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Is Indian Maharaja Train the best train in the World

The Maharaja Express Train of India has received the coveted "The World's Leading Luxury Train Award" twice in a row at The World Travel Awards of 2012 and 2013 and expect to bag it again in 2014 to make it a hatrick. So it is without doubt the best train in the world. Traveling in the Maharaja Express Train is the most expensive train ride in the world.

The Maharaja Express has been dubbed as India’s Orient Express and better than the one in Europe. Cox and Kings partnered up with The Indian Railways in the beginning to create this wonder train service. The Maharajah express royal train of India can accommodate 88 passengers in super comfort in the 20 deluxe double rooms, 18 junior suites, 4 full suites and one Presidential Suite which has two bedrooms and a sitting room. The facilities offered are better than a 5 star hotel. The whole train has broadband Wi-Fi internet, direct telephones and satellite TV. There are 2 separate dining cars with restaurants and bars.

The theme of this train is to make you feel like a Maharaja, the old Kings of India, who used to have a very luxurious life style including private trains like now the very rich own a private plane.

The private Trains of the Maharajas were lavishly decorated and furnished. They used to travel in their Royal trains in pomp and pageantry with many servants and throwing lavish parties on board the train with the best of food and wine. The modern day Maharaja express train is an attempt at recreating the charm and pomp of those old Maharajah trains. The video below gives an idea as to what the Indian Maharaja train is all about

India Maharaja Express Luxury Train

On board the Maharaja Express Train in India, you become a Maharaja for a few days and nights. You are welcomed on board walking down a red carpet with a shower of roses and jasmine flower petals thrown over you by young girls dressed in exotic olden days style. A royal band plays music and smartly dressed staff of the train is saluting you. You really feel special, like a Maharaja, from the moment you are entering the train. Each room has a personal butler available during the full duration of the journey.

Maharaja Express Official Website

We are providing direct link to the official website of the Maharaja Express Train. Clicking on this link will take you directly to the Maharaja Express website. You can get all details of Maharaja Express fares and it is possible to book online for a ride on the Maharaja Express. Here is the link to Maharaja Express train official website.

Fare of Maharaja Express Train India

Cost of travel on the Maharaja Express Train in India are given in a table below. The Fare of Maharaja Express Train shown are for a single person sharing a double room on board the Maharajas Express. So for a couple sharing a bedroom with double cots, the charges will be double what is shown on the table below. There is an additional charge, which is the extra charges per person during high peak season, like during Christmas and New year holidays. Thus the fare for a single person on the presidential suite during Christmas Holidays will be $23,700 + $23,700 or $47,400-. Indeed the fare of Maharaja Express Train India will make it the most expensive train journey in the world.

Charges of Maharaja Train in India
Tour NameFare BasisDeluxe CabinJunior SuiteSuitePresidential
Suite
The Indian Splendour
8 Days & 7 Nights
Adult
Peak Season
$5,980
+$4,510
$9,460
+$8,520
$13,800
+$13,800
$23,700
+$23,700
The Indian Panorama
8 Days & 7 Nights
Adult
Peak Season
$5,980
+$4,510
$9,460
+$8,520
$13,800
+$13,800
$23,700
+$23,700
The Heritage of India
8 Days & 7 Nights
Adult
Peak Season
$6,840
+$5,160
$9,890
+$8,910
$13,800
+$13,800
$23,700
+$23,700
Treasures of India
4 Days & 3 Nights
Adult
Peak Season
$3,850
+$2,910
$4,950
+$4,460
$7,600
+$7,600
$12,900
+$12,900
Gems of India
4 Days & 3 Nights
Adult
Peak Season
$3,850
+$2,910
$4,950
+$4,460
$7,600
+
$12,900
+$12,900

All food and drinks during the duration of the journey are included in the cost of the fare.

Maharaja Express tour packages

The Maharaja Express Train has 5 Luxury Tours. Three of these tours last 8 days and 7 nights and are called 'Indian Splendour', 'Indian Panorama' and 'Heritage of India' tours. The remaining two tours of 4 days and 3 nights are called 'Treasures of India' and 'Gems of India'.

