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Friday, April 05, 2013

Gems of India Tour, Maharajas’ Express

When British tour operator Cox & Kings joined forces with Indian Railways to create the most luxurious train in the world, they spared no expense. Unveiled in 2010, and limited to 88 passengers on each trip, the Maharajas' Express features lavish private suites with marble baths and large panoramic windows to take in the views. On the four-day, three-night Gems of India loop, which starts and ends in Delhi, passengers make stops to visit the resplendent Taj Mahal at Agra, take a tiger safari at Ranthambore National Park, and shop and watch an elephant-polo match in Jaipur. Along the way, passengers can marvel at the Hindu temples, village roads plied by camel carts and rivers lined with fishing boats.
The Gems of India tour is just one of ten scenic train rides I describe in my latest story for Executive Travel. Have a great weekend! 

Posted by Steve Jermanok on 04/05/13 at 12:00 PM
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Maharajas' Express is like a Palace running on Wheels. With its modern amenities, impeccable service and elegant interiors, it's one of the most exclusive ways to explore India's famed golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Picture of Nikhil Chandra Comment by Nikhil Chandra
on 06/05/13 at 06:30 AM

Thanks for sharing, Nikhil!

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 06/05/13 at 11:17 AM

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