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General Information - Maharajas' Express


Taking the luxury travel industry of India into new heights of success, the Maharajas' Express has become a statement of excellence in itself. The onboard sophistication and lavishness never fall short to make the guests hold their breath. Accumulating all the sumptuosity of seven star living in a train tour, this Indian luxury train has created its own niche where every detailing and presentation speaks volumes of opulent living. A design marvel and an ambassador of benevolent Indian hospitality tradition, Maharajas' Express is an excellent embodiment of the dreamer of this dreamland. To offer you a glimpse of the facilities and services onboard, we are presenting before you the following general information about Maharajas' Express that will certainly help you to enjoy this royal ride to the fullest extent.

Accommodation

The Maharajas' Express accommodations are all adorned with intricate artistic world of high-taste and present all luxury amenities that contribute towards making the journey onboard all the more sophisticated. The cabins are broadly divided into four categories- Deluxe Cabins, Junior Suites, Suites and Presidential Suite. All these luxurious accommodation onboard Maharajas' Express are duly appointed with most modern facilities like Wi-Fi connectivity, air condition, comfortable padded beds, LCD TV, DVD player, writing desk, modern en-suite bathroom etc. The ambassador of opulent living is the Presidential Suite aboard this Indian luxury train that spans over an entire carriage and houses separate living, dining and bedroom area.

Dining and Bar

The Maharajas' Express houses two regal class restaurants- Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal- each with a capacity to accommodate 42 passengers at a time. The tasteful inside décor of these restaurants add on more flavor to your every bite of food; you can chose your favorite cuisine from a list of oriental, continental, Indian and traditional Marwar delicacies. If you want to relish your ordered dishes over a glass of wine, you can order house brands of wine, spirits and beers. If the guests want to have wines or spirits other than the house brand, they need to pay extra for that. There is also a Safari Bar onboard Maharajas' Express that serves finest variety of wine in a relaxing ambience.

Lounge, Observation Car & Boutique

There is a delicately designed observation car onboard Maharajas' Express that comes equipped with cozy arm chairs, a library and a souvenir shop. There is also a bar attached to it; take a glass of your favorite spirit and enjoy the ever changing kaleidoscope of landscape in a relishing manner in this observation car.

Off-Train Transport & Guides

For all off-train excursions, guests are provided with cozy modes of transportation. For sightseeing, the guests in Deluxe Cabins and Junior Suites are accommodated in deluxe coaches; for guests in Suites and Presidential Suites, separate cars are made available. Travel kits and tour guides are offered complimentary for all the off-train sightseeing tours.

Pre & Post Hotel Accommodation

The Maharajas’ Express ticket tariff doesn’t include pre and post hotel accommodation charges. It is highly recommended to the guests to book at least one day pre and post hotel accommodation for the Maharajas’ Express tour. If you want to know more about the pre and post accommodation, you can contact us on the given contact number or e-mail address.

International & Domestic Flights

The Maharajas’ Express departure and arrival destinations (both Delhi & Mumbai) are well connected to different parts of India and of the world with air transportation. The charges for pre and post transportation are not included in the Maharajas’ Express journey tariff. It is also advisable to book your pre and post flight or train tickets with us to avail special package offer and exclusive prices. You can either refer to our website or contact us directly for further details on this.

Personal Travel Insurance

Maharajas’ Express India is fully insured for natural calamities or any unforeseen situations such as fire, flood, earthquake and theft. Thus, all passengers are covered under an umbrella of insurance. We also recommend you to have adequate travel insurance in case of any eventuality from the country of your origin/domain.

Pre & post Tours

If you wish to explore the mesmerizing beauty of India before or after your Maharajas’ Express journey, you can also do so by contacting us. We have crafted some of the finest holiday packages in India which juxtaposes the various hues of India amid peerless luxury.

Embarkation and Disembarkation

For your kind perusal, the following we have presented the details about embarkation and disembarkation

Journey Check-in Venue & Time Departure Station & Time Arrival Station & Time
Gems of India Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/2000Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/2200Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0800Hrs
Heritage of India The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai/ 1430 Hrs Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai/ 1640 Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 1500 Hrs
Indian Panorama Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2000 Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2200 Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0815 Hrs
Indian Splendor Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2000 Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 2200 Hrs Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai/ 0815 Hrs
Treasure of India Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0800 Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0930 Hrs Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi/ 0800 Hrs

All the passengers are requested to kindly reach the departure venue at least one hour prior to the mentioned time. After the completion of the registration and check in formalities, the guests will be escorted by the train staff to their respected cabins.

