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Touring India In Style And Luxury With The Maharajas’ Express – Luxury Train of India Since 2010

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Enter a world of timeless luxury aboard the Maharajas’ Express, one of the most recognized luxury trains in India.

Exploring the vibrant nation on this iconic train is an incredible experience. Imagine going to sleep in one place and waking up in another – each a memorable delight.

This unique journey becomes all the more pampering with all the luxuries onboard – from personal care by butlers, to mouthwatering cuisine, panoramic views, world-class hospitality and more! The options abound on board the Maharajas’ Express Train.

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Since its inaugural run in 2010, the Maharajas’ Express has made a name for itself amongst the most luxurious Indian luxury trains.

On board, guests enjoy the recreated magic of the princely era. Besides pampering with a royal touch, the world’s leading luxury train redefines opulence, elegance, comfort and luxury.

With seven mesmerizing journeys, travelers experience India like never before.

History Of The Maharajas’ Express

India has glorious past. History has it, that the Maharajas flaunted their private railway cars as the lavish mode of traveling. Adorned with precious gems, these carriages were a matter of pride for the royals and the country.

Inspired by the era of royals, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited put much efforts in recreating the olden days. Since its first ride in March 2010, travelers from around the world have been experiencing a royal traveling experience.

What To Expect Onboard The Maharajas’ Express

The Maharajas’ Express does not only offer wonderful adventures on land, with all-included daily excursions to choose from. The onboard experience is one-of-a-kind with world class facilities and personal butler service.

Delight in the comfort of a 5-star hotel with comfortable and spacious cabins and suites with attached bathroom, two bars, and dining cars.

The pneumatic suspension, free wi-fi, and live television are a wonderful added bonus, and you will be spending plenty of time relaxing in the lounge. Above all, the gourmet dining and recreational activities keep the guests yearning for more.

Once you reach the station, the warm welcome received leaves all guests astounded.

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Indulge in an unparalleled experience as you walk on the red carpet while trumpets play welcoming tunes in the background. Additionally, the age-old tradition of welcoming guests with a tikka ceremony will make you feel nothing less than a king. Guests are bestowed with garlands and gifts at every stop.

Carriages Of The Maharajas’ Express

Unlike other Indian luxury trains, the half-mile long Maharaja Express flaunts 23 meticulously designed carriages.

From the Presidential Suite, Express Suites, Junior Suites and Deluxe Cabins, two restaurants, lounge and bar cars – this amazing train has it all. Expect the interior décor to replicate the luxury cherished by the kings of the bygone era.

Out of the total 23 carriages, 14 are reserved for guests and accommodate up to 88 people. You will find the following cabins onboard the Maharajas’ Express:

Presidential Suite

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Named as Navratana (nine gems), the suite comes equipped with international features. Soak-in the unmatched comfort of the presidential suite.

Suite

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True to its name based on the precious gems, the suites showcase one-of-a-kind luxury and splendor.

Junior Suite

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The Junior Suite onboard the Maharajas’ Express will leave you speechless for its comfort and luxury.

Deluxe Cabin

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The Deluxe Cabin is in no way less lavish than any of the other suites and give you plenty of space to enjoy the ride with full comfort and service.

Restaurants

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Satiate your hunger with two thematic fine dining restaurants onboard. The Mayur Mahal and Rang MahalIf welcome you for some International and Indian cuisine.

Lounge and Bar

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Enjoy a hearty drink over a friendly chat at the two bars – the Rajah Club and the Safari Bar. Relaxed and comfortable sitting arrangements allow you to unwind and enjoy your time onboard, while the bartenders will be happy to accommodate your drink requests.

Itineraries Offered Onboard The Maharajas’ Express

The Maharajas’ Express enjoys worldwide reputation for offering luxury train tours in India.

Seven well-planned itineraries take you to exotic locales and interesting historical places in the country. Be it a trip to the erotic temples of Khajuraho – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or an excursion to Balasinor – one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks, everything is simply magical.

The luxury train journeys in India, aboard the Maharajas’ Express, will give you a chance to partake in barbecue and cocktail sundowners on the sand dunes at Bikaner. The elephant polo match will be a wonderful memory of your time in Rajasthan. A mesmerizing boat ride on the Ganges in the holy city, Varanasi, will leave you speechless. Savoring breakfast while admiring the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra can also be on the list.

Choose from one of seven itineraries offered by the Maharaja Express:

Heritage of India

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The Heritage of India is a perfect journey to witness the splendor of ancient times. The unforgettable ride starts in Mumbai and ends in Delhi, while covering many of the historic destinations in between. In fact, it is the best chance for an 8 day luxurious trip to Rajasthan.

