In touring India, there are many, many factors that you must consider if you want to have a trip that is free of stress. Every person has their own unique expectations from this huge, diverse country, so it is best to know what you are aiming for when you make your plan to visit India. If your goal is to enjoy the culture and nature while remaining relaxed, with the best of first world amenities at your disposal and a catering staff who are equally skilled at Western as well as Indian cuisine, then the world’s top luxury train: Maharajas’ Express is the way to go around India, for you and your loved ones.
Among the accolades this superb train has garnered are the World’s Top Luxury Train, 2017 – conferred by the 24th World Travel Awards. To live up to its billing, the Maharajas’ Express provides a bevy of itineraries to select from, ranging from the succinct 4 days, 3 nights trip around Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur, to the expansive 8 days, 7 nights Southern Sojourn, which covers many glorious sites that dot the Indian peninsula beyond the Deccan plateau.
Far Away From the Madding Crowd
To borrow a phrase from Thomas Hardy, while touring through India on one of the world’s top luxury trains, the luxurious Maharajas’ Express, you remain undisturbed by the multitude of people that occupy even the remotest parts of the country. The quality of services on board has been exceptional since inception, as borne out by the consecutive 2015 and 2016 Seven Stars awards for ‘Luxury Hospitality and Life Style’. The guest relations staff are highly trained professionals who have been handpicked to be fluently bilingual. They aim to make your stay aboard the train frictionless, much like how the stately suite coaches (that have been built with modern amenities and Western aesthetics) glide along the rails.
Once you embark on your journey on the world’s top luxury train, the pressure of keeping to a schedule is taken off your mind since you do not have to worry about making the next connection or hiring local transport. All historical, cultural and natural sites that the Maharajas’ Express stops at have been tourist hotspots for ages, meaning there is no fear of missing out, as the kids call it these days.
Cover (Almost) All of India, in Kingly Comfort
The journeys have been curated with your comfort as the top priority, which is why the Maharajas’ Express received the World Travel Award for ‘World’s Top Luxury Train’ from 2012 till the most recent iteration in 2017 mentioned above, beating out stiff competition from illustrious trains such as the Venice-London Orient Express.
While it is impossible to see all of India even if one dedicates their life to the purpose, the journeys planned by the IRCTC for the Maharajas’ Express ensure that nothing of importance is missed out in the region the train explores, which is why it is the world’s top luxury train. Apart from the Gems and Treasures of India tours that are four days long and cover north India, there are longer routes of eight days that cover the most significant sites in north, west and south India. Coupled with the exclusive excursions that are planned for each major stop along the way, the Maharajas’ Express experience becomes a lifetime memory of India that you cherish forever!