Inclusions The Maharajas’ Express tariff includes accommodation in the royal cabins, meals and house brand of wine, spirits and beers, service of the butler, portage charges, off-train transportation during excursions, guides, entrance fee to monuments, still camera charges and complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water.

Exclusions

The Maharajas’ Express tariff doesn’t include taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone call charges, laundry, alcohol beverages (other than house brands), video, film and professional still camera fees, arrival & departure transfers, international and domestic air tickets, pre & post tour accommodation or any tour extensions.

Travel Documents

All the travel documents which are valid only on passenger’s name will be issued 14 days prior to the departure date. The guests are requested to carry their booking confirmation with them at the time of departure.

Dress Code

For off-train excursions, the guests are advised to wear smart casuals and walking shoes. During wildlife excursions, it is highly recommended to the guests to wear comfortable and sober color clothing that gets blended with the surrounding landscape. Guests travelling during winter season are advised to take enough warm cloths.

Allowance of Baggage

The guests are requested to carry baggage as per the standards set by the international airlines. As there is limited storage space, so carry soft topped luggage which is easy carry and to store.

Particular Dietary Requirement

If the guests have any dietary requirements, they are requested to inform about the same at the time of making reservation so that last minute disappointment can be avoided. The train makes all the efforts to offer the guest the food of their choice; however, meals with strict religious observing are hard to get prepared.

Porters

At all embarking/disembarking stations, porters are available to help the guests with their luggage.

Butlers

A dedicated team of butlers offer round the clock service to fulfill the requirements of the guests onboard. Each carriage is managed by a single professionally trained butler who offers the services to the guests to make the journey comfortable and memorable for the guests.

Wheelchair Access

For the limited space in the carriages, it is not possible to offer enough space to the wheelchair bonded passengers. Thus, such guests are advised to be companied by a healthy person.

Off-train Excursions

Most of the off-train excursions require walking and thus passengers are requested to carry comfortable shoes to participate actively in them. An amount of physical fitness of the guests is required as they may come across unpaved walkways, uneven surfaces during the off-train tours.

Smoking Policy

The Indian Law has strictly prohibited smoking in any public place such as restaurants, airports, stations, shopping malls, hotels, trains etc. Thus, smoking is also strictly prohibited onboard Maharajas’ Express.

Paramedic Facilities

To help the guests during any emergency situation onboard, the train offers paramedic facilities.

Health

Though the guests need not require any vaccination before coming to India, but tourists from the foreign countries are required to produce the Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate before embarking on the journey which confirms the international health regulations. Moreover, the guests are also suggested to carry enough stock of prescribed medicines if they are on a medication.

Laundry

Maharajas’ Express offers limited laundry services onboard.

Internet

Maharajas’ Express is accessed with high speed internet connectivity.

Cell Phones

The use of cell phones or laptops is strictly prohibited onboard Maharajas’ Express and in public areas such restaurants, lounge etc. The guests can use these in the privacy of the cabin. Also the guests are requested to keep their cell phones silent while in a public places.

Onboard Safe

To guarantee a high security of the valuables of the guests, each cabin is well appointed with automatic electronic guards.

Gratuities

It’s a tradition in India to offer gratuities for the services offered. However, it completely depends upon the guests whether they want to offer the gratuities or not.

Crew

The Maharajas’ Express has a well qualifies and trained group of hospitality professionals who offer a peerless service to the guests. The crew members are well versed in English and are highly professional to endeavor their services with full satisfaction.

Minimum Passenger Requirement

The Maharajas’ Express journeys require a minimum number of passengers to operate. In case this minimum requirement is not availed, the guests are offered an alternate departure date or an alternate journey or refund of their money.

Charters

The corporate houses, agencies or individuals can charter Maharajas’ Express for special events such as conferences, wedding or for any other exclusive event. For more details on that, please feel free to contact us.

Child Policy
  • Child below 5 years can travel with their parents free of cost, subject to sharing of double bed with the parents. In turn, it is also subject to availability of double bed cabins at the time of booking
  • Child in the age group of 5 to 12 years can travel with their parents with 50% of the adult journey price, subject to sharing of double bed with the parents. It is also subject to availability of double bedded cabin at the time of booking
  • If two children are travelling with their parents they will be accommodated in a separate cabin. In such a case, the first child pays 50% of the adult journey cost while second child will have to pay the adult journey cost.
  • Except in the Presidential Suite, there is no facility for interconnected cabins in Maharajas’ Express.
  • In case of child/children also, applicable taxes will be charged extra.
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