Experience Royalty at its Best in Luxury Trains While Chugging through Spectacular Landscapes
The most exotic way to explore Indian cities is by travelling in luxury trains. They take you to an era of royalty and splendor. The astounding interiors, royal ambience and lavish spread of delicacies let you explore the rich cultural heritage in the lap of luxury. It will unquestionably be a one of its kind experience that you will cherish forever.
So, glam up your vacations by taking an incredible journey in any of these luxury trains and discover the different facets of India’s culture.
Palace On Wheels
If you are planning a super luxurious trip to Rajasthan, this is a must-try. “Palace On Wheels”, India’s first pan-country luxury train, is apparently world’s 4th best luxury train. The splendid looking train has 14 salons named after provinces of Rajasthan, two restaurants, Maharaja Restaurant and Maharani Restaurant, an exotic bar, Spa, Live TV, internet connectivity, music and much more. The train recreates the bygone epoch of royal palaces with the use of paintings, handicrafts and courteous hospitality by the staff.
Cost: 50,000 to 5 lakh per person per Journey approx
Duration: 8 To 13 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi-Jaipur- Udaipur- Swai Madhopur- Chittorgarh- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Bharatpur- Agra-Delhi.
The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is luxury at its best. You will not only get to visit some stunning offbeat destinations of South India, you will experience the heritage of South Indian culture through the train’s decor. The train will also take you to the most exotic natural landscapes of south India.
The royal itinerary has 19 coaches, coloured purple and gold, with two restaurants, a lounge bar, conference room, and gym and spa facilities. The super luxury train was named after the renowned ‘Stone Chariot’ of Hampi.
Cost: 25 to 50 Thousand per person per Journey approx
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Bangalore – Mysore – Hampi – Belur – Kabini – Badami – Goa – Bangalore
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Experience the land of royal splendor with The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. The luxury tourist train run by RTDC is equipped with facilities like super deluxe rooms, restaurants, bar, board room, fitness center, spa, salons and enabled Wi-Fi. Nothing can be more blissful than visiting the sands of desert and the most majestic palaces, in a luxurious royal style. The magnificent interiors, sumptuous meals and personalised attention will leave you totally rejuvenated.
Cost: 50 to 80 Thousand per person per Journey
Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: New Delhi- Jodhpur- Udaipur- Chittorgarh- Sawai Madhopur- Jaipur- Khajuraho- Varanasi- Agra- New Delhi.
The Deccan Odyssey
Travelling in the Deccan Odyssey will undeniably be a once in a lifetime experience. Run by Maharashtra MTDC and Indian railway, it is a 5-star hotel on wheels that covers the heritage site of Maharashtra. It has total of 21 luxury coaches equipped with restaurants and a bar, a sauna, business center and nternet connectivity. Here is your chance to enjoy the heritage sites of Maharashtra and beautiful beaches in Goa in a super magnificent manner.
Cost: 3 to 8 lakh per person per Journey
Duration: 7 Nights/8 Days
Destination Covered: Mumbai-Ajanta & Ellora Caves-Udaipur Lake City-Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve-Pink city of Jaipur – Taj Mahal at agra -Delhi
The Maharajas Express
Live like a Maharaja for 8 days by travelling in the most luxurious Maharaja Express. A joint venture of IRCTC and travel agency Cox and Kings India it is one of the newest luxury trains in India, equipped with world class facilities including large dining, bar, lounge, generator, LCD TVs, direct dial phone, internet, individual temperature controls and in suite bathroom. T
Cost: 2.75 to 10 lakh per person per Journey
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations Covered: Mumbai – Vadodara – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi
(Image Credits: Indiatimes, Flickr)