By Sushant Sharma on Sep 27, 2013
Former Cricketer Farokh Maneksha Engineer is all set to be a guest aboard the Maharajas Express, one of the most well-known luxury trains in India. He has booked the ‘Gems of India’ one of the signature journeys of the train, on 2nd October 2013. If you are a fan of this great cricketer, then you have a chance to travel with him around some of the best destinations of India.
A former Indian cricketer, Mr. Farokh Maneksha Engineer has played 46 test matches for India and has played first-class cricket for Mumbai in India and Lancashire in England. In his career of 14 years, he has been known as an aggressive batsman and an alert wicketkeeper. He is really admired by Brian Statham, Lancashire teammate of Engineer. Today, he is one of the most respected referees with the Indian Premier League. He was popular not only for his game but also for his good looks and sharp features and was the first Indian cricketer to get brand endorsements. He had done celebrity brand endorsements for Brylcreem, Jaguar Land Rover and Lycamobile in the UK.
You can go aboard the Maharajas Express with him by opting for Gems of India, a journey of 3 nights and 4 days. It is one of the most sought-after 5 journeys of the train. A traveler gets a chance to explore the enchanting Mughal Town of Agra, interact with the wildlife at the well-known Ranthambore National Park and explore the magnificent forts and palace of Jaipur. During this journey, one does not only gets a chance to explore in sightseeing but also relish sumptuous lip-smacking Indian and other world-cuisine at any of the two restaurants.
Maharajas Express, a pan-Indian luxury train is managed by the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). It has 14 cabins to accommodate 88 guests with a regal decor, where you can enjoy all kinds of contemporary facilities including central air-conditioning, lounge bar, safety deposit locker, channel music, LCD TV and much more.
A keen observer of all things natural, Sushant has an even keener aptitude for detailing his travel experiences which include cross-country runs, luxury stays, backpacking, food reviews, roadtrips, mountain treks... possibly everything under the realm of travel. He likes to documents his experiences in a lighter vein and expects them to be read the same way. And yes, he hopes to make a decent living out his scribbles.
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