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Guide to the Maharajas' Express Luxury Train in India

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Guide to the Maharajas' Express Luxury Train in India Maharajas' Express/IRCTC.
The Maharajas' Express, which commenced operations in March 2010, is the newest and most costly luxury train in India. It's also the first luxury train in India to journey across the whole country. You'll travel through the night to different locations, and have the day to explore them. The train was relaunched in 2012 with new tour routes.

Maharajas' Express Features:

The Maharajas' Express has a total of 23 coaches, with four distinct configurations. There are five deluxe carriages, six junior suite carriages, two suite carriages, and one presidential suite exclusively in one carriage. The train also has two fine dining restaurants, one bar, and an observation lounge with its own bar, game tables and comfortable club.

Other unique aspects of the train include a state of the art suspension system for a smooth ride, climate control in the passenger cabins, environment friendly toilet system, and direct dial telephones from each cabin.

The following tours are offered:

The Heritage of India Tour:

This seven-night tour departs from Mumbai and travels north through Rajasthan to finish in Delhi. It visits Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, and Agra/Taj Mahal.

The Indian Splendour Tour:

This seven-night tour departs from Delhi and travels south through Rajasthan to finish in Mumbai. Its route is Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Bikaner-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Balasinor.

The Indian Panorama Tour:

This tour runs for seven nights, departing from and returning to Delhi. The route visits Agra, Gwalior and Orchha, Khajuraho erotic temples, Bandavgarh National Park, Varanasi, and Lucknow.

The Treasures of India and Gems of India Tours:

These two tours run for three nights, departing from and returning to Delhi. They visit India's famous Golden Triangle, as well as Ranthambore National Park.

Maharajas' Express Tour Departures:

The tours run from October to April each year, generally with one departure per month.

Maharajas' Express Tour Costs:

The 7 night Heritage of India tour costs $6,360 per person in a Deluxe Cabin, increasing to $22,000 per person in a Presidential Suite. The cost of the 7 night Indian Splendour and Indian Panorama tours starts from $5,560 per person in a Deluxe Cabin, increasing to $22,000 per person in the Presidential Suite. The 3 night Treasures of India and Gems of India tours cost $3,580 per person in a Deluxe Cabin, increasing to $12,000 per person in a Presidential Suite. The tariff includes cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, all house wines, beers and spirits, all sightseeing including entrance fees, guides and tour managers, and all entertainment. Service tax is additional.

Maharajas' Express Reservations and Information:

For more information, or to make a travel reservation, visit the Maharajas' Express website.

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