Maharajas' Express Blog

A look inside the world’s leading luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express train

Relaxed sophistication. These are not just words but feelings that conjure up inside as you take a step to enter the ever so elegant & beautiful world of the world’s leading luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express.  A charming gem that recreates the heritage of India on wheels like no other, time spent aboard the Maharajas’ Express is like living at your chic & glamorous best.  

As an incredible train that honours India’s rich royal past,the Maharajas’ Express has a unique personality & style. Inspired by the glittering spirit of an era gone by, each cabin, corner or room on the train offers a window into the soul of India. Needless to say, the whimsical architecture & the glittering views on the world’s leading luxury train wants you to never leave. 

Curious to know what it would be like to take a peek inside the exceptionally designed Maharajas’ Express? Read ahead…

A train that radiates with international allure and still stays true to its roots of the heritage of India is a rare find. Therefore, the luxuries offered aboard are a good balance of panache and comfort. While each indulgent space on the train makes for a stylish base for your stay, there are certain details that stand out. Like did you know that each carriage aboard have been named after precious & semi-precious jewels? Or that owing to its iconic look & hospitality the train has been bestowed with the ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’ award at the World Travel Awards seven consecutive times (2012- 2018)? Sounds incredible right? But the surprises don’t stop here. There’s definitely more awaiting you on board as you step inside for a time away from the ordinary.  

  1. Presidential Suite: Step inside and be enchanted! For that’s the effect the Presidential Suite aboard the Maharajas’ Express has on the guests. The décor embodies royal Indian heritage and artisanal details. Incredible carving, understated fabric, iconic furniture, separate sitting area…all these create a feeling of timeless sophistication with a hint of glamour. Spread across 220 sq. ft., the suite offers modern day luxuries wrapped in the elegance of tradition. 
  • Panoramic Windows: What can be better than curling up in a cornerwith your favourite book, drink or cup of coffee while enjoying a window side view of the eclectic, vibrant & spellbinding Indian vistas! We know how it feels to pass your days soaking up beauty, that’s why the Maharajas’ Express has been equipped with larger-than-life sized panoramic windows. Sit by them, any time of the day, for they offer the perfect base from which to explore the gems of India while enjoying the slow pleasures of a royal treatment aboard.  
  • Fine-dining restaurants: Offering a truly authentic global gastronomical experience, our two fine-dining restaurants, MayurMahal & Rang Mahal, are indeed class apart. Welcoming dinners with a smile, our team ensures you get spoilt for choices from the moment you step inside to till the time you leave. Everything here is a reflection of understated elegance and glamour. From using gold plated dining wear & cutlery to crystal glassware, and from traditional dishes to seasonal delicacies, the whole experience of eating is nothing short of cosy and memorable. 
  • Lively bar & lounge areas: Blending casual refinement with global glamour, the lounge & bar areas on the Maharajas’ Express are truly magnificent, to say the least. If you prefer to spend some no-frills and intimate time with friends and family in the evening, the two bar and lounge areas, Rajah Club and Safari bar, offer you opportunities galore. Feast on a menu of international spirits and cocktails while enjoying the enchanting panoramas outside. Just let the bar tender know your drink of choice and watch them surprise you with something that will transport you into a state of relaxation. Cheers!
  1. Shopping area: For the convenience of the guests, the Maharajas’ expressalso has a fully-operational gift boutique on board called Sandouk. Offering a unique collection of Indian artefacts, luxurious handloom pieces and other authentically Indian souvenirs, guests can buy choicest of products and gift items for friends and family back home from here. 

In recent years, Indian tourism has seen an unprecedented upward trend. With more and more places across the country warming up to the idea of welcoming guests from both within and outside India, a product like the Maharajas’ Express train can only help in taking the tourism game several notches up. Since, the train offers a unique proposition of golden triangle tour of India that includes covering other places of import in places like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and more, it only make sense to create a world within that is not just a reflection what India stands for but also what it has to offer in terms of luxury, hospitality, food and an overall experience. If you wish to know more about the train and it’s offering or would like to take a virtual tour of its facilities, click here:World’s Leading Luxury Train