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Maharaja's Express




Introduction

Indian Maharaja Express

The royal luxury train Maharajas' Express promises to take you to the world of raja-maharajas! On board this train, you can enjoy a royal experience to the various states of incredible India. Enjoy the fascinating attractions like wildlife, royal palaces and forts, mountains, beaches, monuments, desert, cuisine and fairs and festivals.

Maharaja Express is the finest way to explore all these fabulous attractions in a royal style while enjoying luxury. The train takes its passengers to various enchanting regions of India, offering five travel itineraries touching wonderful themes of India Tourism.

This luxury train promises to take guests across the prominent destinations of incredible India. Taj Mahal, wildlife of Ranthambore, Khajuraho temples and the sacred bathing Ghats of Varanasi with a royal caravan presents a different way to explore the best of the country.

An expedition on Maharaja's Express, India will surely make you feel like king with its world-class facilities and services. Live the royal lifestyle on board this train for a week and enjoy the exciting tour.

History

The Maharaja's Express is the royal creation of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.( IRCTC) and Cox and Kings India Ltd. It is Asia's costliest train which will begin its royal journey in March 2010. After doing an extensive research on some of the most luxurious trains in the world, this train was built.

The Indian Splendour - A wonderful Journey through a magical land

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Bikaner-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Balasinor- Mumbai

In this Journey visit the world's greatest monument of love - the Taj Mahal, spot the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park, soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan n its magnificent forts, vibrant Bazars and the Royal cuisine. The journey will leave you with everlasting memories of a unique mix of Culture, History and Folklore.

India Gate

Day 01/Saturday

Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra-After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.

Day 02/Sunday

Agra - Arrive into the 'City of Mughal Splendour' Agra to visit the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy champagne breakfast over looking the Taj followed by free time for shopping/optional tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Itmad-ud-daulah. After lunch visit Agra Fort. Savour our in-house culinary delights at lunch & dinner on board.

Day 03/Monday

Tiger at Ranthambhore

Ranathambore - Jaipur - Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch on board as you enter into the Pink City - Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort followed by an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match with champagne dinner. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles before the exciting match.

Day 04/Tuesday

Bikaner - Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) on Lalgrh Palace Museum of Camel breeding Farm. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.

Day 05/Wednesday

Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur - Enjoy a relaxed breakfast as you arrive into Jodhpur. Visit a local village as a optional activity or relax onboard. Enjoy a waling tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 06/Thursday

Udaipur - Admire the splendid landscape as you enjoy breakfast on board as you arrive into the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Visit the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience the hospitality over a royal lunch. Proceed for an optional 'Walking Tour' through the Old Market or visit the Vintage Car Collection of the Royal Family amongst other activities.

Day 07/Friday

Balasinor - Visit the Dinosaur Fossil Park (One of the largest in the world) followed by a village visit and rounded off by a lunch meeting with the Royal Family to relish their unique cuisine.

Gateway of India

Day 08/Saturday

Mumbai - Arrive at Mumbai and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express after on board breakfast.

Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast
  • Spot the elusive tiger in the Ranthambore National Park
  • Witness an enthralling Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur
  • Experience Sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner
  • Relish a Gala dinner in Jodhpur
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch in Udaipur
  • Visit one of the largest dinosaur fossil parks in the world

Treasures of India

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Day 1- Sunday

Taj Mahal

Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra - After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Enjoy brunch on board as your arrive into Agra. As you reach the 'City of Mughal Splendour' Agra explore the exquisite Agra Fort. Enjoy a Champagne evening.

Day 2- Monday

Agra - Ranthambore - Early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal. Enjoy the countryside with our in-house culinary delights as you travel to your next destination Ranthambore. Embark on an exciting game drive after lunch into the Ranthambore National Park.

Day 3- Tuesday

Lake Palace

Jaipur - Visit the Amber Fort, enjoy an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match followed by lunch at an exclusive venue. You may want to shop for fine jewellery & textiles or indulge in rejuvenating Spa treatment or visit the City Palace and Jantar - Mantar as optional activities.

Day 4- Wednesday

Delhi Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express

Highlights

  • Champagne Evening overlooking Taj Mahal
  • An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
  • Elephant Polo match at Jaipur

The Indian Panorama

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi

Explore the hidden treasures of India! Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and Cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendour in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park.

Day 1- Saturday

Red Fort

Board the Train Delhi onto Jaipur-After a traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train and enjoy on board dinner as your begin this wonderful journey

Day 2- Sunday

Jaipur - After on board breakfast proceed to visit the Amber Fort followed by an Elephant Polo match with lunch at an exclusive venue. In the afternoon you can enjoy optional activities- Spa Treatment/Shopping/Golf/visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

Day 3- Monday

Tiger at Ranthambhore

Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy lunch onboard as you enter into Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Sikri Fort.

Return to the comforts of Maharajas Express for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4- Tuesday

Agra - Gwalior - Disembark for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by a champagne breakfast. Continue to Gwalior. Relish lunch at the 120 year old Usha Kiran Palace, followed by a tour of the magnificent Gwalior Fort and Opulent Jai Vilas Palace Museum with Hi- tea in the palace compounds.

Day 5- Wednesday

Khajuraho

Orchha - Khajuraho - Proceed to the bejeweled Jahangiri Mahal in Orchha and continue to the world Heritae temples of Khajuraho

Day 6 - Thursday

Varanasi - Tour the holy city of Varanasi including the ancient ruins of Sarnath, Varanasi Silk Weaving Centre and a scenic cruise on the sacred Ganges. Witness the magical evening Aarti on the ghats of the Ganges.

The itinerary of the Indian Panorama tour also accommodates the sister town of Sarnath that is most famous for the Buddhist connection. Visit the Stupas and the meditating sites of the Buddha and relive an experience like never before. A trip to Silk Weaving Center is also on the cards today.

Varanasi Ghat

Day 7- Friday

Lucknow - Welcome to the enchanted 'City of Nawabs', Lucknow. Tour the Rumi Darwaza and the spectacular Bada Imambara. Opt to explore the bustling markets of the royal city. Experience the elegance and charm of traditional hospitality during an exclusive dinner and relish Awadhi cuisine from the Royal Kitchen.

Day 8- Saturday

Delhi - After breakfast, disembark into Delhi and bid farewell to the Train.

Highlights

  • Elephant Polo match at Jaipur
  • Champagne breakfast, overlooking the legendary Taj Mahal
  • An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
  • Feast over a lavish spread of delicacies from the Royal kitchens of Gwalior and
  • Lucknow.
  • Explore the quaint environs of Orchha and Khajurahos' marvelous temples
  • Drench yourself in the mystique of Varanasi - the oldest living city in the world.

The Heritage of India
A journey into history to experience the splendour of a by gone era

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

Discover the bustling commercial city of Mumbai and the National Capital Delhi. Admire the beautiful cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the shimmering Lake City of Udaipur and the majestic fort at Jodhpur and enjoy sundowner on the sand dunes at Bikaner. Soak in the colourful Pink City of Jaipur. See from close quarters the legendary tigers at Ranthambore and one of the seven wonders of the world 'The Taj Mahal'- all this and more in utmost luxury.

Day 1- Saturday

Gateway of India

Board the Train at Mumbai onto Ajanta - After traditional welcome, complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Dinner on board.

Day 2- Sunday

Ajanta Caves - Visit the world heritage site of Ajanta Marvel the rock cut caves dating back to 2nd Century B.C. with their exquisite frescoes and sculptures.

Day 3- Monday

Saheliyo ki bari

Udaipur - Admire the magnificent landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit landscape as you arrive into Udaipur. Visit the City palace and Crystal Gallery. Experience traditional hospitality over lunch at an exclusive venue and later proceed for an optional walking tour through the colourful and vibrant Old Market or visit the Vintage car collection of the royal family or enjoy an enthralling Sound and Light show in the Palace.

Day 4- Tuesday

Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur - A ride through countryside brings you to Jodhpur. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market and continue to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later, savour dinner at an exclusive venue. Enjoy visit to a local village as a optional activity.

Day 5- Wednesday

Bikaner - Arrive at the desert kingdom of Bikaner. Take an optional excursion to Deshnok (Rat Temple) or Lalgarh Palace Museum or Camel breeding Farm or Shop for Kundan Jewellery. In the afternoon visit the unassailable fortress of Junagarh. Participate in a camel-cart procession followed by sundowner cocktails, barbecue and folk performance on the sand dunes.

Lalgarh Palace

Day 6- Thursday

Jaipur - The 'Pink City' of Jaipur welcomes you with an exhibition elephant polo match and champagne lunch at an exclusive venue. Thereafter, proceed for visit to the impregnable Amber Fort followed by free time for optional activitiesshopping/ Spa/Golfing/visit to City Palace.

Day 7- Friday

Fatehpur Sikri

Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Continue the journey to see the fascinating royal court complex of Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 8- Saturday

Agra - Disembark in Agra - Proceed for an early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by champagne breakfast. Continue to Delhi as your journey come to an end.

Taj Mahal

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ajanta Cave Monuments.
  • Indulge in a Royal Lunch at the Udaipur
  • Enjoy Cocktail Dinner with Marwar Culinary Delight in Jodhpur
  • Camel procession followed by Sundowner Cocktails at the Sand Dunes in Bikaner
  • Witness an Exhibition Elephant Polo Match in Jaipur.
  • An exciting Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park.
  • Visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra and enjoy Champagne breakfast.

Gems of India

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Destinations Cevered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Day 1- Wednesday

Board the Train at Delhi onto Agra - After traditional welcome complete your registration formalities and proceed to board the train. Enjoy on board dinner.

Day 2- Thursday

Agra - Early morning visit to the exquisite Taj Mahal followed by Champagne breakfast. Return to the train for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort followed by a shopping tour or enjoy a Spa treatment/visit to Itmad-ud-daulah/Fatehpur Sikri as optional activities.

Day 3- Friday

Ranthambore - Jaipur - Early morning embark on an exciting game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy a relaxed lunch as you arrive into Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort, enjoy an enthralling exhibition elephant polo match followed by dinner at an exclusive venue.

Day 4- Saturday

Delhi - Breakfast on board as you arrive into Delhi. Bid farewell to the Maharajas’ Express

Highlights

  • Champagne breakfast overlooking Taj Mahal
  • An exciting Game drive at Ranthambore
  • Elephant Polo match at Jaipur

The Indian Splendor

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Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh Gwalior
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Orchha Orchha
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The Heritage of India

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Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur Udaipur
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Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur Jodhpur
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The Indian Splendour (8 Days/7 Nights)

Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $ 5, 980 $ 9, 460 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Single Supplement $ 4, 510 $ 8, 520 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)
$ 2, 990 $ 4, 730 $ 6, 700 $ 11, 900
Note: Service tax as per the current rates will be charged extra. The current tax is 3.09%

Treasures of India (4 Days/3 Nights)

Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $ 3, 850 $ 4, 950 $ 7, 600 $ 12, 900
Single Supplement $ 2, 910 $ 4, 460 $ 7, 600 $ 12, 900
Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)
$ 1, 930 $ 2, 480 $ 3, 800 $ 6, 500
Note: Service tax as per the current rates will be charged extra. The current tax is 3.09%

The Indian Panoroma (8 Days/7 Nights)

Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $ 5, 980 $ 9, 460 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Single Supplement $ 4, 510 $ 8, 520 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)
$ 2, 990 $ 4, 730 $ 6, 900 $ 11, 900
Note: Service tax as per the current rates will be charged extra. The current tax is 3.09%

The Heritage of India (8 Days/7 Nights)

Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $ 6, 840 $ 9, 890 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Single Supplement $ 5, 160 $ 8, 910 $ 13, 800 $ 23, 700
Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)
$ 3, 420 $ 4, 950 $ 6, 900 $ 11, 900
Note: Service tax as per the current rates will be charged extra. The current tax is 3.09%

Gems of India (4 Days/3 Nights)

