The Pink City of India, Jaipur, intrigues through its trademark pink color buildings all over the city. Actually, the color is ochre (Gerua in Hindi), but somehow the city came to be called pink city. Pink was the symbol of hospitality and the maharaja of that time wanted to impress the visiting Prince of Wales.
Do you know Jaipur is the first planned city of India? It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727.
The city boasts of beautiful gardens, spacious courtyards, interesting museums, and, of course, grand forts and palaces. Royalty still thrives in a part of the city.
Capture the royalty in your heart
Book a tour in the Maharaja Express Jaipur. What better way to visit this ex-princely place than traveling like a maharaja or maharani? All North Indian tours of this train include a visit to Jaipur.
Jaipur is the biggest city of Rajasthan. It combines the charm of ancient history and royalty with the essence of modernity. Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Amer Fort, Garh Ganesh Temple form imposing backdrops of the city. The city’s Jal Mahal is a spectacular place to visit. Other attractions include Hawa Mahal and City Palace.
Hawa Mahal was built in pink sandstone and features small “jhakoras” (latticed windows). The structure is so designed it resembles the crown of Lord Krishna. City Palace features a beautiful combination of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The place encompasses Mubarak Mahal, which is now a museum, and Maharani’s Palace.
Where do you find India’s tallest flagpole and the first round-the-clock monumental National Flag? In Central Park, the biggest park of Jaipur located in the heart of the city.
Your chance to travel to Jaipur in royal style
Maharaja Express tours to Jaipur and other places of North India are scheduled for this March and April.
This is a great opportunity for all you luxury travel lovers to book a space in the esteemed train and journey to various royal places of North India. The train, equipped with all modern facilities and bathed in sheer luxury, makes an impressive attempt to bring to life the bygone royal era of India.
Starting right from the platform of Safdarjung Station, which is the departure and arrival site of the train, travelers are pampered and treated like kings and queens. As soon as you reach the platform, the staff welcomes you heartily with traditional Indian style of welcome, i.e., with a vermilion teeka and garland of fresh flowers. Beautiful music is played in the background. You stand on red carpet and are escorted inside the train, while the porter takes care of your luggage. Isn’t this a beautiful beginning of a luxury trip?
Most of the tours of the train begin and end in Delhi, while some end in Mumbai. Once inside the train, you are transported to the royal era. You forget who you are. Now, you are the king or the queen and this is your kingdom with personal butlers, fine dining and drinks, and a lavish lifestyle for one whole week. Who wants to miss this?
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