By Gaurav Srivastava on Apr 11, 2017
The Indian Railways has made an announcement that the seven-star Indian luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express will now ply between Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. This is an effort to encourage tourism in the Konkan region.
During an event, Suresh Prabhu, Union Railway Minister said, “The Maharajas’ Express currently operates in between Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. We are planning to start it on the Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala route by this year-end. It will cater to tourists who want to visit the Konkan region and also generate employment for locals.”
He further added that this premium luxury train till now was travelling across Northern India including Delhi and Rajasthan but it will soon be launched in South and West India, from this year onwards. The Railway Minister also said that discussion with Goa’s Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar are on about the state’s addition in the train’s itinerary and the new route.
The world-renowned Maharajas’ Express train started its first journey in 2010. It was been the winner of the world’s ‘Leading Luxury Train’ at The World Travel Awards constantly for five years in a row, that is 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The train offers well-planned itineraries and is known for offering modern comforts, couple with flawless hospitality.
Gaurav Srivastava is a marketing professional based in Delhi. Apart from his professional commitments, he also loves to travel and explore new places, meet new people and immerse in local culture. His other interests include exploring new arenas in digital marketing, reading and participating in green movements for environmental protection.
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