Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Maharajas’ Express: Chugging along in style

A beautiful gleaming carriage straight out of ancient India; just step into it and discover a larger than life world inside. Experience the opulent interiors with antique furniture, a brightly lit ceiling and a turbaned guard welcoming you. You can now forget everything about the rest of the world and taste pure luxury even as you chug along some of the country’s best destinations.
Since its inception of Maharajas’ Express in 2010, the well heeled traveller has got a wonderful new haunt in India.  It is no less than a palatial hotel on wheels. In just two years of its launch, the response to this luxury train has been so encouraging that its makers Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) introduced five new pan-India journeys for the seasons 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Every moment spent on this luxury train is a celebration. The journeys make you explore royal palaces, majestic forts, classic havelis, captivating traditional bazaars, exciting elephant rides, camel safaris, jungle safaris, colourful local festivals, and magical desert camps, scintillating cultural evenings, unforgettable campfires, exotic local cuisines, tranquil boat rides, astonishing caves, unique temples, awe-inspiring monuments and much more. Indeed, the flavours of a royal life come alive onboard the Maharajas’ Express. 

The five-star hotel on wheels, Maharajas’ express, is all equipped with contemporary amenities too, and yet embellished with inspirations from India’s rich and exotic past. Its carriages resemble the personal saloons of rulers and viceroys of British India. The 23 coaches include five carriages, two suite carriages, and a grand Presidential carriage. All the carriages have been named after precious stones. All amenities are infused with luxury. These include attached bathrooms and plasma TVs in each cabin and a lounge on board, besides the pleasures of a well-stocked bar – The Rajah Club, thus providing the perfect blend of the past and the present for unsurpassed luxury on the move.  No wonder the train has earned many laurels in the international tourism market in just two years of its inception. It bagged the 1st Runner up award in the Conde Nast readers choice travel award 2011 and is also the winner of CNBC travel award 2010 under category of “Best Luxury train”!

The train welcomes you to the world of traditional Rajasthani hospitality. It makes you forget your worries in this beautiful and comfortable mini castle on the move whose warm hospitality and splendour will linger in your minds forever. So pack your bags and travel on this ultimate luxury train to enjoy the charming and the exquisite Indian warmth, savour the royal cuisines and enjoy the beautiful off-train excursions. No doubt, you would fall in love with your journey onboard Maharajas’ Express!


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Saniya Binal said...

Very nice article, glad to read and thank you vert much to share such a great information. Maharaja Express train is really worlds leading luxury train and we are proud that we have Maharaja Express Luxury Train.

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