Category Archives: Luxury Train

MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS to come with amazing surprises this Christmas and New Year

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Maharaja’s Express is an awarded and much-loved Indian luxury train which who wouldn’t love to board at least once in life! So if you too are fancying a royal sojourn on this luxury train but concerned about the tariff and out of budget journey packages then here’s a good news for you! Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure brings to you two amazing offers on these journeys ! 

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One of the most popular luxury trains in India, Maharajas’ Express has lined-up four special departures during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Get all geared up to make your celebrations even better and lavish on-board this ‘luxury on wheels’.  Following are the departures:

  • The Heritage of India (17th Dec 2016) – This 7 night / 8 day journey covers Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi.
  • Treasures of India (25th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey covers Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • Gems of India (28th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey offers a visit to Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • The Indian Panorama (31st Dec 2016)- This 7 night / 8 day journey offers visit to Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.

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Another highlight of Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure is two amazing offers on these journeys. The offers are valid till the date of departure of the journeys and is subject to availability of cabins.

  • OFFER 1- 50 percent discount

The first offer on the above departures states that on booking a cabin on twin sharing basis the first adult pays the full cost but the second sharing the cabin will avail 50% discount on the adult cost. This offer is applicable for all nationalities. In clear terms, if you and your partner are going, you pay for one and your companion pays 50 percent only

  • OFFER 2- Early bird offer

The second offers states that on booking a Deluxe Room, the guest gets a chance to upgrade his room from Deluxe Cabin to Junior Suite, by just paying only 50% of the difference in Tariff between these two. This offer is valid till 30thNovember 2016. This offer too is applicable for all nationalities.

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All the journeys of Maharaja Express are very meticulously-planned and offer a visit to some of India’s best destinations. The itineraries include sightseeing, special meals, shopping and other memorable experiences. The décor of the train is gorgeous and the hospitality is impeccable. The luxury train has 43 guest cabins along with two multi-cuisine restaurants – Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal. The train also features a souvenir coach and a lounge. Have a memorable journey, amid modern world-class comforts.

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For more information, you may visit http://www.maharajas-express-india.com

Tiger Express Train to run on Rajasthan route

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Wildlife enthusiasts across the World may rejoice as here’s a good news for you!!  The Tiger Express train, which was launched specifically for safaris in Madhya Pradesh (MP) in June, is all set to make Rajasthan its new home.

Giving Bandhavgadh, Kanha tiger reserves in MP the slip, the train will begin its revised journey in the state on November 19, 2016 by taking tourists to Ranthambhore National Park for the tiger safari. As per Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) sources, the Tiger Express is one of the most innovative tourism products launched by IRCTC.

The train was launched on the World Environment Day to highlight the importance of environment in our lives. The itinerary of the semi-luxury train will cover Udaipur, Chittorgarh and Ranthambore for a four night-five day odyssey starting from New Delhi. Tourists will have to shell out fares varying from Rs 29,000 to Rs 37,500.The Indian Railways is foraying into wildlife tourism for the first time in the state, focusing on both budget and domestic tourists.The semi-luxury train is also a first on the tourist circuit in the country to have a dining car.This will facilitate frequent interactions among travellers during the trip..

 

IRCTC announced special packages for ‘Bharat Darshan’

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For an avid traveller, there is an incredible opportunity coming up which was announced by IRCTC on Tuesday. The train will take you for “Bharat Darshan” including various historical and pilgrimage destinations across the country at really affordable prices. The journey will take place from October- December in various lots.

The train comprises of two luggage and 15 sleeper coaches including a pantry. These packages will include accommodation, sightseeing, vegetarian food and road transportation.img_7294

The schedule of the trains will be as below:

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Departure October 4 from Chandigarh

Tour span- 6 days

Places- Shirdi- Saisignapur-Trayambakeshwar.

