|Maharajas Express, Asia's most luxurious rail ride|
Launched in 2010, Maharajas Express was operated by Royale India Tour Ltd (RIRTL) a joint venture between Cox and Kings, India and Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Now the train will be run by IRCTC alone and offer shorter itineraries at more affordable price in addition to the pre-existing itineraries. According to the officials the tariff of the Maharajas Express may come down by as much as US $ 10,000 for the new itineraries with shorter duration.
Maharajas Express, with its 23 guest carriages has a total capacity of 88 passengers which include a Presidential Suite build over an entire carriage, a unique feature in any train in the world. Equipped with uber-cool in suite facilities such as Wi-Fi- internet, LCD televisions, sylvan furnishing, electronic safe and bathrooms, Maharajas Express offers truly regal journeys to the guest in its elegant interiors. For more information on train facilities, itineraries, schedules and facilities, you may like to visit the website of the Indian Luxury Trains. To get a sneak peek into the interiors of the train, you may like to visit the Flickr photo stream of Maharajas Express by Indian Luxury Trains.