Delve into Indian Culture in Plush, Award-winning Comfort
Ever since historical times, India has played host to a trove of fascinating cultures. Combined with the sheer size of the country, the prospect of taking it all in via road or flying from city to city by relying on India’s nascent domestic aviation sector seems enormous. That is exactly why India’s claimant to the title of top luxury train of the world, Maharajas’ Express (literally, the Train for Kings) has taken the pain out of traveling in India and crafted unique experiences for the cream of visitors who come to see the sights of India. With the intent of providing the best hospitality to its discerning customers, the Maharajas’ Express certainly delivers on its promise.
The train can hardly be recognized as one once you are inside the palatial suites that truly belong to the top luxury train of the world, with only the barest sway betraying its fast progress along the tracks. The coaches are entirely custom crafted, designed with western travelers in mind, who have come to expect nothing but the best in the services rendered to them. The very lavish Maharajas’ Express Presidential Suite is filled to the corners with every amenity a usual luxury hotel has, with the added thrill of being on wheels! Complete with entertainment systems, mini bars and modern amenities, this regal suite was probably a big factor in the Maharajas’ Express receiving the title World’s Leading Luxury Train from the World Travel Awards year after year since 2012, cementing its status as the top luxury train of the world and improving its own standards when there was no one left to beat.
If it is intimacy you seek as you explore the vibrancy of India aboard this gloriously decorated train, consider the Maharajas’ Express Suite, or the Junior Suite if you are taking the solo route on board the top luxury train of the world. Taking inspiration from the swathes of landscapes and urban centers that the train takes you to, the suites have been upholstered in lavish linens, which are perfect for unwinding from the energetic excursions planned for each day of the eventful journeys curated by the Maharajas’ Express. If you have missed out on the suites, worry not, for there are also Deluxe Cabins that are tastefully designed so as to reflect the intricacy of Indian culture.
North India or South? The Choice Is Yours
The Maharajas’ Express is not only comfortable on the inside – its staff are always on hand when you visit the cities and sites that are part of the itineraries crafted by the top luxury train of the world. You can hardly choose between the week long packages that start from Delhi and cover Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow before returning, or the southern plans that take the same number of days but acquaint you with Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Ernakulam/Mahabalipuram, Kumarakom/Chettinad and Trivandrum. They are all impressively exhaustive, befitting the experience expected from the top luxury train of the world in giving you an in-depth view of Indian sights and sounds, people and places.
Since the Maharajas’ Express covers such an astonishing array of places, it was also conferred the CNBC Awaaz Travel Award in 2015 for the Best Luxury Train! The award was a result of voting by travel industry personalities as well as foremost travel agents, who bestowed the honor of the top luxury train of the world upon the IRCTC team that manages Maharajas’ Express. What better credentials could one get for an experience that showcases India to worldly travelers? Hop on board!