The Maharajas' Express: $2,500 Per Person Per Day for a Train Through India
One of the several luxurious Orient Express trains may have just closed up shop (track?) recently, but that doesn't mean that opulent trains are over and done for; in fact, quite the opposite if we're talking new regions. For instance, India has just welcomed the Maharajas' Express to the Kolkata-Delhi line, a "Palace on Wheels" complete with flat-screen TVs, DVD players, individual temperature controls and WiFi internet.
If you want to do it in grand style, you'll be paying $2,500 per person per day for the presidential suite, which is still nowhere near the size of a suite you'd get at a hotel, but then this one moves from Indian city to Indian city, taking in Gaya, Varanasi, the Bandhavgarh forests, Khajuraho, Agra and Gwalior. There are 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suite Doubles and a Presidential Suite, a panorama car, two dining cars, a bar, and a gift shop to keep you busy and entertained when you don't care to simply look out the window.
We'll venture a guess that the bulk of the train's first passengers are British or Russian, so expect imperial glamor to reign with regard to the interiors of the train. No contemporary modern here.
· Maharajas' Express [Official Site]
· Like a maharaja chug from Kolkata to Delhi [Times of India]
· Orient Express Loses Steam; Finally Calls It Quits [Jaunted]
· Train Travel news [Jaunted]
[Photo: Maharajas' Express]