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Season: October to April
  • Destinations: Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi

Gems of India

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The Gems of India takes you through the iconic route while crisscrossing the famous Golden Triangle circuit. Add to it the services of this amazing luxury train in India, and you will have the most wonderful vacation. During your journey, marvel at the roaring tigers in Ranthambore and the epitome of love – the Taj Mahal.

  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Season: October to April
  • Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

The Indian Panorama

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Bask-in the spirituality, royalty and wilderness of India by choosing the Indian Panorama tour.  You can rest assured that the treasured journey will be etched on your mind and soul forever. Traveling to famous tourist destinations becomes a memorable affair if you choose this meticulously crafted journey.

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Season: October to April
  • Destinations: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi

Treasures of India

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True treasures of India lie at the four most culturally enhanced and intriguing parts namely Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur. Guests with time constraints can opt for the Treasures of India tour to get a perfect introduction of the country.

  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Season: October to April
  • Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

The Indian Splendor

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The Indian Splendour is nothing less than a magical tour which casts its spell on its travelers. From royalty, adventures, excursions, sightseeing to serenity, the journey brings out the best of India. Rejoice at magnificent forts, savor royal cuisines and shop till you drop at the lively markets.

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Season: October to April
  • Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Balasinor – Mumbai

The Southern Sojourn

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Become a fan of Indian diversity by choosing the Southern Sojourn tour by Maharajas’ Express. The pristine beauty of the southern part of the country will leave you speechless now that the journey has become a part of the Maharajas’ Express, one of the best luxury trains of India, you will get to explore splendid sites of South India like never before.

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Season: September
  • Destinations: Mumbai – Ratnagiri – Goa – Hampi – Mysore – Cochin – Kumarakom – Trivandrum

The Southern Jewels

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It is no wonder that the Jewels of Southern India have become a favorite! Treat your eyes to some of the splendid sights.

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Season: September
  • Destinations: Trivandrum – Chettinad –Mahabalipuram – Mysore – Hampi – Goa – Ratnagiri – Mumbai

Awards and Accolades

  • World’s Leading Luxury Train at World Travel Award for 5 consecutive years in 2013-2017
  • Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle at the Seven Stars award in the years 2016 and 2015
  • Best Luxury Train at the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards in 2015, 2010

If you urge to experience royalty on wheels, you won’t be disappointed by the Maharajas’ Express, one of the most luxurious trains in India. Don’t wait, explore India on a royal train journey!


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23 Comments

  1. India is on our list of places to visit someday! This train looks really neat to travel on. My kids would enjoy the presidential suite!

  2. This looks like an amazing excursion in the lap of luxury! I’d love to take a trip on that train and will definitely look it up if we’re able to travel to India.

  3. Oooh wow! The Maharajas’ Express looks fancy! On board that train, I’d feel like I would be in a historical film or documentary.

  4. This is a perfect way to tour India and I have always wanted to do a train ride to somewhere. It sure looks like a wonderful place to visit with all of those beautiful pictures.

  5. This is one of my travel bucket lists that I am hoping to complete sometime in future. Beautiful post and will inspire many to see India in a different way.

  6. What a luxurious way to travel around India. I’ve been dreaming to visit this magical place and I’ll definitely take the Treasure of India Journey if I get a chance.

  7. Oh wow, the suites in Maharaja’s Express look magnificent! It looks like a moving 5-star hotel! I wonder why there were only 14 out of 23 carriages (60%) reserved for the guests though.

    • I believe the other carriages are reserved for all of the operations and hosting the staff. But yes, the suites are superb and most have a room and a sitting/reading area!

  8. Wow this is an experience that I would like to live. I love the story of Christie set on the Orient Express has always made me dream … incredible!

  9. Monidipa Dutta

    The service on this train is fabulous. The staff is genuine and really cannot do enough for you. We are low maintenance travelers but they figured out ways to assist us, intuitively. The food is prepared perfectly and is really good. The train travels at night and the tour bus, to maintain consistency, travels at night to the next destination so you always have the same bus and no surprises. The tours they put together cover the gamut of culture, history, fund, food and just some very cool things to do during your stay in India. The cabins are basic but the bed if fabulous. Everything is kept very clean.

    Since this train is operated by India you will find that you get grand welcomes at each and every stop. Your fellow travelers are varied from families, singles, couples at every age bracket.

  10. Maharajas Express is an amazing train. It looks so luxurious and stupendous. I’ll never forget to journey on this train whenever I visit India.

  11. This is how I would travel if I could afford it, it looks so luxurious and the sleeping compartments are gorgeous

  12. This definitely takes me back. It looks like such an amazing stay on a train out there. I would love to make that kind of a trip on a train.

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