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Maharajas Express 5 brand-new Itineraries for Unlimited Luxury

By Alisa Ray Subscribe to RSS | March 28th 2012 | Views:

Whether call it India’s answer to Orient Express of West or Asia’s most luxurious tourist train, Maharajas’ Express is by far the most opulent creation of Indian railways designed with a purpose to bestow a pan-Indian travel experience upon the global travelers. Winner of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Award, this luxury train in India lets you savor the very best of India in sheer opulence.

The amazing diversity and mystifying concoction of Incredible India makes it one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Be it about varied topography, vast heritage or diverse cultures that exist here in perfect harmony, India is famed for casting magical spell upon global nomads through its natural and cultural treasure troves.

For the upcoming season run of Maharajas’ Express, the operators of this Indian luxury train has come up with 5 brand new itineraries namely Indian Splendor, Treasures of India, The Indian Panorama, The Heritage of India and the Gems of India. These new itineraries include 3 pan-Indian journeys lasting for 8 days and 2 shorter itineraries, each of which last for 4 days and covers the famous golden triangle tour circuit of North India.

Whereas the modification of pan-Indian itineraries has been done with the purpose to add some significant royal and cultural destinations like Balasinor and Ajanta respectively, the idea behind the introduction of golden triangle tour is to present India’s rich tapestry in a nutshell. But the question arises what is there in Maharajas’ Express that makes you feel the pomp and elegance of the days of Yore’s.

Well it’s the experience of king size luxury that begins with the traditional red carpet welcome where smartly dressed train attendants put garland around your neck and daub your forehead with vermillion mark. Besides, the state of the art amenities, elegant décor, impeccable hospitality, gourmet dining and exclusive insider experiences at the destinations covered in the itineraries add to the charm of this royal train journey.

One of the unique features which sets apart Maharaja train is a lavish presidential suite spanning over an entire carriage adorned with elegant fabrics, mahogany furniture paneled in teak and en-suite bathroom ornamented with marble tiles and silver fittings which makes it stand a notch ahead of some of the best luxury trains in the world.

This luxury train has two ornately designed restaurants namely, Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal, each of which serves an eclectic assortment of Indian and international cuisines such as in a splendid ambience. Moreover the opportunity of dining on the gold plated tableware adds up to the allure of royal dining.

The Mayur Mahal has more formal look among the two with its gold plated glass-mosaic ceiling and peacock feather design on both front and back end of the chairs as well as on the windowpanes. On the other hand, you sit beneath an exquisite hand-painted ceiling- gold floral motif on vermilion in Rang Mahal.

To unwind and rejuvenate the spirits of guests aboard this luxury tourist train, an array of wines and beverages from France, New World and India are available in safari bar along with a sommelier to help you choose the best among the lot. Adding to the hospitability of this luxury train, a private butler is appointed for each carriage whose job is to cater to the needs of travelers with utmost competence like morning tea, laundry and currency exchange.

Besides aforementioned features, Maharajas’ Express has in store some exclusive insider experiences for the guests such as exhibition elephant polo match with Champanage dinner, Nawabi dinner at exclusive venue in Lucknow, sumptuous lunch at the historic Usha Kiran Palace in Gwalior, barbeque dinner at Mehrangarh Fort and cultural folk dance performances at Sam sand dunes in Bikaner.

Step aboard Maharajas’ Express to experience the pomp and grace of erstwhile maharajas with five new journeys. You might see some changes in the destinations and experiences offered by this Indian luxury train but they have been introduced to provide glimpse of some untouched places of India in sheer opulence. For more information about this luxury train log on:

Alisa Ray - About Author:
When it comes to luxury travel, India is a destination with immense possibilities. Having traveled across the length and breadth of this country, Alisa Ray offers expert advice and travel tips for luxury travel and unique experiences in India to the connoisseurs of luxury traveling around the world. With years of experience behind her back, her tips on luxury train traveling comes handy to those planning to undertake luxury rail journeys including Maharajas Express.

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