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5 reasons to travel onboard the top luxury train of the world, the Maharajas’ Express

The year is coming to a close and this calls for celebrations fit for a royalty. And what could be better than travelling in style and witnessing the opulence and grandeur of India’s desert state, Rajasthan. Started by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), The Maharajas’ Express is one of the top luxury trains of the world that offers an unsurpassed experience of the rich cultural heritage of incredible India. Promoting Indian culture and tourism, it takes the guests on a timeless train journey through the fabled land of erstwhile kings and their exquisite abodes.

Still looking for a reason to go on one of the best Indian luxury holidays? We’ll give you not one but five reasons which will leave you spellbound.

  1. A royal experience: Step into the world of unbridled luxury on the Maharajas’ Express. With its ornate decor and carpeted flooring, it recreates a life akin to the golden age of train travel. Redefining luxury and comfort, the four category cabins i.e. deluxe, junior suite, suite and the presidential suite, ensure that guests take home an unmatched experience. Some of the other unique features that enhance train travel experience onboard the very elegant and lavish Maharajas’ Express include round-the-clock valet service, 24×7 security, complimentary house wines and spirits, and gourmet delights etc.
  2. A holistic tour: With a charming amalgamation of culture, history, heritage and local cuisine, Rajasthan is a tourist’s paradise. From majestic forts to the untamed natural beauty of sand dunes, and from quiet temples to thrilling game rides in the wilderness, a journey into some of the most revered places in India (Rajasthan, UP & MP) aboard the Maharajas’ Express is nothing short of mesmerising. As you embark on a journey through the ages on one of the most indulgent trains in the world, the Maharajas’ Express, get ready to be swept up in a world of myth, legend & timeless luxury.
  3. A food aficionados’ delight: Offering the most unique fine dining experience, the Maharajas’ Express is a class apart when it comes to serving gourmet delights to the guests aboard. Housing two elegant fine dining restaurants namely Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal, food here is an extravagant affair. Serving celebrated Indian & international fare, the two restaurants make each meal special by serving it in gold-plated cutlery. What’s even special is the extensive menu that includes classics like chicken satay, smoked salmon, apple & courgette soup, pita pockets & bulls eye etc. among others.
  4. Breath-taking views: The train has large windows fitted to offer panoramic views of the ever-changing landscape outside to the guests. Guests also have the option to sit in one of the two bars cum lounges onboard or relax with a foot massager while enjoying the beautiful scenery outside. There are also provisions made for a separate sitting area where guests can relish their evening tea or drinks while gazing at the glorious sunset.
  5. An unforgettable journey: There are four inspiring itineraries for guests to choose from- ‘The Indian Splendour’, ‘The Heritage of India’, ‘The Indian Panorama’ & ‘Treasures of India’. With each promising a peek into the looming castles, wild natural wonders, enchanting palaces and legendry deserts, a journey with the Maharajas’ Express unveils the spirit of India unlike any other.

Excited to embark on an Indian heritage tour with the top luxury train of the world? Get your Maharajas’ Express booking today! For more information about the itinerary, exclusive offers like pay for one and your companion gets 50% off on their ticket, on select departures and travel dates, visit