Resting all rumors to doubt if it is the most exclusive and luxurious train ride in the world, Maharaja Express awards are not unknown. In 2020, India’s most luxurious, Maharajas’ Express, was declared ‘World Leading Luxury Train’ for 7 consecutive years, beating the likes of Venice-Simplon Orient Express of Europe, Rovos Rail of Africa, and Rocky Mountaineer of Canada.

This luxury train was adjudged World Leading Luxury Train at a gala ceremony in Anguilla by the prestigious World Travel Award on 7th December 2014.

Maharajas Express voted World's Leading Luxury Train at WTA
World Travel Awards

Maharaja Express awards list –

  • World Travel Award 2017 in the category of ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’
  • The Seven Stars in the category “Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards” in 2015 and 2016
  • 1st runner-up prize in the Specialist Train Operators Category awarded at Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Travel Award 2011

Launched in 2010, Maharajas’ Express luxury train service in India comes equipped with state-of-the-art amenities such as Wi-Fi internet, RFID door locks for enhanced security, LCD TV with live channels, an attached bathroom, and an electronic safe. Further, the train boasts 2 dining cars, a bar car, a souvenir shop, an observation lounge, and a gaming lounge.

What sets Maharajas’ Express apart from the rest of the luxury trains in the world is the Presidential Suite that spans an entire carriage. It is the most spacious of its kind and has a twin bed and double bed bedroom, kitchenette, dining space, and living area. The presidential suite also features a spacious bathroom equipped with a bathtub.

Maharajas Express Train
Maharajas’ Express voted World’s Leading Luxury Train for 3rd consecutive year

Select from 5 royal journeys the Maharajas’ Express offers to experience India as never before. Explore the most prominent tourist destinations in India and get a peek into the essence of India with insider experiences and cultural interactions arranged by the train promoters during your journeys for the trip of a lifetime. 

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Contributed by Nikhil Chandra