If you want to be treated royally and have a glimpse of the majestic Indian past embedded in rich architectural splendour of palaces, exquisite designs of marvellous buildings, symbiotic culture of the land, then travel in Maharajas’ Express. The train swathed in opulence will take you to different places including world's monumental icon of love the Taj Mahal at Agra, beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, spotting the elusive tiger in the vivid greens of Ranthambore National Park. The train also soaks you in the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan in its magnificent forts, vibrant bazars and the royal cuisine. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of culture, history and folklore and will show you a new meaning of India tourism.
Maharajas’ Express currently runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months of October and April.
Since its inaugural run in 2010, Maharajas’ Express has been redefining elegance and opulence, luxury and comfort, recreating lifestyle of the princely era and showcasing Incredible India.
All its carriages are equipped with an array of top notch facilities such as live television, DVD player and wifi. All coaches are equipped with individual temperature control, attached bathroom and water filtration plant. Besides round-the-clock valet service and a paramedic is available throughout the journey.
The train has been bestowed the "World's Leading Luxury Train" award at the World Travel Awards for four consecutive years in 2012 ,2013,2014 & 2015. The Maharajas' Express has redefined the luxury travel experience by offering guests the opportunity to explore fabled destinations providing a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Incredible India which will leave you with fond memories of this train journey to be cherished.
There are four categories of cabins/suites in this luxury train. The cabins on the Maharajas' Express are the most lavish among all the international luxury tourist trains. The lavish interiors, distinct theme supplemented by the latest international safety features such as Electronic smoke detection system, CCTV, Pneumatic suspension for superior ride comfort will ensure your luxury rail journey a truly comfortable experience you ever had.
The Maharajas' Express has a total of 14 guest carriages which have got its names after various precious stones such as Moti (Pearl), Heera (diamond), Neelam (Blue Sapphire), Feeroza (Turquoise), Monga (Coral), Pukhraj (Sapphire) and so on. In these carriages are fitted luxury cabins that are segregated in four categories - Deluxe Cabin, Junior Suite, Suite and Presidential Suite. Out of these, the Presidential Suite, called Navratna spreads itself in an entire carriage is inclusive of two bedrooms, a separate living area, a dining room and a modern private bathroom with a bath tub. These cabins and suites have the capacity of accommodating 88 guests.
On-Board the luxurious Maharajas' Express, you will find two thematic fine dining restaurants which will allow you to enjoy delicious meals in a vibrant yet soul soothing environment. The names of the restaurants are aptly suited to the tastefully crafted design, ambience and concept.
One of it is "Mayur Mahal", named after India's very own graceful national bird peacock, fondly called as Mayur and the other is "Rang Mahal", which literally means 'The Palace of Colors' decorated with hand painted fresco ceiling. The two fine dining restaurants can comfortably accommodate 42 guests each at any given time. The setup on one hand allows a seating of two persons who prefer to relish meal over a private chat and on the other hand also provides with a seating of four persons for guests who believe in socializing over a hearty conversation while enjoying the meals.
Tours on Maharaja Express
Heritage of India ( 7 nights/8days)
Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Maharajas' Express Heritage of India itinerary offer insights into the rich heritage and culture of India.Starting from Mumbai, the train crisscrosses through the medieval caves of Ajanta, forts and Palaces of Rajasthan and the majestic Taj Mahal during the Heritage of India Tour.
The highlight of the tour includes cultural immersion during local sightseeing tours, insider experiences such as sundowner cocktails amidst sand dunes and Elephant painting & joyrides and some shopping experiences among others.
Indian Panorama ( 7 nights/8days)
Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow – Delhi
Beginning and concluding in Delhi, the Indian Panorama tour chugs along to Agra for a sojourn of Taj Mahal and move on to the sacred city of Varanasi and its holy bathing Ghats on the banks of legendary Ganges. Group of Monuments at Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another attraction offering a glimpse into an era of cultural and architectural brilliance of Chandelas. A never before experience of the India is on the cards in the sheer opulence of Maharajas Express tastefully appointed interiors aided impeccably by gracious hospitality.
Treasures of India (3 Nights / 4 Days)
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur – Delhi
Treasures of India is a 3 nights and 4 days whirlwind tour across the famed Golden Triangle tour circuit of India. From the colorful bazaars and majestic forts of Rajasthan, to catching the glimpse of tigers prowling in the wild in Ranthambore National Park.
Maharajas Express Treasures of India itinerary include visits to no less than 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with insider experiences and shopping detours in Agra and Jaipur.
Gems of India (3 Nights / 4 Days)
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur – Delhi
Gems of India route is yet another Golden Triangle tour package offered by the Maharajas' Express. The itinerary takes you to the three of the most fascinating tour destinations in India - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Explore the master creations of men along with a dash of wildlife at the Ranthambore National Park. Also included in the Maharaja Express itinerary is the local sightseeing, shopping and optional spa breaks at select destinations.
And all this while, live a maharaja life inside India's most luxurious train with elegant décor, gourmet dining, and state of the art amenities adds unparalleled finesse to this royal train journey.
Indian Splendour (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor – Mumbai
A meticulously crafted itinerary which includes a dash of royalty, palaces, forts, sand dunes, wildlife and cultural excursions will bring out the best of the India's royal traditions, art and vibrant culture. A journey spanning over 8 days and 7 nights in the magnificence of Asia's most luxurious train brings out an amazing concoction of the myriad hues of this vast and diverse land. Adding to the royal experience is the delectable cuisines, impeccable hospitality and guided off-train excursions bringing out the best of the splendours of the incredible India.