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Explore the south in the rains on Maharaja Express!

July 21, 2017 | Comments (0) | Views (1401)


India is a country of wonders! A train like Maharaja Express is even more wonderful. It is a pan-Indian train that traverses across the length and breadth of all the popular destinations scattered throughout the sub-continent. The Maharaja Express is an added feather to the cap of grand Indian luxury trains.

This one of a kind luxury train has been travelling since January 2010 and a journey aboard this train indeed teaches a word or two about real luxury on the railway tracks and is nothing short of a dream come true for anyone who loves to travel in style and comfort!

I had a chance to travel on board The Maharaja Express for 8 days and 7 nights. I have always been an avid traveller and I am always looking for newer avenues to broaden my perspectives and this was something I had never done before. I booked my tickets from the website of “Worldwide Rail Journeys” and boy was it easy! They were there for me whenever I had any question or any doubt. This made everything all the more convenient.

The train toured the ‘celestial India’, the sojourn began from where the Ganges ends ‘Kolkata’ to Gaya, the next stop was Varanasi and then to Bandhavgarh, through Khajuraho to Agra, then to Gwalior and finally it was Delhi.

This train bisects across all the vicinage from metropolitan cities to places of religious significance, from wildlife environs to sleepy villages.

Anyone who is a traveller in this uber-luxurious train is treated to a grand selection of 23 deluxe coaches, 5 deluxe carriages, 2 suite carriages, 6 junior suite carriages and one presidential suite. At one point in time, it seemed as though, all of these carriages and suites that are luxuriously embellished are simply waiting patiently to welcome me to its more than opulent insides. The cabins are all adorned with period furniture, hinting towards the royalty of India and at the same time ensure a very classy stay for anyone aboard. The cabins are decked up in fusion décor as well that add up to the already elegant interiors. The heritage sites one can gaze at from the cabin windows and the royalty that is meted out to the travellers inside altogether make up for a memorable experience.

Junior suite Twin bedroom

There are umpteen amenities available for anyone on board The Maharaja Express. You have access to temperature control, environment-friendly toilet systems, LCD TV, electronic safe deposit box, direct dial phones and the WiFi internet connectivity. For all the indoor adventurers and gamers there are high-end boutiques, game tables and a bar. All of these completely take care of all the recreational needs of the guests.

This high-end luxury train also covers its guests under insurances against natural calamities like earthquakes, fire and even theft.

While on The Maharaja Express the royal repertoire never dies, one can relish fine dining in any of the 2 restaurants that are housed here. They serve a host of delectable cuisines from different parts of the country and not to forget the complimentary beverages that are served along with the meal are pure extravagance on display.


Everyone, at least for one time in their life should douse themselves in the luxuries and indulgence that this train has to offer. Travelling is a boon in itself but travelling inside The Maharaja Expresses in India is an experience like no other.

The Maharaja Express is soon to embark on its monsoon sojourn which they call the “The Maharaja Express Monsoon Special”. They plan a sojourn through the southern jewels of the country. The journey would commence from Trivandrum, through Chettinad, then Thanjavur to Mahabalipuram. After that it would be Mysore, from Mysore to Hampi then to Goa and the train would finally come to a grinding halt in Mumbai. For foreignnationals the prices to this journey extraordinaire starts from US$ 7,530 and for Indians it would cost Rs 5,00,680 per person on a twin-sharing basis.

Make sure you book thethe tickets for your journey on The Maharaja Express from the website of Worldwide Rail Journeys because they make it a cakewalk, precisely because of the years of experience they have in the realm of luxury train travel in India. They are backed by many government organisations that literally vouch for their services. Make your journey a more wholesome one by experiencing the opulence of The Maharaja Express through Worldwide Rail Journeys!

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