The Maharaja Express has added yet another feather to its cap by being awarded “Signum Virtutis” – seal of excellence, 2016 Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Award. The tag of the world’s most luxurious train is what (in layman’s terms) has been won by the super-luxury express service owned and operated by IRCTC.
A.K Manocha, the Chairman and Managing Director of the IRCTC was present at the 2016 Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards held in Marbella, Spain. This is not the first or second but the fifth consecutive occasion that the Maharaja Express has won the prestigious award.
Introduced in the year 2010, the Maharaja Express is a 23 coach train that runs on 5 routes with packages of 8 days/7 nights or 4 days/3 nights. Under the route, travellers can explore regions such as Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, Ajanta, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.
A few highlights of the train include top-rated hospitality, in-room temperature control, water filtration plant, two bar cum lounges, restaurants, a dedicated team to cater to the demands of the guests and cuisine served on Limoges plates, gold/silver plated cutlery. Fares start at a spine tingling $ 3850 (approximately INR 2.6 lakh) per person for a Deluxe Cabin while the Presidential Suite will set you back by a dizzying $ 23,700 (approximately INR 16 lakh) per person.
Following is an image gallery of the Maharaja Express (Click to expand):