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Maharajas' Express: India's new luxury train is steaming

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This hotel-on-wheels boasts seven stars. The price tag boasts 12
Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express
Breakfast here, my dear? The Peacock Restaurant is one of two fine dining carriages on board.

If you want aboard the Maharajas' Express, India's new seven-star luxury train which toots off on its inaugural journey from CST Station on January 9, 2010, be prepared for exclusive pricing and, by extension, some very select company.

Needless to say, there's no coach class here. Four carriages include the presidential suite ($2,500), a regular suite ($1,400), a deluxe cabin ($900) and a junior suite ($800), on routes from Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi. Tour details here.

For the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation's massive leap into the lap of luxury, they've got partner Cox & Kings to hold their hands all the way from Mumbai to Delhi via Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore and Agra and back on the train's maiden journey, returning to Mumbai January 17th. Download their beautiful brochure here.