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A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Luxurious Train in India – The Maharaja Express

Is the exploration of India on a Maharajas Express on your bucket list? Curious about what it’s like to board the most expensive train in India. This comprehensive guide will help you with everything you need to know about Maharaja Train. If you are a first-time traveller on one of the luxury trains in India, then this guide is your cheat sheet. Be prepared. The Maharaja’s Express will transport you to the bygone era of Indian Royalty. Its immaculate service, larger-than-life interior, and meticulously designed itineraries whisper tales of India’s’ rich heritage.

Maharaja Express Starting Points

All the Maharajas Express tours begin in Delhi, the heart of India, or Mumbai, the bustling financial centre. Well, getting to the cities is very easy. Both towns are well connected with various domestic and international flights, and India’s extensive rail network lets you travel seamlessly from any part of the country. Additionally, the local transport is conveniently available to deport you to the stations. However, note that the cost of reaching your beginning point (Delhi or Mumbai) are not included in the Maharajas’ Express package. A few exceptional peak season packages offer inclusive travel, but this Is not guaranteed. For the latest updates on Maharaja Express, kindly visit the official website.

The Maharajas Express offers four tours across India, covering historical, cultural, and natural attractions:

  1. Indian Splendour: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Mumbai.
  2. Indian Panorama: Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, and Varanasi.
  3. Heritage of India: Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi.
  4. Treasures of India: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, and Jaipur.

Insurance Coverage:

The Maharaja Train provide umbrella cover insurance to all its passengers for any foreseen events and natural calamities like fire, earthquake and flood. For international visitors, we recommend checking your respective country’s travel insurance for sufficient travel coverage.

Pre / Post Tour Accommodation:

Pre and post-journey accommodations for a day or two are not included in Maharaja Express train fare.

Dos & Don’ts:

  • Please carry and double-check all the necessary documents required for your travel. If proper documentation is not available, deportation may occur.
  • Pack linen and cotton for summer.
  • Please carry shawls and warm clothes for freezing nights.
  • The most common form of travel is in groups. So, if you can’t adhere to schedules for embarking or disembarking or are incapable of participating in excursions/trips, etc., the management may exclude you from the tour.
  • Kindly refrain from engaging in activities that will disrupt other passengers’ travel experience, such as causing delays, etc.
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Travel Essentials for Wildlife Safaris

  • Wear natural colours that blend with the surroundings.
  • Carry a good SPF sunscreen, caps/wide hats, sportswear or comfortable walking shoes.
  • Please don’t wear bright colours.

No Smoking

As per India law, smoking in public areas is prohibited.


We recommend carrying soft-top baggage as it fits easily everywhere, and for luggage, please adhere to International Airlines’ guidelines.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform the management at the time of booking so that onboard management can accommodate your needs.

Persons with Disability

Currently, people with special needs are directed to travel with a companion who can assist them.

Medical Conditions

  • For medical emergencies, a paramedic is available onboard 24 hours. However, if you have any particular medical need, please inform the authorities when booking.
  • For people with allergies or medical needs, we recommend carrying your medication, especially during safaris.
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Off-Board Tours

  • Off-board excursions may involve lengthy walks or steep steps. So, for people with walking difficulty walking/climbing long distances, etc., kindly inform the authorities onboard.
  • Sometimes trains go for cooling or re-fuelling. During this period, if you would like to stay back on board, inform management.
  • The train may need to wait for a minimum number of travellers to board. If this number isn’t met, you will be notified before the journey begins. For more information, visit maharajaexpress.co.uk.

Additional Information

  • Regular updates and changes in fees, terms, and conditions are posted on the official webpage. Check it for the latest details.
  • Review the information on the website to know what to carry, what is allowed, and what is not, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trip.

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