MOYATNothing was too good for the Maharaja of Behar. His journeys on the Orient Express were an endless spectacle that dazzled the European elites, and his outrageous demands are the stuff of railway legend. Whether he was headed for the Pera Palace hotel or an international conference in London, the Maharaja brought his full retinue aboard with him. Before the journey began, he had his entire carriage redecorated in the purest Indian style to make them all feel at home, and he fuelled the wildest speculation by insisting that the curtains remain closed throughout the journey.

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