Luxury Trains of India
Tourists from all over the world flock India to take a dig into its diversity and reap the maximum benefit of their vacations. Since India is a huge country, it is equipped with different modes of transport to make commuting from one part to other an easy thing. Indian Railway is one of the largest railway networks of the world and due to being granted with all modern class facilities and luxuries, it has an important role to play in promoting Indian Tourism. The luxury trains of India provide the tourists with royal experience and a golden opportunity to relish the beauty and culture of India. Some of the deluxe trains of India are The Palace on Wheels, The Maharajas’ Express, The Golden Chariot and The Deccan Odyssey.
- Palace on Wheels :- It is the India’s first luxury train which started operating on 26 January, 1982. It was initially started to cater to the royals. The 14 coaches of this deluxe train were designed taking an inspiration from the personal coaches of the Maharajas of Rajputana and Nizams of Hyderabad and Gujarat. In fact, the coaches are named after the princely states of the Rajput times. The coaches are featured with all the best level services like air-conditioned cabins, music, intercom, bar, lounge, library and twin beds. Adding to the desirability of the train are two restaurants namely “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” casting the architectural ambience of Rajasthan. One can enjoy cuisines like Indian, Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese here. You can pass through Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Udaipur and Chittorgarh. The eight day royal style tour initiates from the national capital Delhi and culminates in the ancient city of Agra, passing through the vibrant alleys of Rajasthan.
- Golden Chariot :- This luxury train lets the visitors explore the marvels of South India. The train has been designed based on the architectural styles of the dynasties of Karnataka. The purple and golden coaches of the train are named after the rulers which used to rule Karnataka. Besides the restaurants and cabins, the train includes a conference coach, a gym coach, a lounge bar coach named as Madira. Tourists can travel in this train choosing one of the two options available. One package offered is of 7 nights/8 days while other tour spans of 6 nights/7 days. During the tour, the destinations of Kabini, Bangalore, Goa, Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola, Mysore, Bandipur, Hassan, Hampi, Badami, Hospet and Pattadakal.
- Maharajas’ Express:- Justifying its name, this most expensive train treats its guests with all the five star facilities. This train lures maximum no. of tourists due to being awarded as the “Asia’s leading luxury train” for consequent two years. The magnificence and opulence of the palaces of the Maharajas grace the interiors of the train. The bedroom cabins features twin beds available in 4 different types. Mayor Mahal and Rang Mahal are the best spots to satiate the hungry tummies. Keeping in consideration the relaxation and comfort of the travelers, coaches like Safari Bar, Treasure Chest and Rajah Club are also adding to the charm of the train. The available services in the train include scenic windows, LCD TVs, internet, etc. The tours offered in this train are Golden Triangle Tour and three other Indian Trips.
- Deccan Odyssey:- This luxury train can be your pick if you desire to travel across Central and South India. Draped in the colors of blue and golden and full of Marathi motifs , this train has been forged taking into account the culture of Maharashtra. This train was initiated to promote the tourism of Maharashtra and is run by MTDC and Indian Railways. Out of the twenty one coaches of the train, ten coaches cater to the luxurious needs of travelers such as bar, health spa, conference cart, etc. Touring across India can be delight for the shopaholics in this train as it allows them to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs as well. The train journey commences from Mumbai, passing through Goa, Kolhapur, Ellora Caves, Chandrapur, Aurangabad, Ajanta Caves, Nashik, Sindhudurg Nagari and reverts back to Mumbai.
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Experience the royalty riding in these luxurious trains and capitalize on your vacations availing all the five star facilities during your India Tour.