Obama in India: Will he accept an invite to travel the ultra-luxury Maharajas’ Express to Agra?

By Staff  www.firstpost.com

The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation has formally invited US President Barack Obama to travel on the $3000-a night ultra-luxury Maharajas’ Express to Agra along with his family.

According to a report in the Economic Times, IRCTC Chairman and MD AK Manocha had said that the invitation had been sent to Obama through the proper channels after taking clearance from the Prime Minister’s Office.

“We sent the invite over a week ago. Though we haven’t heard from the US authorities, we still have hopes. The invite has not been rejected. He is expected to travel to Agra on January 27 and the ideal thing would be to travel royalty style on the Maharajas’ Express. If there is a time constraint, he is welcome to take a short ride around Delhi or even come aboard for a meal,” Manocha told Economic Times.

Each guest cabin in the train is equipped with spacious wardobes, and free Wi-Fi. Live television and CCTV cameras are installed in all public areas, and other facilities include a Direct International dial telephone facility, attached bathrooms, and a mini-bar.

The Express also offers gourmet dining which includes lactose free meals, kosher meals, an ovo Lacto Veg Meal, gluten free meals, jain and vegan meals, and non-veg meals. Other highlights include royalty-style furnished suites as well as recreational activities and a treasure Chest, a high end boutique where you can shop for gifts and souvenirs. In addition smoke alarms, mini pantries with a round the clock paramedic and valet service is also available. More info

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