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WTA winner Maharajas’ Express – Indian Splendour

18 March 2019 - Sakshi Post

The Indian Splendour is a spellbinding and engrossing peregrination covering an extensive list of worthy tourist spots. The tour commences from Luyten’s Delhi and terminates at the financial capital of India, Mumbai.

This opulent wanderlust spans variegated places, luxuriating through Agra’s Taj Mahal, the majestic fort and wildlife sanctuary at Ranthambore, the Pink City of Jaipur, the robust alcazars of Bikaner and Jodhpur in the depths of Rajasthan, followed by the lake city of Udaipur and finishing with a flourish in Mumbai.

The Maharajas' Express is a luxury tourist train owned and operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), plying on seven circuits across the axis of North-West-Central and South–West India.

However the centrifugal attraction is the vibrant and colourful arid state of Rajasthan. Keeping in mind the climate in most parts of the country, the trips are sandwiched between the ebbing summer in October and the late spring of April.

The estimable train Maharajas' Express was voted “The World's Leading Luxury Train” five times in succession from 2012 to 2017 at the World Travel Awards. No mean achievement which skewers the misgivings of the Cassandra’s of Doubt regarding the tourism-marketing prowess of Indians.

The Maharajas' Express provides a plethora of solutions under a single umbrella of ostentation - pneumatic suspension, live television, Wi-Fi, attached bathrooms, dining cars, bar, lounge and a premium souvenir shop. Larger cabins are endowed with roll-top baths and spacious sitting rooms.

The train comprises of twenty-three carriages which include accommodation, dining car, bar, lounge and generator and store cars. Accommodation has been provided in all the guest carriages with a capacity to haul eighty-eight passengers in plush luxury.

The train gloats of a lounge called the Rajah Club which has a private bar, two dining cars and a dedicated bar car. There is a delectable on-board souvenir boutique which offers tat for the pilgrims of this opulent odyssey. The train is also equipped with a water filtration plant.

It is worthwhile to mention that there are five carriages in the category of Deluxe Cabins, a total of 20 cabins accommodating forty passengers (twelve twin bed cabins and eight double bed cabins).

There are eighteen cabins in the Junior Suites category that accommodate thirty-six passengers. Additionally, there are four Suites available, which are endowed with large separate sitting and sleeping areas. The train has a state-of-the-art kitchen car designed to provide a range of cuisines in the restaurants Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal.

Source: Sakshi Post


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