Jodhpur is one of the five gems of Rajasthan. The city still preserves the real life of royal Rajasthan at its forts and palaces. Maharaja Express gifts you an immemorial vacation to Jodhpur.
The Mehrangarh Fort is the prime attraction of Jodhpur. This is one of the largest and well maintained forts of the country. Located at an altitude of 400 feet, this fort is burnished with red sandstone. It offers a magical view of the old city, which appears as a blue myriad due to the blue colored Brahmin houses located at the foot of the fort. Another exceptional feature of the fort is the print of small hand palms at its walls; these represent the queens who embraced the ritual of Sati. Delicate friezes, art of mortar, marble and metal, marks of cannon balls, all blend together to represent the passion for art and courage of the Rajput monarchs.
This fort city is encircled with a 16 feet long wall with winding streets, spreading the aroma of roses. Walk through these streets to shop the unique handicrafts, saris and household goods of the city. You can also ask for a private shopping tour to Jodhpur local bazaars. Maharajas Express train then takes you to the Bishnoi Village. This remote area of Jodhpur exhibits another aspect of true Rajasthan life; This safari tour can be classified as a trip to the weaver’s village, potter and block printer’s village and the Gudha village, where you can view the wildlife and lifestyle of the Bishnoi villagers.
After the village safari you can enjoy a walk to the Clock Tower market or visit a 5-star hotel to enjoy a rejuvenating SPA treatment. The alleys of the Clock Tower market are crowded with spice shops, shops selling Indian sweets, textiles, silver jewelry and handicrafts.You are next taken to the landmark of Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada. Jaswant Thada, the ‘Taj Mahal’ of Rajasthan, is a pristine white marble memorial at Jodhpur. The edifice is built over a platform of red sandstone with stone cenotaphs around it.The Umaid Bhawan Palace is not only popular for its exquisite yellow sandstone beauty but also as a museum, displaying the arms and armors, antique clocks, crockery and hunting trophies of the monarchs.
The Maharajas’ Express trip at Jodhpur ends majestically with a dinner with the royals of the Hanwant Mahal. While this is the standard itinerary of the Indian Splendor journey, in the Heritage of India tour package your trip is extended to an exclusive handicrafts tour to the local shops and a cocktail dinner at the Hanwant Mahal. After exploring Jodhpur, you return to the train to rest and relax, enjoying the world class ambience and warm hospitality.
About the Train
Maharaja Express is one of the best luxury trains of India. The coaches of this train are decorated with vintage furniture while the soft beds are draped with silk and velvet bed linens. The Wi-Fi internet facility, television sets, writing tables and best in class toiletries are some of the additional features that are offered by this luxury train. The dining car of Maharaja Express serves lip smacking local and global cuisines as well.
Hence, make this vacation special with a trip on Maharaja Express to Rajasthan.