A train ride worth 1 lakh rupees a day !
Wish for a royal ride in what could be touted as one of the worlds top luxury trains?
Now you can unravel the royal experience of traveling through the majestic landscape of India with the utmost luxury and comfort of premium state-of-the-heart facilities like LCD television with DVD players, direct dial telephone, Digital climate control and high speed Internet facility among various other interesting stuffs.
The new Maharaja Express, a joint venture between Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Cox and Kings India Ltd., has been flagged off on March 20 by none other than our Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee, as a pan-India super luxury train.
The journey will also include travel and tour package along with an inbuilt amenities of a five star hotel. This luxurious tourist train with 23 coaches is destined to travel from Kolkata to Delhi with its rich range of offerings with elegant features of high quality and leisurely services in line with other premium class tourist trains like the Palace on Wheels.
On its journey from Kolkata to Delhi, the train will cover various well-known pilgrimage and tourist destinations such as Gaya and Varanasi, the Bandhavgarh forests, Khajuraho, Agra and Gwalior. The train has five deluxe cabins, six junior suites, two suites and one grand presidential suite.
The train has two fine dining restaurants with 42 person seating capacity at a time. For the lovers of wines, the royal train also serves the choicest collection of beverages as a complimentary to the dinner. The super deluxe coaches of this train are well-equipped with complimentary sightseeing kits like bottle coolers, pit hats and shoe uppers.
The Maharaja Express, the train studded with the comfort matching international standards, has 4 scheduled journey plans with journey routes as Mumbai to Delhi (Princely India), Delhi to Mumbai (Royal India), Delhi to Kolkata (Classical India) and the one with the route discussed above as Kolkata to Delhi (Celestial India).
Some of the key features of this luxurious train include double/twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms, meals including breakfast, snacks and soft beverages and mineral water, butler services, transport and services of guide, city tours, gadgetry supports as mentioned at the start of this article among various other royal services.
The train aims to cater to any type of special dietary requirements and accommodate all culinary requests. The train provides electricity coverage along with international adaptors on board. The royal rides also accompany services by professional and qualified English speaking guides. The cabins are equipped with electronic safes to allow passengers to store their valuables safely.
The charges for the premium Presidential suite are $2500 per person per day. The aim of IRCTC is to boost tourism and cater to the high-end business groups and other customers with its premium services studded with the state-of-the-art facilities.
How about gifting a ride in Maharaja Express to your dearest one?