The Indian Maharaja is a new and more luxurious version of the Deccan Odyssey. The train started operating in November 2009. It's got more frills than the original Deccan Odyssey and a new route from Mumbai to Delhi, through Rajasthan.
Indian Maharaja Features:
The Indian Maharaja has 21 coaches, including 11 passenger cars and two presidential suite cars. The train also has a conference car (which can be redesigned as dance floor in the night) and two restaurant cars. Fine Indian and Continental cuisine is served. There is also a library, lounge/bar car, Ayurvedic massage, steam bath, gym, and beauty parlor.
Indian Maharaja Route and Itinerary:
Indian Maharaja Journey Duration:
Seven nights/eight days.
Indian Maharaja Cost:
Passengers can either travel in silver, gold, or platinum class. Silver class costs $525 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Gold class is $650, and platinum class $950, per person, per night. Silver and gold class stay in a deluxe cabin, with gold class passengers receiving individual sightseeing tours and transfers. Platinum class stays in a presidential suite, and is entitled to individual sightseeing tours. The rates includes travel, meals, conducted sightseeing, entrance fees, cultural programs, boat ride at Udaipur, and rickshaw ride at Bharatpur. Service charges, alcohol, and tips are extra.
Indian Maharaja Reservations:
You can make a reservation for travel on the train by visiting the Indian Maharaja website
. Travel agents also make reservations.
Indian Maharaja Information:
The train has one to two departures per month, from November to April.