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  • September 4, 2023

Preserving Elegance: Behind the Scenes of Maharajas’ Express Train Design

Maharajas’ Express, an iconic train, often recognised as the world’s leading luxury train, takes passengers on a journey through the heart of India, offering a glimpse into the country’s rich heritage and culture. While the destinations on its route are undeniably spectacular, one aspect that often goes unnoticed is the meticulous design and preservation of elegance that make this train an extraordinary feat of engineering and artistry.

The Maharajas’ Express is a contemporary marvel that seamlessly blends modern amenities with the timeless charm of India’s royal past. Behind its regal facade lies an intricate design process that pays homage to the country’s history while catering to the discerning tastes of modern travelers.

Inspiration from Royalty: The design of the Maharajas’ Express is heavily inspired by the opulent lifestyles of India’s maharajas, who were known for their exquisite palaces and luxurious lifestyles. The train’s interiors are a reflection of this royal legacy, with every detail carefully chosen to evoke the grandeur of a bygone era.

Art and Craftsmanship: The Maharajas’ Express interior incorporates a stunning array of Indian art and craftsmanship. From intricate woodwork to hand-woven fabrics and exquisite paintings, every element on board is a testament to the country’s rich artistic heritage. Skilled artisans from various regions of India have created these bespoke pieces that adorn the train’s carriages.

Modern Comforts: While the train’s design pays homage to the past, it doesn’t compromise on modern comforts. Each cabin is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, including air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and large panoramic windows that allow passengers to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes outside. Not only this, every cabin on the train features a Television with an OTT subscription, Wi-Fi Internet, Intercom connectivity, wardrobe, and even a personal electronic safe to ensure that guests have a smooth and comfortable journey. The train even has a bar and a bar cum lounge for relaxation and socializing.

Culinary Excellence: One of the highlights of the Maharajas’ Express is its gourmet dining experience. The train boasts two restaurants, the Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal that serve a delectable array of Indian and international cuisines. The design of these dining cars is an art in itself, with lavish table settings, plush seating, and elegant lighting that create an atmosphere of timeless sophistication.

Preservation of Heritage: Preserving the elegance of the Maharajas’ Express is an ongoing commitment. Our dedicated team spares no effort in ensuring that every element, from the upholstery to the chandeliers, is meticulously maintained. Periodic refurbishments are carried out to keep the train in pristine condition, making it a living tribute to India’s royal past.

Exclusive Experiences: Beyond its design, the Maharajas’ Express offers passengers exclusive experiences that further enhance the journey. These include guided tours to historic sites, traditional cultural performances on board, and interactions with local artisans and experts who provide insights into India’s heritage.

The design and preservation of elegance on the Maharajas’ Express are a testament to the enduring allure of luxury travel. It offers a unique opportunity for travelers to step back in time and experience the grandeur of India’s royal past while enjoying the comforts of the present. The train serves as a reminder that, in our fast-paced world, there is still a place for the unhurried elegance and grace of a bygone era.

As you embark on a journey through India aboard the Maharajas’ Express, take a moment to appreciate the thought and craftsmanship that have gone into every detail of its design. It’s not just any heritage train in India; it’s a living work of art that invites you to savor the splendor of India’s history and culture in the most luxurious way possible. Can’t wait to travel like a Maharaja in India? Book your journey on India’s best train by visiting

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