Luxury Train Packages - Southern Sojourn
A specially designed itinerary including the most interesting destinations of South India. The magnificent forts of Ratnagiri, finest beaches at Goa, monumental masterpieces at Hampi and a relaxing backwater cruise will all make your tour very special.
Get an unforgettable experience in the aesthetically designed Maharajas Express during your journey through the Ro
yal 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 - Mumbai – Ratnagiri
Embark you remarkable journey from the financial capital of India, Mumbai and proceed to 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 2 - Goa
Visit Old Goa, famous for the ancient Churches. Old Goa is revered as the spiritual heart of the Portuguese Goa. The history excellently depicted in the churches and buildings interest you to explore more. The entire old Goa is immersed in southern European Splendor enthralling you with the calm beautiful buildings and lush green landscapes. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site.
Day 3 - Goa – Hampi
The journey after enjoying the destinations in Goa leads you to a unique location called Hampi, which houses a group of monuments dating back to 14th century. Anegondi, a prehistoric village is worth a visit especially to the Ranganatha temple, Kamal Mahal, Nava Brindhavana, Aramane and Pampa Sarovar, the most ancient locations in this village. Anegondi is believed to be the place where the monkey King Vali was killed by Lord Rama as per the epic Ramayana.
Day 4 - Hampi
Hampi, located on the right bank of River Thungabatra has the ruins of the great Vijayanagara Empire strewn across. Hampi emerged as the sacred center of the dynasty with massive temples built deploying the ingenious architectural strategies. Hampi, recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, makes the visitors spell bound with the elegant architectures. The temples and monuments in Hampi are still vividly exhibiting the power of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple and huge statue of Gods and Goddesses are very hard to miss for any traveler.
Day 5 - Mysore
A trip to Mysore takes you to the magnificent Mysore Palace, a truly amazing architecture making you spell bound. The Palace houses the royal residence, a beautifully maintained garden and a museum depicting the heritage and culture of the Wodeyar Kingdom. The chamundi Hills and the Elephant pageantry during the Dassarah festival attract lakhs of devotees and tourists from across the country and the globe as well.
Day 6 - Cochin
One of the most interesting towns, Cochin, comprises low rise picturesque buildings, ancient churches and most tranquil scenic locations attracting tourists round the year. Visit the old Portuguese fort, jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets along the sea front. Besides, the options for shopping are aplenty in Cochin
Day 7 - Kumarakom
A unique experience of relaxing in the native cruises awaits you at Kumarakom. The short journey on the backwaters of Kumarakom, a small village on the Vembanad lake backwaters is an amazing experience with the options of bird watching and fishing. The sumptuous Kerala cuisine served onboard makes the trip more special.
Day 8 - Trivandrum
The capital city of the South Indian state Kerala is famous for the massive Padmanabha swamy temple, kanakakunnu palace, museum and art gallery.