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About Maharajas’ Express

Seeking online for information related to Maharajas express? If yes, here you will definitely get to know about the same. Reckoned among one of the luxurious and royal trains of the country, it runs in between the months of October and April. As per the information, it has been operating on 5 circuits running and covering over 12 destinations across North and Central India, primarily covering the Rajasthan state. It began its operations in 2010 and it was voted twice consecutively in 2012 and 2013 as the World’s leading luxury train in the World Travel awards. In total, it has 23 carriages covering bar, lounge, accommodation, dining, generator and store cars. There are 14 guest cabins for the accommodation with a total capacity of 88 in them. Along with being backed with a private lounge, souvenir boutique, water filtration plant, and so much more, it has been equipped with all sorts of advanced amenities and services for the travellers like live television, Wi-Fi, attached bathrooms, dining cars, roll top baths, souvenir shops, spacious sitting rooms and more. The 14 carriages covers 43 exclusive cabins including 18 junior suites, 4 suites, a presidential suite and even 20 deluxe cabins. The presidential suite is known for providing 5 star kinds of service and accommodation to its travellers. So, make sure to get the package at earliest if you want to enjoy the services and travel in this train and have a lifetime experience in the same

The Maharajas’ Express is operated and owned by the IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation). It is the costliest among luxury trains in the world.

It, usually, operates between October and April. It operates on 5 circuits, traversing more than 12 places across central and North West India, mainly covering the state of Rajasthan.

The Maharaja’s Express was voted twice in a row as the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” at the World Travel Awards of 2012 and 2013. It made it to the 2011 list of the World’s Top 25 trains listed by the Society of International Railway Travellers. It was lauded for its dining facilities and onboard accommodation, as well as excursion program of the train. Also, the first runner up award in the 2011 category of Specialist Train Operators at Reader Choice Travel Award of Conde Nast Travellers was won by this train.

History –

This luxury train service was begun in 2010, March. The IRCTC joined with Cox and Kings Ltd. to sign a joint venture called as Royale Indian Rail tours Ltd. to run the management and functioning of the Maharajas’ Express. However, this joint venture was dissolved in 2011 and the Express is now being managed alone by the IRCTC. Today, it has been the recipient of many awards and is the only train in the world, which has a presidential suite stretching over a whole carriage.

Facilities –

This train has been equipped with modern amenities to provide an extremely pleasant journey to the passenger. The facilities include Wi-Fi, Live television, Pneumatic suspension, dining cars, attached bath room, souvenir shop, bar and lounge. Roll-top baths are found in large cabins as well as spacious sitting rooms.

Carriages –

The train consists of 23 carriages including bar, dining, lounge, accommodation, store cars and generator. Accommodation is arranged in 14 guest cabins with total capacity of 88. There is also a private lounge named Rajah Club with two dining cars, a bar and a devoted bar-car. A souvenir boutique aboard the train offers trinkets and memorabilia for passengers. A water filtration plant is also part of the train.

Configuration of Cabins;

  • Two Suite cars
  • Six Junior Suite cars
  • Five deluxe cars
  • One Presidential suite car
  • Two dining cars
  • One bar car
  • One lounge car
  • One kitchen car
  • One tour and executive managers’ coach
  • One staff coach

Guest Cabins –

88 guests can be accommodated in 14 carriages with 43 exclusive cabins. There are 4 suites, 18 junior suites, 20 deluxe cabins and a Presidential suite. The Presidential Suite offers 5-star type accommodation including a bath tub in the bath room.

Every guest cabin features phone with direct dial, LCD televisions, DVD players, eco-friendly toilets, internet, electronic safes and individual climate control.

The category of deluxe cabins features 5 carriages comprising a total of 20 cabins catering to 40 passengers (5 double beds and 15 twin beds). There are 18 cabins in the Junior Suites category catering to 36 passengers. The Presidential Suite covers an entire carriage including a separate dining-cum- sitting room, a bathroom having shower and bathtub and a twin bedroom.