India is a land of contrasts and versatility. For an avid traveler, there is too much that our beloved country India offers. To encourage the tourism sector, The government of India keeps on introducing various schemes from time to time. There are plans to run 75 new Vande Bharat trains to connect all parts of India. Similarly, the GOI is serious about luxury train travel too. The recently launched Shri Ramayana express luxury train travel is one such fine example. Shri Ramayana express train route includes Ayodhya, Nandigram, Janakpur, Sitamarhi, Kashi, Prayag, Shringverpur, Chitrakoot, Nashik, Hampi, and Rameshwaram. The train will take the travelers to all the main religious sites related to Lord Shri Ram.
Luxury train services are something that is breathtaking, luxurious, and an adventure of its own kind. Luxury rail journeys have come a long way in India since the introduction of the Palace on Wheels train in 1982. Who would not want to spend a few days of luxury, touring a country known for natural beauty, age-old traditions, and culture?
Not everyone can afford a luxury train journey. If you can afford one, try it at least once in your life. The royal treatment provided by these luxury trains is something that is bound to amaze you and will etch in your memory for a lifetime.
Relishing cuisines, humble and fine service, feeling of being treated like royalty, it’s an experience you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
Palace on wheels
India Tour on Palace on Wheels is a perfect idea for those who are looking for a combination of royalty and luxury. It is the most famous among all the luxury trains. It offers a 7 nights/8 days tour to wonderful destinations such as Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore National Park, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, and Agra. It starts from Delhi and returns to it after covering the attractions of the above destinations. These destinations are the best of any Indian tour as they somehow narrate the story of the glorious past of the country. The cities of the royal state of Rajasthan are special because of the monuments and forts which are ancient and the best of Rajput architecture. Agra, the famous city which houses the wondrous wonder, the Taj Mahal, Delhi, the national capital of the country, all the destinations are special and the vibes of royal treatment are also mind-blowing.
The Golden Chariot
A fabulous attraction of South India, the Golden Chariot takes you to the wondrous destinations of Karnataka and Goa. It also offers 7 nights/ 8 days tour and covers destinations like Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace, Nagarhole National Park, Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, and the overwhelming beaches of Goa. Pride of the South introduces you to some of the most spectacular destinations in Karnataka. This remarkable journey will surely create everlasting memories for you. The entire train is drenched in luxury and is reminiscent of the bygone royal era. Hence, if you want to treat your mind, body and soul with the charms and splendor of Karnataka coupled with the golden beaches of Goa don’t wait simply book a ticket on the Golden Chariot and feel like a king.
The Indian Maharaja (Maharajas’ Express)
A 7 night/8 day journey on board this Indian luxury train traverses the course of some of the most mesmerizing terrains in India. Interiors drenched in the splendor of a bygone era, elegant décor, rich tapestry and gracious service characterize an unforgettable voyage in the lap of supreme luxury and pampering. It is the luxury train that would definitely amaze you. Offering four tour itineraries touching different themes, this train promises you a life-time experience. Its four itineraries are named Celestial India, Classical India, Royal India, and Princely India.
Royal Rajasthan on wheels
The Royal Rajasthan on wheels gives a tourist the best form of luxury tour in a hotel-like train, which travels to Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra, and Jaisalmer. The tour in these trains gives a chance to explore the history of the Indian states and the legacy of the Rajasthan soil. The magic of the splendid journey to the land of kings, majestic forts, incredible palaces, temple towns, diverse cultures, and varied landscapes starts from Delhi. Discover the adventurous escapades to the wilds of Ranthambore, visit the magical destination of Udaipur, perceive the intriguing sagas of forts and palaces of Jaipur, glimpse the art and sculpture of the temple of Khajuraho, on to the spiritual experiences at Varanasi and see the wonder of the world at Agra. The train has two restaurants namely ‘Swarna Mahal’ and ‘Sheesh Mahal’. These restaurants offer you mouth-watering delicacies ranging from ethnic Rajasthani, Indian, Continental, and Chinese Cuisines. Everything on the train gives you a chance to feel elegance and royalty.
Deccan odyssey gives one an opportunity to explore the states of Maharashtra and Goa. From the rich culture and history of the Maharashtrian life to the best of Goan life, in one week one can see time flying away as the trip is so much exciting and thrilling. Deccan Odyssey India takes its guests on a journey to the royal days of the yore. Traversing through the hills, plains, and beaches, shows you the best of Maharashtra in the most delicate manner. Witness varied colors of lifestyle, natural wonder, and man-made marvels in a tour to India in the most lucrative train journey with Deccan Odyssey India. You can view the Gothic buildings, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, this Indian luxury train traverses through the sunbathed beaches of Goa, mysterious caves of Ajanta & Ellora, the ancient city of Nasik, and a host of other forts and palaces in the kingdom of courageous Shivaji.
The Royal Orient train
The journey by the Royal orient train is a rare delight. It is an experience that takes you back to the times of Rajas and Maharajas. As you embark on your journey by the Royal Orient train, you get to explore two of the most fascinating and culturally rich states of India, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. The journey by the Royal Orient train is a memorable experience as you get to see different facets of Indian culture. There are multi-cuisine restaurants that offer you the dishes of your choice. The Royal Orient train also has a bar on board. And if you are a book lover and passionate about reading, there’s a library on the Royal Orient train to pass off time in your favorite way.
The Fairy Queen train was rolled out for the first time, for East Indian Railway, in the year 1855. The engine of the Fairy Queen train is the oldest working engine in the world. Considering the heritage importance of the Fairy Queen, it has been started again, once a month, from October to February. The Fairy Queen train relives the history, culture, and heritage of the places, which fall in its way. Taking around 50 passengers, the Fairy Queen train tour is a journey of a lifetime, from Delhi to Alwar. The train stops at every major destination and the ambiance inside the fairy Queen makes you feel like a Maharaja as you take on the royal journey. The Fairy Queen reaches the picturesque town of Alwar in Rajasthan the same day, from where you are taken to the Sariska Tiger Reserve for an overnight stay.
If you are a travel-junkie and the next time, think of doing a little different, give one of the above luxury trains of India a chance. We are certain it will be a pleasant journey you will never forget for the rest of your life!