Rooming Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite Suite Presidential Suite
Adult $ 3, 850 $ 4, 950 $ 7, 600 $ 12, 900
Single Supplement $ 2, 910 $ 4, 460 $ 7, 600 $ 12, 900
Child
(Sharing Cabin with Parents, 5-12 yrs.)
$ 1, 930 $ 2, 480 $ 3, 800 $ 6, 500
Note: Service tax as per the current rates will be charged extra. The current tax is 3.09%
Payment Terms
  • In case of FIT’s:
  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking along with names.
  • Balance payment 60 days prior to the departure.
  • In case of Group Booking (Group booking means booking of at least 15 paid adults travelling together on particular departure).
  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Next 25% (i.e. cumulative 50%) of published price 90 days prior to departure.
  • Balance payment 60 days prior to departure along with the naming list.
  • In all such cases the IA/ TA/ PSA undertakes to explain to the clients about all Terms & Conditions of booking and Travel on Maharajas’ Express and get a copy of booking form signed by the client as an acknowledgement. In case it is signed by the IA/ TA/ PSA-IA/ PSA-TA on behalf of the client, it will be presumed that the conditions have been accepted by the client.
  • In case of full train booking  (i.e. booking of the full train for a scheduled departure)
  • 25% of the published price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Next 25% (i.e. cumulative 50%) 120 days prior to departure.
  • Balance payment 90 days prior to departure.
  • Naming list needs to be submitted 30 days prior to departure for the purpose of insurance, off board services, cabin allotment etc.
  • In all such cases the IA/ TA/ PSA undertakes to explain the clients about all T&C of booking and Travel on Maharajas Express and get a copy of booking form signed by the client as an acknowledgement. In case it is signed by the IA/ TA/ PSA on behalf of the client, it will be presumed that the conditions have been accepted by the client.
  • For full train booking during X-Mas and New Year additional 10% of tariff (including supplement charges for X-Mas and New Year) will be payable. Entire amount is payable at the time of booking and it will be non refundable.
  • In case of Charter Booking (booking of the full train for a modified/different itinerary during season or any booking outside the announced departures):
  • 25% of the agreed price plus applicable taxes at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Next 25% (i.e. cumulative 50%) of agreed price 120 days prior to departure.
  • Balance payment on agreed price 90 days prior to departure.
  • Naming list needs to be submitted 30 days prior to departure for the purpose of insurance, off board services, cabin allotment etc.
  • In all such cases the IA/ TA/ PSA undertakes to explain the clients about all T&C of booking and Travel on Maharajas Express and get a copy of booking form signed by the client as an acknowledgement. In case it is signed by the IA/ TA/ PSA on behalf of the client, it will be presumed that the conditions have been accepted by the client.

The following cancellation charges will apply:

Cancellations:

For any cancellation days are counted excluding the date of departure

  • In case of FIT’s:
  • 60 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.
  • 45 to 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.
  • 0 to 44 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.
  • In case of Group Booking:
  • 90 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.
  • 60 to 89 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.
  • 0 to 59 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.
  • In case of Full Train Booking:
  • 120 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of published price.
  • 90 to 119 days prior to departure, 50% of the published price.
  • 0 to 89 days prior to departure, 100% of the published price.
  • In case of Charter Booking:
  • 120 days or more prior to departure, 25 % of agreed price.
  • 90 to 119 days prior to departure, 50% of the agreed price.
  • 0 to 89 days prior to departure, 100% of the agreed price.
  • REFUND

IRCTC reserves the right to determine the amount of refund value in case of cancellation and amendments. The decision on the quantum of refund will be final as that made by IRCTC. The refund will be made in the name of the IA/TA/PSA. There will be no refund for unutilized services unless specified. In no circumstances whatever shall the IA/ TA/ PSA make or promise any refund on or in respect of the tours, deviations in route/service or vouchers supplied by IRCTC without previous reference to IRCTC and by its written authority.  Where the IA/ TA/ PSA makes such representations, the IA/ TA/ PSA would be solely responsible and incur full liability for such representation including  but not limited to damages, compensation and specific performance.

