The Maharajas' Express
"Winner of the World's Leading Luxury Train Award 2012-13
1st Runner up in the Conde Nast readers choice travel award 2011."
The word ‘Maharaja’ invokes grandiose images of a spectacular bygone era: of awe-inspiring forts and palaces, jewel encrusted thrones, caparisoned elephants, royal retinues, lavish garments and sumptuous feasts. It also conjures up tales of glorious battle, of valour and sacrifice, of patriots and martyrs, romance and chivalry, larger-than- life heroes and the legendary beauty of queens and princesses. Now, you have an opportunity to take a peek into this majestic world aboard the Maharajas’ Express, on a journey that takes you through the splendours of a glorious land in a truly royal setting. Kingdom after kingdom, the luxury train lets you explore the empires that shaped the history of the land, of kings who were more artists than rulers and of forgotten cities, unearthed in all their glory. The train unfurls one mystery after another, letting you immerse yourself in the past. And when you return exhausted, indulge yourself in the extremely exquisite ambience of The Maharajas’ Express. Two fine dining restaurants, a lounge and a bar await you. Not to mention, the ultra-luxurious cabins designed in architectural styles that flaunt the rich heritage of North-central India, Rajasthan in particular.
The five new itineraries designed for the new season let the guests embark on a luxurious voyage covering the magnificent World Heritage Sites at Agra in Uttar Pradesh and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, the exquisite forts & palaces in Jaipur, the wild terrains of Ranthambore National Park and age-old holy sites like Varanasi among others. Run by Indian Railways and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the design and interiors of the train has been inspired by the Palaces of the Royal Kings of the bygone era.