Maharaja Express

Is there any other way to explore the marvels and the rich cultural heritage of India than in style, this is exactly what the Maharaja Express has to offer.

"Maharaja Express"

The maharaja express is one is one of the most luxurious trains on offer by the Indian Railways and the Indian Tourism Department. It happens to be the most expensive as well. Think of it as the “Orient Express of Europe”. As a matter of fact, it was voted in the top 25 trains of the world by the “Society of International Railway Travellers”. Indeed, it has the best onboard accommodation and dining facilities, off-train excursion programs fit for a king hence the name “Maharaja”."The Bar on Maharaja Express"

The train has 5 ultra deluxe carriages, 6 junior suite carriages, 2 suite carriages, and 1 presidential suite. It has 2 fine restaurants that serve delicious Indian cuisines for the exclusive royal culinary experience, a bar that serves the best liquors of the world, it is equipped with air conditioning, library, WiFi, high-end boutique and the ethnic decor is out of the world that truly reflects the essence of Indian Royalty. Each cabin has its own personal butler on standby making the Maharaja Express a dream journey like no other. Undoubtedly, the Maharaja’s Express is luxury re-defined on trains.

The maharaja express offer 5 pan-Indian journeys; the Indian Panorama, Heritage of India, Indian Splendour, Treasures of India and Gems of India, typically of 4 to 9 days. Its itinerary includes the best destinations of India such Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra.

Itineraries of the Maharaja Express

Indian Panorama: Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights: Destinations covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi

Heritage of India: Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights. Destinations covered: Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi

Indian Splendour: Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights. Destinations covered: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Balasinor – Mumbai

Treasures of India: Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights. Destinations covered: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

Gems of India: Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights. Destinations covered: Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

Maharaja Express is brought to by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways and Cox and Kings India Ltd that specialises in luxury tours. They have signed a joint venture to set up the “Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd” that manages the Maharajas’ Express. Tickets can be bought directly from Cox and Kings country specific websites or from individual tour operators.

Approximate/Guide Journey Prices

Cabin

Adult 
(Twin Sharing)

First Child 
(05 -12 yrs)

Second 
Child

Single Supplement

Deluxe Cabin Twin

USD 7160

USD 3584

USD 3584

USD 5400

Deluxe Cabin Double

USD 7160

USD 3584

USD 3584

USD 5400

Junior Suite Twin

USD 8800

USD 4400

USD 4400

USD 7840

Junior Suite Double

USD 8800

USD 4400

USD 4400

USD 7840

Suite Double

USD 12000

USD 6000

USD 6000

USD 12000

Presidential Suite

USD 20000

USD 10000

USD 10000

USD 20000

Maharaja Express Contacts:

Royale Indian Rail Tours Limited, India
Tel : +91 22 6690 4747
Fax : +91 22 2920 3267
Email: contactus@rirtl.com
Website : www.rirtl.com
Address : Ground Floor, STC Building (Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan), 1-Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi – 110 001, India.

Cox & Kings UK Head Office
6th Floor
30 Millbank
London
SW1P 4EE
Tel: 020 7873 5000

Contact Cox & Kings, The Americas
Cox & Kings
8060 Melrose Avenue
3rd Floor
Los Angeles
CA 90046-7036
Tel: 1-800-999-1758.

If calling from Mexico: 01-800-681-9386. EEUU: 888-644-1758.
If calling from outside the U.S. and Mexico: 1-323-655-1758.
Email: tours@coxandkingsusa.com

Cox and Kings Tours LLC, Dubai Office
S-04 & G-01, ‘AL YAMAMA’
Near GPO, Karama P. O. Box : 31126,
Dubai – U.A.E.
Tel: +9714 357 2628 / 25
Fax : +9714 357 2566
Email: infodxb@coxandkings.com

Cox & Kings (Australia) Pty Ltd
72 Market St,
South Melbourne,
Victoria 3205, Australia
Tel: (03) 9646 0277
Fax: (03) 9646 6722
Email: reservations@coxandkings.com.au
Website: www.coxandkings.com.au
Reservations Australia: 1300 836 764

Bon Voyage. Enjoy the Maharaja Express.

