Maharajas' Express Blog

Join India’s Luxury Train Club & Discover the Myriad Charms of The Maharajas’ Express, a Spectacular Palace on Wheels

The embodiment of luxurious and gracious travelling, IRCTC’s The Maharajas’ Express takes tourists on a memorable journey across India’s finest tourist destinations in regal splendour. Gracefully designed and carefully outfitted, this unique palace on wheels by IRCTC is a remarkable combination of modernity and sophistication. Topping the list of India’s luxury train club, The Maharajas’ Express offers an immersive holiday experience that is almost impossible to match. Take a look at some of its highlights. 

  • World-Class Amenities: While the life of the Maharajas’ Express guest off train is all about cultural immersions and heritage excursions, life onboard this luxury palace on wheels is centred around opulence, refinement and elegance. Despite being reminiscent of bygone eras, the train spares no expense on modern facilities such as internet connectivity, temperature controlled rooms, entertainment units, attached bathrooms, spacious wardrobes, smoke detection systems, CCTV cameras and more.  The train’s suites are designed for optimum comfort and additionally equipped with mini bars, expansive seating areas and full bath tubs. Other exclusive features of the IRCTC palace on wheels include two gorgeous restaurant cars named Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal along with two swanky lounge-bar cars called the Rajah Club and Safari Bar. 
  • Handcrafted Itineraries: With a collection of guided tours to heritage sites that offer an in-depth insight into our country’s rich legacy of culture, the Maharajas’ Express four bespoke itineraries showcase the best of Indian tourism. While the journey on such an attractive palace on wheels is centred around Rajasthan, guests can also enjoy a glimpse of tourist destinations in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh based on the chosen itinerary. Apart from heritage experiences, the journey also includes activities that perfectly capture the mystic of India such as traditional Ganga aarti on the river side, jungle safari, shopping for local handicrafts, village tours, performances by folk artists and more. 
  • Exclusive Offers: We understand that travelling on a train that is not less than a palace on wheels in India can be a wistful dream for many. That is why we introduce several special promo offers regularly for Indian nationals and others to make this travel dream a reality. Currently, we are running two different kinds of offers* that include 35% discount on published tariffs on all itineraries for Indian nationals and pay for one and your companion pays 50% only for all nationals. These exciting limited-period offers can be availed through direct or online booking on the website.

The Maharajas’ Express Train by IRCTC 

Dubbed India’s equivalent to Europe’s renowned Orient Express, The Maharajas’ Express train ride is often considered to be one of the greatest rail journeys of all time. Introduced by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) more than a decade ago, the half a mile long train aims to redefine executive travel and offer a surreal journey like no other. While IRCTC is synonymous with train travel in India, The Maharajas’ Express has created a niche for itself and has been recognized as the world’s leading luxury train, seven times in a row. Despite being bestowed with such great accolades, the Maharajas’ Express journey continues to inspire and impress. Embark on a magical saga of adventure and romance with one of the finest train travel experiences in the world. To know more about this luxury palace on wheels, palace on wheels Agra and more, explore our entire collection of palace on wheels tours, visit website

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