Sep 17, 2012
Reckoned as Asia’s best luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express is a special tourist train that speaks of India’s rich historical past, awe-inspiring heritage with a slick international appeal. While you travel across some of the most popular tourist destinations in India aboard this train, you can scroll through the corridors filled with rare artifacts, dine in elegant restaurants, relax at the lounge and bar within the train and wander in the sightseeing excursions that the trip offers. It is your tranquil escape to a world of true majesty and royalty.
If you are wondering what makes this train so special that it is been referred to as the most luxurious and the costliest train in Asia, then just imagine this – a red carpet welcome with bands of musicians offering you a royal salute and welcoming you on the train with garlands, vermilion and turbans! This is how the journey at Maharajas’ Express begins. What follows is beyond one’s imagination. The luxury train takes you on a heavenly ride of sublime luxury, easing and uplifting your heart, mind and soul.
It can be a memorable trip to India’s most select destinations including Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ranthambore etc., if you have limited time and unlimited resources. The train comes equipped with two dining cars – Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal; a dedicated bar carriage – the Safari Bar and a lounge cum bar called the Rajah Club. The restaurants serve traditional Indian cuisines along with continental, Chinese and other international cuisines; and the bars are well-stocked with wines, liquors and beer from around the world. The luxury train features four cabin configuration - Deluxe Cabin, Junior Suite, Suite and the super grand Presidential Suite.
The cost includes tours, entry fees, accommodation on the train plus all meals. Rates per person per day differ for all the five new itineraries introduced by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) this year, namely – Heritage of India, Treasures of India, Gems of India, The Indian Panorama and the Indian Splendor.
So, if you are looking out for a journey that offers a kaleidoscopic fiesta and lures you with its magical richness and stunning variety – Maharajas’ Express is the answer.