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    Glorious Gwalior at a Glance

    August 21, 2015 in India

    Indian luxury holidays include various ancient and famous cities, and Gwalior is one such destination. The city is famous for its old world charm, along with a rapidly transforming modern environment. There are a number of famous monuments in the city. Mughals, who at one time ruled Gwalior, were the creators of the world-famous Taj Mahal, and the well-known Gwalior Fort, was at one time their royal prison.

    While visiting the city, you should definitely take a guided tour of the Gwalior Fort. The architecture of this fort is amazing. The fort includes two main palaces  Man Mandir and Gurjari Mahal. The feel of the place is such that it offers some unique experiences, especially when you visit the spot where they used to hang prisoners. While being on this Indian holiday, you will be reminded of some of your old history lessons.

    The sound and light show at the fort, at nighttime, is one of the main attractions of the fort. And watching it should be a 'must-do' in every traveler's agenda. Colorful lights playing around re-create events in the fort's history. Audiences have a specific seating area, and the sounds and lights, along with a beautiful narration, bring the fort to life.

    Other popular monuments in Gwalior include the gigantic Jain sculptures that have been carved into the rocks. They are located along the cliff-face of the fort. This masterpiece proves how Gwalior was at one point or another home to different religions. Jain, Hindu and Muslim practitioners are equally prominent in Gwalior's history and culture.

    Another architectural wonder that should not be missed while taking this luxury journey in India, is the Jai Villas Palace. According to the history of the palace, it was built by prisoners who were captured and kept in the Gwalior fort. Along with a diverse mix of old and new pieces, it has the largest known carpet in Asia, which has also been created by convict labor, over a period of 12 years. Another most talked about antique in the palace museum is a small train model that has tracks going around a large table. The train was meant to pass guests food from one part of the table to another. Ridiculously extravagant, and yet a practical method of hospitality.

    So, make sure that you visit these fascinating places in Gwalior and create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Gwalior tour luxury train is a good way of traveling to this city.
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    Agra is one city that never fails to enchant its visitors. The city is full of numerous attractions and is well-known as the kingdom of Moghul emperors. Read on to know about the must-visit tourist spots in the city.

    The timeless attractions in Agra make the city one of the most preferred destinations for tourists. A tour to Agra can be one of the most enriching experiences as the place is well-known for its magnificent Moghul architecture.

    Making your journey even more special is the Maharajas' Express, which is a palace on wheels. Agra is a prominent place for culture tourism, and also has a historic significance. It houses one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. However, along with Taj Mahal, many more monuments speak majestically of the Indian architecture. Here are some of the famous not-to-miss tourist spots in Agra:

    Taj Mahal: Agra tourism is incomplete without a visit to the inevitable Taj Mahal. The monument is an epitome of Shah Jahan's love for his wife, Mumtaz. This white marble beauty is a perfect example of brilliant Mughal architecture. Furthermore, in the year 1983, the monument was declared as 'World Heritage Site'. This unmatched beauty is certainly a treat to the eyes.

    Agra Fort: Another common spot for culture tours is the Agra Fort. Situated near the famous Taj Mahal, the monument is called as the Red Fort of Agra. The awe inspiring fortress comprise of palaces like Khas Mahal, Jahangir Palace and many more. Also, one can find audience halls and two mosques. Aurangzeb imprisoned his father, Shah Jahan in this fort. It is believed that Shah Jahan spent his last days in this monument and glanced at the Taj Mahal, which he had built in the memory of his loving wife Mumtaz.

    Fatehpur Sikri: This city was built by Akbar and was dedicated to Sufi Saint. Made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri depicts an impeccable fusion of Persian, Islamic and Indian architecture. This city was the capital of Mughal Empire for around 10 years. Famous for its 6-kilometer long wall on three sides, gates, and towers, the city also houses some significant buildings like Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Birbals House.

    Itmad-Ud-Daulah: Known as India's first tomb entirely made of marble, Itmad-Ud-Daulah brought about a revolution in the Moghul architecture. The tomb is 21 meters high and was constructed in the memory of Mirza Ghiyas (father-in-law of Jahangir). One of the main attractions of this tomb are its wall paintings.

