Maharaja Express, the royal train of India, which has become the leading luxury train of the World, is often referred to as India's equivalent of the Orient Express of Europe. Winner of the World's Leading Luxury Train Award 2012, and 1st Runner Up in the Conde Nast Readers Choice Travel Awards 2011, this three year old Indian symbol of Royalty and Luxury, has become a rage amongst the discerning traveler.
Owned and operated by Indian Railways (IRCTC), this luxury train takes you to the bygone era of the Indian Maharajas, which preceded the colonial rule in India. The five meticulously crafted itineraries of the Maharaja Express, showcase the vibrant Indian culture, magnificent world heritage sites, majestic historical past, besides the immense beauty of this incredible land. Two journeys of 8 days and 7 nights cover a distance of over 2000 kilometers each, while three journeys of 4 days and 3 nights take you through 800 kilometers each of rich travel experience.
After enjoying the day visiting forts, palaces, monuments, or traversing through jungles, or shopping in the bazaars of Indian cities, the Maharaja Express, offers the most elegant and exotic living place in various cabins and suites of the train as you move on to the next destination. The half a kilometer long 14 coach train has exquisitely crafted cabins and suites promising a comfortable and memorable stay. The splendid ambience of the cabins and suites, each named after a precious stone or jewel, is complimented by all luxuries and amenities including LCD TV with satellite channels, telephones, wardrobes, bathrooms with wash basin, shower cubicle, running hot and cold water, besides modern facilities like electronic safe, individual climate control system, security systems, to name a few. The trained butlers and motivated staff of the train ensure impeccable service with a personalized touch.
The Chefs of the Maharaja Express, serve mouth watering dishes of various cuisines including Indian, Chinese and Continental, at two Suave restaurants Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal, each with a capacity to seat 44 guests, thus enabling all the guests to have meals at the same time. The tasty food is complimented by the Safari Bar, well stocked with the finest spirits and wines from across the globe.
The train also boasts of the high-end Rajah Club with en-suite bar, with game tables, club arm chairs to rest and relax in style, reminiscent of the great Indian Rajas or Kings. The Rajah Club also has an exclusive library with collection of books on the lives of the Indian Maharajas. One can also shop and carry back home various gifts and souvenirs from the Treasure Chest saloon, an exclusive boutique on board the Maharaja Express, Off-board excursions as well as traditional dances and shows are also organized at various destinations. For more details on fare, schedule, general information, Photo, Video, Route Map visit sepecific page.
Come, relive, and enjoy the life and charms of a Royal Indian Maharaja, as well as rediscover the magic of this glorious land that is India !!!