The Maharajas Express, India’s most luxurious train christened Celestial India, chugged out with 38 passengers from Kolkata on Saturday night. For the next eight days and seven nights, the luxury train will cover pilgrim and tourist centres with myriad hue of culture like holy cities at Gaya and Varanasi, the Bandhavgarh forests, the enchanting and captivating beauty of Khajuraho, heritage cities of Agra and Gwalior before terminating in Delhi.
The Maharajas Express is the latest and most luxurious train from Indian Railways on the lines of The Palace On Wheels, The Golden Chariot Express, The Oddesey Express. It possesses elegant features and international-level comfort.
What could make a journey aboard the most luxurious train in the world even more memorable? Sharing your adventure with people that have vast experience and a life-long passion for India is certain to make these Maharajas’ Express journeys unforgettable.
A royal train journey like no other, through the heart of India in the lap of luxury. Every cabin equipped with LCD televisions, DVD players, individual temperature control, direct dial telephones, Wi-Fi internet connectivity, electronic safe-deposit box and large panoramic windows, the next generation Maharajas Express promises to make the journey from Kolkata to Delhi a unique travel experience.
A joint venture of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Cox and Kings (India) Limited, the Maharajas’ Express can carry 88 passengers in 23 well decorated coaches divided into suites for luxurious travel. Food and drinks served would be complimentary, though bars and restaurants would be there.
According to railway officials, the interior of the train was designed by E.K. Associates and manufactured at Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.
The train has five deluxe cabins, six junior suites, two suites and one grand presidential suite, restaurant and dining car. It possesses elegant features and international-level comfort. The charges for the presidential suite are $2,500 (Rs.113,762) per person per day. The tourists can pay in dollars or Indian currency.
India is one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia. Bounded by the Himalayan ranges in the north, and surrounded on three sides by water (the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean), with a long history and diverse culture, India offers a wide array of places to see and things to do.
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