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The Maharajas` Express - An Experience Unforgettable

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The Train

The Coaches

Facilities on Board

General Information
Embarkation & Disembarkation


An Experience Unforgettable

India... a country with history as old as time. A country where diverse dynasties have ruled through centuries, leaving their mark on the landscape, language & culture of the nation.

It is said that one can witness a different India after every hundred kilometer. Royal Palaces, Forts, Rich natural bounty, Untamed Wildlife... there's so much to soak-in and store memories for a lifetime.

Now a journey through India made much more memorable with the Maharajas' Express.

A train almost half a mile long redefines luxury & comfort. It recreates the Lifestyle of a princely era.

  The Train

A train that never falls short of providing you a royal experience, Maharajas' Express features four cabin configuration - Deluxe Cabin, Junior Suite, Suite & Presidential Suite. Every cabin has large panoramic windows, just so that you can savor every bit of magnificent India. All passenger carriages come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India & have state-of-the-art facilities - Live Television, DVD players, WiFi Internet to name a few to keep you entertained through the royal journey. Maharajas' Express has CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, mini pantries, with a 24 hrs. valet service & round the clock services of a Paramedic, the journey on-board is truly an experience extraordinaire.

Cabin Configuration

Cabin Category
Cabin Area
(sq ft)
Twin Bedded
Double Bedded
Total Cabin/Suite
Passenger Capacity
Cabin Names
Deluxe Cabin
With attached bath
Hakik, Firoza, Katela, Beruz, Pitoniya
Junior Suite
With a writing table & attached bath
Moti, Panna, Manik, Gomed, Moonga, Pukhraj

With separate living & bedroom areas, attached bath with bath tub
Heera, Neelam
Presidential Suite

With two bedrooms, two attached baths (1 with bath tub), a living cum dining room


  The Coaches

Restaurant Cars

Mayur Mahal & Rang Mahal

These two in–house restaurant cars with unique theme decor have the capacity to seat 42 guests each.

Lounge & Bar Cars

The Raja Club

The Raja club provides you with the choicest collection of house brands of beers, wines & spirits which comes Complimentary. With its comfortable sitting arrangement and an exquisite collection of books, it has witnessed many a conversation traversing national boundaries.

The Safari Bar
The Safari bar is a perfect place to rewind with its own bar, game tables and comfortable club arm chairs and a collection of books.

The Boutique – Sandouk
The Twin houses a high end boutique to pamper you. Sandouk stocks pieces of authentic art, jewelry & clothing.

  Facilities on Board

The Maharajas Express features

•        Every cabin has large panoramic windows - a design marvel, just so, that you can savor every bit of magnificent India
•        All passenger cabins come with individual temperature controls, the first of its kind in India
•        State-of-the-art facilities like direct dial telephone & WIFI internet
•        In-house movies & live television also keep you entertained through the royal journey
•        Every cabin also has its own electronic safe deposit box

Note: Just a small reminder for those who are used to a different power supply, the Maharajas' Express is equipped with 110/230V sockets

  General Information

Please find below some general information to assist you with your planning for your journey aboard the Maharajas' Express.

Maharajas' Dining
A royal banquet for royal passengers, the Maharajas' Express has two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons each and everyone on board dines together. House wines and beer served whilst dining come complimentary, of course.

Maharajas' Bar & Lounges
One exotic Safari bar with the choicest collection of house brands of wines, beer and spirits with snacks come complimentary to every passenger. There's also a lounge cum bar Rajah Club with comfortable club arm-chairs. And if these features don't make you feel pampered, the Maharajas' Express also houses a high-end boutique featuring exquisite and unique creations.

Maharajas' Transport
From super deluxe coaches for Deluxe Cabin and Junior Suite passengers, to cars for the Suite and Presidential Suite passengers each at every destination. All equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, candies and tissues and shoe uppers. After all, when it comes to providing comfort to royals, every little detail matters. That's what the Maharajas' Express has in waiting for you when you step off.

Pre & Post Hotel Accommodation
It is highly recommended that you take a minimum of one pre & post night accommodation with your rail journey. Kindly contact us for further details.

International & Domestic Flights
Flights are not included presently but we can provide information on schedules, fares & even assist with the bookings, if required. We will be offering very special & exclusive packaged fares which can be combined with your land arrangements shortly. Kindly contact us for further details.

Personal Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance cover from your country of domicile for injury, illness, death, accident, loss of effects or luggage and holiday cancellation. Kindly refer to the cancellation policy stated in our Booking Terms & Conditions.

Insurance for Maharajas' Express
The Maharajas' Express is comprehensively insured for fire, earthquake, theft & terrorism. All guests are covered under an umbrella insurance cover.

Before or after your journey aboard the Maharajas' Express, why not enhance your visit by extending your stay in the Indian Subcontinent. For details visit Extension Tours.

Travel Documents
Travel Documents, which are valid only for the passenger(s) named, will be issued after receipt of full payment for your reservation and not normally later than 14 days prior to departure. Please carry your confirmation of booking with you on departure.

Dress Code
We recommend smart casual clothing & suitable walking shoes for off-train excursions during the day. Comfortable attire in natural subdued colors (bright colors are not advised) which blend with the landscape is essential for all excursion to wildlife reserves. We recommend smart casual clothing at restaurant & bar lounge.

Baggage Allowance
There is limited storage space inside your cabin. We recommend that each guest travels with luggage as per international airline - rules for first / business class passengers. It is also advisable to carry soft-topped luggage as it is easier to store. Luggage storage is provided under the bed & in the luggage hold.

Special Dietary Requirement
Kindly specify any special dietary requirements at the time of booking to avoid disappointment during your journey. Every effort will be made to accommodate all culinary requests; however, we are unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in the preparation.

