Cassian Baliarsingh

All of us have travelled in train. Although, there is a lot of chaos, many of us still prefer to travel by train because it is still a cheaper and safer mode of transport. But, it seems like trains are no longer a cheaper mode of transport. 

Reason is this train- Maharajas' Express. Operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), it costs a whopping Rs 19 lakh to travel. This express offers a luxury train travel experience.

The official website of Maharajas' Express states, "The Maharajas' Express recreates that exclusive experience for its guests. An opportunity to travel in this one-of-a-kind train, being served by friendly butlers while visiting India's most splendid tourist attractions in all their glory, would appeal to any individual."

On this train, a traveller may select one of four routes -- The Indian Panaroma, Treasures of India, The Indian Splendour and The Heritage of India. The travel journey is for 7 days and the cost is a whopping Rs 19 lakh.

An Instagram user, Kushagra shared a video of one of the presidential suites of Maharajas’ Express that has been going viral now. The suite is about the size of a single railway coach and includes a bathroom with shower, eating spaces and two master bedrooms. 

Additionally, there is a dedicated butler service, complimentary mini bar, air conditioning and cutting-edge amenities including Wi-Fi Internet, Live Television and DVD players among many others.

Sharing the video, Kushagra wrote, “Have you ever seen this Most Expensive ticket coach of the Indian Railways?"

However, users weren’t too happy with the high price and a user wrote, “I'll prefer buying a property for that rate," while another wrote, “In this amount, I can visit New York City or any country abroad. Even then I'll save money.”