Expensive and luxurious trains in the world covering various areas
There are not many training which is focused on luxury. One such is the Maharajas Express. The Maharajas Express is the train that is full of luxury, and it is expensive also. It is owned and also operated by Indian Railway Tourism Corporation. This runs across twelve destinations North-West and Central India too. It focuses mainly on the state of Rajasthan during the months of April and October. This train is in fact voted to be the most luxurious train in the world, for 6 times continuously, from 2012 to 2017. Being the world’s luxurious train, it also turns out to be the most expensive one too. This train has got the first runner up award in 2011, on the consideration of specialist train operating category. CNBC Travel Awards in the year 2010 offered adjudged best luxury train.
This came into service by the year 2010, 8 years ago. The IRCTC and Cox and Kings India Ltd came into a joint venture in order to set up a company named as Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd. This is mainly to monitor the operations and also the management of the Maharaja Express India. But, unfortunately it was terminated and the Maharajas is overseen by IRCTC only.
It’s décor and theme
This train has around 23 carriages. It includes bar, lounge, accommodation, dining, etc. this part when you talk about the accommodation area, it is available in the form of 14 guest carriages, with the passenger capacity of around 84. Train specially has a lounge known as Rajah Club comprising of private bar with 2 dining car and a bar car which is a dedicated one too. You can even see a water filtration plant inside the train.
Dining car can accommodate of 43 guests at a time. You can also see an art kitchen which can provide in fact a lot of cuisines. These restaurants are named as Rang and Mayur Mahal. Mayur Mahal has a peacock feather and that turns as the theme of the restaurant. Mostly menus turn out to be the traditional types of cuisines.
There are various itineraries, where by the year 2012, The Maharajas introduced five different journeys such as Heritage of India, Treasures of India, Gems of India, Indian Panorama and the Indian Splendour.