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Discover the Maharajas' Express

There are few better ways to see the majesty of India’s diverse landscapes then the lavish Maharajas’ Express, a train that embodies the opulence of a bygone age when Indian and global royalty travelled this wonderful country in regal style. Its motto is ‘Atithi Devo Bhava, meaning ‘Guest is equivalent to God’, so it leaves no stone unturned when it comes to its passengers’ comfort. Explore the rich cultural heritage of India in the most comfortable fashion, visiting some of the most iconic destinations in the Golden Triangle region and places of magical natural beauty like the Ranthambore National Park with its Bengal tiger population. Winning a clutch of prestigious travel awards since its launch in 2010, it has established itself as one of the world’s leading luxury train journeys.

The Experience

As its name suggests, the Maharajas’ Express embodies the opulent luxury enjoyed by the maharajas and other royalty that once used the railways to travel around India. From the moment you step on board you’ll be assisted by butlers and valets, while your surroundings will leave a lasting impression. Meticulous design details can be seen from floor to ceiling, with restaurants featuring Swarovski hand-cut crystal glasses and monogrammed cutlery. It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Service

Personalised, attentive valets are on hand in each carriage to ensure your comfort and needs 24 hours a day, whether it’s bringing you your favourite drinks or preparing your cabin for the night. At all stations where you’ll embark or disembark, you’ll find porters at hand, waiting to assist you with your luggage. Well-mannered and courteous, the train’s experienced staff will enhance your enjoyment and comfort during your unforgettable journey.

Cabins

There are four categories of cabins and suites on the train: Deluxe Cabin, Junior Suite, Standard Suite and the lavish Presidential Suite, which takes up an entire carriage. Guests can expect sumptuous en-suite bathrooms with luxury products and all amenities, plus state -of-the-art facilities including WiFi, TVs, and individually controlled air conditioning. As for the décor, you’ll be cocooned in exquisite surroundings fit for the maharajas and royalty of a bygone era, with rich tapestry, fine linens, semi-precious stones and antique furniture. Panoramic windows affords excellent views of the jaw-dropping passing scenery.

Carriages

The Maharajas’ Express comprises 14 opulent carriages, all of which are named after precious stones such as Moti (Pearl), Heera (diamond), and Neelam (Blue Sapphire). For guests who like to enjoy drinks in a convivial setting there are two bars: the lounge bar known as ‘The Rajah Club’ and the themed ‘Safari Bar’, both of which provide comfortable and relaxed environment. There’s also a multilingual library and a range of board games. The Safari bar also serves as a venue for festive events.

Food

On board the Maharajas’ Express you’ll find two sumptuous fine dining restaurant carriages. Mayur Mahal (‘The Peacock Restaurant’) is named after India’s national bird and its decor features feather motifs, while the Rang Mahal (Palace of Colours) boasts a beautiful hand-painted ceiling. Both serve Indian and international cuisine and can accommodate 42 guests, allowing intimate seating for couples, or four persons for those who require a more social dining experience. Guests can also choose a suitable paring of wine from a wide range available on board.