The pleasant city located on the gently rolling coastal land. The imposing buildings and the large complex of the Padmananadha Swamy Temple catch your attention besides the bustling markets and the artistic museum buildings.
Luxury Train in India - Maharajas Express - Southern Jewels
The journey exploring the rich heritage and diverse culture of South India prevalently portrayed in the temples, palaces and monuments. The magnificent Padmanabhaswamy temple at Triruvananthapuram, the huge palatial residences at Chettinad, the Great Living Chola temple at Tanjavur and you have much more to enjoy and explore in the Southern Jewels journey of Maharajas Express.
Get an unforgettable experience in the aesthetically designed Maharajas Express during your journey through the Royal land of Rajasthan. The unparalleled sophistication in the salons promises you an ecstatic experience.
Savor every bit of your journey through the panoramic windows when you travel through the cities. The comfy design of the coaches and the world class services offered by the crew onboard never disappoint any traveler. Most importantly, Maharajas Express houses luxurious SPA, elegantly decorated two dining halls, safari bar with the choicest range of wines to complement the sumptuous delicacies.
Get your time off in Maharajas Express for a world class experience of Regal standards and the awe-inspiring moments cherished forever.
Day 1 – Tiruvananthapuram
Day 2 – Chettinad
Chettinad, the home of the wealthiest business community of Tamil Nadu, though half of the residences are deserted now, enchant the visitors. The grandeur and ethnicity of the palatial residences exhibits the unique culture and lifestyle of the chettiars. The distinctive chettinad cuisine owns ardent fans worldwide.
Day 3 – Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram, a rocky outcrop between the beach and the lagoon presents you with astoundingly beautiful sculptures made mostly of monolithic rocks. Mahabalipuram claims its fame resting mainly on the ancient history and magnificent rock temples and carvings. Listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arjuna’s penance and the Krishan’s butterball in Mahabalipuram are some of the attractions besides the outstanding sculptures and other beachside water sporting options.
Day 4 – Mysore
The city of royal palaces, Mysore, has a pleasant climate, beautiful parks, wide and shady avenues. The erstwhile capital of Karnataka, Mysore enchants every tourist with the elegant Mysore Palace which was once the royal residence. The Chamundi Hill, Museum and Art Gallery are some of the major attractions of Mysore. The pageantry of elephants during the Dassarah festival celebrated in October-November attracts tourists from across the globe.
Day 5 - Hampi
Hampi, an extraordinary boulder strewn landscape with the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire is acclaimed as the most atmospheric heritage site in Deccan Plateau. Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, the huge statues of Lord Narasimha and Lord Ganesh are some of the astonishing sites exhibiting the architectural elegance dating back to 14th century dynasties.
Day 6 – Goa
With some of India’s finest beaches, Goa has been in the top of the destinations sought after by the global travelers. With the wonderful backdrop of the jungle-clad hills, piazzas of churches, shady green houses and elegant mansions make Goa the most happening state in India. The Portuguese villages, churches and temples dotted across the state have never disappointed any visitor.
Day 7 – Ratnagiri
Enjoy your trip to Ratnagiri, a traveler’s dream destination. Lying between the majestic Sahyadri mountain ranges and the Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri presents you the cascading waterfalls, hot water springs, majestic monuments and most importantly, the tasty alphonso mangoes. Jaigad Fort, Thibaw point and many more to explore. It is hard to miss the Konkani food and the beauty of the coastline for any travel lover.
Day 8 – Mumbai
Sprawling across seven islands joined into an artificial isthmus, Mumbai is a unique destination famous as the center for business, fashion and film making in modern India. Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Jehangir Art Gallery are some of the fascinating attractions of Mumbai.