The Maharajahas’ Express graces Goa with its ‘Southern Jewels’


For the first time, the world’s most beautiful luxury train The Maharajas’ Express will grace Goan shores. From the yard of the Indian Railways (IRCTC), this Express train oozes opulence and elegance. It relives the era of the Maharajahs when elegance,  red carpets, and high tea were the order of the day. On the 1st of July, 2017 the Maharajas’ Express will leave Trivandrum on its maiden journey along the Konkan coast through Goa.

“The luxury tour, aimed at the premium segment, will commence from Trivandrum on July 1 and culminate in Mumbai on July 8,” IRCTC Group General Manager S.S. Jagannathan said, according to Mumbai Mirror.

Accommodating about 88 guests, the 23-coach Maharajas’ Express, is well equipped with state-of-the-art amenities such as Wi-Fi in rooms, plasma TVs with satellite channels, DVD players and individual climate control ensuring premium luxury that even the maharajas would envy.

There are 14 passenger cabins aboard the Maharajas’ Express; 5 deluxe cabins, 6 junior suites, 2 suites, and the majestic presidential suite. All the cabins come equipped with either twin beds or a double bed along with direct-dial phones. (


Boarding at Trivandrum, the train takes you on an 8-day journey through some of the most coveted tourist spots in Southern India.

A new addition, ‘The Southern Jewels’ will course through Chettinad, Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram, Mysore, Hampi, via Goa to Mumbai along the Konkan coast. Some of the highlights of this tour are the magnificent mansions of Chettinad, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, splendid ruins of Hampi, the grandeur of the Mysore Palace, wonderful churches of Old Goa, and meals at special venues.

Rajah Lounge

With your very own butler to pamper you, the train comes with world-class fine-dining restaurants the Mayur Mahal (Peacock Restaurant) and Rang Mahal (Haveli) that serve an eclectic mix of delectable cuisines in a relaxing ambiance. To complement the delectable gourmet, the Safari Bar comes well stocked with a variety of finest labels of wines and spirits from around the world. One can relax and rejuvenate at the Rajah Club with en-suite bar equipped with games tables and club armchairs to pamper the guests in a laid-back atmosphere.

Transportation comes complimentary for off train excursions at each destination. During the off-train excursions, you will be accompanied by professional English speaking guides or on prior request for a special language. Telephone facilities and much more.

So get your marriage on track! Take your wedding vows aboard a luxury train or celebrate with loved ones on ‘The Maharajas’ Express’.

Information and Picture Credit: Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd., The Better India