Maharaja Express route for different tour packages

The route of Maharaja Express train during its various tours are detailed below

The Indian Splendour Tour on the Maharaja Express

Tour Route: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai
Distance covered: 1730 Miles (2770 KM)
Tour Duration: 7 nights and 8 Days
Tour Schedule: Taj Mahal, tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan, and Balasinor famous as India's Jurassic Park due to the discovery of one of world's best preserved and largest collection of dinosaur remains including full skeletons, bones and eggs. Journey ends in Mumbai on the 8th day.

Highlights:
Sightseeing tour of Agra -Taj Majal, Red fort, Fathepur Sikri, Itmad-ud-Daulah
Shopping in the city
Safari in the Ranthambore National Park
Exhibition Elephant Polo in Jaipur
Dairy breeding farm in Bikaner
Cultural performances and sightseeing in Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan
Bishnoi Village Safari - The Bishnoi’s are villagers are world famous for their eco-friendly way of life
Visit Dinosaur Fossil Park, Balasinor

The Indian Panorama Tour on the Maharaja Express

Tour Route: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi
Distance covered: 1440 Miles (2300 KM)
Tour Duration: 7 nights and 8 Days
Tour Schedule: starts in Delhi, then to the Hindu holy city of Varanasi which used to be known as Benares. Cruise on the River Ganges or Gangah as it known locally. Taj Mahal and other sights of Agra, the erotic temples of Khajuraho also known as the Kamasutra temples for displaying in stone carvings showing the several positions for sexual intercourse as explained in the Kamasutra. Lucknow the city of the Nawabs and see the tigers of Ranthambore National Park. Finally return to Delhi

Highlights:
Amber Fort in Jaipur
Elephant Polo match
Shopping in Jaipur
Safari trip to the Ranthambore National Park
Agra Fatehpur Sikri and Taj Mahal
Gwalior Fort
Visit Jal Vilas Palace in Gwalior and the Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum.
Visit the huge palace fort called Jahangiri Mahal in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh State
Visit to Khajuraho temples, a world heritage site
Visit Sarnath Buddhist holy place and see the imposing Dhamek Stupa
Shopping in Varanasi Silk Centre home of the world famous Benaras silk material

The Heritage of India Tour on the Maharaja Express

Tour Route: Mumbai - Ajanta – Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Distance covered: 2050 Miles (3280 KM)
Tour Duration: 7 nights and 8 Days
Tour Schedule: Start from Delhi and visit Cave paintings at Ajanta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Udaipur lake city, Jodhpur Fort, Bikaner and Jaipur in Rajasthan. Tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park world heritage site and the never to be missed Taj Mahal. Journey ends in Mumbai on the 8th day

Highlights:
Visit to Ajanta Caves
Sightseeing tour of City Palace complex, Udaipur
Shopping and cultural performances in Jodhpur
Camel breeding farms in Bikaner
Visit Amer Fort and elephant rides in Jaipur
Golf or Spa in Jaipur
Jeep Tiger Safari through Ranthambore National Park
Agra tour of Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri
Breakfast with Champagne at Hotel Taj Khema Agra

Treasures of India Tour on the Maharaja Express

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
Distance covered:
Tour Duration: 3 nights and 4 Days
Tour Schedule: Starts from Delhi Safardajung Station and visit the Indian Golden Triangle Tourist spots like the Taj Mahal and other Agra tourist spots, see tigers in the wild in Ranthambore National Park and experience the wonders of Rajasthan. Return back to Delhi on the 4th day.
Highlights:
Visit to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
Jeep Safari in the Ranthambore National Park
Sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visit to the Exhibition Elephant Polo
Shopping at local Bazaars of the Pink city and enjoying Spa session

Gems of India Tour on the Maharaja Express

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi Distance covered: 540 Miles (860 KM)
Tour Duration: 3 nights 4 days
Tour Schedule: Starts from Delhi Safardajung Station and visit the Indian Golden Triangle Tourist spots like the Taj Mahal and other Agra tourist spots, see tigers in the wild in Ranthambore National Park and experience the wonders of Rajasthan. Return back to Delhi on the 4th day.
Highlights:
Tour of Taj Mahal, Shopping and spa sessions in Agra
Safari in Ranthambore National Park
City excursion of Jaipur
Exhibition Elephant Polo in Jaipur

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