Porters will be available at all embarkation & disembarkation stations to assist you with your luggage.

There is a dedicated team of butlers on board to attend to your every need. Each carriage is manned by a single butler, on call 24 hours, trained to meet the needs of our guests & comply with utmost speed & efficiency. Our butlers take pride in offering unique services to each of our guests ensuring a memorable stay on board.

Wheelchair Access / Disabled Passengers
We regret that the dimensions of the carriages and design of the train are not suitable for wheelchair bound passengers. We also recommend that guests with limited mobility & other such constraints should be accompanied by an able-bodied passenger. However, our valets will be available to provide additional assistance. Kindly specify any special requirements at the time of booking.

Off Train Excursions
Since most of our Off Train Excursions involve a fair amount of walking, we recommend you pack some comfortable walking shoes. A moderate degree of physical fitness is required to participate on our off train excursions. You may encounter unpaved sidewalks, uneven surfaces & problems getting on & off the train. Travelers with walking difficulties or any such physical condition should inform us at the time of booking. We reserve the right to refuse participation on any of our excursions to anyone who would be incapable of completing the tour or would cause unacceptable delays to the rest of the group. In these circumstances there would be no refund for any unused part of the tour.

On all off train excursions, you will be accompanied by professional & qualified English speaking guides. There's no substitute for a little local flavor, so we employ experienced local guides who provide an invaluable & in-depth view of the sights that you visit. Language speaking guides can be provided at select destinations, subject to availability & at an extra cost. Please let us know of your requirement at the time of booking.

Transportation on Excursions
Most excursions off the train include a coach transfer for Deluxe Cabin & Junior Suite passengers and cars for Suite & Presidential Suite passengers; however, certain excursions are also undertaken by jeeps. Kindly refer to your itinerary for specific details.

Smoking Policy
In accordance with Indian Law, smoking is not permissible on board the train. Smoking is also prohibited in all public places such as restaurants, airports, stations, shopping malls, hotels, public areas etc.

Paramedic on Board
We have a paramedic on board the train that can provide emergency medical facilitation if required.

No specific vaccinations are required for travel to India, however, you are advised to check for advisories on the Govt. of India website. Foreign tourists should be in possession of a Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate conforming to international health regulations, if they are originating or travelling through Yellow Fever endemic countries. Anti-malaria precautions should be taken. It is also recommended that you consult your physician for any personal health advice based on your travel itinerary. If you are taking prescription medication, it is advisable to carry enough supplies to last for the duration of your trip. It is also advisable to carry sufficient insect repellent.

A limited laundry service is available at select destinations. Please contact your carriage butler for details.

High speed Internet access is available on board. Please contact the Train Manager for details. The internet reception can vary while the train is moving, but does improve when the train is stationary or near main roads.

Cell Phones
Kindly keep your Cell Phone on silent mode on board the train out of consideration for your fellow passengers and also while visiting certain monuments on your Off Train Excursions. Please also note that the use of cell phones and laptop computers is discouraged in all the public areas and should be used in the privacy of your cabin.

Cell Phone Reception
The reception can vary while the train is moving, but does improve when the train is stationary or near main roads.

Telephone Calls
Telephone facility is provided in all cabins. The cost for all external calls is additional and not included in the cost of the journey.

On-Board Safe
All cabins are equipped with electronic safes. While every precaution is taken, we cannot be held liable for loss of valuables.

Maharajas' Express world-class service is highlighted by our team of highly motivated hospitality staff who ensure that the guest experience is unmatched and every need is not just met, but anticipated. Our attentive, unobtrusive crew members add a unique sense of exclusivity to the journey. All our staff members are well versed in the English language.

Minimum Passenger Requirement
All our journeys require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Should this not be accomplished, we will offer you an alternate departure date or an alternate journey or a refund. In the unlikely eventuality of this occurring, 30 days advance intimation can be given.

Special Excursions / Events
An additional supplement will be levied on certain departures which offer special interest excursions, signature events and special guest lecturers.

The Maharajas' Express can be chartered to corporate companies, agencies and individuals worldwide for incentives, conferences, weddings or any other exclusive event. Group Bookings are eligible for special discounts.

  Embarkation & Disembarkation

The point of embarkation & disembarkation for the specific journeys is as follows:

Journey 2012Check-in Venue / TimeDeparture Station / TimeArrival Station / Time
Treasures of IndiaSafdarjung Railway Station, Delhi
0800 hrs
Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station
0930 hrs
Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station / 0800 hrs
Gems of IndiaSafdarjung Railway Station, Delhi
2000 hrs
Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station
2200 hrs
Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station / 0800 hrs
Indian PanoramaSafdarjung Railway Station, Delhi
2000 hrs
Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station
2200 hrs
Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station / 0815 hrs
Indian SplendourSafdarjung Railway Station, Delhi
2000 hrs
Delhi - Safdarjung Railway Station
2200 hrs
Mumbai - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus / 0815 hrs
Heritage of IndiaThe Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai / 1430 hrsMumbai - Chhatrpati Shivaji Terminus / 1640 hrsDelhi - Safdarjung Railway Station / 1500 hrs

Guests are required to check-in at least 1 hour prior to departure at Mumbai & Delhi for pre-boarding formalities. Check-in takes place at a pre assigned venue in Mumbai and Delhi. Final details of the meeting point will be provided in the travel documents and vouchers which will be e-mailed or handed over to you approximately 14 days prior to departure.

Following completion of boarding formalities, you will be escorted to your cabin & assisted with your luggage. On your final night on board, the Train Manager will assist with disembarkation formalities which include luggage & clearance of extras.

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