Source: Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars’ photostream on Flick

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37 thoughts on “Maharaja Express

  • June 17, 2012 at 8:24 am
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    Hi Puru, dreams often come true you know. Thanks for your comment.
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  • June 17, 2012 at 9:11 am
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    Hi Shalu, you have given all the important information regarding Maharaja Express.

    For future journey, I have to refer this page.

    Thanks.
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    • June 17, 2012 at 9:14 am
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      Thanks Nandita. The Maharaja Express is perhaps one of the most luxurious trains of the world. A must travel of both Indians and tourists to India. Thanks for your complements.
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  • June 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm
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    Shalu, the maharaja express is meant either for maharajas, foreigners or NRIs’. We can hardly dream to travel with such luxury! But these pictures are to die for!
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    • June 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm
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      Yes its amazing isn’t it. It is actually a train. Pure luxury on wheels.
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  • June 19, 2012 at 2:31 am
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    It’s one of the best things in India. I wish I can take a trip on it. Thanks for the details.:)

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  • June 23, 2012 at 11:56 am
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    wow–such a big wow!! I have read about it but now with the pics–that looks so incredible. I want to go on it..:(

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    • June 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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      Yes Bhavana, the Maharaja express is something.
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  • June 30, 2012 at 11:51 am
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    Maharaja Express train service is very expensive.Only a rich person can afford there expenses.This train service is arranged for high rich families.

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  • August 23, 2012 at 10:58 am
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    wow what an awesome train it is …. really looking damn royal…but only rich people can afford it 🙁
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  • September 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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    Although it might be quite expensive, but it’s worth it. The place is such a wonder!

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  • September 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm
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    Festive Offer for Indian Nationals, Pay for one and your companion pays only 50%. The offer is valid on all the bookings of season 2012-13 done on or before 15th Sep’12.

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  • October 6, 2012 at 10:52 am
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    Thanks Nandita. The Maharaja Show is perhaps one of the most magnificent teaches around the globe. A must journey of both Indians and visitors to Indian. Thanks for your enhances.

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  • October 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm
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    This is the most amazing site. Very informative with information I wouldn’t have know by looking at just a guide book. I am planning a trip to India in March. Now I can really see the unique things in your beautiful country. Thanks, Dee

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  • October 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm
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    Maharajas Express has been refurbished. Luxury train tours take on a new meaning on the refurbished Maharajas Express.

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  • October 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm
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    I like this blog and this blog is full of Train Schedule information which is necessary to know for most of all.

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  • November 24, 2012 at 6:42 am
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    IRCTC is participating at LUXURY TRAVEL EXCHANGE, Las Vegas, US to show case Maharajas’ Express.

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  • December 24, 2012 at 10:22 am
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    Maharajas’ Express receives World’s Leading Luxury Train Award. WTA award is to the travel industry what an Oscar is to films.

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  • January 17, 2013 at 9:00 am
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    i would like to book in Maharaja Express

    pleae guide me to get it book for my honeymoon.

    joseph
    9840697376

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  • January 28, 2013 at 10:55 am
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    Hi Joseph,You may book through Maharajas Express official. The contact details are at: the-maharajas.com/contact-us.html

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  • April 8, 2013 at 7:09 am
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    Traveling the key places of India through a luxury train is a rare gem indeed. Looking forward to experience the thrilling and luxurious ride that Maharaja’s Express offers.

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  • November 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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    India, the mystical land with a glorious past, is famous for its versatile cultures, diversity of religions and beliefs, royal charm and unparalleled heritage. A land of varied colors and customs, blended with innumerable fairs and festivals, bountiful nature and untamed wildlife, dotted by royal palaces and majestic forts, India has a lot to offer to tourists from across the globe.

    Relive the times of the Indian maharajas, and rediscover the charms of enchanting India through the royal train journey of the Maharajas’ Express.

    Maharajas’ Express, the luxury train of Indian railways, voted the World’s Leading Luxury Train in 2012, showcases the rich culture, history and heritage of India through its five unique tours, spanning the whole of India. You travel through the night to various locations, and have the day to explore and enjoy them. The train was launched in 2010, with new routes and itineraries added in 2012.

