Ever imagined how fascinating it would be to pamper oneself by getting treated like the raja maharajas of the golden era of Indian history? Well, one can achieve this experience by opting for India luxury trains voyage. On board one can enjoy the royal facilities and that too traversing through the famous tourist destinations of this colorful country.
The heart winning interiors, delicious cuisines, the lavishness and comfort along with the modern conveniences will definitely leave the travelers astonished as this their chance to discover India in the best possible manner.
Some of the Popular Indian luxury trains are mentioned below.
Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels, India’s best luxurious train, is also one of the most royal trains around the world. The travel enthusiast must try this journey at least once in a lifetime! The Rajasthan tourism department launched this lavish train in collaboration with the Indian Railways to promise a comfortable visit to the travelers. The train covers the three most celebrated states of North India, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The train starts its journey from the Capital of India, Delhi proceeding towards Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and finally to Agra before returning back to Delhi. The onboard facilities include all modern amenities like air-conditioned cabins, barber and parlor facilities, the bar lounge, separate lounge and best dining services. One can choose from Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese food. Khidmatgars- the personal attendants are there for you to serve you in the ethnic Indian manner.
The launch of this luxury train was the collaborative effort of the Indian railways and Ministry of Tourism along with the Maharashtra tourism Development Corporation. This train will take travelers on a weeklong tour of the famous Indian states. The journey begins every Wednesday from Mumbai and returns back to it on the 7th day. During this journey you will visit Mumbai, Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad, Sindhudarg, Kolhapur, Tarkarli, Chanrapur, Wardha and Nasik. Also, you will get a chance to touch the highly popular golden beaches of Goa. This train offers a list of royal facilities. Air conditioned coaches integrated with all modern amenities, library, two restaurants, recreation center, business center, bar and lounge are the major highlights of the Deccan Odyssey.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Launched in the year 2009, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a fresh name added to the list of lavish Indian trains and was introduced by the makers of palace on wheels. Your journey will begin from the Capital Delhi and will take you through various ancient significant states of Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Bharatpur. Afterwards it will continue this sojourn to the ultimate city of Agra- the proud possessor of the emblem of love Taj Mahal and will return back to Delhi. On board, passengers have the access to all the modern facilities one can imagine of. The royally decorated coaches are equipped with features like two restaurants, bar, spa, Wi-Fi connectivity, laundry service etc.
To make the experience of the travelers highly pleasurable, Fairy Queen is yet another luxurious trains India has to offer to its guests. The fact that it is run by the oldest engine in regular operation in India, categorize it as one of the exceptional lavish trains. It begins its journey on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month and is operational from October to March. As it takes the travelers to the famous wildlife sanctuaries of Northern India, it attracts a lot of wildlife lovers to travel through it. The train starts from Delhi and cover the Alwar and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary as a part of its route before coming back to Delhi. On board enjoy the lavish lifestyle along with the delicious cuisines being served to double the excitement of the journey.
The Golden Chariot
This luxurious Indian train gives you a chance to discover the exotic states of southern India within a time span of seven nights and eight days. The train has derived its name from the famous world heritage site in Hampi, the Stone Chariot and begins its journey from Bangalore, continuing to Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Kabini Sanctuary, and Shravanabelagola. Afterwards, it proceed for Belur which is related with 11th century Hoysala architecture, Halebidu, Hampi, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Shravanabelagola and finally to the golden Goa before returning back to the starting point. The creatively designed coaches of chariot are categorized into 11 traveler coaches and 2 dining coaches.