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The Luxury Train of India - Maharaja Express

Maharajas' Express is the latest luxury train to be introduced in India. Maharaja Express, owned by IRCTC and dubbed India's equivalent to the Orient Express of Europe, is one of the leading luxury trains in the world. This Indian luxury train offers a royal ride and features state of the art amenities like Wi-Fi internet, Plasma TVs, DVD players and individual climate control. 

Operating since January 2010, Maharajas’ Express is the newest luxury train of Indian Railways and easily one of the most expensive one in Asia. For 8 days this pan Indian train takes guests on a ride across the best and the most prominent destinations of the country - Taj Mahal, the Khajuraho temples, wildlife environs of Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri and the holy bathing Ghats of Varanasi. The cheapest rate per person per day is a whopping US$ 800 for a Deluxe cabin. The next two slabs are US$ 900 and US$ 1,400. And the Presidential Suite comes for US$ 2,500. 

The Maharajas' Express | The Luxury Train of India
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This train is a joint venture between Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Cox and Kings India Ltd. The tour is being promoted as 'Luxury travel like no other' and not without reason. The Maharajas' Express will have 88 passengers (a normal III AC coach packs in 72) living in suites fit for a prince. All food and drinks are complimentary. Text Source — Ffoxnews24x7 official website — The Maharajas

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Wazuka Green Tea Farms, Japan

Wazuka is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto prefecture, Japan. Surrounded by mountains and crossed by a river, it is not only a place of picturesque scenery, but is also renowned as a premium region for producing Japanese green tea. Wazuka is home to roughly 300 tea growing families. The area was selected in the Kamakura period (1192 – 1333) for tea production and has enjoyed an 800-year history as one of the main production areas of Ujicha. Today, while Ujicha comprises only 3% of the tea produced in Japan, it enjoys royal status as one of the most highly prized and respected teas in the country. Also a considerable crop of rice is produced among other agricultural products.

Tea garden in Wazuka, Kyoto
Tea garden in Wazuka, Kyoto. Image credit Ryoichi Matoba

Wazuka's band of top tea farmers known as the Yukichaken and the local community are in cooperation with NICE one of the major volunteer program companies and hold together the biggest annual work camp at the end of August lasting 2 weeks. The program is open to about 12 foreigners per year and an equal number of Japanese work campers.

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