Travelling in a luxury train India can be a lifetime experience if things are in place from the beginning. While no doubt; it’s more than just soaking in royal luxury, it is equally important to have bookings done in time. It becomes more necessary keeping in mind that fact that luxury trains of India are generally pre – booked and are much in wish list of people touring to India.
A perfect combination of opulence and grandeur, luxury heritage trains like Maharaja’s Express train fare includes an experience befitting the bygone era of the royals of North India. Along with the charm and luxury of a royal palace comes the accommodation of twin ultra cosy bedded cabins, wines, beer and cabins. The entire package includes guided tour, translators, butler service and paramedic services.
Facilities Offered and Included
Maharaja Express train has for different routes – Heritage of India, Treasures of India, Gems of India, India Panorama and India Splendour.
As per the route, a traveller has selected- the fares differ. Though there is not a major difference in the tour packages, still one needs to check out the fares. Like 08 Journey of Indian Splendour starting from $5890. Maharajas’ express which is World’s leading Luxury Train is a world filled with red carpets and high teas. While Maharaja’s Express train ticket price include royal indulgence like amenities like Wi – Fi in every cabin, plasma television with satellite international channels and interrupted telecast, DVD players, digital lockers or safes to keep important documents like passport and jewellery while on board.
Cabins and Suites
Maharajas Express offer categories of accommodation – Adult, Single and Supplement in all its cabins : Deluxe cabin, Junior Suite, Suite and Presidential Suite. As per the accommodation one selects, ticket prices are charged. However, the luxury train tariff does not include any optional tours mentioned in itineraries, insurance, gratitudes, laundry, non – house pour drinks, taxes. The ticket of Maharaja’s Express does not include air fares/air tickets, post tour accommodation or any other tour extensions not mentioned in the original tour itenary of the luxury train. Service taxes are applicable and will be charged extra. Including all this, the prices generally listed on the website are on twin share basis until and unless a special request is pre – mentioned. Acceptance of such request depends on the sole discretion of Maharaja’s Express authorities. This includes cabin upgradation at 50% depending upon availability.
There are exceptions to what the ticket fare includes. Like INDIAN VISA. Travellers boarding the train should come with valid VISA. VISA charges have to be borne by the tourists and the fees are not included in the train fare. Pre and Post accommodation one – night charges have to be borne by the tourists and are not included in train ticket fare. However, these accommodations can be arranged by luxury train India operators or your tour operator on request. Personal travel insurance covering domicile injury, illness, accident, death and loss of effects or luggage has to be included. On the other hand, Maharaja’s Express is comprehensively insured for earthquake, terrorism and theft.
The World Class Affair
Maharaja’s Express Train is a world class affair with it being the WINNER OF SEVEN STARS 2015 for Luxury Hospitality and Life Style Awards. The train has also been conferred with World Travel Award 2015 for the category of World’s Leading Luxury Train. It is also a winner of CNBC AWAZ Awards 2015 for Best Luxury Train. In fact, it has been awarded many other awards in past too. And, so how comfortable and memorable travelling in a luxury train of India can be no second thought!
All of these awards can be attributed to the world class comfort, luxury, design and services it offers to its guests. It includes Maharajas’ Dining offering fine dining experience; Bar and lounges with choicest of wines, beers and spirits; Rajah Club with cosy clean arm – chairs including high – end boutique insight.
Cabins are an architectural marvel in themselves with each cabin offering a unique design. These designs are a replica of Mughal and Rajasthani designs and architecture. An insight into the world of kings and queens with even curtains and carpets being the replica of original ones to give an offbeat experience to its traveller’s. There is much more to this royal carnage; so when your book tickets for this luxury train – be ready to get more than what you might have imagined!