India The first luxury train to cross Indian state borders, the Maharajas' Express is as opulent as its name suggests, with blue and green tiled ceilings, velvet upholstery and mother-of-pearl panels; cabins have LCD TVs and even bathtubs. The Express covers more than 1,500 miles and a mix of iconic landmarks (like the Taj Mahal in Agra) and lesser-known spots (like the erotic temples of Khajuraho). F&W Travel Editor Jen Murphy writes, "On my own, I never would have been able to see so much in eight days. Here, I didn't even have to unpack a suitcase."
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