Maharajas Express Informationn
The Maharajas' Express luxury train service began operations in March 2010by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The train is known for offering world-class hospitality and unique way to discover India. The train has been the winner of several awards including World Travel Awards for several consecutive years in a row from 2012 to 2018. There are a total of 4 different itineraries that the Maharajas Express offers its guests such as Treasures of India, Indian Splendor, and Heritage of India and Indian Panorama.
Awards & Accolades Won
The Maharajas' Express was rewarded seven times in a row for being “The world's leading luxury train” from 2012- 2018. It was the first runner up in specialist train operators category at Conde Nast travelers reader choice awards 2011. It was also rewarded as adjudged Best luxury Train at CNBC travel Awards in 2011. It was also rewarded as adjudged Best luxury Train at CNBC travel Awards in 2010.
Concept of Carriage
The trains have 23 carriages, with 14 guest carriage and can carry 88 passenger capacities. As the train represents different aspects of Indian heritage, the carriage is named under precious stones, Moti (pearl), Heera (diamond), Neelam (Blue Sapphire), Feeroza (Turquoise), Monga (Coral), Pukhraj (Sapphire) and so on. The 23 carriage has wonderful accommodation including dining, bar, lounge, generator and store cars. The train also has a lounge with a private bar called Rajah Club and a bar car called Safari Bar.
The Maharajas' Express is being run across North-west and central India with beautiful ambiance. It provides Wi-Fi in cabins, dining cars, lounge, bar, shop and attached bathroom with spacious sitting rooms. It has a telephone in every cabin to make national as well as international calls services.
The train is equipped with 43 guest cabins - 20 deluxe, 18 junior suites, 4 suites, and 1 Presidential Suite with a capacity of 88 passengers. The cabins are accommodated with five star equivalent facilities. The carriage has all in 2 bedrooms, a separate living area, a modern attached bathroom with bath tub and a dining room. The cabins has spacious wardrobe also. It also provides you 24 hours paramedics on train and air Ambulance services is also provided in case of emergency. Read more.....
Dining and Restaurant
There are two restaurants with 42 passenger capacity at any given time. The names of restaurants are - Mayur Mahal (Golden Peacock) and Rang Mahal (Palace of Colors) with a variety of cuisine including Chinese, continental, Mewari cuisine is served. All meal breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner are held in two restaurants. You can find every type of meal like lactose free, gluten free, vegan meal, non vegetarian and Jain meal.
Bar and Lounge Coaches
There is a bar coach named “Safari bar” with well-stocked beverages. Guests can also ask for wine, spirits, and beer from a variety of brands. The lounge bar “The Rajah club” lets the guest relax and have a lovely time on wheels. Both the bars are aligned with congenial sitting arrangement and contains extraordinary range of wines and spirits in the wine closet to make your journey more pleasurable.
Itineraries and Routes
There are four Itineraries planned for Maharajas' Express:
- Treasure of India tour for 3 nights / 4 days planned covering Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur.
- Heritage of India tour for 6 nights / 7 days and destination covering Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Delhi.
- The Indian Panorama tour for 6 nights / 7 days traveling through Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Orchha and Khajuraho, Varanasi.
- The Indian Splendour with duration 6 night s/ 7 days planned with destination to Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai.
With traditional hospitality, the train runs across North Central and 5 Northern States of India. The train will take guests to Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi. You can find route maps with pictorial explanation of this luxurious train journey. Read more....
Q. What is the Maharajas' Express?
A. Maharajas' Express is India's iconic luxury train which came in recent times and it is the luxury train known for its pan-Indian journey experience.
Q. Where does Maharajas' Express operate?
A. The train operates in North-West and Central India. Particularly, in the months of October and April, it runs through Rajasthan.
Q. How to book tickets for Maharajas' Express
A. Maharajas Express tickets can be booked via online through Orient Rail Journeys. To book tickets, click here.
Q. Why it is called as Maharajas' Express
A. The regal touch and world-class equipment adorned to the train remembers the times of Maharajas and their legacy. All these made it named as "The Maharajas' Express”.
Q. Who owns the Maharajas' Express?
A. Maharajas' Express was owned by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC). It is an enterprise of Indian Railways.
Q. Is Maharajas' Express only for foreigners?
A. Not at all, it is for all who can afford the expenses.
Q. Is Maharajas' Express not for Indians?
A. No, anyone can enjoy the services of the Maharajas' Express not biased with any country or place.
Q. Are pets allowed in Maharajas' Express?
A. No, Pets are not allowed to the board.
Q. What are the travel documents required for the travel?
A. After your payment successfully completed, you will get travel documents. These documents are must to carry and in addition to these Visa and Passport are also required.
Q. How early should I book tickets?
A. If you book in neck-end time, you can’t get confirmation of your ticket. So it is always better to book before 3 to 4 months not to get disappointed.
Q. How to pay for the tickets?
A. Through card payments, you can complete your payment. All major Debit and Credit cards are acceptable.
Q. Are there any regulations for dressing in the train?
A. No, as per your convenience and comfort you can wear what you like.
Q. What type of dresses are recommended?
A. India is a tropical land so, in winters better to wear thick woolen clothes and in remaining times cotton and linens are the best. During safaris, better to wear light clothes, shoes, sunglasses.
Q. Can I book my ticket online?
A. Yes, you can book Maharajas' Express tickets through online it is the easiest and reliable mode.