The Maharajas’ Express is going to take a total of 37 rounds this season with its 5 new brand itineraries. The first journey – Indian Splendour is a short one, lasting for 3 nights and 4 days and would begin on September 29th 2012.
(TRAVPR.COM) INDIA - September 14th, 2012 - Just a few days from now, the Indian luxury train - Maharajas’ Express is all set to embark on its first journey for the season 2012-13 on September 29, 2012. Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which runs the train, has introduced 5 brand new itineraries for this upcoming run season. The train would cover these 5 journeys in a total 37 rounds from September 2012 to April 2013.
Out of the 5 Maharajas’ Express itineraries, Gems of India and Treasures of India are short period journeys spanning over 3 nights and 4 days, while Indian Splendour, Heritage of India and Indian Panorama are weeklong pan-India tours. From September to April, Gems of India and Treasures of India would cover 8 journeys respectively, and the rest three would be covering 7 journeys each.
The following is a detailed chart of Maharajas’ Express schedule for the season 2012-13:
Gems of India 17th October; 14th November; 12th December; 9th January; 6th February; 6th March; 3rd and 17th April
Treasures of India 14th October; 11th November; 9th December; 6th January; 3rd February; 3rd and 31st March; 14th April
Indian Splendour 29th September; 27th October; 24th November; 22nd December; 19th January; 16th February; 16th March;
Heritage of India 6th October; 3rd November; 1st and 2nd December; 26th January; 23rd February; 23rd March;
Indian Panorama 20th October; 17th November; 15th December; 12th January; 9th February; 9th March; 6th April
Each of these journeys have been designed with the aim of covering the most popular tourist places in the best possible manner and with the limited time available. To save time, most of the traveling from one destination to another is done overnight. Sightseeing excursions, jungle safaris and other activities are reserved for the day time. The train arrives and departs from either Mumbai or New Delhi – both buzzing metropolis that are easily connected to most parts of the world through air transport This makes it easy for the guests to book flights and arrange for pre or post trip hotel accommodation.
Flagged off in the year 2010, Maharajas’ Express didn’t take much time to come into the global limelight. Owing to its unparalleled amenities that have even surpassed the international standards of hospitality, this luxury train has become one of the most preferred in the world. Its state-of-the-art facilities on board include luxurious sleeping cars, a majestic Presidential Suite spanning over an entire carriage, individual temperature control system in each cabin, modern attached bathroom, round the clock butler service, LCD TV, high-speed internet connectivity, restaurant, bar, lounge, boutique etc.
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