The Maharaja Express is so luxurious that World Travel Awards has voted this train “The World’s Leading Luxury Train” five times in a row for the year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. It is also one of the most expansive Trains of the World.
Operational since 2010 by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC). This luxurious train covers 4 circuits with more than 12 destinations across North-West and Central India, mainly it focus on the Land of Maharajas – Rajasthan. Operational time of train is between the months of October and April every year.
Train boasts of pneumatic suspension, Live television, Wifi, Attached bathroom, Dining cars, Bar, Lounge and Souvenir shop, larger cabins with roll-top baths and spacious sitting room are the Amenities to name a few.
Train has 23 carriages in total, which include Accommodation, Dining, Bar, Lounge, Generator and Storage cars. 5 star equivalent Accommodation is available in 14 guest carriages which has total passenger capacity of 84. The train also has a private bar called the Rajah Club. Categories here are divided into Deluxe Cabin, Junior Suite, Suite and Presidential Suite.
Deluxe cabin categories are limited to 5 carriages which comprises a total of 20 cabins accommodating approx. 40 passengers. There are a total of 18 cabins in the category of Junior Suites, and 04 categories of Suites available.
The Presidential suite which is built on an entire rail carriage, incorporating a separate sitting-cum-dining room, a master bedroom and bathroom with shower and bathtub, a twin bedroom and bathroom with shower. The Maharajas’ Express Presidential Suite is the first such rail carriage of its kind in the world for commercial use
Cabin Amenities of Maharaja Express includes LCD televisions, Direct dial phones, DVD player, internet, individual climate control and Electronic safe deposit box.
The train comprises two dining cars and a dedicated bar car. An on-board souvenir boutique offers tat for passengers. The train has on board water filtration plant.
A state of the art on board kitchen car designed to provide a range of cuisines to Rang mahal as well as Mayur Mahal dining cars with seating capacity of 42 guests at a time. Kitchen car is well equipped to offer traditional Indian cuisines along with Continental, Chinese and International cuisines to their VVip guests. The tariff is inclusive of IMFL drinks onboard.
Circuits and Routes of Maharaja Express Luxury Train “to choose from” is mentioned below:-
|Heritage of India||7 Days / 6 Nights||Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Agra – New Delhi|
|Treasures of India||4 days / 3 Nights||Delhi – Agra – Ranthambhore – Jaipur – Delhi.|
|Indian Panorama||7 Days / 6 Nights||Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra –Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi|
|The Indian Splendour||7 Days / 6 Nights||Delhi – Agra – Ranthambhore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai|