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Maharajas’ Express

India - Elephants and Roundabouts

Delhi / India / Jaipur / Maharajas’ Express | February 4, 2014

We arrived in Delhi at a very ungodly hour. Once the interminable wait for luggage and passport and visa formalities had been concluded, the first thing that struck me was how busy the arrivals area was – even at 4am! We had a transfer booked to take us to our hotel, and waiting for the car we were struck by how many people (and dogs – not the last animals we would meet on the trip) there were waiting outside.

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The Greatest of Trains

India / Maharajas’ Express / Mumbai | December 5, 2013

I recently returned from discovering the holy grail of trains. A sleeper train which is so comfortable a night’s sleep is as good as in any hotel (well, almost). A sleeper train where a private cabin is big enough to not just swing a cat, but wrestle a tiger and the ensuite facilities are not hidden in a cupboard. A train where the food onboard is some of the best local cuisine you can ever taste.

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Maharajas' Express - The Heritage of India

India / Maharajas’ Express / Mumbai | November 7, 2013

I had heard of the Maharajas’ Express when it was voted the world’s most luxurious train in 2012, and I was recently lucky enough to experience it on a 7 night journey from Mumbai to Delhi, called ‘The Heritage of India’. This was my first visit to India so I had high expectations and I must say, a few presumptions. But more about that later.

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