|Maharajas Express, Asia’s most luxurious rail ride|
This recent move by the operators of the Maharajas Express, Asia’s most luxurious train, may have been prompted by the growing demand from a new breed of luxury travelers who don’t have much time up their sleeves yet looking for unique cultural experiences.
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 prices 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 includes a Presidential Suite built 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 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.