The Ultimate Luxury Rail Experience

The Maharajas' Express has redefined the luxury travel experience by offering guests an immersive adventure into India’s fabled destinations whilst soaking the rich cultural heritage of the region which will leaves the guests with unforgettable memories.

Launched in 2010, the train has won many accolades by winning the hearts of it’s guests and impressing travel journalists and critics around the world. The most prominent one being the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” Award, won five years in a row at the World Travel Awards, from 2012-2016.

Simply put, the Maharajas Express luxury train is the most lavish medium through which any traveler can experience India’s diversity in a short span of time.

With state of the art amenities, eco-friendly technologies and aesthetic interiors; every fine detail of the train has been crafted with careful thought and care.

Maharaja Train Journeys

It is a tough task, even for a frequent traveler to truly imbibe the diversity that India has to offer. Hence the train’s itineraries are designed in such a manner that ancient and modern India come alive by integrating a panoramic mix of heritage and splendor of the country’s gems and treasures. The names of the five circuits are thus chosen so. From tourism hubs such as Jaipur, Jodhpur & Agra to hidden gems such as Balasinor and Orchha, the Maharajas Express train journey satiates every traveler's appetite.

  • Guided excursions to monuments, fortresses, wildlife sanctuaries, world heritage sites.
  • Exclusive cultural performances.
  • Diverse optional tours including spa treatments, golf session, shopping tours.
  • Special fine dining arrangements on excursions.
  • Sightseeing in luxury buses.
Maharaja Train Facilities

The salons of the Maharaja Express train have been styled with influence from the private saloons of the erstwhile Maharajas of India. Each carriage presents a unique ambience as each one has been named after a famous gemstone of the Maharajas and designed following that individual pattern.

Life on board is all about grandeur, panache and recreation.

You will have a gastronomical dining experience aboard two restaurant carriages - Rang Mahal (Color Palace) and Mayur Mahal (Peacock Palace). Socialize or relax in the Rajah Club Lounge and Safari Bar which are essentially the hub of the luxury train. Drinks, snacks, board games, cultural activities with plush seating arrangements account for most of the attraction. You can also learn more by arranging Vedic sessions, astrologer sessions, Bollywood dancing and the tour directors deliver interactive mythology and historical sessions. Also, there are notable guest lecturers on select signature journeys.

  • Two unique fine dining restaurants with gold edged plates and Swarovski hand-cut crystal glasses.
  • As assortment of cuisines that include gluten free, lactose free, kosher, vegan and more can be created, customized to your diet.
  • Rajah Club Lounge & Safari Bar
  • A library replete with books in various languages.

Maharaja Train Cabins

The only luxury train to offer 4 types of cabins with unique dimensions and comprised in 14 guest saloons. The saloons have been named after the legendary jewels of the Maharajas and intimately crafted in that fashion.

Key Features
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Air temperature control.
  • Bathroom with W.C, basin and shower cubicle with running hot and cold water.
  • Dedicated butler service.
  • Folding writing table.
  • Live TV, LCD Screen and DVD Player
  • Direct Dial International Telephone Facility
Key Features Exclusive to Suite/Presidential Suite
  • Living room.
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar.
  • Bath tub.

Maharaja Train Guests

Eminent personalities such as Vivek Singh (Celeb Chef) and Sir William Mark Tully have journeyed on the train and raved about their adventures, along with a host of travel writers.

Single women travellers, Alumni associations, Board of directors are frequent guests. Nationalities that have taken the journey the most are American, British, Australian, Japanese and Emirati.

Once you step on board, you become a part of that exclusive club.

The Maharajas Express on-board team are trained to cater to individual needs of various nationalities. There are team members who speak different languages. There are chefs who can make food served on the table from about 50 countries at any given point of time.

Maharaja Train Configuration

The train can accommodate upto 88 guests.

  • 5 Deluxe Carriages
  • 6 Junior Suite Carriages
  • 2 Suite Carriages
  • 2 Restaurant Carriages
  • 1 Presidential Suite Carriage
  • 1 Bar and 1 Lounge Carriage
  • 1 Kitchen Carriage
  • 1 Executive Managers & Tour Managers Coach
  • 1 Staff Carriage
  • 2 Generator Coaches
The Maharaja Train Assurance:

Luxury & Comfort

Most spacious and amenity filled luxury train in the world


  • 24 hours availability of paramedic on board.
  • Air ambulance service in case of emergencies
  • CCTV cameras, Smoke alarms, RFID door locks

24x7 Service

Personalized butler assigned to each carriage.

Cuisine Variety

Talented chefs on board can create a personalised meal plan according to your dietary requirements

The Maharajas Express train is managed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) The experience is on par with a 6 Star Hotel.

Take the epic journey and tick it off your bucket list.

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