In our last post, we got to know about the Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train. This initiative promotes the grand heritage of Maharashtra. But there is more to the Deccan Odyssey train than just a single route. In its periphery it offers grand experiences that go beyond a single luxury train route. To fulfill the journey’s bigger purpose, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation initiated the Indian Maharaja Tour in the year 2009. The special train is distinct in many ways for it connects west to north. This is the main reason why it is also tagged as the pan India itinerary connecting Mumbai to Delhi and vice-versa.
One of the most creative ways of covering the best monumental destinations of India in a single luxurious route, the train is accredited as an innovation in luxury trains. It creatively brings together the heritage attractions in a single journey, most of which are also world heritage sites as well. This aspect also makes this rail journey stand out.
The journey begins its route from Chhatrapati Shivaji Rail Terminus in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. The station is also a world heritage site established by British imperials. From there, exclusive itinerary takes a turn towards ancient heritage of Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Amber hill top fort in Jaipur, Taj Mahal and Agra fort in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. In between, the passengers are engaged with ultimately luxurious destinations like leisure palaces of Udaipur, Jaipur and Ranthambore national park. In all, the journey brings out the best of India’s culture, history and wildlife in a single attempt.
And when the journey concludes, it takes a ‘U’ Turn from Delhi and goes in the reverse direction for the tourists who wish to experience the luxury train tour in a unique way.
Beyond the sightseeing, the train also culminates the best luxury hospitality experience. The hospitality, managed by the internationally renowned Taj Group of Hotels and Palaces, makes sure that the guests experience the best of onboard services, food & beverage, housekeeping and world-class butler assistance. The hospitality partners of the Indian Maharaja also facilitate the experiential side of journey and make it exclusive in every right.
More to the Indian Maharaja follows… Just tourists need to book their space on it. In the next blog post, we will throw light on the unique itinerary of the Indian Maharaja.