final destination, Mumbai.


Jewels of Deccan

This trip starts and ends in Mumbai. The train covers Bijapur, Aihole, Hampi, Hyderbad, Aurangabad, caves of Ajanta and then reaches back to Mumbai. The trip takes eight days and seven nights for completion. It covers south Indian states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh too.


Hidden treasures of Gujarat

This trip covers Gujarat, Mumbai and surrounding areas. The trip starts and ends in Mumbai. Top destinations reached are Vadodara, Palitana, Sasan Guir, Little Rann, Modhera and Nashik. From Nashik, the train travels to Mumbai and completes the trip. This trip is for seven nights and eight days.


Indian Odyssey

This itinerary covers multiple states and numerous attractions. The tour starts in Delhi and ends in Mumbai. The first destination reached is Ranthambore or Sawai Madhopur. From there, the train takes a route that covers Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur of Rajasthan, Vadodara and Aurangabad. From there, train travels to Mumbai which is the final destination for the trip. The trip stretches for eight days and seven nights.


Maharashtra Wild Trail

As the name states, this trip is concealed inside Maharashtra and focuses on wildlife and natural attractions. The trip is for seven nights and eight days. The trip starts in Mumbai. The Deccan Odyssey train takes a route that covers Aurangabad, caves of Ellora and again back to Aurangabad. From Aurangabad, the train covers Ramtek, Tadoba, Jalgaon and Nashik. The train then reaches Mumbai and ends the trip. It takes seven nights and eight days.


Maharashtra Splendor

This route covers Maharashtra and Goa along with surrounding areas. The trip starts and ends in Mumbai. From Mumbai, the train reaches Nashik, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Goa and Sindhudurg before finally reaching Mumbai. This trip stretches for seven nights and eight days. It is the most luxury train in India which covers the various destinations in India.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Most Interesting History of Maharajas Express

Ancient India was blessed with railway tracks by British Government for trade and easy transfer of people and goods from one state to another. The kings of India loved to travel in the train as much as the common men. But, luxury was an important part of royal families. They started to design their own train cabins with all amenities and services that they loved to enjoy. They used these cabins for travelling from one state to another or even for hunting tours. They used these trains to boast their riches to the other kings whose state they visit.

The kings even had toy trains hobby. They modelled trains with exclusive gems and showed it off to others. The king of Vadodara had a fully functioning model train and the king of Gwalior had a model train set made out of silver that he placed it in the middle of his court. The craze and trend for trains grew day after day.


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After independence and fall of kingdom rule in India, heirs of royal families didn’t have money or power to run those treasured trains. They were all added to the stocks of railway department. Later in 80s, government of Rajasthan wanted to promote tourism and started to use those cabins and their designs to create luxury trains for tourists. One such train is the Maharajas’ Express. The design is similar to that of other luxury trains in India but, the quality and service is similar to that of the Oriental Express of West. Check out the departure dates of Maharajas Express train and also you can call us at 9810071704 or Email us at info@themaharajaexpress.org anytime.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Explore and Embrace the Rich Indian Culture at the Luxury Trains

India is a culturally rich country; every part of the subcontinent is different with its unique history, natural bliss and special food habits. Global tourists love visiting India to discover every facet of the country. The luxury trains of India were developed to help the tourists experience the cultural richness of the country by living a life like an Indian royal at these trains.

In this pursuit, the Indian Railways have come up with some premium trains, like the Palace on Wheels, Golden Chariot, Deccan Odyssey, Heritage on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train and Royal Orient. Every couch of these luxury trains are decorated with classic furniture, old paintings and equipped with advanced facilities, like channel music system, plasma television, Wi-Fi internet facility. The hospitable staff and the inviting ambience of these luxury coaches takes you back in time, when India was at its cultural peak. The suites are themed to portray the royal rooms or hunting lodges, while the soft beds with silk and velvet bed covers are just not for sleeping but for embarking on a journey of sweet dreams.


The dining cars are gorgeous with crystalline decors and soft lights, while supper gets a different dimension when served on Limoges plates and drinks are poured on hand cut crystalline glasses. From gym to spa, bar lounge to library, each luxury train has been planned to ensure a lifetime journey to the passengers.

Last but not the least; the luxury trains of India have some of the best itineraries, which promise no boredom. These tour plans help you visit monuments, witness the religious life of the country and get close to the rich flora and fauna.

Change the definition of travel this time with a trip on any of the luxury train of India.