The Maharajas’ Express, the world’s most luxurious train with unmatched grandeur and facilities, has entered into an agreement with Amex Cards offering special privileges to its cardholders in an attempt to promote the train among the affluent Indian market.
The Indian nationals booking the Maharajas’ Express directly on the train’s official website www.the-maharajas.com using an Amex Centurion or Platinum Credit Card will be allowed one pre- or post-night hotel stay either in Delhi or Mumbai depending upon the journey they choose.
They will also be offered vouchers worth USD 250 which they need to spend on the train on optional excursions and shopping at the in-house boutique.
The offer is valid for the season 2016-17.
The 23-coach Maharajas’ Express, a signature product of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), currently runs on five routes with choices of 7 Nights/8 Days and 3 Nights/4 Days itineraries. The itineraries cover destinations like Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor, Ajanta, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.
The train, which began its inaugural journey in 2010, is a winner of the coveted Leading Luxury Train of the World Award for four years on the trot, and is in the league of leading luxury trains of the world, including the Royal Scotsman and the Eastern and Oriental Express. It is also a notch higher in several aspects — the menus, the cabin experience, the excursions and the events organised for guests. The train has state of the art features with in-room temperature control, on-board water filtration plant, spacious cabin sizes, two bar-cum-lounges, two restaurants and an on-board team to cater to expectations of guests from across the world.