Maharajas' Express - India's first pan India luxury train is operated by the Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd. The train has a total of 23 coaches with a passenger capacity of 84. It has five deluxe carriages, each with four cabins; six junior suite carriages with three cabins; two suite carriages with two cabins each; and finally the Presidential suite that occupies one entire carriage. Each carriage has a personal valet.
The unique aspects of the train, first of its kind in India, include a state-of-the-art pneumatic and hydraulic suspension system ensuring a smoother train ride; individual climate controls in each passenger cabin; direct dial facilities; live television with 14 channels; environment-friendly toilets; and spacious passenger cabins across all categories.
The itineraries include:
Classical India Tour: 7 Days / 6 Nights, Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Varanasi - Lucknow
Princely India Tour: 8 Days / 7 Nights, Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Royal India Tour: 7 Days / 6 Nights, Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Vadodara - Mumbai
Maharajas Express began operating in March 2010 and was recently voted by CNBC AWAAZ as the Best Luxury Train in India.