Saturday, March 20, 2010

Maharaja Express: The new luxurious train of India

Maharaja Express, a new luxury coach will be inaugurated by Indian Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee on March 20, 2010. She will flag off Maharaja Express from Kolkata station. For the next six days and seven nights, the train will go to New Delhi. In between, it will stop at Gaya, Varanasi, Bandhavgarh, Khajuraho, Gwalior and Agra.

Maharaja Express is a joint venture between Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Cox and Kings India Ltd. The Maharajas’ Express will have 88 passengers and they will enjoy all the facilities. All food and drinks are complementary. An official said:

The initial runs are familiarisation trips for the tour operators. Once they are satisfied with the service, they will sell the idea to their clients. Remember, there is a three-month waiting period for the Palace on Wheels. This train will be much more luxurious. We are sure that it will be a very successful venture,”

The operators are targeting tourists. For a deluxe cabin, the charge is $800 per person per day. The Presidential Suite costs $2500.

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  1. It was launched in January 2010 & is walking fantastically ever since. This train is the most luxurious amongst the Indian trains. Maharaja Express is born out of a joint venture between ICRTC & Cox & Kings India Ltd.

    Indian Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated Maharajas’ Express, a new luxury train with all modern facilities on Saturday but her railway ministry has come up with a print commercial that has emerged as a large shameful to the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.

    & entertainingly, the ad says the travel experience will show you an India like never before, like each cabin is equipped with large windows so you can watch fleeting frames of India looking through your window.

    India map on the inauguration ad of the new train’s route map shows Delhi in Pakistan & Kolkata somewhere outside Indian borders in sea.

    The Railways has apologized for the mistake & taken action against the ad agency.

    About Maharaja Express & its Gujarat journey :-

    There will be seven different categories of carriages in the train – presidential suite ($2500), suite ($1400) delux cabin ($900) & junior suite ($800).

    Each passenger Cabins is fitted with individual temperature control. It’s facilities like LCD televisions, DVD players, direct dial phone, web & lots of others. You can watch movies to keep yourself entertained. Each cabin is fitted with its electronic safe deposit box.

    There's seven packages of the train – Princely India, Royal India, Classical India & Celestial India. The city of Vadodara has been chosen to host the train under seven packages – Princely India & Royal