The Most Luxurious Train In The World

Saturday, September 12, 2009


What is being touted as a “palace on wheels,” the Maharajas Express is starting to take reservations for its inaugural season on the tracks of India.

Picture this, you’re on your way to the Taj Mahal (one of the six listed destinations around India), after checking your email in your room, you call the butler to help lay out your tuxedo jacket to wear at dinner and show you how to operate the microprocessor climate control system in your room. At dinner, you debate whether to choose a game of elephant polo or to have high tea at the Laxmi Vilas Palace in Baroda. There are just too many decisions to make over filet mignon, so you swing by the bar car for a martini on your way to catch the sunset from the observation lounge. Later, looking out the panorama window back in your room, you wonder how you’ll get on that elephant in the morning.

It all comes with a price tag of around $800 usd per night, for each of the four different itineraries offered, all within the Indian subcontinent, including, Udaipur, voted as this year’s “Best city in the world.”.

Photo by runran

By Jon Wick


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Jon lives in Butte, Montana, spending most of his time on skis or bikes; sometimes both. He began travel writing while teaching in Korea and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Technical Communication at Montana Tech. Jon has begun writing his first book, The Story of Will, whose movie rights are still (very) available. Catch more of Jon at (@ExpedJon)

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