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Please find below some general information to assist you with your planning for your journey aboard the Maharajas´ Express -
There are 43 guest cabins - 20 deluxe, 18 junior suites, 4 suites and 1 presidential suite - which can accommodate up to 88 passengers on each journey of the Maharajas Express. Accommodation is available as twin cabin and double and each cabin can accommodate 2 passengers except for presidential suite which can accommodate up to a maximum of 4 passengers.
There are two restaurants on board Maharajas Express, each with a seating capacity of 42 passengers at a time. The restaurants - Peacock and Rang Mahal - serve cuisines from around the world including traditional Indian, Chinese, Continental and authentic Mewari cuisines. Guests could also order house brands of wine, spirits and beers along with an array of well known brands from around the world. Whereas the dining is table d´hote, guest will have to pay extra for drinks other than house brands. A well stocked bar named Safari is an ideal place to get to know your fellow traveler over light drinks and snacks in a laid back ambience.
Maharajas Club is the plush Observation car with relaxing chairs where guest can observe the landscape spool by. It is also equipped with a library, personal bar and a souvenir shop and a great place to socialize and collect memorabilia.
Transportation comes complimentary for off train excursions at each destination. Whereas the guests in Deluxe Cabins and Junior suites are accommodated in deluxe coaches for sightseeing, the guests in Suites and Presidential suites are provided with cars. All vehicles are equipped with travel kits and complimentary guides also accompany guests during their local sightseeing tours.
Pre and post accommodation is not complimentary with the Maharajas Express ticket price. It is recommended that you take minimum one day pre and post accommodation with your rail journey. For more information regarding pre and post tour accommodation, please refer to our website or contact us for further details.
Maharajas Express journeys either originate from Delhi or Mumbai. Both cities are well connected through air internationally. Also, these cities are well connected through road and rails. The price of your flight journey is not included in the price of Maharajas Express. It is recommended that you book your plane ticket with us to avail of special package offer and exclusive price. For further details refer to our website or contact us.
It is strongly recommended that you have adequate travel insurance in case of any eventuality from the country of your origin/domicile. You may refer to our booking cancellation policy for further details. Also, Maharajas Express train is fully insured for natural calamities or any such eventualities such as fire, flood, earthquake and theft. All passengers are also covered under an umbrella insurance cover.
If you are looking forward to explore the Indian subcontinent before or after your journey on board Maharajas Express, you may do so with us. The Maharaja's Express has some fascinating journeys lined up across some of the most significant destinations in India. Please refer to our website or contact us for further details.
As per Indian Law - Smoking in India is prohibited in all public places include public transport, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, educational institutions and parks etc.
Children below 5 years shall be allowed free
Single child (5 years - 12 years) - 50% of the adult fare
Please note that the train does not have the facility for interconnecting cabins except in the Presidential Suite car.
All applicable taxes will be charged extra.
High speed internet access is available on board the train. However, the internet signals can vary in the moving train but does improve when the train is at a halt.
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All the 5 journeys offered by Maharajas Express train are all inclusive of accommodation in twin-sharing or double sharing cabins, on board meals, in house brand of wines & spirits, butler service and guided off train excursions.
Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry, video & still camera, alcoholic beverages outside the train, arrival and departure fees are excluded from the price of Maharajas´ Express journeys.
All the travel documents will be issued after the full payment of your journey reservation. Please carry the confirmation receipt of booking with you on departure.
Smart casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended for off-train excursions. For lunch and dinner in five star hotels, we recommend you to wear formal clothes.
It is recommended to carry luggage as per the international airline rules. Soft-topped luggage is highly recommended as it acquire less space.
If you have some special prerequisites in respect to food, kindly mention at the time of booking so that the on-board staff can accommodate your culinary requests.
In order to assist your luggage, porters have been appointed at the point of embarkation and disembarkation.
Each guest carriage on board Maharajas´ Express has been appointed with a personal butler to entertain the guests 24 x 7.
Unfortunately, there is no facility available for the disabled passengers on board Maharajas´ Express. It is recommended that guests with restricted mobility should be accompanied by an able-bodied passenger.
The voltage available on board this luxury train is 110/220 volts. International adapters are also provided on the train.
70 to 80% of your off train excursions include long distance walking, therefore it is advised to pack comfortable walking shoes. During getting off and on the train, you might come across rough surfaces and unpaved sidewalks.
During the off train excursions, you will be accompanied by professional English speaking guides. If there is any special requirement of language speaking guide, kindly inform us at the time of booking.
For guests staying in Deluxe Cabins and Junior Suites, a coach transfer will be provided for off train excursions. On the other hand, cars will be provided for Suite and the Presidential Suite passengers.
In case of medical emergency, there is a paramedic available on board the train
There are no specific medical prerequisites for India travel. However, if you are a native of a Yellow Fever endemic country, you must be in possession of a Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate conforming to international health regulations.
Laundry service on board Maharajas´ Express is made available at select destinations. Kindly contact your carriage butler for the same.
It is advised to keep your cell phones on the silent mode so that you won´t create uproar for the fellow passengers and also during your visit to certain monuments and places. The reception of cell phones varies on the moving train but improves when the train is at a halt.
All the guest cabins have a telephone facility. The tariff of the train journey does not include the cost of external calls.
Each cabin is equipped with an electronic safe. After so much of precaution, the train's management will not be responsible for any loss of valuables.
All the staff members of the Maharajas´ Express train are highly qualified to accommodate the different needs of the guests. All staff members are well-versed with spoken English.
All the 5 journeys offered by the Maharajas´ Express train require a certain number of passengers to operate. If that number is not met, you´ll be either given a new journey date or refund. 30 days of advance indication will be given in such situations.
For special events, signature excursions and guest lecturers, an additional supplement will be charged on certain departures.
The Maharajas´ Express train can be chartered to corporate executives, individuals and agencies for holding conferences, marriages and other events.
Maharajas' Express -
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