Boarding stations- Ambala, Kurukshetra,Karnal, Panipat, Delhi Cantt, Rawari and Jaipur

Fare- 5,020 per person

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Departure- October 14 from Varanasi

Tour Span- 13 days

Places- Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Thirvananthpuram, Kochi, Tirupati and Malikarjun

Fare- 10,870 per person

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Departure- November 2 from Chandigarh

Places- Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Thirvananthpuram, Kochi, Tirupati and Malikarjun

Fare- 10,870 per person

For more information, visit http://www.irctctourism.com/

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A semi-luxury trip for the long August weekend offered by IRCTC

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The long weekend of August is almost here and everyone must be planning something or the other for it. So before you think of something else there comes is a good news for all those who want to make the best of their weekend in this amazing weather. The Indian Railway Catering and Touring Corporation (IRCTC) has planned a semi-luxury train tour for passengers from Delhi which will begin its journey from Safdarjung station to iconic places of Rajasthan including destinations  Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Mount Abu-Ajmer-Pushkar

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The all inclusive package of four nights and five days includes quality food, travel outside railway by air conditioned vehicles, security arrangements and housekeeping along with escorts throughout the trip. This is an especially designed tourist train which will also have a mid-segment air-conditioned dining car where passengers can interact with others while having dinner.

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And guess what all this comes at really affordable prices. The package being divided in two categories (I AC and II AC) priced at an affordable rate of Rs 29,000 for II AC and 35,000 for I AC. IRCTC is also offering an “early bird” discount to the first 25 bookings as well as discounts for groups.

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Don’t you think this is a really great opportunity given by IRCTC for all those wanting to go out on an affordable vacation. If you are looking forward to it then contact 9717649209, 9717640463 or mail at tourismr&d@irctc.com or visit www.irctctourism.com

Wish you have a wonderful holiday!:)

Experience Different Aspects Of Rajasthan With The Desert Circuit

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With the increasing number of tourists visiting the colorful state of Rajasthan, the IRCTC has introduced a royal train to the state, specially designed to cater to the middle class.

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The Desert Circuit is a semi – luxurious train which offers a package of 4 nights and 5 days. The train departs s from New Delhi on a five day odyssey with an array of deluxe facilities. The ‘Desert Circuit covers Rajasthan’s famed cities of sprawling deserts Jaisalmer and the eclectic heritage of the Pink City – Jaipur.

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This special train which runs on the lines of the royal Palace on Wheels has its first halt at Jaisalmer for 2 days where tourists can enjoy the camel safari, sunset and visit the Sonar Haveli, Patwa Ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake and many others. The next halt is in the Pink City, where the tourists get to visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and other tourist spots.

Palace on Wheels comes to Jaipur

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The dream journey of lifetime, royal and luxurious Palace on Wheels began its first tour of the season yesterday from Delhi. Today the luxury train will arrive in ‪Jaipur and halt at the Jaipur Junction Railway station for hours.

The Palace on Wheels with all modern facilities will travel to Jaipur, Sawaimadhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra before returning to the capital.

The royal train has undergone some renovations and now has 23 coaches comprising 14 saloons, one spa coach, two restaurants–“Maharaja” and “Maharani”, one reception-cum-bar and a health club gym!

The seven-day journey takes the tourists across mountains, rivers, forests and sand dunes in air-conditioned comfort. It will make a total of 34 trips from September 2013 to April 2014 and around 3000 passengers are expected to travel in the train.

Enjoy the Palace on Wheels’ royal cuisines in Nahargarh Fort

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If you believe that the luxury of Palace on Wheels train is only for its passengers, then there is a surprise for the Pink City. The royal experiences of palace on Wheels, especially the dining delights, are soon going to pamper the denizens of Jaipur at Nahargarh Fort.

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Yes, you read it right! Now, the Palace on Wheels team is set to stir your taste buds not on the train only but also at the picturesque Nahargarh Fort. In a first of its kind initiative, you will now be able to get the taste and feel of a lifetime dining experience in the 1734 fort with the panoramic view of the city at night. Come May end, every evening, you can enjoy exquisite hospitality and cuisine by the Palace on Wheels team at the ‘Padao Restaurant’ at Nahargarh Fort at no extra cost.

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The Padao’ at Nahargarh Fort, overlooking the city, would serve royal cuisines with the entire paraphernalia of the Palace on Wheels including the staff butlers and the chef in train uniform, crockery and cutlery et al.

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A special menu is being designed by the Palace on Wheels team incorporating Indian and continental cuisines but most of it would be what is served on the train to the tourists. The idea is to showcase the POW services and cuisine to the public at no extra cost.

Owing to the summer heat, these services would be available only in the evenings. So get ready to experience the palace on Wheels style dining at Nahargarh- Jaipur.