From the moment you set foot on board the Maharajas' Express you know you've arrived somewhere special. With opulent interiors, themed restaurants, cosy club cars and butler service, this is a train journey of the highest order. Sit back and watch the changing scenery as you're treated to delicious cuisine served on monogrammed plates complimented by your choice oif wine and relax in the club car and bar while enjoying the company of fellow passengers.
Your journey includes a number of optional excursions to some of India's best known sights, all led by experienced guides, giving you ample opportunities to learn about the country's rich hertiage, history and culture and soak up the sights, sounds and smells that make India unique.
Back on board cabins and suites provide private space where you can unwind. All are en-suite and air conditioned, feature TV, IDD phone and Wi-Fi. Bathrobes and slippers are rovided to help you feel at home. Each carriage has its own valet who is there to tend your needs and wishes throughout the ride.
Travelling by train is a wonderful way to experience India giving you time to take in the varied landscapes as you relax in air conditioned comfort. The fine styling and decor of the Maharajas' Express recalls the journeys of Indian royalty and British aristocracy in the time of the Raj. It's shamelessly indulgent, and with all meals, house drinks and impeccable service included all you need to do is let yourself be looked after as you enjoy the ride.
Open: The Maharajas’ Express runs all year.
Location: The Maharajas’ Express operates from Delhi and Mumbai offering four different itineraries.
Rooms: There are 43 cabins and suites accommodating up to 88 passengers. There are four accommodation categories: deluxe cabin, junior suite, suite and presidential suite. All have an IDD phone, TV, DVD player, electronic safe, wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a shower, hand basin, toilet, hot and cold running water, toiletries and hairdryer. All cabins are air conditioned. Slippers and dressing gowns are provided. Each carriage has an attendant. There are 20 deluxe cabins (12 twins and eight doubles) of 10sqm in five carriages. There are 18 junior suites (12 twins and six doubles) in six carriages with similar facilities to the deluxe cabins and each occupying 14sqm. There are two carriages of suites each with two suites of 20sqm. Suites have a bedroom, lounge with picture windows and bathroom with both a shower and a bath. The presidential suite provides 41sqm of space and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area, minibar and its own valet providing round the clock service. All carriages are named after precious and semi-precious stones.
Activities: The journey includes guided excursions in a number of locations, usually one or two a day. There are four itineraries, three lasting seven days and one of four days.
Facilities: The train has a lounge bar, two dining cars (more details below) and two bars, the rajah club and the safari bar. Books and board games are provided to help you pass the time.
Dining: The Peacock Restaurant (Mayur Mahal) and Haveli Restaurant (Rang Mahal) between them serve Indian and international dishes. Soft drinks and wines are available to accompany meals. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are served on board, with occasional meals included in off-train excursions.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.
Notes: All meals, house wines, spirits and beers are included, as are guided sightseeing trips with appropriate entrance fees, valet service and the services of a tour director.
Spoil yourself as you travel through Rajasthan aboard the luxurious Maharajas' Express, with stops at major sites en-route.