Maharajas Express: New India Luxury Train

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Maharajas Express India Train ToursMaharajas Express, India’s first pan-India super luxury train being launched by the Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd., a joint venture between IRCTC and Cox and Kings India Ltd (CKIL) is all set to roll in January 2010.

The luxury train has a total of 23 coaches with a passenger capacity of 84. It is the first luxury train that boasts of four distinct configurations. It has five deluxe carriages, each with four cabins; six deluxe cabin carriages, each with three cabins; two suite carriages each with two suites and finally one presidential suite exclusively in one carriage.

Dining options include two fine dining restaurants that seat 42 persons in each at a time, so that everyone onboard dines together. It has one exotic bar with the choicest collection of beers, wines and spirits. There is also one Observation lounge with its own bar, game tables and a boutique.

The unique India train starts its first run on January 9. Itineraries include The Princely India Tour, The Royal India Tour, The Classical India Tour and The Celestial India Tour. The Princely India Tour includes seven nights on a luxury train folling a Mumbai-Vadodara-Udaipur-Jhodhpur-Bikaner-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Agra-Delhi route. The Royal India Tour operates the same route as the Princely India Tour, though in reverse.

The Classical India Tour is six nights following a Delhi-Agra-Gwalior-Khajuraho-Bandavgarh-Varanasi-Gaya-Kolkatta route. The Celestial India tour follows the same train route as the Classical India Tour, but in reverse.


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