  • Other Terms & Condition
  • Christmas & New Year, Signature Journey Supplement Charges:
  • There will be supplement charge of USD 500 per pax travelling during the tour falling on New Year eve and Christmas.
  • The supplement charge will be applicable for child between 05-12 years also.
  • Supplement charges may  be applicable for certain signature journeys as announced by IRCTC from time to time.
  • No show/enroute termination of tour/amendment:
  • In case of No Show/non-arrival of the guest, no Refund/adjustment in future travel will be admissible.
  • En route termination of tour: In case of termination of tour by the guest, no refund/adjustment for future travel will be made.
  • Amendment: is admissible only during the serious health problems (supported by Doctor certificate) and is entirely at discretion of IRCTC and further subject to availability of the seats. No refunds are permissible.  Every case will be decided on merit and case-to-case basis. No amendment is permissible in case of booking of groups or full train booking or charters.
  • CHILD POLICY

Maharajas' Express does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavour to maintain.

  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking. However, this is not recommended by us.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing of double bed with two full paid adults. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking. However, this is not recommended by us.
  • Please note that we do not have the facility for interconnecting cabins except in the Presidential Suite Car.
  • All applicable taxes will be charged extra.
Jan 2016 To Dec 2016 Jan 2017 To Apr 2017
Jan - 9 January - 7
Feb - 6 February - 4
Mar - 5 March - 4
Apr - 2 Apr - 1
Oct - 15  
Nov - 12  
Dec - 10  

Treasures of India Departure Dates for Season 2016-17

Month Departure Dates
January 2016 Sun, 24th
February 2016 Sun, 21st
March 2016 Sun, 20th
January 2017 22
February 2017 19
March 2017 19
April 2017 16

Indian Panorama Departure Dates for Season 2016 & 2017

2016 2017
January - 2, 30 January - 28
February - 27 February - 25
March - 26 March - 25
October - 8  
November - 5  
Decmber - 3, 31  

Heritage of India Departure Dates for Season 2016 & 2017

2016 2017
January - 16 January - 14
February - 13 February - 11
March - 12 March - 11
April - 09 April - 08
October - 22  
November - 19  
Decmber - 17  

Gems of India Departure Dates for Season 2016 & 2017

2016 2017
January - 27 January - 25
February - 24 February - 22
March - 23 March - 22
April - April -
October - 5  
November - 2, 30  
Decmber - 28  

Facilities and Services

Accommodation

As the name suggests, Maharaja's Express offers a truly royal accommodation for its passengers. It is well-equipped with 5-star hotel facilities and services, offering its guests a royal experience. The train takes its guests across the various destinations starting from north to south.

The accommodation includes five carriages for Deluxe Cabins, six for Junior Suites, two for Suites and one for grand Presidential Suite. Each cabin is especially fitted with a huge window for providing its guests the opportunity to see the outside beauty. There are 23 AC luxuriously decorated coaches on the train.

All the cabins have individual temperature controls, the one of its kind in India and state-of-the-art facilities like LCD televisions, direct dial telephone, DVD players, Internet and environmentally friendly wash rooms. The facility of in-house movies and live television is also available to keep the guests entertained. Each cabin is also installed with its own electronic safe deposit box.

Attendants

There are attendants at your service round the clock to ensure your comfortable sojourn on the train. Every need of each passenger is taken care of.

Restaurants

Rang Mahal and Peacock  are the two beautiful restaurants on board, having an accommodation facility of 42 people at a time. Complimentary wines and beer are also served with the dinner. A variety of lip-smacking cuisines like Indian, Continental and Chinese are served in the restaurants.

Bar and Lounges

Safari Bar on board is stocked with a wide range of wines, liquor and beer which comes complimentary to every traveller on the train. Scrumptious snacks are also provided along with the drinks. There is a lounge on the train that has a bar comprising game tables as well as club arm chairs for the comfort of its passengers.

Guides

Guests are also provided with professional and qualified English-speaking guides, who share the knowledge with passengers while exploring the attractions.

Smoking Policy

According to the Indian law smoking is not allowed in the train.

Charters

The Maharajas' Express also offers its booking facility for weddings, conferences or any other exclusive event.

Attractions

The train takes you to the most enchanting destinations of India on board. You can enjoy folk dance performance at different halts. Experience the royal pageantry of camel carts followed by musicians that will take you to another world.




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