Remote Lands arranged an absolutely flawless trip for me to Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan where I stayed in some of the world's finest hotels.
Why We Love This Train :
Location: Explorers seeking a little luxury whilst winding through India’s stunning landscapes will be spoilt for choice with journeys aboard the Maharajas’ Express, departing from Mumbai or Delhi and passing through Jaipur, Jodhpur and Agra, to name but a few.
Service: Passengers aboard this engine will be treated to every luxury and all the attentive service befitting the Maharajas it is named for.
History: A journey aboard the Maharajas’ Express is the chance to discover ancient India with its temples and palaces, myths and legends, and unspoilt natural beauty.
The Maharajas' Express is a jewel among trains, with carriages named for the precious stones of the Maharajas themselves. Guests can travel the rail tracks of India from Delhi to Agra to Jaipur, stopping off at beautiful ancient temples, exploring caves and jungles, spotting rare wildlife and shopping in bustling bazaars. There are a range of tours, from three nights and four days to seven nights and eight days, to suit all types of vacationers. Aboard this train spanning nearly half a mile is accommodation worthy of an Indian monarch, with four cabin options, all boasting panoramic windows for stunning views of the Indian countryside. Traditional hospitality is observed in the train’s two restaurants in which diners enjoy sparkling service and delicious cuisine. Socializing with cocktails takes place in the Safari Bar, while quieter, intimate drinks, or games and books can be enjoyed in the Rajah Lounge.
The 43 accommodation cabins aboard The Maharajas’ Express are beautifully decorated and fitted with fine details of sumptuous luxury, featuring WiFi and air conditioning. There are four configurations to choose from, including double and twin bed options.
Guests will enjoy relaxing in this cozy, 112-square-foot cabin with its panoramic window, writing desk and en suite bathroom. The beds can be arranged into a double or two twin beds.
This 150-square-foot suite is pleasantly spacious and can be configured with a double or two twin beds, includes a writing desk from which to gaze out of the window and a well-stocked en-suite bathroom.
At a princely 448 square feet, the Presidential suite takes up an entire carriage, the Navaratna, named for the jewel worn by the Maharajas. It features two bedrooms, both with their own bathroom.
Arranged over 220 square feet, the Suite includes a double bedroom and separate living area as well as its own en-suite bathroom complete with bathtub.
The Maharajas’ Express is equipped for passengers’ every need. With bars and restaurants catering to all tastes, there’s something for avid shoppers too; treasure hunters will enjoy browsing in the on board gift shop.
Passengers in search of a memento of this unforgettable trip will be spoilt for choice in this high-end boutique, stocked with handmade traditional crafts and souvenirs.
With two 42-seater restaurants and two bars to choose from, guests can recline in luxury and enjoy immaculately-prepared, delicious dishes from all over the world, served by friendly, knowledgeable staff, and enjoy a social drink beforehand too.
Mayur Mahal Restaurant
Named after the prince of birds - the peacock - this beautiful restaurant with its colourful, classic decor is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal, with a backdrop of marvellous views from the panoramic windows.
With its own bar, the Raja Lounge is a great spot for a quiet drink, snuggled in a cozy leather armchair with a good book or around a relaxing board game.
Rang Mahal Restaurant
In the Rang Mahal carriage, the Haveli restaurant serves delectable meals created with care and innovation with fresh ingredients.
After a day of sightseeing, what better way to unwind before of after dinner than with a drink with fellow passengers? The Safari Bar is charmingly decorated and boasts a list of fine wines, beers and spirits.