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Udaipur otherwise called the City of Lakes is a noteworthy city, civil partnership and the regulatory home office of the Udaipur region in the Indian territory of Rajasthan. It is the memorable capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the previous Rajputana Agency. It was established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia family of Rajput, when he moved his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur after Chittorgarh was assaulted by Akbar. It stayed as the capital city till 1818 when it turned into a British august state, and from that point the Mewar region turned into a piece of Rajasthan when India picked up autonomy in 1947.

Udaipur is situated in the southern piece of Rajasthan state, simply close to the Gujarat outskirt. It is encompassed by Aravali Range, which isolates it from Thar Desert. It is around 655 km from Delhi and roughly 800 km from Mumbai, set nearly amidst two noteworthy Indian metro urban areas. In addition, network with Gujarat ports give Udaipur a vital topographical favorable position. In addition, Udaipur is very much associated with adjacent urban communities and states by methods for street, rail and air transportation offices, including Maharana Pratap Airport. Udaipur is spread over a region of 200 km2, and stands as the 6th biggest city in Rajasthan by populace, supporting a populace of 451,100 as indicated by 2011 Census. Well known dialects talked incorporate Hindi, English and Rajasthani (Mewari).

Named "the most sentimental spot on the landmass of India" by British executive James Tod, Udaipur is a mainstream vacationer goal and is known for its history, culture, picturesque areas and the Rajput-period castles. It is prevalently known as the "City of Lakes" in view of its advanced lake framework. Five of the real lakes, to be specific Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar and Doodh Talai Lake have been incorporated under the reclamation task of the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India. Other than lakes, Udaipur is additionally prominent for its enormous noteworthy strongholds and castles, historical centers, displays, common areas and greenery enclosures, compositional sanctuaries, and additionally customary fairs, celebrations and structures.[9] The Udaipur economy is principally driver by tourism, however minerals, marble preparing, concoction assembling and improvement, electronic assembling and the craftsmanship business are likewise supporters. Udaipur has a few state and provincial open workplaces, including workplaces of Director of Mines and Geology, Commissioner of Excise, Commissioner of Tribal Area Development, Hindustan Zinc Limited, and Rajasthan State Mines and Mineral Corporation Limited. Also, Udaipur is ascending as instructive center too, with 5 Universities, 14 universities and in excess of 160 secondary schools. Udaipur is home to IIM Udaipur, the fifth best administration foundation in the nation as indicated by NIRF positioning discharged by MHRD. Another shopping center named Urban Square is additionally under development in udaipur.

 

Maharaja Express

Maharaja Express India – one of the oldest civilization known to man, the land of rich heritage and diverse culture, dotted with royal monuments and grand palaces, bestowed bountifully by nature and wildlife, is the dream destination of every traveler.The unique charm and unending mysteries of this great land having a dynamic history, attracts millions of visitors from every nook and corner of the world.

The innumerable spell binding attractions are sprinkled amongst various parts of this majestic country. Explore and experience the richness and grandeur of India, by travelling aboard The Maharaja Express, the luxury train which has taken the entire world by storm.

Maharaja Express, the luxury train of Indian railways, offers an opportunity to explore some popular destinations of India, and get a glimpse of its rich cultural heritage. The train, nearly half a mile long, redefines comfort and luxury by recreating the lifestyle of the erstwhile Indian Maharajas. By travelling on this train you will see the unrivalled charms of India by the day, and at the same time enjoy the life of a Maharaja at night in the utmost luxurious and royal style.

The Maharaja Express has 14 coaches in three categories for a comfortable stay, two fine dining restaurants, an exotic bar and lounge, a high end boutique, besides state-of-the-art kitchen which serves delicious and hygienic food on your splendid sojourn. The royal journey is complemented by a team of highly motivated and attentive staff, which pays undivided attention to each passenger, adding a unique sense of exclusivity to the journey.

To cover all the important and popular destinations of India, the Maharaja Express has crafted five itineraries, through which you can see the beautiful land as per your interest and time. Duration of The Indian Splendour, The Heritage of India and The Indian Panorama is 8 days each, while Gems of India and Treasures of India are covered in 4 days. The off board site seeing tours are conducted in super deluxe buses and luxury sedans, accompanied by English speaking local guides, to provide an invaluable and in-depth view of the sights that you visit. The fare of the Maharaja Express ranges from USD 3,850.

In its third year of operation, The Maharaja Express has been voted the "World's Leading Luxury Train" at the World Travel Awards 2012, which are one of the most prestigious awards that serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

We invite you to be a part of this royal experience and get mesmerized by India's charisma, and make your journey through India much more memorable aboard the Maharaja Express Explore our website to know much more about this exquisite train, its time table, schedule, route map, train map, and ticket booking. You can also check out the video, pictures, photo gallery and general information about the Maharaja Express,!


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Voted the World's Leading Luxury Train in 2012, showcases the rich culture, history and heritage of India through its five unique tours, spanning the whole of India. You travel through the night to various locations, and have the day to explore and enjoy them. The train was launched in 2010, with new routes and itineraries added in 2012.The Maharaja Express comprises of 23 coaches five deluxe carriages, six junior suite carriages, two suite carriages, and one presidential suit. The train also has two fine dining restaurants, one bar, and an observation lounge with its own bar, game tables and a comfortable club. The train has a unique and latest suspension system for a seamless ride, individual climate control system in all cabins, environment friendly toilets, and direct telephone from each cabin. All cabins have facilities like WiFi connectivity, TV, DVD Players to keep you entertained and engrossed during the royal journey. Besides safety measures like CCTV cameras and fire alarms, the train offers a 24 hours valet service as well as round the clock paramedic assistance.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Maharaja Express schedules the following five tours:The Heritage of India Tour, of seven nights, departs Mumbai and travels north through Rajasthan to finish in Delhi, covering Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, and Agra/Taj Mahal.The Indian Splendour Tour, departs from Delhi and travels south through Rajasthan to finish in Mumbai, covering Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Balasinor, in 7 nights.The Indian Panorama Tour, departs from Delhi and ends in Delhi, covering Agra, Gwalior and Orchha, Khajuraho erotic temples, Bandavgarh National Park, Varanasi, and Lucknow, in seven nightsThe Treasures of India and Gems of India Tours, run for three nights each, departing from and returning to Delhi, covering India's famous Golden Triangle, as well as Ranthambore National Park.Maharaja Express ScheduleThe tours run from October to April each year, generally with one departure per month.Maharaja Express FareThe Maharaja Express fares begin from $3580 per person for the three night tours, and range from $6360 for a deluxe cabin to $22000 per person for a presidential suite in the 7 night tours. The tariff includes cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, all house wines, beers and spirits, all sightseeing including entrance fees, guides and tour managers, and all entertainment. Service tax is additional.This Indian luxury train is owned & operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Railway. IRCTC is the tourism arm of Indian Railways.

Maharaja Express