The Maharaja’s Express are the newest heritage luxury trains of Indian Railways. This train travels all across India on 4 different magical journey routes. From the Taj Mahal to the Khujuraho temples to wildlife environs of Ranthambore and the holy bathing Ghats of Varanasi, the Maharajas’ Express indeed presents a unique way of exploring the best of India.
The Maharaja’s Express is luxury re defined on trains, featuring five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows – a design marvel developed by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. All passenger Cabins come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India and have state-of-the-art facilities. LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial telephone and internet, to name a few. In-house movies and live television also keep you entertained through the royal journey.
A royal banquet for royal passengers, the Maharajas’ Express has two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons at a time; and everyone on board dines together. Wines and beer served whilst dining come complimentary, of course. One exotic Safari bar with the choicest collection of house brands of wines, beer and spirits with snacks come complimentary to every passenger. There’s also a lounge cum bar Raja Club with comfortable club arm-chairs. And if these features don’t make you feel pampered, the Maharajas’ Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations.
The Maharaja’s Express trains offer 4 tours covering 4 distinct routes, which are:
Princely India – This tour is of 8 days/7 nights and travels through Mumbai – Vadoodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi. It is a spectacular journey through western India and the legendary Taj Mahal. One can discover the vibrant, bustling city of Mumbai, imperial Delhi, marvel at the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal, come face to face with a tiger in Ranthambore, visit the Amber Fort in Jaipur and explore the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur. All of this in true-blue royalty, of course.
Royal India – This tour is of 8 days/7 nights and travels through Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Vadodara – Mumbai. This route is actually reverse of the Princely India tour.
Classical India – This tour is of 7 days and 6 nights and travels through Delhi – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi. It is one of the most popular journeys of Maharaja’s Express tours exploring the mystique of India. Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Travel through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendour of the Nawabs in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Bandhavgarh National Park.
Royal Sojourn – This tour is of 8 days/7 nights and travels through Delhi – Jaipur – Kota – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi. Step back in time travelling through the royal India, where some of the world’s most ancient civilizations and royalties thrived. Embark on a tranquil voyage through imperial India discovering its fascinating heritage and exquisite architecture. Enjoy Champagne and pay tribute to the world’s greatest monument to love, the legendary Taj Mahal. Chase the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park. Visit the glorious city of Kota, set on the east bank of Chambal River and dine in the lavish Durbar Hall. Feel like royalty as you participate in an exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by dinner. Soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan, with its landscape of hilltop forts and palaces. This extraordinarily unperturbed Royal journey through the Sojourns of Rajasthan will leave you rejuvenated.
So, choose your favourite journey and step aboard Maharaja’s express to experience being a Maharaja (or Maharani)!!!