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Why The Maharajas’ Express is Considered to be The World’s Leading Luxury Train

Introduced in 2010, The Maharajas’ Express by IRCTC opened a new segment of luxury travel in India, giving tourists an opportunity to experience royalty like never before! While there are many tourist trains in India, The Maharajas’ Express has always stood a class apart. Designed to provide unmatched luxury, impeccable service and the most memorable travel experience, this train has caught the attention of many avid travellers from distant lands. A product of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, it has changed the face of luxury travel in India. It is no wonder then that The Maharajas’ Express is considered by many to be the world’s leading luxury train. In fact, over the years, it has also been the proud recipient of several honours, awards and accolades. Some of these include World’s Leading Luxury Train by World Travel Award, Best Luxury Train by CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards and Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards. While the 4 journeys offered by The Maharajas’ Express Train are remarkable, the design of the train and the world-class facilities make it the leading luxury train of the world. Let’s take a look inside the mesmerising world of this charming train.

  • Navratna: Named after the nine precious gems, Navratna is the presidential suite aboard The Maharajas’ Express Train. Comprising two elegantly furnished bedrooms and a modern living room, it is spread across 448 sq. ft., making it one of the most luxurious suites in the world. Equipped with the best amenities such as live TV, a mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms, telephone, wardrobe, electronic safe and more, it is truly designed for those who like to indulge.
  • Rang Mahal: All the wholesome and delicious meals aboard The Maharajas’ Express Train are served in one of its two thematic fine dining restaurants. Rang Mahal is the ‘Palace of Colours’ and is a sight to behold with its bright interiors and stunning hand-painted fresco ceiling. Partake in the most scrumptious dishes from Indian and international cuisines prepared by a team of world-class chefs and served in a setting fit for royalty!
  • Mayur Mahal: Inspired by the beauty of India’s national bird peacock, Mayur Mahal is a beautifully designed fine dining restaurant with a soothing ambience, making it the perfect place to enjoy a wholesome and delicious meal with your travel companions. Having a seating capacity of about 42 guests at any given time, it has been designed in such a way that both private meals and socialising are possible.
  • Rajah Club: A premier lounge and bar, the Rajah Club with its relaxed atmosphere and an exclusive selection of drinks is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day. Sip on a light drink or enjoy a cocktail in the company of your travel companions as you feast your eyes on the beautiful landscapes of India’s diverse countryside.
  • Safari Bar: A thematic bar cum game room, the Safari Bar on The Maharajas’ Express Train is an excellent choice for those who want to socialise, enjoy some exciting board games, indulge in spirits and have loads of fun. The safari Bar also serves as a venue for celebrations on the train.

With so many different places to choose from, travellers can have the best time eating, playing games and relaxing aboard this one-of-a-kind luxury train. Want to travel on this luxury palace on wheels? Book your journey today and unlock exclusive offers for Indian Nationals and others.

Special offers* for All Nationals for the Season 2022-23

A 10% discount on the published tariff for all bookings will be applicable on the following 07 scheduled departures of Maharajas’ Express for season 2022-23:

1) 16th Oct 2022 – The Treasures of India 3N/4D

2) 27th Nov 2022 – The Indian Splendour 6N/7D

3) 05th Feb 2023 – The Treasures of India 3N/4D

4) 12th Feb 2023 – The Indian Panorama 6N/7D

5) 05th Mar 2023 – The Treasures of India 3N/4D

6) 02nd Apr 2023 – The Indian Panorama 6N/7D

7) 09th Apr 2023 – The Treasures of India 3N/4D

Early Bird Offer for All Nationals for season 2022-23 only: 50% of the difference amount of the Jr. Suite and Deluxe Cabins will be charged for upgrading from Deluxe to Jr. Suite cabin for season 2022-23 only.

*T&C Apply