September 29, 2022

Inside the Maharajas’ Express, India’s most expensive train

Whoever found the phrase—
Living the King Size Life– must have had a chance to see how Indian Maharajas lived in their heyday. All things opulent, larger than life, fanciful and bespoke were an integral part of Maharaja life. Fast forward to the present day, where else do we see these extravagant lifestyles? You guessed it right, none other than the Maharajas’ Express, India‘s most expensive train. As its name suggests, the Maharajas’ Express is an experience fit for royalty.


Have you been on the Maharajas’ Express? Hooray, if so. Otherwise, let’s find out what’s so special about this wonderful train journey.

Inside the Maharajas' Express, India's most expensive train

The Maharajas’ Express offers world-class service that will leave you feeling pampered for a long time. Luxury on wheels is what this train is all about. There are 23 first class coaches, all designed in such a way that travelers feel like they have been transported back to the times of kings and queens. The train consists of five Deluxe Cabin cars, six Junior Suite cars, two Suite cars and Navratna, an exclusive Presidential Suite car.

Inside the Maharajas' Express, India's most expensive train

A fine dining experience at Maharajas’ Express is something you will talk about for a long time. There are two amazing restaurants on board –
Mahal Rank and
Mayur Mahal – both serving Indian and world cuisines. And it’s not just the food, the refined experience comes with the added bonus of the finest interiors. Timeless beauty, as some say. And for some spirits, you can always visit the bars and lounges on board –
The Raja Club and
The Safari Bar.

Inside the Maharajas' Express, India's most expensive train

The IRCTC’s flagship luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express offers four bespoke journeys –
Heritage of India, Treasures of India, The Indian Panorama and
Indian splendor. The fare is based on your cabin category and your itinerary. The minimum rate (for 4D/3N) starts from $3490 and goes up to $23700 per person (in double occupancy). These rates do not include taxes. It’s not one of the most expensive train rides in the world for nothing.

Inside the Maharajas' Express, India's most expensive train

All this talk about the train and no destination? Of course there are. The Maharajas’ Express runs on four different routes. In total, it covers more than 12 destinations across North West and Central India.

The
heritage of indiawhich is a 7N/8D tour will take you through Mumbai – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri – Agra and Delhi route.

Inside the Maharajas' Express, India's most expensive train

The
Indian panorama The tour, also 7N/8D, will take you on the Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore and Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Orchha and Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi route.

The 7N/8D
Indian Splendor operates the Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai route. And finally, the
treasures of india circuit for 3N/4D travels Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi route. When not on board, passengers are accommodated in the finest 5-star luxury hotels money can buy.

The Maharajas’ Express is offering great deals for all Nationals for the 2022-23 season. Up to 10% discount on the current fare for all bookings will be applicable for the following departures:

  • October 9, 2022 – The Heritage of India 6N/7D
  • October 16, 2022 – The Treasures of India 3N/4D
  • November 27, 2022 – Indian Splendor 6N/7D
  • December 11, 2022 – The Treasures of India 3N/4D
  • December 18, 2022 – The Indian Panorama 6N/7D

These offers are valid for reservations received until September 30, 2022.

Take our word for it, this larger than life train travel experience will stay in your heart and mind for a very long time.

  1. What is the most expensive train in the world?
    Maharajas Express, India.
  2. What is the most expensive train in India?
    Maharajas’ Express is the most expensive train in India.
  3. Who owns the Maharaja’s Express?
    Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) owns the Maharajas’ Express.