Award winning Indian luxury train Maharajas’ Express lures America

In a bid to tempt Americans with its luxurious amenities, the luxury train Maharajas’ Express – run and operated by IRCTC is hosting special events across the US West Coast.
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Nov. 21, 2012 - PRLog -- Washington, Nov 21 (IANS)

India's celebrated luxury train – the Maharajas' Express is making select stops on the US West Coast to showcase its luxurious amenities to North American travelers who want to explore the royal pageantry and rich past of India in the most extravagant way possible.

The Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which owns and runs the luxury train, is organizing special events in Los Angeles  (November 26th), San Francisco (November 30th ), and Las Vegas to showcase the state-of-the-art amenities Maharajas' Express is equipped with, as per a media release.

Awarded 'Best Luxury Train' by CNBC Travel in 2010 and named 1st runner up in the Readers Choice Award for Conde Nast Traveler (an American travel magazine) in 2011, the train offers five exclusive journeys, with two routing across the famed Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur) and rest three covering the vibrant states of Rajasthan (Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner), Uttar Pradesh (Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow), Madhya Pradesh (Khajuraho, Gwalior), Maharashtra (Ajanta Caves) and Gujarat (Balasinor). The train runs between the months of September and April every year for this is the best time to explore India owing to the festive ambience and favorable weather conditions.

"The train is designed to transport guests into a more gracious age of train travelling," said Rakesh Kumar Tandon, managing director, IRCTC.

"Interiors suffused with nostalgia, state−of−the−art amenities, a tastefully−crafted itinerary, and impeccable hospitality enable Maharajas' Express to present India in a way never seen before," added Tandon.

The Maharajas’ Express houses 14 guest carriages, including one truly classic presidential suite that stretches the length of an entire carriage. Every cabin has large panoramic windows, designed so that guests can savour every bit of that this magnificent wonderland called has on offer.

All passenger cars come with independent, cabin−controlled air conditioning, online water filtration systems, environmentally−friendly toilets, pneumatic suspension, live television, Wi−Fi Internet, CCTV cameras, hair dryers, electronic safe deposit boxes, bath tubs in suites and the presidential suite − almost everything one could imagine to travel in luxury. The journey is much more than a simple train voyage, it can actually be termed as a sojourn aboard a palatial train.

The Maharajas' Express features two fine−dining restaurants (Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal) with a sitting capacity of 42 each. The exotic Safari bar and Rajah Club, with the choicest collection of complimentary, house brand spirits are there to rejuvenate the guests post off-train excursions. Each train comfortably fits a total of 88 passengers. For the season 2012-2013, the train would make a total of 38 rounds. For more information please visit:

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