    Agra being one of the most preferred destinations in India, is covered in all the journeys of Maharajas Express.
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    Desi Delights Bikaneri Kachoris

    August 3, 2015 in India

    Bikaner , a prominent tourist spot in India also features one of the best cuisines. This blog elaborates on the popular Bikaneri Kachoris.

    From forts and palaces to sweets and snacks, Bikaner is famous in many aspects. One of the royal cities in India, Bikaner holds a lot of historical significance. Moreover, it is also an excellent place for one to enjoy a vacation.
    Bikaner is a prominent destination in India tourism. It houses some of the well-known monuments in India. These monuments include Kote Gate, Lallgarh Palace, Gajner Palace and Junagarh Fort. Board Maharajas Express Bikaner for a detailed tour to this amazing destination.

    Delicious Food in Bikaner

    While Bikaner is a common destination for several royal train journeys, it is also a spot for some of the most delicious food items in India. Those who have already enjoyed Bikaneri food consider this cuisine as an exceptionally good one. Not only meals, but Bikaneri snacks are also popular all over India. For instance, a large number of people relish Bikaneri bhujia. This snack is served on numerous occasions. Among the several delicious Bilkaneri food items, Kachoris are the most popular. These are mostly served with mint sauce or coriander chutney.

    Bikaneri Kachhoris

    Visitors who have come to enjoy their Indian luxury holidays in this royal city certainly cannot miss Bikaneri Kachhoris. An appetizer as well as a main food item, this dish is a favorite of many people. Even the recipe for Bikaneri Kachhori is quite simple, and hence this dish is easy to cook. Following are the major steps involved in preparing this dish:

    Flour and baking powder are mixed together to make a small dough, with required quantity of salt added to it.

    Yellow moong dal is soaked, ground, fried, powdered and mixed with red chilli powder and garam masala.

    The mixture is cooked till it gets dry. Then gram flour is added to it and mixture is stirred for a while. Stuffing for kachhori is now ready.
    From the dough prepared earlier, prepare small equally sized balls, stuff the mixture in those and seal their edges.
    Fry these balls in slightly hot oil till they are brown.
    Bikaner continues to be a prominent tourist spot and thus many people travel to this city in the luxurious train, Maharajas Express, for an experience unsurpassed.
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    Enjoy the Aristocratic Experience

    July 31, 2015 in India

    Gone are the days when train journeys used to be long and tiring. The Maharajas' Express is a luxury train that gives you an opportunity to travel in India, in a royal manner.

    India, the land of royal history, palaces and forts is one of the most preferred holiday destinations. One of the best ways to make your Indian holidays even more pleasurable is by traveling in luxury trains that offer high degree of luxury and comfort, and allow you to cover many famous tourist attractions in a short span of time. Maharajas' Express is the world's leading luxury train that gives all the travel enthusiasts and globetrotters a chance to experience a journey worth remembering. The train's well facilitated coaches assure you outlandish hospitality and warmth. Allowing the guests to experience the best of Indian tourism, the train offers numerous luxury amenities and impeccable services.

    The train takes their guests on an exciting voyage and gives them a chance to explore tourism in India. The visitors travel through numerous destinations around India and discover the heritage, culture and tradition, and richness of the country. The train is based on an ethnic theme and offers a royal lifestyle to the guests. This theme is well-reflected in the atmosphere provided to the guests. Done to perfection, the train leaves no stones unturned is providing a plethora of options to the guests, be it related to choice of rooms, type of cuisine, or availability of amenities. One can choose from the four types of cabins/suites: the Deluxe cabin, Junior suite, Suite and Presidential suite. The decor, coloration, choice of furniture, restaurants, lounge and bar cars are a few of the many attractions this train offers.

    The Maharajas' Express Lounge and Bar Cars endeavor at providing a relaxing atmosphere and a cozy seating arrangement to the guests. The two bars where the guests can spend some relaxing time are 'The Rajah Club' and 'Safari Bar'. Furthermore, tantalizing the taste buds of the guests is the Maharajas' Express Restaurant. The two thematic fine dining restaurants where one can luxuriate in Indian and International gastronomical delights are 'Mayur Mahal' and 'Rang Mahal'. Both these restaurants can accommodate around 42 guests each at one time.