    The Maharajas’ Express comprises of 23 coaches – five deluxe carriages, six junior suite carriages, two suite carriages, and one presidential suit. The train also has two fine dining restaurants, one bar, and an observation lounge with its own bar, game tables and a comfortable club. The train has a unique and latest suspension system for a seamless ride, individual climate control system in all cabins, environment friendly toilets, and direct telephone from each cabin. All cabins have facilities like WiFi connectivity, TV, DVD Players to keep you entertained and engrossed during the royal journey. Besides safety measures like CCTV cameras and fire alarms, the train offers a 24 hours valet service as well as round the clock paramedic assistance

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  • February 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm
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    This is really a nice train, But i think this train is only for rich guys. I hope one day i will get a chance to travel in this luxurious train.

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  • January 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm
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    Maharajas’ Express Train India

    India, the mystical land with a glorious past, is famous for its versatile cultures, diversity of religions and beliefs, royal charm and unparalleled heritage. A land of varied colors and customs, blended with innumerable fairs and festivals, bountiful nature and untamed wildlife, dotted by royal palaces and majestic forts, India has a lot to offer to tourists from across the globe.

    Relive the times of the Indian maharajas, and rediscover the charms of enchanting India through the royal train journey of the Maharajas’ Express.

    Maharajas’ Express, the luxury train of Indian railways, voted the World’s Leading Luxury Train in 2012, showcases the rich culture, history and heritage of India through its five unique tours, spanning the whole of India. You travel through the night to various locations, and have the day to explore and enjoy them. The train was launched in 2010, with new routes and itineraries added in 2012.

    The Maharajas’ Express comprises of 23 coaches – five deluxe carriages, six junior suite carriages, two suite carriages, and one presidential suit. The train also has two fine dining restaurants, one bar, and an observation lounge with its own bar, game tables and a comfortable club. The train has a unique and latest suspension system for a seamless ride, individual climate control system in all cabins, environment friendly toilets, and direct telephone from each cabin. All cabins have facilities like WiFi connectivity, TV, DVD Players to keep you entertained and engrossed during the royal journey. Besides safety measures like CCTV cameras and fire alarms, the train offers a 24 hours valet service as well as round the clock paramedic assistance.
    GENERAL INFORMATION

    The Maharajas’ Express schedules the following five tours:

    The Heritage of India Tour, of seven nights, departs Mumbai and travels north through Rajasthan to finish in Delhi, covering Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, and Agra/Taj Mahal.

    The Indian Splendour Tour, departs from Delhi and travels south through Rajasthan to finish in Mumbai, covering Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Balasinor, in 7 nights.

    The Indian Panorama Tour, departs from Delhi and ends in Delhi, covering Agra, Gwalior and Orchha, Khajuraho erotic temples, Bandavgarh National Park, Varanasi, and Lucknow, in seven nights

    The Treasures of India and Gems of India Tours, run for three nights each, departing from and returning to Delhi, covering India’s famous Golden Triangle, as well as Ranthambore National Park.

    Maharajas’ Express Schedule

    The tours run from October to April each year, generally with one departure per month.

    Maharajas’ Express Fare

    The Maharajas’ Express fares begin from $3580 per person for the three night tours, and range from $6360 for a deluxe cabin to $22000 per person for a presidential suite in the 7 night tours. The tariff includes cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, all house wines, beers and spirits, all sightseeing including entrance fees, guides and tour managers, and all entertainment. Service tax is additional.

    This Indian luxury train is owned & operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Railway. IRCTC is the tourism arm of Indian Railways.

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  • April 4, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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    Thanks For This Great Post Indeed…
    I Love The Way You Write And Connect With Readers…
    I Think It is Important To Build Relationship With Our Readers…

    Thanks Again ! 🙂

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  • May 4, 2015 at 7:07 am
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    This is an amazingly informative post! Thanks; I knew some about India but still learned a lot from this article.

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  • May 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm
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    Why the prices are shown in USD??? You want only yankees????

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  • November 16, 2015 at 10:24 am
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    I had a wonderful royal journey travelling experience with the maharajas express luxury train. I really felt like maharaja while travelling from delhi to mumbai in this Train.

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