Varanasi

Your travel in Maharaja Express gives you the incredible opportunity to explore one of the holiest cities in India, Varanasi. A renowned pilgrimage destination in India, it has a rich history of poetic excellence, musical marvels and mythological stories. The mesmerizing view of the Holy Ganges from the lively Ghats and temples ringing with the sound of religious chants will captivate you. All in all, your Maharajas Express halt in Varanasi reveals the vibrant colours of Indian culture like no other.

A major attraction at Varanasialt text is the Sarnath Temple. A significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists, it’s located at a distance of 10 km from the main city. People come here to experience divinity and enhance their spirituality. The popular Mantra “Buddham Sharanam Gachhami”, originated from this very holy site.

Varanasi also blesses you with an enriching experience at the Dashashwamedha Ghat. If legends are to be believed, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses at this site in order to help Lord Shiva to return from his banishment. Not only is this near to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple but also well known for daily elaborate and colorful activities.

Your Indian luxury train stop at Varanasi helps you explore the Manikarnika Ghat, a cremation Ghat. It has very famous temples of Lord Shiva and Mata Durga. Also, visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the most important Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva out of the 12.

Take out time to explore Ramnagar Fort which has a museum that showcases ancient arms and artilleries, costumes, cars, etc. Another amazing place to Chaukhandi Stupa, another important Buddhist pilgrimage center which marks Lord Buddha's first sermon to his disciples, outside Bodh Gaya.