    The train allows every guest to enjoy the mystique of the Indian culture by offering five pertinently prepared itineraries. Jaipur, Agra, Khajurao, and Lucknow, to name a few of the destinations that one can explore.

    The Maharajas Express rail journey offers its guests memorable experiences through its exclusive events at each off-board destinations such as Champagne breakfast/Hi-tea overlooking the Taj at Agra, Painting & feeding activity with elephants at Jaipur, Cocktail sun downers at Bikaner etc.

    Redefining the meaning of travel, a trip in this train will certainly give you several reasons to take home an experience of a lifetime.
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    New Delhi

    July 22, 2015 in India

    If you are looking for interesting ideas for your next vacation, how about taking a trip on an Indian luxury train. This is an option that is now being considered by a large number of people.

    Traveling long distances by train is an experience that will not be quickly forgotten. Nowadays, there is a wide choice of interesting and exciting journey options that can be chosen. Luxury rail trips are amongst the most popular and fascinating journeys available to vacationers.

    Luxury train travel is a completely different experience than what most of us have known about rail travels. It is one of the most fascinating attractions of Indian tourism, and is definitely an experience of a lifetime. These vacations do not come under budget options, the level of comfort that they provide is what is expected from a five star resort.

    One of the most famous rail trips in India is the Maharaja Express. It attracts vacationers from all around the world, who are interested in taking in the sights and beauty of this amazing land, in complete luxury. The train was launched by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), and Cox and Kings, in the year 2010.

    Train Maharaja is a luxurious train and is among the most fascinating attractions of Indian tourism. Enveloped in royalty, these trips offer heritage tours to Rajasthan and other enchanting destinations like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Gwalior, Swai Madhopur, Bikaner, Agra, Varanasi, Balasinore, Mumbai, and Delhi. From interior decorations of the coaches, to the cuisine, to the facilities and amenities provided in the train, everything has a royal touch to it.

    Rajasthan, known for its princely status, is one of the most famous tourist destinations of India. A tour to this state showcases stunning palaces, heritage monuments, fortified forts, wildlife destinations, museums, and a lot more. The Maharaja train route covers this state along with other popular places in North India, known for their colorful people and enigmatic scenery.

    So, if you fancy living like a royal, and wish to travel on a palace on wheels in Rajasthan. Then take this unique journey, which is a testimony to the glorious era of raja-maharajas. You will be treated like royalty, with every request and demand of yours being met. An Indian luxury train journey might just be the right vacation for you. If you are looking for interesting ideas for your next vacation, how about taking a trip on an Indian luxury train. This is an option that is now being considered by a large number of people.

    Traveling long distances by train is an experience that will not be quickly forgotten. Nowadays, there is a wide choice of interesting and exciting journey options that can be chosen. Luxury rail trips are amongst the most popular and fascinating journeys available to vacationers.

    Luxury train travel is a completely different experience than what most of us have known about rail travels. It is one of the most fascinating attractions of Indian tourism, and is definitely an experience of a lifetime. These vacations do not come under budget options, the level of comfort that they provide is what is expected from a five star resort.

    One of the most famous rail trips in India is the Maharaja Express. It attracts vacationers from all around the world, who are interested in taking in the sights and beauty of this amazing land, in complete luxury. The train was launched by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), and Cox and Kings, in the year 2010.

    Train Maharaja is a luxurious train and is among the most fascinating attractions of Indian tourism. Enveloped in royalty, these trips offer heritage tours to Rajasthan and other enchanting destinations like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Gwalior, Swai Madhopur, Bikaner, Agra, Varanasi, Balasinore, Mumbai, and Delhi. From interior decorations of the coaches, to the cuisine, to the facilities and amenities provided in the train, everything has a royal touch to it.

    Rajasthan, known for its princely status, is one of the most famous tourist destinations of India. A tour to this state showcases stunning palaces, heritage monuments, fortified forts, wildlife destinations, museums, and a lot more. The Maharaja train route covers this state along with other popular places in North India, known for their colorful people and enigmatic scenery.

    So, if you fancy living like a royal, and wish to travel on a palace on wheels in Rajasthan. Then take this unique journey, which is a testimony to the glorious era of raja-maharajas. You will be treated like royalty, with every request and demand of yours being met. An Indian luxury train journey might just be the right vacation for you.
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